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Best cycling compliments?

Old 02-27-08, 03:39 PM
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Best cycling compliments?

In your opinion what is the best compliment you can give another cyclist? I always thought calling someone an 'animal' was right up there. I also use the word 'gun' a lot too (although i've been using that one since 1992 and it may be time to let it go..).

Any other good one liners to pay a fellow cyclist the respect he deserves? Give me some new options.
 
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"You're smooth"

not legs. riding style. ask any racer: the best wheel to be on is the smooth, consistent one.
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"strong"
"you wanna back off a little bit"
"wait for me at the top of the hill"
"my spleen!"

-1 on "nice ass"

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You're a Fred and your Mother is a Weenie.
your mother was a hampster and your father smelled of elderberries
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"you ride quite fast" from my brother, an ex-junior national champion and general racing snake, to this clydesdale rider. He'd moved to, and started cycling in, London without telling me - gotta love disfunctional families
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
your mother was a hampster...
...any relation?

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I had someone tell me I was really strong... after I had killed myself trying to keep up in a fast group ride where I was over my head, and proceeded to get dropped. She hung back for me, and was providing me with a draft... She said it at least twice - I was confused. If I was "strong" I wouldn't be off the back!

When I got in better shape, I was once told that I was fast... I had managed to successfully suck wheel on a fast group ride (faster than the first one I mentioned). Several riders got dropped, I hung on. Fast? No, I wasn't one of the animals driving the pace. Faster than I look, I guess - I look pretty dorky.

I would much rather be told that I was smooth. But I'm not, so I haven't.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
your mother was a hampster and your father smelled of elderberries
If you do not stop I will be forced to return and taunt you a second time.

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Originally Posted by markhr
...any relation?

Don't bring the king's name into this....oh and this is verification of the validity of the one team jersey I got that was made by Castelli - worn only during 7-Eleven's first time in the Giro.

Center top...
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...and I use "animal" or "monster" a lot. "You're an animal" or "monster pull", etc.

I have a hard time giving compliments and I tend to mumble while doing it so that + the wind means most people never hear it anyway.
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as soon as I get a bike related compliment, I'll be sure to post it on BF.
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Originally Posted by caloso
"You have put me into some difficulty."
Oooo...along those lines sometimes I mention that "I just burned some matches up on that last bit..."
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001
Don't bring the king's name into this....oh and this is verification of the validity of the one team jersey I got that was made by Castelli - worn only during 7-Eleven's first time in the Giro.

Center top...
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nise - I wuz chust tekkin teh pizz of bed spelin

Anyway, did you manage to get any of them signed?
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"you look skinny."

"animal like grunting noices from riders following"

"Whenever I get behind you I know I have nothing to worry about."

just sayin'.
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Nice pull - I hardly had to pedal. ..

+1 on smooth, one of the best compliments I have received. This can be easily achieved by spending many hours on a set of rollers!
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I haven't used this one with cyclists, but I have used it with basketball players: "I hope I'm that good when I'm your age. Of course I'll have to get a lot better between now and then."
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