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Was this a Jerk move? (poll)

Old 08-21-18, 12:53 PM
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you were both contemptibly obnoxious. you have some regret. wonder if the other guy does as well
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Old 08-21-18, 01:13 PM
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Speeds exceeding 15mph on the MUP is dangerous and stupid. If both of you were exceeding 15mph I give the two of you a thumbs down.
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Old 08-21-18, 01:47 PM
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I bet he doesn't call you "Pokey" again.


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Old 08-21-18, 01:53 PM
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Second post just to add...

If I'm JRA and call out ahead to pass, it's because my progress is possibly (or definitely) being impeded. If the rider speeds up, then I no longer have a need to pass as the guy will disappear off into the horizon. If, however, said rider speeds up to prevent my pass only to then slow again (because he can't maintain the pace) and cause me to call out a second time, now I'm a little annoyed. Other than that, it's all good.


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Old 08-21-18, 02:35 PM
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next time you see the dude, ask them how the fart tasted as you ripped away from them gassing them out..
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Old 08-21-18, 05:50 PM
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Momma used to say = Boys will be Boys, just put more patches on their britches.

If it happens again you both need 'a good talkin to'!
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Old 08-21-18, 06:27 PM
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Well,, so now you have a rivalry,, a let's see what you really got,, on your next encounter,,,, as you said you've seen him on the path before so I guess the saga is not over,,,, so keep us posted ......
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Old 08-21-18, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
On my next couple of rides if I see him I will try to talk to him. I see him often so shouldn't be hard.
What do you think you will say to him? High road or low road?
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Old 08-21-18, 06:52 PM
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Just give him "The Look."
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Old 08-21-18, 06:59 PM
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As soon as he yelled, "I'm going to pass you, pokey!" you should have yelled back, "You're gonna have to work for it!"

Then it would be more of a Cat 5.5 event, since you both would have known there was going to be a race - and where the starting line was.

You also might have lightened things up at the turnoff by saying, "Man, I was all out! Good chase!"
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Old 08-21-18, 07:45 PM
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You did OK in my book. Not bad to have some fun, even if that was not what a "serious, mature adult" should have done.
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Old 08-21-18, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by good4u View Post
What do you think you will say to him? High road or low road?

high road for sure. I will feel the guy out but definitely just want to make sure were cool. I see him all the time in the trail/road. Ii will offer up a coffee n doughnut at the local trail hangout.

I dont want to encourage the prick roadie we are perceived to be sometimes. I want to be a good cycling ambassador and promote not hinder.

FWIW I didn’t see him out tonight. Hopefully tomorrow nights ride will prove favorable.
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Old 08-21-18, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
On my next couple of rides if I see him I will try to talk to him. I see him often so shouldn't be hard.

My wife says its funny, but she is kind of cruel person! LOL

In the end yes, it was a bunch of fun, but I will leave this kind of silliness to somebody else unless the challenge is agreed upon prior to the fun.

He defiantly said "Pokey" He was right behind me when he said it. In my mind it was game on as soon as he spewed that word!
What would you say to him? You don't appear sorry and there's nothing worse that an insincere apology. Just let it go.
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Old 08-21-18, 10:12 PM
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He challenged you, you accepted and he lost. That's all IMO.
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Old 08-21-18, 10:27 PM
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Old 08-21-18, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
What would you say to him? You don't appear sorry and there's nothing worse that an insincere apology. Just let it go.
you may have some very sound advice. I might see if he approaches me actually. Who knows maybe i am making something out of nothing anyways. I know when i do race a person (its rare) and get smoked I would not be mad. Ego might not like it but would use it for training motivation. But i am still not exactly a killer rider.
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Old 08-21-18, 10:36 PM
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Old 08-21-18, 10:46 PM
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Who knows maybe i am making something out of nothing anyways. I know when i do race a person (its rare) and get smoked I would not be mad. Ego might not like it but would use it for training motivation. But i am still not exactly a killer rider.
Or, you could mock him for being too slow. That would inspire new races in the future, giving you a chance to embarrass him should he still think himself faster. While gifting him with training motivation.
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Old 08-22-18, 03:14 AM
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You had fun, you got a great workout, and you made a guy maybe rethink the wisdom of gratuitous insults. That's a good ride as long as you were safely operating.

There's nothing magic about 15 mph, I have seen plenty of people operating unsafely at that speed, and I am on many paths where 20 mph or higher is quite safe because there really aren't any blind spots, you just slow down when you see other people.

I suspect OP just wanted to tell the story, and the moral question is just an excuse to do so. In which case, well played!
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Old 08-22-18, 07:41 AM
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It just proves the old saying: "One man riding a bicycle is just a guy on a bike. Two men riding bicycles in the same direction is a race."

Calling you "pokey" sounds like a challenge to me. At the very least, a bit insulting. I'm assuming you weren't swerving wildly to block him passing, so your behavior sounds fine to me. I would likely have done the same in that situation. Considering your response, it may have been courteous to respond to his initial comment with something like: "Oh really?", or "Challenge accepted!" If he had wanted to simply pass with no drama, the usual "On your left" would have sufficed, but he chose to add a personal dig.
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Old 08-22-18, 08:33 AM
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I suspect OP just wanted to tell the story, and the moral question is just an excuse to do so. In which case, well played!
Meta-analysis courtesy of extant unlit felids.
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Old 08-22-18, 09:34 AM
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Meta-analysis courtesy of extant unlit felids.

Thanks, Maalox!
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Old 08-22-18, 09:41 AM
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No, if all he said was "passing on the left" no big deal see you later. In my mind all bets are off after the somewhat snarky use of the word "pokey". I only wish I had the legs to do the same thing. In reality though unfortunately I am still a pokey
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Old 08-22-18, 09:44 AM
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tl;dr all of the comments, but I read the "I'm going to pass you, Pokey" as a challenge. Would have been better to accept with a "fine with me, if you can" but your setting the pace was implicit. Then, right before you veered off you could have said "Here's where I get off. If you practice more, and you may be able to pass me next time. Pokey."

As for his "a$$*ole" comment, that's just sour grapes. Would have been good to shout "I'm not an a$$*ole, you're just not fast enough to pass me." But hindsight is 20/20.

Someone insulted you, and you mildly schooled him. No problemo.
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Old 08-22-18, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by justtrying View Post
No, if all he said was "passing on the left" no big deal see you later. In my mind all bets are off after the somewhat snarky use of the word "pokey". I only wish I had the legs to do the same thing. In reality though unfortunately I am still a pokey

I've had a couple times on the streets where someone has passed me only because they recklessly ran a red light, and both times I decided I was going to pass them to "teach them a lesson" after I waited for the light to turn green. After the second one, I had to admit to myself that the real reason I did it was that it was fun to see if I could.
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