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Drafting etiquette

Old 09-29-21, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
If you have to ask why, I'm pretty sure you're not going to get it.
Back in college when my girlfriend and I lived together (oh no!) and she hit me with that line. Never forgot it. Still don’t know what she was talking about - obviously I was, and still am, too dense.

As a public service and so nobody can feel as dense as I did, below is an explanation why women do not want to be drafted. I will try to make it painfully clear:

women have an innate fear of being *****, because a very high percentage have a female friend who has been victimized. <- There it is. The long and short.

A woman’s fear, whether real or imagined, it’s still fear. Never draft women you don’t know. If you can’t understand that, out of the gene pool!
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Old 09-30-21, 06:37 AM
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Y'all are entertaining a Red Pill whack-a-do on propriety towards women.
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Old 09-30-21, 07:11 AM
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Do sparkle watts cause burns on your legs like metal slag? Must be why cyclists wear long socks. Probably looks cool if riding in the dark.
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Old 09-30-21, 08:20 AM
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Y'all are entertaining a Red Pill whack-a-do on propriety towards women.
is it possible to piss into the wind while cycling?
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Old 09-30-21, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by mschwett View Post
is it possible to piss into the wind while cycling?
It is, but you won't like the result.
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Old 09-30-21, 08:44 AM
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I think hardcore triathletes do it all the time. It might be a rite of passage. That's about it, though. I don't think they pull on Superman's Cape, or spit into the wind. I don't think they pull the mask off that old Long Ranger or mess around with guys named Jim/Slim either. I could be wrong. They might spit into the wind. Maybe.
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Old 09-30-21, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
I think hardcore triathletes do it all the time. It might be a rite of passage. That's about it, though. I don't think they pull on Superman's Cape, or spit into the wind. I don't think they pull the mask off that old Long Ranger or mess around with guys named Jim/Slim either. I could be wrong. They might spit into the wind. Maybe.
Wait - they pee on the bike, after SWIMMING? Talk about losing the plot
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Old 09-30-21, 12:25 PM
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Wait - they pee on the bike, after SWIMMING? Talk about losing the plot
Oh, it's worse than that. Much, much worse.
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Old 09-30-21, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Oh, it's worse than that. Much, much worse.
Oh.

Well, then, I sure hope my newly acquired 1985 Centurion Ironman was never owned by an actual triathlete. Because, ew. Needs a good wash anyway.
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Old 10-01-21, 10:48 AM
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Hi, I am new here.

When someone jumps on my wheel without asking, I dial it up to 400 watts and keep it pegged until they disappear. Am I being rude?
Depends on how much you weigh
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Old 10-01-21, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
It is, but you won't like the result.
I've stopped trying to guess what people will or won't like, and whatever it is, there's probably a discussion forum for it.
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Old 10-01-21, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Though, obviously, women have additional concerns over and above simply not being run into by inattentive wheelsuckers, and one would have to be a creep not to acknowledge that.
fwiw, this also extends into the virtual Zwift world - hence a lot of gender separated events
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Old 10-01-21, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
I've stopped trying to guess what people will or won't like, and whatever it is, there's probably a discussion forum for it.
I guess there might be people who like piss blowing back into their face or bodies as they ride.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
I guess there might be people who like piss blowing back into their face or bodies as they ride.
I would not bet against that possibility. Humans are weird.
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Old 10-01-21, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
fwiw, this also extends into the virtual Zwift world - hence a lot of gender separated events
Never gave that any consideration. On Zwift, I'd just hitch a ride whenever I needed a break even though I don't do that on the road. Have a hard time believing that any woman would consider that creepy since there is so much anonymity. Unless you happened to be drafting the same person every time they are Zwifting. And, I can't imagine how you could figure out a way to do that.

But, hey, you learn something every day.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Never gave that any consideration. On Zwift, I'd just hitch a ride whenever I needed a break even though I don't do that on the road. Have a hard time believing that any woman would consider that creepy since there is so much anonymity. Unless you happened to be drafting the same person every time they are Zwifting. And, I can't imagine how you could figure out a way to do that.

But, hey, you learn something every day.
It's not always clear whether you're drafting a man or a woman on Zwift. Not to me, anyhow. Maybe I need a higher quality rig.
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fwiw, this also extends into the virtual Zwift world - hence a lot of gender separated events
Is the gender separation not for competitiveness like pretty much any other competitive sport (except tennis mixed doubles)?
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Old 10-01-21, 04:14 PM
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Is the gender separation not for competitiveness like pretty much any other competitive sport (except tennis mixed doubles)?
You'd think maybe, but the separation option is often available for general group rides (tour de XXX or whatnot) and ftp-based workouts.
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You'd think maybe, but the separation option is often available for general group rides (tour de XXX or whatnot) and ftp-based workouts.
Good to know. One day, I will learn to ride at a steady enough pace to join a group ride.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
Good to know. One day, I will learn to ride at a steady enough pace to join a group ride.
Where's the fun in that?
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