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Rode again today. Can't believe.(29 posts)

Rode again today. Can't believe.cyclingforhealth
Aug 25, 2003 8:13 PM
This morning was tough. My body hurt all over. I just remember the saying no pain no gain. A fellow I work with told me to take two ibuprofen. It worked. I decided to attempt another ride this afternoon. I cannot go to the park again because my body hurts much. I decided to ride an easier ride. When I woke up I wasnot not going to go riding. I was going to take the day off the bike. At work all I could think about was the new bike I bought and my goal. My body being sore is not my only problem. My wife is worried about me riding. She says I can get killed. I am going to have to reassure her that I am riding safely. I also need to remind her what the doctor told me about my health. I started out after work at Hotel Sausalito again and I went in the opposite direction. I went to downtown Mill Valley. I passed two bike shops on the way. Sausalito Cyclery was one I think. A nice trail started at the bicycle shop. It was all flat and alot of it was on a nice wide concrete trail. I could not believe I did it again. I bought one scoop of ice cream at the 31 flavors. I should not have done that. I gave in. It looked so good as I was riding by. People were playing backgammon for money in downtown Mill Valley. My computer said it was almost 14 miles. It feels a little cooler today, but I still got hot. I woke up so sore but I felt better after the ibuprofen. My arse still hurts a lot. I need padding I think. I might consider a good pair of bike shorts. Two days in a row. I don't feel good. I feel very tired after this ride. This ride seemed easier. Flat. My heart was beating very fast at the end of the ride. I might have to go with my gut and take tomorrow off. I was going to do that today. I recommend the Camelback to everybody. It was a great thing to buy. I really like bringing my iPod along on my rides. I was wondering if the shock of the ride is hard on the iPod. I am thinking about finding a place to mount it on the bike. I was also wondering if they make a cell phone holder for a bike. I am enjoying my new bike. Riding is hard though. I will be stepping on the scales once a week to monitor my progress. Tomorrow is definitely a day of rest. I wonder how some of you do it.
re: Rode again today. Can't believe.fasteddie
Aug 25, 2003 9:01 PM
Just a little feedback for what it's worth.

A good pair of biking shorts are one of the best purchases you can make. Not all shorts are created equal. You may have to purchase more than one brand/style before you find something that really works for you....Same goes for your saddle. I went through about a dozen before I found THE one. Now, with the right combo I ride 3+hr rides every day in total comfort....A day of rest is good to let your body recover, but stay motivated for the following day. Don't let a "rest day" slip into a "rest week", etc....Yet, don't over do it this early in your new cycling life. It's good you've found an easier route. Ride it whenever you need a little break. There will be days when you NEED to take the easier route. Don't feel guilty about it, it's better than not riding at all....Sounds like you don't have a heart monitor. Buy one, learn how to use and what your HR is under various conditions (perhaps need to see your doc), and what HR ranges you should try to achieve (or avoid) for different health benefits....Remember the guilt at eating that ice cream cone. It will motivate you to ride right on by next time....If you HAVE to carry a cell phone, get a seat pack or stuff it in your Camelbak, but turn it on only for emergency use. The ride is for you. Leave your other world behind.
here's my adviceThe Human G-Nome
Aug 25, 2003 9:20 PM
- ride no more then 3 times a week for the first 3 weeks of your cycling career unless your ride is sub 10 miles.

- pack your cell phone in your rear jersey pocket

- DON'T eat ice-cream on the ride no matter how bad your craving. use ice-cream as an after ride reward instead.

- DO NOT take the ipod, even on a trail. you need to use your ears even more then an experienced cylist would.

- "no pain, no gain" does not work for cycling. it should take time to work into a real cyclist. real pain for a newbie means you are potentially hurting yourself and will suffer setbacks, making it take even longer to achieve your goals.

- skip the HRM for now. wait 6 months. ride by feel for the time being. a HRM is just another gizmo that will distract you from your ride and developing handling skills. concentrate instead on riding STRAIGHT lines and using SMOOTH cadence. pick a white line on the shoulder and attempt to keep both tires on the line for as long as possible.

- finally, have fun at all costs! no matter what, find the time to have fun on EVERY single one of your rides. otherwise, you will flail in the long run.

good luck and happy riding! congrats!
That's right. We can't believe it either.Leonnard
Aug 25, 2003 9:42 PM
How's life in Fairy Land?
Over the top with this one. As we wait for the punch line,gcbgcb
Aug 26, 2003 4:23 AM
the author might want to add a few longer sentences to his story. Real people, even bad writers with a weak grasp on grammar and syntax, will include stylistic variations, including a few run on sentences like this one. So add a few commas, some clauses, something to make this more readable, if not more believable or amusing, and get to the punchline. Quick.
Create your own punch line to end the trollContinental
Aug 26, 2003 7:47 AM
I got back on my bike for another ride. It's easy to get on, even with a sore arse. That's because it's a Giant Revive. I was going down a hill. My iPod was playing. The song was "Fat Bottom Girls." Queen did this song. I saw a street car. I reached for my camera. It is a Sony. My telephone rang. I reached for my phone. I lost control of my bike. I looked at the speedometer. It said I was going 27 miles per hour. I smashed into the hot dog cart. The hot water scalded me. I won't be riding for a few weeks.
Yeah, let'd end this crap here.Spoiler
Aug 26, 2003 8:41 AM
I'm waiting for the "I'm not a troll, why are roadies so stuck up?" post.

Only two people have called this person fat, Spankdoggie and cyclingforhealth.

Posted by: spankdoggie
Aug-25-03, 04:02 PM
""he's a loser."This guy is a fat out of shape jackass. He has posted accurately about Marin roads."

Posted by: cyclingforhealth
Aug-24-03, 10:08 AM
"If I was 3000 pounds I would be looking for a semi and trailer to haul my fast ass and not a bicycle."

They're the same person.

I can understand the traditional Campy vs Shimano or Roadie dress codes type of troll. But this is making fun of the very people he's pretending to be.
Normal trolls try to start bickering. This dude is trying to get people's sympathy, then they he's sitting back and laughing at the people who went out of their way to offer advice.

Posted by: cyclingforhealth
Aug-25-03, 07:41 AM
"I saw these at the local bike shop yesterday"
They kind of make me wish my kids were old enough to ride with their daddy. I am not only doing this for myself. I am doing it for them as well."

Posted by: cyclingforhealth
Aug-25-03, 08:19 AM
"Tricycle, I don't need no stinking tricycle..."That is a great picture. One both you and your son should treasure for years. I hope you have it blown up and framed."

Blown up and framed?
All true.Kristin
Aug 26, 2003 8:57 AM
I'm pretty pissed at this jerk. I didn't see the original posts, so when I got back from vacation I saw a message from a seemingly sincere overweight woman who was feeling a little self conscious. Something I can totally identify with. I took a risk, decided to be vulnerable and sympathized in a genuine spirit of kindness only to find out I was the butt of the joke. What an cruel and sad thing to do to others.
Ah, but think of the lurkers. (Won't someone please?)PseuZQ
Aug 26, 2003 9:07 AM
Look at it this way...while this butt-hat is most likely a troll, there may in fact be numerous lurkers who are *actually* experiencing something like this, but who are too afraid to post. Every sincere response to the troll is actually a service to the self-conscious lurker. (Who will most likely see the troll for what it is as well, but will remember that the regs. on this board went out of their way to help.)

Um, did I spin that OK?
Need a job? I could use a new spin doctor in my shop! nmOldEdScott
Aug 26, 2003 9:21 AM
Say, "No." Don't go over to the dark side. nmKristin
Aug 26, 2003 10:27 AM
What's dark about humor, Bourbon, silent bike rides in theOldEdScott
Aug 26, 2003 10:32 AM
soft mists of a Kentucky hill-country morn, and bashing hell out of a-hole Republicans??
It's a fringe element.Spoiler
Aug 26, 2003 9:33 AM
Don't let this stop you from offering help to other people. It's getting easier to spot these trolls. Much like the rest of his life, his on-line fantasy posts quickly lose their cohesiveness, and fall apart. He really is a bad writer. Obviously the work of a red-eyed, nail-biting, virgin, loner.
And maybe today it is my turn...jtolleson
Aug 26, 2003 5:58 PM
to respond sincerely without a sense that the joke's on me (us). I responded to his i-Pod thread above.

Actually, for those who also enjoy (?!) the forums at bicycling.com the style and content sound a lot like the infamous Johnny V. except I have no reason to believe he's ever ridden in the Bay Area.
Ok, Spoiler.KG 361
Aug 26, 2003 9:08 AM
I apologize for the post yesterday. I'm still not 100% that this guy's a troll, but I'm not sure that he isn't either. Too much of what he posts isn't making a lot of sense.
No sweatSpoiler
Aug 26, 2003 9:46 AM
I was kind of hedging my bets in my "Are you quitting" response. I sounded harsh just in case it was a person who one day wants to get healthy, and then makes excuses for putting off the next workout.
Spoiler is a jackass.spankdoggie
Aug 26, 2003 2:30 PM
Spoiler, I guarantee you that I did not write those words above, jackass. I promise you. If I wrote those words of cyclingforhealth in your post above Spoiler, and I am lying, may my family and I be brutally harmed in the near future. May my house burn down if I am lying. My I lose my job and lose my family. If I wrote those words Spoiler, I would admit it. Sorry.

Jackass.
OK. I'm calling troll. nmOldEdScott
Aug 26, 2003 4:42 AM
no kiddingfiltersweep
Aug 26, 2003 6:42 AM
i-pod and camelback- a shameless blow by blow account...? One of the most infamous trollists lives in the Bay area?
If not a troll . . .Dropped
Aug 26, 2003 7:29 AM
. . . then someone with, er, interesting judgment.
maybeThe Human G-Nome
Aug 26, 2003 7:33 AM
it would seem to be a troll, but it takes all kinds to make a cycling community to so i indulged him. if he is really that desperate for attention, then i'm happy to provide the service either way. some people are just lonely i guess.
*total* troll....PseuZQ
Aug 26, 2003 8:56 AM
When called troll on this dude a few days ago, who chimed in to say, "yeah, he's just a fat jackass?"

And isn't it ironic that nearly the exact same route through Sausalito described yesterday was featured in a thread titled, "I am a hammerhead." (search for it if you don't remember it...it's there.)

(Plus, I don't think a 306 lb guy on a 'bent descending Alexander Ave. could do so at only 17 mph with turning his rims into hot mag-ma.)
good callSpoiler
Aug 26, 2003 9:49 AM
and this "new" poster really likes to add cute pics with the posts, much like a certain animal-copulation-pic loving poster.
But you must keep it upCrankist
Aug 26, 2003 5:55 AM
Continuous torquing, painful grimaces, burning gut: whatever it takes, you must keep grunting out those sentences.
Where does a 300 pound person put a camelback anyway?Kristin
Aug 26, 2003 6:58 AM
I don't think the straps are big enough. Well, here's a pair of shorts for you:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3623599640
where does camelback go when your bike is a recumbant?overtrained
Aug 26, 2003 8:13 AM
hangs it from his ear of course!divve
Aug 26, 2003 8:38 AM
How do you wear a camelback on a recumbent?orange_julius
Aug 26, 2003 8:08 AM
Wouldn't the seat get in the way of the camelbak, or the
other way around?
How do you wear a camelback on a recumbent?PbOkole
Aug 26, 2003 9:29 AM
On my Rans V-REX it will slide down inside the seat back. Most recumbants have a little space between the seat frame and the mesh in the back that will allow this. So I guess you don't wear it, the bike does.

Larry