skinsuit anyone?



R

Roger Zoul

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Badger_South wrote:
|| On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 22:51:28 -0500, Jeff Starr <[email protected]>
|| wrote:
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||| On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 20:36:37 -0400, Badger_South <[email protected]>
||| wrote:
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|||| Heh, I was standing by my car in the parking lot of trail I ride.
|||| It's the early am dawn ride, and I have on new black tights and a
|||| light L/S Nike black lycra jersey. Had a good ride and more weight
|||| is melting off. Steam is coming off of me from the hard ride down
|||| the road and I still have my helmet and ambersunglasses on and am
|||| putting the bike in the back.
||||
|||| A car pulls up and this 6 y.o. kid and his mom are gonna power
|||| walk or something. He runs up to his mom, sees me and says, 'hey
|||| mom, is that guy over there a superhero?'
||||
|||| It was a bit embarrassing, to say the least...
||||
|||| -B
|||| ...at least he didn't say 'gay' superhero...;'->
||||
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||| That sounds like a compliment to me. Nobody ever mistakes me for a
||| superhero;-)
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||| Life is Good!
||| Jeff
||
|| Well, first of all, while my wife says 'nice legs', as a cyclist, I
|| totally suck. lol
||
|| Better to look good than be good, as Billy Crystal used to say (NOT!)
||
|| Plus think 6 y.o. kid - compliment? Think 'Halloween' tomorrow. He
|| probably meant 'cartoon character'. Actually I think he said 'looks
|| like a'.
||
|| -B
|| Working on a stylish lycra/spandex cape...

Capes are a liability in the superhero business. They get stuck in/on
things....
 
R

Roger Zoul

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Badger_South wrote:
|| On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:40:52 GMT, Blair P. Houghton <[email protected]> wrote:
||
||| Badger_South <[email protected]> wrote:
||||
|||| A car pulls up and this 6 y.o. kid and his mom are gonna power
|||| walk or something. He runs up to his mom, sees me and says, 'hey
|||| mom, is that guy over there a superhero?'
||||
|||| It was a bit embarrassing, to say the least...
|||
||| Embarassing, hell. That's one of the reasons I wear the things.
|||
||| --Blair
||| "Why yes, son, I *am* a superhero."
||
|| Not if you totally still suck as a cyclist, like me.
||
|| Imagine there was an -actual- cyclist there, and heard that said
|| about an obvious newbie. ;-D
||
|| -B
|| Oh, the horror...

Badge -- you have to remember that most normal on-cycling folks won't know
what it means to be good at cycling....so you can totally fake that off.
Heck, most people will assume that you're a good cycling just because you
look like a peacock!
 
B

Blair P. Houghton

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<[email protected]> wrote:
>Anyways, looking like a superhero - there could be worse things. I
>remember one of those anti-bike columnists once sneering about how
>cyclists imagine themselves being LANCE ARMSTRONG. Well, there could
>be worse things to aspire to. Better that than aspiring to be an
>overweight, slobby couch potato!


I don't want to be Lance Armstrong. His arms are too skinny.

--Blair
"Now, all the rest of his existence,
I suppose I can aspire to."
 
B

Badger_South

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On Tue, 02 Nov 2004 03:07:51 GMT, Blair P. Houghton <[email protected]> wrote:

> <[email protected]> wrote:
>>Anyways, looking like a superhero - there could be worse things. I
>>remember one of those anti-bike columnists once sneering about how
>>cyclists imagine themselves being LANCE ARMSTRONG. Well, there could
>>be worse things to aspire to. Better that than aspiring to be an
>>overweight, slobby couch potato!

>
>I don't want to be Lance Armstrong. His arms are too skinny.
>
> --Blair
> "Now, all the rest of his existence,
> I suppose I can aspire to."


Man if you saw me, you'd say, 'man, that dude could -never- ride a bike'.
Look at that upperbody, how could he climb?

Well, in some ways you'd be right, b/c I suck at riding fast and at
climbing.

My goal is to reduce the size of my arms to just under 17", and still be
tight and low sub-cutaneous fat...

If you haven't, check out his arms during the triathlon phase. Now for the
rec. rider, there is a physique to aspire to. :)

-B