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    Killer! I must be a snob. I hardly ever acknowledge other riders. My main problem is I tend to be exhausted, out of breath, day dreaming, or concentrating on something (ex: pedaling technique) whenever I encounter another rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
    Wow! You've got high falootin' commuters in Brooks Bros suits in your neck of the woods? We sure don't have any here. Not in Brooks Bros anything, not even Brooks Bros bib overalls. Come to think of it I seldom see another bike cyclist at all; new, old or even low falootin'.
    Do Brooks saddles count?
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    Do Brooks saddles count?
    Sure do! Now those ARE REAL. But only the wide type with springs; not the narrow skinny ones for tight donkey sissy snobs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie
    Killer! I must be a snob. I hardly ever acknowledge other riders. My main problem is I tend to be exhausted, out of breath, day dreaming, or concentrating on something (ex: pedaling technique) whenever I encounter another rider.
    With all of that how do you know you've encounted another rider?
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
    The snobs are those who pass value judgements on other cyclists based on Roadie "performance" metrics of speed, milege logs, equipment weight, compliance with OCP standards, etc.


    Snobs pass any kind of judgment based on partial facts. Everybody needs to be careful or risk snubbing people around us.

    I always find the "car free" people sounding a little bit better than thou. but that's just my perception.

    The roadies are, generally speaking, more competitive and that why they judge each other using all the metrics. you learn to subtract at least 25% of the claim on any internet site.

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    Alot more snobs in skiing then in cycling. I'm not going to complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colinm
    I lock up my $25 framed bike next to ti and carbon here at work. I know 2 of the guys, they know me. I say "Hi", they don't.

    What's it all mean? *weep*

    Yeah, but (heh, heh) guess which ones will get stolen first.
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    Far more snobs in hi-fi audio than cycling....wait until you hear the crap that speweth forth from the bowels of some of those communities....it's like being caught in the middle of a paint chip tasting session......and everyone else is on their 12th bowl.
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    snobs are everywhere. i hear there's a vespa club here that puts any snobby roadie to shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shnebs


    Snobs pass any kind of judgment based on partial facts. Everybody needs to be careful or risk snubbing people around us.

    I always find the "car free" people sounding a little bit better than thou. but that's just my perception.
    Not just yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Far more snobs in hi-fi audio than cycling....wait until you hear the crap that speweth forth from the bowels of some of those communities....it's like being caught in the middle of a paint chip tasting session......and everyone else is on their 12th bowl.
    Boy is that the truth.
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shokhead
    With all of that how do you know you've encounted another rider?
    The telltale chain noise and air displacment

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