Frustrated Cat 2 Calls it Quits on eBay
Ebay is great to pick up used stuff that other folks just don’t need any more. This eBay ad is from a Cat 2 who just can’t take riding any more and is selling everything. A bad performance at Gila has made this guy just want to quit.
After two days at the GILA we have decided that everything must go. This is all the TOP of the line stuff. Everything is light as light gets. The sad thing it didn’t help me from getting dropped. SRM power meters for both bikes and laptop so when all else fails you can over analyze what went wrong. Endurox an OPTYGEN (obviously didn’t help or I wouldn’t be selling my junk) TIMBUK 2 bag so you can look cool at the coffee shop when trying to act like a pro. Shoes, helmets, 3 kits, speed suit, I really mean everything you will ever need. We are talking about almost $15,000+ dollars of stuff and you get the CAR also. I will be flying home and don’t want to see any of this stuff again. Chain lube, Shammy Cream, bike bottles(still half full), several pairs of sunglasses. Renn Disc wheel an Aero front wheel so when you get 25th in the TT you have no excuse…even though I have plenty…call me I would love to talk about them. I will include all the VeloNews magazines you will ever want to read. You get my Fluid trainer, roof rack for four bikes… so you can travel with all your biking buddies. Again this is everything you will ever need to pretend like you are a bike racer. You don’t have to even take the bikes off the car. Just drive around town and talk about epic rides and SICK wattages. Flash out the INCLUDED USCF LICENSE CAT 2 and talk about how you are about to apply for your upgrade to a 1 for your shot to win Nationals in JULY. I will include the race numbers that are still pinned on the Jersey so you can act like you just came from a huge NRC event. TOOLS… all the stuff you take your bike apart an put it back together. Time Trial bike LOOKS super fast.
Maybe he should just take a vacation and chill out for a while. He’ll be kicking himself in a few months when the riding jones bites him again.
That is why cycling is so addictive. There are times when you are getting your a** kicked in a race or club ride and you think to yourself “This sucks, I’m selling everything and taking up a new hobby” Then, the next day you just can’t wait to get out on the road.