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    Real life

    Seems to be more then our share of snobs{i could use a few different words**in cycling. Are they like that in reall life or just the opposite?
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

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    Nah, they're out there in real-life as well...

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    Just stay out of the Road Bike forum and you'll be okay.

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    There are snobs everywhere. Some of them ride bikes.

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    I'd respond, but an 05 Roubaix Comp Double is beneath me.
    "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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    If you do not know any snobs, you are said snob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    I'd respond, but an 05 Roubaix Comp Double is beneath me.
    LMAO
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velogirl
    Just stay out of the Road Bike forum and you'll be okay.
    +1 on this advice!

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    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*
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    I dunno. Despite the fact that I ride every day, have logged nearly 20,000 miles in the last couple years, and am consumed by cycling. I have hardly ever seen a cyclist. Nor do I have any desire to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velogirl
    Just stay out of the Road Bike forum and you'll be okay.
    I am a roadie and I spend the vast majority of my time in BF in the road cycling forum and I must say that, while I wish this was a joke.....it isn't. I have found that, in general, the cycling community is a rather friendly one...as long as they are not talking about their bikes or riding prowess (neither of which, in my case, are much to brag about).

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    Quote Originally Posted by velogirl
    Just stay out of the Road Bike forum and you'll be okay.
    My suggestion, ignore ORP's no matter where they pontificate. Unless you are one of the chosen cyclists.


    ORP =Obnoxious Roadie Persuasion

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    I have yet to meet a 'snob' who was not burdened with insecurity and self-doubts. Food for thought,

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
    My suggestion, ignore ORP's no matter where they pontificate. Unless you are one of the chosen cyclists.


    ORP =Obnoxious Roadie Persuasion
    Now i've not heard that one before,orp.
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

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    My name's Cea and I'm a roadie.

    Does that make me a snob?
    Zero gallons to the mile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boudicca
    My name's Cea and I'm a roadie.

    Does that make me a snob?
    Not at all.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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shokhead
    Now i've not heard that one before,orp.
    That's because I just made it up. Seems to fit though, doncha think?

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    yeah, I like how the roadie's make fun of the 'knaves' so much...

    In every hobby, sport, or what ever, there are snobs. Beer snobs (American beer?), tea snobs who never bag it, car racing snobs (don't get me started), computer snobs (god, every Apple user is so pretentious!)
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    And why do the snobs seem to come out only in the summer? The percentage of waving-back cyclists in the winter is much higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseysbest
    yeah, I like how the roadie's make fun of the 'knaves' so much...

    In every hobby, sport, or what ever, there are snobs. Beer snobs (American beer?), tea snobs who never bag it, car racing snobs (don't get me started), computer snobs (god, every Apple user is so pretentious!)
    Dead give away of cycling snobbery and pretentousness? Using the terms "serious," "true," or "real" to describe themselves or their type of cycling. Not only roadies are afflicted with this condition, but those of the Obnoxious Roadie Persuasion seem to predominate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gritface
    And why do the snobs seem to come out only in the summer? The percentage of waving-back cyclists in the winter is much higher.
    The percentage around here is about the same for me all year. I never see other cyclists to begin with .
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    Am i a snob if i say,you only ride 100 miles a week? I do 1K aweek so i wouldnt use your tires.
    I wouldnt use carbon,i ride to hard for that.
    Telling a non-cycling friend,hey i did 42 mph on my bike this weekend. He didnt tell him he only cycled 10 miles for the weekend,he got tired.
    Walking into a lbs and pointing to the most $$$ bike and saying,i'll take that one.
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

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    I notice almost every motorcycle rider will wave, but only a select few on bikes, roadies or otherwise. Seems the mountain bikers are good about waving, but the high falootin' new commuters in their Brooks Brothers suits and a hybrid comfort bike this spring...they're either real snobs or afraid to lift their hand to wave...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baggsy
    They're either real snobs or afraid to lift their hand to wave...
    I vote for the latter. Ha, what a hypocrite I am...I am more apt to give a nod of the head than a wave, unless it's a gal, who then always gets a tip of the hat and a 'howdy ma'am'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baggsy
    I notice almost every motorcycle rider will wave, but only a select few on bikes, roadies or otherwise. Seems the mountain bikers are good about waving, but the high falootin' new commuters in their Brooks Brothers suits and a hybrid comfort bike this spring...they're either real snobs or afraid to lift their hand to wave...
    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'.

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