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Old 05-16-10, 12:52 PM
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Go to an organized ride. A lot of those are full of middle-aged women with good bodies who picked up cycling post divorce. Their combination of fitness, experience, and stamina will do things to you that you'll never forget. Then you won't worry about teeny-boppers at frat parties.

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Old 05-16-10, 01:04 PM
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Did you show her your guads?
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Originally Posted by Banzai View Post
Go to an organized ride. A lot of those are full of middle-aged women with good bodies who picked up cycling post divorce. Their combination of fitness, experience, and stamina will do things to you that you'll never forget. Then you won't worry about teeny-boppers at frat parties.

Cougar hunting at a group ride? I like your style.

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Did you show her your guads?
I'm pretty sure she caught a glimpse. I was walking around in a full Garmin kit. I decided against Radio Shack because I didn't want to come off as a poseur.
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Lol, I've seen girls shoot down guys because the guy happened to have the same first name as their ex-boyfriend, or some guy they hated that their friend was seeing, but they thought he was cheating on her...etc. :-D Just because this new, totally different guy happened to have the same *first name*, lol.
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maybe her legs are hairier than yours
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No one knows anything about cycling except other cyclists. I can never mention anything about cycling or even bikes to anyone, man or woman, who isn't a cyclist. They just don't care or don't want to know.
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Originally Posted by Banzai View Post
Go to an organized ride. A lot of those are full of middle-aged women with good bodies who picked up cycling post divorce. After getting your ass dropped women who can ride, you will gain a little respect for them as human beings, and a little insight into what actual women are interested in.
Fixed.
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Fixed.
Wise words. Almost...too wise.
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Old 05-16-10, 07:13 PM
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"hey girl, wanna see me crank it up to 400 watts?"
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Originally Posted by Banzai View Post
Go to an organized ride. A lot of those are full of middle-aged women with good bodies who picked up cycling post divorce. Their combination of fitness, experience, and stamina will do things to you that you'll never forget. Then you won't worry about teeny-boppers at frat parties.

True, true. One of the groups I ride with makes me wish I wasn't married. There are several nice looking, middle-aged women that have very good figures,..... from riding....of course.
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Fixed.
Meh. You're taking me way too seriously.

Besides, in my mind there is zero disconnect between respecting a woman as a person, and also lusting for her as a hottie who could use me like her plaything.

And women who can drop me like a bad habit? I love them most of all...
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No one knows anything about cycling except other cyclists. I can never mention anything about cycling or even bikes to anyone, man or woman, who isn't a cyclist. They just don't care or don't want to know.
very true 383, i'm the only one out of my circle of friends that rides. after a good ride i try to tell them how good or bad it went. but they can care less. i cant even get any of my friends to ride or buy a bike. so i can understand why some chick at a party would be bored by avg mph or cadence talk.
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No one knows anything about cycling except other cyclists. I can never mention anything about cycling or even bikes to anyone, man or woman, who isn't a cyclist. They just don't care or don't want to know.
very true 383, i'm the only one out of my circle of friends that rides. after a good ride i try to tell them how good or bad it went. but they can care less. i cant even get any of my friends to ride or buy a bike. so i can understand why some chick at a party would be bored by avg mph or cadence talk.
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She probably assumed you are gay. And really, who can blame her?
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"hey girl, wanna see me crank it up to 400 watts?"
Now, the proper way to go about using your power stats as a pickup line is to imply that you'll be putting out a 400W effort in the bedroom. Bonus points for doing this at a minimum cadence of 90, erm, "rpm."
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she sounds like a slag.
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Next time, take your bike and trainer to the party and just ride in the corner.
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Next time, take your bike and trainer to the party and just ride in the corner.
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Cliff's note's version of thread.

1) it likely had nothing to do with cycling.

2) talk about her, don't obsess about cycling when meeting new women.

3) find a better class of women, with interest similar to yours; treat them with respect.
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Cougar hunting at a group ride? I like your style.
Just be sure your package isn't as visible when you're in lycra!
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next time, take your bike and trainer to the party and just ride in the corner.
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Next time, take your bike and trainer to the party and just ride in the corner.
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I was at a party last weekend and was talking to an old friend about various things and cycling came up. We were talking about the sport when a very attractive girl walking by us said "Oh, you're cyclists? That's cool!" and proceeded to chat me up the rest of the night.

So I guess cycling still has some appeal.
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I think your first problem was that you attempted to hold a conversation with a woman, rather than informing her that she needed to make you a sandwich and keep her opinions to herself.
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oh lol. I like where this thread is going.

I remember my roommate always trying to pick up women by talking about being a cyclist and having shaved legs. Never seemed to bring any girls home.
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