Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby winstonw » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:51 pm

- Pay $15,000 for one bike. (Seasoned cyclists buy a roadie and mtb for less)
- Say "I could race crits and win, but don't because all those amateurs make it too dangerous".
- Wonder which way fine derailleur adjusters should be twisted.
- Wonder what the small adjusting bolts on ultegra brakes do.
- Pay for 3 bike fits to get comfortable on the bike, rather than lose 20kg.
- Drink coffee half way through a 40k ride, rather than wait til the end.
- Not fine adjust for chain rub, cos they don't know how.
- start a climb on too high a gear and come to an abrupt halt (which is why you don't want to ride behind one)
- take blind corners wide and two abreast, without interrupting their 'conversation'.
- hold up riders behind by talking when a light goes green, then mess about for 10 seconds trying to cleat in while in too high a gear.
- wear t-shirts rather than jerseys.
- wonder what that squeak is.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby r2160 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:17 pm

Despite the fact that my Colnago M10 clearly needs a better engine . . . . not care that I dont have a better engine.

Know at the end of a race that I have done my best.

Wish I could have gone that fraction faster.

Wish that the burglars in the races that I am in would realise that they really are cheating not only themselves, but everybody else and put themselves in a more appropriate grade.

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PS Wish I didnt have to get up at 5am so I can ride with my friends on a saturday . . .
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Tornado » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:45 pm

Take crap from other Weekenders who pretend that they aren't.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby fnord » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:54 pm

skull wrote:
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.


I get paid at the place I need a bike to ride to, does that make me pro?
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:21 pm

fnord wrote:
skull wrote:
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.


I get paid at the place I need a bike to ride to, does that make me pro?


No because you could walk there :P .
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby JessicaAlba » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:29 pm

clackers wrote:Carb load with pizza and beer the night before - heck, during lunch the day of the ride! :)


Heh, I just did this!

Primed to go, am I!! :lol:
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:56 pm

Alien27 wrote: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


Yea that's so lame. And on a completely unrelated topic, my commute home the other day with a max of 72 and average of only 27 was totally just a recovery ride and i didn't even know that segment was there... :lol:
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby winstonw » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:03 am

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 .


My company sponsors me. :)
The accountant said it was a legitimate way for me to buy bikes and gear tax free.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby AndrewBurns » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:08 am

ausrandoman wrote: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.


I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain...
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby alex » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:36 am

ride everywhere in the big ring
if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:41 am

winstonw wrote:
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 .


My company sponsors me. :)
The accountant said it was a legitimate way for me to buy bikes and gear tax free.

I wish :-) ... I actually do get payed by someone to ride all the most beautiful cols in France ( and Belgium this year ) ... And hopefully italy next year too!... Its a tough job but someone has to do it!.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:22 am

alex wrote:ride everywhere in the big ring


with a 32t MTB cassette on the rear :) .
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby bychosis » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:27 am

ldrcycles wrote:
Alien27 wrote: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


Yea that's so lame. And on a completely unrelated topic, my commute home the other day with a max of 72 and average of only 27 was totally just a recovery ride and i didn't even know that segment was there... :lol:


I'll take it. The only way I got my KOM was with a stiff tailwind. The reverse commute doesn't seem to get a tailwind much in the morning so I'll have to go without.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:37 am

Love it!!!
Keep 'em coming. This is not a bike(r) snob thread for those wondering. It's just a bit of fun. :)
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby wizardhat » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:53 am

winstonw wrote:- Wonder which way fine derailleur adjusters should be twisted. (sometimes!)
- Not fine adjust for chain rub, cos they don't know how.
- wonder what that squeak is.


Gosh, this is me :(.

I might have been "Wonder what the small adjusting bolts on ultegra brakes do" as well, but I gave them a turn after trying to adjust the brakes using the mount bolt :(.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:22 am

I just got 4th place on my Strava for little effort result. :shock: :lol:

I'll win it next week by turning it on in the truck and save the data for the week. :mrgreen:

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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby ni78ck » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:11 am

ride compact cranks!
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Ross » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:10 am

Use MTB pedals/cleats/shoes on their road bike
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby bychosis » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:54 am

zero wrote: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.


Weekend warriors know that these are 'events' not 'races'. The only person you are out to beat is yourself.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby greyhoundtom » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:25 pm

Ross wrote:Use MTB pedals/cleats/shoes on their road bike

While wearing the full LiveStrong outfit. :lol: :wink:
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby skull » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:34 pm

enter a 255km ride with minimal training.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby coyote » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:43 pm

skull wrote:enter a 255km ride with minimal training.


And no spare tubes, C02, hand pump or anything else needed. 8)
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby munga » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:54 pm

wear yellow/green/pink/polkadot/wc/anything else thats just not appropriate unless you've earned it etc etc jerseys 8)
wheelsuck shop bunch, get dropped, wheelsuck next bunch, get dropped, blame it on bronchitis.
buy it in carbon.
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talk louder than you usually would at the cafe.
get in peoples way by stretching out your fat pink shaved legs at the cafe.
talking loudly at the cafe about how good you used to be.
take four gels on a 32km ride.
stop on bike path to answer phone on sat morning ride, gesticulate wildly with free arm/hand while talking to colleague about current project.
blame phonecalls for ruining segment.
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby jasonc » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:19 pm

Ross wrote:Use MTB pedals/cleats/shoes on their road bike


I've got 1 pair of shoes/pedals - use them on both the flat bar and the roadie. They are MTB style SPD
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Re: Things a Weekend Warrior *can* do

Postby Ozkaban » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:27 pm

skull wrote:enter a 255km ride with minimal training.

The 255km ride *is* training...

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