[CR]Poseurs and limited riding ability...

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

From: Tom Sanders <tsan7759142@sbcglobal.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 06:57:58 -0400
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Subject: [CR]Poseurs and limited riding ability...

We have nearly all had periods when our riding ability was limited. Many of us who put mileage on bikes have suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune. Often we were lucky to ever ride again. Whether bouncing off cars, water fountains, pavement, or suffering less dramatic things like illnesses, crap just happens. I'd sure hate to think that anyone encountering someone during such a period would jump to the conclusion that someone riding only a mile or so to a bike shop to discuss his beloved hobby would be hastily judged a Poseur. I remember carrying a sling in my pocket to put it on after arriving somewhere on more than one occasion.
   Some like myself now find that the longer 65 mile rides they once enjoyed are so uncomfortable that they engage in them on only special occasions. Even sleeping through the night is often impossible thanks to old cycling injuries sometimes...go slow judging others... I might add, though, that getting out of bed at 3 AM because your shoulders or back hurts and checking E-Bay sure brings you a lot of neat just listed cycling stuff...I probably shouldn't be letting that one out of the bag! Tom Sanders Lansing, Mi USA