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Old 05-04-2012, 02:18 PM
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I was commuting to work again this morning, and wouldn't you know it? I overtook the same I-Have-A-Race-Tomorrow-So-Am-Taking-It-Easy-Today guy. He was up ahead, and I was pushing myself a little bit on the rollers through the park, maybe hitting mid-upper z3 or so. Legs were fatigued from a long/hard month, but I hadn't done well at RoseBowl last night at all, and wanted to make up for it (a bad idea).

As I approach him, I realize it's the same guy. And being the non-confrontational type, I picked up the pace a bit and pass him quickly.

But of course I look under my arms and see his wheel. In fact, his front wheel is only a couple inches from my rear wheel and overlapping at that! For a brief second, I thought of swerving to the side. But, I'm too nice.

I have my headphones in, so I can't quite make out what he's saying to me. He pulls along side, and repeats it. I turn the music off. "You crack me up," he's saying. I raise my eyebrows a bit, say, "Okay," and keep pedaling.

He continues. "You crack me up the way you ride." Umm... I'm at a loss for words. Did he just insult me? Does my bike not fit me? Perhaps I sit on it strangely?

Finally, I manage, "How do I ride?"

He responds with what I am still--9 hours later--unsure what exactly he meant.

"I think you know how you ride."



Perhaps I should stop riding through Griffith Park? A bunch o' weirdos in there.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:21 PM
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I could not tell you. Just be careful on those commutes.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:59 PM
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I would start carrying pepper spray if I was you....
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:10 AM
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Ovoleg sighting?
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:44 PM
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I would start carrying pepper spray if I was you....
pepper spray? have you ridden with mark? his calves are bigger than most riders thighs and coupled with his height could be very intimidating if he wanted too. that should/would be enough to scare most riders off.

you should have asked him more questions, mark. i know i would have. you should have jumped on his wheel, i always try to ride with other riders rather than against them if they're traveling a similar speed.

too many riders today have the strength but not the skill level or the knowledge of how to ride with other riders
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Ovoleg sighting?
Actually did see OVo out riding yesterday (Sunday). And, get this, he rode at least 20-miles that I can confirm!!

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pepper spray? have you ridden with mark? his calves are bigger than most riders thighs and coupled with his height could be very intimidating if he wanted too. that should/would be enough to scare most riders off.

you should have asked him more questions, mark. i know i would have. you should have jumped on his wheel, i always try to ride with other riders rather than against them if they're traveling a similar speed.

too many riders today have the strength but not the skill level or the knowledge of how to ride with other riders
For the most part, we weren't riding the same speed. I overtook him both days. He struck me as a bit weird, so I just wanted to get away. Plus, I was kindof in my mental "zone" & wasn't looking for company at the time. And, you know me, anti-social.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:42 PM
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You should have said, "I'm racing today." If he asks where. Say: here, with you, now! Then attack. J/k. But if you run into him again you should ask if he won.
Well, did you ask him if he won his "race"?

I think it's clear "how you ride". Faster than him, until he's embarrassed.
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