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Old 03-21-09, 07:34 PM
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I'm pretty sure I read it here-- something about road cycling being "the last refuge of aging jocks."

It was pretty spot on, I find as I (sadly) enter my 40s. Can anyone recall the exact quote? Anyone here author it?
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Old 03-21-09, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Jashue View Post
I'm pretty sure I read it here-- something about road cycling being "the last refuge of aging jocks."

It was pretty spot on, I find as I (sadly) enter my 40s. Can anyone recall the exact quote? Anyone here author it?
That sounds like a pearl of wisdom from the great pcad...
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Old 03-22-09, 09:46 AM
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Found it!

I actually found it on my HD (I had copy/pasted it about a year ago when I came across it). Brilliant. Sobering. Anyone care to claim authorship?

"Road is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types."
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Old 03-22-09, 09:56 AM
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hey, its better than golf....
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