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Old 08-30-05, 05:12 PM
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"I tried everything I could to drop you, nothing worked... very good!"
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Old 08-30-05, 06:38 PM
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"Nice a$$"
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Old 08-30-05, 07:22 PM
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"Nice legs."
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Old 09-10-05, 06:04 PM
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I just received my best compliment ever today. A woman outside the bike shop, where I had stopped to buy a new tube due to a flat, asked me if I rode for a certain local Div III pro team that she had seen race up at the SFGP! She evidently didn't notice all the gray hair on my head.
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Old 09-10-05, 09:27 PM
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My most memorable compliment happened in Canada on a cross country tour.

First we were biking in group of 6. Gilles, experienced canadian guy who was riding from Calgary to Halifax, Nova Scotia and a group of 4 other cyclists, one of which zigzagged India on a solo tour few years ago.

So, since those 4 guys just joined us in Thunder Bay for their ride around Lake Superior, and we had a long way under our belts all the way from the West Coast, we ended up being way ahead of them. One time, after a who day separated, when they finally caught up with us (we actually waited for them at a small town down the road).

They told us the following:

shoot, guys, didn't you hear us screaming in four lungs??? You were climbing on that mountain so fast with you "rigs" (showing the big size of legs) that we couldn't catch you with all the energy and effort we had....

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Old 09-12-05, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by koffee brown
"oooooooh! Is that a new bike? It's so shiny! Cooooooooooool!"

That's what my 5 year old nephew said when he saw my DeRosa.

Koffee

I think that's what I said when I saw your DeRosa.
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Old 09-12-05, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by velogirl
Got asked out on a date today on my way home.

"Hey miss! Hey miss, on the bike!"
I turn to a couple of guys hanging out on the corner.
"You gotta boyfriend?"
"Yes" says I.
"You want a dump him? I thought maybe me and you could go on a bike ride."
"You gotta bike?" I ask.
"No" says he
"Then I we can't go on a bike ride." says I

Then the light turned green and I went on my way.

BAAAAAHAHA!!!!! for you, baybee, he'd steal it.
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Old 09-12-05, 03:19 PM
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on my trial ride with group x, a "beginner", no-drop safety, the old-skool ride leader and i have been cruising, and in response to a friend's catching up with us, hearing my want-to-find-a-good-bike-club spiel, and making a suggestion: "what?! she can't ride with [other group]!" *snorts, looks at me* "flower-sniffing rides"

30 miles after that, "meet us on Sunday, i think you'll like it"

Sunday's ride was billed as training for racers only.
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Old 09-12-05, 03:56 PM
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I have a friend who really likes my draft (as most people do... I'm a big guy) and always used to ride behind me. She had a really busy couple of months where we didn't ride together and I dropped 20 pounds or so. Next time we rode together, she got in my draft, then yelled "Woah!! That is NOT your ass. It's too skinny!"
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Old 09-12-05, 04:02 PM
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Last Friday on the ride home...

I was stopped at a light, and a guy I know who's a Cat 3 racer pulled up next to me and said, "Whew. Didn't think I was going to catch you."
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Old 09-12-05, 06:33 PM
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I met a beautiful woman a couple of months ago who likes to ride as much as I do. Last weekend she was my support crew for a race I entered on Saturday (the Mt. Shasta Hill Climb - 14 miles with 4100 feet climbing ). On Sunday, we both participated in the 72 mile ride around Lake Tahoe (and nearly froze to death in the first few miles because the temperature at the start was 20 degrees ).

I asked her if my riding would ever come between us, and she said, "You can ride as much as you want...just save the last mile for me."

I'm a very lucky man, and very much in .

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Old 09-13-05, 05:19 PM
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The best compliment was from a guy in a four wheel motorcycle in the middle of nowhere. I convinced my brother in law to explore and see if we could get to a town to another in Mexico (where I come from) even if the maps didnít show a trail to connecting them

Almost at the end of the ride this guy passes and says "you are awesome" (well in fact, he said "estas cabron", but I think he said that as a compliment).

We found him at the end of the ride, it seems it was a common place for off road motorcycles, but we impress him doing a ride on those trail in a bicycle (40kms one way, plus another 40 to return).
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Old 09-14-05, 08:03 AM
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I won the State Championship and three guys asked me out later that day.

hmmm' pick and choose. Nah, too much riding to doo! Ride on for the love!
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Old 09-15-05, 08:58 PM
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"Nice Legs" several times from females. Including one very cute co-worker who saw me out riding one weekend.

"If my heart rate ever got as high as yours, my heart would come flying out of my chest and pass you!... You must be in really good shape!" A fellow club rider who overheard me and another rider talking about our heart rates at the top of a fairly steep climb. (It was 182... my max is 190)

That's a sweet bike. (Another rider commenting on "my baby" 04 Trek 5200 team bike.)


"You are a machine." I'm far from it,... but friends think I am beacuse I can ride 100 miles in under 6 hrs and usually average 200 miles a week or better on my bicycle.

And definately the best one:

"We really appreciate your efforts. Thanks." The National Multiple Sclerosis Society after I finished a two day 150 tour ride with some hellish hills on day two this Summer. I heard we raised over $100,000.00 from that event. That was definately the best compliment so far!
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Old 09-15-05, 09:27 PM
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I was riding the rural roads of Northern Collin County, Texas one day when I happened behind some guys in a peloton with Martin-Lockheed kit. Very dapper - I felt a little inferior style-wise, but couldn't do anything about it, so I sloughed it off. So I wheel-sucked for a couple of miles and then put on some gas, just to see what they might do. Once I pulled in front, I knew by the unwritten rule that I'd probably be on my own, they'd slow and that would be the end of that. As soon as I pulled out in front, I could tell I had them on my wheel - so now what to do? A little more gas (no wind that day) and they hung on. When we came to an intersection where we were forced to stop, they introduced themselves with loud, unabashed pants! I am thinking - "what's wrong with this picture." These guys obviously race and I figured they could smoke me, at will. Then one of them asked if they could stick with me back to town! His friend was like "yeah, dude, you rock"!

We pace-lined the rest of the way knocking on the 30 mph door!

That was cool.
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Old 09-17-05, 07:53 PM
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While stopped on a corner waiting for the light to turn and dressed in my latest Fathers Day present a big Mercedes pulled up with two men in the front and two women in the back.. One of the ladies put down the window and said..
"Nice shirt" "Where did you get a shirt like that".. "Wine, Macroni, Wow nice shirt.."

I still cant figure out whether I was being razzed or not..
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Old 09-17-05, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by el twe
Seriously. Being pretty much a newbie to cycling, to have my LBS wrench tell me that he loves my bike and is impressed with the dedication I've put into re-doing her was great. Really made me feel good about what I had (I was in one of those "my bike sucks cuz it's not this, or it doesn't have that" moods at the time). So, let's here 'em!
A woman once shouted at me, "NICE ASS, WHOLE!", I had never before had a woman say that my whole ass was nice, but that seemed like a good compliment and I felt good about myself the rest of the day.
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Old 09-18-05, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by bikebuddha
Once when commuting home I was riding up a hill in the pouring rain when a guy with a bike rack passed me and pumped his fist a couple times in the air. He could have been saying get off the road but I like to think he was saying "yeah you're hardcore."
Hey, do you know Scott Burns?
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Old 09-18-05, 09:39 AM
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I'm still holding out for (what I think would be a good compliment),

"Thanks for keeping our roads safe, clean, and clear of congestion!"

but I think the best compliment would have to be, "You're in great shape!" from my doctor because, if you don't have you're health, you're in a pretty bad situation.
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Old 09-23-05, 12:42 PM
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"What the F@#* did you have for breakfast bro!" while I was being passed after haven "broken wind"
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Old 09-23-05, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by allgoo19
At the red light, I was waiting for the light to turn. There was this old man about 80 years old walking across the street towards me. He stepped on the curb turned to me pointing at the other way, saying "A police man's waiting with a radar gun ahead." I didn't say a thing. I just look at him and grinned.
Old guys with wit are just the best.
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"We had a good coach"
- My GF replying to a compliment she and her son received when they completed their first century this year.
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Old 09-25-05, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by hi565
Yah same here, my friends try to make fun of me ALL THE TIME. It annoys the hell out of me, one of my friends said "How do you get tired from that, I went 6 miles and didnt get tired" I said"now try going 30 plus miles, and every couple or minutes or so sprint at about 25+ MPH! then well see if you got tired" No answer, the convo changed pretty quickly
My friends said the same thing when I first started cycling. But once I started to go farther faster they started to say things like "damn thats pretty good" and "wow, thats pretty far".
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Old 09-25-05, 06:08 PM
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Howdy,
Let me see your biker butt (from my wife)
And
Your a spunky old fart (at the top of a 3000ft climb, from a guy in his mid 20's that I stayed with)
And
"When I couldn't drop you I thought I"d talk to you" (from a guy that tryed to get rid of me for a couple of miles then started a conversation)

M.R.
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On my to-work commute at 5pm one day I spotted another bicyclist on Wilkens Ave, and didn't realize he was catching up to me (uphill) 'till the next light. I moved over to give him some room, started chatting and he got ahead of me downhill on Haverhill Rd, so I pushed it on the uphill and rode by - he said, "Where do you WORK?"
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