Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    creaky old bones FZ1Tom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Springfield, Misery
    My Bikes
    Trek 7200
    Posts
    267
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    I saw Fred yesterday, and.....

    be afraid, very afraid.

    So I go to one of the MUP's yesterday afternoon. Forgot my helmet, decided to ride anyway (yeah I know, I know). Been a few weeks since I last rode this MUP, but I got a decent start and felt OK except for my hands and triceps.

    No sooner than I'm maybe 3/4 of a mile out here comes this medium sized, older gentleman on a PINK ladies style bike, brand unknown, but just about as close to a Barcalounger as you could have imagined on 2 wheels. Pretty much bolt upright, pedals in front and and bars almost fit for a Harley. He's wearing a nondescript white tanktop and short cargo shorts. Going at a nice clip for sure. We say hi. I swear I'm not even ANOTHER half a mile down the road before he passes me again like I'm going backwards! Yeah sure, 16-18mph is going backwards....well, I did get sore and slowed way down (the MUP's generally a steady uphill going north) a bit, but still!

    Another mile, maybe 1.5 miles along (5.5 mile MUP) and the bastage passes me for the THIRD time going the other way! No doubt he made it all the way to the north end and back in less than 10 minutes. Lots of bikes coming and going, and quite a few fast roadies (Specialized seems popular, saw a couple Trek hybrids, one Scott road bike (more on THAT rider sometime) couldn't recognize anything else right off), but this Fred was outdoing 'em all!

    Made it to the north end, found a taillight lying on the ground, finders keepers. Going south is always much faster for me even into the wind, and I made it back in about 24, 25 minutes. Fred only passed me once this time, going the other way, so I guess his starting point must have been on the north end somewheres.

    Just thought I'd give everyone a heads up....old goat, pink ladies bike, single left hand mirror, get out of his way!

    Tom
    Last edited by FZ1Tom; 05-20-09 at 06:26 AM. Reason: started thread last night, now tomorrow (today)

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    My Bikes
    1952 JC Higgins Jet Flow, 1957 AMF Roadmaster Deluxe, 1959 Columbia Firebolt, 1962 Columbia Newsboy Special, 1964 JC Higgins (unkown model), 1968 Juncker Flying Jet promotional bike, 1981 Raleigh fixed gear, 1982 Murray Monterrey (customized), & more
    Posts
    145
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Freds rule. Unencumbered by cycling pretense and fashion, they just ride.

  3. #3
    Uber Goober StephenH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Dallas area, Texas
    Posts
    10,653
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    He probably forgot his bicycle and had to ride his wife's bike.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

  4. #4
    Senior Member Wogster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Toronto (again) Ontario, Canada
    My Bikes
    Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
    Posts
    6,942
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    He probably forgot his bicycle and had to ride his wife's bike.
    There wasn't a rainbow flag on that bike was there?

  5. #5
    Senior Member cyclefreaksix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Plano Texas
    Posts
    1,311
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    There wasn't a rainbow flag on that bike was there?
    Sounds like he was checking you out:roflmao2
    (not that there's anything wrong with that)

  6. #6
    Senior Member ilmooz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Chicago, Illinois
    My Bikes
    Kestrel Talon / Kona PhD
    Posts
    764
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have noticed my productivity increases considerably when I'm in my Barcalounger. If I can just get it on wheels I might be king of the MUP around here too.

  7. #7
    Subjectively Insane MilitantPotato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Saint Louis, Missouri
    My Bikes
    '09 Rodriguez Adventurer Custom, '08 Trek 7.3Fx
    Posts
    804
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by subclavius View Post
    Freds rule. Unencumbered by cycling pretense and fashion, they just ride.
    I agree.
    You've got a bike, so you gotta move.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •