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How many mistakes did I make this morning?

Old 09-25-22, 11:50 AM
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How many mistakes did I make this morning?

This morning, I went on a local charity ride. Paid $50 to ride on my usual roads, and got a few cookies and a bottle refill at an aid station. Did the ride on my Di2 bike, which has disc brakes and tubeless tires, wore my uber-expensive name-brand jersey, and used clipless pedals. (And somehow managed to NOT fall over.) Oh, and at one point I hopped on a guy's wheel without asking permission, and I also didn't wave at anyone.

From what I've read on bf, many posters think I did at least one (probably several things) wrong this morning. But somehow, I managed to have a good time.
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Old 09-25-22, 11:55 AM
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Most importantly did you wear a helmet?
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Old 09-25-22, 12:29 PM
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Did you talk to a female rider?
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Old 09-25-22, 01:20 PM
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A couple details you didn’t mention: how long were your socks, and what kind of chain lube do you use? Might have really screwed up in one of those areas.
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Old 09-25-22, 01:32 PM
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Did you check the dumpsters along the route for partially-consumed bottles of vodka? Or bike-mountable golf club holders?
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Old 09-25-22, 01:46 PM
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Bragging...Trolling...or...???
meh, who cares...
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Old 09-25-22, 01:46 PM
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New here, but, just for clarification, if you rode that route within the last 7 days, did you call it a century ride? And we’re you able to avoid the bike lane to ride the road and sidewalks?

Again as a newer cyclist, I’m still trying to learn….definitely more to this cycling thingy than I thought.
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Old 09-25-22, 02:07 PM
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This post, maybe?
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Old 09-25-22, 02:10 PM
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Did you inflate the tires to 140 psi?
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
This morning, I went on a local charity ride. Paid $50 to ride on my usual roads, and got a few cookies and a bottle refill at an aid station. Did the ride on my Di2 bike, which has disc brakes and tubeless tires, wore my uber-expensive name-brand jersey, and used clipless pedals. (And somehow managed to NOT fall over.) Oh, and at one point I hopped on a guy's wheel without asking permission, and I also didn't wave at anyone.

From what I've read on bf, many posters think I did at least one (probably several things) wrong this morning. But somehow, I managed to have a good time.
Did you wave?
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Old 09-25-22, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by KerryIrons View Post
Did you wave?
Ahem.

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I also didn't wave at anyone.
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Old 09-25-22, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Ahem.
Poseur; Elitist Snob.

That is all.
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Old 09-25-22, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote in Trolling Mode View Post
This morning, I went on a local charity ride.
Mistake #1. Just give money directly and avoid the overhead.

Paid $50 to ride on my usual roads,
Mistake #2, but at least it was "only" $50. It would have been twice as much here, albeit in CA dollars.

and got a few cookies and a bottle refill at an aid station.
Mistake #3, unless "a few" is $50 worth of cookies and blow.

Did the ride on my Di2 bike, which has disc brakes and tubeless tires, wore my uber-expensive name-brand jersey, and used clipless pedals. (And somehow managed to NOT fall over.) Oh, and at one point I hopped on a guy's wheel without asking permission, and I also didn't wave at anyone.
But you probably did sign a piece of paper (or electronic equivalent) that waived all of your rights. (Mistake #4, if so.)

From what I've read on bf, many posters think I did at least one (probably several things) wrong this morning. But somehow, I managed to have a good time.
Well, in fairness, your wife paid me to do this.

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Old 09-25-22, 03:10 PM
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…Well, in fairness, your wife paid me to do this.
Must have been an unnecessary gratuity since when a man says something in the woods and no one hears him, he is still wrong.
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Old 09-25-22, 03:40 PM
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After reading this thread further, it is obvious that you made all the mistakes.
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Old 09-25-22, 03:42 PM
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If you rode a DF bike you did everything wrong.
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Old 09-25-22, 03:53 PM
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Was the charity for some disease or injury you or a family member suffers from?
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Old 09-25-22, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
Well, in fairness, your wife paid me to do this.
​​​​​​​Now I know you’re lying. My wife would never pay good money to outsource work that she’s happy to do herself.
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Old 09-25-22, 05:23 PM
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There's a thread for ride reports. Your mistake was not posting in that thread.

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycl...er-2022-a.html
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Was the bike made of steel and the wheels made of aluminum? With a Brooks saddle? Stan's sealant? More than 10% made in China? And did you eat any snake before the ride?
And on a road??? Without daytime lights? I am shocked that you survived.
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Old 09-25-22, 05:38 PM
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Did you ride an e-bike and not pedal - even with ‘fake out’ clipless pedals?

Did you hit any squirrels? Bonus points.

Were you completely sober?
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did you look for a dumpster to rummage through?
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The charity ride was only $5. You made a mistake and thought it was $50.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Now I know you’re lying. My wife would never pay good money to outsource work that she’s happy to do herself.
​​​​​​​I never said it was good money.
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Old 09-25-22, 06:13 PM
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If you did all those things ironically, it was a performance masterpiece.
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