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    Interesting accusation?

    I was in the grocery store and then hippie lookin' guy with a pony tail says "Hey, nice hat - you must be a swimmer"




    I guess it was the tights and the funny little hat?



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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Once I was leaving work in lycra shorts and a t-shirt, helmet and sneakers. Someone thought I was about to go skating. (?)
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    Go back to the good 'ol days of eddie merckx then see what he says

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    I don't have the lycra clothes, but what i do have is the half face mask and a thick headband. I often get, "what bank are you going to rob?"

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    I've worn a balaclava during the winter; time and time again, I've been called a "robber" by little kids! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DX-MAN View Post
    I've worn a balaclava during the winter; time and time again, I've been called a "robber" by little kids! LOL!
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    My winter riding jacket is yellow and black ... so some kid says to their Mom "look, he's a bumble bee."
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    While dressed in Lycra tights, neoprene booties, tight nylon windbreaker, and helmet; an old geezer told me I looked like an alien.

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    6 miles per taco, w00t! HappyStuffing's Avatar
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    whatever happened to just being called a "bike nerd?"

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    Reminds me of a story.

    A little kid was walking through a bar district when he spots a sailor in uniform walking towards him. He excitedly stops the sailor, "Wow a real sailor, anchors aweigh, can I have your hat?"

    The sailor smiles, and gives the boy his dixie cup hat, then the kid continues on his merry way, smiling and whistling, until all of the sudden he sees a Marine get tossed out of a bar and into the gutter. He runs over to the drunken Marine, lying there in his own blood and vomit, his uniform in tatters. "Wow, a real Marine, a leatherneck, Halls of Montezuma, can I have your hat?"

    The Marine squints at him through the slit of his only good eye and roars. "WTF are you kid, some kind of f@gg0tt?"

    The kid responded immediately, "on no, I'm not a sailor, I'm just wearing the hat!"


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    That's because the hippy guy was high.
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    I had a guy look at my glove tan and ask "are you a golfer?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Human Car View Post
    My winter riding jacket is yellow and black ... so some kid says to their Mom "look, he's a bumble bee."
    Heck, almost everybody round here is in yellow and black, year round; dang Hawkeye fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    Roar Lions Roar.
    This is just too easy. I'll be kind this time and not say it...after all I have almost a full year to gloat!
    "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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    I had some little old lady note my ponytail - and then ask me if I'd just had brain-surgery. I told her 'No.' But I asked her where she got her's done.

    I went to vote in my old town. The old guy who took my ticket looked at my colorful Mazatec sweater and my Lakota headband. He said: "So how was Woodstock?" So I looked him up and down and said: "Fine, thank you. So how was the Civil War?" The whole line behind me were LOL. The old guy didn't answer.

    I hated that town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    Once I was leaving work in lycra shorts and a t-shirt, helmet and sneakers. Someone thought I was about to go skating. (?)
    Actually some of those speed skaters have outfits that are pretty much cycling stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    Reminds me of a story.

    A little kid was walking through a bar district when he spots a sailor in uniform walking towards him. He excitedly stops the sailor, "Wow a real sailor, anchors aweigh, can I have your hat?"

    The sailor smiles, and gives the boy his dixie cup hat, then the kid continues on his merry way, smiling and whistling, until all of the sudden he sees a Marine get tossed out of a bar and into the gutter. He runs over to the drunken Marine, lying there in his own blood and vomit, his uniform in tatters. "Wow, a real Marine, a leatherneck, Halls of Montezuma, can I have your hat?"

    The Marine squints at him through the slit of his only good eye and roars. "WTF are you kid, some kind of f@gg0tt?"

    The kid responded immediately, "on no, I'm not a sailor, I'm just wearing the hat!"


    Pretty common response by a Marine that just got his butt kicked by a Sailor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Human Car View Post
    My winter riding jacket is yellow and black ... so some kid says to their Mom "look, he's a bumble bee."
    My windbreaker is yellow. I would rather hear about bumblebees than that I looked like sunrise over the Rockies.
    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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