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Old 02-12-2014, 09:21 PM   #32521
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Good lord, I'm signed up for a 200k on the 22nd. Only 8500' elevation gain...

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Old 02-13-2014, 05:57 AM   #32522
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I called a 'rule 5' ride last nite. Snow wasn't supposed to start till 2000 which would've put us back at the cars right when the flakes began to fall.

So what happened?

5min into the ride, the flakes started falling!

Oh well. We're out and we're going to keep going!

I strongly suspect the snowplow driver was incredulous he passed 3 nutcase cyclists.

Maybe a cm of accumulation when we were out. Now? 8+" on the ground.

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Old 02-13-2014, 06:04 AM   #32523
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This would be what we call half wheeling. Almost. Or just not knowing what the hell he is doing.
I don't mind riding in close quarters when I'm pretty sure of the people involved.
Strangers? I am willing to back my workout down a notch for a bit to make some space.
He was a middle aged dude like me, but appeared to be in excellent shape. My guess, judging by his physique and riding tactics, is that he was a former road racer. I can't imagine someone who never raced having the nerve to ride that close to another cyclist.
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:12 AM   #32524
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you're still on about that?!

I can tell you from personal experience that there's little you can do except ride like a total spaz that's going to bring me down. Even if you DO ride like a total spaz, you're probably still not going to bring me down.

...and... you should be flattered. The guy 'drafting you' obviously thought you were an experienced cyclist. Obviously he was wrong.

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Old 02-13-2014, 06:31 AM   #32525
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Good lord, I'm signed up for a 200k on the 22nd. Only 8500' elevation gain...

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Jeebus man - good luck with that event. Is this your first brevet or have you done these previously?
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:50 AM   #32526
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you're still on about that?!

I can tell you from personal experience that there's little you can do except ride like a total spaz that's going to bring me down. Even if you DO ride like a total spaz, you're probably still not going to bring me down.

...and... you should be flattered. The guy 'drafting you' obviously thought you were an experienced cyclist. Obviously he was wrong.

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I'll say, if I had also broken my hip in the recent past, I'd be more aware of people getting too close to me. It probably takes a while to get over the fear.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:09 AM   #32527
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I fix. Gummee, stop lecturing. You weren't on his ride. You don't know what actually happened. Even if he was wrong, it ain't for you to tell him, no matter how long you been riding.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:09 AM   #32528
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Paging Fred....Fred please report to the white courtesy phone....
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:25 AM   #32529
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I fix. Gummee, stop lecturing. You weren't on his ride. You don't know what actually happened. Even if he was wrong, it ain't for you to tell him, no matter how long you been riding.
Why did he post it here then if not to get some advice

If you don't want advice then don't post - and don't get all PO of when you get advice you don't like. Jesus, how long is he going to bitch about it - just go faster or slower - it's not that hard.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:35 AM   #32530
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you're still on about that?!

I can tell you from personal experience that there's little you can do except ride like a total spaz that's going to bring me down. Even if you DO ride like a total spaz, you're probably still not going to bring me down.

...and... you should be flattered. The guy 'drafting you' obviously thought you were an experienced cyclist. Obviously he was wrong.

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Yet more evidence of the myopia and emotional immaturity you expressed in an earlier thread. Here's a valuable clue for you: what you do affects others beside yourself. Riding that close to someone else is going to make THEM nervous. They don't know you, so your confidence that it won't lead to a crash doesn't mitigate THEIR concerns in the least. It boggles the mind that you seem incapable of understanding something so obvious.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:12 AM   #32531
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By not telling the person riding within your personal comfort zone that you're not comfortable, they assume everything is good. Especially if you're riding your carbon wonder-bike, and matching kit. How hard would it have been to tell the guy to give you space? You're unbelievable, I'll stand by for your "been riding longer than you've been alive" holier-than-thou diatribe.

Apparently tenure on the planet is a substitute for decades of on the job experience. You clearly know very little about cycling, which is fine. When someone like Gummee posts something that is correct, but you don't agree with it, you melt down.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:18 AM   #32532
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Yet more evidence of the myopia and emotional immaturity you expressed in an earlier thread. Here's a valuable clue for you: what you do affects others beside yourself. Riding that close to someone else is going to make THEM nervous. They don't know you, so your confidence that it won't lead to a crash doesn't mitigate THEIR concerns in the least. It boggles the mind that you seem incapable of understanding something so obvious.
It boggles my mind you can't figure out you have 3 options: a. tell them to fuck off b. go faster c. go slower.

I mean, how fucking hard is it
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:28 AM   #32533
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Jeebus man - good luck with that event. Is this your first brevet or have you done these previously?
I've done two 115k brevets, and fared well enough. I've also done shorter rides with similar elevation gains. But this will be a tough ride for me, no question. I need to get some lights mounted, too, since I'll probably be finishing after dark.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:16 AM   #32534
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I've done two 115k brevets, and fared well enough. I've also done shorter rides with similar elevation gains. But this will be a tough ride for me, no question. I need to get some lights mounted, too, since I'll probably be finishing after dark.
If you haven't made a selection, maybe consider the Cygolite Expilion 800 USB Bicycle Headlight. It'll go something like 9 hours on the lower setting. I've got it on order along with an extra battery.

I also have a front dyno setup (wheel and lights). I'll try the battery light on this 400 since I can manage it in a total time 19-22 hours (6-9 hours at night) without the need to worry about recharging it within 3-4 hours of sleep for the next day's ride.

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Old 02-13-2014, 09:36 AM   #32535
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If you haven't made a selection, maybe consider the Cygolite Expilion 800 USB Bicycle Headlight. It'll go something like 9 hours on the lower setting. I've got it on order along with an extra battery.

I also have a front dyno setup (wheel and lights). I'll try the battery light on this 400 since I can manage it in a total time 19-22 hours (6-9 hours at night) without the need to worry about recharging it within 3-4 hours of sleep for the next day's ride.
Cool. I've done okay, in the past, with a 4Sevens LED light (CR123) mounted by a "P" clamp - small and light, and very bright. I have red and white blinkers, too, to enhance visibility.
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