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    Any one also a roadie in here?

    Well i am not. and i have a few words for you all. What is your problem!?!?! what gives you guys the right to ride 5 people wide on the road. Yeah so I was driving from loveland to boulder the other day (yes i know its boulder but it was ON THE WAY) not on the highway but the back way for those of you who know it and there was some stupid roadie race going on. the very very few who rode single file i greatly respected. but 99% of the time they were at least two or three wide. not only is it painfully annoying, but its illegal. and then to have the nerve to give me some dirty look when im going around (sometimes honking, granted) or even send a cute little bird my way. i even almost ran over some idiot in the other lane (riding double wide of course) going around a lone rider in my lane. That dingle-berry wouldn't have gotten almost nailed by a three-ton tahoe if he would have simply ridden single file. ok now im done
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_crzd47
    ...but 99% of the time they were at least two or three wide...
    Prone to exaggeration are we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_crzd47
    i even almost ran over some idiot in the other lane (riding double wide of course) going around a lone rider in my lane. That dingle-berry wouldn't have gotten almost nailed by a three-ton tahoe if he would have simply ridden single file. ok now im done
    Why were you passing anybody with oncoming traffic in the other lane? Last I checked that is just as illegal and even more stupid!

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    Roadies annoy the hell out of me too but I try to keep it to myself (although it's hard) on the forums.

    Next time a roadie flips you off for honking at them for doing something wrong. Do what I do... Pull your car over, get out and wait for them. I've never had one stop and wanna "discuss" the situation. Running them over or buzzing too close to one won't make them change their attitude but a possible ass-kicking may.

    The advice I just gave you was horrible advice, and don't follow it as I do stupid stuff sometimes.

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    Sometimes you just have to deal with roadie traffic...doesn't mean you should endanger them or oncoming traffic.

    I passed a roadie on Sunday morning riding about a foot outside the bike lane...kinda made me think WTF, but I'm not going buzz him or move into oncoming traffic or get pissed off and honk or yell at him...what does that accomplish?

    And if you knew it was a race, I'm assuming you knew it was a race because that's what you said and there were probably signs posted, why is there even something to complain about?

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    Let's gain some perspective. Think about these questions:

    How much do these group ride actually inconvenience you?

    Do you arrive at you destination later than you would have or do you just speed up after going around them and then end up sitting at the same light you would have hit anyway?

    Are these roadies that much more of an inconvenice to you that additional cars would be?

    Are these roadies as much of an inconvenience to you in you car as you are to hikers and other trail users are when you're mountain biking?

    Is is really that bad that people are using the public rights-of-way in a non-typical fasion?

    Why are you so stressed out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Roadies annoy the hell out of me too but I try to keep it to myself (although it's hard) on the forums.

    Next time a roadie flips you off for honking at them for doing something wrong. Do what I do... Pull your car over, get out and wait for them. I've never had one stop and wanna "discuss" the situation. Running them over or buzzing too close to one won't make them change their attitude but a possible ass-kicking may.

    The advice I just gave you was horrible advice, and don't follow it as I do stupid stuff sometimes.
    Talk about launching a missle to kill a mouse.

    Have you considered that there's no difference between "roadies" and mountain bikers riding to the trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs
    Talk about launching a missle to kill a mouse.

    Have you considered that there's no difference between "roadies" and mountain bikers riding to the trail.
    Dude... use your humor detector. I was kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weimie
    I passed a roadie on Sunday morning riding about a foot outside the bike lane...kinda made me think WTF, but I'm not going buzz him or move into oncoming traffic or get pissed off and honk or yell at him...what does that accomplish?
    As a cyclist that rides on the road for fun and commuting, I can say that "bike lanes" are often just the shoulder of roads and are very inconsistent. They generally have potholes, obstructions, and a lot more debris. It's often safer to ride on the white line where you have a good line and are visible to cars.

    Of course, I cannot speak to the specific situation you mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Dude... use your humor detector. I was kidding.
    No worries.

    I guess I don't think that endangering cyclists (even solo roadies) is very funny considering that it happens to me very frequently.
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    do you know how i know your gay?


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    Quote Originally Posted by crakkillsdaily
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    Last time I checked scrodies love sporting spandex and little hats. Makes me wonder????

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    Quality post.
    Yes it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs
    As a cyclist that rides on the road for fun and commuting, I can say that "bike lanes" are often just the shoulder of roads and are very inconsistent. They generally have potholes, obstructions, and a lot more debris. It's often safer to ride on the white line where you have a good line and are visible to cars.

    Of course, I cannot speak to the specific situation you mentioned.
    I commute to work everyday so I know the conditions of the bike lanes, at least on my route to work and they're pretty bad right and I have at times stayed or rode outside the bike lane to avoid something.....but that's also why I switched to hardcased tires.

    But I didn't honk, yell or buzz him because he was doing it and it didn't make me angry....cause I was on my way to ride somewhere myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs
    How much do these group ride actually inconvenience you?
    Try driving up Lefthand Canyon during a weekend and then re-ask this question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs
    Do you arrive at you destination later than you would have or do you just speed up after going around them and then end up sitting at the same light you would have hit anyway?
    Yes.. I live in Ned. One moronic roadie on Canyon Rd can build up a line 10 cars long and add a good 15 minutes to the drive. I don't care how fast you _think_ you are, you're still friggin slow compared to a car.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs
    Are these roadies that much more of an inconvenice to you that additional cars would be?
    Yes.. cars are usually spaced out where I can pass them. A roadie builds up a line of cars that can't be passed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs
    Are these roadies as much of an inconvenience to you in you car as you are to hikers and other trail users are when you're mountain biking?
    On a mountainbike I yield right of way and move over when someone faster comes up behind me. I also smile at fellow trail users and tend to get along cordially with other people in my sport.

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    Is is really that bad that people are using the public rights-of-way in a non-typical fasion?
    If it's a busy mountain road with no shoulders.. don't be an idiot. Seriously.

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    Why are you so stressed out?
    I'm not.. until I have to spend 10 minutes of an otherwise nice day following some moron's florescent spandex ass.. Plus men shaving their legs makes me a bit nauseous.

    Overall I'm supportive of anyone on any type of bike.. but abusing the use of the road is no different than abusing the use of a trail.. it makes you an idiot. Brightly colored spandex just helps draw attention to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Try driving up Lefthand Canyon during a weekend and then re-ask this question.

    Yes.. I live in Ned. One moronic roadie on Canyon Rd can build up a line 10 cars long and add a good 15 minutes to the drive. I don't care how fast you _think_ you are, you're still friggin slow compared to a car.

    Yes.. cars are usually spaced out where I can pass them. A roadie builds up a line of cars that can't be passed.

    On a mountainbike I yield right of way and move over when someone faster comes up behind me. I also smile at fellow trail users and tend to get along cordially with other people in my sport.

    If it's a busy mountain road with no shoulders.. don't be an idiot. Seriously.

    I'm not.. until I have to spend 10 minutes of an otherwise nice day following some moron's florescent spandex ass.. Plus men shaving their legs makes me a bit nauseous.

    Overall I'm supportive of anyone on any type of bike.. but abusing the use of the road is no different than abusing the use of a trail.. it makes you an idiot. Brightly colored spandex just helps draw attention to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    One moronic roadie on Canyon Rd can... ...add a good 15 minutes to the drive.

    A roadie builds up a line of cars that can't be passed.

    uhhhhh... ...bullsh!t

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Disney's Frozen Head
    uhhhhh... ...bullsh!t
    Really? Care to wager? Come drive between Ned and Boulder with me this weekend if the weather's nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Really? Care to wager? Come drive between Ned and Boulder with me this weekend if the weather's nice.
    Yes really. You're pulling stuff out of your a$$ and I'm calling you on it

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    Well I just got back from my road ride so I had some time to think more about this. Since today is Ride of Silence day (www.rideofsilence.org) I tried to think of all the people I know that have kill on their bikes on the road over the years. I was sort of surprise that all the riders I know who do stupid things every day on their bikes that piss people off, the ones that are six feet under were riding right and legal on the road the day they died. Drunk drivers, people going the wrong way on a one way street, passing in a no passing zone, drivers falling asleep, speeding, the list goes on. I'm sorry that I may force you to slow down for a couple minutes at most during your day, but it'll save you from seeing what's left behind after an accident.

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    Please do. It will make it easier for me to tell the Cops your Plate Number.

    Remember your three ton Tahoe pushes alot of wind off it when you pass me at 50+ MPH, please give a bike some room when you pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Disney's Frozen Head
    Yes really. You're pulling stuff out of your a$$ and I'm calling you on it
    Curvy, steep mountain road that has no shoulder along much of it + heavy springtime traffic + a few idiot roadies that ride several feet inside the lane. Why is it hard for you to understand how this works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Disney's Frozen Head
    uhhhhh... ...bullsh!t
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAHD
    Well I just got back from my road ride so I had some time to think more about this. Since today is Ride of Silence day (www.rideofsilence.org) I tried to think of all the people I know that have kill on their bikes on the road over the years. I was sort of surprise that all the riders I know who do stupid things every day on their bikes that piss people off, the ones that are six feet under were riding right and legal on the road the day they died. Drunk drivers, people going the wrong way on a one way street, passing in a no passing zone, drivers falling asleep, speeding, the list goes on. I'm sorry that I may force you to slow down for a couple minutes at most during your day, but it'll save you from seeing what's left behind after an accident.

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    Please do. It will make it easier for me to tell the Cops your Plate Number.

    Remember your three ton Tahoe pushes alot of wind off it when you pass me at 50+ MPH, please give a bike some room when you pass.
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    "Try driving up Lefthand Canyon during a weekend and then re-ask this question."

    A swell subjective answer, but the inconvinience you're talking about boils down to having to pay more attention, use the steering wheel more often, and drive slightly slower. Heaven help you.

    "Yes.. I live in Ned. One moronic roadie on Canyon Rd can build up a line 10 cars long and add a good 15 minutes to the drive. I don't care how fast you _think_ you are, you're still friggin slow compared to a car."

    Think about your logic here. It's somehow the fault of the lone roadie and not traffic volume. I've driven and biked up that road plenty of times. The traffic volume, curves, and steep section near Boulder Falls do far more to slow you down than a roadie does. Further, as much as a cyclist may or may not be at "fault" in your view, traffic ofen slows greatly becasue people are nervous and poor drivers. more fundamentally, the cyclist (like all citiznes) has a right to use the road under Colorado law.

    "Yes.. cars are usually spaced out where I can pass them. A roadie builds up a line of cars that can't be passed."

    This just again shows your skewed view. I've driven a lot of canyons and its far easier to pass a cyclist slow compared to a car than it is to pass a car (even assuming that they are spaced out--which, in my experince, they are not) that is going much closer to your speed.

    "On a mountainbike I yield right of way and move over when someone faster comes up behind me. I also smile at fellow trail users and tend to get along cordially with other people in my sport."

    Most roadies are the same. Most are not racers out to break into cat.3 and ruin your weekend. Most are no different thatn you and me. A few bad apples should not be allowed to spoil the bunch. If that were the case, mountain biking is screwed as well.

    "If it's a busy mountain road with no shoulders.. don't be an idiot. Seriously."

    See my previous answer.

    "I'm not.. until I have to spend 10 minutes of an otherwise nice day following some moron's florescent spandex ass.. Plus men shaving their legs makes me a bit nauseous."

    It came across otherwise. Think about it. Ten minutes? That's really not very long and it's an absolute worst case scenario.

    Further, you lose credibility in this argument with silly statements a like the one you make here. If I found being not in great cardio shape and drinking and smoking *** to be offensive, does that mean I'm free to paint all mountain bikers negatively? Moreover, lots of mountain bikers shave.

    "Overall I'm supportive of anyone on any type of bike.. but abusing the use of the road is no different than abusing the use of a trail.. it makes you an idiot. Brightly colored spandex just helps draw attention to it."

    You overall opinions belie your consiliatory statement here. "Everyone esle is ok as long as I'm not inconvenienced at all?"

    BY the way, I see just as many fasion mistakes on the tail as on the road.

    The really sad thing about your posts is that they rely on an utterly subjective assumption that there are roadies and mountain bikers. We're all just cyclists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Do you look like this?
    Ned and Tomac looked just as stoopid in the 80s.

    Heck, everyone looked stoopid in the 80s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_crzd47
    Well i am not. and i have a few words for you all. What is your problem!?!?! what gives you guys the right to ride 5 people wide on the road. Yeah so I was driving from loveland to boulder the other day (yes i know its boulder but it was ON THE WAY) not on the highway but the back way for those of you who know it and there was some stupid roadie race going on. the very very few who rode single file i greatly respected. but 99% of the time they were at least two or three wide. not only is it painfully annoying, but its illegal. and then to have the nerve to give me some dirty look when im going around (sometimes honking, granted) or even send a cute little bird my way. i even almost ran over some idiot in the other lane (riding double wide of course) going around a lone rider in my lane. That dingle-berry wouldn't have gotten almost nailed by a three-ton tahoe if he would have simply ridden single file. ok now im done

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    Wow you guys had a lot of time today, probably took longer to type all that bs, than it did waiting to pass safely. If you left a little earlier you might not be 10 minutes late. Don't blame me I ride single file. More and more people are going to be riding to work or ??? Lets give em a brake. You never know they might have two great kids at home waiting for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longman
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    You know I do ride a road bike sometimes, but typically I run a shuttle while doing it.

    Lighten up and go riding guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs
    Blah blah blah... blah blah.. blah.
    Yup.. okay. Please try to stay to the side of the road so I can pass easily and I'll give you plenty of room while doing so.

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    The really sad thing about your posts is that they rely on an utterly subjective assumption that there are roadies and mountain bikers. We're all just cyclists.
    Meh.. I don't really care what type of bike you're on. I differentiate between cyclists and asshats. People that ride in the middle of the road lane are asshats.. so are mtbr's that widen the trail. It's not confined to any one subset, this thread just happens to be about the roadie version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Disney's Frozen Head
    uhhhhh... ...bullsh!t
    and then they get passed, have an accident and kill the roadie. It happened in golden a few weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Meh.. I don't really care what type of bike you're on. I differentiate between cyclists and asshats. People that ride in the middle of the road lane are asshats.. so are mtbr's that widen the trail. It's not confined to any one subset, this thread just happens to be about the roadie version.
    That's a fine distinction, but generally what I read in this thread, and what I hear on this board, a distinction is made between roadies and mountain bikers--not idiots and non-idiots.
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    Great!

    I just sat and read this thread while eating dinner. Way better than anything on tv! Keep it going!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pabs
    That's a fine distinction, but generally what I read in this thread, and what I hear on this board, a distinction is made between roadies and mountain bikers--not idiots and non-idiots.
    That could be b/c you're on MTBR. But true.. we should be focusing on more important things.. like why a man would choose to wear spandex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles

    My thoughts exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muff
    My thoughts exactly!
    HAHA! I bet you and skaredshtles spent hours on the phone working that comeback out...what a double act! you should be on stage. awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by longman
    HAHA! I bet you and skaredshtles spent hours on the phone working that comeback out...what a double act! you should be on stage. awesome
    Don't try to deflect this. It's all you....

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    Well damn, I don't drive Left Hand that often, 4 maybe five times a year. The times I do drive the Boulder/Jeffco county canyons are usually in the summer and on a weekend and I don't recall ever being held up too bad by cyclists. When they are climbing they usually keep to the far right and aren't that hard to get by safely. When they are descending they are not going too much slower than the car traffic and once again, it usually isn't that hard to safely get by. I certainly don't think I'm being delayed all that much by cyclists. Large packs blocking traffic outside of the context of a sanctioned and permitted race is a different issue, but I've never encountered anything like this on my occasional forays on front range roads.

    Maybe I'm just a chill kind of guy but someone slowing me and my automobile doesn't make me pop a vein or anything. Road rage is such an ugly and pointless affliction. Plus, a lot of you guys need to get over your sexual insecurity about Lycra and shaved legs. Especially since a lot of you are the first ones to jump down throat and label close minded anyone that ridicules the baggy outfits that so many snowboarders and DHers wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    Well damn, I don't drive Left Hand that often, 4 maybe five times a year. The times I do drive the Boulder/Jeffco county canyons are usually in the summer and on a weekend and I don't recall ever being held up too bad by cyclists.
    You're kidding right? Most any Sat/Sun morning during spring you can count 200+ cyclists going up this road. It's a fairly constant stream. At the top they congregate on the road in front of the Ward general store like the place is giving away free Schick Quattros.

    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    Plus, a lot of you guys need to get over your sexual insecurity about Lycra and shaved legs. Especially since a lot of you are the first ones to jump down throat and label close minded anyone that ridicules the baggy outfits that so many snowboarders and DHers wear.
    DH baggies cover armour. It's typical for men to wear loose fitting shorts as street clothing. What's the functional point of lycra and shaving?

    Roadie shorts are no less disturbing than Speedos at the public pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    and then they get passed, have an accident and kill the roadie. It happened in golden a few weeks ago.
    You really should get your facts straight on this one. The man who was killed was solo and killed by an oncoming vehicle. The postal truck wasn't passing a cyclist but simply a bad driver.

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    You all claim to know where these cyclists are that are killing your petro groove. So then in these areas be mindful, don't speed and please don't buzz me, blast your horn at me, scream at me, throw crap at me, clip me with your side view mirror or run over/kill me. Actually, please don't do this anywhere you see me or another cyclist. Really, how would you feel if you killed someone? You're being a d!ck and totally disrespectful of life. I am just trying to get to work so backdafugoff. Seriously, you people scare the sheet out of me when you pull crap like this. You're in a freaking vehicle that outweighs me ten times over. Stop thinking of just yourselves. Put your wife, your daughter, your sister, your mother in my position on the road. She can feel the heat of your engine as you pass. She wonders can she maintain her trajectory on only a few inches of pavement between her and a rutted drop to a drainage ditch as you're trying to see just how close you can get with your vehicle at 45 mph. Every part of her is scared that you're trying to kill her. Would you do this to someone you love? Because someone loves that person whose life you're placing in the balance. They probably don't appreciate it; I know I sure as hell don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    ridicules the baggy outfits that so many snowboarders wear.
    Do drag us into this mess, brutha. We just love to ride the fluff in comf, brah

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Do drag us into this mess, brutha. We just love to ride the fluff in comf, brah

    Screw off you stupid hippie! I wear brighter colors so folks dont hit me on the road, and it fits tighter so I can ride to work faster, have a few more minutes with my family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Screw off you stupid hippie! I wear brighter colors so folks dont hit me on the road, and it fits tighter so I can ride to work faster, have a few more minutes with my family.
    haha brah, jokes on yooooou
    Thems bright kuluz make ya stand out so I can run ya over easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    haha brah, jokes on yooooou
    Thems bright kuluz make ya stand out so I can run ya over easier
    The next time I see your baggie wearin, low-eyed a$$ "riding" your snowboard..or... going downhill on a rocky trail at unsafe speeds... I'm gonna have to show you what I'm made of, kid.
    And I'll be wearin my bright, yet earthtone - ish, riding gear so you'll know its me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    The next time I see your baggie wearin, low-eyed a$$ "riding" your snowboard..or... going downhill on a rocky trail at unsafe speeds... I'm gonna have to show you what I'm made of, kid.
    And I'll be wearin my bright, yet earthtone - ish, riding gear so you'll know its me!
    Its on tuffguy! I'll be lookin for them bright kulurz...
    Ertime I see dat fruity sh!t, I think...ummm...I think.....ummm
    where's my bong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Its on tuffguy! I'll be lookin for them bright kulurz...
    Ertime I see dat fruity sh!t, I think...ummm...I think.....ummm
    where's my bong?
    I'll see you soon enough, loser. I'll just look for the guy that appears out of control with regards to gravity, wearing rather baggy clothes for comfort, then we'll have a chat.
    You're not worth my time.... I'm goin back to my IPA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    I'll see you soon enough, loser. I'll just look for the guy thats out of control with regards to gravity, wearing rather baggy clothes, then we'll have a chat.
    You're not worth my time.... I'm goin back to my IPA...
    Oh doood, found my bong!
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    huh, huh
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    Yeah, brah. I'll be lookin fer ya. The one that wears bright, yet not flaming earthtones, on the commute to work, or to the grociery store, or to the gym, or to pick up dinner, or to ride to the pub...

    Well have a talksee... sun

    Yur not wirth, my time, brah. Back to my bong...

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    That's the best multiple personality argument I've heard in a long time. Take care Brah(s)

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    [QUOTE=athalliah]You really should get your facts straight on this one. The man who was killed was solo and killed by an oncoming vehicle. The postal truck wasn't passing a cyclist but simply a bad driver.

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    You all claim to know where these cyclists are that are killing your petro groove. So [QUOTE]

    What are these 'facts' you talk of?

    Kidding, I know what happened, but regardless, when people get the itch to pass a cyclist on a tight and winding road, the risk is higher for everyone.

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    It's tough on the road b/c that's where you spend your whole ride, sharing with cars and trucks. I love the smooth fast pace on the road, but it's a pain to always be passed and try to stay out of the way.

    I don't condone roadies who intentionally ride too many abreast (though it's our only way of being social and enjoying the ride) especially when it's in the car lane, that's just stupid. But please don't get road rage and even consider buzzing one of us. We have so little protection and are traveling at such fast speeds that it's horrific when one goes down on the road, lives are at stake. Please give a considerate "light" honk as you approach someone who needs to move over.

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    dood.. WKD-RDR has (thankfully) already killed this thread. No more posting allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    What's the functional point of lycra and shaving?
    Pedaling into the wind sucks enough already there is no need to bring a sail.
    Shaving is to make it easier to deal with the unlikely event of road rash.


    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Roadie shorts are no less disturbing than Speedos at the public pool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    Fruita is sweeet

    You soo beat me to the punch!!
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by will.s
    Pedaling into the wind sucks enough already there is no need to bring a sail.
    Shaving is to make it easier to deal with the unlikely event of road rash.
    Okay.. that makes sense. Most roadies are sooo fast that those extra couple inches of surface area make a difference. And keeping your legs shaved continuously just in case you eventually crash.. umm, sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by will.s
    I've never quite understood the classic roadie response of accusing anyone that doesn't want to see men in spandex as a closet gay. I thought the "I am rubber, you are glue" comeback stopped working after second grade. When you strive to be an ultra skinny guy going out in public dressed in skin tight, brightly colored clothes with shaved legs I would think you could understand that people may want to ask why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Okay.. that makes sense. Most roadies are sooo fast that those extra couple inches of surface area make a difference. And keeping your legs shaved continuously just in case you eventually crash.. umm, sure.


    I've never quite understood the classic roadie response of accusing anyone that doesn't want to see men in spandex as a closet gay. I thought the "I am rubber, you are glue" comeback stopped working after second grade. When you strive to be an ultra skinny guy going out in public dressed in skin tight, brightly colored clothes with shaved legs I would think you could understand that people may want to ask why.
    We have a winner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Okay.. that makes sense. Most roadies are sooo fast that those extra couple inches of surface area make a difference. And keeping your legs shaved continuously just in case you eventually crash.. umm, sure.
    I'm sorry you are right we do it because we like you looking at us.

    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    I've never quite understood the classic roadie response of accusing anyone that doesn't want to see men in spandex as a closet gay. I thought the "I am rubber, you are glue" comeback stopped working after second grade. When you strive to be an ultra skinny guy going out in public dressed in skin tight, brightly colored clothes with shaved legs I would think you could understand that people may want to ask why.
    And I don't understand why you are so concerned over what others wear that is unless you don't like how it makes you erect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will.s
    And I don't understand why you are so concerned over what others wear that is unless you don't like how it makes you erect.
    You must have put a lot of thought into that... Typical roadie response. "I dress gay, so I'm going to call you gay for pointing out I dress gay." Genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will.s
    Blah, blah, blah.. I am rubber, you are glue.. yada.
    I can see this thread is going to turn real productive. Thanks, will.s, I appreciate the thoughtful dialogue.

    WKD-RDR already won this thread.. i'm out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    You must have put a lot of thought into that... Typical roadie response. "I dress gay, so I'm going to call you gay for pointing out I dress gay." Genius.

    I just don't understand why you care what roadies wear. And for that matter I don't understand why so many mountain bikers love to rant about roadies so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will.s
    I just don't understand why you care what roadies wear. And for that matter I don't understand why so many mountain bikers love to rant about roadies so much.

    Because roadies are annoying as hell for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Because roadies are faster than me.
    Fixed it for ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Disney's Frozen Head
    Fixed it for ya
    Yeah I'm not into being "fast" but I can actually ride a bike. Can you do this? I can. Now go shave your legs and check your heart rate. I'll be riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Yeah I'm not into being "fast" but I can actually ride a bike. Can you do this? I can. Now go shave your legs and check your heart rate. I'll be riding.
    Nice series. I noticed that you left out the landing, any particular reason for that?



    It's easy to look good in the air.

    Have a great weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Disney's Frozen Head
    Nice series. I noticed that you left out the landing, any particular reason for that?



    It's easy to look good in the air.

    Have a great weekend!
    No I pulled it. In case you were doubting the skillz, here are some more of me from my bmx days.

    I sure do look good in the air, don't I?
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    I was right you do have a complex of some sort. You obviously feel the need to prove your self to others.

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    I have more if you want it.

    Last weekend just messing around.

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    One more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by will.s
    I was right you do have a complex of some sort. You obviously feel the need to prove your self to others.
    Nope. Walt Disney's Roadie Head was questioning whether or not I could actually pull off a big move like that big drop. So I was letting him know that I could. Try reading posts before you get emo and cut yourself.

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    Emo is as emo does.

    I'm not the one that records his every move so it can be shown on myspace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will.s
    Emo is as emo does.

    I'm not the one that records his every move so it can be shown on myspace.
    You don't have anything that anyone would be interested in seeing.

    Sponsors however, do like for you to post up stuff so that people can see you riding/promoting their product. It's not vanity, it's called promotion. There's your bike industry lesson for the day.

    And it's youtube btw.

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    Lots of chest-thumping and other assorted shenanigans happening today.

    Keep it up!

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    I think the roadies are done getting owned.

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    Can't we all just get along?

    I ride a road bike mostly, but don't shave my legs. I used to race road a lot, but would now rather ride my MTB more, but can't due to family/time constrains.

    Oh and I also ride a cross bike, which is sort of not a road bike and sort of is. I do all this in Spandex, but am not gay. I don't own baggies because I ran out of money buying bikes (and spandex).

    I have a RoadBikeReview.com avatar also!

    Shaving does help with road rash (from experience). Spandex is comfortable and breathes well when I ride 1-abreast up Lefthand Canyon.

    Hmmm? Wow, I guess I just don't fit in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    I think the roadies are done getting owned.
    Yes you definitely owned me. You are just so awesome I am going to spend the rest of my life trying be you and give butt hurt rants about how every other form of cycling is the suck.


    sorry about your penis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will.s
    sorry about your penis.
    What a shock that a roadie would have a comeback like that. Typical.

    Face it dude, you have a big bag of nothing.


    *Waits for another "your gay" response from the super-sensitive roadie*

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    What a shock that a roadie would have a comeback like that. Typical.

    Face it dude, you have a big bag of nothing.

    And you haven't aged past 15, so were even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    I think the roadies are done getting owned.
    Wow, I am so old I actually bought those magazines (I had a subscription) and remember the captions. Dude! You had your picture taken by Spike! You musta been famous! Too freakin cool. I always aspired to ride like that, but never got close...

    I bought my road bike for rehab when I tore my acl riding the vert ramp at Bladium (Stapleton, R.I.P.). So quit lumping all the roadies in together. Do I wear spandex? When the opportunity calls for it. I also own a crapload of armor and a few cracked full face helmets. Anything on 2 wheels is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    Wow, I am so old I actually bought those magazines (I had a subscription) and remember the captions. Dude! You had your picture taken by Spike! You musta been famous! Too freakin cool. I always aspired to ride like that, but never got close...

    I bought my road bike for rehab when I tore my acl riding the vert ramp at Bladium (Stapleton, R.I.P.). So quit lumping all the roadies in together. Do I wear spandex? When the opportunity calls for it. I also own a crapload of armor and a few cracked full face helmets. Anything on 2 wheels is good.
    I have no problems with you my good man

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    ...and to think...I almost skipped this thread!


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    Quote Originally Posted by will.s
    And you haven't aged past 15, so were even.
    Nice comeback, guy with nothing in has bag. What's next? You gonna tell me that your dad can beat up my dad?

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    I ride road a little and MTB a lot and suck at both...

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Nice comeback, guy with nothing in has bag. What's next? You gonna tell me that your dad can beat up my dad?

    No I was waiting for you to do that or call me out for a ride off it seems to be on par with your maturity level. Please show us some more pictures of your pure awesomeness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Nice comeback, guy with nothing in has bag. What's next? You gonna tell me that your dad can beat up my dad?
    I want in on this one I got $15 on the guy in the hoodie
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    Quote Originally Posted by will.s
    No I was waiting for you to do that or call me out for a ride off it seems to be on par with your maturity level. Please show us some more pictures of your pure awesomeness.
    I could do both, but quite frankly you bore me with your (lack of) wit. I'm pretty much done with you. If you offered up anything in the form of intelligence, then it would be fun to keep this going.

    As far as pictures of my awesomeness. I posted those to show Walt Disney's Roadie Head that I could indeed pull the trick that he insinuated that I fell on. Did you not catch that when you were reading this thread, or did it go over your head? And quite frankly, what is wrong with posting pictures of cool stuff? Especially when it is relevant to a particular thread.

    These forums need more posting of awesomeness and less dimwitted intellect that you seem to have an abundance of. There are a lot of people who post pictures or videos of themselves doing cool stuff on bikes. You should try it... if you have anything to post, which I highly doubt.

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    Man when you guys talk about calling some one out, get this.

    I was trying to leave the Home Depot by my house and there is an elderly unkempt gentleman with a large paper bag (with some kind of beverage in it) in one hand swerving along on his bike (I don't remember what kind, I was laughing to hard).

    It was the middle of the day Tuesday and he almost ran into a car, it was obviously his fault since the car was nearing a stop sign and he was riding perpendicular to the direction of the road during that particular swerve of his.

    Of course "it wasn't the bicyclists fault" so he started yelling and he got off his bike and stood there in the road (well the parking lot road) and proceeded to explain to this lady the rights bicycles have, she had her window up at this point. Funny thing is, she rolls her window down and starts yelling back, I thought she might be there a while so I proceeded through the intersection even though she got there first.

    Nothing like getting into an argument about bicyclists rights with a drunk bum in a parking lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45

    As far as pictures of my awesomeness. I posted those to show Walt Disney's Roadie Head that I could indeed pull the trick that he insinuated that I fell on. Did you not catch that when you were reading this thread, or did it go over your head? And quite frankly, what is wrong with posting pictures of cool stuff? Especially when it is relevant to a particular thread.
    That may be true for your 2nd post of pictures/video but not your first. You are the one that came in here to bag on people that choose to ride two wheels in ways which you don't see fit.

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    I don't think anyone has any problem with the posting of great pictures (at least I don't anyways). You might have gotten A's for your flying but your delivery could be, ahem, improved. Are you hiding a mullet underneath your hoodie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by will.s
    That may be true for your 2nd post of pictures/video but not your first. You are the one that came in here to bag on people that choose to ride two wheels in ways which you don't see fit.

    You aren't really that bright, are you? Let's take a chronological look at the series of events.

    Walt Disney's Roadie Head altered my quote of:

    "Because roadies are annoying as hell for the most part."

    and changed it to:

    "Because roadies are faster than me"


    I responded with "Nah, I'm not into going fast, I do this" and posted a picture of me doing a drop. He insinuated that I didn't or couldn't pull that move. I believe he said "it's easy to look good in the air" which coming from a roadie is funny enough on it's own. So I responded with some photos to show that I indeed had the skill to pull that off.

    And then along came big bag of nothing guy (that's you, just so you don't get lost here)...

    And here we are.

    Got that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45

    I responded with "Nah, I'm not into going fast, I do this" and posted a picture of me doing a drop.
    You left out this
    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Can you do this? I can.
    Which is the telling part that shows you were just looking for an excuse to stoke your delicate ego. Which I'm guessing is a house of cards built on top of your riding ability.

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