>be roiding Gymcel>move to the city and decide to buy a bicycle to commute>riding one day, come across massive group of lycra wearing faggots. >ThecoloursremindedmeofBeatles.tif>use pumping roided quadriceps to blast past them >I can hear them bitching about meLol what a bunch of dyel faggots, I thought you guys would be fast.
>>1801668Sometimes we just like to ride in big groups so people can sit in the draft and chat with each other :)
>>1801668i heard random mexican farmers on bsos dropping them in actual races and shit this gottagofast is just larp for stick figure weaklings
Yeah the fun thing about riding a road bike is that everyone else on 2 wheels who isn't on a road bike thinks they're in a race with you, no matter what even if your back wheel is off and you have a tube in one hand, doesn't matter they're suddenly fixated on impressing you with how fast they are (or aren't).If you're faster than them, they get pissy because "this is not a race" and then a rambling diatribe about toxic masculinity. If you're slower than them, they post greentext stories about how they "defeated" the mean lycra jerks once and for all and that just proves that it's the engine not the bike.Same thing happens with cages though, if you're in a cage that "looks fast" at a red light, every microdick who pulls up next to you feels they need to prove something.Some people can't handle it and go out of their way to "look slow" but personally I like living rent free in other people's heads.
>>1801668Then one block later you're at 180 bpm dying and they fly by you laughing.
>>1801668If you are roided go to the local bicycle track and test yourself against other speedy boys. You might enjoy the sport.
>>1801681>If you're faster than them, they get pissy because "this is not a race" and then a rambling diatribe about toxic masculinityYes this exact thing happens every single time.
>>1801749>not averaging 180bpm for the entire rideare you even trying?
Well no shit a train like that isn't going to be sprinting at full effort at all times. That's not what road riding is.
>be road cyclist>on a chill recovery ride with my bros, still 50 km to go>some overcompensating weirdo sprints past us while holding eye contact then is completely out of breath by the next stoplight>can see how upset he is when we laugh at himWhat was that all about, guys?
OP, this is a /helmet/ board, and you failed to inform us of your status.Expect sub-par bitching.
>>1801889It's not a 'recovery ride' if you're always that slow.
all the roided quad monsters race indoor sprints, the outdoor guys are more about endurance
>>1801900speak for yourself, megafaggot
>>1801923We go 80+ km a day. You do 5 and go home all smug.
>be motorcyclist>cyclefags pull up next to me at the lights>blast them as obnoxiously as possible on the green and take off to 70km/h in firstOr my personal favorite>sneak past cars illegally in the cycle lane just to make cyclists seethe
>>1801668Cardio kills gains.
>>1801804you need to be at least 18 to use this site
>>1801681So does a road bike make you faster or nah? Never rode one.
>>1802004they're faster if you're a good cyclist. lighter bike and more aggressive riding position usually means better output and faster. but if you're a shit cyclist, a road bike will accentuate how shit you really are.
>>1802008What does >good cyclist>shit cyclistactually mean? Like I've been riding a bike for 20+ years now, it's the same it's always been.
>>1802008>good bikes aren't useful unless you're a broke NEET like me because.... they just aren't ok?
>>1801939>We go 80+ km a dayi dont actually have five hours every day to plonk around on my bike (wish i did)
>>1802009The narrow wheels make the ride extremely bumpy and uncomfortable. Even a tiny hole in the road and you fall off. You can only ride on very, very smooth roads. That's probably what he meant.
>>1801668That's how it starts Fred. Let me give you a roadmap for how you're going to end up>this is fun I beat those lycra fags>I bet I could go faster on a road bike...>hmm this is fast but my ass is sore>I should buy bibs>while I'm at it I should get some clipless pedals and shoes>hmmm these clothes are aero make me go fast>I guess a helmet is a good idea at those speeds>I need an aero bike.>I need a power meter.>etc.>etc.Welcome to the club.
>>1802042ONE OF US ONE OF US ONE OF US
>>1801749>>1801681>>1801889>>1801883>>1801964>>1802042Found the dyel faggots, lmfao absolutely seething
>>1801927What a fucking unit.There is no way he can have those legs without roiding.
>>1802009if you don't know by now, you won't ever know.>>1802020kys tripfag>>1802026you are absolutely retarded.
>>1802142That is why I am begging you, anon, to elucidate the distinction. What innate qualities or skills does one require for a road bike to be a worthwhile purchase?
>be natty and fat but still more fit than the average roadie>roadies in front of me going a slow 30kmph>don't want to stay behind them all day (it's a super long road alongside a canal that goes for many kms (not killing myself but kilometers))>pass them at a swift 40kmph>they think I'm challenging them and they start drafting me>oh god oh fuck>>1802140of course hes on gear, then again even the skinny roadies are on gear and they can still peak at like 1500w
>>1802026Have you ever ridden a road bike? Lmao
>>1802265Dont get mad at them, its just the caveman instinct that tell us to chase after other faster caveman to show who best caveman is.I did the same a few days ago trying to chase some roadies with my mountain bike while climbing on an asphalt section to reach a trail. I felt very retarded afterwards.
This thread needs to go back to /fit/
>>1801668Uhhh wrong board?>>>/fit/
>>1801670sounds gay, just start a tea room
>>1801668>>use pumping roided quadriceps to blast past them>>I can hear them bitching about meBASED CHAD MOVEhowever, dont be delusional fellow gymcel, probably anyone in that lycra group could take you in a spring if they wanted to flex
>>1802140That guy in>>1801927is Robert FörstemannWatch him toasting some bread:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4O5voOCqAQHe was born with a dysfunction of the myostatin protein which controls muscle growth.
>>1801668Biking is a gains goblin
>>1802021Become a bike messenger. Nice bike action all day in heavy traffic. You win if you don't die.
>>1802004Road bikes typically use road tires which means low rolling resistance and have a sporty geometry that will require you to put out some minimal wattage to be comfortable. To go sightseeing they are not optimal but they are quite efficient in letting you accumulate kilometers.