Thursday, August 30, 2012

Consistency is the Hobgoblin of Small Minds

So some people (*cough*Tubbs*cough*) seem to expect a certain level of sophistication, consistency and (worst of all) spell checking from me.  Well screw you guys.  This is an amateur blog and I intend to live up that Amateur title fully.

Instead, I will deflect the conversation but asking why everyone is always picking on poor Apex?  First Audi yells at them.  The HSP yells at them.  What did they do?

5 Comments:

At Wednesday, September 12, 2012 1:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their team tactics are BRUTAL. Intentionally easing up to let breaks go. Not working in breaks. Not riding smooth. Screaming at other folks when they get bumped - one dude even threatened GB and wanted to fight off the bike. Others try to tell them how to race by the book and they don't get it.

 
At Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.amazon.com/Racing-Tactics-Cyclists-Thomas-Prehn/dp/1931382301

 
At Tuesday, December 04, 2012 3:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last post was from August 30 ... hopefully you will be back here soon to let us know whether or not there will be 2 February kermesses again as the perfect way to open the season.....

 
At Wednesday, December 05, 2012 10:20:00 PM, Anonymous booth said...

The gripes you stated are something we all feel at one time or another with a rival team of 50-100 riders. And there are a LOT of those teams here. There are always a few cranky guys who forget it's amateur racing, people getting worked up about contact in the pack, and people not working in breaks. I can tell you that those are all complaints I've heard (and had myself) with a few other teams.

I guess I'm just saying it's tough to generalize. You can't just say, "Bikesale/Audi/HSP/Byrne/Apex is a shitshow and they don't know what they are doing." Not only is that vague but it implicates a *huge* group of riders, many of which are great guys and totally cool on/off the bike.

Intentionally easing up? We aren't in the business of chasing down our teammates. Move along, nothing to see here.

I'll be honest. We aren't willing to take advice on what to do in a break from people who we are directly competing against. If someone's sitting on, you organize and drop their wheel-sucking ass and leave it at that. I don't care if they're Apex or not. With a little focused work, they'll fade off into the distance soon. And if they hang on, remind them what you all think of them during the race. Definitely don't post it anonymously on a blog well after the fact. That's just silly.

 
At Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

blocking is not racing it's just c*ck blocking

 

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