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Old 08-14-19, 01:34 PM
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Doh!

I had to reread the OP as I thought she was operating a "baby delivery" service and putting them in the basket. Explains the belly bump now.
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Old 08-14-19, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
Am I the only one wondering how she plans to get home?

Maybe she found a baby carrier that attaches to a trunk rack!
Messenger bag duh

Also this happened a year ago so I assume she's home by now.
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Old 08-14-19, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
True. I really wanted to title it "This. THIS is bad gluteus maximus" but we have a very expensive censor.
You can say bad ass.
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Old 08-14-19, 03:27 PM
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In ye olden days a woman would go out and hoe her potato field in the morning, have her baby during mid-day break, and finish hoeing the field by sundown. We were all tougher then but women more so.
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Old 08-14-19, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by seamuis View Post
I’ll continue to subscribe to the notion that anyone who rides a bicycle, is a cyclist,....
This is only correct in the narrowest definition of the term "cyclist". Obviously, anyone that mounts a bicycle, becomes a "cyclist", in the technical/literal sense, but this conveniently ignores what is actually meant when someone uses a term like cyclist, guitarist, fisherman, plagiarist, poet, etc.etc.etc.etc.
According to this strict definition, anyone that has ever told a lie, can be permanently labelled a "liar", though that person may not actually be a liar, according to anyone that knows them.
You could argue that anyone that's ever used a soldering iron on a home project, is now a "welder", or that anyone that's ever sewn a button is now a "seamstress", yet in the real world, that person would never claim to have the knowledge or skill of an actual welder or seamstress, just because they technically engaged in the activity at a very low level.
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Old 08-14-19, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Fair enough. When you have a baby, you can take a car.
I did, twice. 🤗

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Old 08-14-19, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Using italics doesn't make you less wrong.
How am I wrong, in an opinion of my own?

Mind boggled misreader.

Somewhere in between the lines, you seemed to have jumped to a conclusion of your own making.

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Old 08-14-19, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by seamuis View Post
problem is that you have assumed she was trying to make a specific point. Adding the qualifier “in my opinion”, doesn’t really change the fact that you’ve based your stance and thusly a negative opinion on a notion that you basically pulled out of thin air with nothing in the article to give even suggestion to. Or to put it more simply, you’re trying to justify your purely emotion based negative opinion through assumption.
Oh boy. Not sure about your perception there, but you are digging a bit deep with bias confirmation, that is completely off base in source.

Thanks for overanalising my comment, at least I appreciate the attention and your time? Misguided as it is...

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Old 08-14-19, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Brocephus View Post
This is only correct in the narrowest definition of the term "cyclist". Obviously, anyone that mounts a bicycle, becomes a "cyclist", in the technical/literal sense, but this conveniently ignores what is actually meant when someone uses a term like cyclist, guitarist, fisherman, plagiarist, poet, etc.etc.etc.etc.
According to this strict definition, anyone that has ever told a lie, can be permanently labelled a "liar", though that person may not actually be a liar, according to anyone that knows them.
You could argue that anyone that's ever used a soldering iron on a home project, is now a "welder", or that anyone that's ever sewn a button is now a "seamstress", yet in the real world, that person would never claim to have the knowledge or skill of an actual welder or seamstress, just because they technically engaged in the activity at a very low level.
If you race bicycles at the highest level, I’ll call you a professional cyclist. Anyone else that doesn’t get paid is just a cyclist. Since we weren’t discussing anyone that gets paid to be a cyclist, I’m not sure why this discussion is needed? Seems like common sense. This completely sidesteps the actual point I was making anyway. Cheers mate.
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Old 08-14-19, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Spinay70 View Post
Oh boy. Not sure about your perception there, but you are digging a bit deep with bias confirmation, that is completely off base in source.

Thanks for overanalising my comment, at least I appreciate the attention and your time? Misguided as it is...

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bias confirmation? Lol, mate, you laid out an opinion that was blatantly emotional and completely unfounded by anything revealed in the article. Since you don’t know her, her family or who she was travelling with, how did you arrive at the notion that she was simply trying to prove a point? I’m genuinely curious for an explanation on that one. Also, it’s called confirmation bias, and it’s literally what you’ve attempted to do. All I did was point out that the article can’t possibly be of any proof that she was trying to ’make a point’. So explain what is “off base in source”, because if I understand those words correctly, it describes your opinion as stated. Nice try with the fancy words though.
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Old 08-14-19, 06:35 PM
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She rode mostly downhill(her own words)to the hospital to give birth. Very cool but it in no way makes her a ‘cyclist’ so not sure what’s up with the misleading post title.
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Old 08-14-19, 08:02 PM
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She's a Serious Cyclist™ in my book!
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Old 08-14-19, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Brocephus View Post
This is only correct in the narrowest definition of the term "cyclist".
"Broadest." The word you are looking for is "broadest."
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Old 08-14-19, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
She rode mostly downhill(her own words)to the hospital to give birth. Very cool but it in no way makes her a ‘cyclist’ so not sure what’s up with the misleading post title.
As I explained above, I didn't want to offend the censor by saying bada**.
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Old 08-15-19, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
"Broadest." The word you are looking for is "broadest."
Yeah, I take your point, it makes sense, I hadn't looked at it that way till just now, but it occurs to me that both words can fit, depending on the perspective. I'd originally typed "strictest", then changed it to narrowest. As i was seeing it, the other guy was essentially saying, (in a strictly technical sense) that merely throwing a leg over a bike instantly makes someone a "cyclist" (which it doesn't, any more than getting in a fight, makes someone an actual "fighter").
So, yeah, that could mean a very broad,sweeping, all-encompassing definition of the word 'cyclist', but at the same time, as I was seeing it, he was basically saying, "a cyclist is someone that has ever straddled a bicycle, ergo, they are by definition, a cyclist, end of story", which could also be called a very strict interpretation of the term cyclist. See what I mean?

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Old 08-15-19, 04:41 AM
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As I explained above, I didn't want to offend the censor by saying bada**.
This site has never censored ass.
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Old 08-15-19, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
She rode mostly downhill
Anyone else see the irony?
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Old 08-15-19, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Anyone else see the irony?
Whoa!
Not my kid lol
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Old 08-15-19, 07:28 AM
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Didn't Jacqui Phelan also do this, way back?
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Going south.
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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
This site has never censored ass.
Now I know, thanks!

Shame it's too late to edit the thread title.
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Old 08-16-19, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
She rode mostly downhill(her own words)to the hospital to give birth. Very cool but it in no way makes her a ‘cyclist’ so not sure what’s up with the misleading post title.
Doesn't say anything about pedaling, therefore, just riding on a bicycle does, in fact, make one a cyclist.

"cy·clist/ˈsīkləst/ noun

1. a person who rides a bicycle."
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Old 08-16-19, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by seamuis View Post
I’ll continue to subscribe to the notion that anyone who rides a bicycle, is a cyclist, since separating us into useless groups doesn’t help us or mean anything worth talking about. But I will say, that the PM, is a very inspiring person, although I’m sure plenty of people have done the same as her. But since were recognising inspiring women in bicycles, I’ll give a historical shoutout to all the midwives who have ridden bicycles to peoples homes to deliver babies into this cruel world.
In fact, the two are distinctly different. Someone who invests in, and put on cycling gear is vastly different from someone that uses a bike to commute from A to B.
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Going south.
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These pregnant-women-riding-bikes-to-hospital threads are always trouble.
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Old 08-16-19, 03:05 PM
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That's dedication. I'll say that much. Hopefully, she's inspired other people, especially women in the time since she was an Mom to be and today.
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