ChrisE said:I see 102 people have looked at this thread. I wonder how many have figured out WTF this guy is talking about?
krebs303 said:I think I read in a thread about Lance crashing on purpose in the tour because his performance was sub-par. If that's not it. I haven't a clue
JayZee said:Wishing you had a flat tire so you have an excuse to quit is just a little different than deliberately crashing, especially at high speed on the road (if you are referring to our dear friend Lance - as has been suggested by a few crazies). If anyone is tough enough to deliberately crash on the road then hats off to them (unless they cause others to crash as well).
ChrisE said:I nominate this for the most stupid farking thread in the history of this forum.
JayZee said:If anyone is tough enough to deliberately crash on the road then hats off to them.
Hugh Januss said:Well you can nominate it but I would point out that there is enough quality competition for that title that it would be wrong to award it to this one without having a proper election process.
shojii said:Lay off the OP. It was a legitimate question on his/her part. Isn't a forum for discussion?
bridgeman said:I don't know where to post this, but a remark I read has me wondering how often crashing to bail occurs?
I can remember of a couple of times I wish I had had a button that would have given me a flat in a few gnarly races I've been in.
fatandfast said:he is talking about fitness and a gut check. People taking "a dive" so they will not have to finish a 75 mile road race after being dropped or ripping their tire off the rim and heading back to their girlfriend and saying" did you see me? I was right up in the front and then the glue gave up!!"..or the guys at TT that let the air out of their tires and start walking the bike. Just don't race if you are not prepared all the theatre w mock crashes and stupid excuses is makes people tired. Positive racing w lots of attacks and tight corners and steep climbs brings these guys out of the woodwork. Battenkill and Nevada City create these guys. If you find an advice site about how to look cool while losing don't post the link. Bailing in this post means giving up while racing. PS lots of pros will describe feeling like their legs feel like lead and the climb making it feel like somebody is ripping your spine out of your body. Hurting so bad that you are afraid to look down because your blood and guts are leaking out of your every hole.. that what it feels like when done right.I was in a race in Mexico where I was feeling like I was going to die, throw up and was dizzy all at the same time. I just kept looking at the guys *** in front of me. I thought for a micro second to give up..looked over my shoulder as to not gap whoever was behind me..what an F--king surprise I was in a break of 16 and we were 3 minutes up..going fast can be really sickening most times
ChrisE said:Yes if it is written in a form that we can understand.
Alpe d'Huez said:I'm starting to think Abu's 1991 crash may have been to bail. What do you guys think?
Crash to bail 1?
What about Jalabert bailing the hell out of his face against the barriers?Alpe d'Huez said:I'm starting to think Abu's 1991 crash may have been to bail. What do you guys think?
Crash to bail 1?