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    How To Be A Road Biker

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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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    excellent

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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.
    And I did it all clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by climberguy View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by climberguy View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerryattrick View Post
    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)
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    It is funny because so much of it is true....
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey View Post







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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
    "He who laughs at himself, laughs last." (anon)
    He who laughs at himself laughs alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    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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