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What's the stupidest thing another rider has yelled at you while on a ride?

Old 08-17-08, 11:43 AM
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Once on a club ride in NY, there was a slight downhill leading into a slightly longer uphill. I was second wheel, and when I was on the front I picked up the pace on the downhill and started to pull everyone into the climb so we could all have some good speed going. I was going to pull most, if not all of the climb. As we start into the climb, some heavy guy on my wheel says, "Nice move, now go with it!" I finished my pull right there, he melted, and I just motored away. I was baffled why someone would belittle a stronger rider who was working for him on the front. Nice move.
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Old 08-17-08, 11:47 AM
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i had someone yell, "nice deltoids" once
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Old 08-17-08, 12:15 PM
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there was this cycling group the other day and in the back group was four people. they were going up a hill and she was really struggling, couldn't even keep a straight line while sitting, i passed her and yelled "just go forward!"

sometimes i'll pass a beginner and say "use your fingers not your legs" i wonder if they ever understand what that means.
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Old 08-17-08, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by HWS View Post
This morning, a car pulled along side and the passenger said "You might want to turn around, there's a big hill about 1/2 mile ahead".
Classic. I hope you turned around.
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Old 08-17-08, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by weavers View Post
sometimes i'll pass a beginner and say "use your fingers not your legs" i wonder if they ever understand what that means.
Usually not; that's why you can tell they're beginners.
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Old 08-17-08, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
was it a narrow road? were you on the riders wheel?

sometimes a warning about a car coming in the opposite direction is not such a bad thing.

now, if you want to talk about the Frediots who shout "braking", "slowing", "bump", "stopping"... that's something different.
I was leading one other person. I suppose explaining the context in this situation would have made sense.
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad View Post
I was leading one other person. I suppose explaining the context in this situation would have made sense.
gotcha.
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Old 08-17-08, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by weavers View Post
there was this cycling group the other day and in the back group was four people. they were going up a hill and she was really struggling, couldn't even keep a straight line while sitting, i passed her and yelled "just go forward!"

sometimes i'll pass a beginner and say "use your fingers not your legs" i wonder if they ever understand what that means.
What does it mean?
Never been in a paceline, solo rider!
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Old 08-17-08, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by permanentjaun View Post
Yea yea, we're all going to yell at you. You better make sure you're yelling something sensible though.

Have any of you ever heard someone yell something while in a paceline or whatever riding you do, and just had to think, "What? Did they really just yell that?"
In order of frequency:

1.) Get on the Sidewalk - (oxymoronic)
2.) Get off the d@#n road
3.) Nice shorts fat ass
4.) Look there goes Lance.

Generally I respond with Thank you.
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Old 08-17-08, 02:20 PM
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Old 08-17-08, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by jsatan View Post
What does it mean?
Never been in a paceline, solo rider!
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Old 08-17-08, 02:42 PM
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I accidentally cut a guy off and he sped up and yelled something unintelligible at me as he passed and then he cuts me off so I just pass him as though nothing happened and it really pissed him off.
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I thought the thread was titled, "What's the stupidest thing another rider has yelled at you..."
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Old 08-17-08, 05:33 PM
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"You're going to fast, slow down."

From another cyclist on today's ride.
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Old 08-17-08, 07:28 PM
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I was struggling up a bridge on my 4th pass and an older woman walking up the bridge said, "Come on honey, if my old butt can walk up this bridge, your young self can ride over it." I just smile and started to peddle. I said thanks as I passed her and continued my ride.
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Old 08-17-08, 07:30 PM
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"We're going 36, we're going 36!"
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I was in a scary intersection and waiting for the light (by and on the sidewalk). Some guy yelled "You can go now" (light still wasn't green but apparently he felt I could go and was annoying him by waiting).
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I jumped onto group a few months ago that was pushing 28-30mph. Knowing that there are two Sunday groups and I was looking for the slower one, I yelled "Is this the fast group or the slow group". The guy in the back just gave me this dumb stare. Finally the guy in front of him ask, "does it seem like we're going slow". OK, I felt like an ass, but to make things the worse the guy who answered worked right down the hall from me.
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Originally Posted by bklein View Post
I jumped onto group a few months ago that was pushing 28-30mph. Knowing that there are two Sunday groups and I was looking for the slower one, I yelled "Is this the fast group or the slow group". The guy in the back just gave me this dumb stare. Finally the guy in front of him ask, "does it seem like we're going slow". OK, I felt like an ass, but to make things the worse the guy who answered worked right down the hall from me.

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Finally the guy in front of him ask, "does it seem like we're going slow". "

Proper response would have been "Well, get the lead out, then!"
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Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
Finally the guy in front of him ask, "does it seem like we're going slow". "

Proper response would have been "Well, get the lead out, then!"
Or,

"Does it seem like we're going slow?"

"If you are, I'd hate to see what the FAST group is doing!"

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"Hold Your Line" a 60-something overweight female behind me yells as we run into some rough road with potholes everywhere - I mean big deep potholes that if you go into, your front wheel is gonna catch and you're goin' down and not coming out. And this gal who I guess was trying to draft me (I dunno - it's a 50 mile rec ride for gosh sakes) wants to stay on my wheel and is gettin' aggravated I'm trying to save my own life by trying to avoid the pot holes. Geez.
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Old 08-17-08, 08:51 PM
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Uh - how 'bout "read the OP, dummy"

It's what another RIDER said to you while on a ride.

Duh.

Originally Posted by akeelor View Post
In order of frequency:

1.) Get on the Sidewalk - (oxymoronic)
2.) Get off the d@#n road
3.) Nice shorts fat ass
4.) Look there goes Lance.

Generally I respond with Thank you.
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