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Was this a Jerk move? (poll)

Old 08-24-18, 01:22 PM
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this was worth recounting and posting about?
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Old 08-24-18, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by bbbean View Post
this was worth recounting and posting about?
Was it worth reading and posting the question about?
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Old 08-24-18, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Was it worth reading and posting the question about?
Absolutely.
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Old 08-24-18, 05:21 PM
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Racer X did have a point - You started the 'race' and then bailed - regardless of the reason you started it or why you bailed. I love a Cat 6 race as much as anybody, but ya gotta stick with it long enough to prove your point; don't just eke out a lead until the next driveway and call it a 'win.'

Still, I'm coming down on the 'No" side. The real jerk move was calling someone else "Pokey."
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Old 08-24-18, 06:54 PM
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The OP stayed ahead ... the chaser couldn't catch, let alone pass. How many miles out of his way should the OP have gone, waiting to be sure that the chaser was not fasst enough?

For that matter, should we deride Usein Bolt for only runnig 100 meters?
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Old 08-24-18, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by rollagain View Post
I think you were both jerks; him for the challenge, and you for jumping on it on a mixed-use path. This was a testosterone fight. You both encouraged reckless behavior where it didn't belong.

If I'd been challenged like that, I'd have said, "Sure, go ahead," because I want that kind of person in front of me where I can see everything they do and react appropriately. I do this when I'm driving; if someone behind me is speeding and/or behaving recklessly, I give them all the room I can for them to get ahead of me.
the op stated the Mup was clear when the race started. So I don't see the problem going fast on a Mup if you have a clear sight line and no obstructions.
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Old 08-25-18, 01:20 PM
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So did you tally up the poll? Are you or are you Not a Jerk.......
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Old 08-25-18, 01:33 PM
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So did you tally up the poll? Are you or are you Not a Jerk.......
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Old 08-25-18, 02:07 PM
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69 says no, 20 says yes. I think my wife voted yes too!
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Old 08-25-18, 08:41 PM
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"after the bridge I am going to pass you pokey!"

Sounds like a challenge to me. As long as nobody was endangered I'd be good with it.
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Old 08-26-18, 12:29 AM
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One day I was out trucking along- I thought at a decent pace, not slow- but faster than I normally ride out where this was.

I usually am aware of bikes coming up behind me and stuff- and this is a pretty open, straight stretch- I'd think I'd notice at some point someone a half mile back... then out of nowhere, some dude comes blazing past me. No "on your left" or anything- it kind of startled me.

I thought "oh no you didn't!!!!" and I kicked it in.

As I'm hammering away, picking up speed- really going- I'm noticing that guy still getting farther and farther away from me.

I thought "I guess you did."
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Old 08-26-18, 03:55 AM
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Sounds like the guy violated Rule 1 in challenges: Don't let your mouth write a check your butt can't cash.

Don't worry about it.
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Old 08-26-18, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Sounds like the guy violated Rule 1 in challenges: Don't let your mouth write a check your butt can't cash.

Don't worry about it.
thanks.....Maverick, or was it Goose??? Maybe it was Jester...... lol
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Old 08-26-18, 07:17 AM
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I was on my local bike trail today just doing a fun ride, nothing really exciting about it. Not doing any training plan or anything just enjoying the ride. I was on my way back when I got caught behind a few runners on the path in both directions. I don't really mind to slow down and let everyone enjoy the path. Behind me was another guy I see on the path and on the road often while out riding. I know he has seen me before. Anyways we were approaching a clearing where we could get going again and had to cross a small bridge in about 1/4 mile. He yells out from behind me, "after the bridge I am going to pass you pokey!" Now normally I don't care if I pass anyone or anyone passes me but this kind of motivated me to get after it. So after the bridge I gave it all I had. I raced off and he tried to keep up but just could never pass me. Stayed with me but couldn't get around when not on my wheel. We went like this for about 3-4 miles maybe at the longest then my exit off the path came so I veered off towards my house. As I veered off he went buy me and yelled out at me @SSH*loe! I laughed at the time and shrugged it off but was it a bad move? I am not a confrontational person at all but he motivated me for some reason to not let him pass me. I was totally knackered when I got home too, I was 150% like no other time I have ever done before. I obviously need more interval training!!

I put in a poll but what I being a @ss? I actually feel kind of bad thinking about it.
I don't think he intended any ill intent with his words.
I think that you need to get out and go to some actual bicycle races instead being a competitive tourist.
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Old 08-26-18, 03:05 PM
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I think that you need to get out and go to some actual bicycle races instead being a competitive tourist.
Why? So he can come online and tell strangers how to live their lives? Seems to me he is pretty happy doing what he wants, and has no desire to compete.

Seems to me your comment was entirely selfish and designed to show everyone how smart You are ,... and really in no way addressed the needs or desires of the OP.

Which makes you ... a BF member in good standing. Glad to have your input.
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Old 08-26-18, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Racer X did have a point - You started the 'race' and then bailed - regardless of the reason you started it or why you bailed. I love a Cat 6 race as much as anybody, but ya gotta stick with it long enough to prove your point; don't just eke out a lead until the next driveway and call it a 'win.'

Still, I'm coming down on the 'No" side. The real jerk move was calling someone else "Pokey."
Bailing may well be part of the issue, but that is life with commuting. Each person is heading in a different direction, so one can hammer it for a half mile, or a couple of miles... then turn off.

No sense in riding past one's house just to make another rider huff
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Old 08-26-18, 04:11 PM
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Bailing may well be part of the issue, but that is life with commuting. Each person is heading in a different direction, so one can hammer it for a half mile, or a couple of miles... then turn off.

No sense in riding past one's house just to make another rider huff
Sometimes the bailing is so obvious. I was passed quite a few times while going about 30kph on my road bike by guys on beach cruisers, pedalling like mad, swerving and panting, looking like they couldn't sustain that pace 1 minute more - and they turn at the next corner, happy to beat a "racer guy" I guess.
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Old 08-26-18, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
Sometimes the bailing is so obvious. I was passed quite a few times while going about 30kph on my road bike by guys on beach cruisers, pedalling like mad, swerving and panting, looking like they couldn't sustain that pace 1 minute more - and they turn at the next corner, happy to beat a "racer guy" I guess.
Right ... and in that case, you weren't upset, right?

No one thinks, "Awwww, (sniffs back tears) ... I didn't get to beat the kid on the Big Wheel because he got to the end of his yard first and his mom told him he couldn't go past there." I hope.

Basically, anyone who chooses can handle any situation with grace and dignity ... or not.
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Old 08-26-18, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Right ... and in that case, you weren't upset, right?
Of course I wasn't upset. While I have some endurance, I'm a slow rider and most roadies can beat me. I engage in Cat 6 racing occasionally for fun and playing, but if was upset every time I lose, I'd live upset.
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Of course I wasn't upset. While I have some endurance, I'm a slow rider and most roadies can beat me. I engage in Cat 6 racing occasionally for fun and playing, but if was upset every time I lose, I'd live upset.
yeah .. . i felt better after I went back and kicked the kid off his Big Wheel.
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Pretty sure every angle has been covered... CLOSED
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