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    Fred move.

    I went for a great 3 hour ride yesterday, then got home and noticed I hadn't taken the race number off of my wind vest. God I feel like a dork. "Look at me everyone, I'm a bike racer!"

    Anyone else pull this Fred move before?

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    we have a winter crit series. I pin the number to my vest and only took it of yesterday, after the last race of the series. So yes, I rode with the number pinned on. Not because I'm shouting "LOOK AT ME, I RACE" but because I'm too lazy to take off the 7 safety pins after every race.
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    I've done that a few times, where I'll go and do a group ride right after a race (crit usually) that's close and leave my number on on accident. Gets some weird looks, and you feel a little stupid after but it happens.
    Cat 1 o-meter: cowering in fear

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    do yo keep ski lift tags on your winter jacket as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    do yo keep ski lift tags on your winter jacket as well?
    Like a badge of honor.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    do yo keep ski lift tags on your winter jacket as well?
    I did back in high school.

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    I've washed my jersey before with the numbers still pinned on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by balsingh View Post
    I've washed my jersey before with the numbers still pinned on.
    I do this occasionally. But I won't normally ride with that jersey outside of races.

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    That is not a Fred move. A Fred move is forgetting the mirror is still attached to your sunglasses, and wearing them when you drive to the store.

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    I've seen someone around where I train that has had the same number hanging off their top tube for a couple years now. Either they're really lucky to be getting that same number all the time, they're too lazy or they really want everyone including themselves to think they race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    That is not a Fred move. A Fred move is forgetting the mirror is still attached to your sunglasses, and wearing them when you drive to the store.
    There are many Fred moves, but yes, wearing a mirror on your sunglasses to the store is higher up the Fred-o-meter than going for a training ride with a race number pinned to your jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmh View Post
    There are many Fred moves, but yes, wearing a mirror on your sunglasses to the store is higher up the Fred-o-meter than going for a training ride with a race number pinned to your jersey.
    Not by much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    That is not a Fred move. A Fred move is forgetting the mirror is still attached to your sunglasses, and wearing them when you drive to the store.
    Gotta think the man speaks from experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
    Gotta think the man speaks from experience.
    I don't own a helmet or glasses mirror. Don't you have a relative to bugger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    we have a winter crit series. I pin the number to my vest and only took it of yesterday, after the last race of the series. So yes, I rode with the number pinned on. Not because I'm shouting "LOOK AT ME, I RACE" but because I'm too lazy to take off the 7 safety pins after every race.
    You may want it to say:”I’m too lazy to take it off” but it really says “focus on me, the BIKE RACER.”

    Remember, the recipient’s perception is a major part of communication.

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    I've ridden home from a race with my number still on. Is that Fred?
    Bring the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmh View Post
    I went for a great 3 hour ride yesterday, then got home and noticed I hadn't taken the race number off of my wind vest. God I feel like a dork. "Look at me everyone, I'm a bike racer!"

    Anyone else pull this Fred move before?
    No. And the move is "fred" not because you left your number pinned onto your jersey, but because you wore the same jersey you just raced in. Unless your ride was from the race, in which case you are forgiven.

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    We had a new guy join the group ride today. Really nice guy, comes from running, wearing a running shirt (not cotton). Clearly a noob, so we took him to do sprints with us.

    Not sure when it happened, but he came back with the most crisp, clear chainring tattoo I think I've ever seen

    We'll fix him up right after a few more rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    No. And the move is "fred" not because you left your number pinned onto your jersey, but because you wore the same jersey you just raced in. Unless your ride was from the race, in which case you are forgiven.
    Actually, it wasn't the same jersey I raced in, it was my wind vest. Still a Fred move.

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    I leave the number from the Central Park Race on when I zip out to catch the Nyack Ride. It's like a badge from the Pcad Bag of Excuses that says 'Yeah, I'm getting shelled, but I already RACED this morning you friggin weenies, what's your excuse?'. Actually it's more like it's too much of a pain in the ass to take all the crap out of my pockets, take the jersey off, take the number off, and reassemble everything.

    But Pcad hangs tough regardless. By the way plenty of other guys who race and then catch Nyack also do the same. You can call us Freds, but only if you can drop us. And yes Dr. W., I realize that would be no problem for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
    You may want it to say:”I’m too lazy to take it off” but it really says “focus on me, the BIKE RACER.”

    Remember, the recipient’s perception is a major part of communication.
    If the number was there to communicate something, then I would certainly give consideration to the audience's interpretation.

    Seeing as I don't deliberately plan on encountering anyone when i'm out riding (and if I do encounter someone, I don't intend on communicating with them other than "on your left"), the audience's interpretation is of little or no concern to me.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post

    Remember, the recipient’s perception is a major part of communication.
    Sorry dude, if you're an idiot, I can't fix you. If only I gave a ****. Alas, I am unconcerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    If the number was there to communicate something, then I would certainly give consideration to the audience's interpretation.

    Seeing as I don't deliberately plan on encountering anyone when i'm out riding (and if I do encounter someone, I don't intend on communicating with them other than "on your left"), the audience's interpretation is of little or no concern to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Sorry dude, if you're an idiot, I can't fix you. If only I gave a ****. Alas, I am unconcerned.
    The image you present communicates information about yourself, and you will be judged thereupon. Egocentrism makes you look like a goof, but apparently you guys are ok with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
    The image you present communicates information about yourself, and you will be judged thereupon.
    If the perception of Egocentrism was a big issue for Pcad, would he refer to himself in the third person?

    If image was a big issue for Pcad would be post this photo on a regular basis?



    Judge away my little Enthalputz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Judge away my little Enthalputz.
    Botto makes enough judgments for all of us.

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