Old 11-13-20, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by CargoDane View Post
I live in Denmark. We have plenty of cobble stoned streets here. I don't need to race to "suffer" or find something uncomfortable or having to stand so my fillings won't shake loose. And I don't need to pretend I like to suffer or some other idiotic machismo.

Try doing those same cobbled streets with 40 kilos of cargo (or child) while jostling motor vehicles and riding a bike much longer and wider than those race bikes. Maybe your unloaded racing bike (or those you have seen on telly running on cobble stones) isn't so unique when it comes to not being comfortable.
OK Cargo, I get it. You don't suffer on the bike. You don't want to suffer. You don't want to recognize that it is a central tenet of the mythology of cycling. Instead you want to insult those who do. You win. Live long and prosper. See you out there.
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