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    If cyclists were animals

    The ones who pass me up going fast are "rabbits" because they're fun to chase. When I pass someone else, and then he speeds up trying to catch me, he's a "hound". There are also squirrels, snakes (aerobars on the MUP), and sheepdogs (Daddies staying left of the kids, herding them).

    What else? Do you ever think this way, and if so will you admit it?

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    Salmons.

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    ^^^^^

    Hahahahahaha Truth at its best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sci_femme View Post
    Saint Bernard
    lol, what would make a Saint Bernard?

    We can't forget about Clydesdales....sheepdogs, that's a good one!
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    If you must speed up to pass me, you don't deserve to pass me
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    farts are greatly appreciated as long as the other riders are talented and experienced. at the precise moment of release, a vacuum is formed. this is the optimal time for the rider behind you to get as aero as possible and "ride the brown rhino". his face should be within 2-3mm of the anus to receive maximum benefit (reduced drag...duh, its in a vacuum). i have hit speeds of over 53mph in such conditions.

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    fox, turtle, wolf pack

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    if we were real animals people would be upset when we get hit by cars.
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    Armadillo and Gaitors.
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    Some people got their head so far up their butt such that the only thing they hear is muffle when trying to explain anything to them! I only wish they take it out sometimes to smell the roses.

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    *****es (roadies)

    I've been censored for using a word that rhymes with witches, i.e. female dogs.

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    Sasquatch. (Me, any time I'm riding through the woods.)
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    I like to imagine that bikes are horses. Maybe just because I yearn for my home state to actually be what people think we are. The only place I've ever seen someone ride a real horse in public in texas are mounted police in the stockyards.

    As far as the people, I imagine the speedy racer types are Cheetas, teenagers are lynx, the bigger muscley commuters are mountain lions, and me? I like to imagine myself as a lone wolf. Maybe because I get frustrated with all the others so easily.

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    I've always thought of myself as a tiger or cheetah, due to the riding position, crouched down over the bars in the "aggressor" animal position (see avatar to left).

    That's why I'd never ride a 'bent! On your back, belly exposed, arms up, that's the submissive position in the animal world.

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    It's obvious... We're Urban Deer

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    In my case Bear... I'm a 6ft Clyde which casts shadows on cars when I'm near! lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Telly View Post
    In my case Bear... I'm a 6ft Clyde which casts shadows on cars when I'm near! lol

    I agree, I think Clydesdale's should be classified as bears. Apparently, a black bear can run up to 35mph!
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    What about those newbies who can't ride in a straight line, and nearly fall with every zig-zag? I can't find an animal for that. Oh, what about fixters? I'm afraid there is no animal equivalent of those.

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    Going strictly by the speed I ride I am either a snail or a sloth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
    What about those newbies who can't ride in a straight line, and nearly fall with every zig-zag? I can't find an animal for that. Oh, what about fixters? I'm afraid there is no animal equivalent of those.
    How about "Drunken Monkeys"??? lol


    and Sloths for fixters (because of blocked up traffic)?
    Last edited by Telly; 04-07-12 at 08:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
    What about those newbies who can't ride in a straight line, and nearly fall with every zig-zag? I can't find an animal for that. Oh, what about fixters? I'm afraid there is no animal equivalent of those.
    When I first started cycling, back in the early 70's, the guys who couldn't ride straight lines were referred to as "squirrels" or "squirrelly riders." Now I think the term is just "sketchy."

    And for fixters (hipsters on fixies?), well, when I'm spinning downhill on my fixie at 56 kmh, spun out, I think of myself as a hamster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
    What about those newbies who can't ride in a straight line, and nearly fall with every zig-zag? I can't find an animal for that. Oh, what about fixters? I'm afraid there is no animal equivalent of those.
    peacocks? very showy but they dont fly.

    But I dont think of myself as a fast animal either, more like a mule, steady pace all day long.

    I have had a few pints and thought I was a honey badger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchFit View Post
    *****es (roadies)

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    Then I shall be Lassie


    Warning explicit post ahead:
    Six years ago, I saw a group of bicycle riders going in circle around San Francisco city hall. Whenever police arrived they scattered and hide out only to regroup again because I think they were doing a protest ride or something along that line. The funny thing was that they were all fully naked

    I think I will call them snake. Colleen sneaking out of here before getting into more trouble
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
    What about those newbies who can't ride in a straight line, and nearly fall with every zig-zag? I can't find an animal for that. Oh, what about fixters? I'm afraid there is no animal equivalent of those.
    Bees or humming birds for the shaky riders. Hipsters/fixters = sloth
    Quote Originally Posted by snowman40
    If you must speed up to pass me, you don't deserve to pass me
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    farts are greatly appreciated as long as the other riders are talented and experienced. at the precise moment of release, a vacuum is formed. this is the optimal time for the rider behind you to get as aero as possible and "ride the brown rhino". his face should be within 2-3mm of the anus to receive maximum benefit (reduced drag...duh, its in a vacuum). i have hit speeds of over 53mph in such conditions.

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    I am a cheetah. I sprint, then take a short rest...and then repeat.

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    Hummingbirds drunken monkeys and cheetahs, I like that and will add those to my menagerie

    The weekend guys who are just out enjoying themselves, going as fast as they can in a burst of pent up energy but not realizing what might be around the corner, they remind me of Labradors.

    What about the large and chaotic family groups, a flock or swarm of something?

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