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Old 09-30-05, 02:13 PM   #51
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Let me start out by saying that Jesus Crist is my lord and savior.

Just tell they're not allowed to cry to their mommy when you drop em (of course you have to back that up).

...so have you been saved today?
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Old 09-30-05, 02:58 PM   #52
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O.K. After zebano's post I'm done here. Remind me never to ride through Cedar Rapids! LOL I guess Koffee was right.
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Old 09-30-05, 03:36 PM   #53
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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.
Pirate, I’m curious, where were you when this happened?
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Old 09-30-05, 04:52 PM   #54
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I was at a red light on a 5 lane road sittin on my seat and they rolled up, i had just left work, and i was wearing white t shirt cargo shorts and tennis shoes. LaVista Road to be exact intersection of midvale and lavista.
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Old 09-30-05, 07:22 PM   #55
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Roadie A**Holes > MTN Bike A**Holes!
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I know many roadies are obsessed with equipment -- to the point of being snobbish toward anybody without the latest stuff. But to actually say something nasty is going way beyond the usual – I think that guy is just insecure and it made him feel just a little bigger to put down your bike… don’t let it bother you.
Of all the types of cyclists, the ones that I don’t even try to exchange greetings with anymore: the guys with lots of tattoos riding fixies – they seem to think that it would be beneath them to acknowledge me.
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Old 09-30-05, 09:14 PM   #57
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A. Should have pulled out the heavy duty wire cutters and gone after the spokes on the $600 rims. (pretended to, I bet they would have shat)

B. Say to them, " I didn't realize that the gay pride ride was in town"
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Old 09-30-05, 11:07 PM   #58
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Funny, but oh-so-true. I'll tell ya... as soon as some nice person that comes up out of nowhere starts talking religion, I go all bug eyed and slack jawed on them. I can't stand that and it would shut me up anyday. You could also start with "Have you heard the good news about the Lord today?" and give them that vacant, slightly crazed look when you say it. Then follow them and scream that the Lord loves everyone just the same... stuff like that. That'll be the last time they address anyone on the streets.

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haha you're great. i'll have to remember that line...
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Old 10-01-05, 09:49 AM   #59
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Old 10-01-05, 01:25 PM   #60
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Koffee - that's the right idea, but if you really want to put the fear of God in them, you have to get Old Testament on their asses. Shout things like "Vengeance is MINE, saith the Lord! Judge not, lest ye shall be judged!" That ought to get them up to lactate threshhold pretty quickly.

Goodness knows the guys on the street corner downtown yelling stuff from Exodus or whatever make me wish I had my bike under me instead of wingtips!
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Old 10-04-05, 11:58 AM   #61
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I am a roadie and can tell you that most roadies are jerks, but I am not sure if they realize it. Most of them are obsessed with sitting on their top tubes at the start line of group rides trying to outcool each other. Hell half cant even service their own bikes! I just got into MTBing in the last 6 mos an have found the attitudes way more mellow. More emphasis on how you ride not what.
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Old 10-04-05, 02:55 PM   #62
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Funny, but oh-so-true. I'll tell ya... as soon as some nice person that comes up out of nowhere starts talking religion, I go all bug eyed and slack jawed on them. I can't stand that and it would shut me up anyday. You could also start with "Have you heard the good news about the Lord today?" and give them that vacant, slightly crazed look when you say it. Then follow them and scream that the Lord loves everyone just the same... stuff like that. That'll be the last time they address anyone on the streets.

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With my kind of luck they would be some sort of nouveau, born-again God squad on two wheels
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