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Old 11-21-20, 10:22 PM
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If you ask the majority of hard-core mtn bikers if they are ‘cyclists’ they would probably ask what you are smoking. Their idea of cyclists are pavement and gravel riders, where their domain is harrowing drops, fording creeks, jumping logs and rocks, climbing to yield fast technical descents. I do both road and mtn and they are completely different disciplines.
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Old 11-21-20, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
If you ask the majority of hard-core mtn bikers if they are ‘cyclists’ they would probably ask what you are smoking. Their idea of cyclists are pavement and gravel riders, where their domain is harrowing drops, fording creeks, jumping logs and rocks, climbing to yield fast technical descents. I do both road and mtn and they are completely different disciplines.
The world doesn't have to conform to the lowest common denominator when it comes to understanding things.

Just because they think "cyclist" means a particular type of road cycling doesn't mean that they aren't cyclists. They are on bikes = Bicycles = Bicyclists = cyclists. If they were on three wheels they'd be "tricyclists" = cyclists.

You don't even have to look further than this very site: All types of cycles (uni-, bi-, tri-) here and all types of cyclists, including mountain bikers, road bikers, trike people, At least one cargo tosser (me), commuters, gravel bikers, indoor trainers, and what have you.
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Old 11-21-20, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Do you even use a power meter ??...because if you don't then you're just a bike rider.
Truly Serious Cyclists know their bodies so well that they train by perceveid exertion.
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Old 11-21-20, 10:39 PM
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Old 11-21-20, 10:59 PM
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Old 11-21-20, 11:13 PM
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Cyclepaths, the lot of you.
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Old 11-21-20, 11:37 PM
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Pretty cyclsocial group. Time for a little shark jumping.
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Old 11-21-20, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by CargoDane View Post
The world doesn't have to conform to the lowest common denominator when it comes to understanding things.

Just because they think "cyclist" means a particular type of road cycling doesn't mean that they aren't cyclists. They are on bikes = Bicycles = Bicyclists = cyclists. If they were on three wheels they'd be "tricyclists" = cyclists.

You don't even have to look further than this very site: All types of cycles (uni-, bi-, tri-) here and all types of cyclists, including mountain bikers, road bikers, trike people, At least one cargo tosser (me), commuters, gravel bikers, indoor trainers, and what have you.

No need to get snippy after the “Danish experiment” went sideways.
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Old 11-21-20, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
No need to get snippy after the “Danish experiment” went sideways.
What "Danish experiment"?
Are you talking about the Swedish complete c*up of the Corona crisis?

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Old 11-21-20, 11:56 PM
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The dictionary says one who rides a cycle is a cyclist. And that's that.
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Old 11-22-20, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
If you ask the majority of hard-core mtn bikers if they are ‘cyclists’ they would probably ask what you are smoking. Their idea of cyclists are pavement and gravel riders, where their domain is harrowing drops, fording creeks, jumping logs and rocks, climbing to yield fast technical descents. I do both road and mtn and they are completely different disciplines.
No, just no.
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Old 11-22-20, 07:14 AM
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I was halfway through when I realized the proper question is "Are you a Serious Cyclist™."

Of course, the "Serious Forum Posters™" here picked up on it right away.
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Old 11-22-20, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
If you ask the majority of hard-core mtn bikers if they are ‘cyclists’ they would probably ask what you are smoking.
Nah ... they will probably ask you to Share some of what you are smoking.

Sorry, just stereotyping to kill time.
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Old 11-22-20, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
maybe it was when you cracked your head. Bad joke.
May have been afterwards. I was looking at the results of all the drugs they tested for. They even tested for PCP. The test were, of course, all negative.
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May have been afterwards. I was looking at the results of all the drugs they tested for. They even tested for PCP. The test were, of course, all negative.
Heal up and stay safe.
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Old 11-22-20, 08:46 AM
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The fact remains that any one that pedals a machine with 1, 2, 3, or 4 wheels is a cyclist. That includes my 5 year old grandson to the winner of the Tour de France this year.

For wanna be bike racers boyz to think that the title cyclist applies to only them, is total and foolish snobbery. To put it bluntly guys, you are no where near being special as you think you are!!!!

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Everyone who rides a bike is a cyclist, at least while they're riding. Now, "serious" might be up for discussion. As a commuter/transportation cyclist, the guy in the video has at least a passing familiarity with traffic laws. Compared to the homeless guy who rides against traffic, unlit, after dark, to the quick-stop to get ciggies, he's an absolute god of cycling. In fact, whether or not he considers himself a cyclist, I think commuting by bike makes him pretty impressive, regardless of his motivations.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
The fact remains that any one that pedals a machine with 1, 2, 3, or 4 wheels is a cyclist. That includes my 5 year old grandson to the winner of the Tour de France this year.

For wanna be bike racers boyz to think that the title cyclist applies to only them, is total and foolish snobbery. To put it bluntly guys, you are no where near being special as you think you are!!!!
That would be a pedalist IMO.
And maybe I'm just a wanna be bike racer old geezer...
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
May have been afterwards. I was looking at the results of all the drugs they tested for. They even tested for PCP. The test were, of course, all negative.
You being a cyclist, they should've tested you for EPO. Or maybe that's too old fashioned?
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Old 11-22-20, 10:23 AM
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That would be a pedalist IMO.
And maybe I'm just a wanna be bike racer old geezer...
There are pedals in/on other things than bicycles. Cars, for instance, some kayaks - both for propulsion and for steering, some rubbish tins (garbage cans), a dentist's drill. A sewing machine. And plenty more.
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Nah. There are cyclists and then there are ‘bike riders’ or ‘Sunday cyclists’. One has a higher degree of commitment and dedication but I just can’t figure out which one. Wink. Since the common definition here is so diluted that anyone on wheels is a cyclist and I don’t ride a tri or uni I am a bicycle rider. Let the festivities and fireworks begin! Yes this is a setup.
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Old 11-22-20, 11:16 AM
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Nah. There are cyclists and then there are ‘bike riders’ or ‘Sunday cyclists’. One has a higher degree of commitment and dedication but I just can’t figure out which one. Since the common definition here is so diluted that anyone on wheels is a cyclist and I don’t ride a tri or uni I am a bicycle rider. Let the festivities and fireworks begin!
It is not "diluted" to use "cyclist" to mean anyone on a bicycle/tricycle and whatnot. It's an umbrella-term. Just like "pedestrian" and "motorist". Hell, even "motorcyclist" is an umbrella term. Your level of "dedication" bears no bearing on this, as that it is merely a subset of "cyclists". You say that there is such a thing as "bike riders". Yes, there is indeed. "bike" is short for "bicycle" = "bicycle rider" = cyclists. You can also "ride" on a motorcycle, as a passenger in a plane, or on an inflatable banana behind a speedboat.

Just like "the human race" is an umbrella term, "Americans" being a subset of that while still being an umbrella term that can be futher divided into many, many subsets: rich, poor, politicans/non-politicians, factory workers, office workers, city dwellers, rural people, fat people/underweight people, you name it. It doesn't matter which subset you fit or how many subsets you fit, you're still American, and you're still of the human race.

There is no "dilution" there. It means someone "cycling" - i.e. they're on a unicycle, bicycle, tricycle, or how many wheels you care to add. It's all cycling. They are all cyclists.

Btw, what was that "Danish experiment" you referred to in earlier post?
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There are pedals in/on other things than bicycles. Cars, for instance, some kayaks - both for propulsion and for steering, some rubbish tins (garbage cans), a dentist's drill. A sewing machine. And plenty more.
OK, we can then define a pedalist as someone who uses pedals to propel a wheeled vehicle. But what about an amputee who rides a hand propelled cycle? Do they use hand pedals?
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