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Old 06-28-21, 12:28 PM
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Am I not “racy” enough?

Every morning (almost literally) I wake up, put on spandex, and go out riding one of my “Tour de France-type” drop bar bikes. Every day I pass flat bar bikes of all sorts - mountain, hybrid, whatever. Not one of them has ever tried to race me. None has ever passed or dropped me. Do I just not look racy enough to get them fired up, or is there something else I’m missing about all these stories here from flat-bar riders?

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Old 06-28-21, 12:34 PM
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It's got a good beat and you can dance to it. I'll give it a 90. Nice effort.

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Old 06-28-21, 12:35 PM
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Maybe you and Cheez could have a race off?
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Old 06-28-21, 12:37 PM
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Insufficiently garish attire?
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Old 06-28-21, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Not one of them has ever tried to race me. No e has ever passed or dropped me. Do I just not look racy enough to get them fired up, or is there something else I’m missing?
You probably forgot to wave at them.
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Old 06-28-21, 12:40 PM
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Try going shirtless, and leave the helmet at home. That ought to do it.
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Old 06-28-21, 12:44 PM
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Consider it a compliment. Maybe you're so TdF looking that you intimidate them to the point of not even trying.
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Old 06-28-21, 12:56 PM
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Does your bike look like it cost $15,000? Do you wear socks and do they match the rest of your kit, which you refer to as your kit?
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Old 06-28-21, 12:58 PM
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Unless you're wearing a skinsuit and an aero helmet, I wouldn't go to the trouble of dropping you.
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Old 06-28-21, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
Unless you're wearing a skinsuit and an aero helmet, I wouldn't go to the trouble of dropping you.
Well, this morning I was out in a one-piece sleeveless tri kit with a Giro Vanquish, face shield on. Nuthin’.

The bike was just my R2. Is that the problem?
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Old 06-28-21, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Well, this morning I was out in a one-piece sleeveless tri kit with a Giro Vanquish, face shield on. Nuthin’.

The bike was just my R2. Is that the problem?
Try a Speedo and a race number down your arm.
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Old 06-28-21, 01:09 PM
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The problem isn't your kit or even your socks. It's that you are all by yourself. No sense wasting my energy if I can't smoke the entire peloton.
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When was the last time you washed your Spandex?
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Old 06-28-21, 01:18 PM
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Make a loop where you ride in front of Vegan restaurants, the REI, and the farmers market and you'll soon be chased my a sea of black jorts wearing sandal-ista flat bar mafioso who'll drop your Lance Armstrong ass post haste.
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Old 06-28-21, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
Try a Speedo and a race number down your arm.
Ooh, I do have some TriTats left over with no racing last year. I could use those!

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Old 06-28-21, 01:31 PM
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No disrespect, but the flat-bar/hybrid assassins must sense you are a tri-geek and are afraid you'll crash in front of them or try to pee off the bike or something.
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Try making vroom vroom noises and screaming "on your left, flatbar!"
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IBAMSTTAATMPTTTIASFCTCTTTPFRBTAOTAAP*




*In before a moderator sees the thread and although that moderator probably thinks the thread is amusing still feels compelled to close the thread to prevent further replies because threads about other threads are against policy.

Trying to come up with a new acronym since I B F T L is now censor-botted.
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Old 06-28-21, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
ibamsttaatmptttiasfctctttpfrbtaotaap*




*in before a moderator sees the thread and although that moderator probably thinks the thread is amusing still feels compelled to close the thread to prevent further replies because threads about other threads are against policy.

Trying to come up with a new acronym since i b f t l is now censor-botted.
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Old 06-28-21, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post

Trying to come up with a new acronym since I B F T L is now censor-botted.
Evading the censor is an impeachable offense.

Reported!

BTW…There is no F in that.

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Originally Posted by KJ43 View Post
Maybe you and Cheez could have a race off?
Cheez would to have ask his friend for permission first.
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
threads about other threads are against policy.
Viz, I never meta thread I liked?
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If it was me that you were passing on my flat bar bike... I would have not only raced you, but I would have beat you and dropped you.
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Old 06-28-21, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
If it was me that you were passing on my flat bar bike... I would have not only raced you, but I would have beat you and dropped you.
You have a wattage adjuster/knob on your bike?
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