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BF slang cheat-sheet for noobs

Old 04-21-09, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by DrPete
I hear what you're saying... I think the bottom line is that new users should feel free to ask. Now granted the answers might be varied and sometimes irritating, but we're trying to work on that.

The answers would be effing hilarious!!
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Old 04-21-09, 08:33 AM
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I thought VO2 was an early iteration of Alberto's VO5...
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Old 04-21-09, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy
I thought VO2 was an early iteration of Alberto's VO5...
VO2 is a new energy drink by Amp.
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Originally Posted by Jive Turkey
water bottle
There ya go, start a new thread with that one, and see how it goes. Seems like the mods are having a slow day anyway....
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Old 04-21-09, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Tulex
There ya go, start a new thread with that one, and see how it goes. Seems like the mods are having a slow day anyway....
It would be nice to keep it that way, because my overnight stint at work was anything but slow.
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Originally Posted by Jive Turkey
MUP
Fred
Fran/Doris
Drops
Switchbacks
Intervals
Bonk etc...?
Those are roadie words. For BF, you want guads, OCP, drope, and schwag.
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Old 04-21-09, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
Those are roadie words. For BF, you want guads, OCP, drope, and schwag.
Good point.
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Old 04-21-09, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
Those are roadie words. For BF, you want guads, OCP, drope, and schwag.
don't forget 'hamer'. if you're gonna drope someone, you're gonna need a hamer!
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Old 04-21-09, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by DrPete
This is truth.
Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
When you say "truth" are you speaking in an epistomological sense, or simply empircal observation?

And are we to apply a verificationist , perspectivalist , relativist, or pragmatic paradigm in defining this "truth"?
It all depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is.
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Old 04-21-09, 10:51 AM
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MUP= mostly unnecessary people
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Old 04-21-09, 12:41 PM
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Htfu ftw
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Originally Posted by datlas
Htfu ftw
Yeah, I couldn't get this one from context (although I've seen it a lot).

Obviously it's (blank) the F#$# up. But I don't know the blank.

Hurry?
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Once you learn "guads", you realize that all the other words don't even matter.
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Old 04-21-09, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mattchuck2
Yeah, I couldn't get this one from context (although I've seen it a lot).

Obviously it's (blank) the F#$# up. But I don't know the blank.

Hurry?
Harden.
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Old 04-21-09, 03:28 PM
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"Jit" is sadly underused here.
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Originally Posted by pdedes
"Jit" is sadly underused here.
Is that anything like ****?
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Originally Posted by n00bL35
Drops: what everyone does to you on EVERY group ride.
That's more like it!!
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cranking the guads up to 400 jigglywatts ftw........
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Originally Posted by bigfred
cranking the guads up to 400 jigglywatts ftw........
I definitely loled here.

"water bottle" also was megalol.
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Originally Posted by YOJiMBO20
Harden.
Thanks
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Originally Posted by pdedes
"Jit" is sadly underused here.
jitbag.
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for the love of god can someone just give the real definition of MUP already cause i don't know wtf you guys are talking about half the time
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Old 04-21-09, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Tariq08
for the love of god can someone just give the real definition of MUP already cause i don't know wtf you guys are talking about half the time
Are you serious?

If so, I'm not going to tell you what is stands for.
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Google is your friend for many cycling terms.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/glossary.html
https://www.bikewebsite.com/bikeopedia.htm
https://bikecult.com/bikecultbook/glossary_english.html

For some of the BF specific terms...use the search function, lurk here for a bit, or, if all else fails, start a thread and ask about a specific one.
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Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina
jitbag.
a sweet mod made me take that out of my title, damnation. it's a cycling forum.
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