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Old 05-04-21, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Hi! What's this thread about?

I think mostly we are talking about the multitudes of us who love cycling but dont look like the prototypical genetically advantaged cyclist -- for a man, probably 5'9 and 150 pounds or so and 33 years old

Not 70 years old and skinny, or 38 years old and fat -- etc etc

For a woman? (Hey - i dont want to get in trouble with the fairer sex - so no comment , but as ive always said - if a woman backs you into a corner by asking
"Guess how much i weigh !"
The correct answer is normally a resounding

"126 pounds and not an ounce over !"

or if the woman is obviously robust and she knows it , the answer would be --

"164 pounds and not an ounce over !"
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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
I think mostly we are talking about the multitudes of us who love cycling but dont look like the prototypical genetically advantaged cyclist -- for a man, probably 5'9 and 150 pounds or so and 33 years old

Not 70 years old and skinny, or 38 years old and fat -- etc etc

For a woman? (Hey - i dont want to get in trouble with the fairer sex - so no comment , but as ive always said - if a woman backs you into a corner by asking
"Guess how much i weigh !"
The correct answer is normally a resounding

"126 pounds and not an ounce over !"

or if the woman is obviously robust and she knows it , the answer would be --

"164 pounds and not an ounce over !"
I think the correct answer is, "Hey look, it's a Unicorn." Then quickly run for your life!

On a related note, some years ago the wife and I were laying in bed drifting off to sleep. She decides to ask me a similar question. I immediately get up, grab a pillow and blanket from the closet, and proceed to leave the room. She asks me where I'm going. I say, "no matter how I answer that question, it will be the wrong answer and I'll be sleeping on the couch tonight. I'm just saving us some time and effort." Well, that wasn't the right answer either, and the fight was on.

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The answer is simple, "my type of pound"
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
The people with adequate reading comprehension get it. I'm guessing you're another one of the insecure types reading about another's passion for cycling and physical activities. I guess maybe I have been participating in sporting activities my entire life, won and lost so I don't feel that insecurity knowing what it's all about. Maybe you should put me on ignore seeing you will probably not understand any of my posts seeing they are not for the faint of heart.
That’s not what I got out of this at all. I thought it was about a guy who married a fast woman, life came along and he got fat, and somehow to his perverse pleasure he still enjoys watching strange men pursue his bride. Weird. I totally whiffed on that one.
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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
That’s not what I got out of this at all. I thought it was about a guy who married a fast woman, life came along and he got fat, and somehow to his perverse pleasure he still enjoys watching strange men pursue his bride. Weird. I totally whiffed on that one.
Wow, you have some creepy thoughts. I guess when I say my wife spanked some guys, your mind goes into the gutter vs thinking what it might mean in a cycling forum.

You should watch that Phil Gaimon video about being nice to other cyclists.
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Old 05-04-21, 06:27 PM
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Reminds me of a ride with a couple I used to get out with. My friend and me were both at the wheel of his petite wife, I said to him "Shame on us, 2 guys at the wheel of a 110 pound woman!" He answered "Pray she didn't hear you, or she'll hate you for the rest of your life! She weighs 108!"
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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
Reminds me of a ride with a couple I used to get out with. My friend and me were both at the wheel of his petite wife, I said to him "Shame on us, 2 guys at the wheel of a 110 pound woman!" He answered "Pray she didn't hear you, or she'll hate you for the rest of your life! She weighs 108!"

..............I've seen that plenty of times. 2 pounds, be careful with that!
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Hi! What's this thread about?
It’s a thread about nothing.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
It’s a thread about nothing.

Like 90% of the threads here, huffy bikes, disc brakes, cramps, cranks, ebikes, help me choose a used bike................

The GPR without the tie straps is actually interesting.
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
Wow, you have some creepy thoughts. I guess when I say my wife spanked some guys, your mind goes into the gutter vs thinking what it might mean in a cycling forum.

You should watch that Phil Gaimon video about being nice to other cyclists.
There’s a sense of humor for you, folks. The doesn’t-look-like-a-biker guy is pretty sensitive about it. Sorry, fella... I thought you were joking around and telling us how you’re not svelte and that your wife is faster than a lot of male riders who she can drop. I guess I truly read it wrong, indeed.

So tell us- what *IS* this thread about?
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Hi! What's this thread about?
It is the iconic story of a couple who travel around the United States in search of prototypical looking cyclists so they can demoralize them all the while taking photos and videos that they send to elderly people they meet.

Netflix? HBO?

John
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
It is the iconic story of a couple who travel around the United States in search of prototypical looking cyclists so they can demoralize them all the while taking photos and videos that they send to elderly people they meet.

Netflix? HBO?

John
C'mon, it's a Discovery if not Hallmark network at least.

I lol'd too much at these responses. I need to ride more.
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
C'mon, it's a Discovery if not Hallmark network at least.
Hallmark would be perfect then the husband can get suspicious when his wife didn’t drop the handsome kitted cyclist. But in the end it will be fine because it was just a misunderstanding of a broken shifter.

Added: And it will end with the wife saying, “Did you really think I was going to leave you for a guy that shaves his legs?”

At Christmas my wife watches a lot of them and I end up seeing enough parts to know they are all the same story.

John

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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
Like 90% of the threads here
So why add to it?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
So why add to it?

Pretty stupid question from someone who posted 4 times in my thread.

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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
There’s a sense of humor for you, folks. The doesn’t-look-like-a-biker guy is pretty sensitive about it. Sorry, fella... I thought you were joking around and telling us how you’re not svelte and that your wife is faster than a lot of male riders who she can drop. I guess I truly read it wrong, indeed.

So tell us- what *IS* this thread about?
Wow, you have a creepy sense of humor saying I like to watch me pursue my wife. It would be much funnier if you got creepy with your own wife.

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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
Wow, you have a creepy sense of humor saying I like to watch me pursue my wife. It would be much funnier if you got creepy with your own wife.

You said your wife is a fast bike rider, hence you “married a fast woman.”

You said she has bested several male riders from various bike fora, outriding them, beating them, if you will, hence she is leading them out, they’re behind her, she is “being pursued by strange men.” You seemed to revel (enjoy, even?) the fact that she could ride with that kind of strength.

I apologize for ruining your amazing thread about looking terrible but being elite. You look really good now, and I look horrible. Oh, the irony! Whodathunkit?

THIS is why you look like that.
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stop it, be nice.
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Funny story, not about me but something that I witnessed that's more of a "Don't judge a book by its cover" story.

Years ago I was skiing out west and standing in the gondola line. An elderly couple (mid-late 70's) were standing in front of me. Something was different about them. Their ski duds were Euro, skis were not what you typically find in the USA, speaking French. Ahhh, they were probably used to skiing the steeps of the French Alps I thought. Cool!!!

Anyway, three young boys, ages maybe 12 or 13 were behind me and snickering and making comments about the "old" people in front of them. I chuckled to myself and thought, "Wait until they get off the lift line and see what this "old" couple do on their skis.

As predicted, the "old" couple got their skis on faster than I did, got poles ready and headed down the fall line. His style was that of Jean-Claude Killy, fluid and beautiful. Her style was pure slalom race technique (probably as ex-racer) and they both just shredded the hill. The young boys were next to me and one said, "Holy 5hit! Look at that!!". The other two said, "Yeah man, let's catch up, that's cool as 5hit!".

NEVER judge a book by its cover.
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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
You said your wife is a fast bike rider, hence you “married a fast woman.”

You said she has bested several male riders from various bike fora, outriding them, beating them, if you will, hence she is leading them out, they’re behind her, she is “being pursued by strange men.” You seemed to revel (enjoy, even?) the fact that she could ride with that kind of strength.

I apologize for ruining your amazing thread about looking terrible but being elite. You look really good now, and I look horrible. Oh, the irony! Whodathunkit?

THIS is why you look like that.

I guess I don't get the part where you seem to be insulting. I guess if I scanned back over my OP, I would not find the part where I said I got fat. Did you throw that in as an insult? I said I didn't look like a bike rider but I did not say I was fat. Did I say my wife was being pursued by strange men? No, I said we have done forum rides and it just happens that we have met several forum members over the years on various sites and have several friends that are members of various cycling sites. Many of us are friends so where you get the strange men pursuing my wife as humor, that's in your own creepy mind.

I guess had you used some humor that actually applied to my post, I would have laughed.
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Good grief folks, take it outside.
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
Funny story, not about me but something that I witnessed that's more of a "Don't judge a book by its cover" story.

Years ago I was skiing out west and standing in the gondola line. An elderly couple (mid-late 70's) were standing in front of me. Something was different about them. Their ski duds were Euro, skis were not what you typically find in the USA, speaking French. Ahhh, they were probably used to skiing the steeps of the French Alps I thought. Cool!!!

Anyway, three young boys, ages maybe 12 or 13 were behind me and snickering and making comments about the "old" people in front of them. I chuckled to myself and thought, "Wait until they get off the lift line and see what this "old" couple do on their skis.

As predicted, the "old" couple got their skis on faster than I did, got poles ready and headed down the fall line. His style was that of Jean-Claude Killy, fluid and beautiful. Her style was pure slalom race technique (probably as ex-racer) and they both just shredded the hill. The young boys were next to me and one said, "Holy 5hit! Look at that!!". The other two said, "Yeah man, let's catch up, that's cool as 5hit!".

NEVER judge a book by its cover.

A similar story but we never caught up!

A buddy had talked me into doing a timed event, cycling 100 miles, 10,000 ft. We rode together so that we could motivate each other hoping to get a decent place in the standings. 400 riders registered and I wanted to be at least mid pack. We were doing well and on the last slope to the top, mile 62, then a 40'ish mile downhill descent to the finish. A lady, looked about 75 years old. Thin and fit looking but I had never been passed by a lady that age. She rode by us like we were standing still while shouting, "c'mon boys, just another thousand feet to the top!".

We looked at each other puzzled. Like wait a minute! We both tried to pick it up but that lady just vanished into thin air. Literally, thin air as we were at 8,000 ft. I was shocked and I would have not thought that lady could ride like that. Seriously, if I had seen her on the street, I might have offered assistance at a crosswalk. But boy, she sure made us look like fools on the bike.

That was about the time I really started to understand the book by the cover saying.
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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
You said your wife is a fast bike rider, hence you “married a fast woman.”

You said she has bested several male riders from various bike fora, outriding them, beating them, if you will, hence she is leading them out, they’re behind her, she is “being pursued by strange men.” You seemed to revel (enjoy, even?) the fact that she could ride with that kind of strength.

I apologize for ruining your amazing thread about looking terrible but being elite. You look really good now, and I look horrible. Oh, the irony! Whodathunkit?

THIS is why you look like that.
you are a keen observer of the not so obvious ... the wrath of the mediocres is sure to dog your path
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
I guess I don't get the part where you seem to be insulting. I guess if I scanned back over my OP, I would not find the part where I said I got fat. Did you throw that in as an insult? I said I didn't look like a bike rider but I did not say I was fat. Did I say my wife was being pursued by strange men? No, I said we have done forum rides and it just happens that we have met several forum members over the years on various sites and have several friends that are members of various cycling sites. Many of us are friends so where you get the strange men pursuing my wife as humor, that's in your own creepy mind.

I guess had you used some humor that actually applied to my post, I would have laughed.
My original post was actually mocking the guy who said “Hello- what is this tread about?” where several people responded in rather different ways. You just took it far too literally. Far, far too literally. Sorry- I guess I’ll just offer you another apology in exchange for an “Oh, yeah... I get it now.” I’ll admit it didn’t humor you if you’ll admit it wasn’t intended to be mean spirited. It was a pretty good story in the first post.
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