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Waiting at bottom of hill

Old 04-04-23, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Zaskar
Ha! That was me! I wondered why you were waiting there. I was cooling down after a 75-mile tempo ride.
Doesn't matter the circumstances, a race is a race and if he did a century before it that sucks for him. He still put his head down and attacked the hill
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Old 04-04-23, 10:33 PM
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Next time race your hill with someone on an e-bike.

I am a decent (as opposed to indecent) climber and had a kid on an e-bike blast by me on a 10% 1/10th of a mile climb. It was humbling, and a little infuriating since i was working my a$$ off.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
Yesterday on my way to work I waited at the bottom of the ~3 minute climb because I wanted a rabbit to chase. Just no fun at all otherwise and I wasn’t in a hurry. Sure enough someone showed up and we raced up the hill, but later I felt kind of obnoxious for waiting for him and then passing.

How would you feel if this happened to you?
Your opponent undoubtedly felt crushed. You should have felt like you needed to seek counseling.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
Doesn't matter the circumstances, a race is a race and if he did a century before it that sucks for him. He still put his head down and attacked the hill
Most likely his “opponent” was the hill and not you.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
Doesn't matter the circumstances, a race is a race and if he did a century before it that sucks for him. He still put his head down and attacked the hill
WELL, if it was me I would be laughing my balls off if you didn't pass me since thanks to my Prostate Cancer and being almost 73yo I have no balls and very little muscle strength and NO *T*.

Ride on and have fun.
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Did the OP have his pink slip with him? Must be serious, at least for him.
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy
WELL, if it was me I would be laughing my balls off if you didn't pass me since thanks to my Prostate Cancer and being almost 73yo I have no balls and very little muscle strength and NO *T*.

Ride on and have fun.
. Every time I see you post I think, “There’s old Tryguy——what’s left of him.” It is amazing you are still breathing, let alone riding.

I’d race you up that hill—- it would be worth it to see you laugh.
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IIRC Larry is like 240 pounds?
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Originally Posted by big john
IIRC Larry is like 240 pounds?
He has an advantage..... Riding shirtless is more aerodynamic.
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy
He has an advantage..... Riding shirtless is more aerodynamic.
Does it matter how much hair one has on chest and back? There might be a penalty.

I prefer to wait at the top of the hill and race them down. Far less effort.
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy
WELL, if it was me I would be laughing my balls off if you didn't pass me since thanks to my Prostate Cancer and being almost 73yo I have no balls and very little muscle strength and NO *T*.
How do you laugh your balls off if you don't have balls?
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
Doesn't matter the circumstances, a race is a race and if he did a century before it that sucks for him. He still put his head down and attacked the hill
Once again: It is not a race if you are the only one who knows it.
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So, here are a couple things that ARE races, and some that AREN'T races:

Race:
  1. a race.
  2. Riding in a competitive group ride and going for the town-line sprint
  3. Riding with a buddy and saying, "Let's race to the top of that hill", and he says, "Sure!"
Not A Race:
  1. Chasing down random strangers on the road.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
So, here are a couple things that ARE races, and some that AREN'T races:

Race:
  1. a race.
  2. Riding in a competitive group ride and going for the town-line sprint
  3. Riding with a buddy and saying, "Let's race to the top of that hill", and he says, "Sure!"
Not A Race:
  1. Chasing down random strangers on the road.
Wait!!...That's like saying me beating a Corvette across the intersection with my Explorer isn't a win for me. Hogwash.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Wait!!...That's like saying me beating a Corvette across the intersection with my Explorer isn't a win for me. Hogwash.
As long as you don't stall out when the light changes, it's a win!
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Assuming the goal is to get attention, would be easier to just ride up and pinch the random stranger. They'd likely acknowledge you then.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Not A Race:
  1. Chasing down random strangers on the road.
Also not a race:

Riding off you wheel that stranger who jumped on, uninvited and unannounced. Best done on the next roller.
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy
He has an advantage..... Riding shirtless is more aerodynamic.
True, I didn't consider that.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
How do you laugh your balls off if you don't have balls?
Imagination
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Imagination
I was thinking you heard an insanely funny joke, hence the present state of orbs.
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Seems predatory.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Does it matter how much hair one has on chest and back? There might be a penalty.

I prefer to wait at the top of the hill and race them down. Far less effort.
The hair might contribute to the "golf ball effect" making him even faster.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Also not a race:

Riding off you wheel that stranger who jumped on, uninvited and unannounced. Best done on the next roller.

Wait. What’s wrong with this? You hop on my wheel without asking I am going to make you wish you hadn’t.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Wait. What’s wrong with this? You hop on my wheel without asking I am going to make you wish you hadn’t.
No, nothing wrong with riding a stranger off your wheel. It's just not a race, that's all.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Wait. What’s wrong with this? You hop on my wheel without asking I am going to make you wish you hadn’t.
How, turning the power up? Drafting makes it easy to stick with you. The only "punishing" things I could think of are dangerous, like brake checking them (something I have heard as a suggested way of dealing with wheelsuckers lol)
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