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Old 09-29-05, 06:48 PM   #1
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Roadie A**Holes

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.
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Old 09-29-05, 06:53 PM   #2
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Snots are snots, whether on two wheels or four, although those on four are potentially more dangerous.
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Old 09-29-05, 06:55 PM   #3
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Ok.... so what happened? What did he do and say?

Last weekend at the clubs, I have a couple of "the looks" from chics. One of them thought I was cute, another wanted to buy me a drink, a third wasn't even looking at me but my GF instead. Looks are not the most accurate method of communications and it's easy to mis-interpret the meanings and intentions.

You're right, there are *ssh*le bikers everywhere. I can tell you stories about *ssh*le roadies, off-roaders, recumbents, wannabe-track fixies, kids on BMX, motorcyclists, truckers, cagers, etc. In fact, there's no shortage of *ssh*les at all, everyone's got one!
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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.
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Were you dressed like a pirate?
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"Run along Alice!" seems to cure that non-sense. Then again, are you sending out a signal of some sort to elicit this kind of B.S.? Ride your own ride and leave them to theirs.
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That is what I love about commuting- dressed like a practical dork riding a bike full of lights and panniers, DT shifters, etc... and riding like a hammerhead to and from work.
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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.
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!!!!
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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.
Now that's totally uncalled for! Those guys are definitely *ssh*les!!! I'd come back with something like, "Yeah you may not think my bike is worthy, but I'm still faster than you on it!". Of course, you gotta be able to back that up.

I just don't get idiots like that. What are they thinking they possibly have to gain by doing that?

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Well, what AtlPirate said definitely describes a- holes, and they should be dispatched with accordingly with some scathing comment if they're saying ridiculous comments like that. But for the rest of us, if some dood wants to act all snooty on their bike, what difference does it make as long as you're enjoying your ride? And even if they say something about your ride, does it really matter? It's not like you're going to see them again, right? They'll get theirs- the karma of the universe is strong.

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I'm rubber you're glue whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you. Try that next time.
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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"
--- Next time tell them that we are all brothers and sisters in the sight of God.


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You misunderstand, because roadies who ride $6,000 exoti-bikes and wear color-coordinated spandex ARE better than everyone else...that includes you and me. So "get off your high-horse" and bow-down to the almighty privateer roadie, because that's not an intersection up ahead...it's the finish line at the Champs Elysee or the time-bonus sprint for the Green Jersey.

I was an arrogant roadie once until I kissed the hood of a Z3 at 27mph, so believe me when I tell you that it's all cowboys-and-indians man...childish role-playing in mimic of their beloved pro-racer heroes, so don't let the attitude get you down. Remember when you were a kid and you pretended to be the Bionic Man, Batman, or Superman? Well, some grown-ups still do that...only they have nice, expensive bikes and team saunctioned apparel.
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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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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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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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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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I just ride away really fast.
Other then ocasional nod or "on your left" I usually don't say anything when I stop at stop sign or pass someone. Never know what would tick someone of. I guess some one can find even that to be offensive, and will think that I'm another arrogant roadie on 6k (not even in my wildest dreams) bike .
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............. 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.
Ha ha ha. Yes that's a good one. Carbon fiber shoe laces. Who's using carbon fiber shoe laces?
Aramid!. Aramid is the way to go. But there again. Who is using shoe laces?
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If you were all dressed up like a pirate sitting at a red light...
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hmm maybe i should dress as a pirate, and put a sticker on my bike that says "prepare to be boarded".
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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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Koffee... that is just too dam funny! BUT TRUE! LOL Love Ya Koff :-)
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AtlPirate: They are everywhere.... I see them all the time out here in Colorado. I get the Up/Down looks and then they ride off... Only thing... very few times are they able to pull away from me! You see, it's like a challenge to me... they want to get away from me "quick", but I haul @ss on my fully loaded MTB, (Lights, Pannier, Wedge Bag, Bell, etc..) Let me tell ya, nothing pisses off a roadie more then trying to keep up with them on a TANK! LMAO

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