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Old 11-04-19, 03:21 PM
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Dude Explains Cycling



He seems deliberately casual.
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Old 11-04-19, 03:44 PM
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Kinda silly. I tried to poke fun @ 'cyclists' in a thread a while back, but it didn't go over too well.
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Old 11-04-19, 04:15 PM
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The thing I find amusing is that the saddle on the "cyclist" bike is positioned like two feet above the top bar.
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Old 11-04-19, 05:02 PM
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Meh. It was okay. Not the best I've seen, but not the worst either.
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Old 11-05-19, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by epnnf View Post
Kinda silly. I tried to poke fun @ 'cyclists' in a thread a while back, but it didn't go over too well.
You mean this comedy gem?

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The way I understand it, a roadie is a guy (99% are guys) whos only purpose in life is to ride fast. They go to great lengths to achieve that goal. They ride some hi tech road machine using the latest gear. All other vehicles, be they bicycle or even car, are inferior to the roadie. They only tolerate the rest of us because they have to. On national rides, they frequently ride in packs and may ride past SAG stops, they're that cool. They may shave their legs, to make them ride faster AND to look sexy.

fortherecord, I ride hybrids with platform pedals.
It's like a first grader at open mike night at the Chuckle Hut. The SAG stop complaint was just plain weird and completely marked this as the rantings of someone with his own issues.

The video in the OP is quite a bit more cutting and pretty funny. Your op in that thread was just sad.
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Old 11-05-19, 06:45 AM
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I thought is was proven that a big belly is actually more areo that a flat 'six pack' belly?
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Old 11-05-19, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Ferrouscious View Post
He seems deliberately casual.
The line of videos is called 'casually explained'. Were you expecting the narrator to be like the guy from the micromachines commercials?
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Old 11-05-19, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
The line of videos is called 'casually explained'. Were you expecting the narrator to be like the guy from the micromachines commercials?
No, I said that precisely because the series is called "Casually Explained". It was more of a comment about "casually deliberate" and "deliberately casual".
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Old 11-05-19, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Were you expecting the narrator to be like the guy from the micromachines commercials?
Dang that's a deep cut.

Apparently that guy still does a bit of voice work. Good for him. Before I looked him up I assumed he would've been dead from a coke overdose.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moschitta_Jr.
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Old 11-05-19, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
It's like a first grader at open mike night at the Chuckle Hut. The SAG stop complaint was just plain weird and completely marked this as the rantings of someone with his own issues.

The video in the OP is quite a bit more cutting and pretty funny. Your op in that thread was just sad.
I often ride past SAG stops, it's not to show any kind of superiority, if I don't need anything, I don't stop, seems pretty simple to me.

Video was amusing, and accurately describes some people I know.
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Old 11-05-19, 09:31 AM
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I liked the insurance commercial with the guy with the huge calves better. It summed it up in about 30 seconds.
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Old 11-05-19, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
I often ride past SAG stops, it's not to show any kind of superiority, if I don't need anything, I don't stop, seems pretty simple to me.

Video was amusing, and accurately describes some people I know.
Apparently, if you don't feign hunger or thirst at a SAG, it's offensive to him.

The video was pretty effective ribbing with some good lines, I think you'd have to be pretty humorless to take offense, The poster with the SAG line just annoyed people because his observations were either trite or just stupid. Unfunny people like to pretend it's someone else's fault no one thinks they're funny.
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Old 11-05-19, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Boxkite View Post
I thought is was proven that a big belly is actually more areo that a flat 'six pack' belly?
It probably is if you ride bolt upright, but anyone who is interested in aero is not going to be riding upright, especially when putting down the hammer.
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Old 11-05-19, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Dang that's a deep cut.

Apparently that guy still does a bit of voice work. Good for him. Before I looked him up I assumed he would've been dead from a coke overdose.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moschitta_Jr.
Ha- the coke comment got an audible chuckle out of me.
I loved seeing those micro machine commercials as a kid.

It's as good an advertising campaign as the often referenced iconic 'where's the beef'.
Etched in the memories of a generation, decades after it aired.
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Old 11-05-19, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Ha- the coke comment got an audible chuckle out of me.
I loved seeing those micro machine commercials as a kid.

It's as good an advertising campaign as the often referenced iconic 'where's the beef'.
Etched in the memories of a generation, decades after it aired.
I had an extensive micro machines collection and still have a very nostalgic soft spot for them. The commercials were fun, too. Fairly certain my mom got rid of them at some point after I moved out but I'm not terribly sad about that--collectibles are a fool's pursuit and it's not like I'd ever do anything with them.

Speaking of nostalgia did you ever watch Square One TV on PBS? It was humorous sketch shows but with math. I hated (still kind of hate) math but the show was so entertaining I watched it religiously. The last few minutes of each show were a spoof of Dragnet called Mathnet. Yep, two detectives solved crimes with math. You can probably find it on Youtube.

Anyway the Micromachines guy was on one of the episodes. Pretty sure he was a villain.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
You mean this comedy gem?



It's like a first grader at open mike night at the Chuckle Hut. The SAG stop complaint was just plain weird and completely marked this as the rantings of someone with his own issues.

The video in the OP is quite a bit more cutting and pretty funny. Your op in that thread was just sad.
You are coming across as an ass just looking to argue an old thread.
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Dang that's a deep cut.

Apparently that guy still does a bit of voice work. Good for him. Before I looked him up I assumed he would've been dead from a coke overdose.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moschitta_Jr.
He was faster on this than the Micro Machines:
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Old 11-05-19, 01:21 PM
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You are coming across as an ass just looking to argue an old thread.
Yayyyyyyyyyyy!

He brought it up and it reminded me of how asinine it was.

TBH, I had forgotten he was the one who posted it

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Old 11-05-19, 01:28 PM
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Loved it! Absolutely loved it. Hilarious. This is gold, Jerry! GOLD!

As someone who isn't totally submerged in cycling culture, I thought this was pure art!

It's too bad few here have the ability to laugh at themselves once in a while.
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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius View Post
Loved it! Absolutely loved it. Hilarious. This is gold, Jerry! GOLD!

As someone who isn't totally submerged in cycling culture, I thought this was pure art!

It's too bad few here have the ability to laugh at themselves once in a while.
The aero wallet joke was worth the entire watch. Would've worked just as well with weight-weenieing. Also has a great punch line that I don't want to spoil.

I have to say, though, that he missed a significant "serious cyclist" sub-category--the super-duper kit group with the $10,000 bikes spending more time in the parking lot talking about golf than actually riding.
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Originally Posted by smashndash View Post
It probably is if you ride bolt upright, but anyone who is interested in aero is not going to be riding upright, especially when putting down the hammer.
There was one of those silly video posts where two pro racer(?) guys poke fun at beer belly riders and their aero testing actually proved the beer belly was more aero! I tried to find the thread. You see... skinny in shape riders create a 'parachute' effect that isn't aero... even when down on the drops whereas the beer belly was aero in all positions. It was pretty silly and funny! So... a pregnant woman should be able to go faster, especially downhill! lol
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Falling into both camps I find it funny. Love the pancake syrup in the water bottle holder!
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Originally Posted by epnnf View Post
Kinda silly. I tried to poke fun @ 'cyclists' in a thread a while back, but it didn't go over too well.
Don't know what you did wrong...because this video almost made me have to take another emergency trip to the hospital. Not only was it funny, it also matched a few of the people who I ride with. They are really into it...are mostly in the age range mentioned, don't race, and absolutely-positively care about everything that probably doesn't matter for someone in their situation. So yea, pretty hysterical really.
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Originally Posted by Ferrouscious View Post
https://youtu.be/5EE8m8mmq1k


He seems deliberately casual.
awesome funny true,,,,the thought police will not approve
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Did nothing for me.
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