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capejohn 01-30-14 03:36 PM

How To Be A Road Biker
 

eja_ bottecchia 01-30-14 05:02 PM

It is funny because so much of it is true....

Biker395 01-30-14 05:58 PM

It's like you're reading my mind, man.

Dave Cutter 01-30-14 06:07 PM

Nice. I shared on facebook.

Dudelsack 01-30-14 07:19 PM

The only thing they left out was the use of power meters by people who can't generate over 200W (mea culpa).

bruce19 01-30-14 08:06 PM

excellent

climberguy 01-30-14 08:26 PM

Sorry to be a stickler on this but (a pet peeve) I won't likely ever be a road "biker." "Bikers" hang out in biker bars, have "bike" rallies, and hold an annual event in Sturgis. That's not my thing.

More to the point (perhaps) is that all groups or distinctive activities have their own traits and foibles, and it's not difficult to find the humor in that. This is hardly the first effort to lampoon people who ride road bikes.

Gerryattrick 01-31-14 05:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by climberguy (Post 16455145)
Sorry to be a stickler on this but (a pet peeve) I won't likely ever be a road "biker." "Bikers" hang out in biker bars, have "bike" rallies, and hold an annual event in Sturgis. That's not my thing.

More to the point (perhaps) is that all groups or distinctive activities have their own traits and foibles, and it's not difficult to find the humor in that. This is hardly the first effort to lampoon people who ride road bikes.

That's another point that should have been mentioned in the film, the sensitivity of some road bikers about the purity of their pastime. I have no problems with being called a mountain biker.

I'm still not sure it wasn't meant to have been a genuine documentary. ;)

leob1 01-31-14 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by climberguy (Post 16455145)
Sorry to be a stickler on this but (a pet peeve) I won't likely ever be a road "biker." "Bikers" hang out in biker bars, have "bike" rallies, and hold an annual event in Sturgis. That's not my thing.

More to the point (perhaps) is that all groups or distinctive activities have their own traits and foibles, and it's not difficult to find the humor in that. This is hardly the first effort to lampoon people who ride road bikes.

Lighten up, Francis.

OldsCOOL 01-31-14 09:16 AM

I love a good laugh at myself, ourselves and such serious, obsessive dedication to the activity. That's just ASKING for it. :lol:

Dudelsack 01-31-14 09:47 AM

I may write them and ask them to take on recumbent riders next. Talk about a target rich environment.

EriktheFish 01-31-14 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Gerryattrick (Post 16455754)
I have no problems with being called a mountain biker.

Ok, you're a mountain biker!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPVRU7jSYkQ

CommuteCommando 01-31-14 12:26 PM

"He who laughs at himself, laughs last." (anon)

Bikey Mikey 01-31-14 02:15 PM

:roflmao:

Quote:

Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia (Post 16454517)
It is funny because so much of it is true....

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biker395 (Post 16454712)
It's like you're reading my mind, man.

+1


Quote:

Originally Posted by Dudelsack (Post 16454988)
The only thing they left out was the use of power meters by people who can't generate over 200W (mea culpa).

Is that 200W as an average or at all? :)

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A better title would be "How to be a Roadie.":ride:

eja_ bottecchia 01-31-14 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey (Post 16457145)
:roflmao:






+1



Is that 200W as an average or at all? :)

======================================================

A better title would be "How to be a Roadie.":ride:

Well, at least we can poke fun at ourselves. As long as we are laughing it is all good. Some of my friends who play in adult leagues take themselves so darned seriously. :rolleyes:

qcpmsame 01-31-14 04:52 PM

I really don't care what you call me, that I'm still here to be called anything is a stomp down miracle so its all good. Nice vid, too.

Bill

John_V 02-01-14 02:42 PM

I saw this on one of my other bike forums. Pretty funny and very true. Don't show this to the 41 group or we'll get hate mail forever.

LordMarv 02-01-14 11:34 PM

Then there's this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=JRCNwDpua30

eja_ bottecchia 02-01-14 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CommuteCommando (Post 16456799)
"He who laughs at himself, laughs last." (anon)

He who laughs at himself laughs alone. :D

eja_ bottecchia 02-01-14 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by qcpmsame (Post 16457587)
I really don't care what you call me, that I'm still here to be called anything is a stomp down miracle so its all good. Nice vid, too.

Bill

Ain't that the truth brother!?!

After three angioplasties and four stents in three months I consider myself blessed to be be here...let alone riding!


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