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Old 06-29-13, 03:38 PM
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I'm totally offended by those videos. Bicycle companies should be reaching out to all riders and not mocking the slower ones just because they're on a competing brand.
Wat? It's called advertising. Back in the day,Harley and Indian went at each other hard. Ford and Chevy drivers still can't get along. Considering the fact that these vids don't show a specific brand getting 'caught',I'd say they're pretty tame.
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Wat? It's called advertising. Back in the day,Harley and Indian went at each other hard. Ford and Chevy drivers still can't get along. Considering the fact that these vids don't show a specific brand getting 'caught',I'd say they're pretty tame.
I was being ironic.

The ads are a pre-cursor to Joey's vids. I thought they were pretty funny.

Joey, congrats on 10 pages.
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Old 06-29-13, 06:01 PM
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When can we expect the next one? Hopefully, you've not been too busy with this thread to ride
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Old 06-29-13, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
This is more about videoing someone's personal satisfaction gain in making fun of others, and very little in the way of actual commuting.
And, 75% of the threads in the commuting forum are people complaining about pathletes, rather than commuting.
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Old 06-29-13, 06:55 PM
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When can we expect the next one? Hopefully, you've not been too busy with this thread to ride
I'm riding, but just like everyone else, the focus now is to not get heat exhaustion. The local Tri events are over, many of the athletes have moved to indoor trainers, the gym, up north, or get out at 5AM (5 hours before I have to be at work). I'm not even that dedicated to get up so early on my days off. The few hardy souls who venture out during my commute are just turning pedals and trying not to turn cherry red. Makes for slow, boring vids when nobody, including myself, can exert themselves after 9AM without risking death.

Sometime in October when that first blast of non-humid air arrives is my best guess.
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Old 06-29-13, 08:04 PM
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104F here, today, on the opposite coast. Hot but with very low humidity, totally bearable. I went out around 9am but no one was going very hard. I just rode long with some tri-chix. I don't think they even noticed that I was on a single speed.


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I'm riding, but just like everyone else, the focus now is to not get heat exhaustion. The local Tri events are over, many of the athletes have moved to indoor trainers, the gym, up north, or get out at 5AM (5 hours before I have to be at work). I'm not even that dedicated to get up so early on my days off. The few hardy souls who venture out during my commute are just turning pedals and trying not to turn cherry red. Makes for slow, boring vids when nobody, including myself, can exert themselves after 9AM without risking death.

Sometime in October when that first blast of non-humid air arrives is my best guess.

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Old 06-29-13, 08:50 PM
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104F here, today, on the opposite coast. Hot but with very low humidity, totally bearable. I went out around 9am but no one was going very hard. I just rode long with some tri-chix. I don't think they even noticed that I was on a single speed.
Yeah, 104 with low humidity isn't bad. I bike commuted 14 miles one way in Texas with weather like that, in full BDU's (minus the top). Completely doable, as long as you drink water.
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Old 06-29-13, 09:32 PM
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Yeah, 104 with low humidity isn't bad. I bike commuted 14 miles one way in Texas with weather like that, in full BDU's (minus the top). Completely doable, as long as you drink water.
I switched to insulated water bottles last week. One full of ice cubes and water, the other frozen solid. Ice cubes work for almost 2 hours, frozen solid lasts three. I use two thick neoprene can koozies with solid bottoms. Cut the bottom off of one and use it for the top half of a bottle, use the complete koozie for the bottom half. Works much longer than off-the-shelf so-called insulated bottles. At least if I catch a puncture I can drag the bike to some shade and pour cool/cold water in me and on me until I stop sweating buckets. Riding is not so bad...stopping is horrible.

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Old 06-30-13, 04:29 PM
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Today's geek hunting report. I got in a monster climbing contest with a roadie. My buddy and I passed him and we invited him to go with us. He let us go and after we got a big gap he started chasing. We had worse luck at the signals and he caught us. He went by without saying a word, a challenge. I reeled him and went right by. The road ahead was really steep with a few 15% sections. I got to a turn and looked back, good gap but he was pursuing, the contest is on. I went hard to increase the gap before it went from 10 to 15%. It worked and I could ride the first 15% hump without him breathing down my neck. 1 down 3 to go. I looked back, didn't see him but it is 90+F, I have been riding for 3 hours, and the road is steep. If I went a hard as I could I might blow. My strategy became to ride at 75%, let the gap erode, and then maybe I would have more left in the tank when my pursuer caught up. I figured he would have spent himself in the effort to catch up. It all worked fine. I got to the top and stopped to wait for my buddy. The pursuer came into view a minute later with my buddy half a block behind. He went right by without a word, sour grapes. Well, he'd just been scalped by a guy on a single speed. I figure when we first went by him he saw the SS and after some thinking decided he would have the advantage on the road ahead. Did he ever touch the drops or stand? Naw.
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Old 06-30-13, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by GeoKrpan View Post
Today's geek hunting report.....
Nice account!

I had three incidents, but it was my day off. So not appropriate for the commuting board.

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Old 06-30-13, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
Nice account!

I had three incidents, but it was my day off. So not appropriate for the commuting board.
No work today for me either but my attire and bikes are the same whether I'm commuting or riding for recreation.
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No work today for me either but my attire and bikes are the same whether I'm commuting or riding for recreation.
Hey, I'm cool with it. I like the stories and the SS. If you are using your commuting bike, and your commuting clothes, I don't see why that wouldn't be appropriate for the commuting board.
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Hey, I'm cool with it. I like the stories and the SS. If you are using your commuting bike, and your commuting clothes, I don't see why that wouldn't be appropriate for the commuting board.
It's a what commuters do when they're not commuting, story. It's OK, commuters can have fun too.
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The reason I find what Joey is doing entertaining is that where I live, there are tons of roadies. Most of them pass any and all cyclists who are not riding a serious road-bike without acknowledgement. They scoff at those who do not wear lycra. They may glance at someone on a mountain-bike, but, it is only their eyes that move.

My wife and I ride Fuji hybrids that have 700x28c wheels. Both our bikes are pretty lightweight, as hybrids go. When I ride a road-bike, I get nods or a hand gesture. On the Fuji, when I am by myself, I am riding faster and sometimes get a nod or wave, but, because I am in an upright configuration, more times than not, I am ignored.

I have been a passionate cyclist all my life. At fifty-two, I beat cancer. Now, at fifty-five, I ride every day that I can. I am not out to race-- those days are behind me. I am out for fun and fitness. I'm happy when I see anyone riding for the pleasure of it, but, we do have a lot of stuffed shirts on costly road-bikes in this area wearing yellow jerseys and team colors. They hang with a tight group of like-minded UCI wannabees.

I'd like to see more people just ride for the joy of riding. A friendly wave or acknowledgement of someone pedaling away on a bike would be a polite gesture. Unfortunately, today, protocol is lost. So roadies dressed like pros burn up the road and refuse to ackowledge recreational cyclists. I noticed, too, they don't pass and say "On Your Left" when they go around people on irons and mountain bikes.

BTW... I have said in time past that the Tour de France is the most challenging test of human endurance in the world of sport. It is unfortunate that doping has been part of that culture for decades.
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but, because I am in an upright configuration, more times than not, I am ignored.

So roadies dressed like pros burn up the road and refuse to ackowledge recreational cyclists. I noticed, too, they don't pass and say "On Your Left" when they go around people on irons and mountain bikes..
I found out that the best way to get their attention is to make them work hard and suffer before allowing them to pass me.
When those geeks realize that they had to work so hard to pass me a guy riding a fixie with fenders ,rack and wearing a backpack, it really gets their attention.
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How come so many seem to rely on aero bars still, i read up on your website but many are going way to slow to even utilize it and i didnt really even think about it until i read your website but it restricts their breathing an awful lot as well.
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I found out that the best way to get their attention is to make them work hard and suffer before allowing them to pass me.
When those geeks realize that they had to work so hard to pass me a guy riding a fixie with fenders ,rack and wearing a backpack, it really gets their attention.
If you don't like or respect them, why do you want their attention?
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[Part 1]. I found out that the best way to get their attention is to [Part 2]. make them work hard and suffer
Part 1: Getting their attention is a minor aspect of the hunt for me.

Part 2: Now you're talking!
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How come so many seem to rely on aero bars....
Marketing. As crazy as this sounds...it is currently stylish to look like a triathlete in certain circles.

Remember Hummers a.k.a. HumVee? A military vehicle converted into a paramilitary vehicle and sold to rich people so when they drove to the shopping mall other people would think they had some special adventurous spirit? Of course, most never left the pavement. That is some powerful marketing my friend. Then they stated showing up in Rap videos and the whole thing snowballed.

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+1.

I don't find anything interesting, entertaining or humorous about these videos or the personality behind them, and think they're really in poor taste.
JoeyBike also like love to run red lights to prove how fast he is.
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