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Zephyr0's picture
Zephyr0
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Those better be MPH and not kph. otherwise you really weren't trying.

Rashkavar
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You know she's only road biking because she's walking-wounded, right?

And this is Canada (note the ".ca" url). It's always kilometers. "Miles" in Canadian is an abstract term derived from an archaic unit of measure, used much in the same way that one would refer to "tons of bananas" (assuming one is not a banana importer).

Zephyr0's picture
Zephyr0
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Yes I do know that. I'm a cyclist (MTB turned road/cross) myself and even here in the US we refer to ride distances and speeds in metric on occasion. Additionally, I live in Seattle and appreciate the need for fenders, as does almost every other cyclist, racing or not, and if someone sees you putting out an effort with them on you will be (jokingly, because they will also be riding with them) called out on it.

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thisfox
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Fenders. What is fenders? I don't see any big bundles of rope on her bike, so I'm guessing they're not the things we use as fenders on boats.
Sorry, I'm from Oz, sometimes there's language drift.
I really can't see anything odd about the bike at all. What could "fenders" be?

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Θωμας
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Mudguards.

thisfox's picture
thisfox
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OOoooooh. Thankyou! :D :D

...I can't imagine riding a bike without mudguards. What would you do about all the water being kicked up? Perhaps people without mudguards only ride on really really dry days. Although having had dust kick-up, even a dry day needs a mudguard. Perhaps it's dirtier all round, down here in Oz.

Rashkavar
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There are places where there is nothing but rock. No dust to worry about, and the water drains away within minutes of the last rainfall. Lots of mountainbikers like these areas, at least in North America.

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Jam
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A racing bike wouldn't have mudguards/fenders because every ounce counts, many mountain bikers also don't use them because they are somewhat of a lost cause.

I like slow paced distance rides, this is my commuter bike which I'm often riding in the rain. Fenders are alright by me!

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scottven
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I love my tank of a commuter bike with the fenders and cargo rack all welded on. My serious road biking friends all laugh at it, but it goes everywhere and gets me wherever I want to go.

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Fuseblower
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Er, yes. Last time I took the mudguards off a bike, the amount of muck and dirt on the insides of them nearly doubled the weight! Apparently the compromise solution is to have very short ones just in the right places to deflect mud from going in your eye, or forming a neat line up your back...

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