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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:37 am 
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I've been riding bikes all my life, I've always felt that people who ride bikes get the point - whether they're roadies, MTBers, commuters, couriers - and people who don't ride bikes don't get it. Not really bothered about whether it's cool or not - it's environmentally friendly, and if you do enough of it you end up in pretty good shape physically - doesn't that automatically make it cool these days?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:35 am 
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Charlieboy28 wrote:
I think therefore I am

I think I am cool, therefore I am cool

I am cool, I cycle, ergo cycling is cool

That, there, is where logic failed you, or you failed logic.
Charlieboy28 wrote:
irrefutable logic i think you will find

"Would that it were... would that it were"


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:40 am 
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You aremostly responding to how you feel which is a tiny percentage of a tiny percentage of a tiny percentage.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:35 pm 
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NeilM wrote:
You think that cyclists we are perceived as gay, you wanna try telling people you ride a horse :shock:


I do, and I do, and everytime I wait for the comments.... so I get in there quick and mention the fact that most horseriders are women, so that means there's always plenty of fit women walking about in tight jodhpurs :D

ok, so it's not all peachy buns all the time, you get some double-decker buses, but on average it's worth it :D :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:02 pm 
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cycling is cool.
retro cycling is mind blowing.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:05 pm 
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I really hope I don't have to trawl Google for horse riding coolness.

Horse riding is literally the coolest cool thing ever in the history of coolness.

The bicycle is basically the horse that doesn't shit on the lawn.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:26 pm 
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As I'm 45, I seriously doubt that anything I do will be cool.

Fortunately I also don't care, because I'm 45.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:46 pm 
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I vote uncool. Let's face it, there are few things more ridiculous looking than a man in lycra. Stylish it ain't. And I imagine mtb'ers are generally looked upon as big kids who never grew up after bmx. It's certainly true in my case :D

And then we have the two chaps below who, like it or not, are probably the highest profile cyclists in the UK today :oops:

Very uncool -

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:26 pm 
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I reckon there might be a few higher profile cyclists...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:55 pm 
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I prefer NOT to be cool.Cool for me means keeping up with the Jones's and having to have every bit of kit poss to go with that uber expensive MTB/Road bike.Cool for me means my bike is more of a target for theives.Cool is the right to charge more than you should for bike parts.

Uncool lets me wear my helmet.Uncool lets me pick up cycling bargains at car boots sales.Uncool lets me go for a ride without my clothing helping me to look the same colour as the bike.Uncool just lets me get on with riding rather than taking the talk.

In the Eighties I road BMX when they were seen as old hat compared to MTBs.I now ride MTB 20 odd years later but only because I cant go far on A BMX anymore.Any way BMX is cool again.... :wink: :D


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