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Droppin' Roadies

Old 03-31-08, 11:11 AM
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Droppin' Roadies

Who here gets a thrill out of droppin' roadies 'breakaway-style' when they try to suck your wheel after you pass em?

They lucky I scan my radar before launching snot rockets, mane.
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Old 03-31-08, 11:19 AM
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how many times must we have this thread?
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Old 03-31-08, 11:21 AM
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I'm not familiar with the trendy lingo. What the hell is droppin' roadies "breakaway-style"?

And who cares anyway? Roadies are cyclists just like the rest of us. What issues do you have with them?
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Old 03-31-08, 11:23 AM
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if they ask me to draft i say "sure" then i let fly a really stinky fart.
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Old 03-31-08, 11:24 AM
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I used to think I was cool for passing roadies then I found out that half of them are exercising their self control by maintaining a predetermined pace on a training ride. Personally, I don't have the self control to let a stranger pass me without a fight.
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Old 03-31-08, 11:27 AM
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I'm willing to bet that most of the people that think something like this is cool would get rocked if the 'roadie' actually gave 2 *****s.
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Old 03-31-08, 11:30 AM
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You realize said roadie could just switch his gear ratio to like 52 15 and drop your ass?
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Old 03-31-08, 11:31 AM
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i prefer droppin middle-aged women on hybrids. makes me feel like i got some cajones
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Old 03-31-08, 11:31 AM
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Not only did we have this thread like a month ago, but nathbdp started that one, too. Why does he hate roadies so much?

Like the rest of these people, I really doubt you're dropping the roadies, they just don't care enough to chase some dork pretending to be a messenger on a track bike.

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Old 03-31-08, 11:32 AM
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I like to draft the roadies on my group ride. They won't let me pull for too long because i'm riding a 25 pound, full fendered crosscheck and it makes them look bad (Also I'm quite slow).
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Old 03-31-08, 11:33 AM
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Almost every day on my way to work a roadie trys to draft me, a couple skip stops gets them off your tail real quick like
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Old 03-31-08, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by VelocitÓ View Post
i prefer droppin middle-aged women on hybrids. makes me feel like i got some cajones
Hahah!
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Old 03-31-08, 11:51 AM
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Repeat after me: "My lack of gears does not make me any less of a roadie"
 
Old 03-31-08, 11:57 AM
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huh?
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Old 03-31-08, 12:12 PM
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Proper ass bike! But those bars aren't too comfy without tape going higher up...

I like to drop people when we both know it's a race. Otherwise it's not 'dropping'. One of my pet peeves is newbies passing me on their fixed gear in traffic, only to slow back down to the same or less speed than I was doing. Ugh.
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Old 03-31-08, 12:16 PM
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if you don't know their cat, assume you're passing a fred.
write back when you start dropping your local club riders "breakaway style".
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Old 03-31-08, 12:51 PM
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i would agree with u if they didnt get dropped WHILE tryin to draft

every roadie must be a fred in yr book
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The only reason I'd drop anyone is if I could actually keep up that pace for more than a mile or two, because you look like an arse when they catch you again, panting away at 10 mph.
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Old 03-31-08, 01:00 PM
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doesn't have to be more than a mile, as long as u drop them from the draft you can watch them slowly fade into oblivion
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The only reason I'd drop anyone is if I could actually keep up that pace for more than a mile or two, because you look like an arse when they catch you again, panting away at 10 mph.
Jesus, I can fart propel myself faster than 10mph.

Addressing the OP, I do the dropping, just my personality.
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A pack of group riders buzzed me going probably upwards of 30mph on the bike trail recently. I was keeping a constant 20-21mph and got my rear handed to me. Made me look like I was standing still, and I thought averaging 20 mph solo was pretty good. They were gone out of sight in less than a minute (and I unconciously sped up too).

Another occasion, a solo guy passed me twice on the same trail going 30mph on his own. My guess was he was doing intervals. I tried to keep up, but he was an animal.

Not all roadies are poseurs, and unless they start wearing name-tags indicating such, I would think you will have a hard time figuring out who is who.
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Originally Posted by Hirohsima View Post
A pack of group riders buzzed me going probably upwards of 30mph on the bike trail recently. I was keeping a constant 20-21mph and got my rear handed to me. Made me look like I was standing still, and I thought averaging 20 mph solo was pretty good. They were gone out of sight in less than a minute (and I unconciously sped up too).

Another occasion, a solo guy passed me twice on the same trail going 30mph on his own. My guess was he was doing intervals. I tried to keep up, but he was an animal.

Not all roadies are poseurs, and unless they start wearing name-tags indicating such, I would think you will have a hard time figuring out who is who.
Oh I dont just drop roadies. I also drop family group rides, fat mountain bikers, babies, lit cigarettes, the hammer. . .
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