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Old 01-30-14, 03:36 PM   #1
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How To Be A Road Biker

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Old 01-30-14, 05:02 PM   #2
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It is funny because so much of it is true....
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It's like you're reading my mind, man.
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Nice. I shared on facebook.
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The only thing they left out was the use of power meters by people who can't generate over 200W (mea culpa).
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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.
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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.

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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.
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I love a good laugh at myself, ourselves and such serious, obsessive dedication to the activity. That's just ASKING for it.
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I may write them and ask them to take on recumbent riders next. Talk about a target rich environment.
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I have no problems with being called a mountain biker.
Ok, you're a mountain biker!

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"He who laughs at himself, laughs last." (anon)
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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."
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Is that 200W as an average or at all?

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A better title would be "How to be a Roadie."
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.
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Old 01-31-14, 04:52 PM   #16
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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.

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Old 02-01-14, 02:42 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 02-01-14, 11:34 PM   #18
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Then there's this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=JRCNwDpua30
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He who laughs at himself laughs alone.
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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.

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