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A few Questions

Old 02-06-05, 10:54 AM
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Newbie here.

1. When I get a new bike, should I get a double or triple?

2. Is it ok for me to wear a pro kit?

3. Should I wear underwear under my shorts?

4. Do I really need to countersteer to turn the bike?

5. What's your average speed?

6. Should I get a camelbak?

Thanks.
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Old 02-06-05, 10:58 AM
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1. When I get a new bike, should I get a double or triple?
-- single speed b:tch!

2. Is it ok for me to wear a pro kit?
-- Only if you're walking on Colfax Avenue. (that's for my locals)

3. Should I wear underwear under my shorts?
-- Grandma undies work best.

4. Do I really need to countersteer to turn the bike?
-- Only if someone's arguing with you.

5. What's your average speed?
-- Depends how drunk I am and how ugly she is.

6. Should I get a camelbak?
-- No, unless your helmet is a turban.
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53-11? could it be?
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1- Whatever you think you need. If you live in a really hilly area, you might want a triple.
2- Wear whatever the hell you want.
3- No.
4- No.
5- 13-15
6- No.
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Old 02-06-05, 12:17 PM
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1. When I get a new bike, should I get a double or triple?
Either. 2 or 3 bikes will keep you busy for a long while.

2. Is it ok for me to wear a pro kit?
Not sure, is that a marital aid?

3. Should I wear underwear under my shorts?
Only if you don't like other people lifting the hood and looking in.

4. Do I really need to countersteer to turn the bike?
I prefer the Darth Vader method myself.

5. What's your average speed?
I'd tell you but then you'd know.

6. Should I get a camelbak?
As change for 3 elephants and a rooster, I would hope so.

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1. Get a triple since that's what comes with most entry-level bikes, which work fine for the price unless you think you are going to win races.
2. It depends on what kind of pro. I would stay away from football, baseball. Basketball might work fine. Hazmat could be a problem.
3. When people ask me "what is worn under the cycling shorts," I reply "nothing is worn under the cycling shorts, everying is in perfect working condition."
4. Turn the bike in such a manner that you will not hit the pavement or crash into objects or people.
5. 18-19 mph.
6. I have a camelbak. It works fine. So do water bottles -- at a fraction of the cost. Do whatever you need to do to keep hydrated. You'll go faster.
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Old 02-06-05, 12:56 PM
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Hey, we've got no time on this forum to answer questions! We've got better things to do! Like make fun of you n00b wanna-be will-never-be riders out there!

Go F yourself! I'm the coolset cyclist since LeMond and Armstrong! Cant you tell? I post here for godsakes!
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Myth: Underwear is not needed with cycling shorts.

Fact: The correct way is to wear the underwear on the outside of the lycra shorts. Tighty whities are particularly well-suited for this. According to a Hungarian web site, this is how Lance does it, so it must be okay. If you show up at the next group ride dressed like this, I guarantee you'll be famous forever.
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1. When I get a new bike, should I get a double or triple?
-- I'd stick with a double, triple espresso makes me too on edge.

2. Is it ok for me to wear a pro kit?
-- Best to start with amature kit, wait for the bidding wars from pros

3. Should I wear underwear under my shorts?
-- Try the ones with the prosthetic buldge, chicks will dig you, at first.

4. Do I really need to countersteer to turn the bike?
-- I find the counterbull is a more challenging ride, cowgirls will dig you too

5. What's your average speed?
-- Had to give that **** up, not good for you

6. Should I get a camelbak?
-- Yes, either a camelback or humpback, you choose
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My how the mighty have fallen. Don't worry, Laggard. You'll be back on top again soon I'm sure.
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1. When I get a new bike, should I get a double or triple? Great Question!!! Triple for crits and TTs, double for everything else

2. Is it ok for me to wear a pro kit? Great Question!!! Only if the shorts don't match the the gloves and the helmet or the frame or the dewrag...

3. Should I wear underwear under my shorts? Great Question!!! Only if you feel as if you may need to Shart on your ride or happen to live in one of the areas I mention under answer #6

4. Do I really need to countersteer to turn the bike? Great Question!!! Only counter-steer if the corner is counter sunk.

5. What's your average speed? Great Question!!! We call it meth around here, mostly comes in from Iowa. The average is quite addictive.

6. Should I get a camelbak? Great Question!!! Only needed if you refuse to stop, even for stop lights, on your ride or you happen to live where other people fear to open gas stations.



Please feel free to ask me any other questions you may have!!!!!






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Old 02-06-05, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Laggard
2. Is it ok for me to wear a pro kit?
lame
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1. Triple . . . better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
2. Wear what you have
3. No
4. No, it comes intuitively
5. 12 to 20+ mph, depending on terrain/conditions
6. Hydrate: Bottles are cheap and work fine. Camelbacks co$t more and change your center of gravity a bit & not much fun if you crash 'n roll.
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Originally Posted by gcasillo
My how the mighty have fallen. Don't worry, Laggard. You'll be back on top again soon I'm sure.
I'm sure I will. Just realized that I passed 2000 posts.

Glad you got the joke.

After a 10 year hiatus, I've been thinking about getting back into racing. Time trials mostly.

Oh yeah, why do riders shave their legs?

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Originally Posted by Ben Cousins
It's almost as if this board is solely populated by humor-challenged, weekend-posting guys more concerned with posting right and having an attitude.
Yeah! What's up with those guys who can't laugh once in a while?! That's it, I'm leaving the forum!
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I'm sure I will. Just realized that I passed 2000 posts.
haha, threads like these are humbling!

The people who answered sarcastically know you're an experienced and knowledgeable rider... that means the rest don't pay attention to your posts
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Originally Posted by Laggard
Newbie here.

1. When I get a new bike, should I get a double or triple?

2. Is it ok for me to wear a pro kit?

3. Should I wear underwear under my shorts?

4. Do I really need to countersteer to turn the bike?

5. What's your average speed?

6. Should I get a camelbak?

Thanks.
Excellent. I can see with threads like this you are turning to the Dark side.

However for your training to be complete you should have made no.7--> "Which is better, Campy or ShimaNO. You still have some training to do."

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Originally Posted by Darth Vader
Excellent. I can see with threads like this you are turning to the Dark side.

However for your training to be complete you should have made no.7--> "Which is better, Campy or ShimaNO. You still have some training to do."



What's the best frame material?
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> 1. When I get a new bike, should I get a double or triple?
Double, w/ a 12-21 straight block in the rear.

> 2. Is it ok for me to wear a pro kit?
Sure, a full blown USPS Trek kit will go nicely with a Colnago.

> 3. Should I wear underwear under my shorts?
Also bring a tube of metholatum to ease all the chaffing you're gonna have.

> 4. Do I really need to countersteer to turn the bike?
Turning? That's for sissies. Uh, no.

> 5. What's your average speed?
Depends how much of a tailwind I get.

> 6. Should I get a camelbak?
What for? One 16 oz bottle is all you need ... regardless of the length of the ride.

Sorry, just couldn't resist.
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1. When I get a new bike, should I get a double or triple?

Yes.

2. Is it ok for me to wear a pro kit?

No.

3. Should I wear underwear under my shorts?

Yes.

4. Do I really need to countersteer to turn the bike?

No.

5. What's your average speed?

Yes.

6. Should I get a camelbak?

No.
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