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You Give Cycling A Bad Name Photo Display(60 posts)

You Give Cycling A Bad Name Photo DisplayCylingPhotographer
Oct 18, 2002 7:53 AM
Post your photos here of someone or something that geeks up the cycling world.

Notice the Levi's taped to the top tube
How about you and your elitist attitude.MXL02
Oct 18, 2002 7:55 AM
Sorry no photos.
That guy is what cycling is all about!mickey-mac
Oct 18, 2002 7:57 AM
Dude looks like he could go two weeks without stopping.
That guy looks like a butt-kicker.Alex-in-Evanston
Oct 18, 2002 7:58 AM
He's got 100-miles-a-day written all over him.

with those flabby white legs?MasonJ
Oct 18, 2002 8:03 AM
Yeah, but where's he from? Siberia?Kristin
Oct 18, 2002 8:04 AM
Those legs have not seen the sun in a millenia.
Old tourers always have white legs.scottfree
Oct 18, 2002 8:29 AM
After age 45-50 -- this is a medical fact now -- men lose the melanin in the skin of their legs. They also lose the hair on their legs (no need to shave, for you shavers out there). This results in the 'white hairless birdlegs' phenomenon we see on so many public beaches, and at family cookouts on July 4.

He might not win any crits, but given enough miles this fellow would drop 99 percent of this board without working up a sweat, I believe.
You learn something new every dayKristin
Oct 18, 2002 10:21 AM
You know, men get a bum wrap. Women then they are so one up on the guys because the menstral/child birth thing...but really we don't lose our hair and our legs won't go bony white. And overall I think women age better. I think that just about evens things out. There, now don't you feel better?
"... feel better?"Ouch
Oct 18, 2002 2:12 PM
"I don't", he said as he glanced down at a pair of legs that really belong on Big Bird.
His arms are tan. Maybe he wears long pants and shortsleeves...fbg111
Oct 18, 2002 8:08 AM
all the time, except when biking.

I don't see anything wrong with him. He's no Lance, and maybe not even a 100miler, but he's definitely a hardcore tourer. Check out the sleeping bag attached to back.
His arms are tan. Maybe he wears long pants and shortsleeves...MasonJ
Oct 18, 2002 8:28 AM
Hardcore tourer? Where are his panniers? This guy is a novice. Check out the duct tape. Now about that Eric Norris guy. I bet this guy hangs with Eric Norris. They probably ride together and park on the side of the road together. Just a haunch.
Oct 18, 2002 8:15 AM
This guy is clearly hard f'ing core. He will put your d in the dirt, if given half a chance. Forget the Levi's, notice the <8% body fat.
Underestimated: he don't need no steenking panniers...Spunout
Oct 18, 2002 8:33 AM
Have Duct tape, will randonneur.

Hard-core to the max. I am not even that hard-core fully decked out, tanned, shaved, etc.
Cue 'Shaft' theme song... Bad mofo, (just talkin'bout Shaft)nmrwbadley
Oct 18, 2002 8:43 AM
re: You Give Cycling A Bad Name Photo Displayfirstrax
Oct 18, 2002 8:27 AM
Guys like this are usually the most interesting to talk to.
No, YOU give road cycling a bad name.Lon Norder
Oct 18, 2002 8:40 AM
You know, duct tape has been proven effective as a ...rwbadley
Oct 18, 2002 8:52 AM
wart remover. They claim duct tape as good as liquid nitrogen! Better keep some on your bike just in case, I know I do....

Really, I find nothing at all wrong with this guy. In fact, when I look in the mirror, there seems to be a resemblance.

I think I might change socks tho', unless they started out that color. Take care of your feet first!

Troll Alert: "CylingPhotographer" ??? (nm)Spunout
Oct 18, 2002 8:58 AM
agreed (nm)KenS
Oct 18, 2002 1:05 PM
re: You Give Cycling A Bad Name Photo Displaytav
Oct 18, 2002 9:02 AM
I find nothing that give cycling a bad name on this photo, only the guy who posted this photo, what a poser this is , a shithead who think he is better than the rest.
I'de love to ride with this guy.PEDDLEFOOT
Oct 18, 2002 9:10 AM
I'de probably learn alot from him.No need to put him down.
I'de love to ride with this guy.tav
Oct 18, 2002 9:21 AM
I agree totally , you can see that this guy do a lot of cycling.
Things you'd learn from this guy.Spoiler
Oct 18, 2002 2:10 PM
1. When sleeping bags get wet, then are left exposed to bake in the sun, they stink. Soon he'll learn that panniers keep stuff dry.

2. Silver duct tape dry rots in two days and the adhesive goo leaves a nice water-proof strip that will last the life time of the garment.

3. While white sneakers increase visability, they also create a neat screaming sensation in the arches. Soon he'll learn that comfortable cycling shoes were introduced in the early 20th century.

4. Clothes taped to the top tube are an effective and cheap form of upper-let dermabrasion, unless you've developed a pedal stroke that has your knees flared out 72 inches on either side.

He's clearly happy and enthusiastic, but we can laugh at tell-tale signs of a newbie, especially if we were in their white sneakers not so long ago. We are laughing at outselves. If his interest in cycling lasts, he'll learn what works and what doesn't and he'll look much different in his next picture.
Is that duct tape Campy or Shimano? (nm)Captain Morgan
Oct 18, 2002 9:22 AM
The guy rides a triple. What a loser. (nm)Captain Morgan
Oct 18, 2002 9:25 AM
The guy rides a triple. What a loser. (nm)tav
Oct 18, 2002 9:31 AM
Their is only one loser and that is you.
Nice spelling, tav. (nm)Captain Morgan
Oct 18, 2002 9:38 AM
Nice spelling, tav. (nm)tav
Oct 18, 2002 9:42 AM
Sorry for my spelling but i am not a stupid american like you.
Stupid American?No_sprint
Oct 18, 2002 9:44 AM
Like the people that offer this site up to you and I for free?
You tell him.... great reply........nmDave Hickey
Oct 18, 2002 9:48 AM
You tell him.... great reply........nmtav
Oct 18, 2002 9:57 AM
Another stupid American , but what can you expect with a president like george bush .
coming from you, that's a compliment.........nmDave Hickey
Oct 18, 2002 10:36 AM
I'd rather be any kind of American,No_sprint
Oct 18, 2002 12:14 PM
stupid (me? sometimes, hell yes) or not than be a blind American basher using a free (as in lots of freedoms) American site to spread stupidity.
Stupid American?tav
Oct 18, 2002 9:49 AM
i say "stupid" american , that's only to you not all americans.
Agreed.Captain Morgan
Oct 18, 2002 9:46 AM
You are not a stupid American, because obviously you are not an American (please note the capitalization of the letter "A").
A stupid American kicked AZZ in the tour the last 4 years!(NM),James
Oct 18, 2002 8:59 PM
A stupid American kicked AZZ in the tour the last 4 years!(NM),tav
Oct 22, 2002 9:02 AM
Yes, but he rides only the tour de france , the other riders they ride whole year, cycling is not only the tour de france.
Another jealous foreigner...fbg111
Oct 18, 2002 10:07 PM
We just like to make you people think we're stupid so you'll feel better about being pathetic losers. But we're actually not. How else can you explain why we're better than you at everything?
The guy rides a triple. What a loser. (nm)The Human G-Nome
Oct 18, 2002 9:39 AM
The guy rides a triple. What a loser. (nm)
Their is only one loser and that is you.

there is only one loser, and that is the guy who doesn't catch the sarcasm.
More rider dies jumping..... pics! LOL nmNo_sprint
Oct 18, 2002 9:41 AM
Rider dies jumping world's largest duct tape ball? (nm)Spunout
Oct 18, 2002 10:03 AM
Thanks, G-Nome.Captain Morgan
Oct 18, 2002 10:04 AM
I am glad you recognized my sarcasm. Truth is, I ride a triple.
Somebody needs to go back to sarcasm school... nmfbg111
Oct 18, 2002 10:04 PM
That is me you jerkkeeter
Oct 18, 2002 10:00 AM
If it is...Ouch
Oct 18, 2002 2:08 PM
...then why not bungee cords? They're reusable and they don't stick to your stuff... Or, was this a last minute decision to go on this ride?
Since it is Friday, everybody say all together: "How about a....Spunout
Oct 18, 2002 10:10 AM
Now that's FUNNY!!!!!!PEDDLEFOOT
Oct 18, 2002 10:16 AM
Brilliant!!! May I use it?sharkey
Oct 18, 2002 11:33 AM
I'm still laughing . . . very funny!!

I've taken the liberty of saving it and will unleash it the next time I find myself involved in e-mail banter that's out of control!

Hope you don't mind, but the pic is my new desktop wallpaper nmrtyszko
Oct 18, 2002 4:35 PM
I've got the winning picture.Spinarooni
Oct 18, 2002 12:27 PM
FLame on!
Is that the new pearl izumi skin suit?racertex
Oct 18, 2002 12:59 PM
where can i get one?
seriously, if mario wore that in a prologue, they would sell thousands of them.
Is that the new pearl izumi skin suit?tav
Oct 18, 2002 1:11 PM
No, its the new battle dress for the us marines who are going to attack Irak.
Is that the new pearl izumi skin suit?tav
Oct 18, 2002 1:13 PM
No, its the new battle dress for the US marines who are going to attack Irak.
He could drop youSpoiler
Oct 18, 2002 1:45 PM
Sure, laugh if you will. You obviously haven't been around the sport very long. True racing vets know how to recognize the subtalities that mark a human bullet. And it's not some lean, aero-helmeted guy with a fancy "club" jersey with those new fangled tri-bars.
I'm willing to bet that this guy is an aerobic machine! Look at the skinsuit! It's got entire panels that are blackened by road tar being spit up by the sheer speed. He wears Rec-Specs instead of Oakleys because his blazing speed would melt conventionally available polarized lenses. If we were on the playground, choosing up sides for a team time trial, I'll take dibs on this rocket ship anyday! Unless of course, the touring Johnny Appleseed dude in the first pic is around. Then it's a toss-up.
I've got the winning picture.mickey-mac
Oct 18, 2002 1:54 PM
This one lost its shock value about six months ago when it was posted for the 50th time.
You want geek material?mackgoo
Oct 18, 2002 1:35 PM
Check this guy out.
Is it you?TREKY
Oct 18, 2002 2:11 PM
Thus the common term "Arrogant roadie pr!ck"... (nm)cory
Oct 18, 2002 2:20 PM
that has "adventure" written all over itDougSloan
Oct 18, 2002 3:09 PM
Doesn't it just suck when you come here thinking you can get all the other bike snobs to join in on good jab, and everyone gets on your case for it? No fun, huh?

I wish I were that guy. That's got I'm just going to go have fun and see what happens" written all over it. I'd love to do it (but I'd spend $5000 on a touring bike and $3000 on accessories and camping gear, first).

You're so right on both counts...nmrwbadley
Oct 18, 2002 7:24 PM