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    Tired of mean bikers

    A few friends and I went to Winter Park for a weekend to relax, ride and hangout. While there they had a small race going on. We stayed out of the way but for a short part of our day we had to make our way through the crowd to a trail (not during the race, at the start gate). They made fun of a good fried of mine and his borowed bike (which was mine). I am sick and tired of these punks. I never get the urge normally but I felt like knocking a few of them out. Sorry for the Rant I just hate the people that make having fun a hard thing to do. The good news is that the younger crowd wasn't the problem. It was the 30+ guys. Rant off
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    Best I can say is ignore em. They aren't worth worrying about, and are only showing their own insecurities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Best I can say is ignore em. They aren't worth worrying about, and are only showing their own insecurities.
    +1,000,000

    That type of grade school BS is the screaming cry of a very very insecure adult. Think about how they must feel about themselves if they feel the need to put down everyone around them like that.
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    My grandfather has a saying....

    People like that just prove that there's more horse's asses in the world than there are horses.

    Grandpa is a smart guy.

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    It is a shame some people still behave like they are in High School and think so little of themselves they have to drag others down.

    Good job at not knocking them out! It is hard sometimes not to slug someone!
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    You didn't hang around and jam a stick in their spokes as they raced by? What were you thinking?

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    You know, where I've encountered "mean bikers" is on the internet. Nobody's been mean to me, just you get some pretty rude stuff going on. In real life, I find cyclists are pretty much like other people. Some are friendly, some aren't, some are careful, some aren't, some are intelligent, some aren't. Takes all kinds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    You know, where I've encountered "mean bikers" is on the internet. Nobody's been mean to me, just you get some pretty rude stuff going on. In real life, I find cyclists are pretty much like other people. Some are friendly, some aren't, some are careful, some aren't, some are intelligent, some aren't. Takes all kinds.
    +1

    Still, it stuns me that people so old still act like that. I suspect a lack of success stories among that crew.

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    You're all wussies!!

    I'm mean, I'm mean, I'm mean.
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    I have not encountered any mean bikers here. I have really only encountered 2 types: Friendly and Indifferent.

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    Yeah this was a sad day for me, I told my buddy how great everything was and how much I liked the area and then this happened. It's the first time I have seen this happen. On the flip side the younger crowd was nice!

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    So, let me get this straight -- you were making your way through a crowd, and the entire crowd pointed and laughed at your friend and his (your) bike? What exactly were they saying/doing?

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    Heh, maybe what you need is to keep a few flyer for penis enlargement products for such situations. When they act stupid like that, just hand them a flyer. If they say anything just tell them that acting like jerks is indicative of insecurity caused by being light in the pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Best I can say is ignore em. They aren't worth worrying about....
    +1.

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    I live in Colorado too, and can't ever remember anything that rude happening around me. The worst that I have seen is that race-type roadie indifference to anyone that does not average over 26 mph on the flats, and the wide-eyed stare at my old mountain bike (no suspension at all) from technical mountain bike types on the trails. You know, the polite, but wide-eyed "you are riding THAT?! HERE?! ARE YOU FREAKING NUTS?!" look?

    Those guys that laughed at you suck. I agree with others that you should not let it bother you. I could do that if it were just me they were talking about, but I have more problems looking the other way when it happens to a freind of mine. Knowing my track-record with such things, I probably would have made eye contact, and replied with some sort of self-deprecating joke that also makes them look like school-boy idiots, or a direct "grow up" statement . Adding tension to a situation with an idiot is not a good idea, though.

    Ranting online seems like a good way to "do something about it", without making the situation worse, though...

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    Well, I guess everyone is right about just keeping quiet..but I really think that it would have been a much better thread if you would have knocked a few of them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Koll View Post
    Well, I guess everyone is right about just keeping quiet..but I really think that it would have been a much better thread if you would have knocked a few of them out.

    ROFLMAO Now that made me laugh.......

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