Ya know, having said my piece, I was gonna let it go. But apparently that isn't going to work for you.
OK, I'll type slow, so you can follow me. (Ouch! Sarcasm!)
What is "Standing someone up?" You're shoving your bike into the trajectory already established by the rider ahead, probably by diving in on a line that you would otherwise never choose, and one that ultimately will be slower than your normal race line. Why? For the express purpose of altering the line of the rider you're trying to pass, therefore making him even slower than you, so you can take the position away from him by force.
Now, since you're intentionally attempting to alter the trajectory of the rider you're trying to pass, one of two things will happen:
A) He WILL alter his trajectory, and you will pass him.
B) he WON'T alter his trajectory, and there will be a
Now since you've decided to stand this other rider up, what you've done is to initiate a collision. At this point, according to your "Serious Racer" mentality, it's up to the other rider to avoid the collision by giving you the position. If he either doesn't see you coming or doesn't yield, then whatever happens next is HIS fault, right?
Let's try this a different way. We're at a crowded bar, and I want a beer. You're standing at the bar in my way, so the bartender can't see me to take my order. I drop to my back foot, get my entire body into the effort, and drive a fist straight at your nose. Now, by the same logic you use to justify standing someone up on a racetrack, at this point it is your responsibility to get your nose out of the way of my fist, and if something bad happens to you because you don't get out of the way, it's your fault, not mine.
"Whaaaaa!!! What does a bar fight have to do with racing? I don't get the connection! Whaaaaa!!!"
When you stand someone up, YOU are the aggressor, and YOU are putting another competitor at unnecessary risk. And what if he alters his line to avoid you, loses grip and crashes? His fault, right? WRONG!
Hey, I know I'm never going to change your way of thinking. But bear this in mind. I hope to GOD that you never try to stand someone up and cause a wreck. Because if you DO ever hurt someone this way, be it them, yourself, or both, you will then have to live with the knowledge that you participated in this discussion and then consciously made the decision to abandon sportsmanship and the unspoken responsibility that all racers have to not recklessly endanger one another.
Boy, I can't WAIT to hear your resopnse to THIS post.
This is your BIG CHANCE to show everyone EXACTLY what kind of racer you are. By all means, make the most of it.