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Old 08-06-19, 07:28 AM
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Why do guys with hot pink socks keep passing me?

Where are these people coming from?

Will hot pink socks make me faster?
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Old 08-06-19, 07:56 AM
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They must be from the EF pro team.
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Old 08-06-19, 07:56 AM
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They're going faster than you.

They're coming from behind you.

Probably not.
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Old 08-06-19, 08:00 AM
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Is it a cult? If so, do they have a pamphlet or flyer?
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Good socks definitely make you faster. More colorful = more fasterer.
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Old 08-06-19, 08:10 AM
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Seriously?
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Old 08-06-19, 08:13 AM
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Pink comes from red + white.

Red = faster.

By the transitive power, therefore Pink = faster. Maybe not as fast as red. You should get some red socks.

But not The Red Sox.

Because then you'll just be an insufferable loser for 80 years before you win something. After that you'll just be insufferable.
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post

But not The Red Sox.

Because then you'll just be an insufferable loser for 80 years before you win something.
Eighty-six years. But oh gawd...they're a train wreck right now. Should have been sellers at the trade deadline (and gotten David Price's a$$ out of here).

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Old 08-06-19, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post
Eighty-six years. But oh gawd...they're a train wreck right now. Should have been sellers at the trade deadline (and gotten David Price's a$$ out of here).

Dan
They can't sell their pitchers, because there are no buyers for that overpaid trash.

They should have traded Mookie + J.D.. Mookie wants to become a free agent after the 2020 season, and J.D. can opt out of his contract after this season.
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Old 08-06-19, 08:34 AM
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People wear socks? That you can see? How am I supposed to tan my ankles?
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
Good socks definitely make you faster. More colorful = more fasterer.
I'm trying

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Old 08-06-19, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post
I'm trying

Your socks are too high.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Your socks are too high.
Maybe I have super short legs
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Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post
Maybe I have super short legs
then you'll need shorter socks.
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I ordered a pair of blue socks. Got an email saying they were out of stock in blue, if I'll accept gray instead they'll their in a free pair. Sure. When they arrived the free ones were pink.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I ordered a pair of blue socks. Got an email saying they were out of stock in blue, if I'll accept gray instead they'll their in a free pair. Sure. When they arrived the free ones were pink.
Have you been passing me!?

It's always the same. I'm cruising around at an ok speed, a group of two blows past me like I'm going backwards. The older one that doesn't look as fit is wearing hot pink socks. It's not the same guy each time. By older, I probably mean my age, I keep forgetting that I have birthdays too.

If I give chase and draft, they spend the rest of our time together pointing at every inconsistency in the road greater than 1mm. Usually within a few minutes they turn off some other road that doesn't make alot of sense to ride on.

I'm left all alone with nothing but questions.
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Old 08-06-19, 11:04 AM
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I'm actually pretty bad about pointing things out. I mean like if there's a junkie running at us I'll say something, but if it's a pothole or whatever, I assume everyone else rides these roads too...
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Old 08-06-19, 11:07 AM
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Riding with a pink sock sounds painful.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Your socks are too high.
Nonsense.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Your socks are too high.
Being too high is about problem #4 for those socks.
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Will pink socks make you 4mph faster, without changing your fitness?
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I'm actually pretty bad about pointing things out. I mean like if there's a junkie running at us I'll say something, but if it's a pothole or whatever, I assume everyone else rides these roads too...
Me too and it has to be a really crazy tweaker. Junkies are slow. This a.m., a guy got apologetic about not pointing out a poorly filled, perpendicular, cut in the pavement and I said I don't call anything that isn't up to the hub.
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Old 08-06-19, 01:53 PM
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Sort your shoes then check into socks.

The absolute best shoes on the planet are on sale now cause an absolutely bester version came out.

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/giro-empire-slx-shoes-gir005h?skid=GIR005H-ULT-S40&CMP_SKU=GIR005H&MER=0406?CMP_SKU=GIR005H&MER=0406&CSPID=0914&mr:trackingCode=8044F746-DED9-E611-80F2-0050569428E8&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=c&mr:adType=pa&mr:ad=77103267078871&mr:filter=45807028804876 34&CMP_ID=PLA_BNmyDeviceIndicator=c014&utm_source=Bing&utm_medium=PLA&k_clickid=28475815-6c1c-42dd-bc6c-5034f0e46eea&CSPID=0914&rmatt=tsid: cid:280658120 agid:1233652071642664 tidla-4580702880487634:aud-806123418 prd:GIR005H-ULT-S40 crid:77103267078871 nw:search dvc:c st:giro%20empire%20slx mt:be&msclkid=5597d61d685b1a18d5e58b54b20eeb94
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Old 08-06-19, 03:01 PM
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I do think those giro shoes are sexy. As a formerly fast and definitely no longer fast guy who already takes himself too seriously, I think I'm going to go ahead and keep the ones I have.

Has anyone else here seen a prolapsed bung hole?
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Sorry, I don't mean nothing by it. But when I ride my pink bikes with hot pink socks and hot pink jersey I just have to go fast. Otherwise my mancard will be revoked!



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