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So you wanna be a pro rider, do yaa?

Old 08-20-15, 10:31 AM
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So you wanna be a pro rider, do yaa?

Hope you like hospital food, cause you're gonna go there!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GlnaVD7_2jI

I can do the distance, i could hold Froome's wheel . Ryan would be right there on Chris's wheel but i can't decend.
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First clip, he wasn't going to make the switchback in any case. They would have been picking body parts out of the trees for the next 3 days if he hadn't hit the car.
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I failing to see the point of your thread. Pros wreck, pros also don't wreck. Amatuers wreck too. So I guess your saying that is your a pro you might wreck?
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They did it again. I thought they would have used their knowledge from the first time.
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Originally Posted by Sizzle82
I failing to see the point of your thread. Pros wreck, pros also don't wreck. Amatuers wreck too. So I guess your saying that is your a pro you might wreck?
+1. Pick any sport, and the risk of injury is always there, pro or otherwise.
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I honestly think being a pro cyclist would totally suck.
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Oh, my. I had heard that Giant-Alpecin was looking for some Cat Vs for their 40-45 team. I was hoping to move up the ranks, but now I will reconsider.

I was looking at that team in particular because I already have a Giant, so I've got that going for me...


Also, the shop up the street sells Giant Alpecin kits. I'll bet that if I showed up at their Cat V training camp, with my own TCR, wearing my own kit...

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+1. Pick any sport, and the risk of injury is always there, pro or otherwise.
I know...I used to play professional pocket billiards.
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^ you got payed for playing pocket pool?
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Originally Posted by UlleVives
Ryan would be right there on Chris's wheel but i can't decend.
Nor spell the word "descend". Guess you were going to fast to do it correctly.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
^ you got payed for playing pocket pool?
There are websites dedicated to *everything*.
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Originally Posted by thump55
I know...I used to play professional pocket billiards.


I peaked as a high ranking amateur when I was 15. Then I blew out a hammy. Don't ask.
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Old 08-20-15, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
^ you got payed for playing pocket pool?
If you consider a lifetime supply of Gold Bond getting paid, then yes.
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I failing to see the point of your thread.
Some people like posting crashes.
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I can't see the video from this machine. Is it the same one that was used to start that stupid "Why you absolutely need disk brakes" thread?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I can't see the video from this machine. Is it the same one that was used to start that stupid "Why you absolutely need disk brakes" thread?
No, not the same video, although it includes that crash as well as others. Luckily & thankfully no selfies of the OP's tan lines on this thread.
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Originally Posted by DaveWC
Nor spell the word "descend". Guess you were going too fast to do it correctly.
Fixed that for ya, Ace.



Anyone care to start a pool on how long it takes for UlleVives to get banned?

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Originally Posted by thump55
I know...I used to play professional pocket billiards.
LOL. There's a difference between sports and games....like golf, hmmm.
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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius
Fixed that for ya, Ace.



Anyone care to start a pool on how long it takes for UlleVives to get banned?
Can I get banned from Strava?
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Can I get banned from Strava?
No, but if you give us your Strava user name we can flag all of your rides as having taken place in a vehicle. Worked for that guy that used to post here with the Ferrari Colnago, HHBrown or something.
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Originally Posted by growlerdinky
Oh, my. I had heard that Giant-Alpecin was looking for some Cat Vs for their 40-45 team. I was hoping to move up the ranks, but now I will reconsider.

I was looking at that team in particular because I already have a Giant, so I've got that going for me...


Also, the shop up the street sells Giant Alpecin kits. I'll bet that if I showed up at their Cat V training camp, with my own TCR, wearing my own kit...
^^^^ Same here, I was going to turn PRO and sign with Team Sky so that I can pace Chris Froome up hills, but now I think that I will stay a Cat 5 instead.
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Originally Posted by thump55
I know...I used to play professional pocket billiards.
What was your best game? What pros did you play?
Why used to?
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Oh jeezes...
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The fastest way to take the fun out of any activity is to make it your job.
It took me ~35 years to figure out that my "fun" job wasn't fun. Not necessarily fast but I eventually got it.
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