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    A simple "F you" seems like an appropriate response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by va_cyclist
    A simple "F you" seems like an appropriate response.
    Yes. that is my personal favorite.

    Or maybe 'go "f" yourself'.

    Short and to the point

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    Quote Originally Posted by va_cyclist
    A simple "F you" seems like an appropriate response.
    Agreed. A well-timed "F off b" is a more than appropriate response.

    There are miserable human beings everywhere you go. Some ride road bikes and wear lycra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithA
    Oh, man, if someone took that attitude with me, I would have a very difficult time not taking off on them. You did well to maintain your compulsure. What A-HOLES!!!!
    You just have to take the high ground and laugh at people like this. "Funny, it says Bike Lane, not high-end weenie bike lane!" or something of the sort. Have a little confidence and put it back to them. Most of the guys I know on bike teams are smart aleks who like to dish it back and forth. If you don't dish, you aren't playing the game.

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    Strangely, I never get this.

    Probably because I ride an ancient gaspipe frame and I'm dressed in bike grease stained cargo shorts and a punk band T-shirt--nobody takes me seriously anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlPirate
    im not saying that all roadies are *******s by any means. i have met many that are very nice. But what i am tired of is when im sitting on my bike at a red light in atlanta area somewhere and they roll up next to me and basically look down on me, and crack their stupid jokes trying to be funny when they come across as rude *******s. im sorry i can spend the $6000 on my bike and clothes to look as "cool" as you all and buy my Carbon fiber shoe laces, so i can save .000009 grams of weight, i just want to ride my damn bike and have fun.

    $6000 bike? Is that the top end?

    Not much compared to other recreational endeavors. Dollar wise, compared to boaters, motorcyclist, and private pilots these guys are pikers in spandex.
    I'm just trying to be the person my dog thinks I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlPirate
    there were two of them and they were like "hey you know thats not a road bike, why dont you get out of our lane" and yes i realize i ride my MTN bike to work, and i love it. then they made some smart ass comment about my bike, i dont even remember what it was...all im saying is i dont want to start a fight with anyone, but damn it people actin like *******s that dont have a damn car door in my way to protect them, should get wiser.
    sorry but i have a hard time believing that this actually was said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlPirate
    im not saying that all roadies are *******s by any means. i have met many that are very nice. But what i am tired of is when im sitting on my bike at a red light in atlanta area somewhere and they roll up next to me and basically look down on me, and crack their stupid jokes trying to be funny when they come across as rude *******s. im sorry i can spend the $6000 on my bike and clothes to look as "cool" as you all and buy my Carbon fiber shoe laces, so i can save .000009 grams of weight, i just want to ride my damn bike and have fun.

    Another question: Why say Roadie A**holes? For this thread can't we just call them what they are, Roadie *******s?

    Roadie *******s
    Roadie *******s
    Roadie *******s

    I feel better. By the way, have you seen the lord today?

    We OK Koffee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom cotter
    Another question: Why say Roadie A**holes? For this thread can't we just call them what they are, Roadie *******s?

    Roadie *******s
    Roadie *******s
    Roadie *******s

    I feel better. By the way, have you seen the lord today?

    We OK Koffee?
    [Moderator Edited]
    OK I get it. That didn't work. Let's try this

    Roadie A
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    I'm just trying to be the person my dog thinks I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom cotter
    ...By the way, have you seen the lord today?
    Yeah, talked to him last night in my sleep... told me to go convert those *ssh*les... and if I can't... then kill them...

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    All you have to do is ready the advocacy threads. Half those yahoos can't comprehend the fact that just maybe the cyclist did something wrong and is at fault.

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    I probably would've asked them if they were actually serious. I've never had a reaction like that. Sure, I've received the disapproving "up & down" look a few times - especially since I'm a big guy - but it really doesn't bother me. I figure, I'm out here riding just like they are - whether for fitness, training for an event or just for fun. If they can't handle that, screw 'em...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjkresse
    Agreed. A well-timed "F off b" is a more than appropriate response.

    There are miserable human beings everywhere you go. Some ride road bikes and wear lycra.
    Ahhh, can you smell the love...or is it testosterone.

    An moron is a moron is a moron - some just happen to ride bikes and be @ssholes too. You don't feed a bully, you starve him by ignoring what he says.

    Try saying "thank you" if some moron says something stupid. That will really confuse him and won't give him a good reason to pull out his Park Tool at stab you in the eye because of his GatorGel induced road rage.

    Okay, you can resume dissing each other now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlPirate
    im not saying that all roadies are *******s by any means. i have met many that are very nice. But what i am tired of is when im sitting on my bike at a red light in atlanta area somewhere and they roll up next to me and basically look down on me, and crack their stupid jokes trying to be funny when they come across as rude *******s. im sorry i can spend the $6000 on my bike and clothes to look as "cool" as you all and buy my Carbon fiber shoe laces, so i can save .000009 grams of weight, i just want to ride my damn bike and have fun.
    Hey, at least they deemed you worthy enough to actually speak to you! I've passed a few roadies going the other direction (anyone going my direction would be passing me ) and I always smile, wave, and say Hi, and two out of three won't even look at me. And this is on two-lane country roads with no cars in sight. And I'm wearing a fluorescent shirt with an orange triangular flag waving horizontally into the lane.

    But I don't let it stop me. I'm not trying to impress anyone (obviously!) -- just being friendly.

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    The best way to handle these guys is to draft them and NOT LET THEM SHAKE YOU.

    I've done this a couple of times on my recumbent. A roadie will cut in front of me at a red light, so I grab their wheel and draft them. They keep looking back, try to kick it up a notch, so I follow them.

    It kills me, and I go anaerobic for longer than I should, but it's a hell of a lot of fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    sorry but i have a hard time believing that this actually was said.
    Yeah, me too. Sorry for the cynicism, but it seems like it may have been exaggerated for rhetorical effect, shall we say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wind 'N Snow
    Okay, you can resume dissing each other now.
    Thank you. I was starting to feel... what's the phrase... all warm and fuzzy on the inside.

    All together now... Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya.
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya....

    Hmm... guess I was a little crabby this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanholio
    The best way to handle these guys is to draft them and NOT LET THEM SHAKE YOU.

    I've done this a couple of times on my recumbent. A roadie will cut in front of me at a red light, so I grab their wheel and draft them. They keep looking back, try to kick it up a notch, so I follow them.

    It kills me, and I go anaerobic for longer than I should, but it's a hell of a lot of fun.

    YES YES YES YES YES YES! Man that is the best feeling in the world. Some Richard Cranium on a roadbike isn't man enough to pass you on the run so he (haven't met a woman roadie who was a jerk, not to be sexist but it just hasn't happened yet) edges in front of you at the light while you are stopped and then you make him suffer while he tries in vain to drop you. Then after you have bolted along down the road at 27 mph or something like that for a mile or so he makes a convenient turn just as he is about to show weakness or fall off his bike or something embarassing like that.

    Incidentaly I ride a Bacchetta Strada High Racer and it is really funny how some people assume it is a slow bike.
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    Or simply-"late for the tour ?", or "You get dropped again. didn't you?...that PeeWee Herman guy is fast"
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    likely my response would be "shove it up [Moderator Edited] some kid on a bike passed me the other week. telling me "not today"

    i told him his *** must be huge

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjkresse
    Thank you. I was starting to feel... what's the phrase... all warm and fuzzy on the inside.

    All together now... Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya.
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya....

    Hmm... guess I was a little crabby this morning.
    Yeah, too early for warm and fuzzy...Careful to avoid the group hug.

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    Just ask them if they've noticed that ding on their bike and watch their faces. Then tell them matter of factly that was uncalled for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    sorry but i have a hard time believing that this actually was said.

    I can believe it. There are some real fartnozzles out there. I was at an intersection and some ******* italiano looks at me in my tennis shoes and toe clips. Rolls his eyes and sighs "toe clips" like I was wearing white after labor day.

    I drafted him for the next ten miles. Everytime he dropped to draft me I slowed down (or farted, when I could) so he would pass, and I could draft him again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RocketsRedglare
    Everytime he dropped to draft me I slowed down (or farted, when I could) so he would pass, and I could draft him again.
    Would have been much better if you dropped his butt

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    Would have been much better if you dropped his butt
    Headwind. I let him do all the work

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