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Old 06-13-07, 11:27 PM   #1
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stereotypes for cyclists

what are some stereotypes (positive & negative) associated to those who ride bicycles?
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Old 06-13-07, 11:36 PM   #2
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Roadies = snobs

Tree huggin' hippies.

Dopers

messengers = potheads
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Old 06-14-07, 12:49 AM   #3
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People on old bikes with visor helmets, lights, and panniers = Freds (Wilmas?)

People on hybrid bikes with suspension on the MUP aren't "real" cyclists.

People on X-Mart specials are poor/ newbies

BMXers are cretins

Mountain bikers are crazy and disrespectful

All cyclists are homosexual.

People on fixed gears are hipster poseurs/ messenger wannabes

Real messengers have death wishes.

Roadies are all wealthy middle aged super-poseurs trying to look like pros
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Old 06-14-07, 02:25 AM   #4
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Commuter cyclists are too poor to drive or lost license for DUI/DWI
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Old 06-14-07, 02:30 AM   #5
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40 year old virgins, socially inept freaks, weight weenie **** with arms like 10 year olds, ultra-kool hippie tree huggers, crusty bearded freds... the list goes on.
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Did you just say "minarchist?" I'm going to start a 10-page vaginathon because only Libertarians can define Libertarianism. Also, you're mean.
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Old 06-14-07, 06:08 AM   #6
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All the sterotypes are for people who too smart to use their rational brain to analyze other people.
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Old 06-14-07, 06:12 AM   #7
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All the sterotypes are for people who too smart to use their rational brain to analyze other people.
That sounds like a stereotype
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That sounds like a stereotype
Well he wasn't thinking with his rational brain, which got lost when it flew off his bike while drag racing little old men.
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All cyclists are homosexual.
True. I had to break up with my girlfriend. Crying shame, really.
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I think your typewriter monkey needs another whack of juice, he's starting to make even less sense.

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Let me put it this way:


Stereotypes are for people who like to put down other people. They like to put down other people to make themselves feel better about themselves. They have this need because they are insecure and self conscious about their appearance, personal life, their general failure in life as human beings.

Thus, stereotypes are for low life losers.









That is as clear of understanding some of you able to receive as possible, without getting a degree in psychology.
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Old 06-14-07, 08:44 AM   #12
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Stereotypes are for people who like to put down other people. They like to put down other people to make themselves feel better about themselves. They have this need because they are insecure and self conscious about their appearance, personal life, their general failure in life as human beings.

Thus, stereotypes are for low life losers.
Then why do you insist on being one? Oh yeah, low self-esteem masked by the puffed-up chest. Forgot, sorry.
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Old 06-14-07, 09:24 AM   #13
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Stereotypes are for people who like to put down other people. They like to put down other people to make themselves feel better about themselves. They have this need because they are insecure and self conscious about their appearance, personal life, their general failure in life as human beings.

Thus, stereotypes are for low life losers.That is as clear of understanding some of you able to receive as possible, without getting a degree in psychology.
I'll have to disagree. What you're talking about is more akin to prejudice. Stereotyping isn't always necessarily a negative thing. I think a more accurate discription would be profiling. Birds of a feather blah blah blah.
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noncyclists or non forum cyclists have never heard of a fred and their perception of a cyclist has to do with there clothes and hair.

1: the biggest stereotype is that bikes come from walmart and cost less than $150
2: next is that your car is broke or something
3: if your on a road bike in spandex your exercising (and strange) however gastric bypass surgery is 'normal medical procedure'

I've been asked if I needed a ride to work even though I ride a new cannondale and drive a late model vehicle sometimes also. I'm sure they thought it came from walmart.
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Many of these stereotypes have some amount of truth.

Most of them are funny because of that hint of truth.

Redneck humor is funny because it's true. If you take all of it seriously, then you are probably
a very angry person (I hope I didn't Stereotype too much).

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I've been asked if I needed a ride to work even though I ride a new cannondale and drive a late model vehicle sometimes also. I'm sure they thought it came from walmart.
While waiting in line I've been asked about my CAAD9+Dura-Ace so I said that it was a $90 cheapie from x-mart. They proceeded to tell me how the better quality bikes from bike shops have knobby tires for better grip and much more comfortable gel seats, all the while I nodded and agreed (choking back the laughter).

People can be so entertaining sometimes.
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While waiting in line I've been asked about my CAAD9+Dura-Ace so I said that it was a $90 cheapie from x-mart. They proceeded to tell me how the better quality bikes from bike shops have knobby tires for better grip and much more comfortable gel seats, all the while I nodded and agreed (choking back the laughter).

People can be so entertaining sometimes.
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The only stereotype that I haven't seen here is: Riding an el-cheapo mountain bike with no helmet = very unpredictable
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A general assumption from non-cyclists is that I'm crazy for riding in any weather conditions, pushing myself to my maximum physical and mental conditions, and spending any and all extra available time and money on cycling.

Luckily, the general assumtion from cyclists is that I am quite normal, and I can live with that.
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I need to get a T-shirt made with "Conservative" on one side, and "Hippie" on the other.
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If you're riding a bike, you must be some welfare loser druggie junkie bum, because you probably can't afford a car and therefore are not a valued contributing member of society.

Or you're a big child who refuses to grow up and be responsible.
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Guys, I thought this thread was for stereotypes, not truths .


The only one that I got is that bikers who wear spandex are gay. So go for looks over comfort.
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Stereotypes are for people who like to put down other people. They like to put down other people to make themselves feel better about themselves. They have this need because they are insecure and self conscious about their appearance, personal life, their general failure in life as human beings.

Thus, stereotypes are for low life losers.That is as clear of understanding some of you able to receive as possible, without getting a degree in psychology.
Great, thanks, you've just saved me the $10K tuition I'd have needed for that Master's in Psych
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Since I ride old bikes with baskets and panniers and what not, in preference to driving a car, I guess I'm somewhere between the Fred and the hippie sterotypes

(I have a t-shirt somewhere that says "Pinko Commie ****" )
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Most of the cyclists I see are middle aged people trying to get in shape or stay in shape. The rest are out for a holiday ride, an 'airing out', so to speak. Some are commuters. These are so positive, I have to congratulate all of them. And all of you! bk
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