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If you see a TT/aero bike, what are the odds that it's a triathlete?

Old 05-09-09, 10:27 AM
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I'm a triathlete, and i primarily train for the long course stuff (although short course is fun too).

Perhaps it's just this area, but i don't get any attitude from the pure roadies. Sure they think running off the bike sucks and only fools do it, but to be honest, they're right. Since that's assumed by both of us, we get along just fine. In fact, many of the multisport guys and roadies are good mates and ride together all the time. Around here, if you can hold a line and hang, it's all good.

Doesn't hurt that most serious triathletes i know are just as fast as most of the roadies in TTs, group rides, and cyclocross.
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
WHOLLY butchering of the English vocabulary batman!!
Oh wait it's BUTT O, that explains it.


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On an organized century ride yesterday, way out in the boonies, a group of five or six riders where standing to the side of the road (not sure why, maybe a mechanical.) Two or three of them were actually standing in the road because there wasn't much room off to the side.

Anyway I was behind a young lady, who was head down into the strong wind, on a bike with clip-on aerobars. She was oblivious to anything more than three feet in front of her. She came within inches of plowing into the standers (they had no place to go.)

Death by aerobar. What a way to go...
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Originally Posted by JimF22003 View Post
Death by aerobar. What a way to go...
Um, not paying attention to the road has nothing to do with aerobars.
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yeah that's true but given the choice, which would you rather have plow into you at 25mph? drop bars or aerobars?
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
yeah that's true but given the choice, which would you rather have plow into you at 25mph? drop bars or aerobars?
For bike vs standing person at 25mph, it wouldn't matter.

What I take issue with is the idea that somehow aerobars on a bike imply that the rider isn't paying attention. Since I have yet to be taken down by another triathlete and have been in several crashes caused by "real roadies" doing idiotic stuff, I don't really think it's a fair statement.
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I have to agree with DrPete. The bike handling skills of the aero riders on the NoVA's W+OD is very high. In this area you do not see all that many aero equipped bikes on the road. The tri guys tend to run solo and pay as much if not more attention than many of the roadies on the MUP, sorry but that's true. For the record I ride a road bike, nothing aero about it or me.
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