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Chicks in the Peleton(38 posts)

Chicks in the PeletonAvanti Guy
Sep 5, 2001 4:41 PM
Well I was out during a local club training ride this week and I noticed there was a woman riding with us who I had met briefly once before. I rode with her for a while and had a chat, all was going well, of course as always the pace picked up and we moved apart.
Now my question is this, has anyone out there succesfully picked up a chick in a bunch? Or are there any chicks out there who have any advice? I know the after ride Latte is always a good opportunity, but I was concerned that she probably gets asked out a lot by guys out and that I may come off just as another jerk.
And as we all know all bike riding guys want a woman that they can share a tandem with :)...
You may have to ask the "alpha" rider for permission :-) (nm)Bruno
Sep 5, 2001 4:47 PM
Is it proper to ask a lady if you can suck her............STEELYeyed
Sep 5, 2001 5:02 PM
Be carefull what you wish for.
Yeah she probably gets asked out bySpinchick
Sep 5, 2001 5:03 PM
alot of guys. But that doesn't necessarily mean she'll think you're a jerk. No harm in asking. Worst that will happen is she'll say no and then you'll be no worse off than you are now ;-). Good luck!
Yeah she probably gets asked out byAvanti Guy
Sep 5, 2001 5:11 PM
But then I will be a shattered hulk of a man with a bruised ego :)...
As has been said though, "its always worth a shot". :)
There you go - that's the right attitude!Spinchick
Sep 5, 2001 5:19 PM
And may your skin be as thick as the padding in your bike shorts!
get to know herDog
Sep 5, 2001 6:59 PM
Long rides give many opportunities to get to know someone, especially before, after, and at stops. Chat bit. Won't take long to get to know her and find out if she's interested. Maybe even become friends first.

If she asks a lot questions of you, she's interested - and interesting. That's my test. Coming from a shy type.

get to know herAvanti Guy
Sep 5, 2001 8:30 PM
Sounds like the same thing as off the bike. Hmmm wonder if I can bring 2 gatorades, one for me, one for her...I bet that will win her over :)...
fix a flatDog
Sep 6, 2001 5:23 AM
Fix a flat for her. Bring an extra tube. Speed it along with a CO2 inflator. I'm sure that would do it.

fix a flatvanzutas
Sep 6, 2001 10:08 AM
If she can keep up with the group I am sure she is more than capable of changing a flat on her own. Treat her like you would any of the other people in the group.

But when you draft her look at her butt not her wheel.
Chicks? Maybe if you change your language you'll have a chancenestorl
Sep 5, 2001 6:45 PM
I am yet to meet a girl who likes being called "chick" by a guy.
Oh come on now - depends on the context...Spinchick
Sep 6, 2001 4:02 AM
It sounded pretty harmless in this post. Of course, this coming from someone who calls herself a "chick" all the time :-).
Oh come on now - depends on the context...nestorl
Sep 6, 2001 4:51 AM
You are completelly right... "spinchick" is pretty harmless... "are there any chicks in the peloton"..questionable. Yet again, it all depends on who hears it. You may not be offended. My girlfriend, on the other hand, would have stock her pump through his wheels after beating him on the sprint.... and then said "who is the chick now F&%^$*&^er" How do you think I met her?...just kidding :-)
depends on the contextJohn Evans
Sep 6, 2001 6:24 AM
My friends and I always called the lady I was seeing earlier this year " The Cool Chick " because she was. Never to her face though, maby if I had she wouldn't have punted me.
LMAO! Your girlfriend, by my definition...Spinchick
Sep 6, 2001 9:28 AM
is a very cool chick. You're right though, it does depend on the woman. I tend to not be easily offended. And if I am, don't have a problem saying so. And then kicking his ass on a sprint and then taking him down another notch when he catches up. But wait, I'm getting ahead of myself...I'm really a very nice, um, lady. :-)
be careful if she rides a Litespeedmr. cheap
Sep 5, 2001 7:24 PM
be careful if she rides a Litespeednestorl
Sep 5, 2001 7:33 PM
Why? because she may have more money than him??? :-)
I hope your well..Dutchy
Sep 5, 2001 11:00 PM
um how should I put this.... hung. Trying to hit on a girl while wearing "budgie smugglers" (nicks) puts you at a disadvantage. I hope it isn't a cold day :-)

Seriously though, just ask her out. Make sure you ask when no-one else is in earshot, a NO might be a bit embarrassing.

Good luck, and keep us informed.

works both way...NFC
Sep 6, 2001 8:08 AM
re: Chicks in the Peletoncp123
Sep 5, 2001 11:50 PM
I'd be extremely flattered to be asked out by a guy I met in a bunch. assuming of course that he wasn't a total letch.
re: Chicks in the PeletonDougal
Sep 6, 2001 4:30 AM
Or if you don't want to go down the latte route straight away, ask her if she wants to go on a ride with you sometime.

Go on a nice long quiet ride and take it easy. Great way to get to know somebody (male or female)...
As a married guy out of the dating pool, I can tell youbill
Sep 6, 2001 5:27 AM
my regrets about my former life are only about not asking. No regrets about asking, ever, even when rejected (not that it ever happened, of course, yuh, right).
I would think that, in a pack ride, there would be many opportunities not only to show her your innate sense of consideration but your competitive spirit and your own fun self. After an appropriate period of ignoring her to get her to pay attention to you, of course. Notice her, p*ss her off, then ignore her. She'll then want to marry you. Or, at least that's what happened to me.
As a married guy out of the dating pool, I can tell youLen J
Sep 6, 2001 6:44 AM
Notice her, p*ss her off, then ignore her. She'll then want to marry you. Or, at least that's what happened to me.

LOL Thanks.
yup, projectsDog
Sep 6, 2001 7:07 AM
Something to that. I think women tend to see men as "projects", they want to change them to fit their ideal view of a husband. So, to attact them, you must show them some things that need changing (maybe even pissing them off, as you said), some flaws. Try wearing some ugly cloths. Women just love reforming a man's wardrobe.

You guys are in trouble if your wives ever see this. LOL nmMB1
Sep 6, 2001 7:41 AM
you kidding? we talk about it all the time!Dog
Sep 6, 2001 8:53 AM
Heck, a lot of women, including my wife, admit to it. I thought it was even sort of cliche (but nonetheless true).

Oh for cryin' out loud, Dog. nmSpinchick
Sep 6, 2001 9:31 AM
yup, projectsAvanti Guy
Sep 6, 2001 3:39 PM
Ok that part of the deal is done, I wear some mighty ugly lycra :)...
You guys are too funny !!Delia
Sep 6, 2001 8:25 AM
Either that or you guys have some warped ideas about women.

Here's my two cents on the subject:

Don't assume she's been asked out by alot of other biker guys. I've been on many group rides, this being my first season, and have never been asked out. Of course this may be due to my hideous appearance but in any case you shouldn't assume. Remember, you already have one thing going for you i.e. you're a biker.

Ask her if she would be interested on going for a ride. Phrase it like "Hey, I'm going riding Saturday up for a race?" or something like that...this way, it's ambiguous enough where it's not a 'date' but where you can definitely find out if she's interested. If she's 'not available' ask her about Sunday...if the answer is still the same and she doesn't suggest another day then you know she's not interested without having her have to make it painfully clear. If she says yes, ride with her and take it from there.

Good luck.
Hey Delia...Jack S
Sep 6, 2001 8:31 AM
I'm going riding Saturday up for a race?

Just kidding...
How original !!Delia
Sep 6, 2001 10:36 AM
How original !!

Thanks Jack :)
you knew it was coming...Jack S
Sep 6, 2001 10:39 AM
you knew it was coming...Delia
Sep 6, 2001 1:49 PM
Would you believe me if I said no? Ha Ha
What can I say? It's been a long day :)
You guys are too funny !!peloton
Sep 6, 2001 7:37 PM
'Of course this may be due to my hideous appearance'

Delia- We saw your picture in that one thread. It
is NOT because of your appearance. You are far from hideous, and very attractive from what was seen in the picture. (Absolutely, positively not to be like all those guys who hit on you after you posted you picture. I prefer to make an ass of myself in person) Take it easy on yourself.
Definitely go for it, its a good way to start!RhodyRider
Sep 6, 2001 9:31 AM
I met my current gal-pal from riding. Not a big group or peloton, she just rode along with me & a mutual friend. But riding was the common ground that led to us dating. It has been great, she is my first "serious" cyclist girlfriend.
re: Chicks in the Peletonnuke
Sep 6, 2001 10:41 AM
After reading the many responses, I would think the answer is obvious...go ahead and give it a try!

It's worked for me...I've met several guys that I click with that way. It's always best to focus on common interests and take it from there. That's not like you're "dating" right from the onset...but just...enjoying your mutual interest together (while testing the waters and seeing how y'all feel about each other). Pursuing common interests is a great ice breaker. Much easier than...OK, let's go on a date. As Dog said earlier, if she responds to ya, she's interested...if she moves away...well, you get the idea...
nuke is a chick? whoa!nm
Sep 6, 2001 11:55 AM
Just ask...APG
Sep 6, 2001 11:36 AM
...girls like guys who are confident, not cocky or arrogant, but confident, and are totally flattered to be asked out. You'd be surprised!

Good luck!