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    Catcalls

    So I'm on my nice long ride this morning, and the all-too-familiar carload of teenage boys (cruising in Mom's Volvo station wagon) goes by and starts to slow. I prepare for the inevitable verbal assault as the passenger window rolls down and one of the kids sticks his head out. Here is what I got: "Hey! Get tighter pants!" Get tighter pants? That was the best they could come up with? No "Woo hoo" or "Hey, Baby, you can ride me anytime"? I was a smidge disappointed they couldn't do a little better. The youth of America are slacking off.

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    You could have used:
    "I can't fit the boys in tight pants."

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    "You can ride me any time" there, feel better?


    I am by now way the youth of america though

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    Immensely. You've made my day.

    Do you men out there get any verbal abuse when you ride?

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    No. But then I don't wear lycra
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Immensely. You've made my day.

    Do you men out there get any verbal abuse when you ride?
    We do but it is not the kind of verbal abuse that you get. Ours is more hate filled (or at least mine is )
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Do you men out there get any verbal abuse when you ride?
    I get called "Lance" very frequently.

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    i got called fagget once. i wish i got cat calls.

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    I get a fair amount of things yelled. Usually can't tell what was said.

    I only get yells on the open road. In town (where I can ride up next to them at a light) they never see boo.

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    Some idiot mumbled "Niel Armstrong" when I rode by him.

    When I looked back, his homie walking beside was looking at him. He said "what?"

    I lol'd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Immensely. You've made my day.

    Do you men out there get any verbal abuse when you ride?
    Just the other day some kid sees me riding down the road and tried to run into me on his BMX. I have had a kid try to put a coke bottle through my spokes. Suffice it to say that I didnt respond as nothing good could possibly come out of talking/cursing/confronting a kid.

    Teenagers are appallingly stupid most of the time.

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    Hey baby, I got something you can ride...


    I got whistled at once my a carload full of girls...That's kinda cool for a guy, actually.

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    Hey baby, nice shoes...

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    I get compliments about my Rossin.
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    I want to get whistled at by a carload of girls. That would be awesome.

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    i usually get eye raped at stop lights in cbad but never yelled at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Immensely. You've made my day.

    Do you men out there get any verbal abuse when you ride?
    The ladies keep telling me I have nice legs...

    You cannot imagine how offended I am when I hear this as I am old enough to be many of these young ladies' father.



    The guys are not so complimentary although I have had a few guys pull up and tell me I rock or have huge.... well.. you know... for riding in the dead of winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilvwhtgrls View Post
    i usually get eye raped at stop lights in cbad but never yelled at.
    I love sexual eye encounters. They make me feel hot.

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    indeed it does. i love it when the girls check you out while their BFs are in the car with them.... either that or they're simply staring at how skinny i am.

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    Some guys in an old pickup truck barked at me once, and other people have yelled stuff but i couldn't understand them. Oh, a guy on a motorcycle yelled "nice bike."

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    I've had "Woo hoo" from a convertible full of girls. It was awesome.

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    I get yelled at on occasion by people who don't understand the Doppler effect. Only something positive once, that I can remember/could tell.

    What's more fun is when I go somewhere for work and am too lazy to change into my regular shoes. People see the Sidis and react one of two ways:

    "Where's your motorcycle?!" (Sidi, in addition to making rad cycling shoes, make rad motorcycle boots, and my pants hide the fact that I'm wearing low-top shoes.)

    "You rode all the way here?" "Aren't you wearing out your cleats walking around like that?" (They're actually mountain bike shoes, with recessed cleats, so no.)

    I get motorcycle about 5:1 over bicycle. Pretty funny, in either case.

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    People yell stuff at me all the time, most of it I can't hear.

    I do get the occasional calls from girls and yes, it is awesome. More so since those young girls in the convertibles are usually around my age (early 20's)

    x136: I have some sidi motorcycle boots and can attest to their awesomeness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
    I get a fair amount of things yelled. Usually can't tell what was said.

    I only get yells on the open road. In town (where I can ride up next to them at a light) they never see boo.

    jim
    +1 This is *absolutely* the truth. It's like talking isht while walking away...

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