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This group is one funny funny placecioccman
Oct 23, 2001 12:40 PM
It just about drove me nuts today until I read one of the 10 daily *newbie needs advice* posts. I was shocked when the kid talked of 30% grades up and down, then I was in tears at the first response. It got worse from there when he said he's doing 50mph downhill, only to expose this is on a cyclocross bike on gravel or dirt roads. Thanks for the laughs!

All that combined with the 5 foot 7 inch, 29/30 inch inseam guys even remotely considering 57cm bikes, the usual guys who think their particular bike is best and we're all idiots for not riding the exact same thing, the usual bashers who slam other brands but have likely never ridden them, the newbie who posts he's never ridden before but he's looking at either a Palmares or Seven or something and needs help deciding between the two $5000 rigs, the Ti v. steel v. alu deal, the vicious DA v. Campy grudge match and to boot, we get some anti-american fool piping in.

Wow, what a place.
that's nice. now, restate all that in haiku. nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 23, 2001 12:42 PM
Oh, you're one to talk :i128
Oct 23, 2001 12:48 PM
I've given you two haikus
and you have the shop!
haiku attempt...yodleboy
Oct 23, 2001 1:06 PM
(NM) is retard
anti-american Bum
not a bike topic

got a brooks saddle
leather must breathe to be free
don't take a genius

american bike
crazy foreigner wants one
why not colnago?

thinking while riding
dangerous proposition
are we all crazy?
Wow! Seven makes a $5,000 ti cyclocross bike?Elefantino
Oct 23, 2001 12:46 PM
Oh. Never mind.
Sorry, I know I left out many *classics*cioccman
Oct 23, 2001 12:56 PM
.... is Lance on drugs, the great haiku posts, the renegade mtb'r raids, and wow, the Brooks bandwagon here is more hardcore than the Touched by an Angel fan club of a couple years ago.... whew.... etc., etc., etc. :)
Hey, how could you leave out ...tarwheel
Oct 23, 2001 6:51 PM
The boil on Ishmael's butt? You know you're a Fred when ...? People going orgasmic over expensive carbon cranks that would save them the weight of a Power Bar? Lazy going Postal over alleged slurs against Litespeeds? Kristin's search for the perfect bike?
..or the infamous "enima" pic!! (nm)Rusty McNasty
Oct 24, 2001 4:20 AM
Don't forget the Fashion Police on the bike picturesDave Hickey
Oct 23, 2001 1:12 PM
My favorite is the fashion police on the bike pictures part of this site. Stems too high/low, ugly colors, frame too large/small. It takes large cojones to post a picture of your bike.
Tell me about it ...tarwheel
Oct 23, 2001 6:56 PM
Don't forget about the ugly bar tape, lose the saddle or mirror, seat too high/low ... You would think the only reason for owning a bike is to have it look a certain way, rather than fit and be comfortable for the rider.
and of course the famous shaving postscioccman
Oct 23, 2001 1:25 PM
How far should I shave? Should I stop at cojones? Should I shave nether region area? Should I just shave full body including unibrow, eyelashes and nose hairs?
LOL Thanks for the fun view. I needed it! -NMTig
Oct 23, 2001 1:29 PM
The single funniest post on this site for me was back in June orbill
Oct 23, 2001 2:17 PM
July when someone started a poll about resting heart rates. The poll drew numerous responses, and dedicated and earnest posters duly noted their (alleged) resting heart rates until one wag finally had to say it.
He said, you know, the average resting heart rate of the combined riders in this year's Tour is 53. And, here is an unscientific sampling of rank amatuers, and the average is 48.
I don't know whether he was right about either number, but I was ROFLMAO. Maybe SOMEBODY on this board has a resting heart rate below 50, but, like, EVERYONE who posted supposedly did, and, I'm sorry, but that is hilarious.
ROFLMAO? Unfamiliar acronym. nmBrooks
Oct 23, 2001 2:35 PM
ROFLMAO? ...answerWarren128
Oct 23, 2001 2:42 PM
Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off.

Warren
Resting HR's. Can we say "bradycardia"?Tig
Oct 23, 2001 4:49 PM
Indurain's resting HR was something like 48. His was among the lowest in the peloton! My best resting HR average was 56 during my best condition. For non athelets, anything below 60 is considered bradycardia.
Actually Mig's reported resting heart rate was in the low 30sTom C
Oct 23, 2001 8:07 PM
and resting heart rate doesn't necessarily mean you can win anything, let alone the TDF.
several things to considerDog
Oct 24, 2001 8:08 AM
I wouldn't automatically assume people are full of it if they report low heart rates.

Typically, younger people, and smaller people, have higher heart rates. Tour riders are typically younger and smaller than many of us.

I visited the doctor's office a few weeks ago and the doc told me my heartrate was 51. This was after I just hopped up on the table.

I've had a morning heart rate of 38. That's not the same as "resting", though. Typically, I think "resting" is in the mid day, not after just waking.

Some people have larger hearts. Larger hearts can pump more blood per beat, therefore resulting in lower heart rates.

So, bottom line, resting heart rate is not associated only with fitness, and people may not be incorrect in reporting lower rates than pro cyclists.

Doug
Just wondering, .....ACE-
Oct 23, 2001 9:47 PM
How a Group can be a place, Funny or otherwise. And where exactly is this "place" we have occupied?
It's a "cyberplace"? -NMTig
Oct 24, 2001 4:50 AM
Geez Ace, you kinda ruined the mood there....128
Oct 24, 2001 5:26 AM
...I was just gettin all misty for the old days. :[