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Question Should triathletes be allowed on bikes?

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We all make mistakes. Last November I said to a group of friends that I'd ride at 11AM one Sunday morning, and made the error of going out for a few drinks on the Saturday night. Had it not been for the fact that I lived with one of the guys I was going riding with, I'd never have even been awake for the ride. As it is, I did. After some hammering on my door, dressing quickly and throwing some instant coffee down my neck, we were off. What with the cold air and the caffeine, I woke up pretty quickly while on the ride. All was going well, my legs felt great, especially since I'd been drinking, but I just couldn't get my seating position comfortable.

While shifting restlessly around on my saddle, I looked down. Lo and behold, my shorts were on backwards. Happens to the best of us.
 
Caruut said:
We all make mistakes. Last November I said to a group of friends that I'd ride at 11AM one Sunday morning, and made the error of going out for a few drinks on the Saturday night. Had it not been for the fact that I lived with one of the guys I was going riding with, I'd never have even been awake for the ride. As it is, I did. After some hammering on my door, dressing quickly and throwing some instant coffee down my neck, we were off. What with the cold air and the caffeine, I woke up pretty quickly while on the ride. All was going well, my legs felt great, especially since I'd been drinking, but I just couldn't get my seating position comfortable.

While shifting restlessly around on my saddle, I looked down. Lo and behold, my shorts were on backwards. Happens to the best of us.

As long as they weren't bib...
 
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Caruut said:
We all make mistakes. Last November I said to a group of friends that I'd ride at 11AM one Sunday morning, and made the error of going out for a few drinks on the Saturday night. Had it not been for the fact that I lived with one of the guys I was going riding with, I'd never have even been awake for the ride. As it is, I did. After some hammering on my door, dressing quickly and throwing some instant coffee down my neck, we were off. What with the cold air and the caffeine, I woke up pretty quickly while on the ride. All was going well, my legs felt great, especially since I'd been drinking, but I just couldn't get my seating position comfortable.

While shifting restlessly around on my saddle, I looked down. Lo and behold, my shorts were on backwards. Happens to the best of us.

dude, the best of us wear bibs
 
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Everybody should be allowed on bikes

I know this thread is old but it inspired me to write a little blog article. You might even recognize a picture from a previous post.

Triathletes can be dangerous, just like any beginner cyclist can be dangerous. But we all love to ride and we all deserve a chance to be a part of this amazing sport. All that matters is that they make the effort to learn and improve. They also have to realize that ridicule is a very important part of upholding our cycling traditions.

Anyway here's the article: http://blog.artscyclery.com/road/keeping-the-rubber-side-down-help-me-help-you/

It may be good for a laugh or two.
 
I saw a classic on the weekend. There was a good sized sprint tri in Perth's inner suburbs on Sunday morning, not too far from where I live. My other half and I were riding back from our regular Sunday Ride when we passed a McDonald's not far from the race with a car stuck in the drive through, a mangled tri-bike on top.

We assumed that it must have belonged to someone relatively new to the sport until my wife noticed the personalised registration plate.

MDOT
 
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42x16ss said:
I saw a classic on the weekend. There was a good sized sprint tri in Perth's inner suburbs on Sunday morning, not too far from where I live. My other half and I were riding back from our regular Sunday Ride when we passed a McDonald's not far from the race with a car stuck in the drive through, a mangled tri-bike on top.

We assumed that it must have belonged to someone relatively new to the sport until my wife noticed the personalised registration plate.

MDOT

Oooooo, that's bad. But if it mitigates it at all, the tri-dude is probably loaded to have those plates and it's a great excuse to go get a big, new 12K funny bike. What kind of car was it?
 
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Heard this triathlon joke last week:

Q. How do you tell if the person you just met is a triathlete?

A. Listen for a minute and he'll tell you.
 
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Iron Men are just a little more .......

....... Iron than the rest of us ........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3MvFbORKEk

LOL > oh well there you have it .

As to whether or not they should be allowed on bikes may be best answered in the form is this even a sport.
Because if this is a sport we should make the new iron man even tougher or more Ironer than the rest of the Iron persons .
We need to add more to the water portion , like after the run we go back to the water and do a 10k-20k, kayak open ocean of course.
That way the runners wont get all the advantages.
WE can then have persons with more upper body to catch the skinny runners in the water again .
I remember when cycling anchored the Iron man , and no one but cyclists that trained had a chance . Since the runners complained , they made the running portion the anchor .
So theoretically if one group is favoured over another by the sheer position of the anchoring portion of the event , can it be called a fair sport with equal opportunity for all .
In my mind no .
Thus the whole thing is a farce right from the get go , and is about as interesting as the RAAM .

He shoots he scores ................ Goooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllll !
 
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stainlessguy1 said:
....... Iron than the rest of us ........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3MvFbORKEk

LOL > oh well there you have it .

As to whether or not they should be allowed on bikes may be best answered in the form is this even a sport.
Because if this is a sport we should make the new iron man even tougher or more Ironer than the rest of the Iron persons .
We need to add more to the water portion , like after the run we go back to the water and do a 10k-20k, kayak open ocean of course.
That way the runners wont get all the advantages.
WE can then have persons with more upper body to catch the skinny runners in the water again .
I remember when cycling anchored the Iron man , and no one but cyclists that trained had a chance . Since the runners complained , they made the running portion the anchor .
So theoretically if one group is favoured over another by the sheer position of the anchoring portion of the event , can it be called a fair sport with equal opportunity for all .
In my mind no .
Thus the whole thing is a farce right from the get go , and is about as interesting as the RAAM .

He shoots he scores ................ Goooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllll !

I see tri people....

Or make it a TTT start to finish. or you could always make tri people go up hill then descend o their bikes. that would be fresh .
 
twitter…via @DorianSalome RT

"@ServiceCourse: On tv at the mo. @IRONMAN_TRl @IronmanTri http://t.co/MDUv6uUxGP"

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simo1733 said:
That's at least half a moon.Wouldn't happen in road racing, you would soon end up with a crack full of various sticky substances..

Don't think of it as a moon. Think of it as a handy slot where a carbo gel can be stored out of the wind. Most triathletes will be rockin' this look once they figure out the advantages.
 

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