This is where you comment a bunch and tell me how you can't imagine your life without this blog... keep it going! etc...
I still can't believe nobody aksed about the chicken and rabbit...
"Keep it going"? Dude, you're unstoppable!Can you imagine your life without your blog?I read it regularly.You're welcome.
Congratulations!! Your blog and your beer are great!
I always look forward to reading your posts, even though I disagree with you on most things (like tires, wheels, brakes, shoes, frames...) - Ventura
Actually as demonstrated by this post, I would argue you are a merely a prolific blogger rather than a verbose windbag. Pat on the other hand...
well that's more like it!Ventura - fine -- brakes, frames, shoes, wheels. I can live with that. But how is it possible to disagree with me on tires? Have you tried the high zooters I'm always on about (specifically: GB Cerfs, Hetres; Challenge white fancy Grifos; Pacenti Quasi's; and the lowly Pasala -- nonTG)? Pason: aptly put. Pat is a carrier-on'er of the highest order.
I find verbose windbags interesting. Especially when they have interesting things to say. ;-)Here's to five more years!
Five years doth not a wind bag make. Six, maybe.
No, I haven't ridden any of your favorite tires. I'm not interested in fixing flat tires on the road, though I do plenty of tire swaps at home. I think when a non-cyclist sees one of us fixing a flat, it's just one more reason for them to drive instead of riding.Also, I do try to avoid glass and other road debris, and I don't ride in the gutter. - Ventura
Hey everyone, I'm a brand new poster on this forum and I believe I should tell you a bit about myself. Well, I'm a guy, plus I read classical studies at my university. I really anticipate eagerly conversing with all you members about these interesting topics discussed here in such depth and detail. Bye for now.
Ventura -- You were ready for my reply! Nice. Fair enough. I know way more "don't want to get a flat no matter what" cyclists than the "I want speed, comfort, and damn the flats" cyclsits. I'm ok being in the minority on this one. I also have the advantage of working remotely and not having very many instances where I have to be anywhere in a rush. I recognize that. If that changed, I might have a "can't get a flat" set up on one bike.I'm also ok with drivers (or anyone) seeing me change a flat. It really doesn't matter to me how that might impact the perception of a driver's view of cycling. And if I did, I still wouldn't ride flat proof tires to solve that.Hank: nice. Thaks for that.
It's kind of nice to be able to just pull over, fix a flat, and go. If you get a flat in your car, you have to go through the hassle of putting on the spare tire or else leave the car there while you haul the wheel away to have the flat fixed, or tow the car. And you can't fix it yourself... you have to take that entire wheel to the tire shop, one way or another.Having a flat tire is a hassle for anyone - bike or car. It's just part of the deal when you chose to take your own vehicle anywhere, rather than walking or using public transit.I think many car-centric people want to look for any reason to find cycling inconvenient - and they'll find it anywhere. People are used to driving, so they don't really look at how much of a hassle it can be too. Parking, flat tires, running out of gas, breaking down, having to stick to roads, traffic jams....Inconveniences are everywhere.BTW John, nice work on 5 years. I think this is a great blog... at this point, it's the only one I'm keeping up with, so here's hoping it stick around for another 5. :-)
Please read "dost not" for "doth not."Apologies for any confusion, and a "h/t" to Hank for the correction.
Late to the conversation and trying to figure out how I ended up under the verbose bus. Hmmm, on second thought, I, uhhm . . . nevermind. (Jason, paybacks are hell ;-)But John, seriously, your blog is a magnet for bike freaks around these parts. It's quite a habit we've all gotten into. It's no small effort, I know, but it's a fairly big deal. Thanks, man.Glen, you can stop now.Hank, you forgot to tell us your sign. Or is that for your second post.
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