Smoking and Cycling?

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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
7,918
Costa Mesa, California. United States
I used to Mountain Bike with a guy who could climb like a Mountain Goat.
He was always the first to the top of a monster climb.
When we’d finally arrive at the top, he’d be sitting there smoking a cigarette and fresh as a daisy.
None of us could even fathom how his cardiovascular system could be so strong and he could be such a strong rider.
So, when I came across this old advertisement, I immediately thought of my old riding buddy, Dave.
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Some of the old, Tour de France pictures show those guys, smoking and cycling.
They say, ignorance is bliss.
Maybe so?
 

AndyA

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 24, 2017
181
72
bergen county
I used to play in old man's pickup soccer games. Many countries were represented. Some Greeks, Armenians, and Frenchmen would have a cigarette at halftime. :rolleyes:
I don't think that we had any Argentinians, but apparently Lionel Messi has been known to have a smoke.
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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
7,918
Costa Mesa, California. United States
I started collecting these cycle industry, advertisement ashtrays, because they made handy little trays for small nuts and screws.
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My wife accused me of taking up smoking when she started seeing them sitting about.
She couldn’t understand why anyone would buy an ashtray if they didn’t smoke.
Lol!
 
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mrkmcdonnell

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 3, 2013
504
Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Six day racer (1932-1949 ),Cecil Yates
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I knew these kind of adds by celebrity types were used but never saw one featuring an endurance athlete. Dear old dad smoke Camels. As a kid I was intrigued by the pack art work. I studied it while eating my bowl of cereal....while dad read the paper, sipped coffee and smoked. He finally stopped smoking....when he died of lung cancer.
 
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bentwoody66

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 4, 2008
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I used to do the same thing 20 years ago, all my riding buddies would get pissed because I would pass them on the climbs and wait with my cigarette burning at the top of the hill.

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SKPC

I live for the CABE
Feb 2, 2018
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63
Utah - United States
Covid-19 deaths US so far....106,000....
Yearly Tobacco-related deaths in the US yearly-500,000(approx.)
Yearly Alcohol-related deaths in the US yearly-500,000(approx.)
Yearly prescription drug-related deaths in the US yearly-350,000(approx.)
1,350,000 americans die from these legal products every year and no one raises an eyebrow.....

All of these make billions for rich industrialists and polititians look the other way because of the money it provides to continue the process...
A distorted picture? Just the facts ma'am...... What is everyone afraid of?

Edit: Cycling and smoking? Race like you train they say...... Marty, there are lot's of monster MTB climbs around here, c'mon out my freind!
 
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