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ride reporters... one question... and some comments(26 posts)

ride reporters... one question... and some commentsYoungRcR
May 8, 2003 12:23 PM
Do you guys who do ride reports all the time, ride around with a camera in your jersey? Just waiting for a nice place to stop and take pictures? And some of the pictures look staged like u get someone to ride ahead, stop, then take a picture of you in a good lookin position then you just cant wait to get back here and post the pictures.

The majority of people on this board who constantly bash other people's bikes, are overweight idiots who cant ride for crap anyway. Very few people on this board are interested in actually helping someone, its like some of you sit around just waiting for an oppurtunity to post some corny, ridiculous joke so people can respond with "LOL (nm)" There are some nice, helpful people here, but most of you are a--holes that eat too much.

Some of you should just ride more rather than worrying about somebody's stem, spacers, bike fit, or something that doesnt concern you at all. Just my opinion.
I've found just the oppositeColnagoFE
May 8, 2003 12:35 PM
Most of the posters here are very helpful and many love the ride reports. Sure people have opinions, but what else would we talk about if we couldn't argue the small stuff. And why are you bothering posting if all you can do is critisize. Looks like the pot calling the kettle black to me. YOU should be out riding.
Strongly disagree...SpecialTater
May 8, 2003 12:42 PM
from a newbie with a spawn-of-satan-Shimano-equipped-compact-geometry-brand-new-bike. At least it's steel and I don't have a Brooks.

I always have my camera on and off the bike.onespeed
May 8, 2003 12:57 PM
LOL (nm)52-16SS
May 8, 2003 1:43 PM
Now, what was it you wanted help with? nmMel Erickson
May 8, 2003 1:46 PM
May 8, 2003 1:47 PM
Having a bad day?

To partially quote a recent post, "Some of you should just ride more..."

To Answer Your QuesitonsScot_Gore
May 8, 2003 1:55 PM
"Do you guys who do ride reports all the time, ride around with a camera in your jersey?" Yes

"Just waiting for a nice place to stop and take pictures?" Yes
To Answer Your Quesitonsrussw19
May 8, 2003 2:27 PM
Guess he missed his own point... you guys taking ride report pictures ARE out riding your bikes, and you have the pictures to prove it too.

Keep it up guys and gals, I for one enjoy the pics. Some of the better and more scenic ones got used as my computer's wallpaper when I am feeling uninspired to ride.

I'm trying to decide...Scot_Gore
May 8, 2003 3:05 PM
...if he meant to be biting and acerbic or was truely curious in the carrying the camera and picture taking paragraph or if that attitude was reserved for the 2nd paragraph only.

Riding around looking for nice pictures to take, sounds like a terrrible waste of an afternoon, right ?

I'm off to fritter my evening away now, see ya out there, I'll be the fat guy. :-)

I'm trying to decide...russw19
May 8, 2003 3:31 PM
Terrible terrile waste of time... riding, enjoying the sights... looking to capture the moment of a great ride on film. Boy, that is a really lame way to spend your time. I would much rather be sitting in a cubicle wearing a suit and tie answering to some corporate boss that doesn't give two turds about me. Getting to be that fat guy who only criticises everyone's bike becuase I am simply bitter at the fact that I don't get to ride mine anymore.....

Boy that would suck!

Think I am going for a ride, and I never thought to take a camera, but I may just do it this time...

Well,you've certainly proved you're young (nm)TREKY
May 8, 2003 2:35 PM
re: ride reporters... one question... and some commentsSpoiler
May 8, 2003 2:49 PM
I don't carry a camera. It's other people who insist on taking pictures of me. Something about being the most stunning example of a Greek God on two wheels they've ever seen, or something, they say. Either that or the ladies hold up big score cards where they've written the number "11".
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! nm.stinkfoot247
May 9, 2003 8:54 AM
Sorry I'm late, quick 40 miler before dinner and I miss this! nmSpunout
May 8, 2003 3:30 PM
Looks like TWO questions and some abuse.Charlie Amerique
May 8, 2003 4:34 PM
Yes, some of us carry cameras. Yes, some of us stop and take pictures (sometimes I don't stop and sometimes I take video). I can and often do wait to get back here to post the pictures.

I haven't taken a survey of the majority of people on this board, and haven't gone through the archives so I'd like to get your statisitcs on "bashing" (raw numbers, precentages and statisitical "consistancy"). If possible, I'd also like to get the list of those people and your dosiers on them showing their girth and IQs as well as the testing center that assessed their riding abilities so I can get copies of their scores.

Could you also list the names of those few that want to help people so that they can be displayed at the top of the page. That should help out those that might want some helpful advice and not bother everyone else with their questions.

One last thing: Could you be one of the helpful people and list the names of those that should ride more and worry less?

Aww, what's the matter? Spider crawl down your shorts? nmKG 361
May 8, 2003 5:24 PM
None of the pictures are staged...TNSquared
May 8, 2003 6:55 PM
There is some unknown bike photo taking maniac who lurks in the shrubbery and jumps out to snap candid photos, catching the cyclist totally unaware.
Ah, to be 19 and know everythingmickey-mac
May 8, 2003 7:27 PM
Man, I wish I could be a hardcore 19 year old racer living on Fig Newtons, Power Bars, and Cytomax. Please let us old fat guys who stop to take pictures know if we're doing anything else wrong.
re: ride reporters... one question... and some commentsocroadie
May 8, 2003 8:36 PM
I would surmise by your attitude that you may need help adjusting your stem and spacers.
what's your take on....longhorn
May 8, 2003 11:45 PM
...the fatigue life of an aluminum frame? do you think that I should go with clinchers or tubulars? just wondering since you seem to have it all figured out.

I can't speak for the "most" in your comment about people on here being a--holes, but I've had some pretty helpful responses and also got hooked up with a deal on some wheels from local who read a post of mine. take that for what it's worth I guess.
largely agreeSteve_0
May 9, 2003 4:08 AM
(though I disagree with the specifics on cameras and ride reports); I think biking should be fun; If taking pictures and enjoying scenery is fun, have at it.

As far as the posters being 'helpful' on this board; that's barely the case. The only time large threads form is when its some sort of bashing; Many, if not most, of the legitimate questions from newbies are mostly ignored; several hundred hits on a question and one or two responses. Should radical ron or nick post, though, and suddenly there are 50 replies. Shaved legs and best $100 threadless stems seem to be among the hot topics.

the few people who DO offer help here usually do so in the form of spending money. Heaven forbid someone come up with a create solution which doesnt involve spending $1000. Heaven forbid which try to get someone involved in bicycing for 500 bucks.

As far as more time riding, I must admit when I see people with 10 bikes and 2 project bikes, and continual upgrades, I too think "why arent they just out riding, rather than twiddling"
PerspectiveCharlie Amerique
May 9, 2003 6:26 AM
Sometimes it's not about the ratio of views vs. responses, but rather the value of the responses already posted.

"As far as the posters being 'helpful' on this board; that's barely the case. The only time large threads form is when its some sort of bashing; Many, if not most, of the legitimate questions from newbies are mostly ignored; several hundred hits on a question and one or two responses."

I read a post last week about cleaning the cosmoline off of a bike chain and applying lube. There were already 10 responses and over 200 views. Readign the responses and seeing a consensus formign as to methodology, what could I have possibly contributed?

Meanwhile I see Kristin posting about chamois butter and getting twice as many resposes and three times the number of views. Why? People have more to talk about.
How often would you clean a chain that's brand new? Once.
How often would you apply chamois butter? Well, as often as each individual wants to.

wow, what an insulting and inflammatory post! good one! nmJS Haiku Shop
May 9, 2003 5:31 AM
I am NOT fat, but...Iamhoosier
May 9, 2003 5:32 AM
I will be the one walking my new Colnago up the hill with my right hand and cigarette in my left. Picture that!!
Need to buy digital camera. Thanx for reminder! (nm)Dale Brigham
May 9, 2003 5:37 AM