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Old 07-02-07, 09:58 PM   #1
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I almost got

clowned by a woman today.

Then I found out she regularly races against Kristin Armstrong and the rest of the pro women's field.



Not to sound like a total jackass, but that was the first time I was doubting my dominance of the Monday night group ride.
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Is it wrong for me to secretly wish she had pwned you?

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Skinnyone had just started biking and it was 2months and he averaged 18 mph right.. There were friends who told him that was pretty good for a new rider and yada yada and he be thinking that skinny is the hot-s*it.. In comes a group ride and I feels like I am being stronger than thor pulling thems up this false flat and going at a good clip, when this lady passes by, on her fixie, little wave, hi and boom.. It was that day I realized that I was a no talent ass clown with limited chance of getting anywhere, racing..

anyway.. Saw her later on, tried to chat her up and got a number.. got dropped after the first date..
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Is it wrong for me to secretly wish she had pwned you?

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Yeah, we've got Jenn McRae to deal with here. She shows up at the Tuesday Nighter often depending where she is in her schedule. If there's a gap in the A group, and you can't cross it, you won't see her again until next Tuesday.
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Sad part is when you are writing this, you know your going to sound like one, but in quiet recesses of your mind you think, this will absolve me of it and then you go and write whatever it is is going to make you sound like a jackass.....most of us do it, we just can't stop ourselves, we're men, get over it
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A woman (former world tt champ) holds the course record at our local time trial. I always hear about so and so who will blow her away... New very fast looking guys show up and promptly fail. There's nothing wrong with a girl being faster than a guy.

At my high school, a girl swimmer (four time olympian) held a bunch of swim records.
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Apples to oranges.

Women tend to have builds that make them more hydrodynamic and buoyant - that same build, when applied to cycling puts them at a disadvantage to men.
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If she had kept up the entire way to where we stopped, there is a good chance I would have cried.
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A woman (former world tt champ) holds the course record at our local time trial. I always hear about so and so who will blow her away... New very fast looking guys show up and promptly fail. There's nothing wrong with a girl being faster than a guy.

At my high school, a girl swimmer (four time olympian) held a bunch of swim records.
the world tt champ comes to our local time trials.. she's fast (kristin armstrong)
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Apples to oranges.

Women tend to have builds that make them more hydrodynamic and buoyant - that same build, when applied to cycling puts them at a disadvantage to men.
Women are at a disadvantage in swimming, cycling, running and a lot of other sports. But the performance differences between women and men are closer in swimming than cycling, true. But they're much closer in cycling than they are in running.

That's not apples and oranges.
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If she had kept up the entire way to where we stopped, there is a good chance I would have cried.
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Eeek, I thought you were a woman.
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Personally, I like the idea of a woman who can kick my ass. Yes, there's a long story to that.
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In my household I have two adult daughters and a strong willed wife. The ONLY place I don't get pwned is when I escape on my bike!
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Crying!? CRYING!?? There's no crying in bike racing!

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If she had kept up the entire way to where we stopped, there is a good chance I would have cried.
That's the thing. A person, regardless of their sex, who can keep up for only part of the way is not a challenge, at all.

Someone who can keep up with me for the first 5 minutes of a 20 minute climb, when you're pushing tempo and they are dying is the exact same thing. Hooray for them, but while surprising, they were in the red and you weren't. Simple as that.
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That's the thing. A person, regardless of their sex, who can keep up for only part of the way is not a challenge, at all.

Someone who can keep up with me for the first 5 minutes of a 20 minute climb, when you're pushing tempo and they are dying is the exact same thing. Hooray for them, but while surprising, they were in the red and you weren't. Simple as that.

I like the way you think.
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I like the way you think.
I think it's just being realistic. There are very, very few women out there who can put out what a decent Cat2 guy can going up a hill. I don't have any data for the particular young woman I'm referencing, but I know a Cat1 female who climbs pretty well and is probably pushing somewhere in the low 4's in terms of w/kg. I ride with her pretty often, and she's pretty quick, but let's not get carried away.
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