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You scoffed. But Aarontoy is FAMOUS.(14 posts)

You scoffed. But Aarontoy is FAMOUS.OldEdScott
Dec 1, 2003 6:09 AM
Doing product endorsements in the Supergo catalogue. The famous Scattante (I think) that did the 5-minute 3-mile TT is heartily endorsed by Mr Toy in the catalogue I got last week. Ho, ho.
famous or notafrican
Dec 1, 2003 6:23 AM
still looks like this
Rides really fast in the big-big combo (nm)geeker
Dec 1, 2003 7:55 AM
Wow, you are attentive! I'd have missed those 15min! nmAsiago
Dec 1, 2003 8:28 AM
what are the odds that he included this pic with his quote?funknuggets
Dec 1, 2003 8:37 AM
Along with his riding fables....
I keep seeing this picture and people poking fun at it853
Dec 1, 2003 3:31 PM
Anybody care to explain the story behind the picture.
The dude posted 3-mile TT results...geeker
Dec 2, 2003 8:21 AM
He used to post regularly, claimed to be a newcomer to the sport, asked people to critique his position (the source of the pic iirc), and eventually submitted his 3-mile TT results for approval. The TT was incredibly fast, which touched off the biggest flame war I've ever seen on this forum. He subsequently left the forum, but the name and pic live on.
Plus he's wearing black socks... ;) nmwooglin
Dec 2, 2003 8:45 AM
I like black socks! (nm)FTMD
Dec 2, 2003 10:00 AM
I like paisleys myselfwooglin
Dec 2, 2003 12:03 PM
but they're getting hard to find.... ;)
Dec 2, 2003 9:04 AM
Aarontoy made some insane claim about "time trial" he did using his "buddy" that followed him in a truck to validate his results. I dont remember exactly what his time was, but it was something astronomically fast for someone that has lots of other "issues". The claim was like Lance Armstrong type fast, and not that it is impossible, but it was clear from his post that he knows little about racing and time trialing and despite his claim was not willing to take on a few guys from the board in a similar match. In fact someone was willing to drive a few hours to wax the fella. Once we called his bluff, he went away. But it was way entertaining. Someone may have to revive the link to that post, but it was one of the classics on the board... something like a zillion posts, 90% of which that was in agreement that something was amiss with his claims. It would be fun to reread that...
Dec 2, 2003 10:16 AM
aarontoy "I did the Carmichael 3 mile test - RESULTS- Feedback Please" 8/1/03 7:26am


Get this, though....funknuggets
Dec 2, 2003 10:43 AM
for fun, I just reread through that and a few of aarontoy's prevous posts. Here is one from just 20 days earlier (July 9) entitled "Need some training advice"

He wrote:
"Yesterday was my first attempt to ride with real riders. I know in order to get better, I need to ride with people better than me. For the last 6 months I have been training on my own and have gotten up to a 22 mph average speed over 60 minutes. There is a local velo club that does crit work once a week and I figured I'd try to hang with them. Apparently a good number of the riders ride master class and there was also some guy that was a former time trial record holder. I got my @$$ handed to me on a platter. I was able to hang for the first 2 laps but basically I was not able to sustain their speed over the prolonged duration of about 45 minutes. They averaged 2 minutes and 31 seconds over a 1.2 mile loop with a small climb and a few rolling hill sections mixed with flat. After the first 2 laps, I averaged 3 minutes and 3 seconds over the same loop. *** My question is this: How can train to increase my rate of speed and maintain it over a longer duration? At the speed they were spinning, it really looked almost effortless on their part. Do I train more in higher gears? Spin at higher cadence? What is the secret?"

That is REAL interesting and no one called him on that. Basically what he is saying with those times.. is that 20 days previous, he could NOT keep up with a GROUP of other people going 28mph over a 1.2 mile loop... in fact, he could only average 23.6 miles per hour... so if his 3 mile TT jumped to anywhere near his claim... Im thinking his "friend" in the truck must have had a watch with a second hand and just "missed" a minute... which would put it into a more "believable" 26.3mph avg.

Bizarre...and infamous.
Problems with that though tooAsiago
Dec 2, 2003 1:43 PM
He can keep a 22mph average for an hour ALONE and can't ride in a group at 28? This summer I could not even ride alone at 20mph for an hour yet I could hang with the A crit at 27mph.