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    That's not a Fred. Freds have carbon bikes, matching kits, and no calves.

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    yeah, concur - if anything that's Wilma-lite.

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    Uh oh. That’s a picture of me! :+) Sort of. Despite bicycle-commuting daily for a decade.

    Actually, when I was truly “a Fred,” my green-ness as a cyclist was most apparent in a way that others could not see…for months I had this strong urge to put on my seatbelt. I’d get on my bike and then stall for a moment, going through this absurd mental exercise thinking I had to buckle up.

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    Fred seems to be the most poorly defined term I encounter in cycling circles, with two opposite definitions. I regularly encounter it as meaning both <kitted out, carbon bike, etc.> AND <milk crate on the rear rack, lots of DIY stuff, hybrid with riser bars and coffee cup holder, 20 lights> types.

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    I think the illustration is more along the lines of someone with a 'prepper' mentality and an accessory problem.

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    I think it is the former. It follows, I believe, the mantra of "If I buy $5000 golf clubs, I am Tiger Woods." (The Dread version of the definition)

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    I would call the illustration Bike Geek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnoftheDread View Post
    I would call the illustration Bike Geek.
    Especially the smile. Freds don't smile.

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    I did notice this morning that rcannon has two identical lights mounted on his handlebars. Fred!

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