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Old 08-22-13, 04:15 PM
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You guys do know what LSD stands for in training plans, right?
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
Arizona and Florida are beautiful states, it's the vast majority of people that live there that are the problem.
This is also true for the rest of planet Earth.
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Old 08-22-13, 04:22 PM
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This is also true for the rest of planet Earth.

Agree 500%
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Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
You guys do know what LSD stands for in training plans, right?
take your pick...I'm partial to "Lone Star Draft"...

https://www.acronymfinder.com/LSD.html
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Old 08-22-13, 04:30 PM
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LSD to me always meant limited slip differential.
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I wear lycra and the only body armor is my skull.
Fify.

This might explain road conditions in some areas.
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Old 08-22-13, 06:04 PM
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Shrooms in nature, LSD in civilization.
It's an impure, chemical feeling that blends well in the urban landscape.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
Arizona and Florida are beautiful states, it's the vast majority of people that live there that are the problem.
¿Qué?
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Old 08-22-13, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by sleepy View Post
I have a fan!
That was epic.
So... Shilling is okay for you?
How is complimenting a guy on his CAAD8 trolling or hypocritical, though? I own a CAAD10.
Love it.
And Arizona is the puckered starfish to Florida's wang.
Start rubbing pumice on your skin.
Bless you.
But it's a good in the hood.
Seriously, man up, start trolling his page/youtbe vid. Get all Hard Man and what-not.
Sorry, you don't qualify for that bike.
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Originally Posted by sleepy View Post
Shrooms in nature, LSD in civilization.
It's an impure, chemical feeling that blends well in the urban landscape.
From my experiences, they were pretty close to one another. Shrooms were more expensive and made you feel bloated, lsd makes your mouth taste like metal. Both were enlightening and spiritual. Would recommend.

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¿Qué?
Yikes, I guess what I said could be taken out of context. My problem is with the ignorant idiots that wouldn't even know what "que" meant and would just say "speak 'merican, garshdammit!"
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Sorry, you don't qualify for that bike.
lulz
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Old 08-23-13, 06:19 AM
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This is my favorite thread. fwiw
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This is my favorite thread. fwiw
Stick around for awhile -- we can and do do better.

I just said doo doo....
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Old 08-23-13, 07:39 AM
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This guy is obviously a few spokes short of a full wheel. I'm glad most of us aren't taking him seriously.
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Old 08-23-13, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by snookanglr View Post
This guy is obviously a few spokes short of a full wheel. I'm glad most of us aren't taking him seriously.
But he's srs.. he makes me think of this guy but gone wrong! (NSFW)
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Old 08-24-13, 02:08 AM
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This guy is an idiot. Plain and simple. Though I'd love to see him try to do 100 miles here in Florida in July-August in full body armor, carrying 25 Kg of gear. 90-105 degrees with 90-95% humidity...he collapse from heat stroke within a few miles.
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Old 08-24-13, 02:16 AM
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Full helmet and body armor? Why? Its not a motorcycle. I rode 200km today. I did climb about 40% of it, I did stop for food, I do wear cycling clothes, and I did buy refreshments. I must be a semi poser.
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Im a poser.../sadface. I live in Florida where there are no hills, except bridges, and full body armor with a full faced helmet will really only protect you from the impact caused by you going down due to heat stroke.

By the way...the average soldier's combat pack only weighs 60 pounds. WTF is he carrying?

I bet he rides 100 miles round trip every day...uphill...both ways....in the snow.

Edit: @RaleighSport NICE! lol

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Ok so this guy is an idiot but at least he takes his safety gear seriously. He seemed to be friendly enough riding with the guys on road bikes in the photos and come on, lets face it, his website provided all of us with plenty of entertainment! Also after watching the traffic in Japan I'm not so sure that full body armor and a motorcycle helmet is a bad idea - though he should discover bottle mounts, one day the bungy cords are going to come loose and tie up his wheels while he is passing posers at 40 mph and he is gonna need all that armor. Plus who can't love a guy who can rebuild your bike on the road while he administers an IV to you cause you are dehydrated?!?
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This guy is obviously a few spokes short of a full wheel. I'm glad most of us aren't taking him seriously.
You're forgetting the loose and the bent spokes. This was a funny thread - really funny. That guy was probably a high functioning schizophrenic or a bi-polar of some sort. Just guessing tho.

And, for the roadies, so many in skin-tight rolling billbords/ballerina suits, I don't get them either. I can't imagine someone showing up for a pick-up basketball game dressed up like Micheal Jordan or Dennis Rodman, or a round of w/e golf trying to look like Tiger Woods. There is something that says "poser" when riders sport jerseys emblazoned with Mavic, Look, Campagnolo, etc. (not calling anyone a poser ..I'm just saying!)

I've ridden 10's of thousands of road miles, for local fitness, and cross country (fully loaded), and never felt the need to wear professional advertising. No offense to roadies that need that kind of stuff, but I've found a pair of plain black thinly padded bike shorts and a soft cotton tee shirt do very well. Pockets on the back of a plain looking jersey for a long century ride can be handy too -- nice to put bananas and candy bars in, or a bag o chips. But for tune up rides or a regular workout ride, a small seat bag or a stem bag can carry your wallet and keys and assorted fixer-upper stuff including a CO2 kit - with room for spare sunscreen, irons, patch kit, batteries, etc.. Another Velcro wallet on the bars also does the job for ubiquitous cell phones.

So why all the fuss? Real bike pros advertise for the cash incentive, rec riders of all varieties don't get paid for it. Wearing that sort of thing just screams "look at me," and it certainly implies some sort of cycling elitism. Thirty + years of decent riding practice (yeah I'm old too..!) tells me what to look for to figure out if someone is any good. And if someone can't figure out somebody's skill level on sight based on riding poise and technique, then they more than likely are wearing one of those rolling billboard jerseys anyway. Just my two cents. No offense meant to anyone. ..Well maybe to that idiot who thinks he's a high level cyclist on a mission.
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I've ridden 10's of thousands of road miles, for local fitness, and cross country (fully loaded), and never felt the need to wear professional advertising. No offense to roadies that need that kind of stuff, but I've found a pair of plain black thinly padded bike shorts and a soft cotton tee shirt do very well. Pockets on the back of a plain looking jersey for a long century ride can be handy too -- nice to put bananas and candy bars in, or a bag o chips. But for tune up rides or a regular workout ride, a small seat bag or a stem bag can carry your wallet and keys and assorted fixer-upper stuff including a CO2 kit - with room for spare sunscreen, irons, patch kit, batteries, etc.. Another Velcro wallet on the bars also does the job for ubiquitous cell phones.
Try some cutoff cargo pants. Stuff 'em full of crap you really don't need. No personal offense intended.
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Originally Posted by old sch wheeler View Post
You're forgetting the loose and the bent spokes. This was a funny thread - really funny. That guy was probably a high functioning schizophrenic or a bi-polar of some sort. Just guessing tho.

And, for the roadies, so many in skin-tight rolling billbords/ballerina suits, I don't get them either. I can't imagine someone showing up for a pick-up basketball game dressed up like Micheal Jordan or Dennis Rodman, or a round of w/e golf trying to look like Tiger Woods. There is something that says "poser" when riders sport jerseys emblazoned with Mavic, Look, Campagnolo, etc. (not calling anyone a poser ..I'm just saying!)

I've ridden 10's of thousands of road miles, for local fitness, and cross country (fully loaded), and never felt the need to wear professional advertising. No offense to roadies that need that kind of stuff, but I've found a pair of plain black thinly padded bike shorts and a soft cotton tee shirt do very well. Pockets on the back of a plain looking jersey for a long century ride can be handy too -- nice to put bananas and candy bars in, or a bag o chips. But for tune up rides or a regular workout ride, a small seat bag or a stem bag can carry your wallet and keys and assorted fixer-upper stuff including a CO2 kit - with room for spare sunscreen, irons, patch kit, batteries, etc.. Another Velcro wallet on the bars also does the job for ubiquitous cell phones.

So why all the fuss? Real bike pros advertise for the cash incentive, rec riders of all varieties don't get paid for it. Wearing that sort of thing just screams "look at me," and it certainly implies some sort of cycling elitism. Thirty + years of decent riding practice (yeah I'm old too..!) tells me what to look for to figure out if someone is any good. And if someone can't figure out somebody's skill level on sight based on riding poise and technique, then they more than likely are wearing one of those rolling billboard jerseys anyway. Just my two cents. No offense meant to anyone. ..Well maybe to that idiot who thinks he's a high level cyclist on a mission.
Sorry, saying that doesn't give you a free pass to be offensive.
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Sorry, saying that doesn't give you a free pass to be offensive.
I think he's on a mission.
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Only a poser would get offended.
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Originally Posted by old sch wheeler View Post
And, for the roadies, so many in skin-tight rolling billbords/ballerina suits, I don't get them either. I can't imagine someone showing up for a pick-up basketball game dressed up like Micheal Jordan or Dennis Rodman, or a round of w/e golf trying to look like Tiger Woods. There is something that says "poser" when riders sport jerseys emblazoned with Mavic, Look, Campagnolo, etc. (not calling anyone a poser ..I'm just saying!)
You've never seen kids playing basketball on the street wearing a Bulls jersey? Really?

You've never seen a person wearing Nike on the golf course? Really?

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