Shaving legs

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Tony Rentschler (not verified)
What next?

I wonder if these young men will continue to shave their legs as they grow older? Now might be a good time to firm up one's long-term Gillette and Shick holdings.

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Frank (not verified)
What parallel universe?

"Where everyone is given a birthname between quotation marks? Anyway, was amused by mom's quandary regarding ""Max""; thanks for the chuckle.

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John Z (not verified)
Wait until she catches him with a jar of chamois creme... (nm)
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bikesherpa (not verified)

reminds me of Breaking Away.

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JP (not verified)

"Breaking Away has held up for 26 years - fine film on cycling, growing, coming of age. And FUUUUUUUNNNNNY:

Dad: What is this?
Mom: It's sauteed zucchini.
Dad: It's I-tey food. I don't want no I-tey food.
Mom: It's not. I got it at the A&P. It's like... squash.
Dad: I know I-tey food when I hear it! It's all them ""eenie"" foods... zucchini... and linguini... and fettuccine. I want some American food, dammit! I want French fries!

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Eric Faber (not verified)
"""Breaking Away"""

I agree the film is brilliant. Ironically, the writer of the film Steve Tesich (an avid cyclist) was riding his bike when he dropped dead of a heart attack.

Learned two cool things in that movie

1. Drafting (behind the 18 wheeler)
2.Pro cyclists cheat!. (Not all of course) Remember the crowbar in the rear wheel trick? Classic!

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"Chainwheel" (not verified)
Details, details...

"""1. Drafting (behind the 18 wheeler)""

In his small chain ring no less.

""2.Pro cyclists cheat!. (Not all of course) Remember the crowbar in the rear wheel trick? Classic!""

""Everybody cheats, I just didn't know it.""

And I seem to recall it was a frame pump into the front wheel.



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Rob M (not verified)
Thats a tough neighborhood

You know you are in a tough neighborhood when you have to ride with a crowbar.

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JP (not verified)

Yes, a pump in the front wheel, as taught in the A SIGs, haha. Hard to do - you must get close, lean over and quickly slam the pump into the front wheel spokes just behind the fork - and then sprint away, hoping the victim doesn't take you out as he/she crashes. Being non-violent, I prefer the shake and bake approach, or the flick and trick. 8-)

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"Chainwheel" (not verified)
Dirty tricks

"""Yes, a pump in the front wheel, as taught in the A SIGs, haha.""

Yep. Remember the other dirty trick in Breaking Away? The guy from Team Cinzano pushes Dave's shift lever forward to upshift on a steep hill. That wouldn't work so well now with STI/Ergo.


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