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    PDR
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    I had another Brompton rider shout “Hello” this morning.... nice to get recognition from other Brompton / folder owners.

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    I always say that my safety equipment on my bike includes my wedding ring. I often have trouble riding away from the bus stop in the morning because I'm being chatted up by an attactive lady in her 40,s.

    Very rarely have I ever got anything worse than a bit of a laugh. I may look like a freak on my bike but most comments are positive.

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    I get cat calls occasionally (on both my Dahon and my recumbent), and it's always always always the same - 2 or more guys in a pickup truck or old beater car. Gives credence to the whole "men in groups" thing.

    I don't care what they yell, as along as they give me room on the road.

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    Junior Member Teuchter's Avatar
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    I've had the occasional negative or derogatory shouts from kids hanging around on street corners in some of the less desirable parts of Glasgow I ride through when on my Dahon. I have also had comments (that seemed genuine) of "cool bike" though!

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    At the close of a pleasant, "get off the road. why don't you ride on the sidewalk" conversation, I was informed by an SUV driver that I was a bundle of sticks on a girly bike. But that was only after I called the gentleman a "little man in a big car" and patted his hood before jumping the light and riding off.

    This was directly in front of my pastor's house in the middle of town. I was not exactly proud of my conduct, but I don't do so well with social graces after being nearly hit.

    I really didn't help the image of cyclists, which is too bad, because the guy was actually being somewhat less of a jerk than others I have encountered.

    I work in a tough urban high school, and there are plenty of students who dig my Dahon curve, but the cutting-class-hanging-out-in-the-parking-lot crew are pretty derisive about it.
    The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets. Christopher Morley

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    I'm still actually waiting for one. I've been riding one for a week or so, and nothing. Maybe I have a lower expectation of humanity than it deserves, well, in my town, anyway. Then again, maybe the local youths are just rendered speechless.
    I used to take my daughter to school in a trailer at one point, and I have to say, I would have got fewer cat-calls if I'd been driving a sequinned tractor like that chap in the Village People.

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