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    I finally got yelled at again

    It has been probably more than a year since someone has yelled something at me while passing by in their car. Last time I really had no idea what they were saying, but this time I had the privilege of hearing the words of wisdom.

    I was almost to work and cooling down on a MUP going parallel with a 45mph road to my left (the roads are seperated by grass and a curb at this point). I hear a female voice behind me:

    "HEeeeeyyyyy!!!"

    So I turn my heard, and hear:

    "Your bike is way hotter than you!!"

    The car continues driving off into the distance as I think about what just happened. My turn was another 30 yards up ahead, and as I reached it I realized that she was right. Sadly, she was now too far away to hear me say "I know!".

    So, to you, Chick-in-car, thank you for checking out my bike. However, my bike and I have a lot of history together. Your flattering words are hollow and, since my bike appreciates me for whom I am, they won't pull my bike away from me. Well, not unless I find something even hotter.

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    Well, you've been warned, so don't be surprised when your sexy bike leaves you for a younger, more attractive cyclist. You know how the song goes:

    "If you want to happy for the rest of your life
    Never make a pretty bicycle your ride
    From my particular point of view
    Get an ugly bike to put beneath you."

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    i've stopped listening to people yelling at me. it is usually "get off the road" mixed with an expletive or two. yesterday, a car ran through a stop sign and almost killed me, the guy flipped me off and was yelling something. I'm pretty sure it was not "oh, sorry about that"

    chick in car comment is funny
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    nah, you're just getting so old, your hearing is deteriorating... what she really said was "wow your bike is as hot as you!"

    I know, I hear things like that all the time!

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    Funny you post this. Everytime I am driving and pull along side of a male cyclist, I always glance at the bike first then the bcyclist second. If the bike is a really nice high end model, I sometime don't even glance at the bicyclist. It also works the other way. When I am biking and stop at the intersection, I get look at by guys when I am on my plain Jane Specialize Rockhopper. Not true when I am in my commuting bike with all those gadget setup. The driver will spend minutes looking at all my stuff instead.
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    Some people got their head so far up their butt such that the only thing they hear is muffle when trying to explain anything to them! I only wish they take it out sometimes to smell the roses.

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    my town is SO anti-everything-having-to-do-with exercise, that I once had a 10 year old overweight kid hang out his mother's car and yell "FAT ASS!" at me. Of all the yellings at I've received, that one takes the cake (pun intended).
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    Quote Originally Posted by somedood View Post
    "Your bike is way hotter than you!!"
    Make it known that you're a package, eg that you come with the bike, and you just might have a "chick magnet."
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    Next time yell "my eyes are up here!"

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    Typical internet questions:

    1. Pics of your bike?
    2. Was she hot?

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    Saying that your bike is hotter than you is still implying that you're hot.

    Just not as hot.

    One of the streets in the entertainment district downtown used to have bike lanes running up and down the middle of the street rather than at the curbs. There are many reasons why this isn't a great idea but one of the interesting differences is that when you're sitting at an intersection you're only a couple feet from the driver's window of the nearest car instead of the passenger window. This lead to a lot more comments, both good and bad I suppose, but I only remember the good ones. It helps that most of the comments came in the evening when it was dark. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by somedood View Post
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    "Your bike is way hotter than you!!"

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    I was cycling along the MUP with my wife, and a couple of cyclists go by in the other direction on some vintage steel.

    My wife says "Did you see that?"
    Me: "What? The Raleigh Alyeska and the electroforged Schwinn?"
    "No you dimwit- those girls were topless. You mean you didn't even notice?"

    I either have my priorities right or very, very wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle_maven View Post
    I was cycling along the MUP with my wife, and a couple of cyclists go by in the other direction on some vintage steel.

    My wife says "Did you see that?"
    Me: "What? The Raleigh Alyeska and the electroforged Schwinn?"
    "No you dimwit- those girls were topless. You mean you didn't even notice?"

    I either have my priorities right or very, very wrong...
    Oh, I see what you did there. Well played sir.

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    I actually said "eyes up here" to a dude who looked like he'd get the joke who was ogling my xtracycle. He chuckled.
    I see unexamined people. All the time. I don't think they know they're unexamined.

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    How about "I'll be hotter than the bike in 6 months, but you'll still look the same".

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatdogvinn View Post
    Oh, I see what you did there. Well played sir.
    Yeah, he was SO workin' the peripheral...good eye for quality, too.

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    Oh man, great replies you guys!

    I didn't really get a look at who it was besides the brown hair blowing around all over the place. There may have been sunglasses involved.

    I am so finding a reason to use the "Eyes up here" line at some point in the future.

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    How about "Funny, your car is hotter than you are."

    Or is that to cruel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mondaycurse View Post
    Typical internet questions:

    1. Pics of your bike?
    2. Was she hot?
    3. What kind of car was she driving?

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    I been yelled at a few time but mostly I don't hear them. I was honked once by a girl in a car so yelled call me as she passed me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somedood View Post
    "Your bike is way hotter than you!!"
    It took her a whole year of stalking you to come up with that?

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    This thread needs pictures of both the OP and his bike for an accurate assessment of the girls cat calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somedood View Post
    "Your bike is way hotter than you!!"
    Hope you weren't riding your Schwinn Varsity that day. That would be depressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle_maven View Post
    I was cycling along the MUP with my wife, and a couple of cyclists go by in the other direction on some vintage steel.

    My wife says "Did you see that?"
    Me: "What? The Raleigh Alyeska and the electroforged Schwinn?"
    "No you dimwit- those girls were topless. You mean you didn't even notice?"

    I either have my priorities right or very, very wrong...
    My buddy and I were gong to a club one night ans he said, "Look at that," and signaled across the street.

    I replied, "I dont know man, those two chicks are sitting way too low and dont have enough tire pressure."

    "John, whats wrong with you? There are two hot chicks in short skirts and you are looking at fat chicks on a bike?!"
    *All that was included in this comment was meant to be read with a light-hearted demeanor. If at any point I offended anyone or presented an idea that is contradictory to what they hold to be true please consider this post to be a joke. For the sake of keeping the post free of unnecessary clutter, please reconsider any "correction" to this comment you may or may not feel compelled to post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnr783 View Post
    My buddy and I were gong to a club one night ans he said, "Look at that," and signaled across the street.

    I replied, "I dont know man, those two chicks are sitting way too low and dont have enough tire pressure."

    "John, whats wrong with you? There are two hot chicks in short skirts and you are looking at fat chicks on a bike?!"
    If the fat chicks were to raise their seats and pump up their tires they could turn into hot chicks in a couple months. Your buddy is just planning ahead.

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