- Feb 25, 2023
This is about as exciting as watching those two self proclaimed experts beclowning themselves arguing about carbon wheels over the last several years ha ha ha!
I can't help but laugh at the wheel debate meaningless drivel. Guys with more money than ability most of them.
Reminds me of a guy years back. Remember, I'm a RECREATIONAL cyclist just having fun. One guy on the forum, big shot who completed RACE ACROSS AMERICA about 5 times signed up to do the same timed event as I. 100 miles with 10,000 ft of gain.
He actually laughed at my bike saying there's no way I'd keep up with him and his $8,000 Colnago with special climbing gears, descending gears and light carbon wheels.
My bike was $1,000, and I built my own wheels. Velocity Deep V considered heavy tank wheels.
He really talked trash on cycling forums challenging me and saying my bike trail training habits sucked. I guess he didn't realize I was training up in the mountains over 6 months.
Come event day I smoked his RACE ACROSS AMERICA ASS by over an hour ha ha ha. Open start window of 2 hours so I caught him 50 miles up the climb after starting an hour later.
So that gave me time to stop on the final climb, let him pass while I gave him a little wave and a smile. Then caught him and passed him again to rub it in ha ha ha.
Being on the forums for 20 years, I've met a ton of forum talkers. Ton of racers with tons of advice on the latest and greatest equipment and 95% of them can't keep up with me and my recreational fun time style.
They can have all the sheot talk about the good stuff that's going to make them faster. I'll stick with reality and training.