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Old 01-22-21, 01:12 PM
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Like @SurferRosa I ride short for trips to the Post Office or the grocery store, but otherwise I don't understand 10 minute rides. If 10 minutes is all you have I guess it makes sense, also if you really don't like riding a bike.
Otherwise a 10 minute ride brings to mind one of the most frustrating family planning techniques.
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Old 01-22-21, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
I recently received Rivendell's Parts & Accessories Fall-Winter 2000 No. 7 catalog after purchasing it on Ebay. Although not the version I thought it was (I was thinking it was the version with more stories and frames), nevertheless it had a couple interesting stories. And this gem:



For what it's worth, this has been my unspoken approach - with modifications - for the past 50 years. Here's to the next 50

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Old 01-22-21, 02:33 PM
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Excellent advice as always from GP. I've only been into cycling for a few years now but when I was first getting into it I felt very alienated by the GCN crowd (most of the people I know IRL who ride are in this camp). All the heart meters, cadence meters, riding challenges etc. I assumed this was what cycling was because the LBS's were also balls-out into the carbon and lycra world.

Not sure how I found out about Petersen but once I fell headlong into the Blahg and his book I realized that the things I liked about cycling were perfectly acceptable as their own discipline. I don't agree with him on *everything*, naturally. I don't like kickstands, I like my toe clips and straps, and I prefer a pristine bicycle to "beausage." But his approach has allowed me to enjoy cycling more as a result.

Anyway, as a recent convert thank you for posting this, I missed out on a lot of the classic Riv content!
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Old 01-22-21, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
For those of us that either live car-free or just enjoy riding our bike to the grocery, "3. Go short" isn't much of a problem.

Well ... unless it's freezing and wet outside and we're out of coffee.
Seattle.
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Old 01-23-21, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by acm View Post
Excellent advice as always from GP. I've only been into cycling for a few years now but when I was first getting into it I felt very alienated by the GCN crowd (most of the people I know IRL who ride are in this camp). All the heart meters, cadence meters, riding challenges etc. I assumed this was what cycling was because the LBS's were also balls-out into the carbon and lycra world.

Not sure how I found out about Petersen but once I fell headlong into the Blahg and his book I realized that the things I liked about cycling were perfectly acceptable as their own discipline. I don't agree with him on *everything*, naturally. I don't like kickstands, I like my toe clips and straps, and I prefer a pristine bicycle to "beausage." But his approach has allowed me to enjoy cycling more as a result.

Anyway, as a recent convert thank you for posting this, I missed out on a lot of the classic Riv content!
#partypace
You'd like Russ, YouTuber of Path Less Pedaled fame. He's all about not wearing lycra and enjoying the ride.
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Oddly enough, I wouldn't have understood this before I got into randonneuring and a bit of ultracycling. Before that I was a fairly typical semi-competitive recreational rider. After an SR series, particularly 400km and 600km rides that absolutely and permanently shredded my ego, what remained was the love of cycling. Any distance, any speed, any clothing, any bike anywhere. Let's ride.
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Old 01-23-21, 02:44 PM
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Seattle.
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Not impressed!
fify.

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
... my unspoken approach - with modifications - for the past 50 years. Here's to the next 50

DD
Thanks for sharing DD, I up until now I've tried to remain faithful to my one bike but apparently I've been breaking the rules... What a shame 😄, maybe I'll start looking at another bike...
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I like rules #5 and #8 the best!
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Old 02-02-21, 11:24 AM
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I think 3 and 5 are highly complementary..... imho everyone should have a bike that they can just hop on and ride for local errands (or to just clear the head) I know lot's of people who ride lots of miles, but take their car a mile to pick up a prescription
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