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Old 07-22-12, 11:25 AM
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To the roadie doing time trials or whatever Lost Creek Blvd, Austin Tx this morning..

You do NOT own the road.
You are not superior to us ordinary folks just because of the group of possibly elite riders you are in.
Don't put out your hand and signal us to stop because you want to make a u-turn in front of us and then look all pissed off because we didn't.
We are both over 60 years old and doing pretty good, but maybe we would like not to throw away our hard-earned momentum at the bottom of the hill, but use it to take us a little ways up the next one.
Courtesy would be to stop and wait until its clear before making a u-turn.
Maybe my riding partner and I were doing our own humble time trials. I just put Strava on my smart phone.
I didn't see any signs posted that permits had been obtained from the city to make Lost Creek Blvd. a closed course this morning.

I'm glad your crowd was gone by the time us elderly slow folks came back.

We had a great ride in spite of your rudeness.

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Old 07-22-12, 02:21 PM
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You tell him, Don!

Glad you were able to enjoy your ride anyway.

I do hate seeing riders do douch-y moves like that. On the BSS ride yesterday on Parmer, one rider was ahead of me as we approached a red light. I prepared to stop while he slowed, turned right onto the cross street, went about 20 feet, flipped a uturn then came back and turned right bake onto Parmer...just as the light turned green for me. I ended up almost the exact same distance behind him.
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Originally Posted by dstrong
You tell him, Don!

Glad you were able to enjoy your ride anyway.

I do hate seeing riders do douch-y moves like that. On the BSS ride yesterday on Parmer, one rider was ahead of me as we approached a red light. I prepared to stop while he slowed, turned right onto the cross street, went about 20 feet, flipped a uturn then came back and turned right bake onto Parmer...just as the light turned green for me. I ended up almost the exact same distance behind him.
I saw the whole spectrum on that ride as a volunteer SAG driver yesterday.

Have you ever ridden on Lost Creek Blvd? That is one HILLY MoFo!

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Originally Posted by Don in Austin
Have you ever ridden on Lost Creek Blvd? That is one HILLY MoFo!
I live about a mile from LC Blvd and usually avoid it like the plague. It's too much climbing to begin or end a ride! In the past I've done evening hill repeats on LC Blvd (down from 360 to the creek and back up) but haven't done that in a while. The worst part is continuing past the creek up into Barton Creek...that's just brutal.
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Originally Posted by dstrong
I live about a mile from LC Blvd and usually avoid it like the plague. It's too much climbing to begin or end a ride! In the past I've done evening hill repeats on LC Blvd (down from 360 to the creek and back up) but haven't done that in a while. The worst part is continuing past the creek up into Barton Creek...that's just brutal.
I guess I am a glutton for punishment! The last three weeks we have done an early Sunday morning ride from my shop at 1636 South First over to 360 & Lost Creek, all the way out to Barton Creek Blvd. and back. That's about 24 miles total and it is plenty for one day!

My riding partner was strong Sunday and she kicked my ass on those hills!

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we too have arrogant cyclists such as that in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area, e.g. Heath and his group riding their loops who believe they are superior to, and take precedence above, anybody else riding the same route...
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Originally Posted by hrt4me
we too have arrogant cyclists such as that in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area, e.g. Heath and his group riding their loops who believe they are superior to, and take precedence above, anybody else riding the same route...
It goes both ways, I've been in group rides where we catch a group of two or three who insist on taking an entire lane when it's clear they know we are there.
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Originally Posted by hrt4me
we too have arrogant cyclists such as that in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area, e.g. Heath and his group riding their loops who believe they are superior to, and take precedence above, anybody else riding the same route...
Are you holding your line as you are riding or are you all over the place? Never had any issues passing slower riders as long as they can hold a decent line...otherwise, yes you will get yelled at when you start veering into a pace line (or even single rider) that is passing you.
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Do you really think that douchy riders ever bother to read these forums and EVEN IF they do, do you think that they see themselves in what you just wrote (or care).

Just saying...
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia
Do you really think that douchy riders ever bother to read these forums and EVEN IF they do, do you think that they see themselves in what you just wrote (or care).

Just saying...
Probably a long shot. But at age 66 I have done my share of stupid or inconsiderate things and it HAS registered with me when I was called on them.

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