I'm suffering reading your post...does that count?
Birth Certificate, Passport, Marriage License Driver's License and Residency Permit all say I'm a Fred. I guess there's no denying it.
i think you're off on two counts.
First, you associate suffering with group rides. As far as I know, you can suffer by yourself, too. Seems like I recall a photo or video of Lance riding up the mountain by himself.
Secondly, you equate this statement:
"Arrogant, mean-spirited, and inconsiderate cyclist are all too common now. Automobile drivers are enemies. Group rides spill over into traffic and oncoming bike lanes on a regular basis. Right of way is claimed by the fastest."
with fast riders, with racers, with athletic people, with suffering people, whatever. In fact, that paragraph describes rude people. I have been on a ride that probably averaged 6 mph that fits this description perfectly. It had no connection to roadies, to suffering, etc.- it had to do with lack of courtesy and attitude. I've heard of similar complaints from Critical Mass rides, which are noted for slow speeds, etc.
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."
For me, cycling is all about enjoying the fresh morning dew, and stopping in the woods to pick wild mushrooms. LTFU
Another thing to consider is that bunnies don't like picture posing for very long, so it would be difficult to get two pancakes on top of it's head before it would hop away.
Can we sticky this thread for when everyone needs a good laugh?
"I think drivers become like dogs when they see a bicycle fly by at 40mph. Instinctively, they just want to give chase, catch them, and eat them." - Papa Tom
More about bunnies. They are yummy.
So I'm new to these forums. I've been lurking, trying to absorb what I can and separate the fact from the fiction.
Reading this thread is like watching a freaking car wreck.
(It took me several days to learn such useful terms as HTFU, FTW, and Fred. Only to find out, -I- was a Fred! Now I'm eliminating as much fredliness as I can.)
Thanks BF. I can't leave, I can't look away, and I'm not learning anything.
See, this is the problem with the internet.
08 Cervelo Soloist Team | 02 Cervelo Prodigy | 08 Giant Iguana | 10 IRO Mark V
pancake theoretical physics is a good new direction for this thread. Otherwise it is in"suffer"able