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Old 05-16-13, 12:49 PM   #1
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"War with the cycling community"

This is incredible!

Coffee Shop Rude Sign

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Old 05-16-13, 01:03 PM   #2
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They're not in the least bit at war with the cycling community. They're just annoyed by the road closure and the associated circus of a pro bike race. And they chose a bizarre way to express this.
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Old 05-16-13, 01:06 PM   #3
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It sounds like they support their local cycling community, just not a race. The note is a little snarky, but I'd have to know more about the background before I commented further.
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Old 05-16-13, 02:19 PM   #4
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Sounds like they're missing out on an opportunity to laugh all the way to the bank. I imagine all those "silly out of town rich people in spandex" would have been otherwise happy to throw away their money on coffee drinks and assorted coffee-related accoutrements.
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Old 05-16-13, 02:26 PM   #5
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Years ago we had a 300+ lb guy pick a fight with a 140 lb female cyclist. When he didn't win, he knocked her off bike with his truck breaking her back. There was a local bar/restaurant where we cyclist use to eat frequently that put up a big sign supporting the POS bubba. We all stopped going there. It closed about a year later. I doubt if our little bit of business made a difference, but I hope so.

On the flip side, my daughter was doing a night-time crit in St. Louis. We got there early and saw this little restaurant on the course. We ate there and it's one of our favorite places to eat now. I bet that due to that bike race, we eaten there well over 100 times.
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I think I would simply post the address of the next coffee shop in town or better yet Starbucks. And I would post that address everyday or night whatever the case might be till the shop closed or got new management. After all a bigot is a bigot no matter who they are bigoted about. I would also find the hotels the owner has and make sure they didn't get any AMGEN business if I could get the information out. It would be great if the AMGEN press office let the national media in on this as well.
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Old 05-16-13, 02:52 PM   #7
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I'm thinking it was done in the spirit of the 'Soup Nazi' skit from Seinfeld...
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Thread title is stupid, but I agree with this:

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Sounds like they're missing out on an opportunity to laugh all the way to the bank. I imagine all those "silly out of town rich people in spandex" would have been otherwise happy to throw away their money on coffee drinks and assorted coffee-related accoutrements.
"Silly ass bike racers, come on in for coffee! Spandex is not a problem! Have a donut, too -- you know you need one."
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This is incredible!

Coffee Shop Rude Sign

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The website is so embedded with tracking cookies and javascript that the page doesn't even load unless I approve all of it...absolutely disgusting.



So, sorry OP, I'm unable to give you my thoughts on the article.
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The website is so embedded with tracking cookies and javascript that the page doesn't even load unless I approve all of it...absolutely disgusting.
All the tracking cookies are blocked for me but i was able to load it
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Sounds like they're missing out on an opportunity to laugh all the way to the bank. I imagine all those "silly out of town rich people in spandex" would have been otherwise happy to throw away their money on coffee drinks and assorted coffee-related accoutrements.
That is what has me really confused. They had a chance for increased business. Total fools.
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Old 05-16-13, 04:40 PM   #13
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All the tracking cookies are blocked for me but i was able to load it
Might be NoScript
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Might be NoScript
I believe it is.

18 tracking cookies is awfully a lot for a website, it's usually like that on news websites anyway.
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How will they know who a cyclist is if the cyclist doesn't wear spandex?

Besides, there's probably a Starbucks less than 1/2 a mile away from it.

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I'm just trying to figure how being open would be unsafe for the staff or customers.

From what I read on Yelp, sounds like the owner is a total jerkwad.

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I'm just trying to figure how being open would be unsafe for the staff or customers.

From what I read on Yelp, sounds the owner is a total jerkwad.

Big ole +1 to that.
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I could see where they might not of been able to receive deliveries of product but the unsafe comment is odd.
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they embarrassed themselves, no need for anyone to say anything else. they might have just put a sign on their store that reads: "jerk store"
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I have a strong feeling that they had a legitimate reason to close (maybe the tour somehow interfered with their deliveries - Avila Beach is a tiny town, 2x5 blocks, with one road in and one road out, it must have been jammed with tour trucks & such), and the sign was intended purely as a joke.
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I don't see any problem.....so they don't like cyclists...So What? I hear Star magazines' looking for some new reporters....

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I would counter the sign with my own little joke:

Go to the nearest Starbucks, buy a few things but ask them to print out (then they can cancel) an order totaling over $1,000. Slip the receipt with a note saying "Sorry you missed out on such a great cycling day" under the door of Joe Mammas.

If their sign was in jest, then they will understand my jest. If their sign was with ill will, then they certainly will take my jest with ill will.
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How will they know who a cyclist is if the cyclist doesn't wear spandex?

Besides, there's probably a Starbucks less than 1/2 a mile away from it.

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Starbucks is no better. They have a no bikes in the drive-through policy. Fortunately, here in Austin we have a lots of locally owned coffee shops where the guy or gal with purple hair and a few nose rings is more than happy to serve you in the drive-through.

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Starbucks is no better. They have a no bikes in the drive-through policy. Fortunately, here in Austin we have a lots of locally owned coffee shops where the guy or gal with purple hair and a few nose rings is more than happy to serve you in the drive-through.

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Bet it is the local managers misguided policy rather than national policy. Consider Starbucks national OPEN CARRY policy.
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