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Gaining 4mph Without Fitness

Old 07-30-19, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
See, these are the guys I’m interested in, the kind that give BF a bad name. Just push the red button to anonymously drop us a dime. They’ll straighten up or ship out. Poof.
Can I rat someone out to the C&V Period Correct Police instead?

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Old 07-30-19, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I probably shouldn't be telling you this, but she enjoys her rides with me.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Who wants to kick his ass?
No one, but OP's Canyon would be wise to watch out for a particular poster's fixed gear.
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Old 07-30-19, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
See, these are the guys I’m interested in, the kind that give BF a bad name. Just push the red button to anonymously drop us a dime. They’ll straighten up or ship out. Poof.
Never mind. Carry on.
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Old 07-30-19, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
I politely refrained from posting this, when I made my post about finishing first.

Always let her finish first.

I do.
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Old 07-30-19, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Never mind. Carry on.
Well they’re not going to disappear by themselves.
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Old 07-30-19, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Well they’re not going to disappear by themselves.
Who's not going to disappear? Not sure who/what you're referencing.
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Old 07-30-19, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Well they’re not going to disappear by themselves.
Give‘em enough rope, they’ll hang themselves

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Old 07-30-19, 03:56 PM
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Any chance the OP could put his post in video form with illustrations? Probably go viral in a few hours. Maybe he could start a podcast. GCN had better watch out. There's a new guru out there.
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Who's not going to disappear? Not sure who/what you're referencing.
See post #105
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Old 07-30-19, 04:35 PM
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I've been watching this. I don't think readers here are getting it: the OP was not about cycling, not really. Of course he's a cyclist and probably a decent rider, which is beside the point. His point is philosophical. When my wife and I got together we made a list of what was important to us, in order. Our lists matched very well, a good sign, eh? Money was # 11 on our list. Hence I'm not buying a new bike but we've had a lot of fun for the past 46 years. The OP is pushing the persuasion that we can buy happiness, in this case by buying new gear that's supposed to be faster. He's playing The Pusher, either for fun or for real, no way to tell. There's a lot of this going on right now, lot's of people reaping monetary rewards from making the money thing the #1 thing. We can judge from our own lives how much truth there is in that. Polls tell us that actually people with more money are happier - but for sure not always, eh?

Anyway hence the rather odd message couched within a BF post. The cycling part doesn't ring true, does it? But how about the rest of it? Yeah, the drug gets you high, but then there's all the rest of it, later.
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How to Troll in the BF 41:

1) Design a Sock Puppet to be as disagreeable as possible. A Bloated Narcissistic Wind Bag or a Clueless Mean Old Coot are always good choices.
B) Find a topic to post in the 41 that has been endlessly hashed to death and choose the most extreme position possible on it. Steel is Real or CF Ass-plodes are classics.
III) Defend your absurd position with ferocious fervor, made-up "facts", and fanaticism while fostering ill-will, anger and disdain.
4) Disappear from "the conversation" and let the credulous on the 41 implode into a fur-ball-pile-on for your enjoyment before the inevitable "Closed".

Congratulations, you are a BF Troll
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Old 07-30-19, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
How to Troll in the BF 41

III) Defend your absurd position with ferocious fervor, made-up "facts", and fanaticism while fostering ill-will, anger and disdain.

Congratulations, you are a BF Troll, and an A-Hole.
The OP hasn't done the 3rd thing you listed.

If you don't like what the OP posted, you always have the option of not posting in that thread.

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It's been a fun, entertaining thread. No reason for panty wadding.
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
It's been a fun, entertaining thread. No reason for panty wadding.
A General "How To Guide", should have posted it in the sub-forum "Forum Suggestions & User Assistance" instead.
My apology for an unintentional insult to the OP.

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Old 07-30-19, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
It's been a fun, entertaining thread. No reason for panty wadding.
Seriously. I wonder how he can ride with his panties so bunched up.

Some people let the smallest things bother them.
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I figure the OP was joking, the post was so outrageous. However, pushing too many BF buttons on a first post to not be a sock. Catch 'em, IB! Otherwise, I don't get the whines about BF being nasty. If people post arrogant stupid stuff they tend to get called on it. The attitude is reflected in the response. Arrogance begets snark. The clueless who want to learn are treated well, IMO.
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Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
How to Troll in the BF 41:

1) Design a Sock Puppet to be as disagreeable as possible. A Bloated Narcissistic Wind Bag or a Clueless Mean Old Coot are always good choices.
B) Find a topic to post in the 41 that has been endlessly hashed to death and choose the most extreme position possible on it. Steel is Real or CF Ass-plodes are classics.
III) Defend your absurd position with ferocious fervor, made-up "facts", and fanaticism while fostering ill-will, anger and disdain.
4) Disappear from "the conversation" and let the credulous on the 41 implode into a fur-ball-pile-on for your enjoyment before the inevitable "Closed".

Congratulations, you are a BF Troll
But steel IS real.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
But steel IS real.
It's all a simulation. Why else do you reckon physicists can't reconcile quantum mechanics and gravity? It's a level of detail hack.
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But steel IS real.
It’s real. And it’s spectacular.

#seincliche
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
It’s real. And it’s spectacular.

#seincliche


That was and old joke, the first time you posted it this week.
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Nothing about ceramic speed pulleys? Boo!
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That was and old joke, the first time you posted it this week.
Hence the cliche hashtag. Plus, I can’t remember if it was in the 1X or C&V’d thread. Or maybe this one?

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Originally Posted by GrainBrain View Post
Nothing about ceramic speed pulleys? Boo!
Hey, do folks reckon the longer cage is necessary for an efficiency gain? I squeezed 12t and 14t into the standard cage on my Red RD... Thinking maybe it's not worth squat due to the extra wrap.
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Hey, do folks reckon the longer cage is necessary for an efficiency gain? I squeezed 12t and 14t into the standard cage on my Red RD... Thinking maybe it's not worth squat due to the extra wrap.
I bet it’s good for 0.5 MPH.

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