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Old 12-03-05, 11:52 AM
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One of the best things I've read...

...about bicycling. I am not a Rivendell groupie, but sometimes Grant Peterson really hits the nail on the head, philosphy-wise.

How To Ride A Bike Forever
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Old 12-03-05, 12:40 PM
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nice little read
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Old 12-03-05, 01:24 PM
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Yes, that's pretty close to my philosophy. Want my bike and riding style to fit like a nice pair of shoes that are broken in and comfortable. Some of the new latest, greatest stuff is probably worth it, but I never want to lose sight of the big picture.
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Love it! My cycling logs are my jeans falling off my hips. I disagree with the 10 minute ride, lets call it a whole hour.
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Old 12-03-05, 04:30 PM
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Man I agree with alot of the things Grant did back in his Bridgestone days. I can't beleive the attention this guy is getting for selling retro steel japanese and custom frames. Anybody in the biz that was in it back in those days (late 70's through 86) probably still has the same personal connections that Grant has at those factories. "IF" the Rivendell sales numbers do rise, it won't be long until everybody and there brother has three price points in retro steel. The car industry does it and the bike biz will too. The PT Cruisers been a hit but Ford cancelled the T-bird and took a $$$$ beating. I think it's a small market. There are alot of us between 43-55 that rode like maniacs back in those days on steel. We raised our families and that took a lot of us out of the cyclling picture for a decade and a half. Will we all be jumping back in and buying what we rode back then or what will seem comfortable for us today? We can only wait and see. All I know for sure is that without a bottom line in this business you are only talked about as past tense.
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I agree with not using a computer. Never had one yet but I'd probably like one to log a long touring trip just to say I covered X miles.
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Originally Posted by thebankman
I agree with not using a computer. Never had one yet but I'd probably like one to log a long touring trip just to say I covered X miles.
I have this really snazzy Polar S720i HRM / Bike Computer thingie. It measures cadence too, saves all the data from the ride and then you can download it to a PC and analyze it all with the supplied software.

I have the wireless speed and cadence sensors mounted on my bike, but haven't used the thing in months. I've discovered I don't *care* how fast I'm going or how far I went or what my cadence or heart rate are. Lately, I just ride.

I think I'll package it up and put it on EBay.
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I also agree with not using a computer.........except on my touring bike.
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