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Old 04-04-20, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mercator View Post
For best effect, take a swig of water while passing, make a cheerful comment on the weather, maybe ride no hands for a bit.
I like to whistle a tune.. usually 'O Sole Mio -- seems pretty harmless.
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Old 04-04-20, 06:47 PM
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I'm so vain that when I got t-boned by a car, witnesses said I kept begging the EMT's to not cut my jersey or shoes off...I lost that battle and they cut my favorite jersey and my $400 fizik shoes. I later got my shorts cut off at the hospital.
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Old 04-04-20, 07:51 PM
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I don't ride through water at all. Don't want to get my bike wet. Crazy OCD about a clean bike.
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Old 04-04-20, 09:45 PM
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The one time I cleaned my (white) shoes,

I showed up for a group ride & someone commented on how clean they were.

looking around, everyone elses shoes were dirty (all high-mileage strong riders). I was embarrassed.
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Old 04-05-20, 12:25 AM
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Randonneuring twisted my roadie vanity, to where there is joy in wearing the same stinky clothes for days, satisfaction seeing the horrified expressions of mere citizens observing my state of being, and pride that the filth still on my bike came from some godforsaken place who's name and location I am uncertain.
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Old 04-05-20, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
The one time I cleaned my (white) shoes,

I showed up for a group ride & someone commented on how clean they were.

looking around, everyone elses shoes were dirty (all high-mileage strong riders). I was embarrassed.
You should have shown up in a white jersey, white shorts AND your white shoes, then you would have had the last laugh.

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Old 04-05-20, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by bpcyclist View Post
I immediately begin racing anyone who passes me.
haha, as a hybrid rider that has passed my share of road bikes Ive meet this guy frequently.

mime is Im not 100% in good shape yet and huff and puff some on the bike. I make an effort to breath quietly when Im coming up on someone.
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Old 04-05-20, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by SayWatt View Post
haha, as a hybrid rider that has passed my share of road bikes Ive meet this guy frequently.

mime is Im not 100% in good shape yet and huff and puff some on the bike. I make an effort to breath quietly when Im coming up on someone.
Kidding aside, another road bike rider who was actually pretty darn fast ans I were just completely blown by the other night by a woman on a mountain bike. She was hardly even breathing...
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Old 04-05-20, 10:54 AM
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I feel guilty when I stop pedaling while grabbing my water bottle for a quick drink, which is most of the time.
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Old 04-05-20, 11:32 AM
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Better looking bike is part of the reason I use a GPS watch instead of a computer mounted to the bike.
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Old 04-05-20, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
You should have shown up in a white jersey, white shorts AND your white shoes, then you would have had the last laugh.
Funny thing is I don't have any kit that matches as well as some of my running and hiking clothes.
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Old 04-05-20, 02:09 PM
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Better looking bike is part of the reason I use a GPS watch instead of a computer mounted to the bike.
Out front mounts - *so* pro.
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Old 04-05-20, 04:06 PM
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i enjoy looking like a fat t-shirt wearing hairy leg chump as i smoothly pound past Rapha kit , Pinarello nyc posers..
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Old 04-05-20, 04:10 PM
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i enjoy looking like a fat t-shirt wearing hairy leg chump as i smoothly pound past Rapha kit , Pinarello nyc posers..
I was on a recovery ride, yo!
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Old 04-05-20, 04:37 PM
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I'm as vain as anyone, but I can't relate to any of the things described here. I can't think of how my vanity expresses itself, but I'm sure it will come to mind...
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Old 04-06-20, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Funny thing is I don't have any kit that matches as well as some of my running and hiking clothes.
Cou*fred*gh

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Old 04-06-20, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by guadzilla View Post
Cou*fred*gh

Bingo!

but i do have a few nice Rapha bits....makes me feel pretty to wear a $30 cotton hat.
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Old 04-06-20, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
i enjoy looking like a fat t-shirt wearing hairy leg chump as i smoothly pound past Rapha kit , Pinarello nyc posers..
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I was on a recovery ride. yo!
Recovery ride???

I was easing up after completing a double century. 2 x yo !!
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Old 04-06-20, 10:34 AM
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Recovery ride???

I was easing up after completing a double century. 2 x yo !!


OldTryRaphaGuy?
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Old 04-07-20, 07:14 AM
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I take my recovery rides at night, so nobody sees me riding "slow".
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I take my recovery rides at night, so nobody sees me riding "slow".
While wearing sun glasses.
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Old 04-07-20, 10:53 AM
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i'll ride often sans helmet but with head band (rapha) as i have excellent hair ....

old school hero.
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Old 04-07-20, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Sojodave View Post
I'm so vain that when I got t-boned by a car, witnesses said I kept begging the EMT's to not cut my jersey or shoes off...I lost that battle and they cut my favorite jersey and my $400 fizik shoes. I later got my shorts cut off at the hospital.
They couldn't take 5 seconds to release the boa? Probably easier than cutting, and safer.

Shoot, they UNTIED my lace up Giro SLX's when I was on my ride to the ER.
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Old 04-07-20, 12:00 PM
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Out front mounts - *so* pro.
True. They look pro, but they don't look good.

Someone, get a rope!
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Old 04-07-20, 12:34 PM
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Keeping the bike clean, more to keep it quiet than for vanity, but I also do just enjoy the look of a clean bike, even when riding solo. The only thing I want to hear is the hum of my tires.
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