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Old 12-20-06, 11:02 AM
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new years resolution for the socal forums!

starting midnight january first (pacific time... since this is the socal forum) let's all resolve to NO MORE SANDBAGGING COMMENTS! and before you give the argument "what will we talk about"... there's plenty.... we can talk about ovo.... we can talk about rides... we can talk about our kids or our spouses! we can talk about beer.... shopping.... wish lists.... bikes.... bikes.... bikes..... clothes.... shoes..... cold weather.... hot weather.... etc etc etc etc etc..... we can talk about a myriad of other things! but no more sandbaggin/oh i'm so slow comments! cuz 99.9% of the time.... once people ride they see you aren't so slow and realize you were just sandbagging anyways..... ! so just admit to your talent!!!!!!

a shiny, fresh, sandbagless new year of BF socal!
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Old 12-20-06, 11:10 AM
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Alright! Starting January 1st, I am not slow! Just modestly fast.
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Old 12-20-06, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by ecnetsixe
i struggle. ive been known to have to walk my bike home even. i need 12 rest stops on my 30km loop ride.

may as well get some in before the new year
where IS that laughing on the floor guy when i need him********************?

ya..... get it in now... cuz in a couple weeks.... NO MORE SANDBAGGING comments!
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You know, I think the worst sandbagging is the sandbagging we do to ourselves. And the worst of it is we BELIEVE it to be true!! I don't think I'm sandbagging when I say I'm the worst racer in Southern California. I don't think I'm sandbagging when I warn people how little long-distance endurance I have, or how little climbing ability I have, or how slow I am. But maybe I am sandbagging -- sandbagging myself -- because that's what I really do believe is the truth.

So, maybe you're right, caligurl, and the answer lies in no more sandbagging. And in celebrating the little victories. I need to remember how well I did on the RETURN trip from Seal Beach, and not on how poorly I did on the trip down the river TO Seal Beach. Because what you believe about yourself will probably turn out to be true -- it's called the self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Old 12-20-06, 11:41 AM
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I was going to resolve to lose 10 pounds, improve my clycing, be more patient when driving, clean out my closets and give blood on a regular basis (at least 4 times a year), but yeah, okay, I resolve not to sandbag. Does this mean you'll stay with me on the climbs, Cali? Because, otherwise, I'm slower, and even if I can't say it, I'll be humming it...
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Old 12-20-06, 11:52 AM
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This should be a relatively easy resolution to keep. I never sandbag. Well, except when there's too much rain and I need to keep out the water.
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I agree...sandbaggers suck!
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Old 12-20-06, 11:56 AM
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Gosh I wish I were making sandbagging comments - sadly I speak only of reality - I am fat, out of shape and terribly slow plus right now 30 miles is my max but as of right now, I will speak of this no more. I vow to ride, lose weight and get in shape for 2007 - provided I don't get hurt or have some other disease suddenly come up or I need surgery for my back...
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Old 12-20-06, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Brandy
I agree...sandbaggers suck!
This from the former Sandbagging Queen??? Wow, I guess we really are turning a new page for 2007. If Brandy isn't sucking anymore, neither am I!
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Originally Posted by merider1
This from the former Sandbagging Queen??? Wow, I guess we really are turning a new page for 2007. If Brandy isn't sucking anymore, neither am I!
Not really...I'll probably always be a sandbagger...lol. In part, I think it's hilarious to see people get their feathers ruffled over this...I mean really...does it matter??? The other part is that I am still so new to cycling...and I'm not the fastest climber...yet. On my GMR thread for next Tuesday, I posted a warning that I would probably be slow...anyone who was there to watch me climb Oak Glen can attest to the fact that I am not speedy on the hills...yet. If I was just riding GMR for the first time with my core group that I ride with all the time (chimivee, voltman, tiff, etc.) I wouldn't feel the need for that disclaimer, as they know my abilities...however...opening the ride to the whole group, I thought it fair to warn that I don't have a lot of experience with sustained climbs, so if they came out looking for a fast group climb up GMR...they were probably not going to get it.
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Originally Posted by Brandy
.I mean really...does it matter??? .
I've never thought so myself. I ride so much with men, I feel it is necessary to let them know what my abilities are (as honest as possible). Then, if I'm having a "good" ride and I go beyond those abilities, I shouldn't be labeled anything (such as "sandbagger"). When I comment about my abilities and how I'm trying to improve it's just me talking about a sport I'm in and love - and one where we all want to do well and no one wants to hold up a group.

So, IMHO, I think the New Year's resolution should be that people stop calling others sandbaggers!
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Originally Posted by merider1
So, IMHO, I think the New Year's resolution should be that people stop calling others sandbaggers!
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Originally Posted by VelodromePhoeni
Because what you believe about yourself will probably turn out to be true -- it's called the self-fulfilling prophecy.
I believe that I am a gazillionaire that is passing the days away laying on a beach and neglecting my bicycling skills (I suck anyway).
I believe.....
I believe......
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I sense a steal - credit, please, on that line, extort!!
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Old 12-20-06, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Extort
I believe that I am a gazillionaire that is passing the days away laying on a beach and neglecting my bicycling skills (I suck anyway).
I believe.....
I believe......
Yes, and I believe I am on the beach with you sipping a Martini and blowing you kisses because you just bought me a Trek WSD Madone 5.2 with custom paint, cashmere saddle and diamond decorated top tube.
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Old 12-20-06, 12:32 PM
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Back on the "other" Forum caligurl used to give me a lot of trouble about sandbagging. I really miss that now . . . One time I remember, we were both climbing that 1 mile hill coming out of Baldy Village (on the way back to Glendora), and as I passed caligurl, she said something like "Oh yeah, you always say you're so slow, but you're going faster than me!"

And it really is a matter of who I'm riding with, whether I'm fast or slow (since its always a "relatively speaking" kind of thing). Plus, it's a time-of-year kind of thing re: what shape I'm in; and generally I'm in the worst shape this time of year, and better as we get closer to mid-summer.

However, due to my past history of being harrassed by caligurl (and rightfully so!), I will not engage in any overt, known and/or consensual sandbagging .

Hopefully . . . unless I forget in a weak moment . . .

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Originally Posted by caligurl
where IS that laughing on the floor guy when i need him********************?

ya..... get it in now... cuz in a couple weeks.... NO MORE SANDBAGGING comments!

I am slow therefore I am...

I am not slow...I am speed challenged



A cyclist was stopped by customs. "What's in the bags?", asked the officer, pointing to his panniers. "Sand," said the cyclist. "let me take a look", said the cop. The Cyclist did as he was told, emptied the bags, and proving they contained nothing but sand, refilled the bags, and continued across the border.
A week later, the same thing happened, and continued every week for a year, until one day the cyclist with the sand bags failed to appear.
A few months later, the cop saw the cyclist living it up downtown. "You sure had us foxed", said the cop. "We knew you were smuggling something across the border. I won't say a word - but what was it you were smuggling? ..... "Bicycles!"
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Herb, herb, herb, after last Saturday, I think I have your trophy as the slowest rider in BF. I was running like a pony heading for the barn after we left santa fe dam behind, and you STILL rolled into the parking lot at encanto park ahead of me.

Of course, if truth serum is administered, I'll have to admit -- I LET you go ahead of me, because I would have gotten LOST on those trails north of the dam. And I'm not making it up or being overly modest, because as you know, Sergei DID get lost on said trails!! and I'm so navigationally challenged, I get lost in elevators. really. in fact, when we were rolling out of the park at the start of the ride, I was right behind Biting Duck, and complaining that we were going the WRONG direction -- why were we heading north instead of south? Being a MidWesterner, he swore that we were going south. Being a total space cadet, I swore we were heading north.

It took me a good 3 miles to figure out he (Biting Duck) was right. as usual.

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Originally Posted by VelodromePhoeni
Herb, herb, herb, after last Saturday, I think I have your trophy as the slowest rider in BF. I was running like a pony heading for the barn after we left santa fe dam behind, and you STILL rolled into the parking lot at encanto park ahead of me.

Of course, if truth serum is administered, I'll have to admit -- I LET you go ahead of me, because I would have gotten LOST on those trails north of the dam. And I'm not making it up or being overly modest, because as you know, Sergei DID get lost on said trails!! and I'm so navigationally challenged, I get lost in elevators. really. in fact, when we were rolling out of the park at the start of the ride, I was right behind Biting Duck, and complaining that we were going the WRONG direction -- why were we heading north instead of south? Being a MidWesterner, he swore that we were going south. Being a total space cadet, I swore we were heading north.

It took me a good 3 miles to figure out he (Biting Duck) was right. as usual.

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That was me also...heading to the barn...I hadnt done that many miles recently and was pretty wasted...so I got that last push to get there...but there were a few spots i had a hard time keeping up with you!!

Luckily I am pretty good with directions...and yes we were definitely heading south!!

Poor Sergio...I felt bad for him when he showed up...he left his phone in the truck so he couldnt even call me...

I know I have gotten faster than I was...but I feel it is my duty to let my fellow riders know they may be waiting for me on occasion...its just a courtesy...

ok...cali..I will put my

and


images away forever....

but I am still slow!!!
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Originally Posted by merider1
if I'm having a "good" ride and I go beyond those abilities, I shouldn't be labeled anything (such as "sandbagger"). When I comment about my abilities and how I'm trying to improve it's just me talking about a sport I'm in and love - and one where we all want to do well and no one wants to hold up a group.

So, IMHO, I think the New Year's resolution should be that people stop calling others sandbaggers!
I agree

It's interesting when we have those good rides we think "wow, I'm really getting better and improving" then we have one of those rides, that put us back into reality. Those rides were we get dropped. We those need reality check rides. It those rides that convince us to become a better cyclist we still need to lose weight, to ride more, to do more climbing repeats.
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Originally Posted by herbm
there were a few spots i had a hard time keeping up with you!!
Herb, I'm warning you, flattery will get you EVERYWHERE with me!!

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Originally Posted by VelodromePhoeni
Herb, I'm warning you, flattery will get you EVERYWHERE with me!!

The velodrome phoenix, transforming into cycling vixen!

Well it was true...you would get those bursts and I had a hard time keeping up...
And I was pleasantly pleased to see you pretty much right behind me after the short but tough climb up the Santa Fe Dam...
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thanks. Actually, your words of praise taste mighty sweet. Saturday was my most aggressive cycling challenge to date. I tried writing a post-ride report that evening, but the internet ate it somehow and it just evaporated into cyberspace. I was too tired to write it over again, and now it seems pretty silly.

I think I really must have worked my body very hard that day, because instead of recovering after a couple days, I've been deteriorating steadily all week. I'm not sure why. I've been eating pretty good, and getting in some light exercise and low-level riding at the track, but nothing really heavy. However, I've not been sleeping very well for the last three days -- my shoulder is really in bad shape after leaning on my bars for 6 straight hours, I think.

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Sometimes our body needs rest. Sounds like you are over training. Go light for a week or two and you'll be surprised at how well you feel the next time you push. Also it's that time of year - alot stress to deal with. Give yourself a break.
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BCIpam:

You're probably right. Biting Duck is FOREVER kicking my butt about not getting enough rest. I've also gone back to ballet class, and ballet is a TOUGH workout. Last night at the track I just started feeling so sick during the intervals that I had to quit.

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