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Old 08-13-2012, 08:56 AM   #51511
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Anyone up for some MTBing at Dillon either friday or saturday morning?
I'd love to hit Dillon again but my endurance is for shit....I've been off the trails for almost two months now. I've been road biking but it's not the same. I'm finally getting to where I think I can take the rigors of the trail without any pain so gonna ride Alum this week to test the waters and see how I feel. Dunno, I might surprise myself and have the legs for a longer ride. I'll let ya know.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:21 AM   #51512
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I need tires changed, but there's no way I'll "have" new tires by Tuesday. I'll try to stop by Tuesday just to shoot the fat, got the Pelotonia off my back Saturday, knocked that bad boy down in 6.5 hours at 14.7 mph, pretty/very emotional day.
Congratulations! I am glad that you had a good ride.

I got reminded that I am #1 by many of the riders for having the bad manners to attempt to drive down the road that I live on. The weekend sure sucks for those of us that live in the neighborhood. I think next year if I get flipped off again for trying to pass a group of riders riding 4 abreast that I will decide that it is a good day to haul a 10 foot wide loaded manure spreader down the middle of the road at 8 mph.

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Old 08-13-2012, 10:09 AM   #51513
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Congratulations! I am glad that you had a good ride.

I got reminded that I am #1 by many of the riders for having the bad manners to attempt to drive down the road that I live on. The weekend sure sucks for those of us that live in the neighborhood. I think next year if I get flipped off again for trying to pass a group of riders riding 4 abreast that I will decide that it is a good day to haul a 10 foot wide loaded manure spreader down the middle of the road at 8 mph.


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Old 08-13-2012, 10:51 AM   #51514
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Congratulations! I am glad that you had a good ride.

I got reminded that I am #1 by many of the riders for having the bad manners to attempt to drive down the road that I live on. The weekend sure sucks for those of us that live in the neighborhood. I think next year if I get flipped off again for trying to pass a group of riders riding 4 abreast that I will decide that it is a good day to haul a 10 foot wide loaded manure spreader down the middle of the road at 8 mph.

Well at least I'm not the only one who gets pissed off about bicyclists trying to be harley riders in spandex!
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:22 AM   #51515
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Well at least I'm not the only one who gets pissed off about bicyclists trying to be harley riders in spandex!
Man, the Harley assholes were in full force yesterday, I had to panic stop my truck twice after being pulled out in front of by harley idiots who preceded to go 45 and cross the double yellow. I was wishing I was on the KTM, they would have had a good berm roost......
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #51516
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Well at least I'm not the only one who gets pissed off about bicyclists trying to be harley riders in spandex!
I think that it is the attitude of many of the riders that really bothers me. The day started out badly when I got cursed at while mowing my lawn. Apparently because I have to use a bit of the road to mow my ditch some of the riders felt inconvenienced because their right to use the entire road was being disrupted by a slow moving vehicle. Ironic isn't it.

I think a little consideration shown to those of us that live along these routes and pay the extra tax levies to keep the roads in great condition and keep the neighborhoods so that they are scenic to ride through would go a long ways.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:57 AM   #51517
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Had an insanely good time in WV over the weekend. I think I'm going to do a ride report, but here's a couple preview pictures for you:









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Old 08-13-2012, 11:59 AM   #51518
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:30 PM   #51519
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I think that it is the attitude of many of the riders that really bothers me. The day started out badly when I got cursed at while mowing my lawn. Apparently because I have to use a bit of the road to mow my ditch some of the riders felt inconvenienced because their right to use the entire road was being disrupted by a slow moving vehicle. Ironic isn't it.

I think a little consideration shown to those of us that live along these routes and pay the extra tax levies to keep the roads in great condition and keep the neighborhoods so that they are scenic to ride through would go a long ways.
Just a thought were you blowing your clippings onto the road?
If you were doing this while the riders were near then they may have been fearful of flying debris.
If you had done this earlier then they may have been fearful of getting a flat (roadie tires are somewhat puncture prone).
If not then they may have just been your average a-hole

Unfortunately among serious road riders there are a fair number of those that act very entitled. Some of it comes from the fair number of drivers that either pay no respect to the riders and give them room or worse try to harass them. However many will also act very rude and curse and/or impede others. Those individuals do not help make the roads safer for other riders.

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Old 08-13-2012, 12:34 PM   #51520
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Just a thought were you blowing your clippings onto the road?
If you were doing this while the riders were near then they may have been fearful of flying debris.
If you had done this earlier then they may have been fearful of getting a flat (roadie tires are somewhat puncture prone).
If not then they may have just been your average a-hole

Unfortunately among serious road riders there are a fair number of those that act very entitled. Some of it comes from the fair number of drivers that either pay no respect to the riders and give them room or worse try to harass them. However many will also act very rude and curse and/or impede others. Those individuals do not help make the roads safer for other riders.

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+1 on the A-holes but I think that comes from them being harassed and being worried about their safety.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:35 PM   #51521
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Unfortunately among serious road riders there are a fair number of those that act very entitled. Some of it comes from the fair number of drivers that either pay no respect to the riders and give them room or worse try to harass them. However many will also act very rude and curse and/or impede others. Those individuals do not help make the roads safer for other riders.

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Penner's road ain't exactly a major thoroughfare and much of the Pelatonia route follows lightly traveled roads. These riders get it in their heads that they're basically on a closed course and can't fathom why anyone not on a bicycle would need to be out there.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:03 PM   #51522
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Had an insanely good time in WV over the weekend. I think I'm going to do a ride report, but here's a couple preview pictures for you:


Brilliant use of carnage to draw us in! Almost makes me wish there was video......
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:35 PM   #51523
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Penner's road ain't exactly a major thoroughfare and much of the Pelatonia route follows lightly traveled roads. These riders get it in their heads that they're basically on a closed course and can't fathom why anyone not on a bicycle would need to be out there.
I think that you are correct in this and 51 weeks out of the year my road is lightly traveled. Of course, part of the problem was the genius that scheduled the ride this year picked the one weekend when the Hartford Fair was being held (and has been for the last 150 years or so). Combining all of the traffic going to the Fair including the trucks and trailers hauling animals and equipment with a near constant gaggle of bicyclists with an attitude on a narrow country road is just asking for trouble.

If there had been an emergency situation with any of the riders or anybody that lives in my neighborhood it would have been a nightmare. I am sure that many of the riders would have been aware and courteous enough to move over for an emergency vehicle with sirens blaring. However, we are served by a volunteer fire department and many of volunteers live along the bicycle route (including my son and son-in-law who are both medics) and they have to get to the fire station in their private vehicles to man the fire equipment. Normally it takes less than 5 minutes for my son to get to the station and he can count on the cooperation and courtesy of the neighbors because they have heard the fire whistle and are aware of the situation. It would have taken much longer on Saturday and no cooperation or courtesy would have been shown by the bicyclists.

Hopefully people will wise up before a bicyclists dies because emergency crews can not respond to an emergency in a timely manner due to the gauntlet of entitled bicyclists.

The people that came through on Sunday seemed a lot less angry and actually appeared to be enjoying themselves. I am not sure how the ride is structured, but it seemed that they did not share the delusion of many of Satruday's riders who thought that they were Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France and that the road was closed to all but them.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:35 PM   #51524
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Brilliant use of carnage to draw us in! Almost makes me wish there was video......
I've wanted a Go-Pro forever, and I can get one at a pretty good price right now, but the truth is, when I get back from an awesome ride I just don't have the desire to sit down and edit down tons of video to something worth sharing. I would have some ridiculous footage from this past weekend for sure, but it'd be in with hours of less than amazing footage, and I'd have to spend half a day creating a video worth watching.

I'd much rather be riding.

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Old 08-13-2012, 01:43 PM   #51525
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More carnage for you:

It looks like a great weekend. I really like this photo as you can almost see people's thoughts, which seem to be something like "I think it is a waste of time to pick this bike up again!"
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