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Old 07-30-09, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by wanders View Post
If you don't want to get pushed around and yelled at, don't go to europe...
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Old 07-30-09, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by wanders View Post
If you don't want to get pushed around and yelled at, stay away from charity races in Europe.
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Old 07-31-09, 10:21 AM
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Old 07-31-09, 10:28 AM
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i yelled at someone this past tuesday during the local "fast" ride. it felt good. i may try it again. later.
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Old 07-31-09, 11:32 AM
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Old 07-31-09, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by wanders View Post
If you don't want to get pushed around and yelled at, stay away from charity races.
WTF is a "charity race"?
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A "charity race" is something like a MS 150 or a cancer ride or the like. I have never been almost taken out so many times like in a charity ride. morons ride these things like there is a 6 figure prize at the end. I rode the MS 150 to cape cod and there was 4 major crashes. broken collar bone at mile 2. broken hip at mile 10. then 2 more pile ups. simply amazing.


last year i raced in a real charity race. they do exist. i got my @$$ handed to me. this one benefited the kids for the local libraries. http://www.lovellrec.com/lovelltour.html
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Old 07-31-09, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
WTF is a "charity race"?
I'm assuming it was tongue in cheek.
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Old 07-31-09, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
WTF is a "charity race"?
What is a charity race?!! Why, they are the most competitive, vicious, bloody, and cruel form of bicycle gathering known in the US.

To wit:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=567856

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=466715
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Old 07-31-09, 02:06 PM
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Geez I had no clue....I just signed up for MS150 here in AL. Work was promoting a team and I get a free jersey. I just thought it would be another summer group ride, is this not the case? Should I start training?
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Old 07-31-09, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by chiltonp View Post
Geez I had no clue....I just signed up for MS150 here in AL. Work was promoting a team and I get a free jersey. I just thought it would be another summer group ride, is this not the case? Should I start training?
It's too late. All that is left from here on out is prayer. Good luck.
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Old 07-31-09, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by chiltonp View Post
Geez I had no clue....I just signed up for MS150 here in AL. Work was promoting a team and I get a free jersey. I just thought it would be another summer group ride, is this not the case? Should I start training?
Nah, you'll be fine. Just be careful and avoid both the speeding idiots, and the "barely able to ride god bless em they're still out having fun" road hazards.

The sarcasm is that its not a race, but some people act like it is.
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Old 07-31-09, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Assault is assault.
First, you wouldn't even know I was doing it. You'd probably think I was just drifting over after losing focus for a second or two. I think most judges would laugh you out of the court room for "assault with a hip".

Second, if/when you take someone out on a group ride and they die, what should their family lawyers press for in court? I'd go manslaughter for criminal, and then take everything you own in civil.

Third, as has been suggested before, lighten up, Francis.
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Old 07-31-09, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Assault is assault.
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Old 07-31-09, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by gettingold View Post
I turn to this thread every few months...just to see what total dicks like you have to say. It never disappoints.
Because I put some wannabe meathead in his place?

Yep, I'm a dick.
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Old 07-31-09, 04:19 PM
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Yelled at someone today. Briefly considered pushing him out of my way. Guy swerved... he was trying to answer his cell phone as I was overtaking him.
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Old 07-31-09, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
Because I put some wannabe meathead in his place?

Yep, I'm a dick.
don't feed the self righteous freds. you're better than that.
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Old 07-31-09, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
An excellent and well-communicated retort. I repeat: what is being described is assault, and punishable by jail time, tough guy.
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Old 07-31-09, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
An excellent and well-communicated retort. I repeat: what is being described is assault, and punishable by jail time, tough guy.
Letter.

Spirit.

Law.

No judge or jury would convict a person for assault for putting a hand on your hip to protect a bunch of other people.

That's a sick twist on malicious compliance; you'd be protected by the law, and you'd be prosecuting a person who attempted to keep you from possibly hurting others.
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Old 07-31-09, 06:52 PM
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PSI yells at his teammates on Tuesday nights.
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PSI yells at his teammates on Tuesday nights.
He's just needs to be fed.
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Old 07-31-09, 09:21 PM
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Figured I'd stop by this thread again. Never gets old.

I have to say, even though the first post makes the OP sound maybe a little snarky and full of himself, I'm reading his book right now and it's definitely good. You can thank me for a few cents of your next royalty check.
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
Letter.

Spirit.

Law.

No judge or jury would convict a person for assault for putting a hand on your hip to protect a bunch of other people.

That's a sick twist on malicious compliance; you'd be protected by the law, and you'd be prosecuting a person who attempted to keep you from possibly hurting others.
Ok, I wasn't thinking in terms of a "hip bump". This thread started with talk of yanking people off their bikes by their jerseys. That is what I was referring to.
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I'm bringing a chain to my race tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Ok, I wasn't thinking in terms of a "hip bump". This thread started with talk of yanking people off their bikes by their jerseys. That is what I was referring to.
I think the OP and others meant pulling people out of the paceline by their jerseys in order to protect everyone else on the ride, including the rider being pulled out of line. They aren't trying to hurt anyone or humiliate anyone. Sure, it might sting, but that happens to everyone when they first start.

There is a time and a place for a squirrel to learn; it is not on the weekly hammerfest at 30mph.
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