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Old 04-27-08, 06:46 PM   #1
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Tee Hee! Pr0zuerz!

I went out for a spin with a couple of my friends today. We're just a bunch of groms trying to have fun, so we reserve the Lycra and jerseys for the long rides. Today we just wore whatever we put on in the morning.

Anyway, on the way back, we came to a stop light, as some guy pulls up to us on a Cervelo TT bike (Soloist?). Considering we don't often see carbon, we all cast approving smiles to him. What a cold face he had. When the light turned green, me and my one friend who had a road bike AND skill pulled off from our slower friends in a bit of friendly competition. Not surprisingly, Mr. TT Man passes us. By now we're on a greenway that has a 10mph speed limit. Obviously no one takes it seriously, but we still slow down for joggers and corners. My friend and I descend quickly, and we're unintentionally about to catch the guy. As we pass him, he gives us a look and says this: "Ten miles per hour, buddy. Got a problem with that?"

Me and my friend didn't even bother to look at him. Now, it's obvious he was butthurt from being passed by a couple kids on aluminum road bikes, but for someone to say such an ass-bag-ish (and hypocritical) statement from such feelings unacceptable. As we peaked the hill, we destroyed the descent. As we looked back, TT guy was still keeping on us and being a massive hypocrite. We neared another big hill and sprinted up that, with the guy further away every time we cast a look at him. We descend and begin another climb. After that, we sprint on the flat, and come out of the greenway with the guy about 200m behind us.

I think it's obvious that the guy was a massive butthurt poseur who couldn't handle being bested. He's got the carbon, the Dura-Ace and the Lycra, but had no talent. Now, I'm not saying slow people can't have nice bikes, but being a hypocritical dick AND having no talent doesn't work. I've met awesome people who are slow as heck, but are super nice and our outside to enjoy themselves and unwind after a long ride. I love these people, but this guy was out to show off his shiny kit.

But who knows, maybe he was on his "recovery ride".
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I went out for a spin with a couple of my friends today. We're just a bunch of groms trying to have fun, so we reserve the Lycra and jerseys for the long rides. Today we just wore whatever we put on in the morning.
No, you guys were the problem. Here, I've colored the problematic portion of your attitude. You gotta' act kind of grim, you know?
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Old 04-28-08, 02:09 AM   #3
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If you weren't exactly as you describe him you wouldn't be bothering to start a thread about it, in fact it wouldn't even register on your radar.
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Most people who are looking to race their road bikes usually ride on a MUP. Sounds like there may be more the on poseur in this story.
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Funny how he didn't post this in the road section.
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If grom can't be googled then it's way too obscure.
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Wow man, it's like this one time, at band camp, I totally dropped this *****hat racer dude who didn't even know we were racing!
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Why is it that there's never been a thread that started, " There I was on my fancy-ass bike wearing all the Lycra I possess when I was passed & left 'way behind by a guy on a (vintage racer, old road bike, mountain bike, 3 speed, fixie, singlespeed, folding bike, what-have-you) wow I'm humbled & unworthy."?

I've heard all the stories. I've never seen them in real life. Though I did pass a gal on a nice road bike. 300 yards later, I pulled off the trail to catch my breath & celebrate.
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it's also quite possible that he had just done 90 miles and was low on energy.

Whenever these types of competitions happen - whether you're running/biking/whatever, you always gotta wonder what kind of workout the other guy could be doing - they could be finishing a 5 hour ride
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this is the worst thread i've read today.
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it's also quite possible that he had just done 90 miles and was low on energy.
Maybe, but it looked like no-one wouldn't have cared if he hadn't stuck his nose up at the people on the less-bling kit.
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so...you were going over the speed limit? try going thru red lights i am sure those don't apply either do you know he was going over 10 to catch you? if not maybe he was just minding the limit
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Funny how he didn't post this in the road section.
Because their egos are bigger than yours.


"Wow man, it's like this one time, at band camp, I totally dropped this *****hat racer dude who didn't even know we were racing!"
I'm curious as to why he was following so quickly when clearly the speed limit was ten miles per hour and he was SOOOO concerned.

"it's also quite possible that he had just done 90 miles and was low on energy. "
Valid point that's often brought up, but wouldn't he be riding slow(er) and not trying to catch us if he had almost done a century? He was following awful fast.

"Most people who are looking to race their road bikes usually ride on a MUP. Sounds like there may be more the on poseur in this story."
What?
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so...you were going over the speed limit? try going thru red lights i am sure those don't apply either do you know he was going over 10 to catch you? if not maybe he was just minding the limit
He was going way over ten, trust me.

I don't try to pretend I'm the super-fast big-man-on-campus, this guy was just a slow jerk.
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Because their egos are bigger than yours.


"Wow man, it's like this one time, at band camp, I totally dropped this *****hat racer dude who didn't even know we were racing!"
I'm curious as to why he was following so quickly when clearly the speed limit was ten miles per hour and he was SOOOO concerned.

"it's also quite possible that he had just done 90 miles and was low on energy. "
Valid point that's often brought up, but wouldn't he be riding slow(er) and not trying to catch us if he had almost done a century? He was following awful fast.

"Most people who are looking to race their road bikes usually ride on a MUP. Sounds like there may be more the on poseur in this story."
What?
My ego is big? Hmm.

This coming from YOU, who does nothing but brag eccentrically over things only your imagination can fathom.

Isn't this what this thread is about? How you blasted away a roadie? I have never bragged or tried to brag/boast/talk myself up. I don't need to. I know if I've done good, and I'm the only one that I need to prove it to.
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My ego is big? Hmm.

This coming from YOU, who does nothing but brag eccentrically over things only your imagination can fathom.

Isn't this what this thread is about? How you blasted away a roadie? I have never bragged or tried to brag/boast/talk myself up. I don't need to. I know if I've done good, and I'm the only one that I need to prove it to.
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You thought it was hilarious to repost this in the MTB forum.

It was a story about how a guy was a jerk, not how I was faster than him.
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I mistook your reasoning then. Apologies.
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I mistook your reasoning then. Apologies.
Cool. Now I have about ten more people left.
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No offense but if we remove the part about the guy being a hypocrite about the speed limit I would imagine the same thing has been posted about me on some Honda forum as these boy racers try to run my Vette, it's black, dark tinted windows, and a loud exhaust. What they don't realize is I gave up street racing about 10 years ago when my buddy got ejected through the roof of his car after he hit a pole. And yes I will still pass them sometimes... especially when they realize I'm not running them (or they think they "won" and flick on their hazards) and slow down, I barely even have to try. they probably think I'm doing a loser flyby.

There must be 50 kill stories about the Black vette with the grey skull on the back window on long island... little do they know.

(not calling you a boy racer or anything just relating the situation, like i said no offense)
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No offense but if we remove the part about the guy being a hypocrite about the speed limit I would imagine the same thing has been posted about me on some Honda forum as these boy racers try to run my Vette, it's black, dark tinted windows, and a loud exhaust. What they don't realize is I gave up street racing about 10 years ago when my buddy got ejected through the roof of his car after he hit a pole. And yes I will still pass them sometimes... especially when they realize I'm not running them (or they think they "won" and flick on their hazards) and slow down, I barely even have to try. they probably think I'm doing a loser flyby.

There must be 50 kill stories about the Black vette with the grey skull on the back window on long island... little do they know.

(not calling you a boy racer or anything just relating the situation, like i said no offense)
Then that would change everything.
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He was going way over ten, trust me.

I don't try to pretend I'm the super-fast big-man-on-campus, this guy was just a slow jerk.
Then you did well i feel good passing people too. The more expepensive the better, but at least 75% of the time i find if they spend over 3k on a bike they know what they are doing....but the remaining 25%, boy they are fun to run down.
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this guy was just a jerk.
I think you need to try and figure out who the jerk really was in this sittuation.
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I think you need to try and figure out who the jerk really was in this sittuation.
Trying.....


It was him.

C'mon, are you kidding me?
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