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Are Cat 1 racers considered pros?

Old 07-22-20, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
Your first post was incoherent.

Your following posts were ignorant, irrelevant, and simply dumb.

Clearly you have a serious problem understanding words and their meanings.

You weren't funny, and you weren't a bike a racer. Go away, your shtick is tiresome.
Ah yes...now you are swimming in excuses. If you were decent at all you would take the bet and potentially earn $5k. But you are not. You are but words and if you raced me I would crush you.

Put up or shut up. Race me. You are a coward.
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Old 07-22-20, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by RadDog View Post
It was, unless someone else stepped up to race, and someone did. We need to work out the logistics. It will be a friendly race, however, not for money.

I am a better cyclist than you, period. You don't get paid to ride simply because you are not good enough. I got paid because I was the best.

If you think you can beat me then do so. But we both know you will lose. Do you even know the basics for heavy traffic riding? Do you know how to prevent being doored?
My dad drove a cab, therefore he is a better driver than any amateur race car driver because they did not get paid for it.

Do you see how your logic is flawed?
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Old 07-22-20, 02:03 PM
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yep, sure. I'll run right down to texas in a pandemic.

btw, I'm from NY and commuted into and out of the city on bike in rush hour.
So now you are in dick tuck mode making excuses. I expected as much. If you beat me you will earn $5k. But you won't. You are a hobbyist and I would ride circles around you.
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Originally Posted by RadDog View Post
Ah yes...now you are swimming in excuses. If you were decent at all you would take the bet and potentially earn $5k. But you are not. You are but words and if you raced me I would crush you.

Put up or shut up. Race me. You are a coward.
What's it called when you're confused by your confusion?

Help me out, here.
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Originally Posted by RadDog View Post
So now you are in dick tuck mode making excuses. I expected as much. If you beat me you will earn $5k. But you won't. You are a hobbyist and I would ride circles around you.
Prove it.
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Old 07-22-20, 02:05 PM
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You are a hobbyist too. I am just a much much better hobbyist.

You're also a bit not PC enough for this forum.
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Old 07-22-20, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by RadDog View Post
So now you are in dick tuck mode making excuses. I expected as much. If you beat me you will earn $5k. But you won't. You are a hobbyist and I would ride circles around you.
Oh, and

I'm rubber and you're glue
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Old 07-22-20, 02:31 PM
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RadDog you're not in the right subforum for challenging anyone to a messenger or alley-cat style race. Check out SS/FG, you'll find more risk takers over there. If you want to challenge someone to a 1-up race on a close course, hill climb, or individual TT well then by all means proceed, and add me to the list .

I'm inclined to close this thread as there is really nothing good coming out of this. You sort of mentioned that your intention earlier was to post in jest, and as a result this thread has devolved into a bunch of meaningless personal attacks and egomania.

I'll leave it open for now in the off-chance that I will (hopefully) stand corrected. Maybe, just maybe we can get some meaningful content/discussion that is on-topic.

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Old 07-22-20, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
I'm inclined to close this thread as there is really nothing good coming out of this.
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I dare you
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Old 07-22-20, 03:05 PM
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the good old days were when somebody moderated this place!
Yes, you were the best moderator BF has ever had.
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Old 07-22-20, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
Oh, and

I'm rubber and you're glue
As in your Buddhist teachings, act like water.
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Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
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Old 07-22-20, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
As in your Buddhist teachings, act like water.
Get drunk?
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Old 07-22-20, 03:59 PM
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If the definition of 'pro' is actually making a living from your sport, half the pros in America aren't even pros.
95% are not making a living from it.
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Old 07-22-20, 04:42 PM
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can we not quote the dead?
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Yes, you were the best moderator BF has ever had.
That's sweet! But no, you!
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Old 07-22-20, 04:49 PM
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BTW 10,000 cases and 200 death in TX today. We should forgive the raddog for being a bit on edge.
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Old 07-22-20, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
BTW 10,000 cases and 200 death in TX today. We should forgive the raddog for being a bit on edge.
That's fake news... sigh.
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Old 07-22-20, 05:20 PM
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Don't shut it down yet, waiting for botto to weigh in.
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Old 07-22-20, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
BTW 10,000 cases and 200 death in TX today. We should forgive the raddog for being a bit on edge.
It's been crazy. I'm trying to run a manufacturing plant right in the middle of all of that.
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Old 07-22-20, 08:47 PM
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I believe roadwarrior used to be paid to race bicycles once upon a time. Is he the only one in this thread?
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Old 07-23-20, 07:00 AM
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I really really hope this isn't the Houston alley catting or racing he's referring to:


I'll give it an A+ on folks having fun. Shoot, I even see a disc wheel on a fixie in the video. But I'd put $ on Hermes smoking that "kilo" style race in the second video.
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Old 07-23-20, 07:13 AM
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Their cadence is atrociously low for the end of a fixed gear race in that "drag race" thing.

But yeah, it all looks like a fun time riding bikes, so good job on that part.
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Old 07-23-20, 07:50 AM
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Probably overcooked it in the first part of the race.

I wouldn't do it, as it's rude to take up too much track time waiting on our slow pokes........but a car person I knew had a connection to a local 1/8mi car dragstrip. I asked, joking, if they'd let bicycle guys drag race if they could at least post times quicker than like 30 seconds for the 1/8mi. He told me that he had some VW aircooled cars that ran 30's! So, it wasn't a problem as long as it was bike on bike and no cars or motorcycles! Ha ha. I told him I was just joking. But while they clean the staging area at the burnout box you could let the weird bicycle kids go race!
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Old 07-23-20, 09:50 AM
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I wonder if the sticky stuff they spray on prepared strips (trackbite) would slow you down (or get all over the bike).
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Old 07-23-20, 09:57 AM
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Ohhhhh, I never considered that. Ha ha! That would be a fail!

I guess you could move over to the far sides of the lanes where there's less of that stuff. But then you'd be riding in the tire debris.

Sounds like that daydream isn't really feasible.
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