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Don't F with me kid, I'll melt you with my Xray Vision

Old 07-23-08, 12:39 PM
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Calling Chester the 'suburbs' is like calling Cincinnati a 'city'. Look pal, I live on 6 acres and I ride past a 50 acre cornfield right before I turn into my development. See this map.

Think 'exurbs' and you're closer you friggin Manhattan Tunnel Visionary. I'll see you the next time I race in Central Park, and at that time I will also melt you with my X-Ray vision.
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MMMM, a bagel toasted toped with olive oil and a touch of salt.
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Old 07-23-08, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Snow_canuck View Post
MMMM, a bagel toasted toped with olive oil and a touch of salt.
What the F does a Canadian know about bagels?
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
What the F does a Canadian know about bagels?

That they taste good with olive oil and a touch of salt.
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i think the fact that i ride in a captain america jersey just exacerbates the super hero angle. i used to get it all the time when i'd be geared up in the one piece suit, gloves, boots and tinted full face. ive been called a power ranger more then once in that outfit. and lordy lord if walk past harley dudes in their vest and brain buckets. says a lot when people stare at you FOR wearing appropriate gear and not vice versa.
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I'm still trying to get my mind around the concept of buying bagels in Orange County. I guess H&H would be a bit far to ride?
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Old 07-23-08, 01:51 PM
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Super Grover here. I love the little one's reactions.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If I could see you I would also melt you with my Xray Vision.
Huh, some hero youi are, Heat Vision is what is used to melt things. Xray Vision is just to look through things.
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Actually, in my case, Xray Vision is primarily used to see through women's clothing.
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Fair enough.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Calling Chester the 'suburbs' is like calling Cincinnati a 'city'. Look pal, I live on 6 acres and I ride past a 50 acre cornfield right before I turn into my development. See this map.

Think 'exurbs' and you're closer you friggin Manhattan Tunnel Visionary. I'll see you the next time I race in Central Park, and at that time I will also melt you with my X-Ray vision.
Geez pcad, you live in the friggin sticks. No wonder kids hide behind their mother's petticoats when they see you coming in Lycra. I'm surprised that they sell bagels in Chester.

BTW, an old college friend and racer grew up in Goshen. We rode from Troy to his house one day and rode back to Troy the next. If Chester is anything like Goshen you have something like one stoplight in town.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Actually, in my case, Xray Vision is primarily used to see through women's clothing.


but on a serious note, onion or sesame bagel, toasted, cream cheese and sliced cucumbers.
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Old 07-23-08, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
Geez pcad, you live in the friggin sticks. No wonder kids hide behind their mother's petticoats when they see you coming in Lycra. I'm surprised that they sell bagels in Chester.

BTW, an old college friend and racer grew up in Goshen. We rode from Troy to his house one day and rode back to Troy the next. If Chester is anything like Goshen you have something like one stoplight in town.
I hate to break it to you, but in the past two years the following national companies have put retail locations in Chester: Lowe's, Verizon Wireless, CVS (largest retail CVS in the USA), Tractor Supply (retailer), and I'm sure more are coming. That Lowe's store is BIG, it opens in 60 days or so. It's not as sleepy as it used to be. It retains a rural character, but what everybody really likes about it is the proximity to Manhattan and NJ. I race in Central Park and Brooklyn on a regular basis, and I'm down doing the Nyack Ride most weekends (Nyack is only a 35 min ride from here).

We like it. Goshen is actually a pretty cool town. Troy? Troy is so far upstate it's in another friggin time zone. Has the snow melted there yet?
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PCad, it could be worse, and it probably will be someday. For example, my wife was taking a taxi ride one day and the taxi driver said, "I just saw your husband racing through town, he passed me! His white hair was flowing straight backwards he was going so fast!!!!"

Sigh, well, at least I still have hair...
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Old 07-23-08, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
I think any good team kit needs a lycra cape.
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Think of the drag!

But where do you put your bike when you go for bagels? Do you carry a lock with you on your rides?
The drag... that's all I could think about while watching the Dark Knight movie.
With Batman flying on that motorcycle, all I could think about what how much drag his cape was causing, how much faster he could be if he didn't have a cape - and then, ultimately, how much did his suit weigh? Did he throw it on a scale, before and after the modifications?
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Is that muck? Man, I thought I grew up in the sticks in the real upstate........
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
It's not as sleepy as it used to be. It retains a rural character, but what everybody really likes about it is the proximity to Manhattan and NJ.
Now that's scraping the bottom of the barrel (I know, I'm from NJ ;-))! No wonder you called it East Bumfk in another thread.

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you're like what, a cat 3?
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That's how I feel when I walk into the bagel shop one or twice a week to pick up bagels on the ride home and i'm in my racing kit, helmet and shoes. Like some Tour de France rider who wondered into a local retail store. Then some 7 year old kid starts staring at me like 'Hey Mommy, Superman just came in for bagels.' And they never really stop staring, do they? God that sucks.

I'm used to it. Another downside to being a Bike Weenie. There are many.
As usual you got it all wrong Grandpa.
People are innately disturbed by seeing a dried up, withered old man...and a deluded one at that...in a cycling kit. Your illusions of any association with a Tour de France rider or Superman are only in your mind which is less evolved than the young man who is horrified.
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What the F does a Canadian know about bagels?
apparently not much.
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Don't change the subject -- how many stoplights are in Chester? Last time I passed through a couple years ago there was just one. Uno.
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Don't change the subject -- how many stoplights are in Chester? Last time I passed through a couple years ago there was just one. Uno.
I've been here 11 years and since I moved here the main road through town (Route 17M) has had three traffic lights. Maybe you went through Chester, PA. If you're trying to imply that I live in a sleepy little town, I wish. It's not NY City, but it's not exactly the smallest rural town you've ever seen. Lowe's wouldn't be putting a gigantic retail store right here on the highway if it really was. I think it's 11-12,000 residents and growing pretty fast. But we are spread out over a fair number of square miles (I'd guess the town is 30-40 square miles or so). The difference between the exurbs and suburbs is the town we moved from, Hillsdale, NJ (northern Bergen County) had a similar population but an area of <4 square miles.

What's wrong with NJ? I'm from Jersey. Jersey RULES. My only regret about moving here was leaving NJ. The cycling here is outstanding however. The winters require a little HTFU for 90 days or so, but I've gotten used to it.
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I've been here 11 years and since I moved here the main road through town (Route 17M) has had three traffic lights.
Maybe I'm thinking about nearby Florida.
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Now that they host the Furries convention yearly in Pittsburgh, folks clad in lycra bike kits look run of the mill around town.
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Originally Posted by ShadowGray View Post
Think of the drag!

But where do you put your bike when you go for bagels? Do you carry a lock with you on your rides?
Just put a mini u in your back pocket, or a chain around your waist?
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