DOME group, poor form.

Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby Doc Savage » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:11 pm

master6 wrote:Nobody is perfect, and from time to time people will perform, in the excitement of the moment, at less than ideal.

Perhaps we should all try to lift our game, and remember the advice about living in glass houses................................


True statements, but...See, the thing is, there is a reason why "..it's just like a riding a bike..." is such a pervasive phrase in the English language. It's not a hard activity to do correctly.

Blaming the conditions, someone's enthusiasm or the presence or not of a 'road captain' are just excuses for people who can't be bothered learning all the requisite skills to ride or race safely in bunches.

Hence, the Dome riders who choose to practise their sprint leadouts on the bike track at 7:30am on Wednesday mornings, and who choose to not slow down for walkers and other commuters (some with kids) lest it interfere with their strava file, should be publically castigated for behaving like utter morons.
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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby master6 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:39 pm

Doc Savage wrote:Hence, the Dome riders who choose to practise their sprint leadouts on the bike track at 7:30am on Wednesday mornings,


I am not aware of any "Dome " rides on Wednesday mornings.

What is a "Dome rider"? Am I a "Fluid" rider when wearing my plain red jersey from Anaconda, or a "Green" rider when wearing my green high vis shirt.

Any Joe can wear any shirt or kit of his choosing, and that is where it ends. I once saw a skinny teenage kid half my size wearing some kit that I had left at the municipal rubbish dump.

If the whingers and whimperers on this thread want to improve other peoples behaviour, have the guts to speak to the person seen infringing. Dont spray your crap near me because my shirt is of a certain type.
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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby BarryTas » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:31 am

alright, time to call a truce as we are all in this together.

I have ridden with a lot of groups in and around Hobart and all of them try to be safe, but none are perfect.
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby Doc Savage » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:06 am

master6 wrote:
Doc Savage wrote:Hence, the Dome riders who choose to practise their sprint leadouts on the bike track at 7:30am on Wednesday mornings,


I am not aware of any "Dome " rides on Wednesday mornings.

Dont spray your crap near me because my shirt is of a certain type.


Yeah, I said riders.

You appear to to be defending riding too closely to pedestrians. Strange attitude, but each to their own.
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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby master6 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:39 am

Doc Savage wrote:
master6 wrote:
Doc Savage wrote:Hence, the Dome riders who choose to practise their sprint leadouts on the bike track at 7:30am on Wednesday mornings,


I am not aware of any "Dome " rides on Wednesday mornings.

Dont spray your crap near me because my shirt is of a certain type.


Yeah, I said riders.

You appear to to be defending riding too closely to pedestrians. Strange attitude, but each to their own.


Your statement was clear;

'Hence, the Dome riders '

I did not defend anything. On the contrary, I attacked whingers and whiners. Have a look in the mirror. :D Do you see Mr Perfect? Or is it too foggy?
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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby master6 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:51 am

BarryTas wrote:

I have ridden with a lot of groups in and around Hobart and all of them try to be safe, but none are perfect.


Someone speaking sense here.





BarryTas wrote:we are all in this together.


We are not all in this together Barry. Do you bag, for example, "BMC", riders because they have the same shirt as someone you consider to be infringing. I dont think so.
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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby iaintas » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:34 pm

:roll: sorry master6 would it have been better to say "the large group wearing the same jersey advertising the DOME cafe"
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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby master6 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:11 pm

iaintas wrote::roll: sorry master6 would it have been better to say "the large group wearing the same jersey advertising the DOME cafe"

instead of what :?:
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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby RobRollin » Thu May 17, 2012 5:44 pm

I was told today that the Dome bunch were in the press recently about riding 4 abreast up Bonnet a couple of weeks ago? Anyone see the article?
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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby master6 » Thu May 17, 2012 8:17 pm

RobRollin wrote:I was told today that the Dome bunch were in the press recently about riding 4 abreast up Bonnet a couple of weeks ago? Anyone see the article?


............Did the item include photos?

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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby RobRollin » Thu May 17, 2012 8:37 pm

I dont know I checked online and nothing any thoughts Master6? :?
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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby master6 » Thu May 17, 2012 9:01 pm

RobRollin wrote:I dont know I checked online and nothing any thoughts Master6? :?


My thoughts? A load of crap. We all live in glass houses at times>
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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby RobRollin » Thu May 17, 2012 9:08 pm

Someone mentioned to me that it was emailed around the Dome group apparently? I see it both ways constructive critcism can benefit all. I have been known to pass on the wrong side of the road, undertake cars in the past. Just saying, wearing a jersey or kicks from any club or with branding you can come unde fire from doing the wrong thing. If one of the Boutqiue riders did the wrong thing and we received a complaint it would be adressed for the better of all. If then ignored and another complaint received I think it would be up to the senoir rider, buisness owner etc then to take the appropriate action.

And I wouldnt throw stones in glasses houses because the glass would break and then may puncture my tires :)
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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby BenevolantDictatorD » Fri May 18, 2012 7:53 am

I understand this is a chat site and that chat - by definition - is unstructured - but please - how about a bit of a reality check when things are thrown out there. Four Dome riders abreast riding up Bonnet Hill? Reality check - very highly unlikely. Like just about all of us when riding up hills the Dome bunch is strung out on any ride up the Bonnet like Mr Brown's cows - spread out from the bottom to the top.

And as we have chatted about earlier in this thread there is nothing wrong with four abreast if that is created by two riders two abreast overtaking two riders two abreast.

We have enough to deal with from outside the fraternity trying to harm the cycling brand - how about we be a bit more careful from within.
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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby master6 » Fri May 18, 2012 4:54 pm

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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby iaintas » Fri May 25, 2012 6:30 am

BenevolantDictatorD wrote:I understand this is a chat site and that chat - by definition - is unstructured - but please - how about a bit of a reality check when things are thrown out there. Four Dome riders abreast riding up Bonnet Hill? Reality check - very highly unlikely. Like just about all of us when riding up hills the Dome bunch is strung out on any ride up the Bonnet like Mr Brown's cows - spread out from the bottom to the top.

And as we have chatted about earlier in this thread there is nothing wrong with four abreast if that is created by two riders two abreast overtaking two riders two abreast.

We have enough to deal with from outside the fraternity trying to harm the cycling brand - how about we be a bit more careful from within.



I think that was my point to start with :roll:
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Re: DOME group, poor form.

Postby gorilla monsoon » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:35 am

All I hear from this is the sound of feathers being ruffled.
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