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Its time for another: You know you're a member of the peleton when...(20 posts)

Its time for another: You know you're a member of the peleton when...Kristin
Aug 22, 2002 4:43 AM
In heavy traffic the driver next to you drifts into your lane and you instinctively shout, "Hold your line!"
Oops, spelled it wrong. Begging your forgiveness. (nm)Kristin
Aug 22, 2002 4:48 AM
you call out hazards pushing a shopping cart in the supermarket.MXL02
Aug 22, 2002 4:58 AM
"broken pickle jar, aisle six"
re: Its time for another: You know you're a member of the peleton when...shoalin
Aug 22, 2002 5:24 AM
You saw a car behind you, you shout out "Car back"
...while riding the elevator, you jockey for position waiting...Scot_Gore
Aug 22, 2002 5:51 AM
for the right moment to jump when the doors open.
re: Its time for another: You know you're a member of the peleton when...tarwheel
Aug 22, 2002 5:52 AM
... you "draft" the car in front of you while driving in traffic
... wrap your steering wheel with Cinelli cork tape
... always keep a full water bottle in your cupholder
... ask the tire dealer if they have any Michelins with green sidewalls
re: Its time for another: You know you're a member of the peleton when...LEW
Aug 22, 2002 6:03 AM
You catch yourself "unclipping" your left foot before you get out of your car.
stuff I really doDougSloan
Aug 22, 2002 6:09 AM
*Duck low when going downhill--feeling really stupid when I realize it

*Leaning into turns

*Constantly calculating percent grades and imagining my riding up the hill at what speed

*Thinking (or actually shouting), when the car in front of me slows a little, "CLOSE THE GAP!"

*Similarly, thinking when a car in the fast lane slows, "keep the pace or pull off!"

*Sort of bunny-hopping in the driver's seat over stuff in the road

Doug
HahaKristin
Aug 22, 2002 6:47 AM
A few times--when I've been blindsided by a pothole while driving--I've bent my elbows and changed my wheel grip.

Also, I've ducked as I've gone under low signs or tree branches in my car.
...when regular underwear feels extremely weird. (nm)Quack
Aug 22, 2002 8:26 AM
...you always have smoother legs than the women at work. (nm)Quack
Aug 22, 2002 8:28 AM
you spend all your time off the bike figuring how to spend morevelocity
Aug 22, 2002 9:00 AM
time on the bike.
re: Its time for another: You know you're a member of the peleton when...tmotz
Aug 22, 2002 9:10 AM
When another cyclist goes by and you check out their bike and when a corvette goes by and does nothing for me.
Or when people at work talk about car payments and you mention my bicycle payment.
Your wife catches you kissing your girlfriend, and you swear...cabinfever
Aug 22, 2002 9:32 AM
You won your group ride and she is just the group ride trophy girl(or whatever the official name of them is).
Podium Girldaneil
Aug 22, 2002 9:39 AM
How dare you not know such a vital peice of information!!! j/k :)
I was disappointed in myself too, but was having a brain fade.nmcabinfever
Aug 22, 2002 10:04 AM
re: Its time for another: You know you're a member of the peleton when...brider
Aug 22, 2002 10:58 AM
you call dork drivers Freds.

or you categorize drivers by Cat 5, 4, 3 etc.
You know you're a member of the peleton when...NJRoad
Aug 22, 2002 11:30 AM
you tighten your knees around a non-existent top tube as you make darting move around the jackass in front of you.
re: Its time for another: You know you're a member of the peleton when...metty108
Aug 22, 2002 1:15 PM
You dont use tissue paper anymore,
cover one nostril and blow.
And you *never* wear underwear. (nm)PseuZQ
Aug 22, 2002 9:45 PM