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Last Post 03/01/2016 10:55 AM by Kenny Gonzales. 8 Replies.
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Cranky Tom

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02/22/2016 10:27 PM
This is a good read. The joy of cycling shouldn't be controversial anywhere. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/world/middleeast/gaza-women-on-bikes-face-a-long-road-to-acceptance.html?_r=0 (My apologies that I still don't know how to make a link live).
Dale

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02/23/2016 08:15 AM
I don't know whether to be happy for these woman or despondent that the world is so messed up that this is even a story.
Gonzo Cyclist

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02/23/2016 09:21 AM
No doubt Dale......no doubt.....
It is just amazing how screwed up, and how ancient these cultures seem in that part of the world
79pmooney

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02/23/2016 10:21 AM
Perspective guys. 130 years ago it wasn't that different in this country or the UK. And the good part is the bicycle is probably going to do the same thing over there it did here (to the dismay of the men).

Ben
79pmooney

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02/23/2016 10:44 AM
Slightly further down the road to enlightenment - Afghanistan.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/02/news/afghan-womens-team-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize_396238

I have a photo of our first woman national champion, Doris Kopsky, 1937. She is sitting up on her bike, hands on the shoulders of the two men beside her on their bikes. Racing attire that would look completely in place now (if her shorts were a lot longer!) It wasn't much of a race. Kopsey's dad was an ex-pro who built her a bike that fit. (In addition to seeing photos of her on it, I have met her and seen the bike at a trade show. The first true woman's racing bike.) She rode and raced with the men of the club. Completely scandalous behavior. But it put her in a different league from all the other women.

Ben
Orange Crush

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02/23/2016 11:16 AM
Posted By Kenny Gonzales on 02/23/2016 09:21 AM
No doubt Dale......no doubt.....
It is just amazing how screwed up, and how ancient these cultures seem in that part of the world


Enter Trump or Kasish, LOL!
Gonzo Cyclist

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02/23/2016 12:07 PM
ha ha ha ha OC, just spewed my coffee all over my keyboard!!

If Trump gets elected, I'm leaving the country for sure........I'm hispanic, so, you know.......ha ha ha

Yeah Ben, at least we evolved, thank gawd, not so sure with these guys, I think they would rather go backwards in time...
Orange Crush

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02/23/2016 12:29 PM
This one is funny GC:

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/joke-website-inviting-americans-to-move-to-cape-breton-if-trump-wins-election-gets-100000-serious-responses

Joking aside, Cape Breton is must see; awesome place for scenery and awesome dialects.
Gonzo Cyclist

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03/01/2016 10:55 AM
That is too funny OC!!

Thanks!!

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