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Old 11-21-13, 07:32 PM   #1
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It's not a race, guys.

Just happened across this website.

http://www.itsnotarace.org/
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Some attractive ladies in the ads.
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Some attractive ladies in the ads.
Ha ok... I see no ads.
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I normally don't either. But this is the iPad (a pos btw, why can't I have an adblocker?)
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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...
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you must browse different sites than me ...
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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.
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Just happened across this website.

http://www.itsnotarace.org/
started here:

http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/view...php?t=12575770
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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That's not "The Game" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Game_(mind_game)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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http://www.usacycling.org/buy-a-license.htm
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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!
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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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