Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Riding home as I typically do with my clunker single speed and backpack, I passed a cyclist all decked out in his team garb and $1000+ bike.

As a general rule, whenever you go riding in cycling clothes and a fancy bike you should be expected to outperform any guy in street clothes.

No exceptions...even for training or recovery rides.


Blogger Owen said...

Could be worse... There's some lady who rides with the Moon Valley group that has a 7,000 dollar bike and doesn't know how to change a flat/work a bike pump. She also wore wool socks to ride in this morning.

1:16 PM  
Blogger JZ said...

She hasn'even ridden for more than a couple oif months. It's a Scott CR1 with all the sponser stickers on it and such. Owen you could probably "trade" her bikes and she owuldn't even notice and you wouldhave a nice upgrade.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Owen said...

Do you mean "trade" like kids do and screw the other person out of a nicer thing? I.e. "Look at this bike, it has yellow tires and yellow tires are better?"

3:15 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Owen has a nice bike. We should "trade" her one of the 6 bikes I have on the back patio.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally respect the fact that you ride 24hr mtb races with your family, and that you can blow by fancy roadies on your beater bike, but given your post about christian values. perhaps you should consider what those values involve in totality prior to gloating over passing a random spandex-wearing fool.

And btw, (since I am not christian) I blow by 6 to 7 of the kind of people you describe on a daily basis with 20+lbs on my back using bmx style pedals. And I don't post blog entries bragging about it.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Owen said...

Nice, guy. Way to get your panties all in a bunch because some guy is having fun and joking around on his blog. Your post simply betrays your complete ignorance of cycling culture. How, exactly, was that post so offensive? BTW, thanks also for gloating about how much more betterer you are than Kevin because you aren't a Christian and don't make lighthearted posts to your blog about passing team riders on your single speed on the way home from school. Asshat.

Much love,


10:22 PM  
Blogger Owen said...

Also, btw, thanks for posting anonymously. Nothing says "I'm a big big man" quite like hiding behind a cloak of anonymity on other people's blogs.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Owen. I never mentioned being either offended, or considering anything on this blog other than lightheaded, or having my panties in a bunch.

I really do think it's great that someone on a single-speed, even Kevin, can pass someone else geared-out on an expensive bike. And (in my "cycling culture") such things happen every day multiple times, even if not for Kevin. Perhaps both of you should get out more.

And btw, why is the fact that someone offers an anonymous opinion so threatening? I didn't call Kevin an "Asshat" as you did me. And who said I was big, let alone a man, btw? Presumptuous dildo.

Nice Mohawk, and much love,

Guy (or Gal)

11:52 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Surely some amount of competition is healthy, even if your opponent isn't aware of it. After all, yearly training goals are made without the knowlege of your (future) opponent. How is that different from racing a guy in your head?

This post gloats no more or less than posts or pictures of my son. Do those posts distract from my Christian values?

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pulling your son into this argument nearly defines low. Perhaps you should bother reading the bible.

Also, training wise, I never mentioned anything about training for anything. Being able to kick the Last of Mohicans ass upside down, I may have.

Also btw, if I wasn't afraid of being stalked and raped by Ol' Owen, then I'd almost be inclined to post my info including info about my "commuter" bike. But in case Uncle O is still a doubter, I'll offer this much of a hint: old school ti frame, sawed-off and redrilled mavic tt bars, campy record drive train, custom fab brake lever (only one, of course), et. al.

welcome to the city,

6:59 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

I brought up training as an example of healthy competition, not training for some purpose.

I guess my issue is that if this post is gloating, there is not much purpose for this blog - most blogs for that matter.

Is it possible this post is light-hearted banter, not gloating? Or is there no difference?

BTW...don't be afraid of Owen...not that you need to ID yourself.

12:53 PM  

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