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johnnyraja
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Speaking of Stevil and doing stupid shit, I actually bought one of those Bandit jackets for my brother's next birthday. He's gonna be stupid stoked:

miguelaron wrote:
obese and unamerican
is your name Fat Albert Queda by any chance?

euclid wrote:
If you never open packages or slice fruit, is life really worth living?

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 08:20
Sneaky Viking
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TimLOKOed wrote:
I haven't read Stevil's blog since it was whatever name is was two years ago. I got tired of reading about beer and burritos and people doing stupid shit.

guys who cut their own bummer lives short

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 08:27
TimArchyLime
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I think it was the bummer life thing last time I saw it.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 08:43
bexley
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This is the first I've heard of this blog, but I can't stand it already. What a circle jerk that blog's comments are, not to mention the articles themselves. What horribly misplaced sentimentality--which doesn't have to be based on knowledge, but it shouldn't be based on ignorance. What cringe-inducing attempts at clever prose.

I should've stopped reading at the exclamation mark, the first sign that something dumb was afoot.

But possibly the worst of all is the incessant, pointless use of "vintage".

Quote:
Consequently I have some very high-mileage bikes that i have owned for many years and have no need or reason ever to get rid of -one of them being a 1990-vintage Cannondale tourer that took me on a 10,000 mile solo trek around Australia 15 years ago and the other a Thorn eXp expedition tourer (vintage 2000) that has carried me all over East Africa, Asia minor, Europe and Britain and still does about 8,000 to 10,000 miles a year on the lanes of Sussex and Kent.

To be fair, this poor commenter has ostensibly ridden ~100 times the average Lovely Bicycle? [sic] reader's lifetime mileage, and was probably encouraged by the dozen-or-so instances of that word in the article.

In the end, that post is just to stroke his/her vintage cock in the e-company of some novices.

ps. I hope a certain blogger gets a real hard-on from my pointed use of penis terminology.

pps. I just wasted my time.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 08:58
FIXIE STAR
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coppi wrote:
Quote:
This approach tends to evoke polarised reactions. On the one hand, I've noticed that beginners - and particularly female readers who are just getting into cycling - respond to blogs written by other beginners more than they do to blogs written by experts. On the other hand, there is a great deal of scorn aimed at such blogs in some internet circles - mainly on male-dominated cycling forums. The other day I received a link to a venomous thread where the forum members basically take turns quoting snippets from my posts and mocking my writing. It might have upset me, if I hadn't witnessed a near-identical thread attacking another woman's blog on a different cycling forum several months earlier. The bashing we get from these guys is predictable: We are silly, we are consumerist, we know nothing about cycling yet presume to advise others, and our writing is annoying. Whether they have a point is not for me to judge, and it's useless to defend myself against grown men who get off on mocking other human beings. But I'd like to explore the question of why a beginner's writing about cycling can be more compelling to some audiences than that of an expert.

she could've saved a lot of time if she just said "BAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW"

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 16:26
bexley
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Quote:
Whether they have a point is not for me to judge, and it's useless to defend myself against grown men who get off on mocking other human beings.

Ah, whether we have a point in saying that her writing is asinine is somehow not for her to judge, but the second part is totally her domain.

And way to discredit those who think you're an idiot with the great big sexist brush that you can't even wield.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 18:07
NOVELTYNAME
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when's lovelybike gonna offer a counterpoint?
when
when
when
when
when
when

"Folks want options!"

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 18:47
Altoid
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She'll just show us up by getting involved in randonneuring, only to discover to her surprise that despite the pleasant lilt of the word it is less about gently twirling down to a local inn to fill a basket with warm bread than about middle aged hard men on crabon bikes vomiting and bragging about not being able to open doors.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 19:10
obnoxious child

Whens lovely bike gonna post nude? Dat ass

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 00:23
aerobear
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Buffalo Bill wrote:
http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2011/05/on-sentimentality-and-retiring-old.html

Lol, she thinks this frame doesn't fit her because the top tube is too short:

Quote:
Later in the summer I will face a similar dilemma with my vintage Moser fixed gear conversion. It feels too small.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 00:28
obnoxious child

Also what's up with italicized brifter all the time? I wanna go over to her and how her how to work my "brifter"

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 00:33
Toast
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Altoid wrote:
She'll just show us up by getting involved in randonneuring, only to discover to her surprise that despite the pleasant lilt of the word it is less about gently twirling down to a local inn to fill a basket with warm bread than about middle aged hard men on crabon bikes vomiting and bragging about not being able to open doors.

fuck! awesome!

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 00:36
JUGE FREDD
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aerobear wrote:
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

so pathetic coz it's probably the only bike she has that would actually fit her

(all her "loop frame" bikes don't count, they 'fit' everybody)

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 01:14
bexley
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Toast wrote:
Altoid wrote:
She'll just show us up by getting involved in randonneuring, only to discover to her surprise that despite the pleasant lilt of the word it is less about gently twirling down to a local inn to fill a basket with warm bread than about middle aged hard men on crabon bikes vomiting and bragging about not being able to open doors.

fuck! awesome!

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 02:57
Cadence
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FIXIE STAR wrote:
coppi wrote:
Quote:
This approach tends to evoke polarised reactions. On the one hand, I've noticed that beginners - and particularly female readers who are just getting into cycling - respond to blogs written by other beginners more than they do to blogs written by experts. On the other hand, there is a great deal of scorn aimed at such blogs in some internet circles - mainly on male-dominated cycling forums. The other day I received a link to a venomous thread where the forum members basically take turns quoting snippets from my posts and mocking my writing. It might have upset me, if I hadn't witnessed a near-identical thread attacking another woman's blog on a different cycling forum several months earlier. The bashing we get from these guys is predictable: We are silly, we are consumerist, we know nothing about cycling yet presume to advise others, and our writing is annoying. Whether they have a point is not for me to judge, and it's useless to defend myself against grown men who get off on mocking other human beings. But I'd like to explore the question of why a beginner's writing about cycling can be more compelling to some audiences than that of an expert.

she could've saved a lot of time if she just said "BAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW"

Aaaaand /thread.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 03:15
TimArchyLime
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Monocle wrote:
Also what's up with italicized brifter all the time? I wanna go over to her and how her how to work my "brifter"

Y'all need to chill on the sexual references. There's a point at which she starts to be right about the sexism and misogyny towards female cyclists.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 07:45
cookietruck
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TimLOKOed wrote:
Monocle wrote:
Also what's up with italicized brifter all the time? I wanna go over to her and how her how to work my "brifter"

Y'all need to chill on the sexual references. There's a point at which she starts to be right about the sexism and misogyny towards female cyclists.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 08:14
cookietruck
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aerobear wrote:
Buffalo Bill wrote:
http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2011/05/on-sentimentality-and-retiring-old.html

Lol, she thinks this frame doesn't fit her because the top tube is too short:

Quote:
Later in the summer I will face a similar dilemma with my vintage Moser fixed gear conversion. It feels too small.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

whoa. i was wondering what frame that stubby excuse for a stem was on.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 08:15
TimArchyLime
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She probably can't get the proper leg extension without exposing the post past the Rivendell minimum insertion limit, which is 6cm from the saddle clamp.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 08:52
obnoxious child

Girls can't ride bikes zomg sexual girl bike reference is real reference

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 09:12
timberland boots
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Stop being an idiot

Anal Beads Al-Qaeda Ball Gag NAMBLA

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 09:32
Russell
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tell the ocean to stop being so salty.

to quote aek on something else stupid you said,

aek wrote:
Well, you had a forgettable run now gtfo.

MoonCat wrote:
Americas turban

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 09:37
TimArchyLime
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Trying to find some jackass stuff from our other favorite blogs (prolly and CWMD). Prolly seems to be laying low after his rando bike disaster and CWMD is just selling all his jackass stuff.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 10:36
aek
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I seriously can't imagine that we've made fun of girls more than boys with regard to anything. We joke on Prolly and WMD and, fuck, like 90% of the guys we see on bikes.

Hey Lovely Bicycle!, all things being equal if you were a guy we would have joked on you just as hard. If it weren't for the incessant italics and misinformation then we probably wouldn't have ever given a fuck.

You seem nice and enthusiastic, but this is in teh interwebz and people who know you're wrong will find out and make it known. Given all of this, the correct response from you still would have been AYHSMB.

Monocle, you're an asshole and an idiot. GTFO.

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:27
TimArchyLime
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Today, Velouria discovers that everyone who told her that a rivendell is not good for fast group rides was right. Honestly, her learning curve is quite steep. I fully expect her to be ashamed of her own blog within 6 months.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:42
Ashes Dust
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TimLOKOed wrote:
Prolly seems to be laying low after his rando bike disaster

I'm waiting for the Prolly meltdown when the Fed's squeeze around Armstrong gets even tighter.

LOL. Stay right there. Imma go put some cones out. - Heath
edit2: dont GIS, i did, dont. NSFW - Miguel

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:48
NOVELTYNAME
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TimLOKOed wrote:
ashamed of her own blog

TimLOKOed wrote:
ashamed of her own blog

TimLOKOed wrote:
ashamed of her own blog

TimLOKOed wrote:
ashamed of her own blog

TimLOKOed wrote:
ashamed of her own blog

=98%of the internet

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 12:06
Fergie

Altoid wrote:
She'll just show us up by getting involved in randonneuring, only to discover to her surprise that despite the pleasant lilt of the word it is less about gently twirling down to a local inn to fill a basket with warm bread than about middle aged hard men on crabon bikes vomiting and bragging about not being able to open doors.

This is the most awesome thing I've read all week

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 12:13
cookietruck
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just wait til weapon of cycling mass destruction actaully stars building frames
that's what he's selling all his shit for right...frame building toolz?

can't wait to see some extremely jackass fraem designs from him
can we predict maybe even a touring bike with track geo and track drops?
LULZ

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 12:17
aek
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lol

Velouria wrote:
I don't mind admitting that I'm plain scared when riding it at 25mph+ downhill - scared of the narrow tires, scared of the carbon fork, and scared of its precise but aggressive cornering.

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 12:24
pixieshatintruck
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she should just get a mercian trike
lol

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 12:33
TimArchyLime
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For someone who advocates just getting on bikes and riding just for fun, she sure does like to over-analyze things.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 12:37
johnnyraja
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Dude, precise steering scares the piss outta me. That's why I only use plywood forks on my bike.

miguelaron wrote:
obese and unamerican
is your name Fat Albert Queda by any chance?

euclid wrote:
If you never open packages or slice fruit, is life really worth living?

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 12:39
Larry Winget
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TimLOKOed wrote:
For someone who advocates just getting on bikes and riding just for fun, she sure does like to over-analyze things.

At the risk of sexisim, in my experience this kind of over-analysis is unique to women and talking it out is a big part of it. I'm sure there is a large portion of her readership that finds it very reassuring.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 13:17
TimArchyLime
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Dunno if its really a female thing. A lot of men get overly technical about things like this. How many conversations do we have about fork rake or the right size for a handlebar bag? But, we pretty overtly state our purpose to be disassembling cycling and discussing its various components. She's come out pretty adamantly against just this type of thing.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 13:55
NOVELTYNAME
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yea, but have you seen how shitty her bikes are set up?
i would be embarassed to ride anything like that

"Folks want options!"

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 13:59
TimArchyLime
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Dunno man. Her bikes are pretty perfect, coming from a vintage/Riv perspective. A little too perfect if you ask me. Except the Seven of course.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 14:17
Larry Winget
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TimLOKOed wrote:
Dunno if its really a female thing. A lot of men get overly technical about things like this. How many conversations do we have about fork rake or the right size for a handlebar bag? But, we pretty overtly state our purpose to be disassembling cycling and discussing its various components. She's come out pretty adamantly against just this type of thing.

I guess it's difficult to articulate, but it seems that there is the more commonly male way of overthinking things which you have described above, and then there's what she's doing.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 14:19
TimArchyLime
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She's discussing her thought process out loud. Many people would consider these things when going to their first group ride on a road bike, but not everyone would discuss them out loud, let alone on a blog. I think most of us would keep fears like this to ourselves (probably out of fear of embarrassment) and do what we felt was necessary.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 14:29
Altoid
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It's amusing given all the overanalysis that she hasn't noted a legitimate woman-centric issue here. Part of the reason big strong former racers like Jan Heine and Grant Peterson endorse tank bikes is that they're big strong former racers and the weight of the tank bike is much less of an issue for them than it is for the smaller rider. I mean yes, of course the Seven climbs faster than the Rivendell for her, it probably represents 15% of her weight rather than 30%. Meanwhile the same Riv would probably represent, what, 20% of GP's body weight? The implication is that the iBob-approved bike might not, lovely as it is, be quite the all-rounder for a bantamweight that it is for a bigger person, something it would be interesting to see explored, but which you'd have to have a bit of experience on different kinds of bikes to realize.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 15:01
dmotobear
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Sneaky Viking wrote:
guys who cut their own bummer lives short

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 15:13
cookietruck
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lolwut
don't worry bro summer ain't going nowhere for atleast 5 months

http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2011/05/recent_roll_touring_bike_antic.php#disqus_thread

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 16:55
pixieshatintruck
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it ain't even hot yet
it says 98 on my computer sheeeeeit
just wait LOL
soon he won't even wanna ride a bike during the day

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 18:03
dougtruck
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i read garro's blog
and sometimes my buddy's sardine blog
dave moulton is also cool
thats about it though

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:30
dougtruck
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TC: tarck member andrebear has a pretty damn good blog on sports nutrition

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:32
dmotobear
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poast link!

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:20
obnoxious child

Hey aek jar of dicks

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 21:48
VT regularbike
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Monocle wrote:
Hey aek jar of dicks

Who the fuck are you to give out jars of dicks get the fuck out of her and go back and throw some more dicks in your ass.

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 21:58
mander
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Monocle wrote:
Hey aek jar of dicks

no

u

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 22:21
Eric Estlund

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 00:58

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