true confessions (but mostly stealth braggin')

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tom

i went from this 2008

to this 2009

also, i really want a cross check because of this forum

next year im doing a triathlon

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 00:54
do
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thehappyrobot wrote:
i'm scared to commute.
too many people get killed in dallas...or texas for that matter...every year.

from what I've seen in houston, I would not commute either. I dont blame you...

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 00:59
hambeki
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I was doofo.

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 01:17
robobear
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thesadrobot sock puppet isn't me.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 01:34
balonya
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OH yeah I am doing a triathlon too, but it is for charity. After being doored really hard 4 years ago, I still ride a little more tentatively and it makes me fell like a low pussy. no offense meant to pussies.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 04:00
mander
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I only ride <80 km a week these days
I have some jeans that hardly ever get washed and sometimes i smell the ass to see how they're doing.
I haven't written a word on my PhD for three weeks

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 08:49
Patch
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I haven't washed my clothes in about three months.
I could get better grades this semester but I just don't feel like it.
I hate what the fixed gear has come to represent but I still love riding. I'm getting a lighter geared bike, but I'm scared I won't like that.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 08:59
Srgt Donut

I have 3 girlfriends....

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 09:37
pixieshatintruck
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i usually don't wear socks in my cycling shoes and they are really old
so whenever i get up to the front to pull everyone behind me gets a stinky odor
it was so bad i could smell it

also teh first time i ever did a century i brought my messenger bag
but someone convinced me to leave it at their house
i should buy him a beer

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 09:56
bexley
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redacted

(Don't bait this jackass, I told myself.)

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 15:31
Larry Winget
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I don't take good enough care of my wife's bike. Last time I changed her brake pads they were very nearly gone. I felt like a real asshole.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 13:59
johnnypecans
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i don't carry any tools with me when i mountainbike

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 14:49
radicole
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zooktruck wrote:
I haven't washed my clothes in about three months.
I could get better grades this semester but I just don't feel like it.
I hate what the fixed gear has come to represent but I still love riding. I'm getting a lighter geared bike, but I'm scared I won't like that.

everything but the clothes.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 15:23
hambeki
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tarckeemoon wrote:
I don't take good enough care of my wife's bike. Last time I changed her brake pads they were very nearly gone. I felt like a real asshole.

I take pretty good care of wife bike, but that isnt' too tough because it rarely gets used.

I also feel like I've unintentionally forced cycling onto the wife. I still can't tell if she enjoys it or not, and she hardly ever rides unless I suggest it. It kind of makes me feel like an ass because I don't want her to do something that she doesn't want to do.

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 16:30
walrus
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i have an expensive carbon aero wheel in the front and i'm slow as shit.

i trackstand at every light.

i'm not over tarck.

i can't ride further than a block without a full set of tools and two u-locks.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 17:27
mailer
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i don't know if my interest in cyclocross is a passing thing or real. i kind of want to start racing bmx again but cx could be rad as fuck.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 18:08
robobear
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johnnypecans wrote:
i don't carry any tools with me when i mountainbike

this.
maybe cause if i needed to do a trail repair, i wouldn't mind walking back though the woods/mountains- kinda just be like hiking, whereas walking along a roadside pushing/carrying a road bike i'd feel like a jackass.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 19:12
cycology
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i have a half-stripped frame in the closet that i promised to build up for my girlfriend over a year ago.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 20:19
Tail Hook Lengthener
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tom wrote:
i went from this 2008

to this 2009

also, i really want a cross check because of this forum

next year im doing a triathlon

Post of the month.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 21:09
TimArchyLime
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I've spent three days on a tarck bike in the last year and a half. After watching some fixed gear videos the other day, I expressed my wish to build another tarck bike for no other reason than to "take my scene back". I don't even know what that means, but it expresses exactly how I feel.

I've had the same chain and cassette on my road bike for over a year of daily riding.

I tried to find pictures of my dream bikes to post in the dream bikes thread but after an hour of searching I realized that the Merckx, the Giant, the Gios and my Fuji Touring are my dream bikes. I just don't have the money to build/restore them like they deserve.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 23:02
crabbi
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i pick my nose when no one is looking

Sneaky Viking wrote:
if you're here, you probably fucked up somewhere along the line.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 23:12
Tail Hook Lengthener
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i pick my butt when no one is looking

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 23:18
robobear
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i also pick bonechilling's butt when noone is looking.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 23:25
Ant P. BearCave
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nowadays if i can get in two rides a week i'm doing good.

i'm scared to go on the weekend morning ride i used to go on because i'm worried i'm to out of shape.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 00:03
Ant P. BearCave
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crushkilldestroy wrote:
I also feel like I've unintentionally forced cycling onto the wife. I still can't tell if she enjoys it or not, and she hardly ever rides unless I suggest it. It kind of makes me feel like an ass because I don't want her to do something that she doesn't want to do.

i know how u feel. we took our bikes up to chicago and i felt bad because she had never ridden in traffic and and was having all kinds of issues. Later on i caught her actually having fun, but i hate that feeling that someone is only doing something because i want them to. i think she would enjoy it more if we didn't live where we do and it was easier to use a bike for casual transportation.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 00:28
DangerCat
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I shower maybe once a week maybe every 2 weeks.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 00:34
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I can't believe you guys are making a big deal about wearing a pair of pants for a week. My work jeans get worn for around a month between washes, and my nice stuff even longer. Wipe your butt and you won't have to worry about your pants stinking like poo.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 00:44
DangerCat
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I pick my nose in public

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 00:56
beargrinderrrrrr
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i don't dig around endlessly in public, but yeah, i'll clear a boog or two out even in public, just try to be discreet about it.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 01:29
Matthew Trujillo

i dont want to have sex

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 02:06
Ant P. BearCave
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smiley

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 08:46
Matthew Trujillo

lol

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 16:36
E-ROCK
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I want to have sex more than my girlfriend wants to.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 19:51
aerobear
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if i have to fart while riding, i always get up off the saddle before doing so. i'm not sure why, but it just doesnt feel right if i fart right on the saddle.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 20:01
littlebear
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i hate riding my bike with anyone but nate.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 20:13
zombie

dun be scurred

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 20:20
Tail Hook Lengthener
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aerobear wrote:
if i have to fart while riding, i always get up off the saddle before doing so. i'm not sure why, but it just doesnt feel right if i fart right on the saddle.

I'm pretty sure there was a Lennard Zinn column on this, and everyone agreed that you lift one cheek up before you let one rip. The article even pictured photos of pros apparently sneaking one in during grand tours.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 20:31
littlebear
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zombie wrote:
dun be scurred

i am slow and apprehensive and i don't handle very well, so i am embarrassed to ride with others and i feel like a loser. i think i feel like a worse rider after reading tarck all day and seeing how amazing everyone else is. i am really glad i just spilled all my insecurities to the internet!

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 20:34
mander
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littlebear wrote:
zombie wrote:
dun be scurred

i am slow and apprehensive and i don't handle very well, so i am embarrassed to ride with others and i feel like a loser. i think i feel like a worse rider after reading tarck all day and seeing how amazing everyone else is. i am really glad i just spilled all my insecurities to the internet!

You should see mrs mander, she is a major wuss. Just getting her to freewheel down medium hills is a big victory.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 20:41
kevinwulf
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littlebear wrote:
zombie wrote:
dun be scurred

i am slow and apprehensive and i don't handle very well, so i am embarrassed to ride with others and i feel like a loser. i think i feel like a worse rider after reading tarck all day and seeing how amazing everyone else is. i am really glad i just spilled all my insecurities to the internet!

You need to take your tandem on these rides. Also, tandems=most fun bikes ever.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 20:58
GRHebard
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aerobear wrote:
if i have to fart while riding, i always get up off the saddle before doing so. i'm not sure why, but it just doesnt feel right if i fart right on the saddle.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 21:34
DangerCat
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wotan wrote:
littlebear wrote:
zombie wrote:
dun be scurred

i am slow and apprehensive and i don't handle very well, so i am embarrassed to ride with others and i feel like a loser. i think i feel like a worse rider after reading tarck all day and seeing how amazing everyone else is. i am really glad i just spilled all my insecurities to the internet!

You need to take your tandem on these rides. Also, tandems=most fun bikes ever.

Yea then you can make Nate do all the work.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 22:33
tom

E-ROCK wrote:
I want to have sex more than my girlfriend wants to.

Sat, 11/28/2009 - 01:31
halbritt
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I've needed to replace the cassette on my road bike for half a year now.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Sat, 11/28/2009 - 19:54
wickedwagon
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i can't get myself to do a solo road ride more than 10 miles or a trainer/roller ride more than half an hour.

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Sat, 11/28/2009 - 21:45
Toast
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who the heck is bearodactyl

Sat, 11/28/2009 - 22:52
halbritt
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Ranger Rick

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Sat, 11/28/2009 - 23:39
beargrinderrrrrr
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that's what i thought.

Sat, 11/28/2009 - 23:47
klondikebear
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I ride my bike to class which is only a mile away, not because I don't want to walk for 15 minutes, but because I like to ride my bike. If I'm early, I will take a detour to ride some more

I hate the "fixie" scene on campus, absolutely hate it

I hate this semester, these classes are so boring and I don't have the motivation to study for exams or do the homework

I am desperate for an intern

Sat, 11/28/2009 - 23:58
everythinghuskie
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tom wrote:
i went from this 2008

to this 2009

im having a hard time finding the difference. p.s. upside down #

KING OF SPAM. It's ok because I just made a profit off your anger.

Sun, 11/29/2009 - 00:24

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