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Kaze6 09-05-16 06:12 PM

How to tell that you're a TRUE Clydesdale:
 
When you walk out to the bike, and you hear it whimpering.

When you look back and see your tire tracks imprinted in the pavement.

When the front of your jersey is worn where the handlebar stem has been rubbing.

When the suspension bottoms out while you're riding, but is jammed at full limit when you're off the bike.

When your shadow touches both of the edge stripes of the bike lane.

When you come down the street wearing a yellow jersey, and kids shout "The school bus is here!"

When you have to go through the gate to the bike trail, then pull the bike after you.

When barking dogs come down the driveway, then skid to a stop and run the other way.

When you notice that the rims have opened up enough to take the next tire width.

When someone asks "How do you get your spokes to flex like that when you ride?"

bobwysiwyg 09-05-16 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by Kaze6 (Post 19034753)
When you walk out to the bike, and you hear it whimpering.

When you look back and see your tire tracks imprinted in the pavement.

When the front of your jersey is worn where the handlebar stem has been rubbing.

When the suspension bottoms out while you're riding, but is jammed at full limit when you're off the bike.

When your shadow touches both of the edge stripes of the bike lane.

When you come down the street wearing a yellow jersey, and kids shout "The school bus is here!"

When you have to go through the gate to the bike trail, then pull the bike after you.

When barking dogs come down the driveway, then skid to a stop and run the other way.

When you notice that the rims have opened up enough to take the next tire width.

When someone asks "How do you get your spokes to flex like that when you ride?"

:)

PatrickR400 09-06-16 04:08 AM


Originally Posted by Kaze6 (Post 19034753)
When you walk out to the bike, and you hear it whimpering.

When you look back and see your tire tracks imprinted in the pavement.

When the front of your jersey is worn where the handlebar stem has been rubbing.

When the suspension bottoms out while you're riding, but is jammed at full limit when you're off the bike.

When your shadow touches both of the edge stripes of the bike lane.

When you come down the street wearing a yellow jersey, and kids shout "The school bus is here!"

When you have to go through the gate to the bike trail, then pull the bike after you.

When barking dogs come down the driveway, then skid to a stop and run the other way.

When you notice that the rims have opened up enough to take the next tire width.

When someone asks "How do you get your spokes to flex like that when you ride?"

When there is diesel noise when you "accelerate"? :rolleyes:

bobwysiwyg 09-06-16 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by PatrickR400 (Post 19035380)
When there is diesel noise when you "accelerate"? :rolleyes:

Sadly, when I "accelerate" all I hear is grunting. :)

pdlamb 09-06-16 09:23 AM

When you overtake someone, they look back and say, "I thought I heard a train coming with a steam engine!"

Yendor72 09-06-16 10:33 AM

When you mention that you like to bike to someone they ask, "You got a Harley?"

Leebo 09-06-16 10:54 AM

When you pass everyone on the down hill due to gravity assist
When you are still pedaling strong after 4 hours because you have big, strong legs.

indyfabz 09-06-16 10:56 AM

Is that anything like being a "real" cyclist?

dr_lha 09-06-16 11:24 AM

When you're totally ****ing awesome.

NYSteve 09-06-16 11:32 AM

When cars draft behind you going 9MPH.

When you walk into your LBS and the guy says. The Sub shop is nextdoor.

PumpedUpKicks 09-06-16 11:45 AM

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Love this thread

OnyxTiger 09-06-16 12:27 PM

When all the fast guys up the hill are waiting for you so they can draft behind you on the way down.

Jarrett2 09-06-16 12:32 PM

When you pass skinny riders going up a hill and you hear them nearly having an aneurysm trying in vain to keep a Clyde from dropping them on a climb :D

Jean3n16 09-06-16 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg (Post 19035556)
Sadly, when I "accelerate" all I hear is grunting. :)

I admit i grunt when i do it. Gotta get that extra speed somehow! :lol::o

PatrickR400 09-06-16 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by Jean3n16 (Post 19036565)
I admit i grunt when i do it. Gotta get that extra speed somehow! :lol::o

I don't know how much I can say before I get banned :roflmao2:; eat beans, and use "jet" propulsion...:D

PhotoJoe 09-06-16 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by PatrickR400 (Post 19037292)
I don't know how much I can say before I get banned :roflmao2:; eat beans, and use "jet" propulsion...:D

Remind me not to draft you. :eek:

Jean3n16 09-06-16 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by PatrickR400 (Post 19037292)
I don't know how much I can say before I get banned :roflmao2:; eat beans, and use "jet" propulsion...:D

if only that would work to get me up the hills! :roflmao2:

PatrickR400 09-06-16 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by PhotoJoe (Post 19037300)
Remind me not to draft you. :eek:

Nobody likes wheel sitters...:lol:

sdmc530 09-06-16 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by Yendor72 (Post 19036130)
When you mention that you like to bike to someone they ask, "You got a Harley?"


I got this a couple of times. Asking what kind of motorcycle i ride. I say Cannondale. The usually say something like I didn't know tbey made motorcycles. I say they dont. Smile and walk away. Funny stuff.

This is a hilarious as heck thread!!

baron von trail 09-08-16 07:10 AM

When you find yourself thinking of dinner right after eating breakfast, you know you're a Clyde.

Kaze6 09-16-16 10:53 PM

When you pick a handlebar bag by measuring it with the box from a 12-piece KFC Family Pack.

Nycycle 10-06-16 03:03 PM

Got me laughing, but all too true.

Milton Keynes 10-06-16 06:37 PM

When the salesman at the LBS steers you away from the road bikes and toward the recumbent trikes.

Primitive Don 10-07-16 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by Leebo (Post 19036205)
When you pass everyone on the down hill due to gravity assist.

True that. When I did my first organized gravel ride, I wondered while the other riders were pedaling DOWN the hill. :)

StephenH 10-07-16 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by Primitive Don (Post 19107913)
True that. When I did my first organized gravel ride, I wondered while the other riders were pedaling DOWN the hill. :)


When I first started riding with a group on randonneuring rides, they did that. Specifically, Dan would jump in front, get on the aerobars, everyone else tucks in, and if you get out of the draft, you couldn't catch 'em. Which was backwards for me, as I was a work-hard-going-up/recover-while-coasting-down type of guy.


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