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Old 07-05-04, 08:11 PM
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OK, I'm a little intimidated

I only average about 10-15 miles a day or so - sometimes on an indoor bike (the weather in the Northeast doesn't always co-operate). You all seem very professional here, but very nice too. Is this really the place for a 230 pound balding ex-pat English chap???


I should mention that I've just finished a bottle of sauvignon blanc so i may be just being a big old softie
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Old 07-05-04, 08:21 PM
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I should dig a hole and bury my head in then....
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Old 07-05-04, 08:27 PM
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Hi,
there's always room at the table here. I weigh more than you, and I'm prob older. But I have been adding few miles here and there for a couple years now. Did 43 miles yesterday. Didn't touch the bike today though...... You can accomplish a lot with a little patience.
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Old 07-05-04, 08:31 PM
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This IS the place for you, Moon. I'd love to have the time to go 10-15 miles every day. I'm lucky to get in 2 rides a week. Vacation is only a week away, so I'll get in some more saddle time then. Anyway, the important thing is that you're riding and enjoying it. We're not all Lance - even if you're only averaging 5 mph, you ARE out there. Don't be intimidated. Ride at your own pace and mileage. You know what feels best for you.
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Old 07-05-04, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by moonsafari
I only average about 10-15 miles a day or so - sometimes on an indoor bike
You must have a big house.

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You all seem very professional here, but very nice too.
Don't go to the politics & religion forum then.


Originally Posted by moonsafari
Is this really the place for a 230 pound balding ex-pat English chap???
A man after my own heart.


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I should mention that I've just finished a bottle of sauvignon blanc so i may be just being a big old softie
You'll definitely fit right in then.
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Old 07-05-04, 11:46 PM
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You'll be fine here
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Originally Posted by moonsafari
I should mention that I've just finished a bottle of sauvignon blanc so i may be just being a big old softie
You can only stay if you share the sauvignon.

Seriously... this place has everything from 8% body fat, hard core racer types to 230 lb balding ex-pat English chaps... and everything in between (which is where I fall, I think).

Welcome!
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Old 07-05-04, 11:57 PM
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If I belong here you definately belong here
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Originally Posted by Smaug
You can only stay if you share the sauvignon.

Seriously... this place has everything from 8% body fat, hard core racer types to 230 lb balding ex-pat English chaps... and everything in between (which is where I fall, I think).

Welcome!
Well, there is a current discussion about a potential 450 lb rider, and our oldest known member is 83, so you are just a skinny young thing!

Enjoy.
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Old 07-06-04, 06:59 AM
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g'day moonsafari ...

welcome

tell us about your bike ....

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Old 07-06-04, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by moonsafari
I only average about 10-15 miles a day or so - sometimes on an indoor bike (the weather in the Northeast doesn't always co-operate). You all seem very professional here, but very nice too. Is this really the place for a 230 pound balding ex-pat English chap???


I should mention that I've just finished a bottle of sauvignon blanc so i may be just being a big old softie
Lemme see... 90kg, so about 200 lbs. not balding yet, but getting pretty thin on top. Ex-pat. English. Well hell, I seem to fit the criteria, and I haven't been ostracized (yet). Welcome!

(what, no chardonnay?)
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Old 07-06-04, 02:38 PM
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I am also "a 230 pound balding ex-pat English chap" and I find this a very comfortable place to visit when I am not riding. What bike do you ride and what type of riding?
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Old 07-06-04, 04:17 PM
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I have to ask...

what is "ex-pat"?
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Old 07-06-04, 04:55 PM
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Scrawny white guy\ big legs who rides real fast, drinking cheap Italian house (white).

Glad to have you abroad. My alter ego in real life is a nice quiet guy.

>jef.
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Old 07-06-04, 05:28 PM
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I ride 6-10 miles 3-4 days a week. I ride pretty hard though. Weather down south has been nasty also. Added to my misery is a pulled pec muscle and Heat.
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Old 07-07-04, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by forum*rider
I have to ask...

what is "ex-pat"?
ex-patriate. Somebody living outside their home country. I've only really known the term used with reference to Englishmen living abroad, but I guess the term applies generally to all people.
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OK, i was being silly wasn't I

I ride (what the shop described as ) a hybrid - it;s a Specialized expedition. I do local roads, often down to the ocean (well, Long Island Sound anyway).

And it wasn;t Itlaian - it was South African sauvignon blanc and it was excellent!
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Old 07-08-04, 06:46 AM
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Clydesdales rule!
230 is sooOooOOo lightweight.
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