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Am I a REAL roadie now?(25 posts)

Am I a REAL roadie now?look271
Nov 7, 2001 5:12 PM
Had a first today; I was able to take off my vest, roll it up, and pack it into my jersey pocket while riding! Never did that before. I always stopped to do this for fear of crashing. However, it was a sunny day, 60+ F (in Nov, in PA?) and I was quickly realizing that the vest had to go. Narrow country road, no cars, what the hey. Off it went. Now if I can just get the knack of "letting it fly" (you know what I mean-finding a good spot to "drain the dragon" after the leaves have fallen can be a challenge!) while on the bike, I'll be a real Euro/pseudopro/poser.
re: Am I a REAL roadie now?UncleMoe
Nov 7, 2001 5:15 PM
I think you are trying to hard to fit in. Just ride and have fun. Plus, after a while you won't worry to much about people spotting you peeing. Just make sure it isn't an old lady or a cop, and at the very least you are making an effort to not be seen!
re: Am I a REAL roadie now?look271
Nov 7, 2001 5:21 PM
Sarcasm translates poorly onto the printed page.....:-)
re: Am I a REAL roadie now?UncleMoe
Nov 8, 2001 8:44 AM
Your sarcasm or mine? Just kidding. I'm not sure how you meant your original message, mine was all in fun, except for the just have fun part, I meant that part.
Nothing but fun!look271
Nov 8, 2001 10:34 AM
Especially when it's in the mid-60's in November! (We're going to pay, I suspect.......)
only if you...rollo tommassi
Nov 7, 2001 5:31 PM
talk a significant other into driving behind you as a 'team' car - stuffing clothing into your pocket is for domestiques....

Drift back to the car, throw the vest in, yell at the driver "Bidon!! You clumsy fool! Bidon!", grab the bottle and sprint away.

Then, when climbing hills or mountains, do the same thing but holding onto the car the whole time.....

but, you're learning.... ;)
Braaaaah! [nm]Ahimsa
Nov 7, 2001 5:37 PM
Guess now I'll have to....look271
Nov 7, 2001 5:38 PM
Shave my legs! If I do that, the "significant other" (my wife) would likely trail me for a while in the car AND THEN RUN OVER ME!!
Outdo yourself!nigel
Nov 7, 2001 6:30 PM
Do like I do: don't just shave your legs--shave your legs WHILE RIDING!! The looks I get from motorists are priceless!!!!! ;)

Nice going, L271, on your newest "trick." Teach yourself to trackstand, and you'll be invincible!

So many neat little things one can do while on one's dream machine. :)

Keep it up,
Nige
Almost.....look271
Nov 7, 2001 6:48 PM
I've had a few moments of standing still while clipped in. This is generally followed by "oh shit" and the sound of body on ground:-) Say, do you use a "Mach III" while shaving while riding? :-) Seems like the logical choice.
Two thingsnigel
Nov 8, 2001 8:29 AM
1) I actually use a Venus ladies' shaver. The best thing going, hands down (to me, anyway), for stump shearing. I've NEVER cut or nicked myself: what a change!! Supremely comfortable for the hands and the legs. Give one a try. I've used it on my face as well, and have yet to nick myself there, either. Amazing!!

2) Did you get the jacket-removal idea from reading that bit in Bicycling? They have something in their new (or last) issue on doing just this "trick." Tell me you did it without knowledge and "coaching" from them, please.

:)
Two thingslook271
Nov 8, 2001 10:38 AM
H%^l no! Did it all by my lonesome:-)I haven't subscribed to that drivel in several years. This site has more meaningful info than their worthless attention-defecit geared SUV promoting rag.
yeah! and when you crash .......dupe
Nov 7, 2001 5:39 PM
look as though you are closer to death than anything imaginable..... roll around... then lay on the road listlessly.... and then get up and finish the ride home (at least 60 miles) as if nothing happened.

real pro. their abilities to appear in pain and them miraculously recover have now surpassed their latin football counterparts - not easy.

of course while holding on to the support vehicles.

ciao, ben
your almost a real euro pro butdupe
Nov 7, 2001 5:34 PM
to be genuine you should have an all consuming interest in yourself. you sound capable. look for tips from cippo et al.

denying use of epo or other banned substances with the reality of all damning evidence that proves otherwise is also a sure way for a team contract.

the fact that you can drain the dragon on the fly is impressive if you did this while wearing bibs. if that doesn't make you a real pro then im sure you may have some future in the adult film industry where the above two claims apply as well.

and no, sarcasm does translate through word on a page its just that some people merely read rather than comprehend.

ciao, ben
re: Am I a REAL roadie now?I Love Shimano
Nov 7, 2001 7:57 PM
"Drift back to the car, throw the vest in, yell at the driver "Bidon!! You clumsy fool! Bidon!", grab the bottle and sprint away."

HAHAHAHA! That's funny!

If you want to be a real pro roadie poseur, get a massage after every ride, c/o your personal physical therapist.
Very cool , man, very cool...guido
Nov 7, 2001 8:32 PM
I bet MOUNTAIN BIKERS never learn how to do that.
they cantdupe
Nov 7, 2001 8:50 PM
they lack the depth of intelect and the complexity.

they are not the same breed nor should they be considered for an opinion or grouped together with pure cycling as we know it.

i would not let my daughter date a mtb rider. would rather see her in a nunnery or fooling around with a recumbent rider - yeah such is my distrust.

i have forgotten more about cycling than any mtb-er will ever know.

er...... just kidding. in fact im sure mtb'ers have not only mastered a # 1 while riding; im sure that right now someone out there with fat knobbly tires and enough suspension to shame some bridges is perfecting a # whilst on a bike. real mavericks and full of inspiration. PIONEERS!! all that is left is finding the right combo rear tire for both grip and wiping one's delicates.

ciao, ben
The keymuncher
Nov 8, 2001 2:25 AM
Get a small podium put in your front room. When you get back from a ride, get two scantily clad tasty female frients to stand each side of you with an innane grin, both kissing your cheek while handing you a bunch of flowers. You must be wearing a daft sponsor's cap whilst having your jersy zip half down.

Hey Presto!
Front room - are you a closet roadie...John-d
Nov 8, 2001 3:24 AM
My podium is in the front garden where it should be.
Front room - are you a closet roadie...Muncherq
Nov 8, 2001 8:40 AM
Aaah - the weather must be better where you are - I can't get the girls in short enough skirts in the wet and cold :~)
Wet is OK. :-)))))))) (nm)look271
Nov 8, 2001 10:39 AM
Wet and Cold even better :-O nmmuncher
Nov 9, 2001 4:12 AM
Essex girls rule. ok? nmJohn-d
Nov 9, 2001 2:38 AM
re: Am I a REAL roadie now?Peter E
Nov 8, 2001 4:03 AM
Your "attacks" on MTB'ers are really funny. i'm an ex mtb'er and still ride some MTB-races but have converted to becoming more of a roadie. My so far biggest issue was to be able to put on the knee-warmers (from the rear-pocket) without stoping. But now that isn't a problem either. unless it's upphill
you are learning, grasshopperDuane Gran
Nov 8, 2001 8:10 AM
Pretty cool. Now if you want to do some other fun stuff:

* Put the jacket ON while riding
* Do the same thing while climbing a hill (on & off)
* Remove toe covers/booties while riding
* Put on/take off a light jacket and store in pocket
* Remove outer jersey

And an extra one for the ladies:

* Remove sports bra without taking off shirt. I'm not sure why you would want to do this, but it would impress the heck out of me.

By the way, extra points for doing any of these on rollers. ;) I sure can't.