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In Memory of My Old Steed

Old 05-15-15, 04:26 PM
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In Memory of My Old Steed

Did my first metric century ride this year today, and I had to stop and take a picture of my new bike at a place I remembered my old bike at.

In memory of Raven (Fuji Altamira), & my new steed Laya (Lapierre Xelius)
Lost Raven to a pickup that passed me and took a right hand turn, thinking bikes couldn't move?

More than 10k miles told me Raven was a fine ride that's VERY stiff at the BB, and lively! I probably only have 500 miles on Layla so far, but she's told me that she's a smooth one for a TdF frame, and very confident in a turn!
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Steed generally refers to male horses, yet you refer to your bikes as females. Explain yourself. Now!
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Steed generally refers to male horses, yet you refer to your bikes as females. Explain yourself. Now!
Sorry, I was using that noun as its first definition in the dictionary: A horse, especially a high-spirited one. ("Steed")

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Originally Posted by IcySmooth52 View Post
Sorry, I was using that noun as its first definition in the dictionary: A horse, especially a high-spirited one. ("Steed")

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Yes, but steed (steda, stallion, stud) generally refers to a male. Were your bikes born male and just feel like females? I mean that's cool, it's 2015 and stuff.
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yes, but steed (steda, stallion, stud) generally refers to a male. Were your bikes born male and just feel like females? I mean that's cool, it's 2015 and stuff.
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Originally Posted by IcySmooth52 View Post
Sorry, I was using that noun as its first definition in the dictionary: A horse, especially a high-spirited one. ("Steed")

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Never, NEVER EVER, apologies on the Road Forum. Big mistake, Huge!


BTW, congrats on the new ride. Hope the jerk in the pick up paid for it.
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Originally Posted by roccobike View Post
Never, NEVER EVER, apologies on the Road Forum. Big mistake, Huge!
There was extreme satire in my response. The one I "apologized" to should've said touché when I gave him a reference that the noun Steed has no gender in its most common use. He was just to lazy to.
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BTW, congrats on the new ride. Hope the jerk in the pick up paid for it.
Thanks. He did, and even apologized on the scene for being at fault. Now Layla has to live up to Raven.
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