CAT6 Forever

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Rusty Piton
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I talked to a therapy lady about it and she helped me remember to stop and think before I act.
Impulsive outbursts are one of the defining traits of adult ADHD and have been one of the most difficult for me to overcome.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:54
mander
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In cat 6 news, I took two rather idiotic uphill koms in one commute home the other day. :Colbert:

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 20:44
ckd
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(Reply to #1803)

Rusty Piton wrote:
Impulsive outbursts are one of the defining traits of adult ADHD and have been one of the most difficult for me to overcome.

Oh man you're telling me. It took me probably a solid 6 months to not immediately rage reply to my dipshit boss's emails to me.

-is a sandwich
-is a REAL doctor

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 22:02
Larry Winget
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Finally encountered a worthy adversary heading home from the office. My very short ride home is almost all climbing and I managed to catch up to him early, but starting cold I was pretty winded. He didn't get *that* much of a gap on me in the end though. We took slightly different routes and crossed paths later up the hill at which point I had gotten a little ground back.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 00:42
chazzwazzer
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Bizarre cat6 today. Riding down 12th, stop at a light. Some folks behind me catch up. Since I'm stopped in the crosswalk, dude rolls forward past me and stops in the green bike box, then farts. WTF. Then his lady friend pulls up next to him. I could have dropped them so hard but I think I won by staying back? Or lost simply by being farted at? I can't tell. They turned a few blocks later.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:00
sparksflyhigh
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Fucking lol

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 13:50
kmcdon
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I had a guy pass me and then start huffing and puffing as I was keeping my normal pace, wasn't going to cat6, but then when the bike lane turned into sharrows he got on the sidewalk instead.

I stayed in the sharrows and was able to continue when the light turned green. He, being in the sidewalk, was blocked by right-turning traffic.

What a jamoke.

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:02
heavymetal
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Had a skinny roadie bro smash past me up a hill yesterday arvo, then proceed to take a roundabout and a downhill like Spartacus. Got to within a couple bike lengths on the next flat section then our routes diverged. My route must be quicker cos a couple km later he comes smashing past me again, then turned off after half a block. Pretty sure he went out of his way to prove a point, cos I'd seen him turn off much earlier on a previous day.
I'm taking that as a win cos he felt threatened.

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 15:24
fixed
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any time you get in their heads it's a win
congrarts

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 14:09
kmcdon
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Shit commute today. Took a different route because i was meeting a friend for coffee, instead of my usual safe-ish park route. Within 3 minutes of leaving the coffee shop some lady pulled out and almost hit me. A less savvy commuter would have been hit, but i reacted and let loose a string of profanities and hatred you would probably criticize me for, and then she accused me of running thd stop sign. Well of course i didnt stop, you vapid bitch, i disnt have a fucking stop sign!!!! I almost threw my coffee on her.

Immediately afterwards i got cat-6d by some guy up the hill, and he immediately slowed down once he passed me and started riding on the sidewalk. Im not taking that route anymore.

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:25
dorth
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Petetion to change title to "kmcdon has another bad day"

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:24
kmcdon
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Sorry. I just like complaining.

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:26
daedelus
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I find these stories entertaining because they let me slowly deduce your commute route.
I'm going to guess south Pearl?

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Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:34
kmcdon
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(Reply to #1814)

close but no cigar :)

Typically south thru wash park (via marion), but the day of that story I did the full stretch of washington.

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 19:18
Larry Winget
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Some guy tried to Cat6 me up the hill the other day and there was a bigass van in front of us rolling up the residential street with a bunch of traffic mitigation circles at every intersection. The driver was clearly clueless as to where they were going and kept stopping abruptly, but this idiot in his effort to get ahead of me decided to follow the van like 3 feet from the bumper. Then at the exact second the van driver finally figured out what they were doing and pulled away this guy turned down a sidestreet.

I was happy and a little disappointed this fool didn't end up with his teeth in the bumper.

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Fri, 09/15/2017 - 21:07
mander
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I was cat 6ed by a chunky college bro like three times today. I missed a bunch of lights so had the satisfaction of beating him a bunch of times.

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 23:22
mander
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Also! On the way into Port Moody where I live is a Strava sprint segment called Destroy The Orcs. It is qomed by a woman who clearly did it in a Hyundai with her bike on the roof (she sprinted 65 km/h for 300 meters at the end of a mountain bike ride) Anyway I caught her Hyundai this week... Felt good man. I just need one more second outta that segment and then I can rest.

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 23:28
eric_ssucks
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Metal.

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 17:48
Davidk
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Cat 6’d myself on Strava yesterday - first time commute tt’ing in 2 months since hurting my back. Lost 4 minutes over 6 km. Sad!

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 18:30
Shortpants
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Thu, 10/05/2017 - 01:23
kmcdon
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I had a pleasant cat6 draw yesterday. Heading home from the lbs on the trail, I noticed a guy was on my ass, he attac, and I follow. Looked like a normal cyclo-enthusiast on some sort of cross-check with skinny tires. I was on the univega dump truck.

I PRd a bunch of segments on the way home, and we were neck and neck when he turned off, presumably to go to his destination and not to DNF.

It was nice.

edit: i just looked at the flyby and he absolutely turned off, then got right back on the trail a couple minutes later smiley

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:27
Andrew_Squirrel
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I was scolded two days in a row for following too close behind two different women for very short distances during rush hour in crowded parts of Seattle (auto traffic bumper to bumper, single file bike lane filled with bikes, unbroken line of parked vehicles waiting to door me on other side)
I feel like a jerk and realize I need to slow down and give more room.
Both times I apologized as I waited for traffic on my left to open up and pass.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:38
kmcdon
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One of the minor annoyances that I find in commuting is when you're going *almost* the same speed as someone else, but not such a difference that one of you should pass the other.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:50
Endpoint
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Drop the hammer... get a gap... chill.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:28
fixed
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holy shit using the strava flyby to see if someone cat 6 DNFs is genius

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 09:06
emor
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I would expect no less from someone who would ride a Cross Check with skinny tires. One of the worst kinds of cyclists out there.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 18:01
kmcdon
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I'm not sure if it was actually a cross-check, but it was some form of steel cyclocross cantibrake bike with skinny tires and huge clearance.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 18:11
kmcdon
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However, since all bikes are cross checks, it was a cross check.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 18:11
NOVELTYNAME
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smiley

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 19:36
Shortpants
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Fuck off with greentext on tarck. Take that shit to reddit.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 03:30
johnasavoia
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Seriously Mig what the fuck is wrong with you.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 08:00
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #1832)

Shortpants wrote:
Fuck off with greentext on tarck. Take that shit to reddit.

So you browse reddit

"Folks want options!"

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:20
Tail Hook Lengthener
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What the fuck is greentext?

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.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:25
emor
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it's an anonymous story told on that unpleasant internet dungeon, 4chan. Usually celebrates being an awkward person who does weird things. I never knew they were called green text.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 13:11
ckd
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What the hell just happened?

-is a sandwich
-is a REAL doctor

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 16:30
Shortpants
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(Reply to #1836)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Shortpants wrote:
Fuck off with greentext on tarck. Take that shit to reddit.

So you browse reddit

Shitty attempt at deflection

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 17:05
Rusty Piton
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WTF is going on in here?

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 17:33
johnasavoia
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Mig posted a 4chan screenshot about a cyclist who supposedly assaulted someone with a loaf of bread, said bitch a lot and other offensive marks, it would have been dismissively unfunny on tarck in 2011, but its kinda reprehensible in 2017. MY ATMO.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 18:13
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #1839)

johnasavoia wrote:
Mig posted a 4chan screenshot about a cyclist who supposedly assaulted someone with a loaf of bread, said bitch a lot and other offensive marks, it would have been stupid and you would have been flamed on tarck in 2011, and is completely incomprehensible 2017.

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 18:56

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