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Does driving effect your cycling?

Old 12-17-09, 02:35 PM
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Does driving effect your cycling?

This is not a parody thread, I swear.

I'm curious if anyone else has ever done this: All of our rides pretty much begin the same way, by clipping in, adjusting the feet and settling into the saddle. I add one more step by thinking I need to apply the seat belt. I sort of pause, then remind myself I have no seat belt.

Anyone else do that?
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Old 12-17-09, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
nope
Care to expand on that?
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other way around. cycling affects my driving. i drive more cautiously and more defensively because of cycling.
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i think you should change your title to:
Do Driving effect you're Cycling?
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
Care to expand on that?
ignore him he's just grumpy because of christmas
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Care to expand on that?
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
nope

see!
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
Care to expand on that?
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This is not a parody thread, I swear.

I'm curious if anyone else has ever done this: All of our rides pretty much begin the same way, by clipping in, adjusting the feet and settling into the saddle. I add one more step by thinking I need to apply the seat belt. I sort of pause, then remind myself I have no seat belt.

Anyone else do that?

nope
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Oh, and who is going to make Does diving affect your cycling?

Might as well get it over with.
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Oh, and who is going to make Does diving affect your cycling?

Might as well get it over with.
dear god! make it stop!
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dear god! make it stop!
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Driving can effect one's cycling if it causes you ride.

Right??
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Driving can effect one's cycling if it causes you ride.

Right??

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Originally Posted by hao View Post
i think you should change your title to:
Do Driving effect you're Cycling?
I did miss that opportunity, didn't I...

Add affect in there for added insult.
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Driving can effect one's cycling if it causes you ride.

Right??
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I stay pretty focused on myself and block out drivers. Its a waste of time and energy to worry about them.
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
I did miss that opportunity, didn't I...

Add affect in there for added insult.
I think affect would lessen the insult since it's correct.
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Yes, I often check the gas gauge, adjust the mirrors, turn on the auto wipers, defroster, and roll out of my driveway as I adjust the radio, it is confusing because I wear cycling clothing in my car, and my bike seat is like a leather couch with a full cage around it.
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
Care to expand on that?

N - O - P - E



the fact that i drive most of the time makes me conscientious of drivers while I bike, and vice versa. beyond that, nada. i have slammed the left side of the brake clutching in my wife's automatic a few times, though
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I think affect would lessen the insult since it's correct.
Your right. You just exposed my only spelling flaw.
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Your right. You just exposed my only spelling flaw.
You're.
Jesus we are going in circles.
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