Better off on my own as far as clubs are concerned

JohnHughes
JohnHughes Posts: 23
edited February 2010 in The bottom bracket
So anyway I went out with the local club at the weekend and the ride out was fine,not many people with two heads, what did surprise me somewhat was sitting in the cake stop for two hours while the older guys filled their faces with cake and everyone else was itching to go. The thing which really sealled it for me was having then to ride back at 12 miles an hour becuase the old guys couldn't make it up the hills and the chairman took it upon himself to shout at anyone who rode away from the group.
Now I have no issue with people who are retired and have done all kinds of wonderous things in the past but I don't think that gives you the right to hold the club to ransom, so in the end I have desided I am better off on my own.
I don't know wether cycling makes people a bit strange or you have to be a bit strange to cycle in the first place, a bit of both I suspect.
As far as putting things back into the sport goes well I am happy to do that but not at that price thank you.
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  • Infamous
    Infamous Posts: 1,130
    Try a different club that isn't filled with OAPs, a cafe stop and 12mph sounds like a CTC ride.
  • As far as i can see most problems in local clubs arise not because of the normal members who want to go out and ride their bikes but because of the people who like to play silly power games. Oohh I am chairman I say what goes, and you think no you are an arrogant stuck up little git who is only missing a peaked cap.
  • Infamous
    Infamous Posts: 1,130
    wait a minute, is that you jezmo? You are getting clever, well played.
  • tebbit
    tebbit Posts: 604
    Not Jezmo are you?
  • gabriel959
    gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    most clubs have got more than one group anyway... and I think you are Jezmo :lol:
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    First thing I thought was Jezmo!!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Sounds like you really are going to be better off training/riding on your own. :D
  • Smokin Joe
    Smokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    It sounds like Jezmo, who has been told in no uncertain terms that he is no longer welcome by the CC Giro after they read his comments about the Sotonia on CW's website.
  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    Just did 50 by tagging alone with my local club.

    Very helpful.

    They all stuffed their faces at 38 miles in, and it was me who was left for dead after. My legs had seized.

    I let them leave me... it was my first time over 15
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Scrumple wrote:
    Just did 50 by tagging alone with my local club.

    Very helpful.

    They all stuffed their faces at 38 miles in, and it was me who was left for dead after. My legs had seized.

    I let them leave me... it was my first time over 15

    Did you enjoy it ?
  • PBo
    PBo Posts: 2,493
    my jezmo detector went off when i read the thread title.....general content of post just confirmed it......
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    And did the OP ask before the ride what the speed and distance of the ride would be and whether there'd be a stop? A lot of Sunday club runs are also 'social' rides too.
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  • He's back! The legend returns. We, devoted attendants, salute you :P
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  • Velonutter
    Velonutter Posts: 2,437
    Yep, it has to be Jezmo: -

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/search. ... JohnHughes

    Couple of things give it away: -

    1.H e lives near Coventry which is Jezmo's stomping area.

    2. Jezmo used to put a post up and never reply, same as on this thread.

    The blokes a Tosser, we should get admin to check his IP address out.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,376
    I haven't had experience of this Jezmo but from the OP's posts to date I think he has just been waiting to go off on a rant about clubs. 2 hour cafe stop? Bull! Club chairmen seem to have had an unusual number of mentions in his posts too. In my experience the club chairman when on a ride is just another cyclist not some low level version of Armstrong who tries to tell the group how to ride - he wouldn't get past the next AGM if that were the case.
  • Livens up the pre-season forum at least. :)
  • I struggle with the cake stop too, can never get back into my stride afterwards. I prefer to keep going and eat on the bike. Fair enough if you are doing 100 miles plus to have a stop though. Nice to have a coffee and cake at the end of the ride though!
  • spen666
    spen666 Posts: 17,709
    stonehouse wrote:
    I struggle with the cake stop too, can never get back into my stride afterwards. I prefer to keep going and eat on the bike. Fair enough if you are doing 100 miles plus to have a stop though. Nice to have a coffee and cake at the end of the ride though!

    If you don't want a cake stop, then you either find a club/ group that don't stop or you ride alone.

    OP joins a group then expects the group to change to suit his whims
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  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    JohnHughes wrote:
    So anyway

    the first two words are a total giveaway......it's obviously cycling's biggest and saddest wierdo.....
  • DaSy
    DaSy Posts: 599
    Can it really be Jezmo!

    If so, he has managed to post several times without mentioning Sotonia, which seems almost impossible. Maybe the therapy has worked to a degree, with just general club lambasting as the final issue yet to be 'ironed out'.

    It really does have a Jezmo-ness about it though, he is a legend...
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  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    think about it - 'better off on my own' probably means that CC Giro has now also kicked him out (like smokin joe said earlier) and that no other club will have him.

    "better off on my own" = "no club will tolerate me"
  • DonDaddyD
    DonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    Who is Jezmo?
    Food Chain number = 4

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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,376
    I just googled Cycling Weekly and sotonia and came across one of Jezmo's posts and it does have a ring of familiarity to it :lol: Couldn't find the offending post that appears to have got him banned from the Cycling Weekly site and booted out of CC Giro though.
  • PBo
    PBo Posts: 2,493
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    Who is Jezmo?
    Oh DDD - prepare for an afternoon wasted, following the ramblings of a total care in the community case....

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12632710

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12635296

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12637953

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12637442

    and then, he tried the same on cyclechat.........
  • sampras38
    sampras38 Posts: 1,917
    JohnHughes wrote:
    So anyway I went out with the local club at the weekend and the ride out was fine,not many people with two heads, what did surprise me somewhat was sitting in the cake stop for two hours while the older guys filled their faces with cake and everyone else was itching to go. The thing which really sealled it for me was having then to ride back at 12 miles an hour becuase the old guys couldn't make it up the hills and the chairman took it upon himself to shout at anyone who rode away from the group.
    Now I have no issue with people who are retired and have done all kinds of wonderous things in the past but I don't think that gives you the right to hold the club to ransom, so in the end I have desided I am better off on my own.
    I don't know wether cycling makes people a bit strange or you have to be a bit strange to cycle in the first place, a bit of both I suspect.
    As far as putting things back into the sport goes well I am happy to do that but not at that price thank you.

    I have to admit, this pretty much sums up my first experience of a club ride and it really wasn't much fun. I've been on other rides since and enjoyed them but I get the feeling this is pretty commonplace.

    I had asked how fast they'd be going but it just didn't happen, and there were definately power games going on with a couple of the riders.
  • DonDaddyD
    DonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    Hahahaha! Classic Internet Forum War if ever I've seen one. Far better than any I've had. I must try and clock a 30min 10TT.

    Best post in all of that was
    JLM74 wrote:
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    Food Chain number = 4

    A true scalp is not only overtaking someone but leaving them stopped at a set of lights. As you, who have clearly beaten the lights, pummels nothing but the open air ahead. ~ 'DondaddyD'. Player of the Unspoken Game
  • Beatmaker
    Beatmaker Posts: 1,092
    The posts have the same structure but his spelling has improved vastly if it is the same character.
  • DonDaddyD
    DonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    edited February 2010
    From what I gleaned his spelling took a nose dive with his emotions. As soon as he was challenged by riders from the club he became troll-like.
    Food Chain number = 4

    A true scalp is not only overtaking someone but leaving them stopped at a set of lights. As you, who have clearly beaten the lights, pummels nothing but the open air ahead. ~ 'DondaddyD'. Player of the Unspoken Game
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,376
    Why was he banned? His posts were highly entertaining. Anyone know if Team Sky have signed him yet? Then again, they may be a bit sulky and I've heard that Wiggins bloke goes on and on about his power output instead of doing proper training :lol:
  • I wonder if he is on twitter. That would make me finally look at it :lol: .