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Old 06-24-13, 11:20 PM
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For years I've imagined a downtown traffic-dodging video in black & white with a Django Reinhardt soundtrack. I just haven't recorded the right footage yet...

That fast movement from Vivaldi's Summer would work...

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Old 06-24-13, 11:21 PM
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Old 06-24-13, 11:25 PM
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If you want to improve your training, try geek hunting on a fixie or SS.
Dude, I'm old. I need all eleven of those things in the rear for chasing down time trial bikes. One is enough for traffic jamming by myself, but not adequate for the task at hand.
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Old 06-25-13, 02:24 AM
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Joey, I like your music choice for the videos as well. Just wondering if you're using any scrobblers like last.fm?
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Joey, I like your music choice for the videos as well. Just wondering if you're using any scrobblers like last.fm?
No scrobblers.

Besides what is in my head from listening to regular FM and albums/cassettes/cds in the 70s-90s I listen to some internet radio and jot down titles of tunes that might work in a video. I also spend some time on YouTube just meandering around listening to music and seeing what pops up in the suggestion menu. A few nights ago I was watching a hockey game and heard a snippet of a song that luckily included the title. I found it on YouTube and bookmarked it. My friends play lots of music, so if I hear something I like I make a note of that too.

Also, people here recommend songs now and then.
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The Joey song.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_(song)
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Give me some more tuneage ideas! Geeks too. Make some requests. What would REALLY aggravate you?
With good timing and the right gesture (thumb on the nose with fingers waggling), My Chemical Romance's "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na)" would be fun.
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Here we go again, with a considerable number of individuals trying to build cycling numbers in the US, and there's Joey deliberately targeting a particular group and to humiliate as many as he can.

As previously posted, Joey, ya need to post this video in the Road Forum.
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"Flight of the bumblebees"
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Old 06-25-13, 08:49 AM
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Here we go again, with a considerable number of individuals trying to build cycling numbers in the US, and there's Joey deliberately targeting a particular group and to humiliate as many as he can.
Being a cyclist does not narrow down the "types" of people in this world participating very much for starters. I am not targeting cyclists - just silly human behavior, the blind following of fashion, and ego. I even make fun of myself.

My costume is designed to attract more "takers" into "The Game". Something about a "non-serious" cyclist in non-cycling clothing tempts even the most regimented training geek to break their training. Any humiliation beyond that point is not my fault.

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Being a cyclist does not narrow down the "types" of people in this world participating very much for starters.

My costume is designed to attract more "takers" into "The Game". Something about a "non-serious" cyclist in non-cycling clothing tempts even the most regimented training geek to break their training. Any humiliation beyond that point is not my fault.

Yep, it's all about "The Game". It's unfortunate that you need to find less than constructive ways to entertain yourself. As one poster said, strap on a number and enter a real race, dressed in the same manner using the same bike. You might get away with it for awhile......
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As previously posted, Joey, ya need to post this video in the Road Forum.
It really IS a commuter thang.

Roadies are not my target anyway. I like roadies. I am a roadie at heart. Sure some roadie blood hits the wall during my rides, but I am really targeting people with aero bars who don't know how to use them except for fashion purposes.
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Nice one!
You're "old" enough to remember that music. Check out Youtube for Ennio Morricone. There's some really incredible performances from the present day.
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...strap on a number and enter a real race, dressed in the same manner using the same bike.
Look, I am not a racer. Been over this before. I am a car free commuter since 1989. I run from, or chase motor vehicles day in and day out in city and suburbia traffic. Cars don't get fatigued. So I have over the years built up a really nice fitness base for relatively short distances (0-5 miles). Instead of entering a race and trying to beat racers at their own game, let them drive in air-conditioned comfort to my world and beat me at my game, if they can.

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You're "old" enough to remember that music. Check out Youtube for Ennio Morricone. There's some really incredible performances from the present day.
Will do!

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Mentioned up the thread already I think with the other classical suggestions. Thanks tho. It's a good one.
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Dude, I'm old. I need all eleven of those things in the rear for chasing down time trial bikes. One is enough for traffic jamming by myself, but not adequate for the task at hand.
Dude, I'm older. Naw, 30mph is 132rpm on my SS, very doable.
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Dude, I'm older. Naw, 30mph is 132rpm on my SS, very doable.
Very well then...

If 30mph is very doable for you on ANY bike, you will be scalping me too. I can hit 30, even several times on a run, but I won't be humming along at 30+ without some help from the wind.

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Very well then...

If 30mph is very doable for you on ANY bike, you will be scalping me too. I can hit 30, even several times on a run, but I won't be humming along at 30+ without some help from the wind.
Not to criticize, as I didn't watch your videos, but it is possible at some point to upset someone with your behavior. At that point it might be a safety issue; riders who understand pack riding also understand how to create a crash which leaves clavicles, ribs, arms and faces broken; those same riders might not have self control (particularly sprinters) to keep them from dropping a stick/pump in your wheel spokes etc. I am not saying it will happen, but antagonistic behavior has its costs.

Not everyone on a pursuit bike is a triathlete, some are CAT racers working on their TT skills... and those riders might be quick to anger.
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Not to criticize, as I didn't watch your videos, but it is possible at some point to upset someone with your behavior. At that point it might be a safety issue; riders who understand pack riding also understand how to create a crash which leaves clavicles, ribs, arms and faces broken; those same riders might not have self control (particularly sprinters) to keep them from dropping a stick/pump in your wheel spokes etc. I am not saying it will happen, but antagonistic behavior has its costs.
I never draft a stranger. I almost always change lanes to pass anyone with aerobars. Don't want to cause a crash myself and don't trust anyone's skill level.

Not everyone on a pursuit bike is a triathlete...
They all look the same to me pretty much, unless of course they are female and wearing a Speedo bottom.

...some are CAT racers working on their TT skills... and those riders might be quick to anger.
Interesting. Anger makes good bike fuel up to a point. Let them apply that to the pedals. I use what I call "artificial hate" myself. I don't REALLY hate anyone out there riding but I somehow tap into a temporary manufactured hatred for time trial bikes when riding around them.
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I didn't mention drafting; I did mention that you should make sure you are ready in the event your bad behavior makes someone else violent. This would be especially true if you ride the same route more than once and you do it to someone with low self control more than once.
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...you should make sure you are ready in the event your bad behavior makes someone else violent. This would be especially true if you ride the same route more than once and you do it to someone with low self control more than once.
I am just riding my bike. The only perceived bad behavior is the private relishing of the scalping of TT Geeks, and posting some video of the unidentifiable "victims".

Are you saying that passing them in itself is somehow hurting their feelings? Many who have posted here earlier would give you an argument on that assumption.
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I am just riding my bike. The only perceived bad behavior is the private relishing of the scalping of TT Geeks, and posting some video of the unidentifiable "victims".

Are you saying that passing them in itself is somehow hurting their feelings? Many who have posted here earlier would give you an argument on that assumption.
I think the highlighted part is important. Don't get a rear facing camera!
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Very well then...

If 30mph is very doable for you on ANY bike, you will be scalping me too. I can hit 30, even several times on a run, but I won't be humming along at 30+ without some help from the wind.
You say that because you haven't tried it. FG/SS is the best training. Anyone who does it will become better rider.
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Look, I am not a racer. Been over this before. I am a car free commuter since 1989. I run from, or chase motor vehicles day in and day out in city and suburbia traffic. Cars don't get fatigued. So I have over the years built up a really nice fitness base for relatively short distances (0-5 miles). Instead of entering a race and trying to beat racers at their own game, let them drive in air-conditioned comfort to my world and beat me at my game, if they can.
One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet in these 6 pages so far is the distinction between those who are riding to go places and those who go places to ride.
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Originally Posted by MikeyBoyAz View Post
I didn't mention drafting; I did mention that you should make sure you are ready in the event your bad behavior makes someone else violent. This would be especially true if you ride the same route more than once and you do it to someone with low self control more than once.
Violent because they got passed by some dude in funky clothes on a bike? If that happens then that person needs MAJOR help with anger issues. Not saying it could never happen, but damn, that would be the dumbest thing to get angry about.
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