Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Brighton UK
    My Bikes
    20" Folder, Road Bike
    Posts
    1,664
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    stuffing road vehicles and anything else

    Hi,

    Couple of recent posts on the subject, but at 50+ it doesn't happen too often.

    A few weeks back :

    Very strong tailwind on a flat road with with regularly spaced speed bumps,
    with a kerb gap that bikes can use not to slow down. Hit 28 mph on that
    stretch of the route and passed everything going, including 3 vehicles.

    Doing 25 mph+ behind a car at 50+ I'm sure confuses the
    driver, but they have no idea about the wind conditions.

    At 50+ chasing and then passing cars / vans on the speed bumps was fun.

    rgds, sreten.
    Last edited by sreten; 09-07-13 at 08:51 PM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member skilsaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Victoria, Canada
    My Bikes
    Cannondale t1, Koga-Miyata World Traveller
    Posts
    1,546
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rock and roll, cowabunga. Dude
    Did you yell at them to "Eat my shorts"
    as you blasted by?

    Lets hear it for Bike-o-mania.
    Chow, Hasta la vista, Baby

    I can't believe I just wrote that.
    I gotta drink less coffee!
    The one who has the most bikes wins.

  3. #3
    Email for new group DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Send email to dnvrfox@aol.com for new group
    Posts
    20,883
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Pretty soon you will be able to blast by 12 year-old boys on Huffies!!

    Congratulations!
    Gone - email me at dnvrfox@aol.com for new group of old 50+ folks

  4. #4
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Brighton UK
    My Bikes
    20" Folder, Road Bike
    Posts
    1,664
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Pretty soon you will be able to blast by 12 year-old boys on Huffies!!

    Congratulations!
    Hi,

    I can't see your point, there is something to overtaking a car, for
    whatever reasons, and nothing at all to do with overtaking a 12
    year old on a crap bike, which of course is a complete given.

    rgds, sreten.
    Last edited by sreten; 09-07-13 at 09:12 PM.

  5. #5
    A might bewildered... Dudelsack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Loovul
    My Bikes
    Bacchetta Giro ATT 26; Lemond Buenos Aires
    Posts
    6,287
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Aw heck. Whilst riding my bent I went up a hill and passed two roadies riding full crabon. I sensed their humiliation. It felt like a dumptruck full of awesome.

  6. #6
    Email for new group DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Send email to dnvrfox@aol.com for new group
    Posts
    20,883
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sreten View Post
    Hi,

    I can't see your point, there is something to overtaking a car, for
    whatever reasons, and nothing at all to do with overtaking a 12
    year old on a crap bike, which of course is a complete given.

    rgds, sreten.
    It was a joke.
    Gone - email me at dnvrfox@aol.com for new group of old 50+ folks

  7. #7
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Brighton UK
    My Bikes
    20" Folder, Road Bike
    Posts
    1,664
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    It was a joke.

    Hi,

    The usual complaint is the the USA doesn't get British irony.
    Here I'm missing something and its probably assuming irony.

    rgds, sreten.

  8. #8
    Email for new group DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Send email to dnvrfox@aol.com for new group
    Posts
    20,883
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sreten View Post
    Hi,

    The usual complaint is the the USA doesn't get British irony.
    Here I'm missing something and its probably assuming irony.

    rgds, sreten.
    It relates to a thread I just posted about my passing a 12 year old boy.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...it-of-gloating

    Sorry for the confusion.

    And congratulations again on your "car stuffing" success - BTW, the term "stuffing" used in this context is something new to me.
    Gone - email me at dnvrfox@aol.com for new group of old 50+ folks

  9. #9
    Senior Member GFish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    613
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Animal!!!

  10. #10
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Brighton UK
    My Bikes
    20" Folder, Road Bike
    Posts
    1,664
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    And congratulations again on your "car stuffing" success - BTW, the term "stuffing" used in this context is something new to me.
    Hi,

    As I get older the idiosyncrasies of the English language I use become more apparent.
    I've no idea where the British common expression "get stuffed" came from, but in this
    context it means I guess "I showed him/her/them" related to the above expression.

    "Eat My Shorts" would have been a great sticker on the back of my butt at the time.

    rgds, sreten.

  11. #11
    Senior Member rydabent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Lincoln Ne
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus TerraTrike Cruiser
    Posts
    3,886
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Several years ago on my road bike on a 4 lane down hill with a strong wind I was up over 40mph and passed a couple of cars in the left lane. The look on their faces was interesting to say the least.

  12. #12
    2 Fat 2 Furious contango's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    England
    My Bikes
    2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc, 2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    Posts
    3,989
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sreten View Post
    Hi,

    Couple of recent posts on the subject, but at 50+ it doesn't happen too often.

    A few weeks back :

    Very strong tailwind on a flat road with with regularly spaced speed bumps,
    with a kerb gap that bikes can use not to slow down. Hit 28 mph on that
    stretch of the route and passed everything going, including 3 vehicles.

    Doing 25 mph+ behind a car at 50+ I'm sure confuses the
    driver, but they have no idea about the wind conditions.

    At 50+ chasing and then passing cars / vans on the speed bumps was fun.

    rgds, sreten.
    Reminds me of a time on a local hill where I was flying down the hill on my mountain bike and had a guy in a Porsche 911 behind me. He had to slow down for speed bumps and chicanes, and I didn't. Which meant that I could get to ~30mph and hold it all the way down the hill, and he couldn't get up enough speed to overtake me before he had to slow down for the next chicane. My riding buddy for the day was behind the Porsche (going only slightly slower) and said that by the bottom of the hill the driver was obviously agitated at not being able to get past the mountain bike, despite the fact I was going at (or maybe slightly over) the speed limit.

    Certainly when I got to the bottom of the hill and the end of the chicanes the Porsche flew past.
    "For a list of ways technology has failed to improve quality of life, press three"

  13. #13
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Brighton UK
    My Bikes
    20" Folder, Road Bike
    Posts
    1,664
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi,

    Downhill doesn't surprise drivers too much.
    25 mph+ on the flat does.

    They also can't work out the combination of a good tailwind
    and slipstreaming their vehicle allows you to go really fast.
    Well obviously some can, but generally not.

    rgds, sreten.
    Last edited by sreten; 09-08-13 at 05:23 PM.

  14. #14
    Senior Member TromboneAl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Far, Far Northern California
    My Bikes
    1997 Specialized M2Pro
    Posts
    2,866
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sreten View Post
    Doing 25 mph+ behind a car at 50+ I'm sure confuses the
    driver, but they have no idea about the wind conditions.
    I'm not sure I want the drivers that I'm on the road with to be confused.

    behind a car at 50+ I'm sure confuses the driver
    Are you saying that they are extra confused because they look in the rear view mirror, and notice that you are over 50 years old?
    My Book: Drive, Ride, Repeat: The Mostly-True Account of a Cross-Country Car and Bicycle Adventure

  15. #15
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Brighton UK
    My Bikes
    20" Folder, Road Bike
    Posts
    1,664
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
    I'm not sure I want the drivers that I'm on the road with to be confused.

    Are you saying that they are extra confused because they look in the rear view mirror, and notice that you are over 50 years old?
    Hi,

    They probably notice I'm no spring chicken, and not your typical lycra clad serious ccclist.

    rgds, sreten.

Posting Permissions

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