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Cycling, I just don't get it

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webmaster | 04/24/12

I ran into a large group of cyclists over the weekend, all decked out in the whole spandex-shorts-and-mollusk-shaped-helmets uniform.

I was coming back from Fresno and had pulled my truck over for gas in the Ranchos. They had pulled over for water. We were each in the midst of a 25-mile journey.

Mine was more exhausting. I had to get out, stretch and rehydrate. They each drank about a thimble of water.

And then I just had to ask. Why? Why would any sane person want to strap their goods inside a latex suit on a 100 degree day and pedal? Just pedal. Over and over and over...


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