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Old 08-27-19, 07:35 PM
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Specialized Vado

Forgot to add that I am upgrading to a Specialized Vado 5.0. Tested it couple of times....wow
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Old 09-02-19, 12:21 PM
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It's only cheating if you are pretending to play by the rules.
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Old 09-10-19, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by fly135 View Post
It's only cheating if you are pretending to play by the rules.

Cheating samples


Drafting

Laz-Boy recliner

Motorcycle

E-bike assist

Biking vs running


sailing vs rowing

rowing vs swimming


taking a day off


I even cheat by going online and using wind speed maps and take advantage of wind shifts.

I upgraded my lighting and am ending cheating myself out of good night riding


My history is leaving home at least 30 minutes before sunrise so that I finish before the temp on the street goes over 100 degrees.


2 weeks on a new e-bike, the power boost seems to help a lot and I now don't care if I ride 90 minutes at 100 degrees. ...........mid afternoon.
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Old 09-10-19, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Pouhana View Post
Cheating samples
<snip examples>
Born by C section.
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Old 09-10-19, 08:58 AM
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Right on

i have been riding average of 15-20 miles per day vs 10 miles per week. I am 66 with injured knee and arthritis. The ebikes has helped amazingly.
Let the haters say what they want.
They said the same stuff when I started using digital photography vs film, digital book bs paper, and cell phone vs landline.
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Old 09-10-19, 11:29 AM
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Happened to me this weekend at a charity ride. Husband and I were talking to the cyclist (our age - late 60s) parked next to us, and he was really curious about my bike. When he found it was electric he said with a big grin "That's cheating!". I burst out laughing, patted his arm in a friendly way, and said "Yes, yes it is ... and it feels GREAT!" That made him laugh, and then he started asking some serious questions about my bike, especially the power available and the distance per charge. He was very interested, that was apparent. We finished up the conversation with him saying that he knows the time will come - sooner rather than later because the aches and pains are becoming too commonplace - when he'll be looking at an electric bike so he could keep up with his son on their rides together. Very, very nice man.

And at the rest stop my bike garnered a fair amount of interest from the volunteer staff - many of whom no longer ride because of injuries or time constraints, so they volunteer instead. I had to field a lot of questions, and got the impression that not many had tried out an ebike to see if it would help them return to cycling, although most said they had thought about it.

No hate, just curiosity. Every cyclist I've met seems to be more interested in what my bike can do and (surprisingly) how much it weighs than anything else. It is so cute when I have them hoist the back of the bike with one arm to see the weight, and their eyes pop and the "Wow!"s and "Holy Toledo!"s come flying out of their mouths. It seems to engender a sudden level of respect from them for little old lady me propelling that ton of bike down the road by my little old self.
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Old 09-10-19, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by fly135 View Post
Born by C section.
OMG! Too FUNNY!

Maybe for baby but NOT for mom!!!!!!!
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Old 09-10-19, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by fly135 View Post
Born by C section.
I was. CPD
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Old 09-10-19, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by momsonherbike View Post
OMG! Too FUNNY!

Maybe for baby but NOT for mom!!!!!!!
Science has shown less work (labor)
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Old 09-10-19, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Pouhana View Post
Science has shown less work (labor)
Screw science. Let me tell you from personal experience having BTDT that the labor is NOT significantly less - besides the fact that any woman with half a brain demands (and gets) an epidural anyway regardless of how the birth proceeds, so guess what? No labor pains! Just a weird sort of pressure. Such a lovely drug.

Off the record: for a c-section it is all about the mother's recovery period afterwards. It is long, protracted and VERY painful. It's major surgery, and they cut deep. And the scar lasts forever and is out front and visible forever, too. Not fun. And on top of it you now have an infant demanding the entirety of your day, and night, too.

Nope nothing regarding birth is a freebie.

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Old 09-10-19, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by momsonherbike View Post
Screw science. Let me tell you from personal experience having BTDT that the labor is NOT less (besides any woman with half a brain demands (and gets) an epidural anyway so guess what? No pain! Just pressure. Such a lovely drug), and that it is all about the recovery period afterwards. It is long, protracted and VERY painful. It's major surgery, and they cut deep. And the scar lasts forever and is out front and visible forever, too.
I agree. My 8 years of college I worked in surgery 3-11. I assisted on a couple of deliveries every month. Emergencies. I always thought the Pfannensteil incision would have more pain post op.
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Old 09-10-19, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by pakamac View Post
I'm almost 80 yrs. old and have ridden my custom e bike with a group of friends who are all 10 to 15 years younger. None of them sneers at my e bike and nearly all of them appreciate that they don't have to wait for me any longer and can draft me against the wind. I do ride one of my other bikes when I am out on my own but my e bike is the chosen transport for shopping and group riding. BTW, my fitness level is probably higher than before I bought the e bike. BTW, one of our group, who is nearer my age, doesn't ride with us any longer and is still anguishing about whether to "admit defeat" and get an e bike or to maintain his purist philosophy and stay home while we are out riding.
Defeat is an electric scooter/wheel chair.
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Old 09-10-19, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Pouhana View Post
I agree. My 8 years of college I worked in surgery 3-11. I assisted on a couple of deliveries every month. Emergencies. I always thought the Pfannensteil incision would have more pain post op.
Hard to say because everyone's level of pain, and ability to recover, is different. At least my scar never got in the way of my cycling or riding afterwards, but I know of others who had the vertical scar who never had full flexibility midcenter afterwards- which may well be an issue with cycling on anything other than an upright.
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Old 10-01-19, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
Nobody has said anything to me about cheating. I'm a gray haired old man.
Yabbut you are. You are cheating cardiologists out of their tradecraft revenue. lol
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e-bike vs analog

Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
Who gives a ratís ass what opinions others have.

Analog retentive traits?
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Old 10-02-19, 01:04 PM
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As someone who's hoping to ride analog road bikes till the day I die, let me say that whoever talks ***** about e-bikes or e-bike riders can suck it.
Surely, they are upset about their pen!s size.
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Old 10-03-19, 09:19 AM
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Every route I ride there are miles when I do not have power assist on. Do I ever notice it is more work to peddle a much heavier bike which also has more rolling resistance.
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Old 10-04-19, 02:56 AM
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I tell them Yah, so what?
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Originally Posted by ridelikeaturtle View Post
Ask them, "Who, exactly, are you 'cheating', and 'cheating' out of what?"

Enjoy riding your bike. Everyone else can **** off
TOTALLY AGREE. Only you are in charge of your attitude and behaviour. IF and only IF the ebike helps you, then continue. In the movie about Julia Childs (and her first cookbook rejection), her husband summed it all up by saying "**** Them". And the rest of her career is history.

You carry on as if normal. Applause to you 👏
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Originally Posted by gurk700 View Post
As someone who's hoping to ride analog road bikes till the day I die, let me say that whoever talks ***** about e-bikes or e-bike riders can suck it.
Surely, they are upset about their pen!s size.
OR maybe that their pen!s has run outta ink 🙄
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Old 10-06-19, 08:26 PM
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Thanks! Now I want a Juiced Scrambler.

Looks like a Taco44

Hope the emergency rooms are ready for a lot of scrapes.
That brought back memories! I used to have a Taco when I was a kid.
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Originally Posted by momsonherbike View Post
Screw science. Let me tell you from personal experience having BTDT that the labor is NOT significantly less - besides the fact that any woman with half a brain demands (and gets) an epidural anyway regardless of how the birth proceeds, so guess what? No labor pains! Just a weird sort of pressure. Such a lovely drug.

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Nope nothing regarding birth is a freebie.
Well said.
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Old 10-23-19, 04:45 PM
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What anyone thinks of you is non of your business.
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How about eBooks

My wife is an avid reader and used to have 1000 books in her library. After our retirement and moving into RV we got rid of the hard cover books and she has collected almost all of her library in digital format.
she is getting e assist! Is that cheating also???
how about movies VS Theater?
Radio vs live concert?
where does the cheating starts and ends.
I am happiest with my eBike.
everyone will have one soon...,
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Old 10-29-19, 07:20 PM
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I say nothing. Who cares anyway. With that being said, II mostly get compliments one my ebike instead of critism.

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