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Are any of the roadies here also smokers?

Old 06-04-08, 07:46 AM
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Are any of the roadies here also smokers?

Cigarettes you stoners.

Come on now, 'fess up.

Inquiring roadies want to know.

Not FORMER smokers now. SMOKERS.



Like our future President I mean.
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he's on nicorettes now.
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Good grief no.

When you start at age 8 racing bikes, it's pretty much drilled in to you from day 1 not to do that. Smoke and you were off the team, no questions asked, no chance for redemption. Regardless of what your "friends" did.

That, and 10 of the last 11 people in my family that have died, did so from cancer.
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Totally forgot who posted this picture of their coach:



Frankly I find the image completely offensive. What a terrible influence on young ones. I mean really what self respecting cyclist would ever read "Bicycling"
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Originally Posted by roadwarrior
Good grief no.
You bicycle industry guys can never follow instructions.
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Originally Posted by roadwarrior
Good grief no.

When you start at age 8 racing bikes, it's pretty much drilled in to you from day 1 not to do that. Smoke and you were off the team, no questions asked, no chance for redemption. Regardless of what your "friends" did.

That, and 10 of the last 11 people in my family that have died, did so from cancer.
that never stopped eddy.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
Cigarettes you stoners.

Come on now, 'fess up.

Inquiring roadies want to know.

Not FORMER smokers now. SMOKERS.



Like our future President I mean.
Have to admit he will be the coolest president ever.

Can't imagine how you could smoke and still bike, and that's coming from a reformed smoker. I drink my share of the brews though, so no judgments.
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Get enough beer in me and I'll burn one down.
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I don't smoke but a couple of my roadie friends do.
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If I throw back a few beers and/or shots, I'll have a cigarette or three over the course of the night. But that happens maybe 3-4 times a month. And I barely consider myself a roadie.

Smoking while riding? Too much wind, I lose the ember. Unless I'm riding back from the bar, on the sidewalk, going 4 mph.
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One of the nice things about doing the weeklong events is camping with a thousand people that don't smoke. Any other time I go camping there is somebody fouling the air with a cigarette.
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Originally Posted by milchad
Get enough beer in me and I'll burn one down.
i hear that.
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I can understand people who smoke, but not those who smoke while riding. Looks masochistic to me.
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And this one...

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Botto, I didn't realized you were that old! It sort of... Explains alot...
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The other day I passed three teens on 2 cruisers (one of them on the top tube). The two riding together were sharing a joint, the other one was drinking a beer from the bottle. Hilarious!
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Originally Posted by Reynolds
I can understand people who smoke, but not those who smoke while riding. Looks masochistic to me.
On second thought, most people I know consider masochistic to ride 200 km on a bicycle...
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I'm a SMOKER - especially after a long ride and a couple recovery IPAs.

Seems forking ridiculous but it happens.
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I smoke cigs. What's it to ya?
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My dad used to smoke while swimming in a pool. Unfortunately he finally succumed to lung cancer. Even more silly than smoking on a bike.
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