I'm laughing and thinking of common arguments here on gear or when something new comes along like robots, IoT and electric cars. For an 88 mi off road bike ride, a local funster made a historical fiction story and photoshopped a fake 1920 newspaper about a woman on a new fangled safety bicycle beating a legendary guy on a penny farthing. Really just a fun artistic twist to advertise a by invitation only event. The concept is a ride recreating this fictional event. Who will beat the stars of 1920. Well, a whole lot of heated discussion on gear, gender and Strava times blew up before more people realized what was going on. I confess that it took me a bit. My brain not did rush into gear, Strava time or gender debates but I confess I did visualize the 1920 roads and part when penny farthing dude hit a cow and never caught the woman who was beating him. I became suspicious on two points mentioned - the average speeds on the then dirt roads with old gear and most historical searches on the people getting nothing or articles on a train that stopped running in 1954. Two lessons learned. 1) Keep at my fake news skills. 2) Wow am I lame at ride/party/event invites. I can't imagine how many hours the dude spent thinking that story up and making the fake 1920 newspaper.