I hear about these folks regularly on Bike Forums. Here in Austin I encounter plenty of riders kitted out on $5000 CF bikes with aero bars, etc. In fact, I rode with a group of all kitted out high dollar road bike owners this morning. Where we rode this morning (Loop 360, Bee Caves Rd. for those who know Austin) there were throngs of kitted out roadies everywhere like flies on a turd. Here I am, an old fart on their turf with flat bars, platform pedals, steel-toed work boots, cotton t-shirt, levi shorts. Some of these kitted out roadies I hung with, many passed me, I passed some. But they are all super friendly! What's the deal? What am I missing? How come they all have a friendly hello at the stoplights or when passing me, or, occasionally , being passed by me? Why does this keep happening to me? I am starting to think the creature in the title of my post is a myth.
Don in Austin