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Do you enjoy dropping riders on expensive modern bikes?

Old 04-28-15, 04:51 PM
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Do you enjoy dropping riders on expensive modern bikes?

Doing another 100K ride this weekend. Selecting the 7 speed dt shifted Paramount mainly because I like finishing miles ahead of riders on $3000 carbon Specializedcannondalegianttrek's with $1000 wheels and Garmin thingies. Not a lot, but there's alway a few. Is that mean?
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Old 04-28-15, 04:56 PM
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Geez, isn't it enough your bike is way prettier than theirs?
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Old 04-28-15, 05:04 PM
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I don't compete with those on lesser machines.
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Old 04-28-15, 05:07 PM
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Only on a fixed gear with fenders and a bell...ding ding.....drives em nutz


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Old 04-28-15, 05:09 PM
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I am as slow on my carbon bike as I am on my C&V bikes.
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Old 04-28-15, 05:15 PM
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Yeah, that's pretty mean, but it's not like you're blowing them away on a 45 pound Varsity !!
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Old 04-28-15, 05:18 PM
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I like dropping anybody! One reason I enjoy it so much is it doesn't happen very often.
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I dropped a 3-year-old girl on her pink princess tricycle. Felt great.

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Old 04-28-15, 05:24 PM
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more often they fly past me while i'm in my second highest gear, and i notice their chain is in the middle of their rear cluster. i think, what the hell? but they can't continue the same frantic pace they had when they passed me, and i keep up and draft in their shadow. at the intersection, they come to a complete stop, while i flow in with traffic, stealth-like. before they make their turn and we part, they yell, "you're the reason cars hate us!" or something similar.
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Old 04-28-15, 05:27 PM
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I purposefully reach down and shift gears as I pass because I'm such a badass.
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Old 04-28-15, 05:28 PM
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About every six months or so someone posts this very trite subject.
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Old 04-28-15, 05:33 PM
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I gravitate to the front during a Detroit Slow Roll to avoid the objectionable cigarette smoke and loud music, often from blown speakers, but it's not like anybody in full kit and a carbon bike show up. We're at parade speed!
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Old 04-28-15, 05:39 PM
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Nope. Who cares how old a bicycle is, or is not, when winning and loosing is the issue?
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Only thing I drop these days is myself.
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It's all down to the rider on the bike. A similarly conditioned rider on a modern CF bike will be very hard to beat, riding older tackle. In the end, there's a reason why technology marches on with bikes and other things,....and I don't think it's ever to make them slower or less efficient.... Anyway, unless one is racing why worry about ultimate speed. Just enjoy the ride on your fantastic looking C&V bikes!
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Old 04-28-15, 05:58 PM
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You seem to have the expectation that anyone that has a newer better bike should always ride faster than you. Reality is, people buy bikes they like, not bikes suited to their specific speed. I've known a couple of older guys that road carbon fiber bikes and averaged 13 or 14 miles an hour, and more power to 'em for getting out and riding.

I though the Paramount was supposed to be a pretty decent bike for its day. In which case, you should be ashamed if somebody on a low-end road bike passes you, right? No, not really, you can ride a Paramount at 10 mph and turn the handlebars to the hobo position or you can average 25 and nobody really cares.
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I'm not very competitive, so for me, it's enjoyable enough to keep up with the fastest riders on my bikes...

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I purposefully reach down and shift gears as I pass because I'm such a badass.
...but I am guilty of gratuitous DT shifting in an attempt to impress bystanders. Deep down, I know they're not.
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I don't care how fast other riders are. Or how fast I am.
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It doesn't matter to me if I'm riding a C&V or CF bike (I have both) because I know nothing about the person I'm passing: how far or how hard they've already ridden, whether or not they're easing back into riding after a long break or illness, or if they're new to biking and had the money to buy the best bike they could afford. I assume that people who drop me don't really care what I'm riding or how fast I'm going as long as I stay to the right.
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I basically always just race with myself, so when I lose, the other me wins!
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Yes. Dont mind if I do.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
About every six months or so someone posts this very trite subject.
Yeah, the "I smokd a crabon geard rodie" post.
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I can't get dropped, my road bike has disc brakes.
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Originally Posted by debit View Post
It doesn't matter to me if I'm riding a C&V or CF bike (I have both) because I know nothing about the person I'm passing: how far or how hard they've already ridden, whether or not they're easing back into riding after a long break or illness, or if they're new to biking and had the money to buy the best bike they could afford. I assume that people who drop me don't really care what I'm riding or how fast I'm going as long as I stay to the right.
+1 on this. Been on many rides where I've chain ganged at 25-30 mph for several hours than break off at the end of the ride to go home and some turd passes me with a look of self satisfaction on his face.
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