"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle."
Ernest Hemingwayemail me if google hasn't got the answer..
What is affordable?
So maybe you should learn to dress yourself.
No - even in my bunch we don’t understand how who got invited etc. & there are some very seasoned riders in the bunch
Even Simon Mottram (CEO of Rapha) doesn’t know.
Define “properly” & a ‘real thing’, as I’m riding most mornings unless travelling or injured or ill.
FYI - I took a 5 year break due to having to relocate to a new country (Hong Kong) for work & not able to cycle due to a heavy flying schedule, think a total of 1 week a month in the air or waiting at airports..
& yes I did see a bunch fly by & thought CUSS it, I’m going to get me one of those C59s with some Campy SuperRecord goodness.
Oh, did you also read that I chose to ease back into cycling last year with 2 months on a single speed during winter then a mid-entry level bike (CLX3.0) for 4 months before deciding I’m ready to get back into cycling..
Did you also discover via STRAVA.com that at my current trajectory I will do 10,000km in 2012 even though I had 2 months off due to a broken elbow & 1 month off due to EpicManFlu. & I broke my elbow whilst cycling.
Yeah it’s a real thing when I get up at 0515 most mornings to squeeze into my Lycra rain or shine before work or play.
How about asking “your” friend why else he/she follows me, because the bRog is not just about the bike.
I assume you have anonymously told him/her to get ‘real’.
WIll it be un-real if I get another C59 & maybe go Campy SuperRecord EPS this time.
See you on the hills or do you just follow blogs?
Not according to FaceBook..
Does that make me PappaX?
The internet is a wonderful place.
But reality is even better.
The Dorkier the better I say as there is enough of these “DressedByTheInternet” understudies out there.
How about you, have you found a buddy?
As well as Rolex, Leica, FIAT, Colnago & The United Nations.
Why do you ask “2 dogs”?
Back off as my “dance card” is full & Ms X is the keeper..
Are you disappointed because I can or because you can’t?
FYI > A$10,000 (so >US$10,000) & around 250km plus an average 1800m elevation a week. Do the math.
Why wear Japanese RAW denim jeans?
Why wear a Rolex or “insert luxury brand”
Why Apple instead of Samsung? Oh that’s easy..
Because I can..
Only if you are Mexican.
Don’t tell anyone, but I’m not really Italian..
I wear LongWongs & that’s all that maters..
Are you a WingDing cause I’m a WongDong