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post #91 of 106

So I'm confused. Instead of 40-50 road miles a week. I do similar distances everytime I throw my leg over the bike(usually 3 times a week). But I don't mountain bike.

 

Though I raced mountain bikes extensively as a Junior in the late eighties, early nineties. When you showed up raced an uphill, downhill, and XC. All on the same bike.

 

Am I a "real" cyclist?

 

Glad Bush is here to let me know if i'm for real.

post #92 of 106
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post


Roadies are not cyclist

I am a decent cyclist, but I dont MTB

Whats you hardest trails, because I am really good

Our hardest trail, which are not even that hard.

Go (TRY TO) ride them


Kind of a Haiku.

 

post #93 of 106
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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post

So I'm confused. Instead of 40-50 road miles a week. I do similar distances everytime I throw my leg over the bike(usually 3 times a week). But I don't mountain bike.

 

Though I raced mountain bikes extensively as a Junior in the late eighties, early nineties. When you showed up raced an uphill, downhill, and XC. All on the same bike.

 

Am I a "real" cyclist?

 

Glad Bush is here to let me know if i'm for real.




ya dont listen do ya.

 

You ve MTBed before, you have skill.

 

I say if you think you so bad ass bring ONE bike and race this with me.

 

http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=13575

 

 

post #94 of 106
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post






ya dont listen do ya.

 

You ve MTBed before, you have skill.

 

I say if you think you so bad ass bring ONE bike and race this with me.

 

http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=13575

 

 

You need to realize that not everyone who does things, or even does them well, thinks that they are a badass. For some reason you feel the need to be better than everyone or discount what others do to make you feel better about yourself.

 

Some people just have fun in life, and have left competition behind. I find satisfaction on improving upon myself, not gauging myself against what others accomplish.
 

 

post #95 of 106
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You need to realize that not everyone who does things, or even does them well, thinks that they are a badass. For some reason you feel the need to be better than everyone or discount what others do to make you feel better about yourself.

 

Some people just have fun in life, and have left competition behind. I find satisfaction on improving upon myself, not gauging myself against what others accomplish.
 

 


I guess you didn't click the link.  It is the Bad Mother stage race.  I don't think the poster was challenging you as to whether you are a badass, but perhaps was a play on the event's name...

 

Mike

 

post #96 of 106

Bush, that looks like an interesting race.  The promoter's statement of reserved rights is a hoot!

 

Best of luck,

 

Mike

post #97 of 106
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post




I guess you didn't click the link.  It is the Bad Mother stage race.  I don't think the poster was challenging you as to whether you are a badass, but perhaps was a play on the event's name...

 

Mike

 


I did click the link, and you should know by now that Bush is incapable of having any sort of discussion without it devolving into a challenge of some sort.

 

post #98 of 106

How we rolled. Rigid forks, knee braces, drop bars (me). Yeah the fat guy with the beach cruiser just walked his bike past me here, but we're both way ahead of those guys still on the descent!

 

Konterra, Maryland, 1987. Photo from the cover of Spokes Magazine, Fall '87, 

DSC09226.jpg

post #99 of 106

Cool pic. Love it. Reminds me of a poster I used to have for the Ross Stage Race.

post #100 of 106
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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post




I did click the link, and you should know by now that Bush is incapable of having any sort of discussion without it devolving into a challenge of some sort.

 



eh I was just playing words on a really cool stage race that you really can not take to seriously.

 

Friday

Stage 1: Commuter Path Prologue TT

Stage 2: Trials

Stage 3: Slow Race

Saturday

Stage 4: Road TT

Stage 5: Pump Track Races

Stage 6: Dirt Road Hill Climb

Stage7: Super D

Stage 8: Super D

Stage 9: Hill Climb

Stage 10: Super D

Sunday

Stage 11: Road Hill Climb

Stage 12: MTB TT

Stage 13: Cross Country Race

Stage 14: MTB Hill Climb

Stage 15: Dirt Road Super D

 

sound retarded, sounds fun, sounds hurty. I can not wait.

 

 

post #101 of 106
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA 



 

Leadville in the minds of MTBers is not a MTB race.

 

Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

Leadville is laughable from a tech stand point. Its a road race on gravel. 

 


This guy might be a real mountain biker, world and Olympic champion.  Don't see any remarks about it not being a real mtb race.

Leadville the "hardest one-day" race according to Brentjens

By:
Cycling News
Published:
August 17, 17:47,
Updated:
August 17, 17:45
Race:
Leadville 100, 100-miler
Bart Brentjens (Milka-Trek Mountain Bike Team)

Bart Brentjens (Milka-Trek Mountain Bike Team)

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Sixth place for former world and Olympic champion

After finishing his first-ever Leadville 100 this weekend in Colorado, Bart Brentjens (Milka-Trek) was impressed by the difficulty of the event.

"This is the hardest one-day race that I have ever ridden in my whole career," said Brentjens, who rolled across the line in sixth place with a time of 6:46:13. The winner was Todd Wells (Specialized), who clocked a 6:23:38.

"I am really happy with the result."

Brentjens won the first Olympic mountain bike race in 1996 and took bronze in the 2004 Olympic race. He is also a former cross country world champion (in 1995). At 42, he continues to compete, largely in mountain bike endurance single day and stage races such as the Crocodile Trophy.

He explained just what makes Leadville so tough. "Racing under these extreme conditions, the high altitude and the change in weather from zero degrees (Celsius) in the morning up to 30 degrees at the finish line, is really tough for your body." 


 

 

post #102 of 106
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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post




This guy might be a real mountain biker, world and Olympic champion.  Don't see any remarks about it not being a real mtb race.

Leadville the "hardest one-day" race according to Brentjens

By:
Cycling News
Published:
August 17, 17:47,
Updated:
August 17, 17:45
Race:
Leadville 100, 100-miler
Bart Brentjens (Milka-Trek Mountain Bike Team)

Bart Brentjens (Milka-Trek Mountain Bike Team)

view thumbnail gallery

Sixth place for former world and Olympic champion

After finishing his first-ever Leadville 100 this weekend in Colorado, Bart Brentjens (Milka-Trek) was impressed by the difficulty of the event.

"This is the hardest one-day race that I have ever ridden in my whole career," said Brentjens, who rolled across the line in sixth place with a time of 6:46:13. The winner was Todd Wells (Specialized), who clocked a 6:23:38.

"I am really happy with the result."

Brentjens won the first Olympic mountain bike race in 1996 and took bronze in the 2004 Olympic race. He is also a former cross country world champion (in 1995). At 42, he continues to compete, largely in mountain bike endurance single day and stage races such as the Crocodile Trophy.

He explained just what makes Leadville so tough. "Racing under these extreme conditions, the high altitude and the change in weather from zero degrees (Celsius) in the morning up to 30 degrees at the finish line, is really tough for your body." 


 

 




never said it was not hard. I said it wasnt real MTBing. There are trail in Downtown Pittsburgh that have more technically than leadville.

post #103 of 106

Did I mention the cotton shirts?I I'll pay you to lose a race by two hours about an hour fifty before hell freezes over.

Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

How we rolled. Rigid forks, knee braces...

post #104 of 106
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

Did I mention the cotton shirts?I I'll pay you to lose a race by two hours about an hour fifty before hell freezes over.



but hell is exothemic it can not freeze over.

post #105 of 106

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Edited by telerod15 - 8/18/11 at 4:07am
post #106 of 106

None of you are real cyclists unless your jacked with EPO or are actively storing blood in freezers for later use.

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