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    Common theme when talking to a fellow cyclist for the first time.

    It always seems to be in this order:

    1) Where and what type of riding that person does.
    2) Find out if their bike and gear is the latest and greatest...or old school.
    3) Race or no Race.

    Then.....(never fails)....

    4) Show each other battle wound/scars....

    It's amazing that every single cyclists I've meet on or off the bike has had at least one serious bike accident and has evidence to show for it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keoki View Post
    It always seems to be in this order:

    1) Where and what type of riding that person does.
    2) Find out if their bike and gear is the latest and greatest...or old school.
    3) Race or no Race.

    Then.....(never fails)....

    4) Show each other battle wound/scars....

    It's amazing that every single cyclists I've meet on or off the bike has had at least one serious bike accident and has evidence to show for it...
    You're doing it wrong. You gotta lead by asking how many watts they put out, what tire pressure they're running, how many Strava KOMs they have, if they "gravel grind," and how many clowns they bench.

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    and it's usually SOP to ask if they like gladiator movies...
    the 45th POTUS is inept, corrupt, and a pathological liar. and those may be his better qualities...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    and it's usually SOP to ask if they like gladiator movies...
    and who are you wearing?
    We just don’t realize the most significant moments of our lives when they’re happening
    Back then I thought “well there'll be other days”
    I didn’t realize that was the only day
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9yrupye7B0

    There's sometimes a buggy.
    How many drivers does a buggy have?
    One.
    So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
    and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.
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    I can't get past the the awkwardly shapped moose knuckle to start a dialog.

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    Or the, "I'm just taking it easy today because I'm on a training schedule". I love that one.

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    "do you smell pot all the time on your rides now?"

    "yes! like all the time. like, twice a ride, at least. out of cars. pedestrians at the park..."

    "what the fuuu? are that many people smoking pot now?"

    "yes! they apparently are."

    "well, better than staring at cell phones."

    "oh, absolutely."
    Yossarian: don't worry. nothing's going to happen to you that won't happen to the rest of us.

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    "How dare you not wave to me!"
    More Americans wanted Hillary Clinton to be President than wanted Donald Trump.

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    Teen/tween 2 days ago, on the bike path labeled "NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES", had his 2-stroke motorized moped spewing 2-stroke fumes as far as the eye can see ....was at a loss as to how to get to a local high-school 3 miles away (only on bike bath via gravel trial not paved).


    He seemed confused by the idea that after needing to breathe his fumes for a solid kilometer I'd be less than forthcoming with helping him.
    "Refreshingly Unconcerned With The Vulgar Exigencies Of Veracity "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I can't get past the the awkwardly shapped moose knuckle to start a dialog.
    Hey fella, my eyes are up here.
    Life is short... enjoy the ride.

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