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    Southern Gentleman sabaka's Avatar
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    This tool had it coming...

    I was cruising along on my MTB on my commute last night on the West Side Bike Path, enjoying the day, when this roadie flew by me. I could hear him grunting and straining behind me right before he passed, and he almost knocked me off the path. He was wearing a full lycra team kit, and, get this...a back pack !!! Who wears a back pack while riding a road bike and wearing lycra??? It was a really nice bike (I think it said R300 on the top tube), although it had this weird yellow thing sticking out of the rear hub...what's up with that? I have never seen one of those before.

    So I thought I would mess with his ego a little bit. I shifted into my 42 big ring and the 14 in the back, and started cranking. I must have been going like 20 MPH or something when I caught him...I was FLYING!!! The wind even started to kick up a little bit...there must have been like 30 MPH gusts or something!!! I could tell he was surprised that I caught him, so I eased up a little bit to give him a chance to catch up. I let him pass me again (he was still straining pretty hard), and then I cranked it up again. I was probably pushing about 440 watts to the pedals (just a guess, I don't have a way to measure this), and I flew by him again. He was getting aggravated, so I eased up again. I continued messing with him a few more times.

    I eventually had to give up the game. I let him pass me one more time, and to make him feel good about himself, I didn't give chase. I kept pace with him from behind for a few more blocks, and then I let him go.

    I would have dropped him, but I had passed my turnoff about a mile back, and I didn't want to get too far down the path, as I had a date with my wife at the local mexican joint. Come to think of it, every time this guy passed me, I caught a faint whiff of cheap beer and burritos...he must like mexican food, too!!! See, roadies, we do have some things in common!

    This tool looked like he was worn out the last time I let him pass me...I hope he isn't too sore and tired to work this morning! Maybe he is off today, and can recover!
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    You refer to this fellow bike rider as a "tool" but you are the one who went a mile beyond your turn off just to jerk the chain of a stranger.

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    >>Who wears a back pack while riding a road bike and wearing lycra??? It was a really nice bike...

    That would be me. I need the kit to get rid of all that heat. Backpack is self-explanatory. The bike is light because I probably weigh 100lbs less than you do.


    This tool looked like he was worn...I hope he isn't too sore and tired to work this morning! Maybe he is off today, and can recover!
    Glad I made your day. No I'm not off today. Thank's for shar'n. Ride a mile or two in my shoes and report back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gear
    You refer to this fellow bike rider as a "tool" but you are the one who went a mile beyond your turn off just to jerk the chain of a stranger.
    This was what's the word... ummm satire. Look at the thread 'Some guy is just asking for it' originally posted by R600DuraAce, which also may be a piece of satire because how could anyone take themself that seriously.

    Sabaka, Priceless!

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    Too funny man!!!! Love the parody!!!!

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    You guys should read the road forum - it's full of this stuff. The only thing missing is that the OP didn't give the guy "the look" as he passed.

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    10/10 for the parody. Excellent job!
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    Do they wear capes?
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    *applauds heartily*

    I love this!

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    Good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaka
    ...I was probably pushing about 440 watts to the pedals ...
    Are you personally acquainted with the Knave?
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    told you we were all going to come over here and mess up their forum.

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    Can't we all just get along?

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    Well done!!

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    You know every time I read stuff like this I just imagine two people with no self esteem trying to figure out whose microscopic umm tool is bigger. Figuratively speaking.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    Wow. Great story. But any idea what kind of wattage you were putting out there? Hard for me to really get a picture of what happened without some kind of metrics....
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    Sure, that sort of behavior might be acceptable in California, where people are all concerned about color video and feelings.

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    Oh I see; its a paradoy of another post; I'll have to read the other post to see what I'm missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gear
    Oh I see; its a paradoy of another post; I'll have to read the other post to see what I'm missing.
    R600's posts are mandatory reading.

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    Ok now I'm confused. Which post is real and which post is the parody? Are they both parodies? Maybe they are both real. Maybe I'm a parody. Oh; %#$@* it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gear
    Ok now I'm confused. Which post is real and which post is the parody? Are they both parodies? Maybe they are both real. Maybe I'm a parody. Oh; %#$@* it.
    On'es a parody and one's probably fake
    *encore* *encore*
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gear
    Oh I see; its a paradoy of another post; I'll have to read the other post to see what I'm missing.
    Not much.
    You know I don't really care when people pass me, most of the time I have a training plan for the day and stick to it, but just don't say something as you blow past me. Yesterday I was ridding along I pass this guy at a top of an overpass, standing waiting for a light to turn green at the bottom of it. I coast by, and say "morning" (no reply). I start coasting down the overpass, light turns green and few seconds later this guy blows past me in the drops mashing away. Says something that ends with bike. Now I got this stuck in my head. I keep thinking what a heck did he say? My wheels are falling off my bike? I need to clean my bike? I don't know, then I realise this is going to bug me all day (or at least for next couple of hours). I see him half a block in front of me pedaling along, but now he slowed down (guess he ran out of steam or something). I catch up, coast along side of him, and ask what he said. Panting he replies "Nice bike." I'm like "oh, thanks." I do have a nice bike R1000 . Anyway couple blocks down I was waiting at a red light, he blows past me again and makes a right turn. No warning or nothing. Rude person.
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    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    R600's posts are mandatory reading.
    Definitely...two thumbs up for a good laugh!

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    What kind of backpack was it?
    I wanna ride!
    '90ish Giant Perigee

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLBandit
    What kind of backpack was it?
    Pink with powerpuff girls on it ofcourse. It's a standard for any serious roadie.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
    Pink with powerpuff girls on it ofcourse. It's a standard for any serious roadie.
    I'm jealous! That'd go great with my red lycra!
    I wanna ride!
    '90ish Giant Perigee

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    I was riding along the bike path this afternoon doing about 10 mph on my road bike, when a guy on a MTB blew past me. He did a few look backs to see if I would try to catch him. I didn't try. I thought to myself, "Bet you're not 51 years old, 20 pounds overweight and trying to get back into shape after a two month lay-off. You haven't done a thing, probably 90 percent of the bike riders in this city can outrun me".

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