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Old 12-28-06, 01:22 PM   #1
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Stereotypical Horror

I was out on a rare mountain bike ride with a friend when I made a taco special out of my front rim and broke my arm. We had no cellphone reception and were about 7 miles from our car. While schleping my bike out and moaning about my arm, along comes another guy on a bike. My girlfriend tried to wave him down and we both yelled at him for help, but he zoomed past us and screamed obsceneties at us, apparently for our "blocking" his path. This could not have been more stereotypically demonic mountain biker behavior if it had been scripted. The guy was likley in his early 20s, obviously trying hard to cultivate the Jesus or Eddie vedder circa 1992 look. I figure he's unemployed, smokes dope and lives with his parents. That's what I get for leaving the pavement. Damn Sasquatch-looking jerk...I hope he smokes some paraquat-laced weed and ends up in the ICU.
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Old 12-28-06, 01:33 PM   #2
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That's what I get for leaving the pavement.
Go back to the pavement.
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Old 12-28-06, 01:35 PM   #3
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Hey sorry about the obsceneties. I was being chased by a giant penguin.
But then again, that could have been some bad weed that day.
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Maybe he had no idea what was going on?

I would like to hear that guys story.
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This demonstartes my point...only one reasonable response so far. I doubt he could not see I had some problems, but it is possible. However, his overall bevaior was that of a troglodytic stoner with microphallus issues. Typical of most mountain bikers...a special breed who share kinship with carnies, Star Trek Convention/Dungeons and Dragons dorks, and inbred hillbilly banjo pickers. I only hope that this evil wretch's mom takes his allowance away. The same for you loser slackers who bashed my plight...go smoke some more weed...mexican drug cartels are depending on you for their income!
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Maybe he had no idea what was going on?

I would like to hear that guys story.
Maybe he didn't know what was happening...
However, anytime I am stuck changing a flat or something, other riders usually stop and ask if I'm okay. I try to do the same. I think it is just good bike etiquette to atleast slow down.
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But not a good idea to stereotype because of one idiot. If you want sympathy for your plight, I wouldn't catagorize all mountain bikers like you are. Most mountain bikers I've met are decent people.
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If mountain bikers are such jerks why bother wasting your time telling us about it. I mean afterall, we must already know this right?

Trolling works much better in lakes and rivers by the way, catch a lot more fish there.
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Maybe he didn't know what was happening...
However, anytime I am stuck changing a flat or something, other riders usually stop and ask if I'm okay. I try to do the same. I think it is just good bike etiquette to atleast slow down.
Maybe he was in a rush?
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Maybe he was in a rush?
Check this guys (davefarb) past posts, you will quickly figure out he's not worth wasting your time on.
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Maybe he was in a rush?
True... maybe his wife was having a baby.
Or maybe he broke HIS arm and was trying to get to the ER.
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Hey sorry about the obsceneties. I was being chased by a giant penguin.
But then again, that could have been some bad weed that day.
lol at Lamar's response.

But in all seriousness it sounds like he was unaware of your situation and was zoned in on the trail. Either that or you just came across a jerk. No need to stereotype mountain bikers or pot smokers . I have found most people who smoke are calmer and more willing to help others in time of need. I hope it doesn't stop you from healing up and hitting the trails once again.
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lol at Lamar's response.

But in all seriousness it sounds like he was unaware of your situation and was zoned in on the trail. Either that or you just came across a jerk. No need to stereotype mountain bikers or pot smokers . I have found most people who smoke are calmer and more willing to help others in time of need. I hope it doesn't stop you from healing up and hitting the trails once again.
Yes, that's right. Stop stereotyping pot smokers. That's funny.
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This demonstartes my point...only one reasonable response so far. I doubt he could not see I had some problems, but it is possible. However, his overall bevaior was that of a troglodytic stoner with microphallus issues. Typical of most mountain bikers...a special breed who share kinship with carnies, Star Trek Convention/Dungeons and Dragons dorks, and inbred hillbilly banjo pickers. I only hope that this evil wretch's mom takes his allowance away. The same for you loser slackers who bashed my plight...go smoke some more weed...mexican drug cartels are depending on you for their income!
I take personal offense to this comment. I do not smoke weed, have never been to a Star Trek convention, don't know the first thing about Dungeons and Dragons, nor am I a hillbilly. Additionally, I'm quite a decent person should you meet me face to face and would probably have stopped to see if you and your boyfriend were alright. However, with the attitude that you've shown here, I am now inclined to say that I hope your broken arm doesn't heal properly and eliminates any future chances of you mountain biking, road biking or any other type of biking.
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Davefarb I woulda give ya one of these if I passed ya on the trail...

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Davefarb- count your lucky stars you came accross this eddie vedder esque pot smoking troglodyte.

I and many other MTBer's I know would have spit in your face for blocking my path. Then I would have tail whipped your broken arm and after your girlfriend saw my fantastic tail whipping, she would have rode off with me to 'do it' in the woods while you writhed in pain.

Please......be more cautious out there.
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. . . Damn Sasquatch-looking jerk...
Gastro, be kind to our road-riding brethren.
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daverfab, was there a point to your tale?
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Davefarb, you sound like you are a very nasty, nasty person, which I hope you are not. Why are you so mean? You must really have an unhappy life to categorize people into a group like that because of the bikes they ride. Such negativity.

So how do you categorize yourself?

I hope that your arm heals soon and that you don't keep this bad feeling within you. I honestly hope all goes better for you, nobody should have to feel as ugly as you do.
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That's what I get for leaving the pavement.
Hmm,In my personal experiences i find some of the roadies to be the biggest jerks of all.especially the current abundance of weekend warrior type fat-a**es clad in lycra riding 5mph in the park looking like their ready to fall over from exhaustion pigging up the paths.actually i have found mtb'ers to be the most friendliest & helpful(&i return it out in the field) as a whole.
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Hmm,In my personal experiences i find some of the roadies to be the biggest jerks of all.especially the current abundance of weekend warrior type fat-a**es clad in lycra riding 5mph in the park looking like their ready to fall over from exhaustion pigging up the paths.actually i have found mtb'ers to be the most friendliest & helpful(&i return it out in the field) as a whole.
Fight stereotyping with stereotyping. Nice.
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I was out on a rare mountain bike ride with a friend when I made a taco special out of my front rim and broke my arm. We had no cellphone reception and were about 7 miles from our car. .
Other than that, how did you like the ride?

I would prefer to hear how long it took you to get back to the car and any tips on how you managed to push the bike and handle the arm problem the 7 miles back to the car. Now that would be useful and interesting.

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