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    Jumped by a girl...

    Bend presently has a series of tournaments in process, collectively called the Cascade Cycling Classic.
    We have cyclists from around the world spinning through town; some of them elite riders on very high end bikes.

    Yesterday, on my daily training ride, as I approached THE HILL I passed a young woman standing over her bike at a traffic circle, as if deciding which way to go.
    She wore the full roadie outfit, colorful and tight, and rode the high end Trek (you know which one).
    I flashed past her, uphill in the saddle, sure that I had impressed her with my speed.
    I rule on THE HILL, I thought to myself.

    About a half mile later the girl from the traffic circle silently pulled up on my left side and slowly passed me, totally focused on her riding.
    A girl on a geared bike on THE HILL?
    Passing me?
    I collected myself and prepared to reclaim my title as King of THE HILL.

    I applied every bit of will and technique I had, and yet she continued to pull slowly away from me.
    A mile and a half later she had a 100 yard lead.

    A road entered from the right and she used it to turn around.
    As she rolled 90 degrees to me, in profile, she briefly stood on the pedals and came to a track stand so still she looked like a painting.
    She flashed a gorgeous smile, sped back down hill on the other side of the road and disappeared.

    Ah, I never knew defeat could smell so sweet as at that moment.

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    warning, sarcasm ahead....


    SEXIST!

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    she may have kicked your ass... but she probably spends an unhealthy portion of her day riding up hills... i mean, it's one thing to enjoy competetive cycling, but not when it means riding 700 miles a week and abstaining from booze and pizza!! look at it this way... you did really good for someone who rides a bike for fun!

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    although, i'm sure if i were there it would've been a different story... i'd pass her, then do a backwards circle around her, then do a wheelie off into the sunset!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadly downtube
    ... you did really good for someone who rides a bike for fun!


    Does anyone on BF really just "ride a bike for fun"? Methinks Noooooo. Time to lay off the beer and pizza, Ken.




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    I bet her legs felt awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peripatetic


    Does anyone on BF really just "ride a bike for fun"? Methinks Noooooo. Time to lay off the beer and pizza, Ken.



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    We've all been there, just riding along and then someone comes along and steps into your private playground. As Ken stated, it was The Hill. Ken, you did your best, sometimes, the outsider gets the prize.

    BTW, if your in my neck of the woods, be respectful, I've got my hill too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadly downtube
    she may have kicked your ass... but she probably spends an unhealthy portion of her day riding up hills... i mean, it's one thing to enjoy competetive cycling, but not when it means riding 700 miles a week and abstaining from booze and pizza!! look at it this way... you did really good for someone who rides a bike for fun!
    maybe not strictly for fun and fun only, but i think this is the right idea. when i think about it, i don't believe anyone who passes me (and it does happen, males and females) is actually having more fun than i am. plus they are usually half my age and have twice the bike. did you factor that in, ken?

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    At least you didn't get dropped by an octogenarian.

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    I dunno. A girl on a hot bike that can kick your ass, and then smile about it?

    My heart is all a twitter just thinking about it.

    If she smiled like a cat that knows it's dinner, then you should have gone after her.

    "So...can you give me any training tips?"
    "You must ride fixed in trainig right?"

    I'm a sucker for a girl on a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cox
    Bend presently has a series of tournaments in process, collectively called the Cascade Cycling Classic.
    We have cyclists from around the world spinning through town; some of them elite riders on very high end bikes.

    Yesterday, on my daily training ride, as I approached THE HILL I passed a young woman standing over her bike at a traffic circle, as if deciding which way to go.
    She wore the full roadie outfit, colorful and tight, and rode the high end Trek (you know which one).
    I flashed past her, uphill in the saddle, sure that I had impressed her with my speed.
    I rule on THE HILL, I thought to myself.

    About a half mile later the girl from the traffic circle silently pulled up on my left side and slowly passed me, totally focused on her riding.
    A girl on a geared bike on THE HILL?
    Passing me?
    I collected myself and prepared to reclaim my title as King of THE HILL.

    I applied every bit of will and technique I had, and yet she continued to pull slowly away from me.
    A mile and a half later she had a 100 yard lead.

    A road entered from the right and she used it to turn around.
    As she rolled 90 degrees to me, in profile, she briefly stood on the pedals and came to a track stand so still she looked like a painting.
    She flashed a gorgeous smile, sped back down hill on the other side of the road and disappeared.

    Ah, I never knew defeat could smell so sweet as at that moment.
    I bet you could have beat her if you had a better frame

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    Nice. lol that was funny.

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    Girl On a Bike Here's an appropriate gem from the vaults of a local recording studio.........Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cox
    Bend presently has a series of tournaments in process, collectively called the Cascade Cycling Classic.
    We have cyclists from around the world spinning through town; some of them elite riders on very high end bikes.

    Yesterday, on my daily training ride, as I approached THE HILL I passed a young woman standing over her bike at a traffic circle, as if deciding which way to go.
    She wore the full roadie outfit, colorful and tight, and rode the high end Trek (you know which one).
    I flashed past her, uphill in the saddle, sure that I had impressed her with my speed.
    I rule on THE HILL, I thought to myself.

    About a half mile later the girl from the traffic circle silently pulled up on my left side and slowly passed me, totally focused on her riding.
    A girl on a geared bike on THE HILL?
    Passing me?
    I collected myself and prepared to reclaim my title as King of THE HILL.

    I applied every bit of will and technique I had, and yet she continued to pull slowly away from me.
    A mile and a half later she had a 100 yard lead.

    A road entered from the right and she used it to turn around.
    As she rolled 90 degrees to me, in profile, she briefly stood on the pedals and came to a track stand so still she looked like a painting.
    She flashed a gorgeous smile, sped back down hill on the other side of the road and disappeared.

    Ah, I never knew defeat could smell so sweet as at that moment.
    I just realized it...Ken, YOU are the Anti-Mayo!
    Excellent Post!!! I got butterflies

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    Dokushoka wrote:

    "I bet you could have beat her if you had a better frame"

    No doubt about it.

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    Jbonus wrote:

    "At least you didn't get dropped by an octogenarian."

    My 17 year old son, the world's most physically fit human being, did, in fact, get chased to within an inch of getting popped by an octogenarian (an old guy) this very afternoon.
    My son passed this "old guy" (actually, I think Kristopher described him as 70) by surprising him, and then the "old guy" started chasing him.
    They raced for about three miles before they went their separate ways.
    Kristopher said he got past him only by surprise because after that he couldn't gain on him, and he tried, and he said the "old guy" clearly had him in his sights.
    The gunslingers have come to town.

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    girls on bikes who know what they are doing are hot items. when my ladyfriend rides around town i have to follow close behind and keep the boys off of her.

    "nice bike"

    yeah, that's what you were lookin at buddy... keep movin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonsan
    Girl On a Bike Here's an appropriate gem from the vaults of a local recording studio.........Enjoy!
    oh man... downloading that made my computer sad.

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    i knew this story sounded familiar to me...a tale from a girl's p.o.v.

    http://www.livejournal.com/users/mac...rl/406455.html

    "Yesterday, I totally outbiked a brawny young cyclist without even trying. I was riding my heavy mountain bike, which is heavier still with a milk crate on the back, and even heavier still with a messenger bag and a lunch in it. He was mad as hell and probably felt emasuclated. **** him. See, I was trying to get out of the complex driveway, and he sped by just as I was about to bike out. Then all these cars came and I had to wait about two minutes. He was way out of sight. I biked up the hill and was trying to get the hill part over with, but not going especially fast. Before I knew it, he was very much in my way and I had to smugly yell out, "On your LEFT!" I then proceeded to plow past him and soon he was about 40 feet away. He tried to get around me by going on the sidewalk, but that was very stupid. The sidewalk (in front of Emily Dickinson's house, by the way) gets extremely hilly just as the street begins to decline. In addition to this, a little old man was walking the other way, and only bad bad Leroy Brown (baddest man in the whole damn town) would have run him over with a bike.

    I had enough momentum to really leave him in the dust, even though the road began to be hilly again. I could tell he was pissed by the way he was looking at me and pedalling."

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    passed by a milk crated mountain bike rider? must've been a meat head that works out at the gym... i wonder if all those leg workouts they do to look sexy allow them to ride a bike any better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by medicinhed
    I dunno. A girl on a hot bike that can kick your ass, and then smile about it?

    My heart is all a twitter just thinking about it.

    If she smiled like a cat that knows it's dinner, then you should have gone after her.

    "So...can you give me any training tips?"
    "You must ride fixed in trainig right?"

    I'm a sucker for a girl on a bike.
    i am too, it is a shame there aren't very many fixie girls my age.

    sniff sniff sniff
    give it to me baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadly downtube
    passed by a milk crated mountain bike rider? must've been a meat head that works out at the gym... i wonder if all those leg workouts they do to look sexy allow them to ride a bike any better?
    magnus backstedt weighed in at 209 pounds this year.

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    Cool post as always Ken!!

    Maybe you guys can meet up again if you're in the bay area, at the Cat Hill crit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadly downtube
    but not when it means riding 700 miles a week and abstaining from booze and pizza!!
    don't forget cheeseburgers...

    no, I am serious

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    I raced a guy on a mountain bike on a bike path a few weeks ago. He had to shift to a higher gear in order to defeat me to which I yelled, "SHIFT THOSE GEARS!" in a condescending tone. Oh yeah, I originally thought this thread was going to be about you getting your bike jacked by a girl.

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