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Does a cycling female blind me?(9 posts)

Does a cycling female blind me?eschelon
Apr 19, 2002 12:52 PM
So there I was at a race last Sunday. I just finished doing my crappy C crit race...no big deal...my form is better than last year:). My bro shows up and watches the B race with me and I notice this women riding in the mixed field...and I remark to my bro about how fine lookin' she is...and my bro looks at me in disgust and says she was ugly...so I keep looking at her more intently each time she completes the circuit and I still think she is good looking.

But I wonder, could the fact that she was a cyclist and a better one than me, and female, be the reason why I felt so much attraction to her?...you know, kind of like drinking a few beers and you'll think every fat chick is good lookin' kind of thing? It really doesn't matter to me though, I am attracted to what I am attracted to and there is nothing that is going to change my mind about what I find attractive...I just wondered if this phenomenon was pervasive among my cycling brethren.
Quandary or dilemna?Slipstream
Apr 19, 2002 1:11 PM
I had this prof who said a quandary was the choice between two things both of which are good; a dilemna was a choice between two things which are bad.

What would you rather have: a georgeous girlfriend who doesn't give a hoot about your passion or a girlfriend who shares your passion?

I submit that if you meet someone and you have a lot to share, that person becomes more attractive to you. On the other hand, if you have little in common, nothing is going to draw you closer.

Now, there are those shallow individuals who will say, give me the knockout chick, regardless. But, I am sure it is safe to say no one on this board is that base. At least when they're sober. ;>)

So, go ask her out! And don't forget to let us know the outcome
re: Does a cycling female blind me?OwenMeany
Apr 19, 2002 1:27 PM
She is (will seem) awsome..until you date her..I have dated 2 different "cycle-chicks" in my past. Great women, great people..but I could not deal with the narrow focus of our lives it was all sex and biking!! We were always either: Riding, srewing or eating. Rough, huh? It was great but not enough to live on for me. I am now married to a woman who has her own interests (and supports my passions) that bring a new deminsions to my life. She doesn't ride but her interests broaden my life. Life is an experience and there is soooo much to experince: why be narrowly foucused?
You summed up my life so far...longfellow68
Apr 19, 2002 2:19 PM
Riding, screwing and eating... Yeah, that about sums it up for me... I'm wondering when I'm going to burn out doing this routine...
that sounds horrible!DaveG
Apr 20, 2002 4:32 AM
a relationship based on sex and biking? - that sounds like Hell on earth! Definately run away from that as fast as possible. Maybe you should go on Oprah to assist your recovery
I have experienced the preternatural turn-on of a cycling femalebill
Apr 19, 2002 2:20 PM
(although happily married, [insert cliche here]). Once you're off the bike, though, it kind of goes away, and they go back to being "just" people.
So, yes, I think that her prowess turned you on, for which I give you points (which would be uglier, ladies, accepting as a given that men will be mindlessly turned on pretty much regardless -- a guy's being mindlessly turned on by a more skillful rider or a less skillful rider?). I think, however, that it is her prowess, and not her as a person that is turning you on, because, of course, you know absolutely nothing about her except . . . what little you know, which you may like, but it ain't going to furnish the love nest, so that you should tread lightly. Not to say you should worship from afar -- go for it -- but don't argue with the facts as they present themselves, either.
Natural Phenomenonczardonic
Apr 19, 2002 4:10 PM
a) She's a cyclist.

Seems natural that you would be attracted to someone who shares your interests. Not only does it indicate that you may actually have things in common, but it gives you an "in" should you ever approach this person. There's kind of a low hanging fruit element to this.

b) She's a good cyclist.

Being a cyclist yourself, you are in a position to appreciate this quality in her. Where others may just see a person on a bike, you see power, dedication, talent. . .whatever.

c) You are a cyclist.

As such, you may prize certain (ahem) physical attributes that a non-cyclist would not. It could be as simple as not being completely turned off by a woman with a safety helmet strapped to her head.
works both ways...heloise
Apr 19, 2002 4:43 PM
I've seen guys i wouldn't give a second glance on the street magically transformed by lycra and good bike handling skills.

I've also gone out with guys i "should" have been attracted to (good looks, single, correct age range, etc...) but have been very turned off by poor riding skills or unbelievably poor fitness.

YOu can tell a LOT about a man by the way he rides :)
re: Does a cycling female blind me?Ligon
Apr 19, 2002 6:06 PM
I have had a similar experience.
I have been out and saw what I thought to be a really hot girl all decked out in cycling gear riding her ass off, and my roomates both who are non-cyclist have said she is not that hot. I'm like what the hell are you talking about, she is to hot. I have come to the conclusion that I am definatly more attracted to female's that cycle than those who don't. There is just something about a girl on a really nice bike that could kick my ass riding anyday of the week that makes me all hot and bothered!!!

My $.02
Ligon