Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

The Meaning of Life

Old 02-04-06, 04:58 PM
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The Meaning of Life

Does anyone ever worry that life would have no meaning without the thrill of climb, descend, pursuit. Repeat.
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That's why God invented mountaineering....gives ya something to do without a bicycle.
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If unable to ride, I think most BF members would be perfectly content to simply assemble and disassemble their bikes.


Not me, but most.
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I could simply sit back and watch this instead....

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Movies are for saps and obese slugs. This is not fitting behavior for members of BF.
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Originally Posted by EventServices
If unable to ride, I think most BF members would be perfectly content to simply assemble and disassemble their bikes.


Not me, but most.
What's funny is when some of those weight weenies weigh their bikes without pedals. It's almost as if they never really thought of riding the thing.
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Old 02-04-06, 06:23 PM
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What's funny is when some of those weight weenies weigh their bikes without pedals. It's almost as if they never really thought of riding the thing.
Very true. Obsession with weight is their excuse for being bad technique, speed and fitness. It's not time to go back to the penny farthing, but Merckx managed it without all this new nonsense.
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Very true. Obsession with weight is their excuse for being bad technique, speed and fitness. It's not time to go back to the penny farthing, but Merckx managed it without all this new nonsense.
Some of the original TDF riders would think even Merckx is a wuss for having all those gears. I guess it's all a matter of perspective.
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Headwinds can be just as brutal - and on a loop, you get it all - headwinds, crosswinds, & tailwinds for dessert.
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