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Old 09-02-10, 10:14 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-02-10, 10:25 AM   #2
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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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Old 09-02-10, 10:30 AM   #3
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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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Old 09-02-10, 10:35 AM   #4
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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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Old 09-02-10, 10:38 AM   #5
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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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Old 09-02-10, 10:42 AM   #6
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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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Old 09-02-10, 10:52 AM   #7
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"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."
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Old 09-02-10, 10:55 AM   #8
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Next time yell "my eyes are up here!"
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Old 09-02-10, 11:53 AM   #9
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Typical internet questions:

1. Pics of your bike?
2. Was she hot?
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Old 09-02-10, 12:23 PM   #10
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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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Old 09-02-10, 12:58 PM   #11
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"Your bike is way hotter than you!!"

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Ouch!
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Old 09-02-10, 01:37 PM   #12
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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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Old 09-02-10, 01:49 PM   #13
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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...
Oh, I see what you did there. Well played sir.
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Old 09-02-10, 02:08 PM   #14
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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.
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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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Old 09-02-10, 03:08 PM   #16
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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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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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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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Hope you weren't riding your Schwinn Varsity that day. That would be depressing.
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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...
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?!"
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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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