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Old 07-02-07, 02:07 PM   #1
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Ass-slappin' roadies?

So I got passed by a group of 5 roadies on the way in the other day. The first two were kind enough to pass at the same moment I was abreast of a pedestrian going the other way, no doubt giving the poor ped a heart attack.

However the oddest part was that they slapped their asses at me as they went by. Left hand off the bar, slap ass twice, back on bar. Huh?

The three after them didn't do it, so I dunno if that means "hey I'm being an ass and scaring this pedestrian", or "kiss my ass you slow commuter" or what. But it was definitely odd.
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Old 07-02-07, 02:09 PM   #2
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The three after them didn't do it, so I dunno if that means "hey I'm being an ass and scaring this pedestrian", or "kiss my ass you slow commuter" or what. But it was definitely odd.
Likely the latter in this case. Some people are really messed in the head.
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Old 07-02-07, 02:12 PM   #3
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So I got passed by a group of 5 roadies on the way in the other day. The first two were kind enough to pass at the same moment I was abreast of a pedestrian going the other way, no doubt giving the poor ped a heart attack.

However the oddest part was that they slapped their asses at me as they went by. Left hand off the bar, slap ass twice, back on bar. Huh?

The three after them didn't do it, so I dunno if that means "hey I'm being an ass and scaring this pedestrian", or "kiss my ass you slow commuter" or what. But it was definitely odd.
perhaps someone from the roadie forums can translate the meaning of this strange ritual...

the thread title would also be a great porn title.
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Old 07-02-07, 02:15 PM   #4
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They'll telling you there's more still coming to pass.
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They'll telling you there's more still coming to pass.
Huh. I never would have thought of that either. What's the connection between the gesture and the meaning?
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I don't know what it means, but I wouldn't turn my back on them if I caught up to them at a stop.
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Huh. I never would have thought of that either. What's the connection between the gesture and the meaning?
The slap is just to make noise and catch attention. A couple slaps on the left cheek means a group is passing on the left.

I'm not 100% certain of all this but I've seen pacelines of groips training do this as they pass other riders. It's also limited to just pockets with the country and not universal.
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I'd interpret that as "Get on my wheel."
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Huh. I never would have thought of that either. What's the connection between the gesture and the meaning?


That could've been what they meant, but like you, I never would've made the connection. I would've just passed them off as friggen idiots and went about my way.
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If a hot female roadie slapped her arse as she overtook me, I would definitely take it as a sign to follow her home.


If I could keep up, that is.


Any male roadie slaps his arse at me, well, I'll be dropping well back and leaving him to it, thank you.
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Strange beasts, these "roadies" you speak of...
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It's perfectly OK to slap one's ass or another guys ass if your wearing a sports uniform.
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This reminds me of the NFL, the only place in the country where it's considered normal to wear unusual clothing, get right up behind a bent over man and reach between his legs. And then slap him on the butt afterwards.

Those roadies may be weird, but they have a way to go to catch up with Bubba...
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Odd. Really odd.
Reminds me of something that happened to me last week, though. I was waiting in my LTO lane, and somebody in the straight-only lane to my right on a motorcycle smacked my butt as they went past. By the time I figured out what had happened, all I saw was someone on a motorcycle veering back toward the center of their lane.
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If a hot female roadie slapped her arse as she overtook me, I would definitely take it as a sign to follow her home.
If I could keep up, that is.
If a hot female roadie did that to me I would do whatever I could to keep up. Something about spanking...
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If a hot female roadie slapped her arse as she overtook me, I would definitely take it as a sign to follow her home.
If I could keep up, that is.
I'd keep up or wind up in an ambulance from trying.
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It's a signal to the guys in the back of the group to move over or to stay over.

Usually, it's slapping the right bun cheek... this means "move over towards the left." It's really the hand signalling by waving towards the left, but it comes off as a slap.
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I've seen this happen two times before. Once was a male roadie. The other was a rather cute girl on the trails as she over took me. She was wearing a tight outfit. But still kinda confused what she was slapping her ass for. It was a hot and humid day and I have been bit by a few mossies and the flies were thick in some areas o I figured some mossie bit her in the cheek or crack or something. Intriguing and confusing as I was in her drift. Both times the riders didn't say anything as they passed but gave a little look back.
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From my time in Philly - it's a signal saying "Yo! There's something coming up, you'll probably want to move to your left."

As Phantoj said, it probably started as a wave, but the butt slap makes sure that people behind you are awake...

Also used for "Yo! I'm cutting back into the line in front of you" which is probably what these guys were doing.

Yes, everything in Philly starts with a "Yo!"
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A group of roadies passed me, and after they passed, they pulled down their shorts to reveal buttplugs protruding from their anuses.

Then immediately afterwards, another group passed me making gargling noises


Are these some kind of arcane signaling gestures?
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Slapping their butts meant they thought you were cute and were signaling; 'If you can catch me, you can have me!'
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From the thread title, I thought the roadies were slapping you on the ass.
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Maybe they were acting as their own jockey.
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I wanna be a roa-die bay bee! (With my legs all shaved and my spandex on)
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A group of roadies passed me, and after they passed, they pulled down their shorts to reveal buttplugs protruding from their anuses.

Then immediately afterwards, another group passed me making gargling noises


Are these some kind of arcane signaling gestures?
I've been seeing this sort of activity quite a bit lately also. I didn't think much of it, but now that you mention it, it does seem a little unusual.
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