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4/24/13 7:16 A

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So very true.

"Excellence is but for the few."


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BUNNYGIRL53's Photo BUNNYGIRL53 Posts: 619
4/21/13 10:11 A

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Beer & pizza? Yup, that is a good reason to ride. After my 17.5 mile ride yesterday, I had a hot dog...wow! it was good and I didn't regret one minute of it. "Eat to ride, ride to eat"...woo hoo! emoticon

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4/21/13 9:43 A

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I really like the math on the "mpg" of human powered modes of transportation. Most avid cyclist ride bikes for adventure, fun and/or camaraderie. Since I become a grown-up, I can't remember the last time I rode a bike to get from point A to point B.

I ride for a combination of fitness, fun and adventure. The fellow that wrote the blog about human MPG was equating a gallon of lard with gallon of gasoline as equivalent human fuel compared to car fuel. The "real" cyclist that I know, which includes a few pros, will tell you that bike fuel is beer! Of course, these guys and gals they fill their fuel tanks after the ride.

Now, beer is not part of a sensible weight-loss program. However, the calories burned during competitive events such as the Leadville 100 mile mountain bike race cannot easily be replenished without consumption of beer and pizza!

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The people that do Leadville races get 100 miles per beer!


No one has ever drowned in sweat.
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"The strongest have their moments of fatigue."
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"It ain't bragging if you can do it."
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" Not everyone who looks fast really is, and not everyone who looks slow really is."
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4/18/13 9:33 A

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I am definitely sharing your last paragraph with the Hub!

Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.


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VHALKYRIE's Photo VHALKYRIE Posts: 2,017
4/17/13 7:27 P

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I love that link!! Way too cool!

With my Walk to Rivendell challenge and my bike miles going simultaneously, I can't help but notice how much faster Frodo and Sam could have got to Mordor if they had a cyclocross bike!

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"The most effective way to do it, is to do it." - Amelia Earhart

Single serving tips and recipes, suitable for couples and singles! shortcutmenus.com


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4/12/13 1:08 P

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And here's something to share with your non-riding friends: www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportatio
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Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.


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4/12/13 1:06 P

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I've read the bicycle is the most efficient machine ever invented. Good to know that you're getting nearly 300 mph when riding around town. And remember, there's no environmental downside to fueling your commute with food. Even electric cars have an environmental downside. (I live in an area that's primarily hydropower and wind power, with a little nuclear. While hyrdro & wind are clean and renewable, we're learning the impact they have on fish and bats.) physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/2011/11
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Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.


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