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My How Narcissistic this Board Is(20 posts)

My How Narcissistic this Board IsIndurain 03
Aug 3, 2003 9:15 PM
I cannot believe how self-absorbed this discussussion board seems to be. Yesterday, I posted a topic entitled "I Need Everyones Advice!" with the intent of simply seeking out fellow cyclists opinions on concentration and training. As of just a few minutes ago, this topic was viewed just under 300 times. Only one solitary person responded (much appreciated). Is the purpose of this board not to discuss and seek advice from people that share a common interest? Those of you who simply snub your nose at a topic are the epitome of the saying "roadies are snobs". In actuality it isn't necessary to be a prick to be a good cyclist and to take the sport seriously.
Board's a little slow on weekends.PseuZQ
Aug 3, 2003 9:47 PM
Relatively speaking. Try posting tomorrow. Also, it might be helpful if you posted a link to your original question so folks don't have to sort back through previous threads.

Oh, and do I need to point out the irony of having "Indurain" as a nick when you're talking about self asorption? ;-)

(In addition to being narcissistic, lots of us like to talk friendly smack, too.)

Stick around, you'll get the advice you seek eventually.
I can help.Spoiler
Aug 3, 2003 10:05 PM
You're crying like a little b!tch because everyone on the board didn't dump their weekend plans and monitor the board for any "Indurain 03" queries. And you call us narcissistic? Maybe we just don't have a good answer. Would you prefer we just throw out stupid advice to keep you from turning on the waterworks?

We aren't snobs. There's just something about you we don't like. I can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's not even your own fault. Maybe we all hate Indurain. You just chose the wrong nickname. Change your nickname to "Bugno 03" and I'm sure you'll get better results. You can bet that after people read your latest post, you'll get more trolls like me responding than helpful advice.

I hear this site just added two brand new, never before seen boards. "Racing" and "Fitness and Nutrition". You might try posting the question there.
Noope - Not the nickname. I never look at that.Synchronicity
Aug 3, 2003 11:46 PM
I think in these times of the internet, people are more preoccupied with their own concerns. True, we've become more selfish. I think the person who replied is too argumentitive. But lets face it Indurain, do you have time to reply to everyone's elses posts?
Some of us only log on during lunch hour. One decent reply takes up a fair bit of time. There are millions of questions posted on forums all over the place all the time. If we weren't selective, nobody would have any spare time at all !!

STICK with this forum, it has been helpful to me in the past. Definitely a lot better than other forums, such as this motorcycle one where they're all yobbos. No intelligent conversation whatsoever there. Sometimes I tire of those internet-fluff that linger in cyber space. Ah well.

BTW I'm not going to reply to your original post as it isn't my area of expertise. My answer would be biased as I prefer climbing! :-D
I like Spoiler more and more every day (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Aug 4, 2003 7:56 AM
Try posting the subject in the headline.DERICK
Aug 4, 2003 3:29 AM
It has to be interresting for most people to even open it. I looked at it and couldn't help but lots of people probobly skipped right over it. Just imagine someone with a really slow dial up, they won't take the time unless they have some idea what's in it. If that doesn't work, you could always try stomping your feet and holding your breath. Judging by your attitude that probobly worked with your parents till you were 25.

The real trick is to make it interresting. Most posts with headlines like yours are repeats of old subjects which no one wants to discuss any more. Your question was good and should generate some useful answers and interresting discussion.

Just remember, none of us are paid to sit here and answer questions. this is a community. Not customer service where throwing a temper tantrum gets you to the front of the line while everyone pretends to be nice about it. This post of yours will generat some flames which will probobly carry over to your future posts for a while. Just repost your question and you'll get the answers you need.
Pot calling kettle black...thatsmybush
Aug 4, 2003 5:31 AM
Oh my post is so important you must reply, my thread is amazing you must read it. Get on your bike and ride.
typical kid....C-40
Aug 4, 2003 5:45 AM
You're obviously riding well for your age, but coaching advice is not a great topic for this website. If you want a coach or professional advice, hire someone locally who could make an honest assessment of your abilities.

You're on the wrong page for racing advice.
Aug 4, 2003 5:53 AM
What does that have to do with narcissism?

I have lots of posts that go with no or few responses, and I know I'm an important person, and quite possibly the best rider every to post here. Heck, I'm probably the smartest and most worthy of admiration, too. I have lots of bikes, and they are only of the best Italian heritage. Everyone should really be paying attention to me, but then not everyone knows what's good for them.

I can't believe you'd toss about allegations of narcissism so carelessly. Now you've spoiled my day.

reminds me of the spaniard in Princess Bridethatsmybush
Aug 4, 2003 6:03 AM
"You keep using that word I do not think it means what you think it means."
lots of good onesDougSloan
Aug 4, 2003 6:14 AM
Inigo Montoya: I admit it, you are better than I am.
Westley: Then why are you smiling?
Inigo Montoya: Because I know something you don't know.
Westley: And, what is that?
Inigo Montoya: I am not left handed.
Vizzini: Inconceivable.
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means, what you think it means.
Inigo Montoya: Who are you?
Westley: No one of consequence.
Inigo Montoya: I must know.
Westley: Get used to disappointment.
Westley: Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
Inigo Montoya: My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Inigo Montoya: Are you the Miracle Max who worked for the king all those years?
Miracle Max: The King's stinking son fired me, and thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut, and pour lemon juice on it?
Inigo Montoya: You seem a decent fellow, I hate to kill you.
Westley: You seem a decent fellow, I hate to die.

Westley: Give us the gate key.
Yellin: I have no gate key.
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, tear his arms off.
Yellin: Oh, you mean this gate key.
Fezzik: Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid, or something like that?
Westley: Oh no. It's just they're terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.
Inigo Montoya: We're in a terrible rush.
Miracle Max: Don't rush me, sonny. You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.
Prince Humperdinck: Surrender!
Westley: You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.
Westley: If you're in such a hurry, you could lower a rope, or a tree branch, or find something useful to do.
Inigo Montoya: I could do that. I have got some rope up here. But, I do not think that you would accept my help, since I am only waiting around to kill you.
Westley: That does put a damper on our relationship.
Vizzini: Am I going mad, or did the word "think" escape your lips? You were not hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land mass.
Vizzini: When I found you, you were so slobbering drunk you couldn't buy brandy. And you: friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless. Do you want me to send you back to where you were, unemployed . . . in Greenland?
The Grandfather: When I was your age, television was called, "books."
Inigo Montoya: I do not mean to pry, but you don't, by any chance, happen to have six fingers on your right hand?
Westley: Do you always begin conversations this way?
Buttercup: We'll never survive.
Westley: Nonsense, you're only saying that because no one ever has.

Westley: We are men of action, lies do not become us.
Vizzini: You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is: "Never get involved in a land war in Asia." But, only slightly less well known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line!"
Westley: Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.
Vizzini: Wait 'til I get going!

Count Rugen: You've been chasing me your entire life, only to fail now. I think that's the worst thing I've ever heard--how marvelous.
One of my top five most quotable films...thatsmybush
Aug 4, 2003 6:38 AM
1)Blazing Saddles--"they said you was hung"
"and they was right"

2)Caddyshack-- "Oh danny this isn't russia, this isn't russia? is it?"
"I didn't think"
3)Princess Bride-"I will give you my word as a Spaniard"
"No good I have known too many spaniards."
4)History of the World Part I-"Its good to be the king."
5)Animal House--"They took the bar the whole fu####g bar!"
"Was it over when the germans bombed Pearl Harbor"
I hope you copied and pasted DougJervis
Aug 4, 2003 1:42 PM
otherwise you've seen that movie entirely too many times. Don't get me wrong, the movie's top five on my list, but those quotes aren't even in the right order =)
We're narcissists because we didn't answer your question?terry b
Aug 4, 2003 6:04 AM
Not sure I get that connection. I actually read your request and decided it was so open-ended and generic that I couldn't add anything of value.

That, and I don't generally respond to people asking things in the context of their palmares (I drop people on hills, I sprint at 35 mph.)

With this post though you have gone a long way towards encouraging people to avoid you in the future. Ever heard the old "more bees with honey than vinegar" saw?
Good morning Aaron, did you have a nice weekend?Kristin
Aug 4, 2003 6:18 AM
Despite the fact that this mean old board didn't answer your important question under your new and improved screen name. I like the new name...I bet its very accurate and I assume we'll see you in the tour next year.

Its not that we're self-absorbed, you see. It more that we're jealous and frightened. With TT results like yours, it forces us to realize that we are terrible cyclists and racers and...well...terrible people in general. We are afraid we might encounter you on an actual ride sometime and you would dust us. We would only see your dancing ass moving off into the distance ahead of us. And that would be so demoralizing that many of us would give up the sport entirely. So Aaron, you see that we are just trying to protect ourselves from being destroyed by someone with abilities so supreme as yours. The fact that your are a complete stud only makes it worse. Most of us are quite ugly. At least compared to you.
Very good..MR_GRUMPY
Aug 4, 2003 7:20 AM
Better than anything I could come up with. You need to pat yourself on the back for this one. A+
Flamed by an airhead chick. That's gotta hurt.Spoiler
Aug 4, 2003 8:21 AM
That's rock bottom.
Oh, the irony!jtolleson
Aug 4, 2003 6:22 AM
You judge this entire board by how it responds to YOUR inquiry and then you call us narcissists?

If you look at threads other than your own, you may note a trend which includes lots of helpful advice on lots of different questions.

As for your thread...

Let's see. I for one don't claim to know anything about racing and have never done it. That's probably true for more than 1/2 the board.
Are we being trolled?thatsmybush
Aug 4, 2003 6:30 AM
1) Guy posts what is arguably the most irritating topic on this board (Im faster than everyone and I climb better too)
2) Guy knows no one will answer
3) Guy comes back a little later blaming us for our own egocentrism.
4) I am bored at work today and have too much time on my hands.
5) I will start reading a book soon.
Are we being trolled?Spoiler
Aug 4, 2003 7:40 AM
I thought the same thing, so I did a search for Indurain 03. I noticed that no sooner does aaron toy disappear than this posts pops up.
But the dude has asked seemingly legit questions in the past.
This cold be a troll, or this dude might be just another insecure roadie labeling those who don't kiss his azz as snobs. He'll go back to mountainbiking, leaving more room on the road for us.