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Old 08-15-15, 09:54 AM
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Compliment, I think

I was riding my Tarmac Expert (silver with red trim on the frame) this morning at a moderate pace through a quiet neighborhood, where the houses are close to the street. Up ahead I saw two twenty-something dudes sitting on their front porch. One looked at me and I gave a friendly nod. He then said, "Sick-a$$ bike, bro." His tone seemed pleasant, so--guessing it was a compliment--I replied, "Thanks." Hope I was right. If so, it was a nice moment.

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Old 08-15-15, 09:56 AM
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Now you owe us a pic of the bike.
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Old 08-15-15, 10:17 AM
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I think when the words sick and bro are used it is a positive thing,
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Old 08-15-15, 11:01 AM
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Not a photo of my bike, but here's the model and color scheme.


Mine looks exactly like this.
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Old 08-15-15, 11:03 AM
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Old 08-15-15, 11:40 AM
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Sick,Bro
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Old 08-15-15, 11:58 AM
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Thanks. I ordered that color when I bought the bike, and had to wait a few days for the LBS to get it in.
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Old 08-15-15, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Now you owe us a pic of the bike.
Nope. I'm thinking we need to see a pic of the rider - from the back.
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Old 08-15-15, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by climberguy View Post
Not a photo of my bike, but here's the model and color scheme.


Mine looks exactly like this.
Sweet looking bike, BUT, what the heck is a moderate pace**********
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Old 08-15-15, 02:59 PM
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Sweet looking bike, BUT, what the heck is a moderate pace**********
Sprint as fast as you possibly can. Now back off 1 MPH. That's a moderate pace.
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That is so dope. The dude digs your bike. He may even ride.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Sprint as fast as you possibly can. Now back off 1 MPH. That's a moderate pace.
I understand now....just before one pukes then ease up.
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Old 08-15-15, 04:22 PM
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I understand now....just before one pukes then ease up.
Yup. Anything less is a "slow roll".
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I wonder if he was thinking how much he could sell it for if he got his hands on it.....
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Context makes all the difference, but generally I am uncomfortable with bike comments.
When someone on a carbon wonderbike comes out of my draft at a traffic light panting and says "nice bike", looking at my steel, fat tired, fendered rando bike, it is a compliment.
When someone studies every detail and comments on them, it is a compliment.
When someone riding a BSO comes off the sidewalk and pulls up next to me in the left turn lane and says "nice bike", it feels like time for a sprint.
Prejudice? I would not pretend otherwise. There is much to be said for a bike that disappears into the background.
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On today's ride, some guy in a Jeep had to wait 5 seconds for oncoming traffic to clear before he could pass our group. As he went by, he hollered something out the open passenger window. Of course it was muffled and distorted beyond recognition, but I'm pretty sure it was "amazing bike, dude!"

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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Sprint as fast as you possibly can. Now back off 1 MPH. That's a moderate pace.
This. And if you aim to impress fellow Cat Sixers on Strava, when you go 0.2 mph slower than an eyeballs-out time trial effort, you title it with "Zone 2 ride."
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
On today's ride, some guy in a Jeep had to wait 5 seconds for oncoming traffic to clear before he could pass our group. As he went by, he hollered something out the open passenger window. Of course it was muffled and distorted beyond recognition, but I'm pretty sure it was "amazing bike, dude!"

Did he also hold up one finger to indicate that he thinks you're numero uno? That's when you know you have a fan.
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That is a snappy-looking bike. So many (even pricey) bikes are kinda plain looking.
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Originally Posted by Zuzus pedals View Post
This. And if you aim to impress fellow Cat Sixers on Strava, when you go 0.2 mph slower than an eyeballs-out time trial effort, you title it with "Zone 2 ride."
Dont be giving away my secrets.
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
I wonder if he was thinking how much he could sell it for if he got his hands on it.....
lol
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Old 08-21-15, 10:31 PM
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Dude, that really is a "Sick-a$$ bike." Very nice lines and color scheme.
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