Are you a Cycling Dork?

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  1. lou_n

    lou_n New Member

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    20 minutes to read 15 letters....

    Do you need help with the big words?

    Just kidding, you're right I get pretty wordy.

    Fun tho.

    Almost like long-distance touring, you learn that extra 15 minutes is worth it to relax and enjoy what you're doing & have some fun rather than rushing to beat your best time, beat someone else's time or beat a deadline. I know, I have to keep learning that one over and over myself. So easy to push...

    And look at how much you've learned....

    Time well wasted.

    Cheers
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  2. Memphmann

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    I have never said that ppl who were here before me do not belong. But I am 100 generation Canadian unlike so many others. I have the right to be here and b!tch. I have little problem i ppl move here, just as long as they leave their culture in their old country. Follow our rules, culture, etc. Why do they have the right or deserve the right to change our great culture. It is like making soup. Canada is the soup, if you add too many spices (immigrants), it shall be bad. Some spices do not mix well together.

    This is my belief and I see it happening everyday. We were not meant to all live together happily. Fill a cage to full of rats.....

    Memph
     
  3. Memphmann

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    Sorry it took so long to reply, was at work....

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  4. lou_n

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    I'm new to this forum, but I have a question.

    Do you ride a bike?

    Would you like to talk about it?

    That would be fun.

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  5. Memphmann

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    Yes I ride a bike. Roughly 24-30 hours per week. This is a general forum, other threads have more bike related topics if that is what you desire. If this bothers you or too off topic, the please feel free not to read this thread......

    Memph
     
  6. Dee

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    And what great culture would that be? The one where people from Asia migrated across the Bering Stait and formed small migratory social groups and hunted prehistoric roving herds with stone-age weapons?

    Or are you saying that it was ok to change that great culture and allow several other great cultures (such as the Paleo, the Neolithic farming, and the Archaic) to form in succession, but that once Memphmann was born, great cultures should cease to develop?

    Well, YOUR ancestors didn't leave their culture in the old country (Asia), did they? Well, did they?

    Not meant by whom?
     
  7. rollers

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    Like it or don't he's right. This is, after all, The Bike Café, where all the off-topic posts should go. No matter that this thread is so far off the original thread it's off the forum altogether, it's in the right place. Rant on, everyone.
     
  8. Memphmann

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    Why are you writing about stuff that I care little about? As I wrote earlier, could care less about immigrants from a thousand years ago, just within the last hundred. More so, the last 50.

    Different cultures are different for a reason. Should not be mixed or violence could occur.

    Then again, we are all rats in a cage for our Alien gods amusement....


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  9. Memphmann

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    Another example of how ignorant immigrants attempt not to fit into our culture. My son just start pre-K and is the smartest in his class. Not because he is a genius, but because he is one of a handful of non-immigrants. The rest of these "abused" children have parents who speak English second at home. They speak their native tongue first. Why would they do this? Why be this stupid? Why put their children in this situation? This is Canada, learn to speak English.....


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  10. lou_n

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    You're right. I had assumed this was for off-topic but still-distantly-related-to-cycling stuff. I'm still fairly new to forums.

    I re-read the homepage, and all it says is 'off-topic'. My mistake.

    Well this thread certainly fits that description. And I can't disagree that it's a valid and controversial subject. Rant on, memph and company.

    However....
    I'm going to go to the 'Vintage Sears Lawnmower' user's group forum and start a thread under their Vintage Lawnmower Cafe about clipless vs. non-clipless pedals.

    Long live freedom of speech.

    Cheers
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  11. bleachtblond

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    I actually skipped over the posts I hate to read. Wow! I am getting so much better at this ignoring thing. I love all these new posts which pertain to happier things!

    To all the new folks on here...Glad to have you. To the non judgemental, non racist oldies, (meaning you have been here a while) Luv Ya...:D

    Lou...You are the coolest dork I have ever read about.:D

    Rollers..you are right! That's why i like this post. We can talk about anything and everything.:)
     
  12. Memphmann

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    Wow, you also hate like I do... :)

    Memph
     
  13. jacobxray

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    so memphman is proud of canadian culture.

    well in the same spirit i, as english, am proud of our fine cuisine and dentistry.

    next we'll have americans being proud of there countries international diplomacy and football (soccer) team.

    get real canadia is a cultural desert. you should be grateful of anybody from around the world bringing a bit of culture to you flip top head, beady eye american wannabes.

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  14. Brizza

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    Lou is immune to dorkism as a Tourist, but I'm a roadie with with little pride and dorkism in my veins,

    1. I've never used or owned a helmet mirror, though it would be very useful in races to save time looking during the sprint or break.

    2. Pro clothes are comfortable and easy to find. I wear them so long as I remember to take them with me on the weekend. I race in casual if I forget my gear :eek: which is once every couple of months.

    3. Not guilty about the old helmet.

    4. I walk through the shops in cleates regularly.

    5. I walk through the shops in my pants if I have to go to the shops following a race.

    6. Never owned one, considering one for indoor training but otherwise no,

    7. Never tucked my shirt in, silly idea.

    8. I have the hairiest legs in my club, I hear riders talk about my legs during races. I may wax during summer but I appreciate the warmth and don't give a rats about the other riders talking during a race.

    9. I am happier to hammer with A grade and be dropped in the second lap than to waste my time in a slow B Grade race. I wouldn't describe my attitude as hammering but everyone knows I push my limits.

    10. Camelbacks are great to aviod reaching for you bottle in a pack. They allow you to accelerate while drinking. They do weigh a fair bit but my bike weighs 10kg so it's not that much.

    10. a I hide my tatoos under the hair :p

    Brian
     
  15. Memphmann

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    I rather have Canada the way it use to be. When you could call a Christmas tree a Christmas tree and not insult immigrants. When French was taught as a second language, not English, etc. My country is going down the crapper because of immigrants....

    Memph
     
  16. less'go

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    " well in the same spirit i, as english, am proud of our fine cuisine and dentistry.

    hehehehehehehhehehe

    "next we'll have americans being proud of there countries international diplomacy and football (soccer) team."

    hahahahahahahahah. And did you forget our high quality television productions such as Jerry Springer. Another reason to be proud.

    " get real canadia is a cultural desert. you should be grateful of anybody from around the world bringing a bit of culture to you flip top head, beady eye american wannabes."

    I've always said there's no peskier people alive than those damn canadians, except perhaps the Belgians. ;)

    S

    P.S. you brits never fail to make me chuckle, every time I read your posts, I hear the voice of John Cleese... I think he'd agree about the pesky Canadians.












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  17. Memphmann

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    Must be in some lame races if you are able to walk around shops afterwards. Most races I have been in, I was to exhausted afterwards to walk. How slow do you accelerate that you are able to drink while not breathing faster. Also why ruin a faster "A" race by being in it? Would you enjoy the experience better in a "B" race?

    Memph
     
  18. Memphmann

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    We are great at saving both France and England from 2 WW's. Without us, both countries would be speaking German as a 1st language..... :)

    Memph
     
  19. Brizza

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    Riding home can be a problem, walking in the shops isn't.

    I find B full of sprinters who like a slow race and a fast finish.
    A allows me to work hard during the race and aim/train for bigger and better.


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  20. less'go

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    Won't take the bait, pk, not feelling feisty today and it's a waste of breath on your ignorant and presumably underdeveloped mind.

    Brizza, are you feeling feisty enough to give Memph grist for the mill?

    S
     
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