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Old 07-09-21, 09:38 AM
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You know you are slowing down when...

You know you are slowing down in your old age, when on a hill, an old guy in a walker yells ------------- on your left!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
You know you are slowing down in your old age, when on a hill, an old guy in a walker yells ------------- on your left!!!!!!!!!!
Been there, done that - on both sides of the walker!
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Old 07-09-21, 10:47 AM
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This thread offers soooooo many opportunities. But, is it worth the price of a one week suspension?
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Not as good as I once was,
Not even as good once as I ever was
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Old 07-09-21, 11:14 AM
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We figured he was slow, just didn't know how slow. Now we know....
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
This thread offers soooooo many opportunities. But, is it worth the price of a one week suspension?
Don't feel sad.... I wanted to say it too!
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Old 07-09-21, 01:07 PM
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A couple of years ago while climbing the Col de Pailheres in France a couple of sheep passed and dropped me
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I have guys on mountain bikes pass me.
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Old 07-09-21, 02:05 PM
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When I first started riding my road bike a few years ago, an older skinny gentleman wearing a wife beater and flip flops and riding what looked like a steel road bike passed me when we were both barely going uphill on the first main road out of my house. I am a little stronger now, but recently on a hot day a younger guy on a hybrid passed me on one of the steeper climbs in my area. Neither as epic as getting passed by LarrySellerz on his hybrid with homemade aerobars:

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Old 07-09-21, 02:28 PM
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When Ma and Pa Kettle shout out "on your left". (sorry if this is lost on some!)
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Old 07-09-21, 02:50 PM
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Many years ago, in a long road race, I got in a three-man breakaway in the Cat 4 group. As we were riding our guts out, opening a gap on the main pack, the lead group from a much faster Cat went past us in a smooth paceline, with their deep section aero wheels slicing through the air with a smooth humming sound.

One of the guys I was with looked over at them and said, “So that’s what it looks like.“
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Old 07-09-21, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
This thread offers soooooo many opportunities. But, is it worth the price of a one week suspension?
During lunch I composed such a response then exercised restraint.
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Old 07-09-21, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Rdmonster69 View Post
I have guys on mountain bikes pass me.
I rode across the US 22 years ago. The overall strongest person in our group of 13 was 60. He rode a full suspension MTB pulling a BOB trailer with heavy gear. His tent alone probably weighed 13 lbs.
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Old 07-09-21, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Rdmonster69 View Post
I have guys on mountain bikes pass me.
Why would you want that to happen? Does having mtb'rs pass you keep your adrenaline going or is it so you can draft?
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Old 07-09-21, 03:40 PM
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Several weeks ago on a multi day, 200+ mile ride with about 400 participants I passed no one. And on each day I left early, within 15 minutes of sunrise when most riders were still breaking down their tents. But it was okay because it wasn't a race.
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Old 07-09-21, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
When I first started riding my road bike a few years ago, an older skinny gentleman wearing a wife beater and flip flops and riding what looked like a steel road bike passed me when we were both barely going uphill on the first main road out of my house. I am a little stronger now, but recently on a hot day a younger guy on a hybrid passed me on one of the steeper climbs in my area. Neither as epic as getting passed by LarrySellerz on his hybrid with homemade aerobars:

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whasa "wife beater'?

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Old 07-09-21, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by gringomojado View Post
whasa "wife beater'?

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Undershirt, sleeveless, with shoulder straps.
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Old 07-09-21, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by gringomojado View Post
whasa "wife beater'?

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It's an outdated term (and one that I wouldn't use because I find it disrespectful) for a tank top.
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Old 07-09-21, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
You know you are slowing down in your old age, when on a hill, an old guy on a recumbent yells ------------- on your left!!!!!!!!!!
Fixed for you.
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Old 07-09-21, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
A couple of years ago while climbing the Col de Pailheres in France a couple of sheep passed and dropped me
As long as they didn't drop anything on you ... no problem.
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Old 07-09-21, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Rdmonster69 View Post
I have guys on mountain bikes pass me.
I do that all the time when riding our Rail Trail (ORT). On a good day I even catch and pass e-bikers.
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Old 07-09-21, 07:15 PM
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Does one ever think one is old? I'm about to turn 77. For the past several years, I haven't seen that as old.

Hmmm.... Maybe that's a sign....

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Old 07-09-21, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by OldRailfan View Post
I do that all the time when riding our Rail Trail (ORT). On a good day I even catch and pass e-bikers.
The time to pass e-bikers is when going downhill!
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Old 07-09-21, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by fujidon View Post
It's an outdated term (and one that I wouldn't use because I find it disrespectful) for a tank top.
That is true. Just goes to show that I am getting old.
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When doing a hill climb on Zwift, a runner passes you.

But in my 20s as a runner, I chased down a cyclist on a 8% 2mile grade and passed them. A moment which will live in infamy.
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