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Old 07-16-08, 08:25 PM   #1
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No one wants to ride with me

I have 2 friends that will ride around town, anytime I mention going them going with me on my daily ride . They disappearMy daily ride is a 6-8 mile loop I am 15 years older than one, 20 years older than the other I out weigh one by 165# and the other by 100#. I weigh 21 1/2 stones so it isn't like they are trying to keep up with Lance
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Old 07-16-08, 08:35 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need to find yourself some new friends.
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Maybe you dont smell real good or something.
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My kids used to ride with me, now I can offer to pay them and there are no takers. I can outride them. Maybe they are afraid a big guys will show them up.
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Go solo. Its better to pace yourself. Most of my friends (who ride) are much closer to their ideal weight than I am. I don't even ask.

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i don't really ask the people i know, i just wait and find out when they are riding and show up ... i only keep up with them for about 20 min .. then they are gone .. but hey ...
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Could you find somewhere new to ride. Let them suggest a route.
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I have 2 friends that will ride around town, anytime I mention going them going with me on my daily ride . They disappearMy daily ride is a 6-8 mile loop I am 15 years older than one, 20 years older than the other I out weigh one by 165# and the other by 100#. I weigh 21 1/2 stones so it isn't like they are trying to keep up with Lance
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Hey, I've never found anyone that wanted to ride with me either, they go too fast or too slow or it's too hot or it's too cold or something. Don't worry about, just get out and ride and ride.
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I have 2 friends that will ride around town, anytime I mention going them going with me on my daily ride . They disappearMy daily ride is a 6-8 mile loop I am 15 years older than one, 20 years older than the other I out weigh one by 165# and the other by 100#. I weigh 21 1/2 stones so it isn't like they are trying to keep up with Lance
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After all the riding partners and friends I have in cycling over 12 years, this is the only friend tough enough to keep riding with me. All the rest have wussed out, including the ones that said she wouldn't ride for very long!

There are lots of sore losers out there. I had a group of friends (150 lbers) that like to race on a ride (Rosarito-Ensenada 5 miles). They all edged me out in the hills so they came up with a plan to fabricate a trophy and pass it along every 6 months to the next winner. The ride day arrived and the plan was set. I trained my arse off then spanked them all on the ride. After 6 consecutive rides, that was the last time they rode with me. It's like they all took their marbles and went home. After that, I'd see them out on rides that we used to do together. I guess I was no longer invited. That's cool! I guess a 220 lb clyde smoking them in the hills was too much to handle! I did ride with one about a year later. He turned around and went home half way up the mtn. He accused me of doing an uphill time trial!



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After all the riding partners and friends I have in cycling over 12 years, this is the only friend tough enough to keep riding with me. All the rest have wussed out, including the ones that said she wouldn't ride for very long!


I envy you.
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I envy you.

HEHEHE! I got lucky! When we met she said she was a sissy. We played catch with a softball, I was SHOCKED at the way she threw the ball. Then I saw her pound a racquetball! That's when I said, "I'm keeping this one!".........She is far from a sissy, very strong but very feminine too!

In 21 years together, only seen her with lipstick 2 times. Little bit of eyeliner and no makeup. Naturally purty IMO! Not bad for a grandma of 6, eh?


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After all the riding partners and friends I have in cycling over 12 years, this is the only friend tough enough to keep riding with me. All the rest have wussed out, including the ones that said she wouldn't ride for very long!

There are lots of sore losers out there. I had a group of friends (150 lbers) that like to race on a ride (Rosarito-Ensenada 5 miles). They all edged me out in the hills so they came up with a plan to fabricate a trophy and pass it along every 6 months to the next winner. The ride day arrived and the plan was set. I trained my arse off then spanked them all on the ride. After 6 consecutive rides, that was the last time they rode with me. It's like they all took their marbles and went home. After that, I'd see them out on rides that we used to do together. I guess I was no longer invited. That's cool! I guess a 220 lb clyde smoking them in the hills was too much to handle! I did ride with one about a year later. He turned around and went home half way up the mtn. He accused me of doing an uphill time trial!


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HEHEHE! I got lucky! When we met she said she was a sissy. We played catch with a softball, I was SHOCKED at the way she threw the ball. Then I saw her pound a racquetball! That's when I said, "I'm keeping this one!".........She is far from a sissy, very strong but very feminine too!

In 21 years together, only seen her with lipstick 2 times. Little bit of eyeliner and no makeup. Naturally purty IMO! Not bad for a grandma of 6, eh?

Let me guess, your first name is Lucky!
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Cycling can be a very individualized recreation or sport for many people. I always prefer to ride solo so I can travel at my own pace, be it fast or slow, and generally do my own thing. Try not to take it too personally.
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Since my work schedule is about 14 hrs off of everyone elses, I pretty much ride solo all the time. I need to make better use of the weekend group ride option though.
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I have 2 friends that will ride around town, anytime I mention going them going with me on my daily ride . They disappearMy daily ride is a 6-8 mile loop I am 15 years older than one, 20 years older than the other I out weigh one by 165# and the other by 100#. I weigh 21 1/2 stones so it isn't like they are trying to keep up with Lance
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Are you sure they're not concerned that you won't be able to keep up with them?
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At the beginning of the season, I had a riding partner who rode with me 5 days a week. I would always get dropped and he would never slow up or slow his pace to where I could keep up. He would always say "You will one day be able to hang with me, until then expect to get dropped". He really use to piss me off when he would say that. Now that I have got over my winter sluggishness and I now can drop him within the first 4-5 miles or the first hill, he no longer rides with me.

I have even let him set the pace for us, but the fact is he can’t drop me so I no longer feed his ego. So I now ride alone. I use my Garmin 305 virtual partner to push myself. I did see my old riding partner on the route last week though. He had someone that was struggling to keep up with him that was about four bike lengths back. I caught up to him greeted him and asked him why he was dogging the guy out. His response was “He needs to improve so I want to push him till he pukes”. So I just rode off and dropped both of them. I’m not sure which one puked first, but so much for his "King of the road" ego that day…..
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HEHEHE! I got lucky! When we met she said she was a sissy. We played catch with a softball, I was SHOCKED at the way she threw the ball. Then I saw her pound a racquetball! That's when I said, "I'm keeping this one!".........She is far from a sissy, very strong but very feminine too!

In 21 years together, only seen her with lipstick 2 times. Little bit of eyeliner and no makeup. Naturally purty IMO! Not bad for a grandma of 6, eh?


So she's the Virginia referenced by your vulgar signature?
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Are you sure they're not concerned that you won't be able to keep up with them?
When they ride around town with me they both are riding harder than me , to maintain my average speed
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The smaller of the two rode to napa today with me . and said he was finally able to keep up today . I was pulling a trailer with both rear rotors off my f150

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Now that I have got over my winter sluggishness and I now can drop him within the first 4-5 miles or the first hill, he no longer rides with me.
I really hate people like that, f'ing d-bag...
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My wife of 25 years has been a great riding partner since I returned to cycling. She has even accompanied me on my morning commute a few times.

I've had others want to get together for rides but haven't found one I'd rather ride with than her.
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