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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 09-15-11, 06:43 AM
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Actually, I'm pretty damn stoked to know that my Fuji has neither heart nor soul. I'd be creeped out, otherwise.
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Meet my new 27-speed Jenna...

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My bikes are named after porn stars. Do porn stars have heart and soul?
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
After a long ride on your bike, do you smoke a cigarette and ask your bike if it was good for her too?
Not a cigarette...but a good Cuban cigar.

After a long, hard ride I lovingly bathe my bike and....

...her gears purr in appreciation.
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Originally Posted by baj32161 View Post


Thanks for the definition. I knew what it meant....and it IS stupid!
Well, I was helping you with the misspelling.

You may think it is stupid, but that is your opinion.

Incidentally, you may find the following survey interesting....

Social networking site Badoo.com (www.badoo.com) asked 30,000 people across 15 countries to name the coolest nationality and also found that the Spanish were considered the coolest Europeans, Brazilians the coolest Latin Americans and Belgians the globe's least cool nationality...

Brazilians are ranked the second coolest nationality in the Badoo poll and the coolest Latin Americans, ahead of Mexicans and Argentinians. The Spanish, in third place, are the coolest Europeans.

The French are voted cooler than the British, and Canadians cooler than the Belgians. This may come as a relief for Canadians, who are sometimes viewed as chronically uncool.

THE 10 COOLEST NATIONALITIES FIVE LEAST COOLEST

1. Americans 1. Belgians

2. Brazilians 2. Poles

3. Spanish 3. Turks

4. Italians 4. Canadians

5. French 5. Germans

The survey results probably explain your views regarding anthropomorphism.
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Originally Posted by embankmentlb View Post
Very nice bikes!!!
Grazie!
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I wonder if this basic thread came up on a car forum, if it would play out the same. How many people, especially who drive 'classic' cars would day their car has a soul? I think straight out by brands might be over generalising, but perhaps not.
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Having one's soul stirred by something and that thing having a soul are not necessarily the same thing.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
Social networking site Badoo.com (www.badoo.com[B]) asked 30,000 people across 15 countries to name the coolest nationality ... blah blah ....
This proves anthropomorphism is cool ??
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Old 09-15-11, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
Hmmm, my bikes get me from A to be too...but they also get me back to A, I'm not sure I want any of those brands.
Sometimes A is B. You'll have to look it up because I don't have time to give a physics lesson.
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Speaking as a Canadian, I don't think that that list is accurate.

We're way less cool then the Turkish.
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Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
Sometimes A is B. You'll have to look it up because I don't have time to give a physics lesson.
but wouldn't that require massive amounts of energy, like that stored in a Di2 battery?
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i don't really understand what is going on

but i think this guy nailed Giant. even though i ride a giant, it seems like it is a definite women's brand on accident. all the ladies love em.
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Old 09-15-11, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by K&K_Dad View Post
but wouldn't that require massive amounts of energy, like that stored in a Di2 battery?
That's why you should down an energy gel at your midway point.
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very few people will understand, most of you will not.
This catch-all weasel-out phrase will not save you from the 41 ridicule
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Originally Posted by Mike F View Post
My bike is an extension of my soul.
No, not your soul.
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That bike has Soul....








































....decals.
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Given the fact that riding a bicycle is the most intimate relationship between man and machine (well, I can think of one more intimate relationship between man/woman and machine than this but it is beyound the scope of this forum) op, by this post, has taken this relationship to the next level.
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Given the fact that riding a bicycle is the most intimate relationship between man and machine (well, I can think of one more intimate relationship between man/woman and machine than this but it is beyound the scope of this forum) op, by this post, has taken this relationship to the next level.
I thought Pcad posting on BF was the most intimate relationship between man and machine.
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Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
I thought Pcad posting on BF was the most intimate relationship between man and machine.
There are abnormal spikes in every standard deviation chart. If you base your data on that, it will throw your whole curve out.
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Originally Posted by Wylde06 View Post
I think you are a troll
+1, with a capital T.
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
Hmmm, my bikes get me from A to B too...but they also get me back to A, I'm not sure I want any of those brands.
Okay....this is funny!
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Having one's soul stirred by something and that thing having a soul are not necessarily the same thing.
A well-reasoned, thoughtful response. Much too high-brow for this crowd, unfortunately.
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