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Thought I'd give you'all a "smile"(34 posts)

Thought I'd give you'all a "smile"Len J
Jan 7, 2004 3:43 PM
I was wandering on Bike and came across the following post. It made me laugh. It also had 10 pages of responses (as you would imagine).

Definitely falls under the "you learn something every day" catagory

Bicycle smile Post #1

Remember the movie "The Road to Wellville" and the the bicycle scene where the one girl is describing to the other how she likes to ride her bicycle and how it results in a "bicycle smile"?

I was feeling pretty blue after breaking up with my boyfriend Saturday and decided to go for a long bike ride in the country. For some reason, I don't know why, I started thinking about that movie and that scene so I thought I'd try it myself just to see.

My favorite route takes me out on country roads. While the roads aren't teeth chattering rough they aren't silky smooth either. But there is one that is just course enough to create a gentle vibration that resonates throughout the whole bike.

I'll spare you the finer details but I learned that by adjusting my speed I controled the intensity of the vibration and the rest pretty much came down to finding the right saddle position. After riding several miles and while coasting down a long gentle hill I achieved my first bicycle smile!!!

When I tried to discuss it with some of my girl friends who cycle they thought I was nuts. I don't think I'm nuts but since they reacted the way they did I'm now wondering if it is not a very common thing. So did I just get lucky or are my friends just being square? How common is this? Have any of you girls here had the pleasure of a "bicycle smile"?

P.S. My boyfriend bought me the bike but I kept it after the breakup. Now I think I love it more than I did him!

I don't know if this was posted by a troll or not, but I thought you would enjoy it none the less.

Sometimes it s%cks to be a man....KG 361
Jan 7, 2004 3:56 PM
but it must be great being a bicycle seat (especially that one!) =)
so riding a tandem with her would be foreplay? nmDougSloan
Jan 7, 2004 3:59 PM
This looks like a job for Sexual Harrassment Panda! nmowmynads
Jan 7, 2004 4:02 PM
... tell the truth...Akirasho
Jan 7, 2004 4:03 PM
... you really got this post from a Penthouse letter...

... and, gurlz??? Do you???

Be the bike.
... tell the truth...Len J
Jan 7, 2004 4:06 PM
Look for yourself.

... I can't...Akirasho
Jan 7, 2004 4:11 PM
cuz it would answer the following question some of my riding buddies have had when we see some gurlz on bikes...

Q. Is that a bicycle between your legs or are you just happy to see me
A. oh, it's a bicycle...

... and I can't handle the truth!!!

Be the bike.
So, if this is true, it would follow that....KG 361
Jan 7, 2004 6:41 PM
women would prefer the " rough ride" of aluminum as opposed to the "damped" ride characteristics of Ti or carbon. Or maybe they prefer the "more lively" ride of steel. Ladies? =)
Thanks for the post but...jtolleson
Jan 7, 2004 7:25 PM
I'm skeptical. Never had the ... uh... pleasure I guess.

It just isn't the right point of contact, and certainly generating a sufficient uniform .... er ... vibration would be impossible I think.
try lowering the handlebars nmDougSloan
Jan 7, 2004 10:00 PM
LOL, & find a chip & seal road. nmLen J
Jan 8, 2004 4:29 AM
... and 200 psi tubulars nmDougSloan
Jan 8, 2004 7:13 AM
As if we're experts on the subject. nmLen J
Jan 8, 2004 7:16 AM
hey, it's fun to act like itDougSloan
Jan 8, 2004 7:54 AM
Actually, when I was a biology major I took a class in psychophysiology, and about half the semester was on the physiology of the sex organs (which is mostly the brain, btw). That, combined with having dated a few women all to eager to teach me to be an expert on the subject... well, you get the picture. ;-)

It's more fun to admit you have much to learn.............Len J
Jan 8, 2004 7:58 AM
and you only learn by doing.

of course! nmDougSloan
Jan 8, 2004 8:18 AM
So that's what the problem isFez
Jan 8, 2004 8:09 AM
You wrote:

"the physiology of the sex organs (which is mostly the brain, btw)"

One would think a better job could be done if the brain was involved.
the brainDougSloan
Jan 8, 2004 8:23 AM
Actually, I think it works better if the brain stays out of the way.
I thought the brain's function wasFez
Jan 8, 2004 8:43 AM
to simply made the decision whether to go ahead or not. If it decides yes, then the brain doesn't function any more.

Beer tends to reduce the accuracy of the above mentioned brain function.
... 200 psi tubulars...russw19
Jan 8, 2004 7:16 AM
Doug, I don't know about your tubular experience, but all the tubbies I have ever riden that can take 200 psi still ride smoother than old crusty 27x1 1/4 Cheng Shin tires...

Ride an old 70's Schwinn down those rodes and you'll be grinning from ear to ear (if you are a lady.) Guys may think otherwise.

Jan 8, 2004 7:51 AM
I've ridden Tufo's, Vittorias, Conti's, Veloflex, and probably a few more, and anything over about 160 psi feels like solid steel, particular on chip seal.

Now, lower them to about 120-130, and they ride like a dream, especially the Vittoria or Veloflex.

Uh, Len...Fez
Jan 7, 2004 8:37 PM
Do you want to explain what the heck you were doing on the Womens Cycling Forum?

Interesting post, nonetheless. Good for a few laughs.
I was curious...........Len J
Jan 8, 2004 4:28 AM
as to what topics were women specific. DUH.

There's other bike forums!?1? ;) - nmJL
Jan 8, 2004 7:33 AM
Where's my girlfriend to take this tension away!!!!! nmeschelon
Jan 8, 2004 7:39 AM
the "bottom" line...DougSloan
Jan 8, 2004 7:56 AM
I think the bottom line here is that any woman able to get off on a bike has *got* to be fun... :-)
I know who wrote that !! this is her !!!african
Jan 8, 2004 8:05 AM
say hello to Tammy boys.....
This is a great pic to maximize my stamina! nmeschelon
Jan 8, 2004 8:15 AM
I laughed so hard my eyes started to tear.NMtoronto-rider
Jan 8, 2004 8:33 AM
Dude looks like a lady... oh wait... ''she'' is!!! (nm)Akirasho
Jan 8, 2004 1:21 PM
That pic should have an Aerosmith embedded mpeg or midi...

Be the bike.
Wipe that "smile" off your facepedalAZ
Jan 8, 2004 1:29 PM
for posting that!
Len, maybe you need to try one of thesepedalAZ
Jan 8, 2004 1:32 PM
it might bring a smile to your face, too.
.... eeewwwwwww... (nm)Akirasho
Jan 8, 2004 1:51 PM
Be the bike.
so- that's what knobby tires are for . . . . nmbill
Jan 8, 2004 1:50 PM