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Do you ride pirate?(18 posts)

Do you ride pirate?Smeagol
Jun 18, 2003 2:42 PM
I don't know....nmbicyclerepairman
Jun 18, 2003 2:49 PM
shiver me timbers, matey nmmohair_chair
Jun 18, 2003 3:08 PM
Wutz dat? nmasphalt assault
Jun 18, 2003 3:09 PM
Pirate vs. Pay...biknben
Jun 18, 2003 3:26 PM
I think this old thread covers the topic nicely: RadicalRonPruitt "is it okay to be a ride pirate if...?" 5/3/02 6:56am
Depends!the bull
Jun 18, 2003 4:03 PM
If it is a charity ride for a good cause-no.
Is it well supported with a meal and I eat or drink-no.
If it is a opposing teams club ride and I drink my own gatorade....well ya know.
Arrr! No. Why? (nm)PseuZQ
Jun 18, 2003 4:13 PM
No. Isn't that cheating and/or stealing? nmDropped
Jun 18, 2003 4:16 PM
Actually, yes I do................Dave Hickey
Jun 18, 2003 4:55 PM
No, but I always ride commando...SlowFast
Jun 18, 2003 7:35 PM
And sometimes I go commando when I'm not riding!
no, it screws up my.....don440
Jun 19, 2003 4:31 AM
depth perception with the patch on my eye.
you don't find it difficult to..._rt_
Jun 19, 2003 5:32 AM
clip in with the wooden leg?


Not any more...dzrider
Jun 19, 2003 5:53 AM
I have one with a cleat nailed to the bottom.
I get paid to ride pirateSpoiler
Jun 19, 2003 6:40 AM
I'll ride pirate at parties, or I'll send you a film of me riding pirate. I have over ten years experience riding pirate, so you can count on a good show. My stage name is Peanut Brittle. scare my parrot. (nm)LactateIntolerant
Jun 19, 2003 6:55 AM
Jun 19, 2003 6:59 AM
All of the organized rides I do involve some sort of charity. I would feel like a real shmuck (sp?) if I took advantage of all the volunteers and others that contributed.
I always thought it was called poaching...mdehner
Jun 19, 2003 8:07 AM
and I don't think it is fair to the ride organizers, especially if you derive any kind of benefit from their efforts such as traffic control, food/drink stations, etc.
Jun 19, 2003 10:21 AM
I'm so opinionated about this that it makes me kind of a zealot.

Organized rides provide not only tangible benefits in the form of marked, safe (usually) routes and aid stations but also the intangible camaraderie and "Event" feeling which is what pirates are trying to take.

The whole reason organized rides have rider limits is because of the strain on resources and communities, roads, whatever. It isn't just about aid stations. For example, Ride the Rockies has a rider lottery and is supposedly limited to 2000. But nearly that many pirate it with the lame justification of "they are public roads." Well, fine. But then trying to get a hotel room, restaurant, laundromat, etc. is a nightmare. The limit is placed to be fair to those who paid the fee and got drawn. Ride pirates tick me off.