Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

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Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:15 pm

Here is your assignment if you choose to accept.

What are the things weekend warriors *can* do?

Open slather. Go.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Crowz » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:16 pm

Enjoy their ride.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Redbull » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:19 pm

wear Mapei team kit.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby skull » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:27 pm

Mix team kit.

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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby clackers » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:36 pm

Carb load with pizza and beer the night before - heck, during lunch the day of the ride! :)
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby slian » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:36 pm

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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:38 pm

Ride 10% further than you would normally, with two extra sprints. :mrgreen:

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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby clackers » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:40 pm

I did like the schtick of the guy starting the Around The Bay last weekend. (Tim???)

Starting at the back of the 210km section as we did, he said that compared to the 250km athletes who left earlier we were obviously slow, but "at least capable of holding a conversation". :D
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:40 pm

Talk showtime and not have to back it up
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby find_bruce » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:41 pm

Exclaim repeatedly that they are not a weekend warrior
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby clackers » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:43 pm

Be oblivious to any of The Rules.

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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby skull » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:16 pm

slian wrote:Not shave


legs and face.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Strawburger » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:39 pm

Purchase bicycle/parts by choosing form (the look of it) over the function (performance)

Not care about optimal pacing for the duration of the ride
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby zero » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:16 pm

The mass participation MTB races like the highland fling, or the three ring circus (plenty of others about too).

After the first 20 minutes the draft stops mattering, but you remain largely surrounded by riders of your pace.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Alien27 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:24 pm

Go absolute hell for leather on a short down hill Strava section to get KOTM and then I spent the rest of the ride recovering. I... I mean they :lol
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby jcjordan » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:37 pm

Be happy in the fact that some rides are nothing but a excuse to go for coffee :mrgreen:

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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby JustJames » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:42 pm

Think that if only they'd discovered cycling earlier they could have gone pro.

Maybe.

Perhaps.

...and just to get the snobbery back under control, if you're not being paid to ride your bike, you're a weekend warrior. You can dress it up anyway you like, feel superior to the guy who rides in trainers and regular shorts but realistically, you're closer to him than to being a pro cyclist. Regardless of what your Strava, PowerTap, Garmin and Polar devices tell you.

Another thing a weekend warrior can do:

Choose when not to ride.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:06 pm

Cool... I get payed to ride my bike about 2 months per year... maybe more. I am officially not a weekend warrior :P .
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby DaveOZ » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:29 pm

Wash your own bike.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby skull » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:33 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Cool... I get payed to ride my bike about 2 months per year... maybe more. I am officially not a weekend warrior :P .


Awesome,

I have been paid a couple of times as well, I have also been paid to do fun runs. Super pro.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:38 pm

DaveOZ wrote:Wash your own bike.


Yeah but after I have been payed to ride my bike I have to wash another 20 or 30 bikes as well at the end of the day... see pro life ain't all that great :| .
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:44 pm

impress the kids with a ABD medal
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby skull » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:51 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Yeah but after I have been payed to ride my bike I have to wash another 20 or 30 bikes as well at the end of the day... see pro life ain't all that great :| .


I just had to be in the Army to get paid to ride, stuff washing other peoples bikes.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby ausrandoman » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:25 pm

I have no idea whether I am a weekend warrior, a hubbard, a Fred or some other ingroup or outgroup. I'm just some bloke who likes riding bikes.
I've ridden to the Coongie lakes to to see the sunset, ridden through the bamboo forests of Nara, ridden 450 km in a day, ridden across the Atlas Mountains on donkey tracks, been kissed by a girl riding next to me, watched Jupiter set as I pedalled over Cotton's Pinch in the wee small hours, ridden three days in wet clothes in an Atlantic gale, had a cup of tea with Sir Hubert Opperman, towed a fifty strong peloton through the fields of Normandy, cracked the sheet ice on my tent to fit it on my pannier rack up in the Pilot Wilderness, ridden in 40 degree headwinds and ridden on days when the air was like champagne. Most importantly, I've had a helluva good time.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Alien27 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:48 pm

Very blade runner auzrandoman. You will expire any moment now :D
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