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THIS VERY WELL MIGHT BE THE WORLDS LARGEST PISSING CONTEST TO DATE!
I HATE "lets race" talk. " I'll smoke ya" talk. I can see joking to someone about how you had a beer open before they pulled up but these challenges... PTTTTT.
In my mind, and my little experience, the people who talk smack and challenge are a lot slower than they play off to be.
<Gosh, why am I getting OT from this post?>
I recall preperation and travel for a hard ride a couple summers ago. This guy from Salt Lake had all the goodies. He talked like he was Ty Davis. We ended up on some s&%$ bag stuff and we ended up having to ride his bike up a NASTY set (mile or so) of switch backs. Couple hours later he came up the ravine, out of breath, asking if he could get cell phone service for life flight to come pick him and his bike up.
Talk, talk, talk! Go beat the stuffings out of your competitors, leave it be, brag to your wife or girlfriend then and be quiet!!! We (I) don't want your challenges nor your threats that you can beat me (or he). I would rather ride with a slow rider who is good conversation than some guy who is extremely fast and tells all about how he won this race and is this fast and did this and has this done to his bike. I ride to (hear my pipe
) have comrodore', conversation and a good time. RC, Bubba and the likes do not. They are FAST... we are par. Ty Davis is either riding right now, training or resting for the former... we are in front of a computer.
BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.
Hey, if I make it to next years TT ride can we sit around the campfire and talk about how fast we are and how loud (or quiet) our pipe is. How about how your wife is fat and your truck is gutless. We talk (bicker) about this on the computer because we can... I (we) must be bored. If someone starts in on something like this around the campfire on a ride or at a break in the ride, I either make a laughing mockery of them or walk away. "I'll beat you," "Your pipe is too loud." TT talk at it's finest. I (we) enjoy it for some reason and I will try (about as hard as is it is to smoke you on the trail:LOL:) to refrain from it.