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Old 06-21-13, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
The "you don't have to watch me brag about my crappy behavior" is the silliest rationalization I've ever seen. It's interesting that you can't defend your actions, or the psyche that leads to them. Your defense is "You don't have to watch me brag about bullying others." Your behavior sucks and I don't come to BF to watch 3rd rate Napoleans brag about insulting others in our community.

I live for time with my wife, my friends and my pets. I live for experiencing beauty. Dwayne had this pegged earlier - I feel sorry for you, and for anyone that lives for conflict. You aren't even good at it. I negotiate seven figure commercial contracts for a living. I spend half of my life arguing with attorneys about any conceivable thing that you can imagine...why would you want to live for that? Only an amateur who could never do it would want that.

You're bush league little buckaroo.
+1 for most ridiculous post on BF. I think we should nominate you for a golden globe.

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That post must have taken "alot" of thought.
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That post must have taken "alot" of thought.
Good chance. Funny how you don't see the hypocrisy in your own writing.. lol.
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Old 06-21-13, 11:32 AM
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Hey OP, why not post these videos to the road cycling subforum instead of here?
I am not a roadie. I am a car-free (since 1989) commuter who swings by the local training grounds on my way to work. Some listen to radio talk shows on the way to work, I ride my bike and entertain myself along the way. Then I have some fun making videos - my "flight recorder" is running anytime I am riding.

I love my life and continually find new ways to keep it fun. No geeks are actually harmed, unless getting passed bothers them. That is not my problem if someone on a racing bike has an issue with getting passed. No one getting passed is recognizable on the Web. So who cares? I like giving lessons on aerodynamics. I'm a science teacher, just like that!

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Ahh... All the attitude makes sense now... Maybe Dwayne was featured in one of the video's.. lol
Wow, you're a quick one, Captain Obvious. You're late to the party though, ready post #2 in this thread where I mention, "I've done triathlons, olympic, half iron, and full iron, and it's a different animal from just cycling, different pacing during training and racing."

Your argument is that I'm acting defensive because I have a tri bike and could be one of the people in the video? Wow. If that's the best reasoning you have, good luck with that.
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Doesn't the Lycra make sense if it's hot?? Even if it doesn't it's proper cycling gear what's the problem? I'm sure it's more comfortable than street clothes.
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That's what I live for. Just not sure why after 3 of these videos previously you still watch them if you aren't gaining SOME entertainment value from either the vids or the forum response.
Never watched the first video, sorry. Watched about twenty seconds of the video where you have a backpack filled with balloons, didn't say anything on the forum because I ignored it and found actual commuting topics in the commuting forum more interesting. Said something this time because it's not entertaining, but rather because I don't enjoy seeing demeaning topics started in a forum geared to be helpful and supportive to people looking to ride their bike to work. The "Jokes & Humor" or "foo" forums would be more appropriate, or "Road Racing" or "Triathlon" if you'd actually like to put your money where your mouth is and have the courtesy to "scalp" the groups you're making fun of.
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Old 06-21-13, 11:54 AM
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...have the courtesy to "scalp" the groups you're making fun of.
I think rude would be a better term for posting this on the Tri-Geek forum. I am a commuter, commuting to work on my bike. If a motorist disrespected me, it would be proper to put it on A&S, or the Commuting forum, but probably not the road bike forum since I am not engaged in road racing.

This thread does serve to prove that "racers" don't like getting passed or even WATCHING their "brethren" getting passed. Not that any of those people getting hozed by me are actually racers. That fact is what makes it so much fun. They just dress up like racers. You have to see the hilarity in that on some level? Yes, I am trying to shine a more humorous light on that behavior.

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Joeybike, you may be having a mid-life crisis. Be thankful you are in good shape and live in a wonderful city where you can bike commute year round in comfort. No need to put others down. They're just out there riding and having fun, as are you.
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Your argument is that I'm acting defensive because I have a tri bike and could be one of the people in the video? Wow. If that's the best reasoning you have, good luck with that.
Haha.. Where is your sense of humor?

The skateboard helmet, the balloon in the backpack, the u-lock and the flower shorts are all pretty funny. If someone annihalated me while riding decked out like that I'd ramp up my training.

I had a guy crush me one morning on the way to work - looked like a computer scientist - long bushy hair, about 100 pounds overweight, on an old huffy, wearing a trenchcoat. I was doing around 18, while he was doing an easy 25-27mph. I finally caught up to him at a stop light - and realized he had a "homebuilt" electric bike. He looked at me and we both just started laughing - he had built it himself using spare parts around the house and stealthed it out for fun. No harm done.

That event made me laugh all the way to work.

Same thing with Joey - he's just goofin' around. Learn how to laugh !!
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
I think rude would be a better term for posting this on the Tri-Geek forum. I am a commuter, commuting to work on my bike. If a motorist disrespected me, it would be proper to put it on A&S, or the Commuting forum, but probably not the road bike forum since I am not engaged in road racing.
race: "Compete with another or others to see who is fastest at covering a set course or achieving an objective."

So, just to make sure I'm not missing anything: There is someone ahead of you. Your objective is to catch them to prove (to yourself and to us) you are faster. Every person you pass is a "trophy."

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck. The funny thing here is that the only person who always knows it's a race is you, the people you're passing think you're just an old guy, but to you it's a race. Feel free to enlighten us further as to how this isn't a road race for you at this point.

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This thread does serve to prove that "racers" don't like getting passed or even WATCHING their "brethren" getting passed. Not that any of those people getting hozed by me are actually racers. That fact is what makes it so much fun.
So, you can with 100% certainty say that not a single one of these people has ever had a number bib safety-pinned to their jersey? Your powers of observation and conclusion amaze me, my hat is off to you.
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...enlighten us further as to how this isn't a road race for you at this point.
That little mylar number thingy makes all the difference. That, plus a finish line and a photographer I guess.

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So, you can with 100% certainty say that not a single one of these people has ever had a number bib safety-pinned to their jersey? Your powers of observation and conclusion amaze me, my hat is off to you.
I can say that not one of those people are SPONSORED by any of the companies whose logos are emblazoned on every screw and thread of their costumes - that is for sure. I would not be surprised if some ride benefit rides, RAGBRI, or some social Tri events where they may generate a race number to hang on the wall. If I'm passing them, they don't have a chance of actually WINNING a race. So perhaps they enter some races with no shot at getting on the podium, or even helping a team mate get up there. So if they are racing, they are doing it in their own minds just like me, only they are going well out of their way for the privilege geographically and monetarily. I'm just heading to work.

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That little mylar number thingy makes all the difference.

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I can say that not one of those people are SPONSORED by any of the companies whose logos are emblazoned on every screw and thread of their costumes - that is for sure. I would not be surprised if some ride benefit rides, RAGBRI, or some social Tri events where they may generate a race number to hang on the wall. If I'm passing them, they don't have a chance of actually WINNING a race. So perhaps they enter some races with no shot at getting on the podium, or helping a team mate get up there. So if they are racing, they are doing it in their own minds just like me, only they are going well out of their way for the privilege geographically and monetarily. I'm just heading to work.
So, by not having a mylar number, you're not racing. But when those people have a mylar number, they're not racing, either. Which is it? If they enter a race in the "Beginner" category, they don't have to be faster than you to win or podium in their group.

I'll leave you with this, you can print it out and tape it to your inflated backpack, or to your inflated ego on the days you leave the backpack at home.

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Yeah, what a bunch of losers. Look at all of them, wearing spandex. How stupid is that? I don't understand why triathletes don't just swim in clothes like JoeyBike rides in, and then bike in that same clothing, and then run in that same clothing. Just... wow... why would anyone want to train in the clothing they race in? What sillyness. Just pass them to show them how silly they are.

I could easily just sit and chill on a bridge for a while, then when someone rides by at the end of an 80 mile training ride, act like a supreme being, blow by them in a fury of speed to show them how much they suck. Show them while wearing a loose fit shirt and baggy shorts how much of fine of a specimen you are. Just keep telling them how silly they are when they start running in that spandex. Then the best part, post it on the internet for validation.

I wonder how op would do in an actual race, where people are intentionally going at it with all they've got. I'd be interested in watching that video. And try out a bike race as well. Heck, just do a cat 5, sign up for a 1 day license. Now *that* I'd enjoy watching. Try out a sprint triathlon, see where you come in at the end. I've done both, plus bike commute... so I can speak from all points of interest. Who cares really what logos are on their clothing or bikes. Wow... give it a rest. You might think the videos are funny, but that doesn't mean everyone else on this forum will think it's funny. Don't be surprised when a bike forum sticks up for people riding bikes and enjoying life.
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I'll leave you with this, you can print it out and tape it to your inflated backpack, or to your inflated ego on the days you leave the backpack at home.

I may use that as my Avatar for a while. Thanks
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Just keep telling them how silly they are...
I don't actually tell anyone anything other than "Good Morning" or ring my little Incredibell as I pass. What goes on in their heads is their business and their problem. I can say that all of the scenes in this video generated either a chase or someone trying to hold me off. So seems like everyone benefits physically.

The scene on the bridge shows no hard feelings, everyone is back to normal after the game is over. I stop for broken down cyclists and others check to make sure the old man ain't having a heart attack. It's all fun in the end. Everyone is at the Lakefront for the same reason - to pass people and avoid getting passed.

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I may use that as my Avatar for a while. Thanks
I'm glad I could contribute the first funny thing in this thread.
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I'm glad I could contribute the first funny thing in this thread.
What?? This entire thread is funny. The video, not so much.
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This thread cracks me up.

Joey: Continue posting the videos because they show one thing.... the joy and passion for riding and having fun. Life is too short not to.

For the folks who have an issue with it, SIMPLY do not click on the link and dont watch the videos. What Joey does and what he shares is what he enjoys. Let it be and dont waste your time posting negative (or any) comments to be frank. Simply dont click on the link and let folks who enjoy it enjoy it.

Sometimes folks here act like 2 year olds. No wonder they call it the terrible twos.

Anyway... carry on and keep pedaling everyone.
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You seem to have some deep seeded insecurities. Your obsession with what other people ride, and how they dress is really silly and I'm laughing at your need to prove yourself and put others down.
How do I make that my signature? There are so many people on the BF that fall into that category.

And he makes fun of these people but when he's standing by the side of the road one of these hunted down geeks asks if he's OK. I just finished reading the rest of the bullwhip and it's truly sad. Sounds like the kind of guy that goes to bars to pick fights and beat up weaker people. SAD

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seated.
I was dying to fix that but I didn't want to be accused of Geek Hunting the English language here too.
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seated.
I had to look that up to prove that you were wrong. Turns out, you were right.
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I like the videos.
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