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    For Those of You That Don't know Me!

    Gina and I were heading back on the bikes from the coast yesterday. Feeling pretty good and doing a good pace. Just as we were approaching an underpass, some dude pulls out in front of us, not sure why he didn't wait, underestimating our speed I guess. So we're right behind then he picks it up. I guess thinking he was going to drop us anyway.

    He did pretty well but kept looking back to see where we were. He'd pull away on the flat section but face BIGTIME on the short itty bitty climbs of the underpasses. I took this opportunit to point out to Gina why doing GMR was so beneficial to riding. As some would call them, the underpases are bumps, not hills. At this point I could tell he was playing the game.

    The guy was smoking on the flats for a while and with every section, he'd open the gap to about 40 yards. But with every underpass, we'd close it by 20! At the rate he was doing on the flats, I was really surprised that he would lose so much on each little climb, err I mean bump. After each bump I say "see what I'm talkin' about?" to Gina.

    Gina was worried about overheating like she has so many other times on the trail. Sunday was hot but she wasn't overheating, must be the last 5 weeks in a row riding up GMR talking. With every bump we encounter Gina was hammering up! Each time quickly closing the gap the guy had set. Finally on one bump I floored it and hoped she'd stay on my wheel, she did. We flew by the guy about a mile before Edna Park (heading north) but riding safely across the bridge gave him time to latch on.

    So I continue the pace with Gina on my wheel and the guy on her wheel. He then tells us that his wife was also riding and that she gave up at 15 or so miles so he continued alone. He then asked us how far we had ridden, at this point 38 of 42. He was shocked and said we were doing good and had far more miles than he had.

    So we continue then I pull out the Flip recorder and start recording as he's on our wheels. He then pulls up and says, "what are you doing, recording footage while you pull the Gringo?" I'm not sure what he meant by the comment but for the record, I'm a white guy form Montana but cycling in the sun has taken it's toll!

    Yeah I know, but this forum has been very boring lately, even to Montana standards!

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    Funny story! I've known you for a while but I swear I had no idea you were a white guy from Montana...
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    Funny story! I've known you for a while but I swear I had no idea you were a white guy from Montana...
    Has "anybody" ever seen me eat a taco?

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    Did you see the guy riding a pennyfarthing by the HB pier? Rode it up the wheelchair ramps like a pro- if they had pro pennyfarthing riders. That's the ultimate fixie.

    And it is funny to see folks hit the wall on the underpasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Gina and I were heading back on the bikes from the coast yesterday. Feeling pretty good and doing a good pace. Just as we were approaching an underpass, some dude pulls out in front of us, not sure why he didn't wait, underestimating our speed I guess. So we're right behind then he picks it up. I guess thinking he was going to drop us anyway.

    He did pretty well but kept looking back to see where we were. He'd pull away on the flat section but face BIGTIME on the short itty bitty climbs of the underpasses. I took this opportunit to point out to Gina why doing GMR was so beneficial to riding. As some would call them, the underpases are bumps, not hills. At this point I could tell he was playing the game.

    The guy was smoking on the flats for a while and with every section, he'd open the gap to about 40 yards. But with every underpass, we'd close it by 20! At the rate he was doing on the flats, I was really surprised that he would lose so much on each little climb, err I mean bump. After each bump I say "see what I'm talkin' about?" to Gina.

    Gina was worried about overheating like she has so many other times on the trail. Sunday was hot but she wasn't overheating, must be the last 5 weeks in a row riding up GMR talking. With every bump we encounter Gina was hammering up! Each time quickly closing the gap the guy had set. Finally on one bump I floored it and hoped she'd stay on my wheel, she did. We flew by the guy about a mile before Edna Park (heading north) but riding safely across the bridge gave him time to latch on.

    So I continue the pace with Gina on my wheel and the guy on her wheel. He then tells us that his wife was also riding and that she gave up at 15 or so miles so he continued alone. He then asked us how far we had ridden, at this point 38 of 42. He was shocked and said we were doing good and had far more miles than he had.

    So we continue then I pull out the Flip recorder and start recording as he's on our wheels. He then pulls up and says, "what are you doing, recording footage while you pull the Gringo?" I'm not sure what he meant by the comment but for the record, I'm a white guy form Montana but cycling in the sun has taken it's toll!

    Yeah I know, but this forum has been very boring lately, even to Montana standards!
    Something similar happened to me last week. Coming back from Seal Beach i usually go pretty quickly for the first 2 miles, hit the bad section by the 405 then hit it again after the crossover bridge going to the SGBT. I do the usual, hit 25 to 27 mph and pass two or three roadies in the process. After reaching my point to relax i cruise along at 19 and one of them passes me kinda slow like and does not say hi, just a look of disdain. OK, i just cruise along until he is a good way in front. Rest time is over so i start to reel him in. On the flats we are going about the same but on the underpasses, those little bumps i hit it hard and make up a lot of distance. It did not take me long to get close so i hang back and just keep about 10 yards back until he looks around and sees me. I pull up next to him and stare then say HI! and pace him. He said hi back and we start to chat. He and i have about the same distance ridden (45 miles) so as we talk i start to up the pace until i start losing him again. I get to my turn off point and ease up and i tell him have a nice ride as i exit the trail. Don't know if he did not like my bike, age or what i was wearing. If it wasn't for riding GMR i would have a hard time doing this. I seem to be much more efficient in my pedaling.

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    No disrespect intended here, but I simply don't see the correlation between riding GMR (or any significant climb) and putting the hurt on guys on the SGRT or SART. The underpasses take only a few seconds to get through. In fact, I've been climbing a lot lately and, when I went back to the SART, I noticed I was a good 1-2 mph slower than I was last year, and I am much more fit this year. I am a much better climber this year, though. Interval training is probably better for you for those short underpass efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Jams Army View Post
    No disrespect intended here, but I simply don't see the correlation between riding GMR (or any significant climb) and putting the hurt on guys on the SGRT or SART. The underpasses take only a few seconds to get through. In fact, I've been climbing a lot lately and, when I went back to the SART, I noticed I was a good 1-2 mph slower than I was last year, and I am much more fit this year. I am a much better climber this year, though. Interval training is probably better for you for those short underpass efforts.
    More of a fun story of our experiences, don't take it too seriously.

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    LOL using my comment about you being a ***** ! funny stuff,and keep gina riding up the GMR what a great way to spend time together,i've got my wife to ride a little but she likes beach cruiser type of riding, not climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvrlnd7 View Post
    LOL using my comment about you being a ***** ! funny stuff,and keep gina riding up the GMR what a great way to spend time together,i've got my wife to ride a little but she likes beach cruiser type of riding, not climbing.
    Haha, was wondering how long it woud take ya to reco-nize! Yup, in the last week, she's felt the fitness benefits of riding GMR. It's struggle when you're on it but once at the top, it's quite a feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    The thread has been cleaned up.

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    Fair enough, Mod cleaned it up so I will delete my side of the comments.

    But the thought remains.
    Last edited by Mr. Beanz; 09-28-10 at 09:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Funny, "local rider" posts an insulting comment about another's wife after posting pics of their bikes and whereabouts, and maybe even their license plates!

    "save picture as"...just about every wed 7 am south of Lincoln. Nice blue bike, matches the car.

    Time for a midweek SART ride!

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    Yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accordion View Post
    What a tool. Close the thread mods. Asshat.
    Actually now I'm hoping they leave it open. It will add another chapter to the real life Mr. Beanz Story blog and others will understand the video when I post it!. I recognize people by their bikes and a memrory, ask anybody if I've forgotten them over the years. I actually had this happen with another poster in the forums, insulting poster. I recognized him on the trail after the insults. I walked up to him and his family member, they never are as insulting when you walk up to them and introduce yourself.

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    to bad you didn't have me to chase and break his pace sooner! I ended up sleeping in that day, GMR & Little GMR had taken a hefty toll on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Actually now I'm hoping they leave it open. It will add another chapter to the real life Mr. Beanz Story blog and others will understand the video when I post it!. I recognize people by their bikes and a memrory, ask anybody if I've forgotten them over the years. I actually had this happen with another poster in the forums, insulting poster. I recognized him on the trail after the insults. I walked up to him and his family member, they never are as insulting when you walk up to them and introduce yourself.
    I remember you telling that story here a year or so ago.

    Everybody on the Internet is a tough-guy. Not so much in the real world.

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    Somebody's got some 'splainin' to do...I'm not sure how to take that, either...
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Beanz and Co. the prob with internet,is everybody thinks it's okay to let there inner A hole out. I am a believer in treating people kindly unless given a reason to treat you otherwise.Anyway we are here for fun and love of these machines we ride,
    keep up the good posts,kidney donation,thats crazy in a good way.and we all like taco tuesday god damn it !

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    The thread has been cleaned up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    The thread has been cleaned up.

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    Thanks you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvrlnd7 View Post
    Anyway we are here for fun and love of these machines we ride !
    Zactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abec View Post
    to bad you didn't have me to chase and break his pace sooner! I ended up sleeping in that day, GMR & Little GMR had taken a hefty toll on me.
    Hehehe! I was wondering why you weren't on the trail that day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvrlnd7 View Post
    Beanz and Co. the prob with internet,is everybody thinks it's okay to let there inner A hole out.
    FTR, when people post ignorant comments, I don't repeat them to Gina. She's too kind and sweet to deal with the nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    FTR, when people post ignorant comments, I don't repeat them to Gina. She's too kind and sweet to deal with the nonsense.
    Glad to hear that. I was concerned about that. She seems like a very sweet person from the way you write about her and her joy of cycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accordion View Post
    Glad to hear that. I was concerned about that. She seems like a very sweet person from the way you write about her and her joy of cycling.
    She sure is! One thing that was deleted was the explanation of the pic in my signature. She donated a kidney to her son about about 10 years ago. Her muscles were cut, nerves to her bladder rerouted, and a few other things. We did a century on the tandem a week before the operation to make sure whe was in good shape and health. So getting back on the bike a month later and riding one block down the street 1 month later was a joy. 42 milers on the trail 2 months later was excellent after seeing her after the donation not being able to stand for more than 3 mintues without getting dizzy.

    So after 7 grandkids, a kidney donation, and much more heartbreak with her kids than most will ever know and treats me like a king (kidney didn't last, son back on dialysis and now her 2nd son is also on his way to kidney failure), I'm more than happy that she's willing to ride. We're nearing 50 and there are lots of riders that would struggle to keep up her pace on the trail, and now doing GMR when most won't even try?...What do I have to complain about and why would I fill her head with some poster's ignorant carp?

    I'm telling you, meeting people and posters that mess with me is funny, meeting posters that mess with Gina isn't!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Has "anybody" ever seen me eat a taco?
    Haha, no. I now know why "frijoles" means nothing to you.

    People actually mess with Gina on rides?

    Anyway, someday I'll see you two out there again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insidious meme View Post
    People actually mess with Gina on rides?
    Nope, I should have said "attacking her on the forums".

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