Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 38
  1. #1
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    55,759
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    THIS is what matters Euro....

    My daughter just scored 1400+ (combined) on the SAT. Not impressive (I'm guessing that's about the 50th percentile overall) until you learn that she's TWELVE. She and a friend got interested in this program where middle school kids study for and take the SAT. Her score qualifies her for a more intensive program over the summer @ John Hopkins U. in Baltimore. By the way they sent this offer to half the school... and out of about 900 kids I'd say 10 actually took the SAT test. I'm proud of her initiative more than her score.

    THAT's important Euro. Your 'top 1000' rantings are just Weenieizm run amok....

    Get a friggin GRIP dude. Please.

  2. #2
    34x25 FTW! oboeguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    Scott CR1 '07, Dahon SpeedPro '06
    Posts
    6,002
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Way to use your child to mock someone online. Weird priorities, IMO, but hey, nice job by the kid!
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Order
    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
    I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
    Do they wear capes?
    ---

    http://www.cycopaths.net/

  3. #3
    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    My Bikes
    GMC Denali
    Posts
    17,588
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Congratulations to your daughter! It's great hearing about a child taking interest in their education.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

  4. #4
    Prefers Aluminum Sprocket Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Honolulu
    My Bikes
    Wife: Trek 5200, C'dale Rush Feminine, Vitus 979 Me: Felt S25, Cervelo Soloist, C'dale Killer V500, Miyata Pro (fixie)
    Posts
    2,672
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think people here care a lot less about your daughter's accomplishments than about Euro's race results. Congratulations are in order, for sure, but here?

    By the way, unless the SAT scoring system has changed since I've been in high school, I think 1400 is way more than 50th percentile. Very good scores. But what's her average mph over a 40k time trial?

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Lincoln, NE
    Posts
    70
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    btw...they recently changed the SAT scoring system....the highest score is 2400...but still not bad for a little kid.
    Last edited by Herbsinator; 02-13-06 at 04:17 PM.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    184
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm pretty sure the SATs did change... the number isn't out of 1600 anymore.

  7. #7
    . Namenda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    "The Woo", MA
    Posts
    4,830
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Markio
    I'm pretty sure the SATs did change... the number isn't out of 1600 anymore.
    I hope you're right, otherwise P-cad's daughter blew me out of the water...

  8. #8
    Senior Member jimbud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Bring warm clothing!
    My Bikes
    Colnago Dream, Kestrel Evoke, Giant XTC Hardtail
    Posts
    2,443
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congrats!!! Tell her all the computer bike guys are impressed. I hope I'll be around to here what she gets for a score when she's a junior.
    Last edited by jimbud; 02-13-06 at 04:20 PM.

  9. #9
    Overacting because I can SpongeDad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    The Mean Streets of Bethesda, MD
    My Bikes
    Merlin Agilis, Trek 1500
    Posts
    4,550
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
    But what's her average mph over a 40k time trial?
    I dusted her.

    Hopkins has a lot of great programs for kids. I'm sure she'll love it.
    “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." (Churchill)

    "I am a courageous cyclist." (SpongeDad)

  10. #10
    Banana Pancakes furiousferret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Redlands, CA
    Posts
    2,097
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The important thing is to set a goal and to work hard enough to meet that goal. Very few people in life can do that, so they feel the need to knock those who can.

    The fact is, alot of overachievers are very confident and have an aura of arrogance about them. If they fail there will be consequences (because of thier attitude, expectations), but they do not. Why do you think most great athletes such as Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, Kobe Bryant, and others come off as rude or brash?

    Speaking of wonderkids...

    My nephew scored 133 on his IQ test at 5, he has a speech impediment and doesn't pay attention at school so everyone was wondering if he was 'slow'. Even though he acts 'slow', there are alot of unexplained things he can do, like identify any word someone has read to him (he could practically read at 4) and he remembers things when he was 1.

    Sad thing is his parents give a rats ass about his future (they say they do, but wouldn't raise a finger to help him) and his talent will probably go to waste.

  11. #11
    Science Fanboy KrisPistofferson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    POS Tennessee
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed
    Posts
    7,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad
    Get a friggin GRIP dude. Please.
    I'm not sure if Euro's the one in need of a "grip." This hard-on a lot of you have for him is really pathetic but very entertaining, and Euro has certainly proven to be the needed antidote to all this unfunny OCP-idiocy. He's no 53-11 of old, but his troll-force is strong, and he'll do. (By the way, I'm looking for a road cycling forum where everyone doesn't act like 12 year olds, anybody know of one?)

  12. #12
    Senior Member 55/Rad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Seven Axiom
    Posts
    11,668
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SpongeDad
    Hopkins has a lot of great programs for kids.
    I can attest to this as both my boys go to Hopkins.

    Hopkins Elementary, Sherwood Oregon.

    Congrats to you PC and to your daughter.

    55/Rad

  13. #13
    Giving you the business. Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Corvallis, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Ridley Noah, Giant Trinity Advanced, Specialized Crux
    Posts
    4,441
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    And this has WHAT to do with cycling?
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator
    Dear Cypress,

    You have received an infraction at Bike Forums.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    119
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    (By the way, I'm looking for a road cycling forum where everyone doesn't act like 12 year olds, anybody know of one?)

    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/

  15. #15
    . bbattle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Huntsville, Alabama
    My Bikes
    1985 Pinarello Trevisio, 1991 Colnago Master, '06 Bianchi San Jose, 1987 Moulton Fuso, '80's Gardin Shred?, '82 John Howard(Dave Tesch)
    Posts
    11,418
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad
    My daughter just scored 1400+ (combined) on the SAT. Not impressive (I'm guessing that's about the 50th percentile overall) until you learn that she's TWELVE. She and a friend got interested in this program where middle school kids study for and take the SAT. Her score qualifies her for a more intensive program over the summer @ John Hopkins U. in Baltimore. By the way they sent this offer to half the school... and out of about 900 kids I'd say 10 actually took the SAT test. I'm proud of her initiative more than her score.

    THAT's important Euro. Your 'top 1000' rantings are just Weenieizm run amok....

    Get a friggin GRIP dude. Please.
    Congrats, Patentcad. Back when I took the SAT, I was sitting at a table full of those 12yr. olds. They were gunning for a summer program at Mizzou. I was shooting for a way out of my dad's house. :-)

  16. #16
    Overacting because I can SpongeDad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    The Mean Streets of Bethesda, MD
    My Bikes
    Merlin Agilis, Trek 1500
    Posts
    4,550
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    And this has WHAT to do with cycling?
    Middle aged men with kids. I.e., the demographic that buys enough overpriced CF bikes to encourage market entry by smaller companies, increasing supply and driving down price.
    “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." (Churchill)

    "I am a courageous cyclist." (SpongeDad)

  17. #17
    All the gear and no idea.
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London, England
    My Bikes
    03 Klein Attitude Comp, 04 Stumpjumper FSR Pro, Condor Pista Track, Seven Alaris SG = perfection, all the bike I will ever need
    Posts
    315
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You're just screwin' because EURO does troll-lite far better than your feeble attempts patentcad.

    Congrats on your daugher's SAT scores though.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Southwest TN
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac S-Works
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    I'm not sure if Euro's the one in need of a "grip." This hard-on a lot of you have for him is really pathetic but very entertaining, and Euro has certainly proven to be the needed antidote to all this unfunny OCP-idiocy. He's no 53-11 of old, but his troll-force is strong, and he'll do. (By the way, I'm looking for a road cycling forum where everyone doesn't act like 12 year olds, anybody know of one?)

    +1!!!!!!!!!!

    finally, someone with some sense.

  19. #19
    riding once again jschen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    My Bikes
    '06 Cervelo R3, '05 Specialized Allez
    Posts
    7,360
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I assume patentcad is talking about CTY. If it's like it was back in the day, it's a fun and very useful academic summer program. I thoroughly enjoyed my two summers there and learned a lot while having a blast. I know it's not cheap, but I think it's well worth it.

    patentcad's daughter, if she goes, would find her scores to be mediocre among the scores of the others there. But as with cycling, training with the best is a great way to become better. My math scores were among the top (99th percentile), but my verbal scores were barely adequate for the program (50th percentile). I had a tough time through the two humanitities courses I took, but I learned a lot and it was well worth the effort. And it's under a minimal-pressure environment, with plenty of play time.
    Last edited by jschen; 02-13-06 at 04:56 PM.
    If you notice this notice then you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.

  20. #20
    Giving you the business. Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Corvallis, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Ridley Noah, Giant Trinity Advanced, Specialized Crux
    Posts
    4,441
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SpongeDad
    Middle aged men with kids. I.e., the demographic that buys enough overpriced CF bikes to encourage market entry by smaller companies, increasing supply and driving down price.
    A much better answer than I had hoped for.

    Kudos!
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator
    Dear Cypress,

    You have received an infraction at Bike Forums.

  21. #21
    34x25 FTW! oboeguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    Scott CR1 '07, Dahon SpeedPro '06
    Posts
    6,002
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    I'm not sure if Euro's the one in need of a "grip." This hard-on a lot of you have for him is really pathetic but very entertaining, and Euro has certainly proven to be the needed antidote to all this unfunny OCP-idiocy. He's no 53-11 of old, but his troll-force is strong, and he'll do. (By the way, I'm looking for a road cycling forum where everyone doesn't act like 12 year olds, anybody know of one?)
    Yes, yes... the Troll is strong in this one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Order
    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
    I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
    Do they wear capes?
    ---

    http://www.cycopaths.net/

  22. #22
    Senior Member GreyGoat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NY midstate
    My Bikes
    85 Ross Mt Rainier(for winter road use), 86 Centurion Ironman Master, 92 trek 2300,2005 Iron Horse HollowPoint Expert
    Posts
    395
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tree
    Tree, thanks for the lead.. I hadn't seen this one before.. after peeking around I did find they too suffer from the occasional inflamatory posts and confrontations, but it looks like a decent site.. so I bm'd it...
    (no not THAT kind bm!)

  23. #23
    Senior Member AndyGrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Kodiak, Alaska
    Posts
    417
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congrats...but I hope like hell this gets moved to Foo. Cuz it ain't got sheeeit to do with road cycling.
    Andy

    1966 Schwinn Paramount P-13
    1999 Bringheli Custom Road Bike
    2010 Specialized Tricross Sport

  24. #24
    Bike jocks ar still jocks Portlandonian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    1970 peugeot PX-10 fixie, 2002 Team Fuji road bike
    Posts
    263
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    OOOOHHHH SNAP! I GOT A 1920!! WOOT!

    oh, wait... she's 12.... dang


    This is the most irrelevant thread in the history of the road cycling forum.
    but nice job.

  25. #25
    Senior Member Old School's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Marin County, CA
    My Bikes
    '96 Trek 5500 OCLV, '02 Trek 4500
    Posts
    1,151
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    (By the way, I'm looking for a road cycling forum where everyone doesn't act like 12 year olds, anybody know of one?)
    Did NOT! ...Did TOO! ...Did NOT!

    or, my all-time favorite teenerism: "I know you are, but what am I?"
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!"

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

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