How to put this delicately so I don't step on toes. Oh, Hell, *pulls out a sledgehammer and pounds toes all over the place*...
What is the freakin' deal with people going on about their 'cool' bikes like they had just purchased a Saleen S7 Twin Turbo? I get a bit nauseated by someone that has to stop after uttering the name of their bike, take a big breath, and insert a 'and it cost over $XXXX!' Then when your ride comes up, you get a polite chuckle and a 'that's nice.' Well, chuck you too!
Some of us just aren't that into it. Some of us are riding for exercise or fun or to get from A to B or to get run over by even bigger A-holes in SUVs. Some of us save our cash for something else that may be a bit more important, like Aunt Mabel's liver operation (why she's operating on a piece of dinner meat is beyond me, but to each his/her own). Some of us like to put the Huffy components on (Do they do components?) so we can use the extra pfennig for schönes schwarzbrau...I guess those people would be German...I don't know, I don't speak German.
And what is the deal with the apparel gestapo? So what if I don't have a jersey? Who gives a toss if I wear shorts over my Pearl Izumis? What are you? Queer Eye For The Bike Guy? Anyone that is that into the clothing that they belittle someone who is just out enjoying a ride in their regular skivvies is a bit licht in den müßiggängern...I don't know, I don't speak German.
What I do know is when people are out riding, it's a good thing, whatever they are riding or wearing. If you peel out with a comment about their equipment or clothes, you are a grade-A, certified, 'can-I-beat-you-with-a-piece-of-rusting-iron' jerk. But I'm sure nobody from THIS forum would fall into that category...would they?...sorry...wurden sie? I don't know...no hablo español.