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aaronmcd 11-21-13 07:32 PM

It's not a race, guys.
 
Just happened across this website.

http://www.itsnotarace.org/

agent pombero 11-21-13 08:07 PM

Some attractive ladies in the ads.

aaronmcd 11-21-13 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by agent pombero (Post 16267329)
Some attractive ladies in the ads.

Ha ok... I see no ads.

agent pombero 11-21-13 08:15 PM

I normally don't either. But this is the iPad (a pos btw, why can't I have an adblocker?)

the sci guy 11-21-13 08:56 PM

paging JoeyBike

cplager 11-22-13 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by agent pombero (Post 16267353)
I normally don't either. But this is the iPad (a pos btw, why can't I have an adblocker?)

On android tablets, you can get Firefox and AdBlock add-on...

acidfast7 11-22-13 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by agent pombero (Post 16267329)
Some attractive ladies in the ads.

you must browse different sites than me ...

ThermionicScott 11-22-13 09:00 AM

Oldie but a goodie.

Paramount1973 11-22-13 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by agent pombero (Post 16267353)
I normally don't either. But this is the iPad (a pos btw, why can't I have an adblocker?)

Use an alternate iOS browser like Atomic Web or iCab Mobile, both free in the App store.

spare_wheel 11-22-13 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16267253)
Just happened across this website.

http://www.itsnotarace.org/

started here:

http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/view...php?t=12575770

Leisesturm 11-23-13 05:01 PM

Is there an online multi-player version of "The Game" for those who are usually the only cyclist on a given stretch of road at any one time? Just asking...

acidfast7 11-23-13 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by leisesturm (Post 16272363)
is there an online multi-player version of "the game" for those who are usually the only cyclist on a given stretch of road at any one time? Just asking...

strava

buzzman 11-23-13 08:13 PM

This is my 43rd year of commuting to jobs by bicycle. Admittedly, I take note of when I am passed (seldom) and who I pass. But the thought of putting effort into the "game" of so doing seems exhausting.

I'm astounded at how many cyclists who commute and ride daily have as much time to post in BF's so much. I'll occasionally get caught up in a thread but I just can't keep with some of the more frequent posters. This "game" would be that way for me as well. I'm obsessed with biking and bicycles but not particularly with this aspect of it.

I think something like this game is a welcome distraction if you have the time and inclination but for many of us it would start to feel too much like work.

FBinNY 11-23-13 08:21 PM

The only thing I race on my daily commute is rain clouds. Sometimes I win, sometimes I take a bath, & every once in a while, I think I'm trying to outrace one, but am really hanging onto the back, and get soaked only to have the rain pull ahead as I get home.

R3dAll3z 11-23-13 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by buzzman (Post 16272741)
This is my 43rd year of commuting to jobs by bicycle. Admittedly, I take note of when I am passed (seldom) and who I pass. But the thought of putting effort into the "game" of so doing seems exhausting.

I'm astounded at how many cyclists who commute and ride daily have as much time to post in BF's so much. I'll occasionally get caught up in a thread but I just can't keep with some of the more frequent posters. This "game" would be that way for me as well. I'm obsessed with biking and bicycles but not particularly with this aspect of it.

I think something like this game is a welcome distraction if you have the time and inclination but for many of us it would start to feel too much like work.


Amen brother! Whats the point of racing someone when you have been riding for the past 30 minutes, and someone who just warmed up passes you? Just ride.

Lieren 11-23-13 08:47 PM

And seriously guys, it's not a race. So the next time there's a girl, or a women, or an old lady in front of you, take a sec to think about whether you are really want to ride faster than her. Because it is so ****ing mentally exhausting to have to deal with the racers, who in general are not as fast as they think they are, and their tiny, tiny egos, when you are just riding to work. /rant

gecho 11-23-13 08:58 PM

That's not "The Game" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Game_(mind_game)

AdrianFly 11-23-13 10:35 PM

Bicycle racing games are for the kids who've got no other life challenges to overcome.

When I'm averaging 4-5 hours sleep each weeknight of the workweek and overwhelmed with 50+ projects/decisions to be made each day.. someone passing me and then dropping me on a hill is the least of my worries.

the sci guy 11-23-13 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by gecho (Post 16272817)

goddamnit you just made me lose the game

B. Carfree 11-23-13 10:49 PM

I get jazzed when a cyclist goes past me. It reminds me that there really are other people riding and my smile and greeting are heartfelt. I guess I play the game, but I keep score like it's golf. If anyone passes me, it's a winning ride.

wphamilton 11-23-13 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by gecho (Post 16272817)

It seems to be a variant of "the game" since as soon as we think we're racing we lose. Because "it's not a race."

But sometimes it is a race. Usually not a very fast one, nor very long, but a race is a race. It happens.

caloso 11-23-13 11:56 PM

Want to race?

http://www.usacycling.org/buy-a-license.htm

B. Carfree 11-24-13 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by caloso (Post 16273113)

Where's the info for Cat 6?:roflmao:

Medic Zero 11-24-13 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Lieren (Post 16272801)
And seriously guys, it's not a race. So the next time there's a girl, or a women, or an old lady in front of you, take a sec to think about whether you are really want to ride faster than her. Because it is so ****ing mentally exhausting to have to deal with the racers, who in general are not as fast as they think they are, and their tiny, tiny egos, when you are just riding to work. /rant

Generally girls and women are faster than me. And I don't mind following them! ;) :thumb:

work4bike 11-24-13 07:41 AM

My bike is nothing like a road bike; I'm 100% commuter, complete with panniers. However, my riding style is more like a racer, so yeah, I get into the racing mindset.

On the flip side, I would propose that if one is going to commute via bike, then it would be advantageous to be a fast rider. I've been commuting for over 25 years, at one point it was a 50-mile roundtrip. If it were not for speed my commutes would take so much longer. If all you ever do are commutes less than 10 miles, then I guess it doesn't matter, but my mileage is further and I don't want to spend the time, so I go fast -- always.

Another advantage of the racing mindset is cardio fitness. It's not enough to just do aerobic, your cardio needs a little anaerobic workout.

I'm pushing 50 and I got to keep that system going, just like lew hollander http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUyMYHG_Vcg


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