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    Tight pants have caused irritation.

    I am new to this forum so please excuse me. I intend to offend no one out there.
    I am a 32 year old mountain biker. I have been riding bikes all of my life. I ride as best I can estimate 2000+ miles a year. I don't have one of those speedometers because I broke my last $100 one and did not feel the need to replace it. I have always been rather partial to Gary Fisher's bikes because I always envied the kids that had them at the local bmx track. I recently purchased a new bike just a cheapo single speed for the purpose of commuting to work. I am tired of buying tires for my mountain bike as well. I am not a green person just one that likes bikes. I have since put several hundreds of miles on it. I now find myself trying to find different ways to work to avoid seeing the trendy kids on their expensive fixed gear bikes. I am slightly annoyed by them when they coast up to me at a red light and stare at me like I am out of place. I am wearing shorts and a t shirt and I don't have a $200 messenger bag on. I can't wear the tight little sister pants because they caused such irritation I was having great difficulty walking for a week or so. I tried. A 6'2" 220 pound man should not try to wear his wife pants even if they are maternity pants. I want to continue my life as a bike enthusiast without having to feel like I fit in. I don't want to ever put those tight pants on again. I just want to use my single speed with brakes on it to ride for enjoyment. To keep my resting pulse rate at 38. To make me feel good about being on a bike. I don't want to slow ride it to a bar to get trashed on PBR. That beer was not good when I was in college and I don't think I'll like it now. I bought a sticker that says "my other bike is a mountain bike". To Keep me happy. I will continue to enjoy my mountain biking with the ones who do accept me for me and just endure my rides to work with the unease of possibly seeing you. I happen to like my el cheapo.
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    Amen! I live in San Francisco, so I'm right there with you regarding the pervasive judgmental hipsters. They are everywhere around here, but I wouldn't worry buddy... and while they probably annoy me just as much as they do you, I just don't let them get to me because that is exactly what they want. The ones who pass by and snicker are ass holes and so full of themselves and how cool they think they look in their fedoras and tight pants and v-necks that they don't know right from left.

    Keep your head up man. Stuck up hipsters with expensive fixed gears can burn in hell. Ride for you and you alone. Ass holes like them ride bikes, drive cars, and take the bus so it doesn't matter how you get around, they will be there. Let them live out their meaningless existence and pay them no attention, and especially don't go out of your way for them, they don't deserve it.

    And screw tight jeans.. I don't get that. I've been wearing original button fly levi's jeans my whole life and don't plan on changing. If you wear shorts and a Tshirt then you sure as hell shouldn't change that for them.

    Keep riding. Mountain or road. Commute or leisure. ...And screw the ones who try to make you feel out of place.

    Oh, and your next sticker should say, "I eat hipsters for breakfast".

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    Dude quit worrying about what you look like to other people. Ride your bike when/where you want to.

    I'm sure I look downright ridiculous to whatever "bicyclist clique" I encounter because I just do my own thing. No water bottle holes on my el-cheapo MTB? Zip Ties! No flashlight mount for my 225 Lumen Fenix TA30 that is worth more than half the cost of my bike? No problem, fashion a mount from an old reflector, zip ties, and electrical tape. And I'm getting used to my el-cheapo SPD-SL pedals and el-cheapo Shimano shoes I got on clearance, so I'm even using road pedals on my MTB, and even on clearance they were together more than half the cost of my MTB. And today since it was a short ride, I was wearing cut-off sweats, a pocket tee, and tube socks. And el-cheapo sunglasses.

    Ask me if a give a good god damn about what anyone thought. Especially the spandex hero who tried to keep up with me after I passed him today (not bragging, but it DID happen). I actually take pride in my "fred-ness" or whatever you want to call it. I don't have to fit in to feel good about myself.

    Sometimes I try to push the scene kids on fixies, either by drafting them or passing them, then I laugh to myself when I think how uncomfortable they must be sweating in those tight-ass jeans as they fog up their aviators. Maybe try that?
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    Why is this in the Blogger's forum?

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    I don't know Brian..but it was fun to read

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    It's like a failed troll post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Why is this in the Blogger's forum?
    I guess I posted it in the wrong spot. Like I said I am new here. I will try to post stuff in the right place next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    It's like a failed troll post.
    I don't know what a troll post is but I don't think that this is one of those.

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    I live in Raleigh. Even though I'm not a hipster, if I ever roll up next to a green spray-paint paint job single speed with a "my other bike is a mtb" sticker on it, I'm gonna laugh at you. And then I'm gonna smoke your ass when the light turns green. Seriously, your post invites this abuse. See you on the road!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crispy010 View Post
    I live in Raleigh. Even though I'm not a hipster, if I ever roll up next to a green spray-paint paint job single speed with a "my other bike is a mtb" sticker on it, I'm gonna laugh at you. And then I'm gonna smoke your ass when the light turns green. Seriously, your post invites this abuse. See you on the road!

    Bring it on dude. I bet your skinny legs wouldn't make a block next to me. As far as the post if you do not see the sarcasm in it you have no sense of humor. I don't think you will ever see me on the road because I am just that fast. Remember I am a mountain biker not a girlfriend jean troller. Seriously your reply is dumb. Its like threatening to fight over the phone. Of course your tough behind a keyboard the real truth is in the footwork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crispy010 View Post
    And then I'm gonna smoke your ass when the light turns green.
    If you wait on lights to turn green you will never catch me. Who waits on lights?

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    The OP makes a valid point!
    Biking is about The Ride, not about pretense or smoking anyone's ass.

    The Truly Kool couldn't care less what Hipsters think or do.
    Don't avoid them, just ignore them like the gnats they are.

    As for the clothes, just wear what works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaderider View Post
    Bring it on dude. I bet your skinny legs wouldn't make a block next to me. As far as the post if you do not see the sarcasm in it you are a loser. I don't think you will ever see me on the road because I am just that fast. Remember I am a mountain biker not a girlfriend jean troller. Seriously your reply is dumb. Its like threatening to fight over the phone. Of course your tough behind a keyboard the real truth is in the footwork.
    Glad you enjoyed my sarcastic reply to your sarcastic post

    If you wait on lights to turn green you will never catch me. Who waits on lights?
    Well I have to make it fair somehow, right? A half a block or so head start seems about right

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    Quote Originally Posted by crispy010 View Post
    Glad you enjoyed my sarcastic reply to your sarcastic post



    Well I have to make it fair somehow, right? A half a block or so head start seems about right
    Sure! I'll take a half a block head start. I did notice that you already got pulled over on a bike by the cops. I would hate for you to miss out on getting your latte by going to jail. I wonder how the guys in jail would like tight pants?

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    Why do you care what other people think, F*** them.

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    1) Paragraph breaks are a good thing ... they make your post so much easier to wade through.

    2) If your "tight pants have caused irritation" ... try cycling shorts. They are meant to stretch and move with you so that you don't develop saddle sores etc.

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    They're just hipsters... who cares what they think? Just live your life and ride your bike.

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    Ummm, who needs to replace mountain bike tires after 2,000 miles? Who borrows their wifes shorts instead of getting ones that fit? Who...


    Never mind.

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    The general population thinks all bike riders are crazy no matter what we wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldfeet View Post
    Ummm, who needs to replace mountain bike tires after 2,000 miles? Who borrows their wifes shorts instead of getting ones that fit? Who...


    Never mind.
    Obviously you being a senior member we want to respect you. So Make sure you take you Geritol so you don't get too tired reading this. If you ride your mountain bike tires on the road it breaks them down faster because they are meant to be OFF ROAD. That is why they put big tread on them. If you have to ask about the wife's shorts it is obviously a generation gap there. I'll explain it for you. One of the new trends is to wear tight pants. The hipster movement that is around here ride fixed gear bikes with those tight pants on. The jeans are actually called girlfriend jeans no lie. The joke that you more than likely missed was that I had to wear my wife's maternity pants. Ha Ha. I am really starting to think that no one has a sense of humor any more. This has been a really difficult forum to get used to.

    I will make sure that I don't post anymore difficult posts. This has been painful to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    1) Paragraph breaks are a good thing ... they make your post so much easier to wade through.

    2) If your "tight pants have caused irritation" ... try cycling shorts. They are meant to stretch and move with you so that you don't develop saddle sores etc.
    Thank you for helping me with my English language. I am so happy that you reminded me of that whole paragraph thing.

    New paragraph. You being a Long distance cyclist I am sure you spend a lot of time talking to yourself. Keep up the good work cause no one else cares what you think.

    New paragraph. As far as the shorts go thanks for letting me know about those. Never heard of them. Obviously you missed the whole joke thing too. Maybe try riding in a group once in a while. Please try to tell yourself a joke once in a blue moon so you don't go crazy.

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    Dude... STFU and go ride. Take your rant with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    Dude... STFU and go ride. Take your rant with you.
    Oh, Okay sorry about that.

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