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I feel like the weakest rider in the world - feel free to tell me I suck

Old 04-23-08, 02:53 PM
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I feel like the weakest rider in the world - feel free to tell me I suck

Today I rode with a guy who probably outweighs me by 20 pounds, is probably at least 20 years older than I am, and had coffee in his water bottle. At the end of our 28 mile ride, he's pulling away from me and asking me how I'm feeling (as I'm barely able to get my weak ass up another 1 percent incline).

If I didn't love riding and just drop some decent money on a nice new full carbon bike, I'd quit riding and replace it with beer....

I wish I could blame it on something other than me sucking, but I checked everything. My brakes weren't rubbing, my wheels seem to spin fine, etc.
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Coffee in water bottle... hmmm...
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20 years from now some young sap will be posting the same thing about you.

Enjoy riding.
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If you need somebody else to tell you how bad you suck, you need to work on your Self Loathing skills. Pcad needs no such assistance.
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Some people are just winners in the genetic lottery. Or maybe he just rides a lot more than you. Who knows?
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You got to ride today? Lucky son of a *****. I'm stitting here in my office with another hour of this.

At least I get to ride my bike on the way home.
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteZ3RO View Post
Today I rode with a guy who probably outweighs me by 20 pounds, is probably at least 20 years older than I am, and had coffee in his water bottle. At the end of our 28 mile ride, he's pulling away from me and asking me how I'm feeling (as I'm barely able to get my weak ass up another 1 percent incline).

If I didn't love riding and just drop some decent money on a nice new full carbon bike, I'd quit riding and replace it with beer....

I wish I could blame it on something other than me sucking, but I checked everything. My brakes weren't rubbing, my wheels seem to spin fine, etc.
You suck. Go ride more.
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Here's a hint: It starts with H, ends with U, and has a TF in the middle.
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Old 04-23-08, 03:46 PM
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A much older guy that I ride in a group with regularly and I were riding together last night. We had been part of a larger group but I got dropped off the back and he came back to keep me company. I ended up with my third best time for the 30-mile training ride. We were almost done and he asked me what my heart rate was. I replied 155. His was 131. No wonder he is much stronger than I. I have at least 12-15 years on him. He does ride everyday and has been riding many thousands of miles each year. Maybe I will catch him in his declining years. But that will be about the only way.
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whinging WUSSY is more apropos.
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Definite whining.

Whenever a clysedale passes me, I always think to myself: That guy is probably a Cat 1 podium racer who lost his super-hot blonde girlfriend in a race against his arch-rival, who is also his older brother. Then he let himself go and went on a drinking/eating binge and put on 150 lbs. Now his chance at redemption (and another chance to race his brother!) is coming up and he's trying to get back in shape so that he can show his ***** of an ex-girlfriend who's the better person. Also, his trainer is a smart-but-nerdy type girl that begins their relationship as simply a friend, but later becomes his true love interest.
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Old 04-23-08, 06:02 PM
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You will always be better than someone. And someone will always be better than you.
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If you need somebody else to tell you how bad you suck, you need to work on your Self Loathing skills. Pcad needs no such assistance.
So PCaddy, how much do you suck? Can we have empirical data?
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Old 04-23-08, 06:11 PM
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you're trying, keep up the good work!
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underestimating the older set in any sport is a prescription for getting your ass handed to you with a smile. don't do it.
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Oh I definitely suck more than you do...so you're fine.
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Originally Posted by KidTruth View Post
Definite whining.

Whenever a clysedale passes me, I always think to myself: That guy is probably a Cat 1 podium racer who lost his super-hot blonde girlfriend in a race against his arch-rival, who is also his older brother. Then he let himself go and went on a drinking/eating binge and put on 150 lbs. Now his chance at redemption (and another chance to race his brother!) is coming up and he's trying to get back in shape so that he can show his ***** of an ex-girlfriend who's the better person. Also, his trainer is a smart-but-nerdy type girl that begins their relationship as simply a friend, but later becomes his true love interest.
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Originally Posted by KidTruth View Post
Definite whining.

Whenever a clysedale passes me, I always think to myself: That guy is probably a Cat 1 podium racer who lost his super-hot blonde girlfriend in a race against his arch-rival, who is also his older brother. Then he let himself go and went on a drinking/eating binge and put on 150 lbs. Now his chance at redemption (and another chance to race his brother!) is coming up and he's trying to get back in shape so that he can show his ***** of an ex-girlfriend who's the better person. Also, his trainer is a smart-but-nerdy type girl that begins their relationship as simply a friend, but later becomes his true love interest.
Best post i've read today.
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Find some little kid on training wheels and challenge them to a race. That should make you feel better.
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteZ3RO View Post
Today I rode with a guy who probably outweighs me by 20 pounds, is probably at least 20 years older than I am, and had coffee in his water bottle. At the end of our 28 mile ride, he's pulling away from me and asking me how I'm feeling (as I'm barely able to get my weak ass up another 1 percent incline).

If I didn't love riding and just drop some decent money on a nice new full carbon bike, I'd quit riding and replace it with beer....

I wish I could blame it on something other than me sucking, but I checked everything. My brakes weren't rubbing, my wheels seem to spin fine, etc.



LOL I have checked to see if my wheels were spinning and my brakes were rubbing more times than I care to remember. It must be our bikes

Happy riding!
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Originally Posted by KidTruth View Post
Definite whining.

Whenever a clysedale passes me, I always think to myself: That guy is probably a Cat 1 podium racer who lost his super-hot blonde girlfriend in a race against his arch-rival, who is also his older brother. Then he let himself go and went on a drinking/eating binge and put on 150 lbs. Now his chance at redemption (and another chance to race his brother!) is coming up and he's trying to get back in shape so that he can show his ***** of an ex-girlfriend who's the better person. Also, his trainer is a smart-but-nerdy type girl that begins their relationship as simply a friend, but later becomes his true love interest.
Best post I've read all year!
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Next time you see the old dude, just call him by his correct name, FRED. That's sure to remind him to fall in behind you.
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Ok... I do suck.
But I'm not complaining about it. I just enlist a girlfriend to buy an expensive roadbike and ALL the necessary gear, give to 2 mins on the trainer to figure out her new pedals and shoes and make her climb bridges with me.
That was my ride today. I feel great!
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You don't suck for having someone make you work harder. You will suck if you use that time to abuse yourself over it, give up, and become a beer swilling loser.
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I get so stoked when older guys drop me.
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