|Quote, originally posted by SpeedyD »|
I climbed a 22% grade with a 42-21 at 190 lbs. as part of a 65 mile extremely hilly ride that I finished in a bit over 3 hours with one other guy at the front. My 42 is barely dirty, I don't think I'd have a problem with your 44. Roll your eyes at somebody else.
I'd rock a Rock jersey if they weren't obscenely overpriced. $200 for shorts, OK. $200 for a jersey? Come on.
It was the combination of the "badass" Rock gear and the triple that had me chuckling.
First of all... did you miss the statement about how the guy was new to road riding this spring? So he's on a triple. Big deal. He's on a bike. Who cares what it's set up with. Not everyone is a seasoned pro such as yourself. If he's comfortable riding a triple, all the power to him. Maybe next year he'll get into a double. If not, oh well. Again, he's riding a bike!
So is this the part where I say that I ride WAY more than you so 65 miles in 3+ hours doesn't impress me? No. I think good for you. Not a lot of people can accomplish that. This sport is supposed to be a team like atmosphere, not a way to attack someone who wears or rides something that you think is "mad tyte"
R&R is a new team. Their gear is outrageously expensive. I'd bet in a year or so when they're a little more established the pricing comes down. Personally I wouldn't have an issue spending that on a kit as long as it supports the team. So when Brendune said it was a knock off did you feel like a dumbass? Even if it wasn't, he likes it and it's showing team support. Cycling in North America sucks as it is. The more people wear kits, the more awareness there will be. Again, it falls into the category of he's riding, who cares if he's riding or wearing something you don't like. Do you wear cheap gear? I know I don't. I only buy the best of the best because it's what lasts and is comfortable. I ride with people who ride bikes I would never touch due to bad personal experience. Oh well. Some people don't like Trek and I've had a few of them. We don't ride along making smart comments at each other. Come out and ride a unicycle. Who cares.
It's no different than people on here bashing each other for what type of dub they drive. We're all here because of a common interest. Volkswagen. I don't care if you rock a bug, bus, or even a jetta wagon. To each their own. The two best experiences I've ever had have been getting into cycling and getting into VW. The two groups of people have been the coolest and friendliest bunch of people ever. Let's try to keep it that way.