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What's a diesel? is it a big guy like a clydesdale?(nm)(23 posts)

What's a diesel? is it a big guy like a clydesdale?(nm)aet
Dec 18, 2001 1:31 PM
re: What's a diesel? is it a big guy like a clydesdale?(nm)Js Haiku Shop
Dec 18, 2001 1:37 PM
"Someone who can churn along at a steady pace for a long pull."

also known as a (-n often large) rider who takes longer to reach cruising speed, but who's cruising speed is fairly high and can tow the group for most of the ride without sharing pulls. also known as "whipping boy." also known as "Js Haiku Shop." ever wonder why when you flick your elbow nobody wants to pull?
LOL. that's what i want to be when i grow up!!! (nm)aet
Dec 18, 2001 1:45 PM
LOL. that's what i want to be when i grow up!!! (nm)Js Haiku Shop
Dec 18, 2001 1:55 PM
eat lots, ride lots, lift weights witcha legs, eat lots. oh, and beer helps (post-ride).

only real problems with this superpower are climbing and sprinting. (d'oh!)
Make it real beer. Not PBR! ;-) nmBrooks
Dec 18, 2001 2:25 PM
correct. this riding prowess requires mass qtys of guinness. nmJs Haiku Shop
Dec 18, 2001 2:31 PM
Michelob Light won't work either. (nm)12x23
Dec 18, 2001 2:40 PM
Nothing "lite" will work! (It all s#$ks!) nmlook271
Dec 18, 2001 4:54 PM
'Lite'?peloton
Dec 18, 2001 7:02 PM
Guiness could be considered a lite beer. It's only 90 calories a serving with a mere 4% alcohol. It's also the nectar of the gods.

As Jon said here once 'there's nothing wrong with being drunk AND fit'

A hard race or ride makes you feel less guilty though before indulging.
That's why I ride!look271
Dec 18, 2001 8:14 PM
If I didn't ride, I'd weigh like 2000 lbs! Agree on the Guiness. A fine beverage!
Ahhh. . . another Guinness conisorErik W
Dec 18, 2001 7:29 PM
Have you tried Murphey's Stout? Another fine Irish beer.
Mmmm, Murphy's.jw25
Dec 19, 2001 8:01 AM
I was introduced to Murphy's Stout a couple of years ago, and to date, it's probably the best I've had. Kind of blows Guinness away, unfortunately. It's kind of hard to find on tap, though - maybe it's living in a college town.
At least I live in the same state as the Troeg's brewery, so I can always find their ESB, which would have to be my second favorite.
And to add some semblance of relevance to the original post, I'm an anti-diesel. 5'9", 140 lbs, pretty much no draft off me.
Jon
Another awesome stoutErik W
Dec 19, 2001 7:32 PM
Youngs Double Chocolate Stout is soooo damn good. It's an English stout that comes in a bright orange and purple can. Mmmmmm.
I too am an anti-diesel. 5'10", 135 lbs. I've always been skinny. Actually, every effort to gain weight hasn't worked at all.
"Heineken? F*ck that sh!t! Pabst Blue Ribbon, motherf*cker!"Ahimsa
Dec 18, 2001 4:52 PM
Dennis Hopper- "Blue Velvet"

Cheers!

A.
Make it real beer. Not PBR! ;-) nmHJS
Dec 19, 2001 6:40 AM
"Homer no function beer well without."
Make it real beer. Not PBR! ;-) nmHJS
Dec 19, 2001 6:45 AM
Homer: "No beer and TV make Homer...something, something."

Marge: "Go crazy?"

Homer: "Don't mind if I do!"
My brothertarwheel
Dec 19, 2001 6:08 AM
AKA "bikerduder" fits the description to a tee -- 6'3", 240 pounds, strong as an ox. He's the guy you want to draft behind on the flats and rollers -- he leaves a wake like a semi. Just don't drop him on the hills, though, or he'll make you pay for it when the road levels out.
re: brotherJs Haiku Shop
Dec 19, 2001 6:58 AM
i'm 6'2" about 190 these days, but still pretty broad in the shoulders and trunk. people liken draftin' me to riding behind a car. most unfortunately, the other "diesel" on our routine (in-season) weeknight and saturday morning rides is 5'11"-ish, but weighs in around 130-140# (or less). quite atypical. it's like drafting one of those balsawood airplanes with the rubber band-driven propellers. ugh!
Dont Poke Fun!BigLeadOutGuy
Dec 18, 2001 4:45 PM
Uh oh
Are you making fun of us big guys? youd better be nice or when your following our wheel all day long we may accidentally hit the emergency brake...and you know what happens then! =)
Just kidding
stay stoked!!
sissiesDog
Dec 18, 2001 4:57 PM
REAL cyclists don't need drafting, but Praise the Diesels! They pull the wimps along at speeds they could never sustain alone. Then the ingrates abandon the Diesels at the first sign of an incline when the ingrates' scrawney bodies aren't fighting gravity as much.

Dog
word. nmJs Haiku Shop
Dec 19, 2001 6:54 AM
not poking fun. 6 feet 200+ pounds here. (nm)aet
Dec 19, 2001 7:02 AM
re: What's a diesel? is it a big guy like a clydesdale?(nm)Spox
Dec 19, 2001 12:43 AM
It's a 110 avgHR and 4-5 hours alone on a pissing rainy gray day.

It pays back later...