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I Rode My Bike With The Big Boys This Morning

Old 09-23-11, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by JB2104 View Post
y'all are brutal!! poor guy didn't get a single "attaboy!" I read his post from the other day, but sheesh! i'm wondering what kinda forum i signed up for. Hopefully everybody is friends, and i'm just out of the loop.
And the the post from the other other day?
And the other other other day?
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attaboy!

Fast groups are fun...but rarely do I find roving bands of 1/2/3s riding around. At least near me there is alway a nice mix of people and honestly the 1/2s generally don't do many group rides. Of course what race cat people are in don't really matter. You challenged yourself and went on a ride that sounds perfect for your abilities (hard as hell but you didn't get dropped) good job.
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good job viceloard
some people feel like they need to correct every little detail that someone says
- leave the guy alone he was excited about his ride, he didn't say he won some competition or anything like that he might have made more out of his ride than it was for some of you but to me came out like he just wanted to share his excitement and not brag about it
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Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
I've been here for a few months, thought I was out of the loop at first, but now I've discovered it's just a bunch of people trying to make everyone else feel inferior.

It's not just me, either. I notice them doing it to each other all the time too.
ahhh...true roadies. Kinda like women, they all hate eachother. FLAME ON KIDS
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Originally Posted by v1q1 View Post
good job viceloard
some people feel like they need to correct every little detail that someone says
- leave the guy alone he was excited about his ride, he didn't say he won some competition or anything like that he might have made more out of his ride than it was for some of you but to me came out like he just wanted to share his excitement and not brag about it
Thank you.

Some people do respect others excitement I suppose. Dang cheerios pissers.

JB2104, just like women, we even shave our legs, talk crap about each other behind backs, and stare at each others asses.
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you are wrong about that.

Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
I've been here for a few months, thought I was out of the loop at first, but now I've discovered it's just a bunch of people trying to make everyone else feel inferior.

It's not just me, either. I notice them doing it to each other all the time too.
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Old 09-23-11, 07:45 PM
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my first group rides with racer groups were seriously exciting as heck, and in my mind it was a very important moment. I was very determined to at least hold my own and maybe even turn some heads. and will admit that I was very proud, relieved, and excited that I was able to do so. I'm still really new to it, so I still get this feeling. we know its not a race, but it is new and exciting. I think some people here need to look back on their first experiences in this sport...its not routine for some of us. I would think that you vets would look at a guy like vice and be glad. and you cat 1,2,3s oughta be proud that new guys like us somewhat worship you in a way, and strive to just keep up and earn some kind of respect.in oour minds we are freaking estatic that we are riding with some of the best riders around. nothing to crticize in my opinion. its a cool thing. makes grown men feel like little kids. that is all
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Old 09-23-11, 07:48 PM
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Good job VL, I too wish to improve myself with a challenge. I to am excited each time I do better. But this thread isn't about me, it's about you. Keep up the good work.


P.S. Don't worry about the cheerio pissing low self esteem living in momma's basement crowd.
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Originally Posted by kj5423 View Post
my first group rides with racer groups were seriously exciting as heck, and in my mind it was a very important moment. I was very determined to at least hold my own and maybe even turn some heads. and will admit that I was very proud, relieved, and excited that I was able to do so. I'm still really new to it, so I still get this feeling. we know its not a race, but it is new and exciting. I think some people here need to look back on their first experiences in this sport...its not routine for some of us. I would think that you vets would look at a guy like vice and be glad. and you cat 1,2,3s oughta be proud that new guys like us somewhat worship you in a way, and strive to just keep up and earn some kind of respect.in oour minds we are freaking estatic that we are riding with some of the best riders around. nothing to crticize in my opinion. its a cool thing. makes grown men feel like little kids. that is all
Well said.

I respect anyone out riding a bike, but when I can keep up with the fastest ones (even when they are at 70% and I'm 100% +) it makes me all giddy. I'm not an excitable person either, so making me feel like a happy little kid is not easy doing. I'm 99% sure that any one of those guys could have dropped me at any time, but they didn't, and I'm happy. Perhaps people just hate to see others be happy.

you also bring up a good point about all athletes. Why do so many of the best ones act as if anyone with lesser ability is inferior? It's not just cycling... sure there are nice people out there who love to help others progress, but so many athletes seem to have an attitude as if they were never beginners themselves, like they were racers, gold glovers, MVPs, or whatever, from birth.
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Originally Posted by danlikes View Post
P.S. Don't worry about the cheerio pissing low self esteem living in momma's basement crowd.
This gets the lamest comment/attempt at an insult award of the week. I don't think everyone was insulting the OP and in most cases I think posters were joking with him because of his other post earlier about his temper which was actually pretty entertaining. I also saw several congrats responses as well. Damn it's back to the basement now.............
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Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
did you even think about dropping the gloves? did you yell at anyone? did anyone yell at you?

If the answer is no, then this thread is boring.
Yes.
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Old 09-23-11, 08:09 PM
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indeed vicelord. as long as you are modest about it, which you seem to be, then you are fine.

we know its not that bigga deal and for many its just a routine bike ride. but it feels like it is. just because cycling is friggen awesome. yeah, we will sit here and say things like "oh they weren't even trying that hard, but I'm happy I was able to keep up" yadda yadda, and while the modesty is great, deep down we are like...."man that was totally bada$$, I really kicked some butt. maybe I can keep goin with this and be pretty good at it."

nothing wrong with some inner swagger either its just a cool feeling and experience overall. savor it
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Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
I'm not an excitable person either.

Huh? lol

If you would have ridden through Maryvale, you would have been 8 mph faster!
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Nice season, Grumpy.
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I am seasoned.
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Originally Posted by triumph.1 View Post
This gets the lamest comment/attempt at an insult award of the week. I don't think everyone was insulting the OP and in most cases I think posters were joking with him because of his other post earlier about his temper which was actually pretty entertaining. I also saw several congrats responses as well. Damn it's back to the basement now.............
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Originally Posted by kj5423 View Post
indeed vicelord. as long as you are modest about it, which you seem to be, then you are fine.

we know its not that bigga deal and for many its just a routine bike ride. but it feels like it is. just because cycling is friggen awesome. yeah, we will sit here and say things like "oh they weren't even trying that hard, but I'm happy I was able to keep up" yadda yadda, and while the modesty is great, deep down we are like...."man that was totally bada$$, I really kicked some butt. maybe I can keep goin with this and be pretty good at it."

nothing wrong with some inner swagger either its just a cool feeling and experience overall. savor it
Yep, he's Mr. Modest
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Yep, he's Mr. Modest
What have I ever said that was arrogant?
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Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
You all were right, I was worrying over nothing.

It's not as nerve racking as I thought, and taking pulls only made me nervous at first, wondering if I was going too fast or too slow.

The training wheels are off now.

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So, when are you going to put the ride on Strava? You did 25 the whole ride?
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Yup, that's what raised the flags.
they were on a recovery ride.
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Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
actually yes, yes we did, for about 2 miles. There was a run-in with a local who I recognized that blew by us unannounced, and that was handled with reciprocation by one of the riders in our group. Other than that, no MUP drama.
Why did almost everybody gloss over this post? I want to hear more about the reciprocation and the run-in!!
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