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

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Old 08-01-11, 11:24 PM
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How old...?

Hi im new to the fourms and road cycling. Im 14 years old and i was wondering if there were any other younger road bikers out there. I would like to know the general average age of road bikers out there and if there are any "juniors" like myself

If you wish, please post your age and what kind of cycling you do
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I'm 16, ride road bikes (obviously, we're in the road forum) and am planning on starting to compete soon. I started cycling seriously at the start of this summer, but plan on riding as long as I live, and then some
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24, I don't race yet, I need a second bike first. Around here I would guess 30s is the average age.
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I'm 19 but I've been racing for about 7 years at this point, so I've been in your shoes.
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just turned 16 last sat. i started biking seriously about a year ago, and i wanna try a race or two after my collarbone heals
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I'm 16 and am a top 20 placer at state championships for high school mountain biking in NorCal this year. I also do road races, crits, and have been getting into the Brit-style (fixed gear) time trial.

I work at a high end shop in Castro Valley and am Di2/Dynasys/Campy certified. I built up a Black on Black Pinarello Dogma with Campagnolo Record 11 last week.

I race a Soma Juice 29er mountain bike and a Soma Smoothie Road Race Edition road bike with Campy10.

Questions? Comments? Turtle jokes?

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I'm 16 and am a top 20 place at state championships for high school mountain biking in NorCal this year. I also do road races, crits, and have been getting into the Brit-style (fixed gear) time trial.

I work at a high end shop in Castro Valley and am Di2/Dynasys/Campy certified. I built up a Black on Black Pinarello Dogma with Campagnolo Record 11 last week.

I race a Soma Juice 29er mountain bike and a Soma Smoothie Road Race Edition road bike with Campy10.

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I also do parliamentary debate, which I love. Trying to decide between lawyer or engineer for my college major...
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Lawyer and engineer should never be used in the same sentence! One makes life better for people....The other is mostly feeding on people's misery.....
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16 and working at a high end shop and certified. Wow, my low end bike shop job must suck, all I do is sort nuts and bolts and lots of lifting. I am NOT complaining; I care and value our organization and will continue to march on forward through this grueling process so that I can too one day do tune-ups on beaters.

Haha, nah, I love my part time job, dealing with customers is the best, and just being surrounded by bikes is enough for me (I wish it was high end bikes though lol).
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I also do parliamentary debate, which I love. Trying to decide between lawyer or engineer for my college major...
You can always get an engineering degree and then go to law school and be a Patent lawyer.

And Alex that's an idiotic comment. See how much good engineers could accomplish without a functioning legal system.
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16 and working at a high end shop and certified. Wow, my low end bike shop job must suck, all I do is sort nuts and bolts and lots of lifting. I am NOT complaining; I care and value our organization and will continue to march on forward through this grueling process so that I can too one day do tune-ups on beaters.

Haha, nah, I love my part time job, dealing with customers is the best, and just being surrounded by bikes is enough for me (I wish it was high end bikes though lol).
High end in the sense that we have high end bikes - we also have kids' bikes, BMX, mountain, hyrid, etc.

I agree - even when I do grom work (yes, I do grom work on occasion), I still love my job. The atmosphere is what I love.

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You can always get an engineering degree and then go to law school and be a Patent lawyer.

And Alex that's an idiotic comment. See how much good engineers could accomplish without a functioning legal system.
I like that idea - I wish I'd thought of it!
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You can always get an engineering degree and then go to law school and be a Patent lawyer.

And Alex that's an idiotic comment. See how much good engineers could accomplish without a functioning legal system.
What's idiotic is to actually think we have a functioning legal system..... What we have is mostly a farce.
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You can always get an engineering degree and then go to law school and be a Patent lawyer.

And Alex that's an idiotic comment. See how much good engineers could accomplish without a functioning legal system.
No, Alex has the right of it. You are the idiotic comment... they accomplish plenty.
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What's idiotic is to actually think we have a functioning legal system..... What we have is mostly a farce.
amen
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I'm 31 and still considered young on this forum
I've rediscovered cycling for about 2 years now and I'm seriously training since a few months ... I do only short TT's since my bad back can't do anything more.
I'm an engineer and I hate lawyers, although everyone I know still thinks I should have been one.
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I also do parliamentary debate, which I love. Trying to decide between lawyer or engineer for my college major...
Son, you scare me.
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I'm 31 and still considered young on this forum
I'm not sure that we consider you young so much as just naive.
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What's idiotic is to actually think we have a functioning legal system..... What we have is mostly a farce.
I sure hope YOU never get in trouble. Nothing functions perfectly, but as legal systems go, I have not seen many (if any) that are better. Now....I am off to the P & R forums (where this should be).
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You could say ^^ for our government / political system too but boy it sure does leave a lot to be desired too, what a mess



31. If AdelaaR can consider himself young, then I suppose I will too, NICE!
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No, Alex has the right of it. You are the idiotic comment... they accomplish plenty.
What you are missing is that laws and lawyers allow for a complex society and economy in which engineers and others can function. Without laws and lawyers you have no enforceable property rights, contracts, or patent rights, and it would be impossible for any significant engineering project to be completed.

While lawyers don't produce tangible goods they are the necessary social lubricant that allows a complex society to function.
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There's a reason for the quote from Shakespear, that first we kill all the lawyers. The context I in planning the overthrow of the government, and the recognition that without lawyers there would be anarchy.
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