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    My best guesses of what the guy today yelled

    I had a passenger in a pickup truck yell at me this morning. I will admit that although I could hear the truck coming from behind, with its wider tires and engine roaring up the hill, the shouted greeting startled me a bit. I tensed my shoulders and looked up, but stayed in position well enough.

    It is always hard to understand what someone in a passing vehicle says to you. I hope that they weren't saying something important such as they wanted to give me some money. Since I ignored their message and concentrated on my upcoming turn, they may mistakenly have thought I didn't want their money and just kept going.

    My best guesses of what the guy today yelled:
    "Good morning biker!"
    "Get more lycra!"
    "Go mother f***er!"
    "Hey Mufasa liker!"
    "Long Live Mother Russia!"
    "You could win the Tour de France!" (ok, probably not as likely, but you never know)

    The driver did not slow down enough for me to clarify what his passenger said or to give a proper return greeting.

    Happy riding all!

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    "Long Live Mother Russia!"

    Happy Riding.

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    I figure everybody is yelling "I wish my ass looked like yours!".

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    I thought it would have been "Your fly is open!"

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    Would you help me with my truck payment?

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    " I am incredibly insecure and have a chip on my shoulder. I need to yell at y'all!"

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    Nice bike

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    If you are salmoning, and it comes from a red Pontiac Vibe with a Hollywood bike rack, it is "Learn to ride!"
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
    If you are salmoning, and it comes from a red Pontiac Vibe with a Hollywood bike rack, it is "Learn to ride!"
    If you are the red truck that passed him salmoning then you must have been going the wrong way too.

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    I always assume it's: "I wish I could have your bod!"... works with guys and gals.
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    They must just be jealous as they are overpaying for gas in that big pickup...

    I have had a few people yell random crap at me over the last almost year of commuting.

    My favorite two:
    1. Why don't you pedal! - yelled by an impatient person who really wanted to pass me on a twisty decent with a "no passing sign" and the passed me at the bottom of the hill on a straight away (no bike lane), even though I was going ~24 at the time and if i pedaled instead of coasted after that hill I would have ran into the car in front of me. I passed this guy again at the light (where there is a bike lane again) and he was annoyed.
    2. Do you have enough lights? - I guess so, as I had enough lights for the guy to notice me as as the sky was turning dark

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    RASTA!

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    Blah! Blah! Blah!
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    About a year ago as I was nearing a branch in the road by the end of my commute, some kid in the passengers seat of a passing car yelled "AH_UMUG!!!" (or at least that's what it sounded like to me). I started laughing and genuinely wanted to know what the kid had just yelled.

    I changed my course to follow the car as I saw it had to stop behind some other cars at a stop sign. By the time I caught up, the cars in front had moved so this car was now rolling up to the stop. The driver had obviously seen me coming, so he flys out onto the main road to avoid anything I might say/do and almost has an accident. Would have felt terrible as I was in a great mood and just wanted to laugh and ask what the heck he was trying to say.
    Last edited by bubbagrannygear; 07-01-14 at 06:31 PM.

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    Allez allez!
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    Quote Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
    Allez allez!
    The TdF spirit invades even the commuting forum...
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    The last one for me yelled, I think, "RAAH FAA WWWWAAAHHHH!"
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    Yep, I think the problem is the Doppler effect...
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    This kind of makes me want to start randomly yelling at passing cars. Most of them will have their windows up I'm sure, but maybe occasionally a driver will hear something like, "OOOHHH BLLLAAAAAHHHH FLLLLAAAAAA" as they speed by.

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    Once a guy in a PU slowed down enuff to yell, "You're doing 17mph!" Then drove off.

    I just smiled and waved.

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    On my commute, there is an old geezer who yells "get off the street" at me whenever he is outside. My problem is what to say back. I usually just laugh, but I was thinking something like "eat my bike shorts" or "bite my crankset" might liven things up a bit. Any other ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Quiet One View Post
    On my commute, there is an old geezer who yells "get off the street" at me whenever he is outside. My problem is what to say back. I usually just laugh, but I was thinking something like "eat my bike shorts" or "bite my crankset" might liven things up a bit. Any other ideas?
    Can you just ride through his yard?

    Or perhaps stop and discuss where he feels you should be riding.

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    There is a Terrets brain syndrome transmitter secretly stimulating the weak mind to yell something..
    its in every pickup truck .. hidden in front of the passenger ..

    Don't you love how the Doppler effect, makes saying Dumb stuff even more of a waste of time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    There is a Terrets brain syndrome transmitter secretly stimulating the weak mind to yell something..
    its in every pickup truck .. hidden in front of the passenger ..

    Don't you love how the Doppler effect, makes saying Dumb stuff even more of a waste of time..

    I was borrowing my dad's pickup to help a friend move, the transmitter must be broke in that one. I did wish a few times that I was riding.

    When I switched over to my car, I did see a cyclist I wanted to yell at, but it would have been along the lines of ; "get some lights if you want to ride after dark".

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    hahahaha
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