Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Exciting New Updated AWESOME DROP PHOTOS

You guys make us sick.

What are you guys expecting to see? Ultra droppage? It was pouring out there. Nobody wanted to risk having their precious SLRs get wet. We are giving this one a pass anyway on account that we don't have much material and the weather sucked.

Oh, and Joe D, stop it.

Gonna have a look at Cycling Captured now for Union Grove droppage. Stay tuned.

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Prelude to a Drop

The first 'real' race is less than 48 hours away. Jeff Cup. It's where You Got Dropped got it's inspiration, our muse. This race has a special place in our hearts. Right about now...

Cat 5s are anxiously not even thinking about a bike race right now.
Cat 4s are carbing up and emailing their teammates about how to block once their superstar gets in a solo break at mile 5. (tip..it won't work)
Cat 3s are wondering why the hell they signed up for a 1/2/3 race
The 1s and 2s are licking their chops to throw down
All the masters are wrapping up the workweek a little early to go polish off their carbon fiber wheels and tell their significant other they will be gone for the weekend.

Jeff Cup has been the official start for MABRA for 20 years. Cyclists from all over the land have had the pleasure to drive 2 plus hours into wine and horse country, the home of Thomas Jefferson, and thousands of smart upper middle class white kids only to figure out they didn't train properly over the winter. (the cyclists..not the white kids)

Let's start laying out excuses today before the photo evidence starts hitting our desks on Monday morning.




Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Droppage as Art at Vint Hill

We call this one "The Green Monster"
Making new Friends


This guy was blown off the back like "TNT". Maybe he "Shook it All Night Long" the night before. We think he was on "The Razor's Edge" while on "The Highway to Hell". He sure didn't have a "Stiff Upper Lip". Oh lol @ us. So witty.
We refer to this MASTERPIECE simply as "Check Please"


Thanks to the fine work of http://needtobike.com/ photographers, we had ample photo droppage to choose from at Vint Hill. There are so many more that we didn't select. It was if they were working for us. Thanks, guys.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bad Andy really was pretty bad on Sunday


Apparently there is a ride called Sunday World's in Lancaster, PA that runs every Sunday throughout the winter and spring. 30-35 dudes show up, some whom are in their 50s and 60s.

We didn't know that cyclocross season gave it's specialists that big of a fitness hangover that the group has to wait for you so you don't get lost.


Monday, March 22, 2010

The Battle Within the Battle

It should be pointed out that B. Vaughn was ahead of Mike Githens, Pete Custer, Steven Grant, Jody Dumond, Chip Hoover, Chris Schmidt, Harry Fang, and many others. So they all got dropped by Bryan. However, it appears that he got dropped by some others who may have or may have not sent in this video. At any rate, this looked like a hell of a good time. Those guys look like they have some serious fun.


Battle Of Bull Run Mountain #1 - Dirt & Gravel Section from Bryan Vaughan on Vimeo.

Comment Moderation Turned ON

this guy http://sigberto.blogspot.com/ is a piece of work. anybody else laugh out loud at this clown when reading this self indulgent crap?

our comment moderation is NOT turned on nor do we have deleted comments.

(yes..we know we are anonymous but whatevs...right siggy???)




Friday, March 19, 2010

The Other Lance on Tony Kornheiser Today - Right Now

Lance Armstrong is scheduled to address the remarks that our pal Tony Kornheiser made regarding running cyclists over last week on today's TK show. http://www.espn980.com/

We are torn. This only is going to drive traffic to Kornheiser's radio show. On the other hand, many of the listeners looking for NCAA bracket info are going to turn the channel once Lancealot comes on.

Love him or hate him..Lance makes news. We are listening. Hopefully, he'll drop TK's ass big time.

The TK show starts at 10am. Lance on at 11am.


Race Ride Reminder - Battle of Bull Run Mountain







DO NOT Present


The Battle of Bull Run Mountain March 21, 2010

The Battle of Bull Run Mountain is fun race ride celebrating some of the gnarliest roads in Prince William and Fauquier counties. The loop is 62.5 miles and includes a nice combination of flat farm roads, steep hills, and long climbs, including a tough dirt ascent up the back side of Bull RunMountain. Hardcase tires are recommended.

You’ve heard of a ‘no-drop’ ride? Well this is just the opposite.

Check out the route here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/41677

Sag wagon support will be provided by Haymarket Bicycles.

For more information, just show up on Sunday.

Disclaimer

Ride at your own risk, and follow the rules of the road. The roads aren’t closed, so don’t piss off drivers, get hit, crash, or break laws.

Scoring

  • Town line sprints are ON.
  • KOM points at the top of Waterfall (2), Foxcroft (2), and of course, Bull Run Mountain (3).
  • The finish line is the front edge of the I-66 overpass on Antioch Road.

Category

Start Time

Entry Fee

Prizes

Pro/1/2/3

8:00am

$0

Bragging Rights

4/5

8:00am

$0

Bragging Rights

Women’s 1-4

8:00am

$0

Bragging Rights

Junior

Are you sure?

$0

Bragging Rights

Open

8:00am

$0

Bragging Rights

Location: Parking Lot of Haymarket Bicycles


YGD and HB Permit Number: 1

Permit is NOT Pending.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lance is our hero

Help Lance get a free t shirt. How? Buy one of your own so we can break even or as close to it as possible then give the 2009 poster boy a freebie. We are sure he'll model it for us and send us a photo..or burn it. Either way, it will be good fun. But things aren't free. Don't be a wheelsucker.

Speaking of Lance, he just mentioned that he is afraid of getting an emergency call that would shorten his big ride laid out for today. This is what we think it might sound like.

caller: ring ring ring

lance: hello

caller: a monkey is attacking my gopher..come quick i need help. we are all going to die!!

lance: I have a 58.4 miler i need to rock out but i'll be right there ma'am. These bonerific Vo2Max intervals can wait until it's dark outside. It makes them harder anyway. I said harder. hahah.

caller: oh thank you. i don't have any money though. can i pay you with my daughter?

lance: only if there are two of them and they are silly bazillys

caller: oh yes. they are super hot!! come right over!!

lance: hey monkey, get ready to dance

Race Ride Announcement - The Battle of Bull Run Mountain p/b Haymarket Bicycles and You Got Dropped







DO NOT Present


The Battle of Bull Run Mountain March 21, 2010

The Battle of Bull Run Mountain is fun race ride celebrating some of the gnarliest roads in Prince William and Fauquier counties. The loop is 62.5 miles and includes a nice combination of flat farm roads, steep hills, and long climbs, including a tough dirt ascent up the back side of Bull Run Mountain. Hardcase tires are recommended.

You’ve heard of a ‘no-drop’ ride? Well this is just the opposite.

Check out the route here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/41677

Sag wagon support will be provided by Haymarket Bicycles.

For more information, just show up on Sunday.

Disclaimer

Ride at your own risk, and follow the rules of the road. The roads aren’t closed, so don’t piss off drivers, get hit, crash, or break laws.

Scoring

  • Town line sprints are ON.
  • KOM points at the top of Waterfall (2), Foxcroft (2), and of course, Bull Run Mountain (3).
  • The finish line is the front edge of the I-66 overpass on Antioch Road.

Category

Start Time

Entry Fee

Prizes

Pro/1/2/3

8:00am

$0

Bragging Rights

4/5

8:00am

$0

Bragging Rights

Women’s 1-4

8:00am

$0

Bragging Rights

Junior

Are you sure?

$0

Bragging Rights

Open

8:00am

$0

Bragging Rights

Location: Parking Lot of Haymarket Bicycles


YGD and HB Permit Number: 1

Permit is NOT Pending.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

tick tick tick

MABRA's first race is right around the corner. We've been polishing our lenses and choosing our sniper perches.

Who will it be on Monday morning?

Monday, March 15, 2010

T Shirts Are on the Way

It dawned on us that not everybody is on twitter. We love us some twitter. We've been promoting the heck out of the tee shirts recently on twitter and we've had a pretty good show of support. If you are on twitter and have not found us yet, come get to know the kinder, gentler yougotdropped on the twit feeds. We are making so many friendos.

The tees. We still need to sell a few more to break even so order 'em up before they call collections on us so get on over there to the right part of the screen and order one or two up before they are all gone. We ordered a minimum amount this round so we are limited. This might be the only shirt we do this year. Who knows...we might be into something else, like YGD branded beer coozies. Put that one in the idea jar!


Friday, March 12, 2010

Douche of the Week - Tony Kornheiser

Today is a no drop zone. Let's get real for a moment. Everybody take a knee.

When I was a young man, I found a $20.00 bill on the floor of a skating rink while I was at a birthday party. For some reason that I still don't understand, I took the twenty dollar bill to the birthday boy's father and let him know what I had just found. I still remember his words "I'll hang on to it until we find the owner." Well, we never found the owner and I never got my twenty bucks back even when I asked him for it on the drive home. This impacted me quite a bit so I vowed that I would publicly out him at school the following Monday to his son in front of all our friends. Sadly, the kid was a lot more popular than me and, on the heals of a birthday throwdown, all the other children rebelled against me. I packed a lot of life lessons by attending that birthday party and getting scammed by a 40 year old. First, finders keepers. Secondly, don't roller skate with thigh high OP corduroy shorts. Third, I learned what a douchebag was.

Mr. McCarthy was probably the first person I identified as a douchebag at the tender age of 10 or 11.

Fast forward X years and we have Tony Kornheiser, a certified loser who somehow got on Monday Night Football and then proceeded to ruin my Monday nights for an entire season. Not only was that bad enough, he now has his own radio show. Yesterday, he promoted running over cyclists with his vehicle. Classy guy. Here is the transcript courtesy of The Wash Cycle. Send hate mail here or call 301-230-3500.

Kevin: Reading: "The center of Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House to the Capitol soon may be reserved for just two things: the president's inauguration and people riding bicycles. A pair of bike lanes are destined to grace the middle of one of the country's most fabled boulevards, an avenue that ranks as a destination with Broadway, Fifth Avenue, Hollywood Boulevard and Bourbon Street. The two lanes will be part of an expanding network of dedicated bicycle lanes in the District, soon to include L, I and Ninth streets NW and more of 15th Street NW. "
Tony Kornheiser: When I read about this early this morning, and I just assumed this would be one of those dedicated bike lanes...
Kevin: To the right
Other Dude: Like you get at the beach, just a little strip
TK: ...on the right hand side, where bicycles are free to go - maybe two by two, but mostly one by one.
Kevin: And they never use them
TK: And I'm fine with those. Then I heard on Channel 4 that these things were going to remove an entire lane of automobiles, which last time I looked the roads were made for automobiles, and that they were going to somehow be in the middle and not on the sides and we were somehow going to be dominated, as if this was Beijing, by hundreds of thousands of bicyclists. And I don't really care what they do on Pennsylvania Avenue, if they can't ride a car on that anyway, but how are they going to get the bikes down there? They're going to have to go through other streets. I think this is a terrible, terrible idea. I don't mind those one lanes, but you get in Rock Creek Park and 3 or 4 of these people start riding abreast, and I swear to you it's all you can do to not RUN THEM DOWN, like Wile Coyote's, run them over. Just stay on the right. Stay on the right. I'm happy to share the road with you, but by share the road what I mean is you have room on the right and I have room on the road. Get the hell out of my way. Am I wrong on this?
Woman: Here's the problem I have. I'll give you bike lanes if we open up Pennsylvania Avenue on one side of the White House and the other street behind...You add this and it's going to make it even worse worse.
OD: These chesty cyclists, I mean they take that right lane and they're already moving over to the middle.
TK: And they all wear...my God...with the little water bottle in the back and their stupid hats and their shiny shorts, they are the same disgusting poseurs that come out in the middle of a snow storm with cross country skiing on your block. Run them down. I mean, let them use the right I'm OK with that.
OD: Or they can ride on the top of the curb
TK: I don't take my car and ride on the sidewalk becaue I understand that's not for my car. Why do these people think that these roads were built for bicycles?
Kevin: Because they're crunchy granola, they just want us to live in a cleaner world.
TK: I know someone's going to hate me for this, am I wrong?
Woman: I'm all for people truly sharing the road. I'm all for people getting their exercise.
Kevin: They don't share it now.
TK: They don't share the road. They dominate the road. They dare you to run them down.
Kevin: Yes they do.
TK: And then when you do, they get angry. What is that about?
Kevin: If you honk, they slow down...in front of you
TK: And so you tap them. I'm not saying you kill them. I'm saying you tap them. Tap them once.
Kevin: Just a spill, not a fatal spill, but a little spill.
TK: If you're not rubbing, you're not racing right? So you pop them a little bit and see what happens.
Kevin: They're so annoying. This is a Fenty move. He's a big cyclist.
Woman: With his security detail of course.
TK: But again, why can't they just.. what's wrong with the little lane on the right. I don't drive in the little lane on the right.
Woman: Here's the argument they would make - because the little lane on the right is often covered up by cars that are parked at the wrong time of day and buses that have pulled into the path...
OD: Tell them to take Metro
TK: Really? Then they can veer out a little bit. My objection to them is when the ride in the middle of the road. They give you the finger. They do all the time. They think they own it. Because they think that you think that you own it. I don't think I own it. I own it. I have a car. I have a large powerful car compared to your stupid little bicycle.
OD: It seems a little discriminatory to me. What about unicyclists? Why can't they have a lane
TK. They can have the same lane on the right. Anything with less than four wheels, or three wheels...
Kevin: ...can use the right lane, if there is one. If there isn't one, take the Metro.
(Group makes fun of segways)
TK: so the whole city is going to be just for bicycles? I tell you, it's Beijing. It's going to be buses and bicycles. That's all there's going to be.
Kevin: There are plenty of paths. The Capitol Crescent Trail gets you to Georgetown and then you can take the Metro from there. Get on a bus.
TK: Yes. What is their problem?

(Group makes fun of leg shaving)

So yeah. Just full of a lot of ignorance, windshield perspective and anti-cyclist comments. I don't see a point in refuting them one by one. They're just so ridiculous.

Update: From the second hour at 32:03

Kevin: OK get this Tony, we talked last hour about the expansion of bike lanes in the District, apparently a right hand bike lane isn't enough for these people.
TK: It's such a plague
Kevin: We've got to move them to the middle of the street.
TK: Why are they in the middle of the street?
Kevin: Well, who knows...
TK: I want to be in the middle of the street. I'm driving a car.
OD: It seems to increase the likelihood that they'll be struck
Kevin: Google doing more for these people, they've come out with their latest product Google Maps for Bikers.
TK: yeah I know.
Kevin: So now you can google map your...
OD: Not bikers. Cyclists.
Kevin: Cyclists.
OD: Bikers ride motorcycles.
Kevin: The Oregonian, which is the newspaper of note in Crunchville, USA - Portland, Oregon. The Oregonian panned the new Google maps for cyclists, saying it was "incomplete and inadequate". Meanwhile a couple of cyclist stories that have broken in the last few hours that are reflective of this category of people. In Brunswick Maine, two men on bikes tried to rob a pregnant woman. In Windsor, Ontario, two men on bikes assaulted a male driver through the window of his car after a road dispute. We've all been there before.
TK: They do that all the time. They go right up to your car and they start banging on your car, trying to make you feel guilty for owning a car and somehow the law does not allow you to run them down.
Kevin: In St. Louis, a woman on a bike riding in rush hour traffic blew a tire, tumbled into the middle of the road in front of oncoming traffic, she was run over by a taxi. She survived, but the taxi driver had to be rushed to the hospital with an injured neck. Meantime, Neal from Rockville wrote in to say that he recommends that you buy a Toyota, as it provides you with a built in defense if you accidentally strike a bicyclist while driving to work.


Discuss

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Things to Avoid


These kits


These Legwarmers

One armwarmer (and getting dropped)

Jump high-fiving

Crashing on your jawbone.


Eds. note: Hoping that #447 ended up ok. That doesn't look good at all. All we can say as words of encouragement is that Jens Voigt, who landed on his face in the Tour de France last year after climbing his ass off for over an hour, is currently crushing it at Paris Nice.

Thanks to Kevin Dillard at Demoncats.com for some of these photos.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Getting Dropped by Google

We have noticed, while out on the streets, that some cyclists might have a bad perception of YouGotDropped. They might think we are malicious, smug, and just plain mean. We want to point out that we are all of those things. But we also have a good side. Take note. We are offering you a public service announcement for free. Before District Cycling. Before GamJams. Before VeloNation. We are on top of our shit.

Google has added bicycle directions to Google Maps. Now you can figure out how to get from point A to point B while you are trying to figure out where your local Starbucks is. We bet all you Iphone nerds can probably make it all happen on your Iphone then show all your friends your route in a boring social situation.


So sorry MapMyRide. Sorry Bilenky. The Eddy Mercx of Silicon Valley just threw it in the big chain ring and the hill is going up. Prepare for ultimate droppage.

Oh..speaking of District Cycling, there he is at Tour of Washington Crit last year making that corner look not so lonely.





Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Protesting Race Results

We promised ourselves we wouldn't post these xtranormal cartoons but there has been a flurry of MABRA related themed ones coming out recently that are pretty good. It's funny cuz it's true!! lol hahaha rotgl hahahahah @ me you us. fml.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Get Sprung - We got questions?

Trees are starting to bud. Flowers are starting to sprout. Little animals have started to show signs of life and every squirrel in the Mid-Atlantic has started to dart out and play chicken with every cyclist they see. This weekend, mother nature has given us a lot signs that spring is right around the corner but there are signs that spring is right around the corner in world of amateur bike racing too!

Here, an unidentified cyclist has made the pilgrimage to the Snowball Crit in Snowball Crit, Virginia to participate in a bike race. We have so many questions. Is it his first race of the year? Did he have a mechanical? Has he been slaving away all winter long for this moment?

Imagine yourself in his carbon soled shoes. You've kitted up. You line up raring to go to get your race on. You are in there the best you can but the writing is on the wall...you just can't hang. You move to the back and try to surf wheels but that isn't even happening. Then..you fizzle like a bottle rocket. Legs feel like blocks of lead. The lungs are burning. You. Just. Don't. Have. It.
We know the feeling, bud and we are here to help (point you out).



We only wish we could zoom in better. Oh well. There is always next week.

Then we have the following photo:



There is an ancient Chinese proverb that once said that a picture tells a thousand stories. Maybe it's not so Chinese or ancient but there are many things going on in this particular photo to highlight. We keep getting sucked in by the Fat Frog rider on the left. Is he holding an imaginary machine gun? Is he sparring or shadow boxing before his race? Is he giving the photographer an Elvis salute? It's wonderful!

WHO is this rider? We want more of him.

Thanks to Kevin Horvath's photos on his Facebook page which we got because he friended us. Then we took them without asking him. Peace out!!


Friday, March 5, 2010

Warning - Nice weekend

After a winter of snow, more snow, ice, and even more snow along with the snowmelt, sand, salt, and tree limbs poking out onto the roadways for weeks after, this weekend is looking tip top. This weekend, with temperatures reaching 50 plus degrees is going to be damn nice. We bet half of you are getting erect just thinking about getting that base layer of sun on those tan lines of yours. Sickos.

Before you get those legs all oiled up, we wanted everybody to be prepared. There will be yellow jacketed, Trek Madone riding, saddle bag the size of Texas using Freds littering the roads of the Mid Atlantic with their rudimentary bike handling skills. Some of them might be even be on reecumbulators. Some might have steel 'classic' bikes with downtube shifters and chain guards. It's hard to really pinpoint any particular style since these individuals rarely carry any. Warning: stay clear of all these individuals. If you get close, they will infect you with thoughts of triple chain rings, bento boxes, and excessive gel and energy drink consumption. One major concern is that many will attempt to race you when you pass them. Be careful and follow these guidelines.

Move past at a quick pace and several feet away. This usually avoids any threat of connection. However, they will mumble something under their breath inaudible to you. Don't feel threatened by this. If they do end up latching on, don't accelerate. Go your normal speed. Pop wheelies. Act retarded. Start scratching yourself like you are infected with an STD. Then ask them if they want to hug. Generally act like a crazy homeless person. Whatever you do, do not talk about racing, training, being fast, or anything associated with bikes or roadbikereview.com.

It's also the perfect weekend for many fair weather bike racer types who systematically 'race into shape' avoiding potholes or the threat of precipitation at all costs, namely the threat of getting the bike dirty or their body temperature below 98.6. They will decide that it's March and it's finally time to start training, or at least do a group ride. These people might be more infectious than the FREDS. They will join group rides. Most will get dropped. They will later talk about that they were out to go ride long anyway. Many on a blog. You can notice these individuals by multiple layers of clothing since they are not used to temps below 60 degrees, maybe a little extra pudge around the belly and backside, lack of leg definition, and most importantly, a super expensive and very clean bike. There is a good chance they have a power meter as well. Power tap most likely.

These individuals will be excited and ready to talk. Be careful. You might be chatting it up with them, talking about beer or the horrible winter while the pace picks up and you get dropped! They might talk about the fun things they do other than cycling. Don't get infected by these fair weather riders. Be attentive. Ride at the front. There will be plenty time to catch up with these individuals in the parking lots after the races and you are collecting your prize money while they are talking about excuses and how they missed moves.

On second thought, avoid these people all together, unless they own a bike shop or sponsor a team.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sometimes money can't buy happiness

or can it?

Snowball Crit, Someplace Too Far to Drive, Virginia.

wheels = $2,000 plus?
frame = $1,000 plus?
srm = $2,000 plus

Cat 5 helmet swagger includes non fitting non matching helmet leads me to ask quetions...

Why is helmet tilting sideways? Is he grimacing or smiling? Is he off the front or back? Why am I such a dick? He-Man or Thundercat? Pepsi or Coke? Ding or Dong? Am I getting off topic..again? Where are my meds?

Velonews advertising department should write a personalized letter thanking him for his purchases. Wow.