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Tour de-france type of riders, what's their deal?

Old 05-06-21, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy
Kauffman Stadium? That's what all the young whippersnappers call Royals Stadium!

Now, where did I leave my John Cougar cassettes....
I'd hate to derail such a valuable thread but I will die on this hill: John Cougar Mellencamp is a poor man's Bruce Springsteen.
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Originally Posted by ksryder
John Cougar Mellencamp is a poor man's Bruce Springsteen.
That's an insult to poor men.
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What? Are you mad because they may have money or is it the better bike or is it better clothing or are they just faster than you? Who the heck cares where what you want ride a nice bike and enjoy the heck out of life. If you want to sprint to the light go for it, if you want to ride slow and look at tulips, why the f not. Do whatever you want so long as it doesn't harm others.
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The OP just needs to understand that it is not necessary for him to understand.
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis
I will say for myself, I have bikes that cost me $1000 and can perform way above my level. As well as guitars that are about the same. I think it's OK to play TDF rider and pretend Van Halen, it's all good!
I need 2 videos sir;

1. You playing (attempting?) Eruption.
2. You and your wife "dropping" BF forums "roadies"

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Originally Posted by Eric F
WT* is the "eating disorder crowd"?
You know...skinny roadies on their carbon "fibre" pretend bikes who all think they're Lance Armstrong Sepp Kuss.
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Even where I live, winter is over. So why are we still getting threads like this? Shouldn't the doofus-types be out riding?
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We need to get kids back in the classroom -- the quality of troll school graduates has really declined with remote learning.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
Even where I live, winter is over. So why are we still getting threads like this? Shouldn't the doofus-types be out riding?
winter came back & added high winds. It'll tease with 3 days of spring like weather then back to ice cold & windy grey skys.
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They make bikes under $1000? My custom skinsuit cost that much.

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Originally Posted by veganbikes
What? Are you mad because they may have money or is it the better bike or is it better clothing or are they just faster than you? Who the heck cares where what you want ride a nice bike and enjoy the heck out of life. If you want to sprint to the light go for it, if you want to ride slow and look at tulips, why the f not. Do whatever you want so long as it doesn't harm others.

For the record, I'm against butt-chugging even if it doesn't harm others.
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We need to get kids back in the classroom -- the quality of troll school graduates has really declined with remote learning.
The tri semester cost is way higher than it has ever been. parents have to sell a lot more memes to afford sending there tax credits to such schooling.
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Tour de France - type riders who are also Van Halen - type guitarists are fine. It's those Liege-Bastogne-Liege - type riders who are also Yngvie Malmsteen - type guitarists that really bother me a great deal. With their scalloped top tubes...

Last edited by growlerdinky; 05-06-21 at 05:02 PM. Reason: Yngvie Malmsteen plays Fender Stratocasters with scallopped frets. I just wanted to throw that in there.
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Originally Posted by ksryder
I'd hate to derail such a valuable thread but I will die on this hill: John Cougar Mellencamp is a poor man's Bruce Springsteen.
How does Bob Seger figure into that?
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Originally Posted by PimpMan
......and ride bikes that cost more than grand.......
More than $1,000?

Thatís insane.








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Originally Posted by aplcr0331
Pie?




Too late...I've already eaten them (yes ALL of them). "Go ride your plastic bike you skinny ****" and "Get on the sidewalk Lance!" /channeling the op
PLASTIC BIKE!!!!!!! Those are fighting words!




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Originally Posted by jamesdak
PLASTIC BIKE!!!!!!! Those are fighting words!




where/what LBS is this?
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Originally Posted by PimpMan
I call them "wanna be tour de-france riders" i see every day a few who dress fancy expensive riding clothes and ride bikes that cost more than grand and ride as if they trying to set world record in speed, (often are running trough red light).

They all are skinny and probably would be fast riding any bike, but when they invest in lighter bikes this get's them even faster.

Never understood this what this riders are all about, are they try to set world record in speed or something, i doubt that they ever will participating in any cycling sport events.

I know there's such thing as bicycle industry and marketing that popularize this, e.g. fishing industry for example and if you go to fishing store you see thousands of lures, hooks, and different types fancy rods when in reality do you really need to make it so complicated to catch a fish?

I know this is also some kind of popularized thing, but what is it all about?

Can anyone who is bilingual translate this into English for me?
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Mario Andretti won the Indy 500 in 1969, and spent the next few decades trying for a second. Never happened.

​​​​​Speaking of Mario, I'd do that two-man Indycar experience with an ancient Mario at the wheel in a heartbeat. What a way to go, huh?

Thought you'd like to know.
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Originally Posted by ksryder
I like how in the year of our lord two thousand and twenty one there are still people whose first go-to insult for anyone in Lycra is "LANCE!!!!111!!!" even though he hasn't been relevant in over a decade.
Hmm, I usually yell out "Hey Eddy"
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard
Can anyone who is bilingual translate this into English for me?

I can summarise-- guy who can barely write thinks he's clever as he complains about people who spend money to ride fast but not race. This confuses him for reasons.
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis


I have #2 but as far as #1, how about "You Really Got me"? I did say PRETEND Van Halen.
This is a stupid thread, but this post truly offends me. "You Really Got Me" is by the Kinks, even if some California stoners covered it.
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis
Yeah, I know the Kinks. Ray and I wrote Destroyer together back in the 80's. But I just mentioned the Van Halen version because I taught Eddy how to play the guitar when we were kids.
That's nothin'. My friends call me 'Lola.'
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard
Can anyone who is bilingual translate this into English for me?
I think are the cicling peoples who make trough red lites districts in are there fancy spandecks and $1001+ usd bikecycles but imaginationing never the racings are that making some offensive to op is.

... well, something like that, at any rate. Just my attempt at a brief summary.
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Originally Posted by aplcr0331
You know...skinny roadies on their carbon "fibre" pretend bikes who all think they're Lance Armstrong Sepp Kuss.
Hmm....Iíve been a Lycra-clad roadie since before Lance won his first Tour. I have yet to meet another Lycra-clad roadie who was pretending to be - or thinking they were - someone else. Does everyone who plays basketball think they are Kobe or Lebron?

Being skinny immediately equals an eating disorder? Nope. It has more to do with being an endurance athlete and the calories burned in that activity. High-level cyclists tend to take their eating pretty seriously in order to properly fuel the machine for maximum performance.
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