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To the Freds and the Elite!

Old 03-26-08, 05:30 PM
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To the Freds and the Elite!

I have always felt a lot of roadies were Aholes with superior attitudes. Maybe because the sport attracts Yuppie-type gear junkies with disposable cash who tend to be competitive in many aspects of their lives. But let's be honest, is there any real difference between the Freds and the Elite?

I mean, how much money has any of you guys who race or are competitive riders made last year cycling?

NOTHING, ZERO, ZILCH.

Neither have the Freds so on a continuum you are more alike than not. Nobody is knocking your door down to sponsor you or pay you a salary to ride because no matter how good you think you are, you are not really that good if you think about it.

So to all the Freds, remember what I said here the next time some elitist roadie snubs you are looks down upon you and ask them how much they made cycling last year. It should be enough that you are motivated enough to be out on the road.

Put that in you bonnet.
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Old 03-26-08, 05:32 PM
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oh for f-k's sake. mods, please stop the madness.
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i'm gonna get a bag of popcorn and sit down and watch the drama
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it's almost like the dems vs. repubs - how do you tell them apart?
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it's almost like the dems vs. repubs - how do you tell them apart?
Obviously by smell.
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Much simpler - sic a Pit Bull on them as they ride by. The elitist will try to out distance it - the Fred will shoot it.
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Old 03-26-08, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
it's almost like the dems vs. repubs - how do you tell them apart?
same-same...just gotta be able to spot a jackass
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what if aforesaid fred or elitist worked full time as a courier?
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what if aforesaid fred or elitist worked full time as a courier?
I believe that's called a "hipster".
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Originally Posted by Lazyrider View Post
I have always felt a lot of roadies were Aholes with superior attitudes.
and?

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Maybe because the sport attracts Yuppie-type
thanks for revealing your insecurity with your education, location, and lack of ambition in the second sentence.

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gear junkies
and?

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with disposable cash
there's the jealousy thing again.

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who tend to be competitive in many aspects of their lives.
and this is a problem?

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But let's be honest,
lets.

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is there any real difference between the Freds and the Elite?
apparently.

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I mean, how much money has any of you guys who race or are competitive riders made last year cycling?
enough to make a profit when you consider how much i paid to race.

you?

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NOTHING, ZERO, ZILCH.
incorrect.

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Neither have the Freds so on a continuim you are more alike than not.
did you use babelfish for that line?

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Nobody is knocking your door down to sponsor you
correct.

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or pay you a salary to ride
not entirely correct.

last year i was paid to ride for a week.

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because no matter how good you think you are, you are not really that good if you think about it.
most likely better than you.

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So to all the Freds, remember what I said here the next time some elitist roadie snubs you
what did you 'say'?

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are looks down upon you
?

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and ask them how much they made cycling last year.
see above.

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It should be enough that you are motivated enough to be out on the road.
correct.

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Put that in you bonnet.
put what?

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incorrect.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
did you use babelfish for that line?

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Originally Posted by scotch View Post
oh for f-k's sake. mods, please stop the madness.
Can't. No rules have been broken. At least not yet anyway.

Let me grab a comfy seat and monitor this.
(I hope I'm not out of popcorn in the cupboard.)
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Now wait a minute here. Let's see, all of my cycling is paid for by a company. Every scrap, including any new bike I might feel compelled to buy. Does that make me elite?

<nah, it means I am a business owner in a country who believes bikes are transportation>
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Can't. No rules have been broken. At least not yet anyway.

Let me grab a comfy seat and monitor this.
(I hope I'm not out of popcorn in the cupboard.)
i know. i just sort of blurted that out. popcorn does sound good.
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maybe an attack on the...... baggy short, hairy leg, 7 in susp, pot smoking mountain bikers could be fun scince the fred/elite thing is getting a little stale.
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maybe an attack on the...... baggy short, hairy leg, 7 in susp, pot smoking mountain bikers could be fun scince the fred/elite thing is getting a little stale.
But I'm not a mountain biker
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Do primes count? Because if so, I made $10 (although it wasn't cash, just a gift certificate to the bike shop).
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Do primes count? Because if so, I made $10 (although it wasn't cash, just a gift certificate to the bike shop).
Yeah. And how about food? Sometimes they give out bags full of gels and other nice niceties. Yeah. And free shampoo packets.

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In reference to your vebose retort.
"thanks for revealing your insecurity with your education, location, and lack of ambition in the second sentence"

FYI, I have a Graduate Degree, I live in one of the most expensive counties in the country a few miles out of New York City and ambition, well that is subjective. Saying all this though must be my insecurtiy according to you. No, I see it as the paradox I represent because I still feel that way about most of you elitist roadies yet I fit the same mold otherwise. I bet you voted for Bush too. You sound like a real winner.

You are the prototypical roadie I was talking about. When you make your living riding your bike, then I will be impressed. By the amount of posts you make (16000+, you are not spending enough time clipped in.
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Yeah. And how about food? Sometimes they give out bags full of gels and other nice niceties. Yeah. And free shampoo packets.

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The sad part is that I was trying to win some food: a bottle of really nice local olive oil. I didn't hear the announcer well and got confused.
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And I won some merchandise as well. I also get a great deal on bikes and other merchandise.

The local club has made many a comment on how the local team (my team) are elitists, yet I wave to them every time I see them on the road, yet they have snubbed me more times than I can remember. So it's not always the racers who do the snubbing. I don't think I am any better then anyone, maybe just more into cycling/racing or more dedicated.
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Originally Posted by Lazyrider View Post
In reference to your vebose retort.
"thanks for revealing your insecurity with your education, location, and lack of ambition in the second sentence"

FYI, I have a Graduate Degree, I live in one of the most expensive counties in the country a few miles out of New York City and ambition, well that is subjective. Saying all this though must be my insecurtiy according to you. No, I see it as the paradox I represent because I still feel that way about most of you elitist roadies yet I fit the same mold otherwise. I bet you voted for Bush too. You sound like a real winner.

You are the prototypical roadie I was talking about. When you make your living riding your bike, then I will be impressed. By the amount of posts you make (16000+, you are not spending enough time clipped in.
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Actually, if any of you had any brains you would realize that there is no free will and every action we make is a reaction to our environment, life experiences and genetic dispositions. Therefore, questions of fred and pro become unimportant, because we've never really made a decision in our lives.

To prove my point, any retort on the subject of free will is a reaction to this post, not a conceived decision.
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Originally Posted by Lazyrider View Post
In reference to your vebose retort.
"thanks for revealing your insecurity with your education, location, and lack of ambition in the second sentence"

FYI, I have a Graduate Degree, I live in one of the most expensive counties in the country a few miles out of New York City and ambition, well that is subjective. Saying all this though must be my insecurtiy according to you. No, I see it as the paradox I represent because I still feel that way about most of you elitist roadies yet I fit the same mold otherwise. I bet you voted for Bush too. You sound like a real winner.

You are the prototypical roadie I was talking about. When you make your living riding your bike, then I will be impressed. By the amount of posts you make (16000+, you are not spending enough time clipped in.
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He did get paid to ride his bike for one week. He got paid to go ride somewhere else. And don't be impressed if anyone makes his living riding a bike. an a-hole is still an a-hole, not that there's anything wrong with that.
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