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Old 07-03-09, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
Our Tuesday night ride is fast and furious, and strangely has no egos. It's all the fast guys in the metro-Detroit area. We rotate a double echelon at about 30mph. We sprint at pre-determined points. We regroup. We chit chat. Then we fire it up again. We have sprinters and lead-outs. But again, no egos.

And every week, we get new riders jumping into our line and trying to roll with us. That's fine. Go for it. But you should be prepared to meet a very steep learning curve.
Some fail to realize what we're doing, and when they make mistakes, we yell.

You will get yelled at for the following mistakes:
- If you're on the front, do NOT pull the line through the bumpiest section of pavement. GO AROUND IT! There is no need to trash our wheels and bodies.
- If you're on the front, don't ride on the very edge of the pavement. Give some room for the echelon behind you.
- If you're on the front, you MUST pedal down the hills. Do not coast.
- If the line is hammering and you want out, you must hammer until you are on the front - even if it kills you - and then pull off. Do not pull out of the middle of the line. That's dangerous, and it creates a gap that the rider behind you must cover. You will get yelled at.
- When it's your turn to pull through and take your turn on the front, DO NOT accelerate. That's bad.
- When it's your turn to pull off the front, flick your elbow and move smoothly to the side. Nothing abrupt.

Please do not call us elitist. And don't ask us to 'dumb down' our training ride.
dammnnn you guys seem like your training for olympics! congrats on the hardcore training routine though sounds very tough
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Old 07-03-09, 04:17 AM
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dammnnn you guys seem like your training for olympics! congrats on the hardcore training routine though sounds very tough
Paging Botto. There's one on the line.
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Old 07-04-09, 02:00 PM
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You guys ride your bikes on the ROAD!
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Old 07-04-09, 02:12 PM
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I ride in the octagon.
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Old 07-04-09, 02:20 PM
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A friend and I rode into the thunderdome....he didnt leave
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Old 07-05-09, 10:06 PM
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Now Cavendish is going to yell at you:

"According to the Skil-Shimano team the rider was Piet Rooijakkers, another Dutchman who had been barged and could not help touching Cavendish. When Cavendish allegedly reacted by tugging the Skil rider's shirt, Rooijakkers lashed out."

From http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009...tour-de-france
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Old 07-05-09, 10:12 PM
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Just stopping by for old time's sake. *sniff* *wipe tear* I'm so proud of this thread. It's grown up sooooo much. Soon it'll be raging over at the old geezer forum. *sniff*
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Old 07-05-09, 10:42 PM
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I remember reading this when it was a few posts long. When did it turn into 54 pages of "touch me and I'll kill you."
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Old 07-06-09, 05:40 AM
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I remember reading this when it was a few posts long. When did it turn into 54 pages of "touch me and I'll kill you."
Between 2006 and 2009.
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Old 07-06-09, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by rollin View Post
Now Cavendish is going to whinge at you:

"According to the Skil-Shimano team the rider was Piet Rooijakkers, another Dutchman who had been barged and could not help touching Cavendish. When Cavendish allegedly reacted by tugging the Skil rider's shirt, Rooijakkers lashed out."

From http://ht tp://www.guardian.co.uk/sp...tour-de-france
fixed.
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Old 07-06-09, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
Why do you hate Triskelions?
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Why do you hate Hobbits?
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Old 07-06-09, 06:23 AM
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Old 07-07-09, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by morphius View Post
I never said I will use any of it, however if someone grabs my shirt and physically trying to push me, then I will use whatever means to protect myself.
Just because you think you a hot shot bikers, doesn't give you license to push people around. One day you just push the wrong guy and you pay for it. Better think before you do some stupid mistakes.
If you talk like this about bicycle riding, it means you're probably pretty slow.

So, not only could my 140lb/64kg self physically remove you from the ride, but you'd end up in the hospital trying to catch me.

So, stop being such a f***ing Nancy, and realize that they aren't pushing you around for the hell of it, but because you're unsafe to yourself and/or others. Grow up, and accept it.

Oh, and most of the guys I know who tried MMA are pansies.
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Old 07-07-09, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
If you talk like this about bicycle riding, it means you're probably pretty slow.

So, not only could my 140lb/64kg self physically remove you from the ride, but you'd end up in the hospital trying to catch me.

So, stop being such a f***ing Nancy, and realize that they aren't pushing you around for the hell of it, but because you're unsafe to yourself and/or others. Grow up, and accept it.

Oh, and most of the guys I know who tried MMA are pansies.
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Old 07-07-09, 11:10 AM
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KEEP HER AWAY FROM ME!!! She has quite the temper when you dare to suck her wheel when she is cruising on her barbie bike. Don't ask me how I know.
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Saw Alberto push a Rabobank rider after the break yesterday. There wasn't an immediate roadside throwdown so I assume Rabobank is lacking in their MMA training.
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Old 07-30-09, 01:12 AM
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Bump - 3 weeks. Surely there's been some hollerin'!
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I was yelled at late last week to "get a mirror!" Strange one, don't usually get yelled at to add gear.
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Old 07-30-09, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
If you talk like this about bicycle riding, it means you're probably pretty slow.
I would SIG that if I had a SIG...
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Old 07-30-09, 07:51 AM
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I was yelled at late last week to "get a room!"
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Old 07-30-09, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
If you talk like this about bicycle riding, it means you're probably pretty slow.

So, not only could my 140lb/64kg self physically remove you from the ride, but you'd end up in the hospital trying to catch me.

So, stop being such a f***ing Nancy, and realize that they aren't pushing you around for the hell of it, but because you're unsafe to yourself and/or others. Grow up, and accept it.

Oh, and most of the guys I know who tried MMA are pansies.
I turn to this thread every few months...just to see what total dicks like you have to say. It never disappoints.
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I turn to this thread every few months...just to see what total dicks like you have to say. It never disappoints.
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Old 07-30-09, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
If you talk like this about bicycle riding, it means you're probably pretty slow.

So, not only could my 140lb/64kg self physically remove you from the ride, but you'd end up in the hospital trying to catch me.

So, stop being such a f***ing Nancy, and realize that they aren't pushing you around for the hell of it, but because you're unsafe to yourself and/or others. Grow up, and accept it.

Oh, and most of the guys I know who tried MMA are pansies.
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Old 07-30-09, 11:43 AM
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If you don't want to get pushed around and yelled at, stay away from charity races.
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