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Accidental Time Trial

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:54 pm
by moosterbounce
I've taken this week off work to get some stuff done around the house (oh yeah, and riiiiiiiidddddeeeee :D ). Went south along the beach this morning hoping for a nice slow relaxing ride. Paused at my midpoint and watched some boats being launched. Nice...

Then some guy tried to make it a "group ride". It was awful. "Do you ride this way often? Nice bike...how much would one of them set me back? (he almost fell over when I told him :D ) I'm here most mornings at this time , so if you come this way tomorrow I'll buy you a coffee..."

Eeeeeeeeeeek!! Granted, you couldn't see my wedding ring with my gloves on.

I said seeya and started riding and he started following...nasty stuff. So I put my foot down!! Headed back up the coast with a mix of road and bike path just hammering away!! Needless to say, he was nowhere to be seen. Means I won't be stopping there for a while :x

Sorry...just had to vent... :evil:

Now for the good stuff!!

The route I travelled was mainly road with some cyclepath thrown in. Mornings seem to be the time when all mums are out with prams, so I had to wait to overtake in a couple of spots. But...I covered the 11km in 22 minutes!! :D

Not quite my relaxing ride, but something good came out of it!!

Moo...

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:11 am
by Mulger bill
Not the greatest way to get some motivation Mooster, but still, a fabulous time :D
Wasn't a blue fixie was it? :P

Shaun

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:17 am
by gururug
This is a very valid point. Bikers are a funny bunch, on the one hand
happy to ride in groups with "authorised" companions but a little bit
stand offish at time with strangers. (don't take this personal guys
just a general observation, i'm sure members of this forum are generally more helpfull than the common biker).

Granted!, The guy you described here did sound like a bit of a pest / weedo!

What is the following/tailing ettiquette?

I quite like to tag along (20-40ms behind) a strange rider
to see if I can keep up. It's a great form of motivation for
me (providing I don't pop my knees trying.

Where is the line between acceptable and unacceptable?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:29 am
by sogood
gururug wrote:I quite like to tag along (20-40ms behind)

Was that milliseconds or metres?

In any case, I guess it's a bit like one's personal space that's being encroached upon. Except in cycling, one needs more of it on the rear end. :shock:

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:43 am
by tuco
sogood wrote:
gururug wrote:I quite like to tag along (20-40ms behind)

Was that milliseconds or metres?

In any case, I guess it's a bit like one's personal space that's being encroached upon. Except in cycling, one needs more of it on the rear end. :shock:


I thought milliseconds too. Must be my technical back ground.

Some people are naturally chatty and you couldn't shut them up with a 12 gauge but I think the asking to buy you coffee was going over board.

Maybe you should carry a phone with a camera.
Anyway, it's a good excuse to get yourself super fit so you can out ride any weirdos.

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:53 am
by mikesbytes
tuco wrote:Some people are naturally chatty and you couldn't shut them up with a 12 gauge but I think the asking to buy you coffee was going over board.


So is this why Richards posts have been getting shorter

Have a nice day
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Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:58 am
by europa
mikesbytes wrote:So is this why Richards posts have been getting shorter


**mumble mumble** BANG

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:18 am
by mikesbytes
Your going to have to post harder Richard, I'm only 80 behind you at the moment....

Have a nice day
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Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:56 pm
by moosterbounce
I think the hand on the shoulder when he asked me for the coffee was going overboard!! :shock:

Yet last week I rode with another bloke who was very chatty, but just carrying on his ride as normal - we just happened to go the same way. Turned out he knew some of the blokes my husband rode with on last years Albany to Perth Great Bike Ride (I had to work :( )!!

I don't keep the electronic training log, but am fanatical about some things. Each morning I weigh myself and record (and graph) the figures. After yesterday's "spurt" I was 1.2kg down :shock: :D

Maybe I'll try to find him tomorrow too!! :wink:

Moo...

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:50 pm
by heavymetal
moosterbounce wrote:I think the hand on the shoulder when he asked me for the coffee was going overboard!! :shock:


That was really overboard. It must be the areas that you ride around in :D

I usually head south straight down the freeway from Perth. Rarely see anybody most days once I'm south of South St.

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:06 pm
by mikesbytes
moosterbounce wrote:I think the hand on the shoulder when he asked me for the coffee was going overboard!! :shock:


Who can resist a lady wearing lycra


Have a nice day
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Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:18 pm
by moosterbounce
"Who can resist a lady wearing lycra"

I have 5 words...cottage cheese in a condom!!

Seriously, the "wide load" sign has been taken off, but it still ain't all that pretty!!

Moo...

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:14 am
by mikesbytes
Well it appears that he can see the inner beauty

Have a nice day
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Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:22 pm
by pospete
Well being married too I don't mind being chatted up, well I would'nt mind, not that anyone has tried, cyclist or not. By and large i think people in Aus , are more friendly, but there's a fine line between friendly and creepy. I can only presume I fall somewhere between the two! :lol:

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:16 pm
by MJF
Hey moo... tell pospete where it happened. Maybe he will get lucky :)

Also - I can understand the creepy aspect, but I've heard that the physical contact is a strategy that some women fall for (it was a sexual harassment sacking case at work... 4000+ people, you expect some interesting cases). Then again, you work in IT, so you know how many socially disfunctional people there are out there... I work with a number of people with no concept of personal space etc.

Best wishes, Michael. :)

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:09 pm
by moosterbounce
Thanks guys!! I wouldn't have been able to laugh about it without you all. I considered getting the hybrid out, buying a bob, and packing the dogs in before I rode that way again. I was so close too, but then I read all these comments and don't feel I need to anymore!! Good thing too...I've got about 120kg of dog and don't fancy towing that!!

Moo...

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:19 pm
by heavymetal
I've got 90 kg of Rottweiler. He can't come for a ride because the BOB trailer is rated at carrying about 32kg.

There are some K9 trailers around but I don't think they are designed for large dogs.

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:31 pm
by moosterbounce
2xDanes...Maybe I could get them their own bikes? :wink:

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:35 pm
by heavymetal
moosterbounce wrote:2xDanes...Maybe I could get them their own bikes? :wink:


Or two BOB trailers and road train them together. :shock: It's something I haven't tried yet.

Off to devise road train of BOB trailers......................

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:42 pm
by europa
Flamin' heck, if you've got Great Danes or Rottweilers, you don't pull them, they pull YOU. Cripes, just coz both breeds are stoopid doesn't mean you can't train them to do something useful.

Richard

the above post was deliberately provocative and for that, I apologise ... hang on, no I don't. Ruddy rotties and danes. Sheesh.

(I own a German Spitz :D ... oh, and a Siamese :roll: )

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:52 pm
by heavymetal
europa wrote:Cripes, just coz both breeds are stoopid doesn't mean you can't train them to do something useful.


Rotties no. There was a little old lady in the news who had a rotty. She came home and the poor dog was choking on something. She got it out of it's mouth and it was a human finger.

It belonged to the burglar who was sitting on top of the fridge in the kitchen with one finger missing :twisted:

My Rotty is getting old and he doesn't like bicycle wheels. He chases them :lol:

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:18 am
by europa
bicyclewa wrote:My Rotty is getting old and he doesn't like bicycle wheels. He chases them :lol:


See? Rotty's try to eat bike wheels? And you're trying to claim they're smart? Hah. My wee doggie mugs the rider for a chocky biccy or two. At worst, he always gets a cuddle. That's smart.

Richard

is this thread hijacked yet?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:10 am
by Mulger bill
europa wrote:is this thread hijacked yet?


We're halfway to Cuba already :wink: