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I Rode My Bike With The Big Boys This Morning

Old 09-23-11, 02:42 PM
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I Rode My Bike With The Big Boys This Morning

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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No fights?
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Careful on the recovery ride
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when you say "big boys" do you mean, like 6"2, 215# navy seals?
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Did you take the big boys with you to that convenience store?
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I always ride training wheels on group rides. Don't want to deal with a tubular flat miles from home.
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No fights...

Big boys = a few local cat1/2/3 guys

I offered to take them to Circle K but they didn't want a slurpee.

Tubular flats suck.
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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.
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Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
I offered to take them to Circle K but they didn't want a slurpee.
Slurpee = 7/11
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no glove dropping. there was a stray dog though.

7/11, Circle K, same difference. What does Circle K have? I really don't know.
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Originally Posted by Vicelord View Post
no glove dropping. there was a stray dog though.

7/11, Circle K, same difference. What does Circle K have? I really don't know.
Cigs and pisswater beer. Cyclists rarely get offered stuff like that anymore...
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Good stuff man! Group rides are way more fun than riding solo. riding with people at that level will only make you a better/stronger/smarter rider.
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I already miss the earlier post, it was kinky. Bear hugs, aggressive slightly erotic, handcuffs.
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Originally Posted by diegomayra View Post
i already miss the earlier post, it was kinky. Bear hugs, aggressive slightly ****erotic, handcuffs.
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So your first ride was with 1/2/3's? If so you kept up or did they take it easy?
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What does Circle K have?
Mt. Dew and Skittles. God's gift to cyclists.
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You all were right.....

Really no need to go further than that right there.
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So your first ride was with 1/2/3's? If so you kept up or did they take it easy?
My first ride? I've ridden before...

I kept up on the flats, got dropped on the two small climbs we did, and gave 105% on the downhills in order to catch back up. I finished at the same time they did, but there were times during the ride where I was by myself, and there were other times when I was able to ride in the group both pulling and being pulled. Hell, I never rode with a "fast" group before... 25mph solo I can do for about a mile... in a group like that, in the middle or back of a 10 rider pack I can keep that up all day. I knew it was easier in a group, but I didn't realize it was that much easier.
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nothing like 45 guys with no back brakes touching tires at 35 mph. Good times.
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nothing like 45 guys with no back brakes touching tires at 35 mph. Good times.
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