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Old 10-01-08, 12:10 PM
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What would you racers say if........

I showed up to a race on my $380 windsor weelington 2.0, the cheapest performance bike gear they had (water bottles, shorts, jersey), no sunglasses, and my stock pedals with toe straps wearing my $40 pumas from nordstrom rack? And what if i won?
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I wouldn't give a flying **** about anything else but how well I did and what mistakes I made.
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Good for you. He earned it. well played.

Or is the response your hoping for...

How did that f%#k beat me on that pos!!!
WTF!
I should just give him my bike, he'll put it to better use than I just did.
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Old 10-01-08, 12:21 PM
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first off you are a troll.

I would initially give you more attention than my fellow cat 4's with a Cervelo SLC-SL with zipps, as maybe, just maybe you undestand that its more the engine than the bike.

But for the most part i really don't pay attention to what other guys are racing unless they ride like an idiot, then i judge them for stupidity and hope they don't crash me.
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I suppose you are talking about a beginner category?
Wouldn't really be a surprise.
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More power to you if you can trounce the field regardless of what you ride. I've been in plenty of races with guys on equipment like you describe, that I didn't even notice until I looked at the pictures later...
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Pretty much what I say to everyone else:
Good ride. You doin' ___(fill in blank with race name)___ next weekend?

Though with that bike I might add something snarky like "I'd hate to see what you'd do to us with a better bike!"
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No one should have issues with someone's gear as long as it's safe for everyone. That's all there is to it.

What would I say? "Nice race, you're proof that legs do the talking."
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You'd blend in. Only the win would set you apart.

I, of course, will yell at you.
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Originally Posted by Mt.Hoodlum View Post
I showed up to a race on my $380 windsor weelington 2.0, the cheapest performance bike gear they had (water bottles, shorts, jersey), no sunglasses, and my stock pedals with toe straps wearing my $40 pumas from nordstrom rack?
I wouldn't say a damn thing. I'd keep the hell away from you at first, because my anecdotal statistics definitely prove that riding next to you is much more likely to be problematic.


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And what if i won?
I would congratulate you and invite you on to my team. I might mention that the things you eschew are comfort items, that don't really make you faster, but they generally let you train harder/longer/more often.
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I think the bigger issue here, is why you were shopping at nordstrom rack... ?
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
I think the bigger issue here, is why you were shopping at nordstrom rack... ?
Becuase they always have cheap Pumas. Duh.
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Originally Posted by Crash716 View Post
first off you are a troll.
I would initially give you more attention than my fellow cat 4's with a Cervelo SLC-SL with zipps, as maybe, just maybe you undestand that its more the engine than the bike.

But for the most part i really don't pay attention to what other guys are racing unless they ride like an idiot, then i judge them for stupidity and hope they don't crash me.

I dont feel i was being a troll, just was wondering and for fun.
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Originally Posted by Mt.Hoodlum View Post
I showed up to a race on my $380 windsor weelington 2.0, the cheapest performance bike gear they had (water bottles, shorts, jersey), no sunglasses, and my stock pedals with toe straps wearing my $40 pumas from nordstrom rack? And what if i won?
Considering that I've done that, I wouldn't care too much except that I raced and that I went as hard as I could, for as long as I could.

Though cycling in Puma Speed Cats ROCKS.
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Old 10-01-08, 02:33 PM
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Since I dont know you chances are I wouldnt say anything.... . Us racers are ******!
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Wow, another hypothetical question implying that racers don't like people who don't have expensive bikes. How original.
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
I think the bigger issue here, is why you were shopping at nordstrom rack... ?
Seriously. A $400 race bike can only deserve $10 Payless Kicks.

And I would make sure I'm in a different zip code before you get those nasty pleather things off your feet.
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I used to ride with toe clips and Nike Pegasus running shoes. Fine for up to 20 miles but after that the lack of support made my arches hurt.
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I did a race where a guy lined up on a Surly touring bike, front and back racks (though he did take the bags off) and one of those old fashioned looking headlamps.

He didn't win.

A woman rode in my wife's race with toe clips and won.

You wouldn't win though, everyone knows you need a carbon bike to win races.
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Race safe ..have fun.
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My new fast bike I'm going to ride all year is a $200 Performance frame and that includes fork, cables, chain and headset
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My reply would depend solely on whether your legs were shaven or unshaven.
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You'd fit in with the guy in cut-off jean shorts, another guy in cut-off Dickies, another guy in a ratty t-shirt, and the guy that always pins his number on upside down.

I rode a race this season with a guy that was in rolled up cords and a polo shirt. He DNF'd, leaving me with the glorious DFL for the night.
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Originally Posted by Mt.Hoodlum View Post
I showed up to a race on my $380 windsor weelington 2.0, the cheapest performance bike gear they had (water bottles, shorts, jersey), no sunglasses, and my stock pedals with toe straps wearing my $40 pumas from nordstrom rack? And what if i won?
If it was P/1/2 I would laugh my ass off.

For Cat 3 I would chuckle.

Otherwise I might be mildly amused.
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