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Old 01-26-08, 04:34 PM   #1
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Just 'HOOFED' a Skinny Guy! B-B-B-B-But He Deserved it!

Cool ride today. It was supposed to rain so the wife stayed home in the warm bed. I figured on taking my MTB cause taking the DA hubs on my Cannondale inot the rain just wasn't going to happen. Figure the knobbies on the mtb would be good for the puddles and other debris on the rivertrail. 32 miles in the rain ought to be plenty so I dressed warm along with the water resistant windbreaker. I get out to the tail and it's a beauty of a day. A bit brreezy though. Oh well, a good workout.

I hop on the trail and 3 miles in I see a paceline of roadies hop on. They are about 200 yards ahead so I pick it up hoping to catch them. If I do, cool, if I don't oh well! I reel them in so I'm now about100 yards behind when 2 of the guys fall off. "I got you know suckuhs!", I'm thinking to myself. I reel them in even closer, only about 50 yards back now. Just as I think I'm going to get them, one of the other riders falls back and gives them a draft. Darn! I continue the chase but they pull away another 30 yards or so. SO I chased them for 13 miles but just couldn't quite catch 'em. Cool. My average on the way to the coast was 18.4 for 16 miles of flat trail. I'm happy as that's darn good in my book riding knobbies. Whether or not the guys knew or cared if I was chasing doesn't matter to me. These are my tools for training, chase a rabbit to the end, win or lose. I felt good after the hard effort so a short rest then I'll head back.

On the return I notice it's a bit more on the headwind side but I continue to work hard. I see a few others ahead so I set my targets and go for it! I pass a few which doesn't surprise me cause I don't mind the wind like so many other riders. One of the advantages of being a Clyde I guess. I pass a few then on to the next guy, I'm feeling good.

I pull up to a really fit looking roadie guy (nice bike BTW). He seems to be struggling into the wind so I just ride by with my usual 'how you doin?". He sees me then hops on my wheel after no response. I figure well maybe he's done 100 miles, I dunno! So I hold my steady pace while he rides my wheel eventhough I've given him one strike for not responding to my greet. He drafts me for about 3 minutes then swings around my left while accelerating. He looks back at me like, "you shouldn't be passing me on knobbies you fat basturd!"

I watch him pull away for about 30 seconds then slow. "That's strike 2, 3 and 4 skinny boy!" so I put the pedal to the metal and 'CLYDE HOOFED' his ***! Hey he deserved it!....I don't usually rub things in, but every 1/4 or so, I'd look back to see how far he had dropped. Myabe next time he won't disrespect us Clydes!

Ended up with 32 miles at 16.3 average on the knobbies.

Me and my knobbies during breaktime

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Old 01-26-08, 04:38 PM   #2
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You're evil, Beanz, but in a good way
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Old 01-26-08, 04:42 PM   #3
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Yeah I know! But I'm representin' the CLYDES!
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Nice job! Pretty good speed, too!
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By "Clyde hoofed his ass" do you mean kicked him off his bike?

Nice job. Next time yell out, "For the Clydes!!!"
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Old 01-26-08, 06:24 PM   #7
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Great story. Your rainy days look a lot like our sunny ones, if that picture is from today.
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Old 01-26-08, 06:32 PM   #8
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Yeah, he took one for the clydes!

Today's pic. S'pose to pour today. I wish it would rain like this everyday!
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Well, the "Smoking some roadies" post in the recumbent forum sort of put all this in perspective. But me, I'm pleased to pass anyone, even if they're pulling a kid trailer.

You mentioned the wind. A while back on one of my White Rock trips, a guy passed me, and I didn't think much about it. Then I turned a corner on the trail and was riding into a good stiff breeze. I think I passed him and a half dozen other people all while riding at 12 mph. That's partly my Clydely studliness kicking in, partly single-speed effects (can't downshift!). I was working, too.
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There is a good psychological boost from passing somebody and knowing that they can't make it back up. Conversely, there is a let-down for the person passed when they know that they cannot compete too. Good story!
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Next time ask him "do they sell men's clothes where you bought that skirt, Nancy?"

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Next time ask him "do they sell men's close where you bought that skirt, Nancy?"
hahaha. Nice.

Good ride, Beanz. Hope to hook up with you on a socal ride one of these days...

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Niiiice!

It's not wise to under-estimate a Clyde!

(I wish some of that 'bad' weather would blow up our way.)
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Gotta double the....
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Clydes might have more frontal area when it comes to wind, but we also have torque.


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Good show.

From one of those skinny guys.
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That is the best!!!! SKINNIES I can't stop laughing at that name, it is so true !! It's like dudes, mix in a steak!!
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Clydes might have more frontal area when it comes to wind, but we also have torque.
Actually, if you look at frontal area per lb of rider weight, a Clyde has less frontal area than a thinner rider. IE, a headwind can be a competitive advantage for some chunky folks.
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way to go mr.frijoles
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I edited this after I realized I incorrectly spelled clothes. Darn head cold.
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Just got back from White Rock Lake. Had a great day, felt good, was able to wear my shorts. Lots of people out riding. I was passing one clump of people when I overheard the ultimate Clyde line: "That guy's making you all look bad!" I think I hit 19 mph going around them- pretty fast for me. Hyah!
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What did you say when you past him the final time?
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Nuttin', I just ride by with a smile!
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on the road my favorite form of torture for guys who blow you off like that is pass him and let him draft. then accelerate a bit, hold speed and repeat. i enjoy doing this until they fall off and disappear. then if they are still there but struggling to hold on to you, accelerate again on the next long/ big hill. if done right you may see them stop half way up the hill and walk if you beat them up enough . even if it took me over a half hour to finally lose the guy i dont mind riding home smoked
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