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How can you go fast on a df bike without aero bars?

Old 05-13-19, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by bbbean View Post
No Way, dude, 20 mph? Seriously? Is that humanly possible?
With the right drugs.
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Old 05-13-19, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bbbean View Post
No Way, dude, 20 mph? Seriously? Is that humanly possible?
this has got to be sarcasm.....20mph is not fast
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Old 05-13-19, 10:32 PM
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can I have those 5 minutes back, please?
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This thread delivers!
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dat's funny!
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Old 05-15-19, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
this has got to be sarcasm.....20mph is not fast
Wow, you got that.
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Old 05-15-19, 09:39 AM
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My troll-meter is broken.
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Old 05-16-19, 08:18 AM
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Wait....
Have I seen the OP on TV???
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Are you a native speaker of English?
Probably a native mobile-phone-English speaker.

Threads like this are why I keep coming back to the General Cycling forum time after time after time... endless amusement!
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Old 05-16-19, 09:25 AM
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Last week I passed someone that was using aero bars while I was on the hoods, it was a windy day as well. I was doing well north of 18 mph! How can people be so slow on aero bars in the wind?
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Old 05-16-19, 11:12 AM
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Last week I passed someone that was using aero bars while I was on the hoods, it was a windy day as well. I was doing well north of 18 mph! How can people be so slow on aero bars in the wind?
I know it's bad form to make such judgments, and I don't know what else is going on for them that day, but sometimes when I see such a mismatch between high-end equipment and rider performance, I think somewhere there is a bike salesman laughing his butt off.
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Old 05-16-19, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I know it's bad form to make such judgments, and I don't know what else is going on for them that day, but sometimes when I see such a mismatch between high-end equipment and rider performance, I think somewhere there is a bike salesman laughing his butt off.
I think you nailed it. Then again, look at Craigslist and see all of the bikes that are advertised with very few miles on them.

The strange thing about this person, they had an old triathlon number on their helmet. I'm not the picture of health, so I found it very odd that I would be passing them.
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Old 05-16-19, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I know it's bad form to make such judgments, and I don't know what else is going on for them that day, but sometimes when I see such a mismatch between high-end equipment and rider performance, I think somewhere there is a bike salesman laughing his butt off.
Could be many reasons I have a top of the line bmc and before I broke my neck last year was really fast on it now when I take it out I get that look from some riders. Like why am I going so slow on sice a nice bike even the old ladies pass me now but little by little it's coming back. Point is there could be many reasons they are going so slow maybe out on recovery ride or they were just hammering for a few hours and are in slow ride rythem
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Old 05-16-19, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by ridingfool View Post
Could be many reasons I have a top of the line bmc and before I broke my neck last year was really fast on it now when I take it out I get that look from some riders. Like why am I going so slow on sice a nice bike even the old ladies pass me now but little by little it's coming back. Point is there could be many reasons they are going so slow maybe out on recovery ride or they were just hammering for a few hours and are in slow ride rythem
I think I was confessing to having a jerky thought--it's not a dirty look I'd give someone or something I'd ever say to them precisely because of your type of situation and the kind of situations you're describing (which I did kind of cover in my disclaimer).


In the meantime, and I mean this quite sincerely, yay for you! Keep 'em flying at whatever pace you can manage, and may your recovery be full and fast, with the wind at your back.

And if I ever did give you such a look, feel free to tell me to eff off. I'd deserve it.
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Old 05-16-19, 12:01 PM
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its a wonder ur not not hanging out with fabian cancellara
Right back atcha'.

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Old 05-16-19, 12:03 PM
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i try to do time trials or whatever i can given kids wife after school activities...and work load...
(Insert slow clap here)
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Old 05-16-19, 12:06 PM
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I once passed three riders in full kit, "pacelining," hey, they were in a line, on my 1984 Ross Mt. Rainier mountain bike, with bull moose bars, and loaded panniers. I must be a champion.
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Old 05-16-19, 12:33 PM
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What a troll post, sincerely entertaining.

I was on a bike path the other day pushing around 400 watts and passed some guy who was jogging, by the look on his face, he was clearly in agony, but I passed him like he was standing still. Can I get a medal?

Also OP, do you race? What category are you? can you post any rides you've put on strava with speed+power meter data, so we can gaze in awe at your 5.0+ watt/kg ftp (if it's anything less, I'll laugh)?
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Old 05-16-19, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by firebird854 View Post
What a troll post, sincerely entertaining.

I was on a bike path the other day pushing around 400 watts and passed some guy who was jogging, by the look on his face, he was clearly in agony, but I passed him like he was standing still. Can I get a medal?
Only if there were two of him, and they both looked like Lance.
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Originally Posted by firebird854 View Post
What a troll post, sincerely entertaining.

I was on a bike path the other day pushing around 400 watts and passed some guy who was jogging, by the look on his face, he was clearly in agony, but I passed him like he was standing still. Can I get a medal?

Also OP, do you race? What category are you? can you post any rides you've put on strava with speed+power meter data, so we can gaze in awe at your 5.0+ watt/kg ftp (if it's anything less, I'll laugh)?
u can always tell when the bf dingle berries dont have a useful response....it was my exsperience i saw what i saw....from the way ur talking u were one of those guys trying like hell to pedal into a headwind in that rediculous un aero riding position...if u want a pic i will send u one of the back side of my as
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Old 05-16-19, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Yendor72 View Post
Last week I passed someone that was using aero bars while I was on the hoods, it was a windy day as well. I was doing well north of 18 mph! How can people be so slow on aero bars in the wind?
thats a great question....typically they are not
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Old 05-16-19, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
u can always tell when the bf dingle berries dont have a useful response....it was my exsperience i saw what i saw....from the way ur talking u were one of those guys trying like hell to pedal into a headwind in that rediculous un aero riding position...if u want a pic i will send u one of the back side of my as
Troll or not, please learn to use your spell checker.
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Old 05-16-19, 07:55 PM
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Troll or not, please learn to use your spell checker.
No, no, no! The misspelling along with the text speak is a big part of the troll charm. Don't change a thing, OP!
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Old 05-16-19, 09:08 PM
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No, no, no! The misspelling along with the text speak is a big part of the troll charm. Don't change a thing, OP!
a sphincter says what
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