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Old 02-25-20, 02:03 PM
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Which forum is this again?

People are certainly free to post about whatever they like here in the 42, but it is a little amusing to see all of the recent posts, questions, and commentary about gravel, sidewalk, and off-road riding...
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Old 02-25-20, 02:10 PM
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What's the 42?
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Old 02-25-20, 02:13 PM
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I see a lot of questions about bike shoes, shifting systems, training and power meters, frame materials, etc. Threads about gravel make sense here because gravel roads are roads, and this is the road forum. There's a different forum on this site for racing, there's some overlap with road cycling generally but it's not 100%.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
What's the 42?
I might have gotten the number wrong... there used to be a two-digit number attached to the road cycling forum that people referred to it as - the reason, I think, is from ancient forum history; not sure if there used to be a numbering system for the bike forum topics, or if it was some insider-thing.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
What's the 42?
The 42 is the new, more inclusive version of the 41, incorporating gravel and sidewalk cycling.

Apparently.

To the amusement of some.
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Old 02-25-20, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
The 42 is the new, more inclusive version of the 41, incorporating gravel and sidewalk cycling.

Apparently.

To the amusement of some.
LMAO Well, it's one better, isn't it? Hilarious day, which I've been needing...
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
the 41
"Ask your non-racing road cycling questions here"
The 41 refugee thread

The "41"

41 is not anymore :(

The 41
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Old 02-25-20, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
"Ask your non-racing road cycling questions here"
The 41 refugee thread

The "41"

41 is not anymore :(

The 41
I knew all of this several years ago... I spend too much mental hard drive space remembering passwords and recipes (computer nerd and professional chef).
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We cyclists follow trends like 13-17 year old girls. Someone says “gravel” and we say how much and where should I spread it (gross). Remember fat bikes? Me neither. But my point is we’re lemmings. We only question the “man” when he insists on selling us disc brakes. We don’t question the man about gravel.

I mean sometimes at a gravel event there’s beer! Have you ever!?!?

A gravel post is certainly more enjoyable than one where some sleeve napkin shut in complains that people spend too much money on *insert current old guy blabber about the price of -bar tape -chains -tubes -sunglasses -carbon frames blah blah blah...get off my steel is real lawn* and more interesting as well. For some.

Takes all kinds. Even the guys who think riding on gravel makes them some sort of superhero. I see you Batman riding the same surface I rode my Hutch Pro Raider on....35 years ago...like you just invented it.


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This is a great place to learn jargon and get ideas on new things to try. I remember bewilderment when I first heard about single tracks and thought it was a one song on my cassette player. Then I saw a video and realized it was a retirement plan for orthopedists.
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I knew all of this several years ago... I spend too much mental hard drive space remembering passwords and recipes (computer nerd and professional chef).
The night of my 40th birthday, an evil brain surgeon broke in, removed some gray matter, and now I can't remember where I put my keys or what I had for breakfast.
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
The 42 is the new, more inclusive version of the 41, incorporating gravel and sidewalk cycling.

Apparently.

To the amusement of some.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Sadly, this new spirit of inclusivity still does not embrace those of us -- like me -- who do our road cycling on flat-earth bar road bikes. Gravel and sidewalks are welcome, so some social progress, but still a lot of work to do.

Perhaps I should lobby for a '43'? Or is that going just a step too far?
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This is the place for topics like this!
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If you like gravel riding there’s a separate gravel forum. Those who don’t like riding gravel post about it here in the road forum for some reason.

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If you like gravel riding there’s a separate gravel forum. Those who don’t like riding gravel post about it here in the road form For some reason.
Honestly, I think the problem is that now gravel bikes can be seen as the 'one bike' -- good for road or off-road with a tire change, or that half of a 'gravel ride' includes the pavement ride to get to the gravel or back home from the end of the gravel.
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People are certainly free to post about whatever they like here in the 42, but it is a little amusing to see all of the recent posts, questions, and commentary about gravel, sidewalk, and off-road riding...
Gravel bikes are pimped out road bikes, no?
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Someone needs to give the OP the 411 on the 41.
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Gravel bikes are pimped out road bikes, no?
And gravel roads are roads
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Today a group in my area did 80 miles, 7k. At least half the miles & most of the climbing on dirt- not bad for a Monday...

Wouldn't kick them off the (former) 41.
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Originally Posted by aplcr0331 View Post
sleeve napkin
a what?

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This is a great place to learn jargon
Guess so
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
a what?

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Excuse me. Excuse me. Please step away from you internet connected device and go ride your (insert style here) bike.
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Now it's a 41 thread.
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