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Old 03-27-09, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by substructure View Post
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ah - is that something you can recover from?

seems like you'd be screwed at that point, yelling or not.
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Old 03-27-09, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
ah - is that something you can recover from?
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seems like you'd be screwed at that point, yelling or not.
the point of the yelling is to prevent sketchy people from getting to a point where it can happen.
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Old 03-27-09, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by dmb2786 View Post
first group ride of the year for me tonight. i'm gonna yell at someone.

Dude, it's almost April, you've been holding in yer yelling that long?
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Old 03-27-09, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
Dude, it's almost April, you've been holding in yer yelling that long?
Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to live somewhere that I can yell all year round!
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Old 03-27-09, 05:41 PM
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Seems like the local race rides have been a lot more handsy lately. Maybe it's just me. Either way, I think I prefer a hand on the hip to a yell.
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Old 03-29-09, 06:19 AM
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I had to yell at a friend of mine after our Thursday night ride. Another friend was still yelling about the first guy on Saturday.
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Old 04-16-09, 06:05 PM
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Hey all! what have I missed?
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Old 04-16-09, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Smoothie104 View Post
Hey all! what have I missed?


What up, Smoothie.
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Old 04-16-09, 06:45 PM
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I've got nothing to add, but I have to finally post in the longest BF thread in history.
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Old 04-16-09, 07:08 PM
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are you f-ing kidding me, this thread has started up again?! lol
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Old 04-16-09, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by YungBurke View Post
good luck moving me out of the paceline by my jersey.
If that failed, I could always remove you with my hip.

Oh. I weigh 140lbs, and yes, I would move you.
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Old 04-16-09, 09:03 PM
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are you f-ing kidding me, this thread has started up again?! lol
It's spring in the northern hemisphere. Love/cycling is in the air. What do you expect?
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Old 04-16-09, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Smoothie104 View Post
Hey all! what have I missed?
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Old 04-16-09, 09:36 PM
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this thread isn't the longest in BF history, but it's my fav
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Old 04-17-09, 12:17 PM
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My contribution to the infamous "yelling" thread:

I got yelled at during a race last weekend. I bridge up to a two man break. Winded once I get there, I take a quick pull (about 20 - 30 seconds), peel off, and no one pulls after me. I try to rally one of the guys to take a pull, and he started *****ing and screaming and called me an idiot... Apparently, he thought I was the dude behind him sucking his wheel for the last two laps who was contributing NOTHING.
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Old 04-17-09, 12:22 PM
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I love this thread because it chronicles my transition from idealistic noob to elitist roadie. It's fun.
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Old 04-17-09, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
I love this thread because it chronicles my transition from idealistic noob to elitist roadie. It's fun.
This is one of the first threads I read on BF... my days as an idealistic noob were short-lived.
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Old 04-17-09, 12:27 PM
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I love this thread because it chronicles my transition from idealistic noob to elitist roadie. It's fun.
From noob to ****. It happens to everyone...
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Old 04-17-09, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by mmmdonuts View Post
From noob to ****. It happens to everyone...
In reality I just learned that the "elitist aholes" were really neither.
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Old 04-17-09, 12:33 PM
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In reality I just learned that the "elitist aholes" were really neither.
So where do they fit? "elistist aholes" is too, I don't know, broad?
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Old 04-17-09, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by mmmdonuts View Post
So where do they fit? "elistist aholes" is too, I don't know, broad?
It's a culture, like any other. They're just regular guys/gals who take their cycling seriously and don't like people who put them in danger. After paying my dues, training my *** off, and learning how to do it right, I got to a level where I could hang, and came to appreciate that my view of high-level racers as "elitist" said more about my own inferiority as a cyclist and the anxiety/insecurity that comes with that than it did about any attitude they had.

After several crashes that involved being immediately behind someone doing something stupid or being directly taken out by someone doing something stupid and having a $2700 frame trashed at a training race because some noob racer didn't know how to take a corner, self preservation kicked in for me and I quit racing. I can't afford to be out of work due to an injury, etc.

Going fast in a pack on a bike is dangerous, and if you haven't learned how to do it, you shouldn't try.
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I was once yelled at by a dopey beach bum type on a road bike on a SoCal beach path for riding too fast. He pulled alongside me and began to say something, which I couldn't hear because I had my earbuds in at the time. So I pulled them out to hear what he was saying. Hearing his dopey beach bum accent and unsolicited admonishing tone, I reinserted the buds and continued on. This caused him to start screaming and following me closely. If he didn't like how fast I was going before, he surely didn't like the pace I set to try and shake him.

Fearing I was in some sort of danger, I began to consider my options. A reasonable discussion was out of the question. I knew there was a police station another mile up ahead, so that was my goal, and to get there as fast as I could. In the meantime, if he tried to pull up beside me and run me off the path, I'd kick his front tire over and cause him to bite it. After nearly a mile of him screaming at me (not even the earbuds muffled him completely), I ended up losing him on a long incline.

Yell, but don't be that guy.
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
Going fast in a pack on a bike is dangerous, and if you haven't learned how to do it, you shouldn't try.
Then how do you learn how to do it? And how do you know when you've learned how to do it?
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Old 04-17-09, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
It's a culture, like any other. They're just regular guys/gals who take their cycling seriously and don't like people who put them in danger. After paying my dues, training my *** off, and learning how to do it right, I got to a level where I could hang, and came to appreciate that my view of high-level racers as "elitist" said more about my own inferiority as a cyclist and the anxiety/insecurity that comes with that than it did about any attitude they had.

After several crashes that involved being immediately behind someone doing something stupid or being directly taken out by someone doing something stupid and having a $2700 frame trashed at a training race because some noob racer didn't know how to take a corner, self preservation kicked in for me and I quit racing. I can't afford to be out of work due to an injury, etc.

Going fast in a pack on a bike is dangerous, and if you haven't learned how to do it, you shouldn't try.
Wow. I think one of those crashes embedded that chip on your shoulder. Elitist aholes and elite riders are not the same thing. It's not about inferiority or superiority either. There are many elitist aholes out there and few of them are actual racers. But to call it a culture? I hope not.
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Originally Posted by nafun View Post
Then how do you learn how to do it? And how do you know when you've learned how to do it?
They stop yelling at you for making mistakes and start yelling at you to slow down.
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