Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

How not to impress the ladies...

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

How not to impress the ladies...

Old 01-28-19, 12:54 PM
  #1  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,782

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6837 Post(s)
Liked 702 Times in 447 Posts
How not to impress the ladies...

Gravel bike? Check!
Singletrack? Check!
Pretty lady following? Check!

Only one thing left to do...



-Tim-
TimothyH is offline  
Old 01-28-19, 01:07 PM
  #2  
redlude97
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4,700
Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1947 Post(s)
Liked 197 Times in 145 Posts
what happened? You just lose the rut? Seeing as they were on MTBs holding your own is probably still impressive
redlude97 is offline  
Old 01-28-19, 01:46 PM
  #3  
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 25,349

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r

Mentioned: 105 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3877 Post(s)
Liked 1,068 Times in 747 Posts
regardless, he fell to his left side ...

related: I'm sure whatever we think impresses women, we're gonna be wrong

btw, nice vid of a nice fast pace!
rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 01-28-19, 02:03 PM
  #4  
Kedosto
Ambulophobic
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,248
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 492 Post(s)
Liked 204 Times in 122 Posts
What!? No blood? No gore? No bones protruding through skin? If this is the preview for the movie, I'll wait till it's on network TV.

Seriously, that's a pretty good clip for a gravel rig. And remember, chicks dig scars.


-Kedosto
Kedosto is offline  
Old 01-28-19, 02:08 PM
  #5  
GrainBrain
Senior Member
 
GrainBrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Central Io-way
Posts: 2,058

Bikes: LeMond Zurich, Giant Talon 29er

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1057 Post(s)
Liked 345 Times in 258 Posts
Held it on the technical stuff only to dump it on the flats - I do it all the time!
GrainBrain is offline  
Old 01-28-19, 02:13 PM
  #6  
fietsbob
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 43,599

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 197 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7607 Post(s)
Liked 1,322 Times in 832 Posts
Showing Off Then Crashing is a fail.
fietsbob is offline  
Old 01-28-19, 04:59 PM
  #7  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,782

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6837 Post(s)
Liked 702 Times in 447 Posts
Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
what happened? You just lose the rut?
Originally Posted by GrainBrain View Post
Held it on the technical stuff only to dump it on the flats

Pretty much, yeah.
TimothyH is offline  
Old 01-28-19, 05:24 PM
  #8  
katsup
Senior Member
 
katsup's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,513

Bikes: Soma Fog Cutter v1 and Vintage Mountain Bikes

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 522 Post(s)
Liked 370 Times in 218 Posts
She didn't even stop to check if you were OK...

It could be a good ice breaker if she cared enough to stop.
katsup is offline  
Old 01-28-19, 05:55 PM
  #9  
BirdsBikeBinocs
Senior Member
 
BirdsBikeBinocs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Mars Hotel
Posts: 472

Bikes: Giant Talon 29 - Specialized Diverge E5 Comp

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 283 Post(s)
Liked 44 Times in 33 Posts
I prefer riding behind the girl. Just saying....

If she wipes out I'll be there to help her.
BirdsBikeBinocs is offline  
Old 01-28-19, 10:51 PM
  #10  
wipekitty
vespertine member
 
wipekitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: nowhere, USA
Posts: 2,476

Bikes: Yes

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 686 Post(s)
Liked 215 Times in 163 Posts
I'm surprised she didn't stop to make sure the bike was OK, because it's all about the bike. Lame.
wipekitty is offline  
Old 01-29-19, 12:13 AM
  #11  
canklecat
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 13,016

Bikes: Centurion Ironman, Trek 5900, Univega Via Carisma, Globe Carmel

Mentioned: 191 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4268 Post(s)
Liked 2,232 Times in 1,441 Posts
Cue Benny Hill chase theme.

canklecat is offline  
Old 01-29-19, 02:06 PM
  #12  
mstateglfr 
Sunshine
 
mstateglfr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 13,162

Bikes: '18 class built steel roadbike, '19 Fairlight Secan, '88 Schwinn Premis , Black Mountain Cycles Monstercross V4, '89 Novara Trionfo

Mentioned: 105 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6122 Post(s)
Liked 3,267 Times in 1,884 Posts
Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
related: I'm sure whatever we think impresses women, we're gonna be wrong
I broke both wrists in 8th grade because I was trying to impress a couple girls while snowboarding.
I hit some jumps, landed everything, and then fell backwards while standing near them and not actually doing anything. Thats what snapped my wrists.

Early learned lesson in what not to do when it comes to ladies and how what I think will impress isnt what will impress.
mstateglfr is online now  
Old 01-30-19, 06:26 AM
  #13  
MikeyMK
Cycleway town
 
MikeyMK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Milton Keynes, England
Posts: 1,402

Bikes: 2.6kw GT LTS e-tandem, 250w Voodoo, 250w solar recumbent trike, 3-speed shopper, Merlin ol/skl mtb, 80cc Ellswick

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 568 Post(s)
Liked 169 Times in 117 Posts
Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Gravel bike? Check!
Singletrack? Check!
Pretty lady following? Check!

Only one thing left to do...
Get a car.

You ain't impressing a grown woman, riding a push bike.
MikeyMK is offline  
Old 01-30-19, 06:32 AM
  #14  
texaspandj
Senior Member
 
texaspandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Heart Of Texas
Posts: 4,139

Bikes: '85, '86 , '87 , '88 , '89 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman.

Mentioned: 99 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1552 Post(s)
Liked 469 Times in 318 Posts
I could write a book on how Not to impress the ladies and that would be one chapter.
texaspandj is offline  
Old 01-30-19, 07:18 AM
  #15  
Midnite
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: izmir
Posts: 46

Bikes: 2011 Bianchi SLR 200 - Decathlon BFOLD 3 - Kron MTB 2300 - 89 Peugeot Saint Bernard

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow thats great
Midnite is offline  
Old 01-30-19, 01:25 PM
  #16  
Caliper
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Michigan
Posts: 985

Bikes: Many

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 380 Post(s)
Liked 53 Times in 39 Posts
Originally Posted by MikeyMK View Post
Get a car.

You ain't impressing a grown woman, riding a push bike.
He would have looked pretty bad going down that singletrack in a car. I don't think cyclist women like guys who tear up the trail like that.
Caliper is offline  
Old 01-31-19, 12:38 PM
  #17  
Skipjacks
Senior Member
 
Skipjacks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Mid Atlantic / USA
Posts: 2,115

Bikes: 2017 Specialized Crosstrail / 2013 Trek Crossrip Elite

Mentioned: 43 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1002 Post(s)
Liked 232 Times in 152 Posts
This thread failed to deliver due to a lack of photos of the aforementioned pretty lady.

Nice crash though!
Skipjacks is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 09:13 AM
  #18  
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 25,349

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r

Mentioned: 105 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3877 Post(s)
Liked 1,068 Times in 747 Posts
Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
This thread failed to deliver due to a lack of photos of the aforementioned pretty lady

you're welcome
rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 10:51 AM
  #19  
SloButWide 
Heck on Wheels
 
SloButWide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: USA Midwest
Posts: 1,100

Bikes: In Signature

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 206 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by BirdsBikeBinocs View Post
I prefer riding behind the girl. Just saying....

If she wipes out I'll be there to help her.
But if you're in back, and you wipe out, she might not notice. If she does, blame a rabbit crossing the trail.
__________________
"I had a great ride this morning, except for that part about winding up at work."

Bikes so far: 2011 Felt Z85, 80's Raleigh Sovereign (USA), 91 Bianchi Peregrine, 91 Austro-Daimler Pathfinder, 90's Trek 730 Multitrack, STOLEN: 80 Schwinn Voyageur (Japan)

SloButWide is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 11:00 AM
  #20  
calstar 
Senior Member
 
calstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: santa barbara CA
Posts: 1,095
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 16 Posts
Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post

you're welcome
These two must be great riders, they don't even use pedals.
regards, Brian
__________________
Brian
calstar is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 11:33 AM
  #21  
Skipjacks
Senior Member
 
Skipjacks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Mid Atlantic / USA
Posts: 2,115

Bikes: 2017 Specialized Crosstrail / 2013 Trek Crossrip Elite

Mentioned: 43 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1002 Post(s)
Liked 232 Times in 152 Posts
Much better. Thank you!

Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post

you're welcome
Skipjacks is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 11:40 AM
  #22  
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 25,349

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r

Mentioned: 105 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3877 Post(s)
Liked 1,068 Times in 747 Posts
Originally Posted by calstar View Post
These two must be great riders, they don't even use pedals
hahaha nice catch!
rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 12:08 PM
  #23  
Bigbandito
Circus bear
 
Bigbandito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 75

Bikes: 2018 Fuji Absolute 2.3

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
hahaha nice catch!
Sure was. It took me about 30 seconds to even see the bike.
Bigbandito is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 01:29 PM
  #24  
Skipjacks
Senior Member
 
Skipjacks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Mid Atlantic / USA
Posts: 2,115

Bikes: 2017 Specialized Crosstrail / 2013 Trek Crossrip Elite

Mentioned: 43 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1002 Post(s)
Liked 232 Times in 152 Posts
Originally Posted by Bigbandito View Post
Sure was. It took me about 30 seconds to even see the bike.
What bike?
Skipjacks is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 03:08 PM
  #25  
drlogik 
Senior Member
 
drlogik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,399

Bikes: '87-ish Pinarello Montello; '89 Nishiki Ariel; '85 Raleigh Wyoming, '16 Wabi Special, '16 Wabi Classic, '14 Kona Cinder Cone

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 530 Post(s)
Liked 203 Times in 127 Posts
Hahahaha....

There's no "do-over" in real life, eh?

Would have been funny to catch up after the ride and say, "Thanks for not stopping after I fell back there. I might have asked you to dinner".

Who knows, maybe........
drlogik is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.