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Behold the turtle! He makes progess only when he sticks his neck out. (James Bryant Conant)
GET OFF THE F*%KING WALL!!!!!!! (Doug Stern)
Brevity is the soul of wit. (William Shakespeare)
Why do 50 year old guys who can barely drive a car get a Porsch? Their obviously not race car drivers! - Because they feel good about it.
If they train a moderate amount, and don't DFN in all their races - what do you care if they get first in their AG on a $300 bike or last on a $3000 sleek, sex machine.
I want to be sensitive in how I say this, but -- that's about the dumbest statement I've seen posted here in a while.
Let's see -- 100 people in my AG at a typical local race. That means 97 of them are poseurs if they have nice gear. Huh?
Why does owning a nice bike make someone a poseur? It's just a bike.
And why would it make you mad? What's it to you? What happened in your childhood to make you feel this way?
Why be jealous. Most people would think it is much more worthwhile to be a successful doctor/lawyer/dentist/whatever, with lots of money and little time to to train than an AG winner who makes a modest living.
"When I first had the opportunity to compete in triathlon, it was the chicks and their skimpy race clothing that drew me in. Everyone was so welcoming and the lifestyle so obviously narcissistic. I fed off of that vain energy. To me it is what the sport is all about."
At my age, it's about all I have!
Don't worry about things over which you have no control. There are many other mysteries of life to ponder.
When I stopped lurking and started posting, I promised myself I'd never get into a pissing match with anyone, but you need to look at yourself, man. This sport is growing and thats healthy. If someone is just leaving T2 while your packing up your shit, why not just cheer him on rather than call him a poser. Maybe she has lost 150 lbs in training. Maybe he's overcoming cancer. Or maybe neither of them is a very good athlete. You dont know, so stop judging people.
Oh and my Grandmother drives a Porshe! No kidding. She's never been over 60mph but she loves it. Wanna give her a hard time too!
Greensneakers, I'm dying over here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too funny.
<<This sport is growing and thats healthy. If someone is just leaving T2 while your packing up your shit, why not just cheer him on rather than call him a poser. Maybe she has lost 150 lbs in training. Maybe he's overcoming cancer. Or maybe neither of them is a very good athlete. You dont know, so stop judging people. >>
I don't care what you ride or what you wear, but if you are crazy enough to be standing at the water's edge with me on some weekend morning while 90% of the world is still snoozing, you are cool in my book.
YES! That's what it's all about.
We are all of the tribe.
I think it's because of slick advertising. Suckers like me think we can buy speed. I just bought some really slick, high-performance, carbon-fiber socks. I expect to PR with them at my next race.
They're ELECTRIC BLUE!!!
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Sounds like maybe you have a case of penis, err, bicycle envy?