Why do cylists disrespect triathletes?

From bike riding in your bathers to making the distance

Re: Why are cylists such dicks towards triathletes?

Postby RonK » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:14 am

Cycle touring blog and tour journals: whispering wheels...
User avatar
RonK
 
Posts: 5610
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:08 pm
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

by BNA » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:33 am

BNA
 

Re: Why are cylists such dicks towards triathletes?

Postby Mrfenejeans » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:33 am

Image
Image
User avatar
Mrfenejeans
 
Posts: 417
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:01 pm
Location: Kingsley

Re: Why are cylists such dicks towards triathletes?

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:56 pm

Ha!
User avatar
Dan
 
Posts: 3289
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:32 pm
Location: Vegas, baby

Re: Why are cylists such dicks towards triathletes?

Postby welly » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:42 pm

Dan wrote:I think its because most triathletes hate the cycle leg, and see it as a necessary evil. This is of course heresay, or heresey, depending on how you choose to take it ;)


In the few triathlons I've entered, the cycle leg is my favourite! Great opportunity to nosh on some food. It's the swim which is the evil leg.
welly
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:47 am

Why are cylists such dicks towards triathletes?

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:03 pm

You're only pretending to be a triathlete ;)

Disclaimer: I don't purport to be, nor harbour any desire to become, a triathlete. I enjoy food with taste too much.
User avatar
Dan
 
Posts: 3289
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:32 pm
Location: Vegas, baby

Re: Why are cylists such dicks towards triathletes?

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:12 pm

skull wrote:Being fit and having good bunch skills are different.

I know plenty of triathletes who are amazingly strong on a bike.

Put them in a bunch and they fall to bits.

Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk 2


I know plenty of cyclists who I steer right away from in a bunch too.
I am a cycling guide in the summer months... I ride at the front or at the back... Very rarely in the middle ;-). Just because someone calls themselves a cyclist doesn't mean a thing when it comes to skills.
User avatar
toolonglegs
 
Posts: 14597
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:49 pm
Location: Somewhere with padded walls and really big hills!

Re: Why are cylists such dicks towards triathletes?

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:26 pm

jcjordan wrote:From my experience it tends to come from their apparent lack of bunch skills and knowledge of etiquette.

I am not saw all, or even the majority, but it is something that gets brought up a lot and have seen some really bad example which has a tendency to reinforce the stereotype.

But if that was the reason then every newby to group riding would also be hated. In expect that instead they are welcomed and maybe even mentored.

I stress that I am not in a position to even be aware of any such cross-cultural divide. However if I accept the premise of the thread then I would ask "do they show an arrogance or superiority or know-it-all attitude to mere cyclists?"

If so then I would further ask "Are we taring a whole class of athletes on the exception".

And after all of that I would then suggest that, to a lot of non-bicyclists, "cyclists exhibit an arrogance or superiority to mere motorists and other users".

And I would further suggest to those bicycle-hating smoke box drivers that they are tarring all cyclists on the exception."

IN ESSENCE I hope that cyclists are better than so many of our critics.
Before I get flamed for being totally off the track - I repeat, I am not aware of any such cross-cultural divide. But if it exists I hope we are not being as unreasonable and as illogical as are too many motorists. Devils advocate.
Unchain yourself-Ride a unicycle
Image
User avatar
ColinOldnCranky
 
Posts: 4872
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:58 pm

Re: Why are cylists such dicks towards triathletes?

Postby moosterbounce » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:40 pm

ratter wrote:I'm a cyclist (well I think I am) the wide is a triathlete (well trying to be).


I'm sure the wife appreciates your pet name for her :wink: :D :D
moosterbounce
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 2494
Joined: Tue May 17, 2011 8:06 pm
Location: Rivervale WA

Re: Why are cylists such dicks towards triathletes?

Postby ratter » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:14 pm

Doh!

that can't be good on valentines day can it :oops:
Image
ratter
 
Posts: 350
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:24 pm

Re: Why are cylists such dicks towards triathletes?

Postby Pravda » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:51 pm

Rule 42, Rule 54 and Rule 7.
2011 Bianchi Via Nirone Veloce
Puegeot Aneto 105
Kona Jake the Snake CX
Raceline Keith Oliver Signature Edition
User avatar
Pravda
 
Posts: 427
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:16 pm
Location: Perth NOR

Re: Why are cylists such dicks towards triathletes?

Postby Dan » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:55 pm

ain't that the truth.
User avatar
Dan
 
Posts: 3289
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:32 pm
Location: Vegas, baby

Re: Why are cylists such dicks towards triathletes?

Postby Crowz » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:30 am

Crowz
 
Posts: 219
Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:37 am

Re: Why are cylists such dicks towards triathletes?

Postby SeditionTrial » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:33 pm

I'm a cyclist and a triathlete (back of the pack). Not that i have been training much recently. However, when I do train, I don't ride in bunches much. Too little time and my organisational skills are too poor, so out I go, by myself. It's relaxing. Bunch riding is a bit meh. As for attitude, well, I guess everyone's gotta look down on someone. Steel vs carbon, campag vs shimano, Chinese vs Italian, mountain vs road, commuter vs sport, track vs road, tandem vs unicycle, electric vs HPV, fully-fared recumbent vs non-fared semi-recumbent trike. People in glass houses.
New tar seal in front of my wheel
User avatar
SeditionTrial
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:52 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: Why are cylists such dicks towards triathletes?

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:47 pm

outnabike wrote:
nescius wrote:In general they have poor bike handling skills which makes them dangerous. They are also different to cyclists, they have strange bikes with odd saddles, they don't have sleeves on their jerseys and they never shut up about nutrition.

Last year at the Triathlon age group world championships the competitors were advised by team officials that there were corners on the course and that when going through the corner they should be ready to "dump it" just in case they couldn't get around it. I was there watching my girlfriend and some friends race, luckily they aren't typical triathletes so they didn't have to hurl themselves to the ground.


(first 5 seconds of this video seems to be broken but it plays normally after that)


For cyclists they seem to have a bit of trouble mounting up.......and that shoe cruelty has to be seen to be believed. :D

Ride bikes the same way they drive cars....:D
User avatar
wurtulla wabbit
 
Posts: 513
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:08 pm

Re: Why do cylists disrespect triathletes?

Postby ratter » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:09 pm

I did another ride on the weekend with 6 tri athletes, the main guy had a bike issue half way up Balcombe Rd hill, which I stopped to help him fix it as I had tools on me, the others were instructed to keep going. After taking a few minutes to fix he bike we took off after them, we finished the hill side by side and probably the quickest I have gone up it, from there he told me to jump on his wheel. For 21 klms he lead me at an avg of 40 kmh according to my Garmin data, until the others were in close proximity, then he lifted it to 45 klms to pass them.
I'm not a great cyclist and i know there are probably quite a few of you out there that can do that, but I was impressed at his speed and endurance and considering it was not a short ride, in fact the ride for a few of them was 5 hrs and they covered 158 klms and then they did a 18 klm run
Image
ratter
 
Posts: 350
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:24 pm

Why do cylists disrespect triathletes?

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:56 pm

Was he 'like this' aero, or 'like this'?

http://youtu.be/1KTEgLKhjIw
User avatar
Dan
 
Posts: 3289
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:32 pm
Location: Vegas, baby

Re: Why do cylists disrespect triathletes?

Postby Crowz » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:03 pm

Dan wrote:Was he 'like this' aero, or 'like this'?

http://youtu.be/1KTEgLKhjIw



I don't know how to embed a video, but check my link a few posts above ;)
Crowz
 
Posts: 219
Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:37 am

Re: Why do cylists disrespect triathletes?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:03 pm

Dan wrote:Was he 'like this' aero, or 'like this'?

http://youtu.be/1KTEgLKhjIw


:lol:
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
User avatar
ldrcycles
 
Posts: 6965
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:19 pm
Location: Kin Kin, Queensland

Re: Why do cylists disrespect triathletes?

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:47 pm

Crowz wrote:I don't know how to embed a video, but check my link a few posts above ;)


That'd be "I don't care that I can't embed the video, and I'll just cut and paste from the above post", thanks. For what its worth, it displays fine on a mobile device. Carry on, Captain Coding.
User avatar
Dan
 
Posts: 3289
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:32 pm
Location: Vegas, baby

Re: Why do cylists disrespect triathletes?

Postby Crowz » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:33 pm

Dan wrote:
Crowz wrote:I don't know how to embed a video, but check my link a few posts above ;)


That'd be "I don't care that I can't embed the video, and I'll just cut and paste from the above post", thanks. For what its worth, it displays fine on a mobile device. Carry on, Captain Coding.


I don't think you understood... I was saying that I posted the exact same thing as you just 4 posts earlier...
Crowz
 
Posts: 219
Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:37 am

Re: Why do cylists disrespect triathletes?

Postby Dan » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:36 pm

Crowz wrote:
Dan wrote:
Crowz wrote:I don't know how to embed a video, but check my link a few posts above ;)


That'd be "I don't care that I can't embed the video, and I'll just cut and paste from the above post", thanks. For what its worth, it displays fine on a mobile device. Carry on, Captain Coding.


I don't think you understood... I was saying that I posted the exact same thing as you just 4 posts earlier...


Long day - apologies.... Heads to naughty corner
User avatar
Dan
 
Posts: 3289
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:32 pm
Location: Vegas, baby

Re: Why do cylists disrespect triathletes?

Postby jacks1071 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:55 pm

Here is a hot tip, take 4 seconds in the transition to put your shoes on.
Our Website is: http://www.pro-liteoz.com Find us on Facebook by searching for "Pro-Lite Australia"
User avatar
jacks1071
 
Posts: 2988
Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:47 pm
Location: Mackay, QLD

Re: Why do cylists disrespect triathletes?

Postby gabrielle260 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:33 pm

Some more hot tips, inspired by watching the transition at the Melbourne Ironman;
1. Practice mounting your bike so you don't steer it into the fence as you take off.
2. Check out the transition area and the first 50m of the cycle course before the start... Is it uphill, level of downhill? Then adjust your bike gearing before leaving it in the transition area. (Starting in your hardest gear is hard uphill!)
3. Don't try leaving your shoes connected to the pedals when you haven't tried it beforehand.
gabrielle260
 
Posts: 768
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:47 pm

Re: Why do cylists disrespect triathletes?

Postby george-bob » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:32 pm

jacks1071 wrote:Here is a hot tip, take 4 seconds in the transition to put your shoes on.


my first tri it was really muddy in transition, i saw one poor guy who couldnt get his speedplays to clip in because they were so full of mud. he had used both his bottles of sport drink to clean them out and there was no fluid on course. i wonder if he finished?

point is, leaving shoes on the bike is a good option if you are competent enough to jump on. remarkably most people arent..
Image
george-bob
 
Posts: 312
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:01 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Why do cylists disrespect triathletes?

Postby Evo6point5 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:34 pm

Haha true, have seen a good mass pile up when one person tried to mount, slipped and took out 3 others.

If you can do it though it saves heaps of time in a sprint/oly distance which is where I pass most people after my terrible swims. Not such a big deal in an ironman unless you're fighting for a podium. Probably worth putting socks on to counter blisters etc. I would anyway.
Evo6point5
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:56 pm
Location: Canning Vale

PreviousNext

Return to Triathlon

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


PM Issues
Known Bug - error message displayed when sending PM's caused by tapatalk. Read more


Popular Bike Shops
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Ebay Ebay AU
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit