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Old 06-14-18, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Not a problem. Forget your previous destination, make the turn, follow your dream and pass your competition just before the imaginary finish line.
Being on the receiving end of such behaviour is unbelievably annoying.

Some commuters don't know when to give it a rest.
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Old 06-14-18, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
Haha. Trying to get my goat. You don't know my history.

Here's one with a happy ending. Same bike. Long Haul Trucker with 2.1" rubber and fenders. Woulda ground that dude down in the video you mentioned as well. He was gassed.

https://vimeo.com/71218407

And if you like that, you'll love this. Put me on a road bike and see what happens.

https://vimeo.com/66991486

I have a dozen of these vids. Most turn up on Google searche under "NOLA Geek Hunt". Or PM me and I'll send you the entire Geek Hunt catalog!

Oh yeah! Me at my best: https://vimeo.com/69726845
I feel sorry for people who sit at the side of the road and wait for someone to chase.

That is the kind of behaviour I would expect out of a mistreated dog.

Guess it got old eh?
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Old 06-14-18, 02:00 AM
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why would I waste energy trying to get to work, only to waste even more once I start working? I'm not eager to arrive faster unless I'm really late. while on my way there, I do my best to enjoy every second spent on the bike, rain sleet or snow...
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Old 06-14-18, 06:18 AM
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I feel sorry for people who sit at the side of the road and wait for someone to chase.

That is the kind of behaviour I would expect out of a mistreated dog.
I don't feel sorry for anyone here. I have great contempt for sad little poseurs who dress up in their bicycle costumes with logos of Italian dish soap or flooring companies and never go fast enough for it to make the slightest difference. Although in New Orleans it IS Mardi Gras every day so to speak where people wear all kinds of kooky stuff on a daily basis but the clown sausage costumes cyclists wear is a whole different level of mental strangeness. Then they go "race" at 16mph and fill their trophy cases with participation medals so their non-cycling friends might be impressed. It is a sad thing to behold really. But I use it as a motivational tool to push me up a level in my "workouts" that I honestly would not have the mental energy to do without a goofy colorful rabbit to chase.

And don't be fooled. Geek hunting is a mean-spirited thing to do. My disdain for pointy-helmet poseurs is such that I really do want to hurt them the most I can in a perfectly legal way. I am not a nice person in general. Just call what I do in these videos "abuse of a superpower". And don't hand me any of that "they didn't know they were in a race" nonsense. Especially the guy who was ACTUALLY in a race (and in the lead) that I crashed.

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Guess it got old eh?
Playing with video got boring. If I can still do this a 100 years old, I'll be happy to shine my light in Geekville any time. Not playing with video anymore. It all ends the same way anyhow.

I gotta go ride now. Cheers.

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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
Haha. Trying to get my goat. You don't know my history.

Here's one with a happy ending. Same bike. Long Haul Trucker with 2.1" rubber and fenders. Woulda ground that dude down in the video you mentioned as well. He was gassed.

https://vimeo.com/71218407

And if you like that, you'll love this. Put me on a road bike and see what happens.

https://vimeo.com/66991486

I have a dozen of these vids. Most turn up on Google searche under "NOLA Geek Hunt". Or PM me and I'll send you the entire Geek Hunt catalog!

Oh yeah! Me at my best: https://vimeo.com/69726845
Your videos are great to watch during the winter when I can't ride.
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Originally Posted by eshvanu View Post
Don't feel any need to race. I'm a commuter. Getting exercise, spending less on auto insurance, and enjoying the ride are far more important to me.
Same here. I'm an old guy and feel no motivation to compete. In fact, if I close on a slower rider I will usually drop pace hoping that they will turn off so I can speed back up. Short patience typically leads me to pass eventually, though. If I see a rider behind, I do get motivated to speed up to avoid a pass, but either the rider behind continues to close or drops back quickly in which case I resume my moderate pace.
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Your videos are great to watch during the winter when I can't ride.
Thanks for the positivity. Some of the videos are still entertaining for me and I am happy I went through the trouble to make them. It is amazing how Facebook Groups and other social resources that didn't even exist on a large scale when I shot the older vids have resurrected them. I find them linked to and/or shared all over the Internet even on some automobile forums. And since all of my stuff is open source only God knows where my stuff ends up being used. Now and then someone asks permission, which is certainly cute and appreciated. Even HBO grabbed some of my clips for who knows what.
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I get passed all the time, so I usually never see cyclists in front of me, and I usually never notice them coming up behind me either.

There is one guy, an older vietnamese dude on a BSO who is always smoking a cigarette while riding. I pass him a lot.
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
And don't be fooled. Geek hunting is a mean-spirited thing to do. My disdain for pointy-helmet poseurs is such that I really do want to hurt them the most I can in a perfectly legal way. I am not a nice person in general. J
Maximum points for honesty.
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My fish does NOT get away from me... at least not yet... I real them in,and when ever they are exhausted I pass them and say hi, & by, All I needs do is put it It in level 4 and off I go...
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