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Old 04-15-21, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Hate to break it to you, but I find your bragging hilarious. I ride about twice as much as you do.

I doubt it! I also find your bragging hilarious. Mentioning your 168 mile ride whenever given the chance. How would I know that?
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Old 04-15-21, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
Oh my, now my feelings are hurt and I'm going to lay on my bed all night depressed and crying.
You really have no idea how funny your bragging is. No one's looking for advice from you.
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Old 04-15-21, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
You really have no idea how funny your bragging is. No one's looking for advice from you.

Like I said Mr. 168, my feelings are hurt and I'm going to cry in bed all night, like I care!
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Old 04-15-21, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
I doubt it! I also find your bragging hilarious. Mentioning your 168 mile ride whenever given the chance. How would I know that?

Cuz yer a stalker with an emoji fetish?
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Old 04-15-21, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Cuz yer a stalker with an emoji fetish?

I like emojis so now I'm hurt again.

So I see you deleted your bragging post. What happened, did you realize you do not ride twice as much as me?
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Old 04-15-21, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
I like emojis so now I'm hurt again.

So I see you deleted your bragging post. What happened, did you realize you do not ride twice as much as me?

You posted your monthly average, mine is actually 2.5 times that, but on second thought, I decided posting that was sinking to your level. I just rode a solo century last Saturday, btw.
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Old 04-15-21, 05:27 PM
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I'm going to do bf a favor and expand my ignore list by one.
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Old 04-15-21, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
You posted your monthly average, mine is actually 2.5 times that, but on second thought, I decided posting that was sinking to your level. I just rode a solo century last Saturday, btw.

What your monthly average is that for now? Dude, been riding for years and pretty sure you're not above my level in any way. I did 23 solo centuries in one year. Pretty excited to hear you did one last week.

BTW, I did not look up your 168 ride. You boasted about it a couple days ago in another thread. I didn't have to search for it seeing you mention it quite often.

I don't have an ignore list as I find it quite humorous when these constant boasters come down on others after doing the same thing. As I mentioned to the guy who got his feelings hurt, I read the forums and when I have a chance to offer advice to someone who is constantly giving advice, I take the chance to help them out in return. But they seem awfully sensitive when you offer them advice.

So now I'm on big guy's ignore list? I'm really hurt now!

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Old 04-15-21, 06:09 PM
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And here I thought the OP was the funny one here, guess I was wrong after seeing where this thread went.
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
I've seen you offer constructive criticism in thread after thread. But you sure aren't very good at taking it yourself. Just trying to help but if you consider yourself a failure, you should watch that cool video posted by Phil Gaimon in the other thread.
You made a pretty generic suggestion and then went on boasting about how many centuries you've done.

GREAT JOB. Thanks for the pointers.
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Old 04-15-21, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
What your monthly average is that for now? Dude, been riding for years and pretty sure you're not above my level in any way. I did 23 solo centuries in one year. Pretty excited to hear you did one last week.

BTW, I did not look up your 168 ride. You boasted about it a couple days ago in another thread. I didn't have to search for it seeing you mention it quite often.

I don't have an ignore list as I find it quite humorous when these constant boasters come down on others after doing the same thing. As I mentioned to the guy who got his feelings hurt, I read the forums and when I have a chance to offer advice to someone who is constantly giving advice, I take the chance to help them out in return. But they seem awfully sensitive when you offer them advice.

So now I'm on big guy's ignore list? I'm really hurt now!
You're quite full of yourself. I see I should not take anything you say personally, since you treat everyone the same. Keep it up.
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Old 04-15-21, 08:46 PM
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Old 04-15-21, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
You're quite full of yourself. I see I should not take anything you say personally, since you treat everyone the same. Keep it up.

Oh, you hurt my feelings again!

Actually, you are really full of yourself. If I mention a tool, you come back with look at my tool set, I build my own engines.
If someone says they have new wheels, you're boasting look at my wheels. Look at my bike. Be like me! My son is so fast, blah blah blah!

Am I right, show off every time you get a chance, cars, engines, tool sets, bikes, the other guy boasts about his 168 miles, thinks he's a cycling god because he did a solo century last week. Really now, does it really take that much to do a century? You know I have heard enough of his ride posted on the board, his boasting so much that I have the number memorized without having to look back, I've seen it so many times. Same with your show off full of yourself posts. You guys are too much.

Someone offers up a little advice when you mention your own failures, they you get your feelings hurt. But OK, I do apologize for hurting your tender feelings though you are full or yourself.
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Old 04-15-21, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
You made a pretty generic suggestion and then went on boasting about how many centuries you've done.

GREAT JOB. Thanks for the pointers.
Your welcome! As mentioned, I struggled my first one in 2005 after not having done any for a few years. Then learned from some posters that had completed some pretty good long distance rides and many epic rides. I was able to take the advice that lead to many of their accomplishments without getting my feelings hurt, that lead to 22 more centuries that year. No, I didn't get butt hurt about it when they offered up suggestions. If posting facts is boasting to you, then it's your own insecurities that make you think that way. I didn't feel insecure when they mentioned 200-300 mile rides. I took notes and learned how to correct my mistakes. Apparently, you have a hard time with it.

But I did give you good advice, your welcome.

By the way, here is some of your great advice you posted for a 240 pound cyclist. Very nice, great advice and it didn't seem to hurt your feelings, did it?

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Stop eating doughnuts. You'll get faster dropping 20 pounds than trying to race everyone.
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Old 04-15-21, 10:31 PM
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And here I thought the OP was the funny one here, guess I was wrong after seeing where this thread went.
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And here I thought the OP was the funny one here, guess I was wrong after seeing where this thread went.

There's a big difference --OP is interesting.
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Dang it. Now MC Hammer and his fly pants are stuck in my mind.

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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
1. That pretty much describes me going uphill at any time except when immediately preceded by a longer and/or steeper downhill stretch.

2. During this pandemic I either pass or drop off, I am not going to yo yo in front of or behind someone.
Not right in front, or him drafting or something. You need to get more ahead, like 100 feet. Then slow down just a little, only letting him close enough to think he's got a chance. Then speed up, see if he'll give a little extra to match it. "Yoyo", but it's all so far away that the 'rona is never a factor.

The goal is either to make him pour his heart into it before giving up, a failure, or burn him out at the end of his century and he has to limp in. Sometimes they stop and tend to their "nutrition", maybe a good excuse but you know that deep down they realize that they've been played.
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Old 04-16-21, 06:31 AM
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Dang it. Now MC Hammer and his fly pants are stuck in my mind.
Maybe this will help...


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Maybe this will help...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QYHxGBH6o4M

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That's out of the frying pan into the fire!
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I ride both my old Raleigh M80 mountain bike and Trek 1400 road bike. I mostly ride on the road on the shoulder lane or bike lane. Once a while I run into other bike riders. I virtually always catch up to them.. I'm a fast rider (used to ride with racers and time trial athletes in group rides when I was young). I try to refrain myself from overtaking them cause I don't want to ruin their pride or hurt their feelings. I don't want them to have a bad rest of the day because of me. I even try to stay far back so I don't give the guy front me pressure.. Man, my Campy Record-equipped Trek 1400 bike just rolls with almost no resistance. Pedaling and the chain feel ultra smooth and firm..and my 23mm tires just cuts through wind like butter! It's real easy to go fast. One day I was riding my Raleigh mountain bike and taking a break at the intersection. I spotted a nice road racing bike rider passing by. He was in forward body lean position using his arrow bar on the handlebar and was going pretty fast! There was headwind too. I got stimulated and took pursuit to try to catch him in my mountain bike! 😄 It was a bit of challenge to catch up to him due to fairly strong headwind..he must've been going 18- 20 mph. If I pushed hard I would be able to catch up to him and pass him but I didn't...If I did that I would REALLY hurt the guys feeling. It's just wrong to be doing that. I don't want to exercise my pride. So I stayed far back. He had to stop for lights so I went even slower so that I don't intercept him. I ended up keep pedaling without stopping as I had green light at every intersection..

Oh and just today I caught up to an electric scooter rider and passed him in my road bike!... I was on the road and he was on the sidewalk. I think he was on full throttle..

Just wanted to share my story ☺️
COME ON!!!!! Are you kidding?
A: their feelings and pride really aren't your problems. It's theirs.
B: I get passed all the time. It doesn't hurt my feelings or my pride. They're faster than me. I can live with it.
C: Anyone really hurt by their beinig a cyclist faster than them has issues that they need to deal with.

I swear this is true. If you go faster than other people, it's okay. And, no doubt, somewhere in this wide, wide world, there are people faster than you. If one of them goes by you, are your feelings hurt?
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Wow, you are far kinder than I.

Petty man that I am, one of my greatest thrills in life is passing other cyclists when I'm commuting, dressed for work on my 50lb Dutch utility bike - the younger, the more lycra, the hotter my small, hard heart glows.
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Just pass. Remember to say “ on your left” so as not to startle.
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You better not pass me....or else!

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