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    Are you sure it wasn't a mirage (you know, it was 40C).
    He fell in the ocean?

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    I will say when I read the thread title but before I read the text I was getting pretty excited about some new research showing that people are abandoning the sport in droves and we wouldn't have to worry about the proverbial tri-geek anymore...no such luck.

    If it's not obvious I'm just kidding. All the triathletes I've known have been pretty cool people and very strong cyclists.

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    He was on a BMC Time Machine and activated the Flux capacitor.

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    You're totally failing at this game of hide and seek. Poor guy is still hiding and instead of seeking, you're on the internet.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

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    I was born in Taiwan and I know about these kind of things. It was a water ghost. You're lucky that he didn't take you with him.
    I like beer.

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    Either a) he was riding X miles, hit the 1/2 X point and turned around

    or b) he passed you and you can't deal with it so you keep looking over your shoulder instead of ahead of you.

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    You clearly used your massive guads to dial it up to 400 watts and then you droped the hamer on him. He is now at home curled in a corner and weeping. You crushed his soul.

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    Did he mention the first rule of fight club?

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    He crashed and you left him on the side of the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveWC View Post
    Either a) he was riding X miles, hit the 1/2 X point and turned around

    or b) he passed you and you can't deal with it so you keep looking over your shoulder instead of ahead of you.
    He was on my wheel when he vanished.

    I think now he must of either turned around or was indeed hiding from embarrassment.

    If he did turn around it must have been at the exact moment I pulled through. He would have had to have stopped almost immediately, ridden to the far side of the road, gotten off his bike, lifted it over the concrete meridian climbed back on and dialed it up 400W going the other way for me to not be able to see him at all.

    If this was the case it is still pretty weird, non?
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    Carbon fiber explosion?

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    seriously people the likely answer is so obvious... he had to take a leak.
    “Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”


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    I'm not trying to be a jerk...really. Only true (internet) friends would have the courage to tell you to look into this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallucination#Cause



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    Quote Originally Posted by Xherion View Post
    You probably broke 400w and tore the space-time continuum. You had actually advanced in time, hence the apparent disappearance.
    Strong post for a newb. Could you be a sock puppet?

    Anyway, I favor this theory as well. It will make his Strava upload look weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    seriously people the likely answer is so obvious... he had to take a leak.
    There was nowhere he could stop to pee that I wouldn't have been able to see him. And why suddenly stop there when there is a popular beach with facilities clearly marked just up ahead.

    At this point I am leaning towards alien abduction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    This is the theory I am leaning towards at the moment.

    I'm glad it wasn't me. My anal probing days are well behind me.
    anterior anal probing is the worst. face-to-face just shames the patient...now, side-by-side aint so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike F View Post
    Stepped in the foliage to take a leak or deuce?
    stupidity. real triathletes "just do it"

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    Bob, it should be obvious what happened.

    He was riding in a blind spot when you turned to look behind you. The change in air noise masked his shifting, and he attacked. By the time your rickety sack of skin and bone mustered the motor units to look ahead, he was long gone. No amount of compression socks or tt helmets could have helped you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abstractform20 View Post
    stupidity. real triathletes "just do it"
    +1
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abstractform20 View Post
    Bob, it should be obvious what happened.

    He was riding in a blind spot when you turned to look behind you. The change in air noise masked his shifting, and he attacked. By the time your rickety sack of skin and bone mustered the motor units to look ahead, he was long gone. No amount of compression socks or tt helmets could have helped you.
    Alien abduction is more plausible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    Alien abduction is more plausible.
    if i hadnt already caught you falling asleep behind while riding your recumbent, i might be inclined to believe you.

    with all due respect, do you even strava, bro?

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    It was the ghost of an athlete who passed away, feeling like he did not achieve the things he wanted to achieve in his sport. Now his soul is restless, forever training and pushing himself for a goal he no longer can achieve.

    That or he turned around or got a flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    I wasn't going fast at all, just riding tempo. The thing is there is nowhere to go. Even if he stopped completely I should have been able to see him standing by the side of the road.
    If you were just riding at a leisurely pace and he was going flat out and still couldn't catch you then maybe he just imploded through a sense of terminal embarrassment that he'd spent all that money on a TT bike when he might as well have had one like yours and saved his cash. Maybe he stopped to trade his cycling kit for a Hawaiian shirt and some flip flops.
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