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    Science Fanboy KrisPistofferson's Avatar
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    IHOP portrays cyclists as apathetic thugs!

    I just saw a commercial for IHOP's "Tour de French Toast" promotion, and right in the middle of a peaceful dining scene, some roadie cyclists blast through the restaurant, almost running over one of the customers! I recommend we all e-mail IHOP to express our displeasure at being portrayed in this manner.

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    I don't eat there, anyway. If you write to them, I am sure they will respond that it is a harmless satire.
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    Having not seen it I'm not offended. Tour de French toast is a verbal take off on the Tour de France? It'd be no different than the an Indy 500 blasting a car through. Road cyclists do race and go fast.

    By the way I've never considered pancakes loaded with whipped creme, and that slurry of glucose gel that the few bits of fruit are saturated in to to be an actual breakfast. Christ who would actually eat that for breakfast? They can't even make it look appetizing on TV - how good could it be when it arrives at the table? Every time I see an IHOP billboard or commercial I'm baffled at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesdenver View Post
    Having not seen it I'm not offended. Tour de French toast is a verbal take off on the Tour de France? It'd be no different than the an Indy 500 blasting a car through. Road cyclists do race and go fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    I don't eat there, anyway. If you write to them, I am sure they will respond that it is a harmless satire.
    No such thing!

    Dunkin' Donuts attacks bike commuters

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    I go there once a year for the free pancakes...
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    I have seen the commercial and I really doubt that it is going to make anyone change there feelings that they have about cyclists. Love us or hate us. It is nothing but a silly commercial.

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    How about you just blast through the local IHOP like on the commercial - then claim you were influenced by the commercial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    How about you just blast through the local IHOP like on the commercial - then claim you were influenced by the commercial?
    It's only a matter of time...You people just don't realize the power of advertising to influence public sentiment. This commercial is a good example of trying to inflame society's anti-cyclist hatred. First, State Farm does it, now IHOP. Where will it end? Cyclists in boxcars, mark my words.

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    Just call people vaginas and get done with this, troll....


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    This is good stuff Kris...


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    Quote Originally Posted by zeytoun View Post
    Just call people vaginas and get done with this, troll....


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    LOL. Speaking of harmelss satire...
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    I love pancakes!



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    Offended??? I loved that commercial!

    And what's wrong with IHOP pancakes/waffles? The more sugar the better!
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    I liked the commercial. It is also perfect for making the claim that I should be able to bring my cycle inside the next time.

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    I saw the commercial this morning. I've seen the other two adds that are discussed in this thread as well. There will always be companies airing adds that we feel to be offensive. There will always be adds that all groups of people find offensive. I say this: If you feel like the images in the IHOP add and Dunkin Donuts add offensive due to them portraying cyclists in a bad light you should go out on the road and do everything you can to reverse peoples perception of that portrayal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckeizer77 View Post
    I saw the commercial this morning. I've seen the other two adds that are discussed in this thread as well. There will always be companies airing adds that we feel to be offensive. There will always be adds that all groups of people find offensive. I say this: If you feel like the images in the IHOP add and Dunkin Donuts add offensive due to them portraying cyclists in a bad light you should go out on the road and do everything you can to reverse peoples perception of that portrayal.
    Yeah, that!

    I was going to post some smartypants quip about the commercial until I read your comment. Now, all I want to do is agree. Well-said!

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    http://www.ihop.com/index.php?option...id=35&Itemid=5

    ^^^^This is where everyone should direct their complaints.

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    So you're saying I shouldn't blast through IHOP on my bike at 30mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
    I just saw a commercial for IHOP's "Tour de French Toast" promotion, and right in the middle of a peaceful dining scene, some roadie cyclists blast through the restaurant, almost running over one of the customers! I recommend we all e-mail IHOP to express our displeasure at being portrayed in this manner.

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    I saw that commercial. I wondered why those cyclists even wanted that "food."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rober View Post
    I saw that commercial. I wondered why those cyclists even wanted that "food."
    +1.... IHOP is overrated and OVERPRICED..........

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