I hate fast riders

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  1. Last night while commuting home from work a guy passed me on his road bike. I was too dark to see
    how fast I was going, but he was going much faster than me. I figured I must be having a slow night
    and it didn't bother me.

    This morning on the ride to work I was feeling good. I was holding an even 20 mph when suddenly this
    same guy blows past me again. Same guy! Passing me once like I'm standing still was one thing, but
    twice in 12 hours? I hate fast riders.
     
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  2. Fish!

    Fish! Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > Last night while commuting home from work a guy passed me on his road bike. I was too dark to see
    > how fast I was going, but he was going much faster than me. I figured I must be having a slow
    > night and it didn't bother me.
    >
    > This morning on the ride to work I was feeling good. I was holding an even 20 mph when suddenly
    > this same guy blows past me again. Same guy! Passing me once like I'm standing still was one
    > thing, but twice in 12 hours? I hate fast riders.
    >
    >

    I'd say he lapped you.

    naah he'd have got wet, though if Santa can do it.....
     
  3. Shaun Bell

    Shaun Bell Guest

    "Eric Lafferty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Last night while commuting home from work a guy passed me on his road bike. I was too dark to see
    > how fast I was going, but he was going much faster than me. I figured I must be having a slow
    > night and it didn't bother me.
    >
    > This morning on the ride to work I was feeling good. I was holding an even 20 mph when suddenly
    > this same guy blows past me again. Same guy! Passing me once like I'm standing still was one
    > thing, but twice in 12 hours? I hate fast riders.

    Dude, it was a road bike! That's the whole point of road biking. Speed, pain and ultimate suffering.
    Don't feel bad, mountainbiking is on a different plain......Hammer up, scream down and huck as much
    air as possible. Ok, maybe not so different. Like to see that dude keep up to you on some nasty
    single track : )

    SB
     
  4. Mark Hickey

    Mark Hickey Guest

    Eric Lafferty <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Last night while commuting home from work a guy passed me on his road bike. I was too dark to see
    >how fast I was going, but he was going much faster than me. I figured I must be having a slow night
    >and it didn't bother me.
    >
    >This morning on the ride to work I was feeling good. I was holding an even 20 mph when suddenly
    >this same guy blows past me again. Same guy! Passing me once like I'm standing still was one thing,
    >but twice in 12 hours? I hate fast riders.

    You think THAT hurts? Naaaahhhh. What hurts is being on a road bike and having a guy on an MTB pass
    you like you're sitting still.

    At 20mph (32km/h) you're gonna get passed by a lot of roadies - just the way it is.

    Mark Hickey Habanero Cycles http://www.habcycles.com Home of the $695 ti frame
     
  5. Shaun Bell

    Shaun Bell Guest

    "Mark Hickey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Eric Lafferty <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Last night while commuting home from work a guy passed me on his road bike. I was too dark to see
    > >how fast I was going, but he was going much faster than me. I figured I must be having a slow
    > >night and it didn't bother me.
    > >
    > >This morning on the ride to work I was feeling good. I was holding an even 20 mph when suddenly
    > >this same guy blows past me again. Same guy! Passing me once like I'm standing still was one
    > >thing, but twice in 12 hours? I hate fast riders.
    >
    > You think THAT hurts? Naaaahhhh. What hurts is being on a road bike and having a guy on an MTB
    > pass you like you're sitting still.
    >
    > At 20mph (32km/h) you're gonna get passed by a lot of roadies - just the way it is.

    Even worse, riding a tri bike and being passed by a guy on a DH bike in body armor lol!

    SB
     
  6. Andy Chequer

    Andy Chequer Guest

    "Shaun Bell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "Mark Hickey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Eric Lafferty <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > >Last night while commuting home from work a guy passed me on his road bike. I was too dark to
    > > >see how fast I was going, but he was going
    much
    > > >faster than me. I figured I must be having a slow night and it didn't bother me.
    > > >
    > > >This morning on the ride to work I was feeling good. I was holding an even 20 mph when suddenly
    > > >this same guy blows past me again. Same guy! Passing me once like I'm standing still was one
    > > >thing, but twice in 12 hours? I hate fast riders.
    > >
    > > You think THAT hurts? Naaaahhhh. What hurts is being on a road bike and having a guy on an MTB
    > > pass you like you're sitting still.
    > >
    > > At 20mph (32km/h) you're gonna get passed by a lot of roadies - just the way it is.
    >
    > Even worse, riding a tri bike and being passed by a guy on a DH bike in
    body
    > armor lol!
    >
    > SB

    I think about the worst is being burned off by an old gimmer riding a creaky old 3 speed (I think it
    was a Raleigh Twenty) up a hill. This happened to me about four years back, and it took days for my
    self esteem to recover. Bloody ringers.

    Andy Chequer
     
  7. Bruce Edge

    Bruce Edge Guest

    On Fri, 07 Mar 2003 15:35:08 +0000, Shaun Bell wrote:

    >>
    >> At 20mph (32km/h) you're gonna get passed by a lot of roadies - just the way it is.
    >
    > Even worse, riding a tri bike and being passed by a guy on a DH bike in body armor lol!
    >
    > SB

    That would have to be a pretty short hill or a wimpy roadie.

    I've started riding with a bunch of triathlete types on the road a couple of days a week and these
    guys have shown me a whole new level of pain.

    Yesterday, one guy says, OK, sprint to the light. Me thinks, OK, I can sprint..... 30 sec later,
    look up, where the f*ck is the light? Head back down, push some more, look up again, see a light
    about a mile and two hills away.... Oh crap. Back off, they all come whizzing by, stand and try
    catch the last guy's wheel and hitch a ride. Push until you feel the pain in your legs is going to
    consume the very fibre of your being. Then everybody stands for the final burn. Oh crap again.
    Starts to become an out of body experience the pain is so bad.

    It's a different world.

    -Bruce
     
  8. crazy6r54

    crazy6r54 Guest

    About five years ago a roadie flew by me. Well I ran over a small tree branch which flew up and was
    coming down over the roadie. I yelled look out so he looks up and makes the right move to the side
    so it missed him. If the roadie hit that branch it would have been road rash for him.

    Fire up MTB 03
     
  9. "bruce edge" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:p[email protected]...
    > On Fri, 07 Mar 2003 15:35:08 +0000, Shaun Bell wrote:
    >
    > >>
    > >> At 20mph (32km/h) you're gonna get passed by a lot of roadies - just
    the
    > >> way it is.
    > >
    > > Even worse, riding a tri bike and being passed by a guy on a DH bike in body armor lol!
    > >
    > > SB
    >
    > That would have to be a pretty short hill or a wimpy roadie.
    >
    > I've started riding with a bunch of triathlete types on the road a couple of days a week and these
    > guys have shown me a whole new level of pain.
    >
    > Yesterday, one guy says, OK, sprint to the light. Me thinks, OK, I can sprint..... 30 sec later,
    > look up, where the f*ck is the light? Head back down, push some more, look up again, see a light
    > about a mile and two hills away.... Oh crap. Back off, they all come whizzing by, stand and try
    > catch the last guy's wheel and hitch a ride. Push until you feel the pain in your legs is going to
    > consume the very fibre of your being. Then everybody stands for the final burn. Oh crap again.
    > Starts to become an out of body experience the pain is so bad.
    >
    > It's a different world.
    >
    > -Bruce
    >
    Sounds great, I hope to hurt that badly soon myself.
    --
    Craig Brossman, Durango Colorado
     
  10. Shaun Bell wrote:
    > Like to see that dude keep up to you on some nasty single track : )

    Unless his name is Lance Armstrong and hes in a Nike advert ;)

    --
    Matt

    Fear of a flat planet
     
  11. Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Guest

    On Fri, 07 Mar 2003 07:35:08 -0800, Shaun Bell wrote:

    > "Mark Hickey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...

    >> You think THAT hurts? Naaaahhhh. What hurts is being on a road bike and having a guy on an MTB
    >> pass you like you're sitting still.

    > Even worse, riding a tri bike and being passed by a guy on a DH bike in body armor lol!

    How about being on a bike and being passed by a chick on in-line skates. Twice.

    The look on his red face...

    gabrielle
     
  12. asahitoro

    asahitoro Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, gabrielle
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Fri, 07 Mar 2003 07:35:08 -0800, Shaun Bell wrote:
    >
    >
    > > "Mark Hickey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    >
    > >> You think THAT hurts? Naaaahhhh. What hurts is being on a road bike and having a guy on an MTB
    > >> pass you like you're sitting still.
    >
    > > Even worse, riding a tri bike and being passed by a guy on a DH bike in body armor lol!
    >
    > How about being on a bike and being passed by a chick on in-line skates. Twice.
    >
    > The look on his red face...
    >
    > gabrielle

    He let you pass for the view. :^)

    Scott
     
  13. ----------
    In article <[email protected]>, gabrielle
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >>> You think THAT hurts? Naaaahhhh. What hurts is being on a road bike and having a guy on an MTB
    >>> pass you like you're sitting still.
    >
    >> Even worse, riding a tri bike and being passed by a guy on a DH bike in body armor lol!
    >
    > How about being on a bike and being passed by a chick on in-line skates. Twice.
    >
    > The look on his red face...

    There's a guy who regularly runs up the Sea View trail with his dog, they both pass me on the steep
    sketchy part. But I smoke them on the downhill...wimps!

    Paul
     
  14. Eric Lafferty wrote:
    > This morning on the ride to work I was feeling good. I was holding an even 20 mph when suddenly
    > this same guy blows past me again. Same guy! Passing me once like I'm standing still was one
    > thing, but twice in 12 hours? I hate fast riders.
    >

    Hehe, the cruelest thing happend to a buddy and me last summer. We were batteling this long steep
    climb on a sort of singletrack in Norway and just barely maintaining traction and we pass and a turn
    only to meet this girl on the way down. Is wasn't the speed she was going that freaked us out - oh
    no had it only been that. She was on foot pushing a standard baby carriage* and looking like it was
    an everyday thing!

    Regards

    Bruno

    *Not sure if my translation is correct. The danish word is "barnevogn" and it's a thing with four
    wheels and a baby bed on top.
     
  15. Shaun Bell wrote:

    > "Eric Lafferty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Last night while commuting home from work a guy passed me on his road bike. I was too dark to
    > > see how fast I was going, but he was going much faster than me. I figured I must be having a
    > > slow night and it didn't bother me.
    > >
    > > This morning on the ride to work I was feeling good. I was holding an even 20 mph when suddenly
    > > this same guy blows past me again. Same guy! Passing me once like I'm standing still was one
    > > thing, but twice in 12 hours? I hate fast riders.
    >
    > Dude, it was a road bike! That's the whole point of road biking. Speed, pain and ultimate
    > suffering. Don't feel bad, mountainbiking is on a different plain......Hammer up, scream down and
    > huck as much air as possible. Ok, maybe not so different. Like to see that dude keep up to you on
    > some nasty single track : )
    >
    > SB

    Except I was on a road bike too.
     
  16. x

    x Guest

    RE/
    >Dude, it was a road bike! That's the whole point of road biking.

    I stayed with a guy on a road bike for about five miles once.

    Then he finished eating his lunch, put his hands back on the bars, and dropped
    me.
    -----------------------
    PeteCresswell
     
  17. Guy on an old beat up Schwinn 10 speed passed me up on a mountain bike trail. I'm a loser.

    "Mark Hickey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Eric Lafferty <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Last night while commuting home from work a guy passed me on his road bike. I was too dark to see
    > >how fast I was going, but he was going much faster than me. I figured I must be having a slow
    > >night and it didn't bother me.
    > >
    > >This morning on the ride to work I was feeling good. I was holding an even 20 mph when suddenly
    > >this same guy blows past me again. Same guy! Passing me once like I'm standing still was one
    > >thing, but twice in 12 hours? I hate fast riders.
    >
    > You think THAT hurts? Naaaahhhh. What hurts is being on a road bike and having a guy on an MTB
    > pass you like you're sitting still.
    >
    > At 20mph (32km/h) you're gonna get passed by a lot of roadies - just the way it is.
    >
    > Mark Hickey Habanero Cycles http://www.habcycles.com Home of the $695 ti frame
     
  18. Bill Wheeler

    Bill Wheeler Guest

    On Fri, 07 Mar 2003 14:10:20 GMT, Mark Hickey <[email protected]> wrote:

    >At 20mph (32km/h) you're gonna get passed by a lot of roadies - just the way it is.
    >

    Yep.

    The mind serves properly as a window glass rather than as a reflector, that is, the mind should give
    an immediate view instead of an interpretation of the world.
    :-]
     
  19. Nobody

    Nobody Guest

    On Fri, 07 Mar 2003 14:10:20 +0000, Mark Hickey wrote:

    > You think THAT hurts? Naaaahhhh. What hurts is being on a road bike and having a guy on an MTB
    > pass you like you're sitting still.

    This past fall some guy on a beat-up commuter bike apparently didn't like my repeatedly passing him
    in downtown Toronto. He ran every red light down a main street, and I got hit with almost every red.
    I'd catch up and pass him in between every light though. I found his actions to be very reckless
    given the traffic, but his own business.

    At about the sixth red light, I was standing over my bike in front of a taxi waiting for the light
    to change. Suddenly this idiot comes flying by me and sticks out his arm. He clotheslined me accross
    the back of the head with his arm, almost sending my helmet flying off my head and definitely dazing
    me a bit. He just took off into traffic as if nothing had happened.
     
  20. Mark Hickey

    Mark Hickey Guest

    "nobody" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Fri, 07 Mar 2003 14:10:20 +0000, Mark Hickey wrote:
    >
    >> You think THAT hurts? Naaaahhhh. What hurts is being on a road bike and having a guy on an MTB
    >> pass you like you're sitting still.
    >
    >This past fall some guy on a beat-up commuter bike apparently didn't like my repeatedly passing him
    >in downtown Toronto. He ran every red light down a main street, and I got hit with almost every
    >red. I'd catch up and pass him in between every light though. I found his actions to be very
    >reckless given the traffic, but his own business.
    >
    >At about the sixth red light, I was standing over my bike in front of a taxi waiting for the light
    >to change. Suddenly this idiot comes flying by me and sticks out his arm. He clotheslined me
    >accross the back of the head with his arm, almost sending my helmet flying off my head and
    >definitely dazing me a bit. He just took off into traffic as if nothing had happened.

    Where did you bury him?

    Mark Hickey Habanero Cycles http://www.habcycles.com Home of the $695 ti frame
     
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