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I am sorry I have to drop you because you look like Lance

Old 09-05-05, 01:21 PM
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I am sorry I have to drop you because you look like Lance

I was comutting to work yesterday and passing through Prospect Park. There was a guy who looked like Lance fully decked out with a Trek and Team Discovery outfit. Even his helmet straps were yellow. He was on his 53 x 20 or 19. I knew it wasn't him (not surprised) because he was only slightly faster that I was. I was on my 39 x 14 and just spinning away. I caught up to him near the foot of a .25 mile 5% climb. As I rode ahead of him and noticed the color of his helmet straps and I was determined to teach him a lesson. We both approached to the foot of the climb and I was determined not to change gear. I have my power output set to 400w. roughly 19 mph. I glanced back at him and to initiate the challenge. He took the bait. He was slowly closing in to my wheel. I stood up and dropped down to my 13th gear and just blasted it up at 19 mph. Unless he has been racing, there is no way he could match my speed.
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Old 09-05-05, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by R600DuraAce
I was comutting to work yesterday and passing through Prospect Park. There was a guy who looked like Lance fully decked out with a Trek and Team Discovery outfit. Even his helmet straps were yellow. He was on his 53 x 20 or 19. I knew it wasn't him (not surprised) because he was only slightly faster that I was. I was on my 39 x 14 and just spinning away. I caught up to him near the foot of a .25 mile 5% climb. As I rode ahead of him and noticed the color of his helmet straps and I was determined to teach him a lesson. We both approached to the foot of the climb and I was determined not to change gear. I have my power output set to 400w. roughly 19 mph. I glanced back at him and to initiate the challenge. He took the bait. He was slowly closing in to my wheel. I stood up and dropped down to my 13th gear and just blasted it up at 19 mph. Unless he has been racing, there is no way he could match my speed.
You are a tool.

edit: Oh, I'm sorry. I meant to say, "Wow, you are a super duper bicycle racer man!"
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Im confused...Why did you want to drop him in the first place? Just because of a jersey/helmet/and bike?

Maybe he just rode 60-100 miles and he was tired?

Bleh

Im still confused
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Originally Posted by R600DuraAce
I have my power output set to 400w.
Huh**********?
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Old 09-05-05, 01:29 PM
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He's some sort of robot or android with specific power output settings. Kind of like a microwave or toaster oven.
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Originally Posted by mirona
You are a tool.

edit: Oh, I'm sorry. I meant to say, "Wow, you are a super duper bicycle racer man!"
I actually was going to write that and then decided against it.

Anyway, I set my power output to 500,000w, about warp 6. To each his own I suppose.
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Old 09-05-05, 01:30 PM
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*Sigh* Another person that feels they have to punish others for their cycling crimes...
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Old 09-05-05, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by R600DuraAce
...I was determined to teach him a lesson.
Why - What did he do to you?

Seems like you’re the one who could use the teaching.
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Originally Posted by hmai18
He's some sort of robot or android with specific power output settings. Kind of like a microwave or toaster oven.
I just looked everywhere on my bike and I can't find any power dial anywhere....Dammit Jim!!
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this thread could of been funny... the idea of dropping a person because he looks like lance is a funny idea to me. but you focused too much on beating some guy who wasn't racing you.
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Old 09-05-05, 01:35 PM
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I still think that he probably rode over 50 miles and was tired to race you
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I think he had his trainer set to 400w - while watching his TDF video.
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Maybe he couldn't get enough oxygen cause he was laughing so hard at an R600 that has Dura Ace on it ...
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Originally Posted by CycleFreakLS
Maybe he couldn't get enough oxygen cause he was laughing so hard at an R600 that has Dura Ace on it ...
what is a r600?
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Originally Posted by R600DuraAce
...Unless he has been racing, there is no way he could match my speed.
To my surprise, when I glanced back over my right to give him the Lance look and hoping to see the consternation in his face, he wasn't there. Then, I looked over my other shoulder and he flew right by. Undeterred, I clicked down another gear to give chase. I kept my head planted down, grinding as fast and hard as I could, but I looked up and saw that he'd mounted the top of the hill and vanished. Maybe... it was Lance after all
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These threads make me laugh.

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if it really was lance, would you feel good if you dropped him?

thats actully a good idea... I think i'm going to look up where all the old retired tdf champions are and drop them... so I can say that i dropped merckx, lemond, hinault... I'll take pics and post them here. "eat that merckx!"
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Originally Posted by shimanopower
if it really was lance, would you feel good if you dropped him?

thats actully a good idea... I think i'm going to look up where all the old retired tdf champions are and drop them... so I can say that i dropped merckx, lemond, hinault... I'll take pics and post them here. "eat that merckx!"
If you dropped Lance and turned around to take a pic, Im sure the photo will be full of him laughing so hard that hes almost falling off his bike
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Originally Posted by R600DuraAce
As I rode ahead of him and noticed the color of his helmet straps and I was determined to teach him a lesson.
Instead you taught us a lesson regarding your immaturity.
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Soooooooo...how does it feel to win a race that only YOU knew was going on?

Take your bike back to the shop....riders like you don't deserve to even OWN, let alone race a bike.
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Originally Posted by garysol1
I just looked everywhere on my bike and I can't find any power dial anywhere....Dammit Jim!!
Best post yet!!
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Originally Posted by hmai18
He's some sort of robot or android with specific power output settings. Kind of like a microwave or toaster oven.
LOL... DING!
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