Thursday, November 20, 2008

Storm and more storms / Blog Genderanalizer

I was surprised to read in a local cycling forum this week that people were still discussing the possibility of doing the Mt Nebo Wednesday Ride, when the area had been badly hit by what the locals called a terrifying storm a couple of nights earlier. Something like, the worst since 1984... or was it 1974?
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"I'll be going, don't care about debris, debris shmebris, if it rains, even better, .... If nobody's coming, I'll go in my own time then, ..." Wrote the ever keen anonymous rider.
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While the SES , an amazing organisation by the way, crews worked hard to clean up the mess and the Army was called in to help people find the roofs of their houses, e-mails and text messages with the usual "Are we still going?" or "Nebo tomorrow?" were still circulating. What the h...?
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Don't take me wrong, I love that ride but don't we cyclists read anything else than cycling news and cycling forums (and blogs)? Or, there is a new secret bunch, to which I haven't been invited to be part of, riding cycle cross bikes to McAfee's Lookout. I better fit a couple of Pave Evo tires to the R3 and try to infiltrate the new trend setting group soon.
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Seriously, sometimes I try to understand why we cyclists need to keep riding our bikes, or go training, as bad as we do. We do, don't we? I don't try to analyse anybody else, I just look at myself and ask why I miss riding that much. When an environmental, or as a matter of fact any sort of hurdle is presented to us, preventing us from turning our legs, we just try to ignore it or we accept it and start feeling really bad.
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Must be time to get on the trainer!!
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XXThe sunset before the storm
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Then, the storm came...
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XXOur usual way to Mt Nebo, next morning...
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The next morning on Mt Nebo Road

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The right choice of tires...
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Blog Genderanalizer
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Having done a bit of research, despite the "You should be riding your bike!" that I can hear, I came across a lot of new blogs and a lot of information on bloggers as well. I am very new at it, still I am part of a group of millions that have been doing it for a while now. Not very long, really, blogging has been going for five years or so...
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The topics are almost infinite and one can spend hours, days on the computer reading and learning by reading blogs. In a conversation with my physio, he admitted using the medium to do his Masters studies as directed by his tutor. What a great information tool it is.
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In a funny theme, I found this site which is circulating on blogs around the world. And below is my result:
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I am a female blogger!!!

Have a safe ride!

3 comments:

Groover said...

I knew that he was in touch with his female side ... :-)

Chris said...

I tried that thing a few days ago and it said I was like 51% male or something. Everyone knows I OOZE MALE. :)

AMRcyclist said...

I tried again, as one would with the sort of result I got, and I became even more feminine... :-)

 
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