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Old 06-01-09, 03:29 PM   #1
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Must be the shorts

Granted, I just got back to logging substantial miles last year; but all last year and the off and on years before were ridden in regular old cargo shorts and a polo, or T shirt. Never experienced a honk, or a hand gesture, no discouraging words thrown my way. So I go out and buy myself a pair of cycling shorts and viola! 2 idiots on the same day.

Gotta be the spandex.
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Old 06-02-09, 07:53 AM   #2
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I've been wearing shorts as well as spandex. Honked at all year. can't be the shorts. just rude drivers.
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That's what you get for wearing the "Hello Kitty" bike shorts!!!
or is that Spongbob Squarepants? (LOL)
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Old 06-02-09, 09:25 AM   #4
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Is that what all those honks were for, I thought they just wanted me to move over to the right......
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That's what you get for wearing the "Hello Kitty" bike shorts!!!
or is that Spongbob Squarepants? (LOL)
I want a spongebob squarepants jersey, where can I find one?
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I want a spongebob squarepants jersey, where can I find one?
Not me, I'm holding out for CatDog.
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Geez! I thought I was just Damn sexy!
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Geez! I thought I was just Damn sexy!
Nah, probably just a couple of teen girls out razzing the over-the-hill old guy trying to recover his lost youth. But hey, what do I know, maybe you ARE too sexy for your shorts.
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Are you submitting the drivers to a "plumbers crack" due to a bad fit in these new shorts?
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If they were red or white cycling shorts, you should already know the reason from previous threads.
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ah well, let em razzz me. I can ride farther than they can!
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Yuqdlo(is this a brand of yogurt?),
You are living in the Nascar fan section of our Buckeye State.At this time of year they get a bit pumped and every ******* on the road with a bad muffler thinks he is Speedy Gonzalas.
Try wearing a jersey that resembles a checkered flag,and a #8 on your helmet.Those hayseeds will stay behind politely and follow you like a pace car.
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Yuqdlo(is this a brand of yogurt?),
Read it backwards.
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Are you submitting the drivers to a "plumbers crack" due to a bad fit in these new shorts?
No; they fit quite nicely. But I do feel you have to be somewhat of an exhibitionist to where the things.
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No; they fit quite nicely. But I do feel you have to be somewhat of an exhibitionist to where the things.
Make that wear, not where!
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Old 06-03-09, 08:51 PM   #16
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Read it backwards.
The old read the writing reflection in the mirror trick eh?Missed it by this....much.
We,re not old,just geezer/geezettes doing a better job dodging the Grim Reaper than the rest of 50+ America.
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Not everyone honking at cyclists are rude or are razzing.....several years ago, a workmate and I were riding around in Anchorage, Alaska just taking in the sights before catching the train to Fairbanks and the start of our ride back home in Vancouver B.C. Canada. We were continually honked at, hollered at, and waved at, which made us very nervous, as we were in a foreign country. It was raining, so we were wearing jackets donated by the Teamsters Union. These rain jackets had a big emblem on the back. Finally, at the train station, we were greeted by about 100 fellow Teamsters attending a convention from all across America, they were just saying hi, not posing a threat at all! You never know.
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Not everyone honking at cyclists are rude or are razzing.....several years ago, a workmate and I were riding around in Anchorage, Alaska just taking in the sights before catching the train to Fairbanks and the start of our ride back home in Vancouver B.C. Canada. We were continually honked at, hollered at, and waved at, which made us very nervous, as we were in a foreign country. It was raining, so we were wearing jackets donated by the Teamsters Union. These rain jackets had a big emblem on the back. Finally, at the train station, we were greeted by about 100 fellow Teamsters attending a convention from all across America, they were just saying hi, not posing a threat at all! You never know.
Maybe not both of them; but I'm pretty sure the one displaying the one finger salute was not just saying hi.
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You do realise in the old Ohio Drivers Handbook you were required to give an audible horn signal before passing a bike.The older geezers still follow this rule(or they just don,t like the shorts).
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hmmm... have to rethink the rude driver thing. maybe I AM too sexy for my shorts. better than riding naked though. :-)
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- Maybe "something" needs adjusting?
- Maybe wearing them makes you ride differently? More assertive?
- Could be that age discrimination is pervasive and quite annoying. As if someone our age is not allowed to do certain things.
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Old 06-11-09, 07:15 PM   #23
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The Perfect Geezer Forum answer to this question:
Like Mr. Magoo with a squeeze-horn
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red Necks hate bikes

HI,
I usally get gestures from 4 wheel truck drivers with big fat tires and dual exhaust pipes all smoking due to oil burning. And they have those spit stains on the doors from chew...Guess they are worried about air pollution from my bike. Tip:don't wear german beer jerseys in red neck country its againts the law..
Hey if you want to rattle them yell (Jesus Love ya).
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PS anyone one seen a NASCAR bike Jersey that could win points. Or a four wheeler on BLocks.whooo..

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Old 06-12-09, 08:46 AM   #25
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PS anyone one seen a NASCAR bike Jersey that could win points. Or a four wheeler on BLocks.whooo..
Just pin a big ol' #3 on the jersey, and everybubba will think you are a Dale, Sr. fan.

I'd wear a 43, myself. Cheat neat!

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