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    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
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    When did you realize that you SUCKED at this?

    This dawned on me in the mid 1990's. Did it stop me from 'racing' (I use that term facetiously)? No. And I have one tiny 4th place trophy I won in some obscure race to show for it. The other times I got results I got silly cash awards like $25. I would have preferred another trophy.

    And I continue to flog that very same dolphin as my 50's approach.

    But as they say, better dead than Fred. And these racing dudes are out to fulfill the 'dead' part of that equation.
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    It dawned on me the first time I pinned on a number.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to the shrink to find out how my mom made my handlebars crooked.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    When I was getting fitted for my new bike, I bonked on the trainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    It dawned on me the first time I pinned on a number.
    Me too. The only solace I've been able to find is that so far there has always been someone behind me at the finish...this is proof that someone sucks at this even more than I do.

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    ... the first time I threw my leg over a bike.



    but I still like racing.

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    Probably after my first 4 races. Lapped by the field, 2 crashes, and a DFL (but only because I wasn't paying attention, damnit!).

    To borrow from the great bicycle racer Winston Churchill, "never surrender!" or something. Gotta believe in yourself, yo.
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    The 1987 Beale AFB Triathlon, my first tri. I was the first guy out of the water and as I pumped down the road on my trusty old Schwinn World Sport, I was thinking to myself, Hey I'm gonna win this thing!

    A few minutes later guys started flying by me like they were on motorcycles.

    Now, 20 years and several (much lighter and more expensive) bikes later, guys are still flying by me.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
    Probably after my first 4 races. Lapped by the field, 2 crashes, and a DFL (but only because I wasn't paying attention, damnit!).

    To borrow from the great bicycle racer Winston Churchill, "never surrender!" or something. Gotta believe in yourself, yo.
    You sound distrubingly like Randy Jackson from American Idol. 'Yo'? You're a white kid from New Paltz.

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    Chill out dawg. Homie don't wanna have to throw down, yo.

    werd.
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
    Chill out dawg. Homie don't wanna have to throw down, yo.

    werd.
    Now you sound disturbingly like the Jammie Kennedy in Malibu's Most Wanted.

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    Naw, dog... Penguin be kickin' it old school and *****.

    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Don't be hatin'.
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
    Don't be hatin'.
    I'm jus' jealous of da 5 point 0.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    I'm so white middle class sometimes that it's even appalling to me. My dog loves me, and that's all I need.

    Except for my Six13. My dog Sam, my Six13 and that's IT.

    And my HR monitor. My dog Sam, my Six13, and my HR monitor.

    And BF...

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    I'm jus' jealous of da 5 point 0.
    wtf does that even mean
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    When I got passed on a hill by an old guy with a beard and helmet mirror, riding a recumbent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
    wtf does that even mean
    Vanilla rolled in a Mustang 5.0...Just another Ford POS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasschopper
    Vanilla rolled in a Mustang 5.0...Just another Ford POS.
    YET another Ford POS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad
    I'm so white middle class sometimes that it's even appalling to me. My dog loves me, and that's all I need.

    Except for my Six13. My dog Sam, my Six13 and that's IT.

    And my HR monitor. My dog Sam, my Six13, and my HR monitor.

    And BF...
    isn't Sam a lab?

    you can't get much more LL Bean catalog than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
    wtf does that even mean
    Perhaps Vanilla, in all his glory, was a bit before your time.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    The voracious verse vocalizer Vanilla Ice was slightly before my time.

    Besides, I thought he was into Kawasakis

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z1xqLPcE0c
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    isn't Sam a lab?

    you can't get much more LL Bean catalog than that.
    You got it wrong "My Dog Sam" is Patencads level of reading ability. My daughters in kindergarden and is also reading this book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
    wtf does that even mean

    So his hair can blow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    You got it wrong "My Dog Sam" is Patencads level of reading ability. My daughters in kindergarden and is also reading this book.
    what ever happened to classics like Dick & Jane, with ol' Spot?

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    i realized i sucked on my first group ride. i got behind this 50+ guy with gray hair and thought to myself- "just hang behind this guy... you can match whatever HE'S got"


    i got dropped about 3 minutes later.

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