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A Cyclist Turns to Gravel to Stay Fit

Old 07-08-19, 06:31 PM
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A Cyclist Turns to Gravel to Stay Fit

Outline.com summery of Wall Street Journal article , July 7th .
Enter following link into Outline.com to bypass paywall .

https://on.wsj.com/2YGcyzD

http://outline.com
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Old 07-08-19, 06:39 PM
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Bored old rich guys riding gravel isn't really a captivating subject.
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Old 07-08-19, 06:55 PM
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Can't possibly be any grittier than Grape Nuts.
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Old 07-08-19, 09:00 PM
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Are they implying that us gravel grinders aren't cyclists?
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Old 07-08-19, 11:38 PM
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Riding gravel roads is now a relatively new sport...

Great. long live the gentrification along with a sudden need for expensive niche products and white collar competitiveness.
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Old 07-09-19, 12:48 AM
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He wears a $250 road bike helmet wtf. I paid less than that for my full face downhill mtb helmet.
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Old 07-09-19, 04:27 AM
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Interesting reactions so far. Had he come to BF and introduced himself as a new, middle aged member new to gravel biking, he would likely be welcomed by many.

However, because of his apparent wealth..
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Old 07-09-19, 06:38 AM
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You're half right. It's not the individual, it's the presentation.
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Bored old rich guys riding gravel isn't really a captivating subject.
It is if you are the WSJ target audience. They have been told that cycling is the new golf, so they are trying to write articles about it.
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Old 07-09-19, 07:26 AM
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Cant get around the paywall. Outline wont work on cell or desktop.
Anyways...cool that he is in good health due to cycling. Lame how gravel riding is described in the brief into that I could read.
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It is if you are the WSJ target audience. They have been told that cycling is the new golf, so they are trying to write articles about it.
well if they all come to cycling, I might just have to start golfing.
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I think that guy is already "fit"
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As a bored old guy, I can assure everyone that bored old rich guys don’t care what anyone thinks of them.

The guy built up some wealth over his lifetime and retired at 57 to ride bikes. Im sure that doesn’t suck.


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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
Riding gravel roads is now a relatively new sport...

Great. long live the gentrification along with a sudden need for expensive niche products and white collar competitiveness.
Well the great part about adventure sports like cycling is you can make of it what you will. Maybe if you are racing the gear will get cumbersome but if you just want to ride as you see fit there is no need to keep with the Jones.
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I get the WSJ and always read that feature every week. It asks the same questions to all of athletes. Gear, where, when, food, play list. I have always enjoyed the passion of those that have been interviewed. What you will find is that passion is common among those who are successful and it is just carried over into other aspects of their life. I am sure as Bobwysiwyg wrote, if he joined the forum, he would feel right at home, you would have no idea of his wealth, only that he loved biking. I am a little surprised at the comments.
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Old 07-14-19, 02:04 PM
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Dismissal of older people doesn't surprise me in the slightest.


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As a bored old guy, I can assure everyone that bored old rich guys don’t care what anyone thinks of them.
Except that they do..... and when they do. Do I need to post a link to a recent example of whoa is me, they are being condescending on clean up?
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