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Zwift racer caught cheating

Old 12-15-22, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
why would you even be interested in participating?
IMO, it's a FoMO. Goes a long with the phrase, "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should". Logic/commonsense can get lost when someone "wants" to do something.
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Old 12-15-22, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Oh, I'm not saying winners can't be nice people. I'm saying I don't expect it. For decades we tried to make sports stars into models of behavior, but they are no better than anyone else, and maybe worse. We don't pay them to be nice people who serve as guides of morality. We pay them to win.
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If we wanted nice people in a competitive setting, we'd have a professional sport paying a high wage dedicated to those aspiring to be the MVP ranked at being the best role model.
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Old 12-15-22, 06:37 AM
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The legendary knight by that name who sat at the Round Table must have been a decent person. It seems everyone liked Sir Lance a lot.
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Old 12-15-22, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by PeteHski View Post
I haven't read all that much about LeMond, but he seems like an interesting guy. I've read various anecdotal accounts of him having a very keen eye on tech and details, combined with massive enthusiasm and energy. Certainly haven't read anything negative about him as a personality. Bernard Hinault on the other hand comes across as a fairly unpleasant character.
Watch this. Lemond and Hinault.
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Old 12-15-22, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
The legendary knight by that name who sat at the Round Table must have been a decent person. It seems everyone liked Sir Lance a lot.
You are a bad man and should feel bad.

Of course he also wrecked the entire thing, so...
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Old 12-16-22, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Gyro View Post
Yeah, it's on my watch/read list for sure. I presume Hinault was calling all the shots at that time and LeMond was the young upstart. Sounds like the DS was an Hinault puppet.
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Old 12-16-22, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
The legendary knight by that name who sat at the Round Table must have been a decent person. It seems everyone liked Sir Lance a lot.
And yet they all said Lancelot Do Lack.
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Old 12-16-22, 10:23 PM
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And yet they all said Lancelot Do Lack.
Actually they said, Lancelot do Lackalot
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Old 12-17-22, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
The legendary knight by that name who sat at the Round Table must have been a decent person. It seems everyone liked Sir Lance a lot.
I also read he liked to sing and dance a lot...but that is just hearsay
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Originally Posted by Kai Winters View Post
I also read he liked to sing and dance a lot...but that is just hearsay
Did he do routines
Through all the scenes
With footwork im-pecc-AB-le?
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Did he do routines
Through all the scenes
With footwork im-pecc-AB-le?
This is a silly place.
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Old 12-20-22, 06:51 PM
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I’m thinking Zwift racing could be my wheelhouse. I’m a big guy, particularly in cycling terms. My power output is pretty high, on an absolute basis, but very pedestrian if you look at on a w/kg basis.

But put in 130 pounds and 5’4” and am pretty friggin fast.
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Old 12-21-22, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Im thinking Zwift racing could be my wheelhouse. Im a big guy, particularly in cycling terms. My power output is pretty high, on an absolute basis, but very pedestrian if you look at on a w/kg basis.

But put in 130 pounds and 54 and am pretty friggin fast.
If you want to be genuinely competitive in Zwift just stick to flat races like you would IRL. Of course you could easily cheat in Zwift by morphing into a 60 kg mountain goat, but then your wins would be completely hollow unless you were deluded. I think this is actually why most normal people don't actually try to cheat on Zwift, as you are only cheating yourself unless money is at stake i.e. pro competition.
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Old 12-21-22, 09:15 AM
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I suck at zwift but still do it. 150 avg watts on a 20 miles ride is good for me lol
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Im thinking Zwift racing could be my wheelhouse. Im a big guy, particularly in cycling terms. My power output is pretty high, on an absolute basis, but very pedestrian if you look at on a w/kg basis.

But put in 130 pounds and 54 and am pretty friggin fast.
Put the tandem on the trainer with your stoker working, and you could be world class!
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Old 12-23-22, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Put the tandem on the trainer with your stoker working, and you could be world class!
There was a pair that did that on a Computrainer in Boulder way way back when I lived there. They were bonkers fast.
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