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Regarding all of the threads about passing roadies...

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

Regarding all of the threads about passing roadies...

Old 03-22-09, 06:28 PM
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Regarding all of the threads about passing roadies...

It is stupid.

Whenever "fixie" riders try to race me when I am on a geared road ride, I drop them. When I get home, I don't go post about it in the road forum.

Just ride your damn bikes. You obviously aren't enjoying bicycling enough if you feel the need to "beat" someone else who doesn't give a **** about you or the made up race you have created in your mind.
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Old 03-22-09, 06:46 PM
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and you obviously aren't enjoying cycling enough if you have to come here and whine about it
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Old 03-22-09, 06:48 PM
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^ I'm actually discussing my internet experience, not my cycling experience.
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Seems that you did both!
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Anyone care to actually discuss the topic? Or are we just fluffing our internet egos?
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Originally Posted by synapsemusic View Post
and you obviously aren't enjoying cycling enough if you have to come here and whine about it
+1
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Old 03-22-09, 06:58 PM
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agreed. life must be a pretty empty place for those constantly needing to prove to themselves that they're better than someone else. if you want to race, enter one. eh.
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Old 03-22-09, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by darksiderising View Post
anyone care to actually discuss the topic? Or are we just fluffing our internet egos?

+1 billion.




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Old 03-22-09, 06:58 PM
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*facepalm*
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Originally Posted by stephenhatesyou View Post
if you want to race, enter one. Eh.
+1000.
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Old 03-22-09, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by darksiderising View Post
It is stupid.

Probably not as stupid as sniveling about the VERY thing you do in the next paragraph...

Whenever "fixie" riders try to race me when I am on a geared road ride, I drop them. When I get home, I don't go post about it in the road forum.

I notice here, Mr. Dark side... that your annoyance aroused such venom in you, that you actually became the thing you despise... sad and unfortunate. See... what happened was... you just POSTED about "dropping" fixie riders... and you did this, presumably from your home.

Just ride your damn bikes. You obviously aren't enjoying bicycling enough if you feel the need to "beat" someone else who doesn't give a **** about you or the made up race you have created in your mind.
Its a bit of a fascist leaning you posses in thinking that everyone should "enjoy" cycling the same way you do? Perhaps some of these fellas enjoy finding a commonality among like minded riders when discussing a competitive (imagined or not) component of their daily rides.

Hey... its okay if the spandex rides up a little too far and you get irritated... we understand and forgive you.
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Because some people it's an achievement to beat someone running a bike with a complex set of cogs and levers and so on with a simple machine such as a fixed gear bike. And you swinging by our form to let us know how pointless it is seems a bit strained, and contrived. Dropping those silly fixie rides just is not enough? You need to beat your interwebs chest over here. FAIL!! AYHSMB!!
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I have had one or 2 idiots try & pass me on my road bike... spining @ some crazy cadence .

Thats when the cat-n-mouse games start.

I let them lead, them pass on the ( up ) hills, then let them pass back on the downhills , untill I get bored & drop them for good.

It must look like I'm going slow, ( cadence wise ) in my work clothes & steel toed boots pushing the 'ole 53x13 .

Simple "machine" or not, you dont bring a "machine" thats only efficient 33.3% of the terain ... if there is NO headwind.


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Old 03-22-09, 07:55 PM
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I understand the OP as there are many forums where "I dropped a roadie" is a common thread.

There are those poseurs out there that are all show and no go but if you want to race any roadie worth his/her salt you better grab some gears... and let them know there is a race happening.

Anyone who rides both will know what I am talking about.

I am fast on my fixed gear... my job and livliehood requires it.

I am faster on my gearie... by far.
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Old 03-22-09, 07:57 PM
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And I thought fixed riders were bad, now we've got roadies talking s**t too?

I'll admit that I rarely go over to that roadie forum, so I might just not see the machismo.
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Fixie kids are actually trying to race someone somewhere? That's an improvement. All I see is them going super slow in tiny gears attempting to wheelie everywhere or just sitting at a coffee shop next to their bike. Seriously let the drag racers do whatever it is they get their jollies from and enjoy your ride. Internet wise I can't think of any mature adult that is posting about how they blow away geared riders...the kiddies will figure it out soon enough.
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Old 03-22-09, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by hanjin View Post
Because some people it's an achievement to beat someone running a bike with a complex set of cogs and levers and so on with a simple machine such as a fixed gear bike.
But the point is that you didn't beat anyone. You can't arbitrarily make up the rules of a competition in your head, let nobody else know about them and then decide you're the winner. That's stupid, and only bike dorks do that.
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Originally Posted by darksiderising View Post
Anyone care to actually discuss the topic? Or are we just fluffing our internet egos?
What's there to discuss? That you are just fluffing your internet ego?!

Great, roadie riders who got their feelings hurt are trying to start trouble to make themselves feel better. I love it!

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Old 03-22-09, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by hanjin View Post
Because some people it's an achievement to beat someone running a bike with a complex set of cogs and levers and so on with a simple machine such as a fixed gear bike. And you swinging by our form to let us know how pointless it is seems a bit strained, and contrived. Dropping those silly fixie rides just is not enough? You need to beat your interwebs chest over here. FAIL!! AYHSMB!!
Exactly. OP is just another fat clown costume roadie getting mad that he was passed by a guy with jeans and one gear.
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Old 03-22-09, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by xsnakobx View Post
And I thought fixed riders were bad, now we've got roadies talking s**t too?

I'll admit that I rarely go over to that roadie forum, so I might just not see the machismo.
No...it is just that the real hard core roadies laugh themselves silly when they read about commuters and fg riders blowing them away.

There are always exceptions to every rule... but not many.
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Old 03-22-09, 08:10 PM
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i'm not sure that i'm interpreting this correctly, but are some of you people operating under the assumption that you have to ride EITHER a fixed gear or a road bike? be EITHER a roadie or a fixed rider? how about just being a cyclist?

riding a road bike doesn't automatically mean that you're fully decked in lycra, and writing off the op as a lycra-wearing dork is completely ridiculous.
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Old 03-22-09, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
No...it is just that the real hard core roadies laugh themselves silly when they read about commuters and fg riders blowing them away.

There are always exceptions to every rule... but not many.
Which is it:

Hardcore roadies who think FG stories are silly....are so insecure they need to come and whine about it.

or:

Those roadies who are insecure and need to whine are just roadie posers who probably got beat by a FG.

Either way, I don't see this as a winning argument.
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Old 03-22-09, 09:18 PM
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I passed a track bike while it was trying to pass a roadie while pounding a beer on the way to work this morning! Cool huh!




Simple fact is, road bikes are faster than track bikes. Who cares if you rode your bike faster than someone for a second?

I pass people in faster cars on the freeway all the time, I am a badass!
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i passed a roadie today on a bike path.
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