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Old 09-12-07, 01:31 AM   #1
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What-up with all the bike snobbery?

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.
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I ride my bikes and enjoy them without mentioning their value to others.
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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*...
Bring it! I have a pair of double-plated carbon-fiber-tipped road shoes--they cost more than your entire wardrobe (which, actually, isn't saying much, you tee-shirt wearing, granny-gearing MUP rider), and they match my helmet and sunglasses.

I'm sorry, you were saying...
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Old 09-12-07, 01:48 AM   #4
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Bring it! I have a pair of double-plated carbon-fiber-tipped road shoes
Hey, what are you trying to pull? Putting in twice the carbon is defeating the purpose of having carbon. I'm going to start jumping on the one-upsmanship bandwagon too. I'm going to stuff the ends of my shoes with MOLYBDENUM! HA! That's even higher up the periodic table than carbon. I have no idea what it is, but I'm sure it's cool...I have no idea, I don't speak chemist.
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Weeks, it's an easy explanation. If I started chanting inane leftist tripe like, "No Blood For Oil!" or similar, they would focus on another conservative-minded person. :lo l:
Liberals get equally angry and call me a riding elitist when they learn that I've spent $16,000 on bicycles/bicycle equipment this year. They can't make up their minds.
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You're going to give the guy road-rash with your scathing use of 'search for other posts by XXXX.' I'll bet he gets jealous when he finds out the stickers on my first bike are now worth $16,000. Unfortunately, I no longer have the stickers or the bike. But I did save money by switching to Geico, so now I can afford German lessons.
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Ahahahaha! that's gonna' leave a mark...
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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?
Saleen makes bikes? I wonder if he can hotrod my bike engine?
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Yeah roadies are so much fun but they do make good speed bumps for my SUV.
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Yeah roadies are so much fun but they do make good speed bumps for my SUV.
Double Owchie wah w....HEY!
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Double Owchie wah w....HEY!
Since apparently everyone who drives a SUV is an A hole, I have to do my part to not let anyone down.
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Mein kopf schmerzen just reading this thread.
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...(berating) 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.




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I make a point to tell everyone how much I paid for my PDG Series 5... because I only paid $100 for it.
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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.
You're unhappy, aren't you? I'm a mind reader some say. Is it because of your crappy bike?
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Old 09-12-07, 08:50 AM   #18
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OK...J/K.

You've been hanging out in the Road Forum haven't you?
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Damn right! I ride bikes that are 11 years old this year. I don't like bragging about them. I'm kinda proud of my bikes and all the work I've put into them, but who cares besides me? Hence my Foo posts. I wear blue jeans when I ride. I usually don't wear jerseys even though I have 8 of them. It gets old and annoying when people have to make bikes a bling item.
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Damn right! I ride bikes that are 11 years old this year. I don't like bragging about them. I'm kinda proud of my bikes and all the work I've put into them, but who cares besides me? Hence my Foo posts. I wear blue jeans when I ride. I usually don't wear jerseys even though I have 8 of them. It gets old and annoying when people have to make bikes a bling item.
people who do that don't actually ride.
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Yeah roadies are so much fun but they do make good speed bumps for my SUV.
Liar liar pants on fire, you have a roadbike in your stable.
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For now, you want to buy it?
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/me paid $30 for his bike

/me paid $197 for the stuff on his bike

/me doesn't care

/me wears cycling shorts under regular shorts, because, while I have been told that I do have something to show off, I'm not an exhibitionist
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