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What a great story. It would have been nice to see a video of Ackman cycling back to Bridgehampton.
 

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Bridgehampton to Montauk.... riding Rte 27 isn't quite a walk in the park. You see lots of local roadies riding it because it does offer some challenge on the climbs (usually long)
 

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Sounds like a typical roadie. And a typical middle aged recreational male group rider move/mistake. I won't be investing in his hedge fund.

Oh and to the OP...you read Vanity Fair?
 

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Bridgehampton to Montauk.... riding Rte 27 isn't quite a walk in the park. You see lots of local roadies riding it because it does offer some challenge on the climbs (usually long)
Let's be honest, a walk in the park is pretty close. The only time those hills are difficult is at the end a fast century. Any other time, they are just a few rolling hills and one decent climb. I mean the whole 100 miles from Babylon to the lighthouse only gets you 1,500 feet.
 

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Sounds like writing checks he can't cash is a pattern for him, which sounds a lot more like arrogance than the confidence they describe him as having in the article.
 

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Let's be honest, a walk in the park is pretty close. The only time those hills are difficult is at the end a fast century. Any other time, they are just a few rolling hills and one decent climb. I mean the whole 100 miles from Babylon to the lighthouse only gets you 1,500 feet.
The rolling hills is if you bear right and take Old Montauk Highway, instead of the long climb on Montauk highway (Rte 27).

Yes, going from Babylon to Montauk is relatively flat, since the hills start after Amagansett. (did the Ride to Montauk starting at Babylon a few years ago)...

Doing the WWP-Soldier Ride... home of the soldier ride... not too many people continue to the Lighthouse after the initial 30-ish miles.

There are other rides I would consider to be walk in the parks
 

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The rolling hills is if you bear right and take Old Montauk Highway, instead of the long climb on Montauk highway (Rte 27).

Yes, going from Babylon to Montauk is relatively flat, since the hills start after Amagansett. (did the Ride to Montauk starting at Babylon a few years ago)...

Doing the WWP-Soldier Ride... home of the soldier ride... not too many people continue to the Lighthouse after the initial 30-ish miles.

There are other rides I would consider to be walk in the parks
You need to get out more.

Yes, there is a hill to the park but it's not like it's Alpe d'Huez. If you started the Montauk Ride at Penn Station, it hurts because it's 140 miles into the ride but, on a 30-mile ride? C'mon.
 

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You need to get out more.

Yes, there is a hill to the park but it's not like it's Alpe d'Huez. If you started the Montauk Ride at Penn Station, it hurts because it's 140 miles into the ride but, on a 30-mile ride? C'mon.
I'm curious...specify what you're talking about ova here. 30ish miles with 1500 of gain?
 

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Can someone give me the Cliff's Notes? Got bored 2 paragraphs in.
Ackman = Rich, arrogant, widely disliked man.

This will give you the gist of if:

Still, he went out at a very fast clip, his hypercompetitive instincts kicking in. As he and Loeb approached Montauk, Loeb texted his friends, who rode out to meet them from the opposite direction. The etiquette would have been for Ackman and Loeb to slow down and greet the other riders, but Ackman just blew by at top speed. The others fell in behind, at first struggling to keep up with the alpha leader. But soon enough Ackman faltered—at Mile 32, Ackman recalls—and fell way behind the others. He was clearly “bonking,” as they say in the cycling world, which is what happens when a rider is dehydrated and his energy stores are depleted.
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David “Tiger” Williams, a respected cyclist and trader, painstakingly guided Ackman, who by then could barely pedal and was letting out primal screams of pain from the cramps in his legs, back to Bridgehampton.
 

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I guessed what would happen before reading it. Douche who thinks he's better than others without any basis in reality for having that perception proves he's wrong.
Financial status and obnoxious disclosure of SAT score aside, sounds like most n00bs. Kinda why I pass anyone wearing a UCI jersey with plenty of space and expect them to try to chase me down and bonk a few minutes later.
 

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I'm curious as to why Creaky included "fred" in the OP subject line. I could care less about how slow or fast, but want to know what kind of bike is ridden and kit is worn....
 

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ackman seems to be a megalomaniac that is hated by many. Just a couple of weeks ago him and Carl Icahn, who despises him, got into huge argument and p*ssing match live on CNBC. It was pretty hysterical watching these rich guys with huge egos fight like a couple of school girls.
 

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I'm curious as to why Creaky included "fred" in the OP subject line. I could care less about how slow or fast, but want to know what kind of bike is ridden and kit is worn....
I was just about to post the exact sentiment...

the guy bonking doesn't seem very noteworthy...let's hear what he rides and how he accessorizes. then we can decide on the fred-factor.
 

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I was just about to post the exact sentiment...

the guy bonking doesn't seem very noteworthy...let's hear what he rides and how he accessorizes. then we can decide on the fred-factor.
I beg to differ. Fred-ness is not just about clothing and gear choices. The move of an out of shape rider hauling ass (in a way that's rud to his riding companions) then blowing up and having to be escorted home, that's classic fredliness.
 
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