Last edited by nayr497; 09-07-06 at 10:37 PM.
Learn to meditate. You asked for opinions.
You're posting come-backs on the internet ... a week later. Sorry, but you lost.Originally Posted by nayr497
Maybe the guy was genuinely curious. You need to calm down.
Does a dog have a buddha nature?Originally Posted by the pope
It is unfortunate that making fun/ xenophobia is a common human tendency. It happens everywhere. People feel uncomfortable and tease when something is outside their comfort zone.
That being said, bike gear is alot like gravity, except replace force with coolness. The further away you are from the bike, the less cool it is.
I have a few cycling caps, the universal yellow campy hat and the hat that wesly snipes was wearing in "White Men Can't Jump", so I understand your pain.
Would you tease a guy wearing a fireproof racesuit at the movies? What about a guy carrying a fishing reel at the supermarket? What about a guy in full camoflague and a shotgun at a mall? OK bad example.
Spandex anywhere is not cool, unless you are touching your bike. Caps could be worn when the bike is in sight distance. Same with nonrecessed cleated shoes. Recessed clipless shoes can be worn within 100 yards, as long as you don't sound like a tapdancer when you are walking.
There are a few times when these "guidelines" can be broken, like when you are with a group of riders in a bar, or in my case, wearing my race uniform ( including number) to a fetish party thrown by the art/theatre department ( it's true that in that stage in my life, I looked a little too much like Champion from the Triplets of Belleville with a nosejob, but I also had the best luck ever there(twice)).
Excuse my rambling...to sum it up, if you wear bike clothing and you are not near a bike, get used to friction. Sorry, the hat is dorky.
not banned anymore
additionally if you were wearing one with brand advertising on it they are promotional items, promo items you paid for buy they are certianly clearly promo items. a few weeks ago walking down grand a punk of leather punks called me a track bike f*g, i think i was wearing my bag at the time but besides that nothing on me even implied bike riding, i thought it was funny, similarly as lame, similarly as easily ignored, i wish they hadn't used the f word but whatev
i'm not against wearing the hat, i'm just pointing out that branded ones look very promotional and as someone that puts on outdoor events there are always companies that want to hand out promo material, and to a non-bike person the small brim could look cheap/promotional
Outside the US, yes.Originally Posted by nayr497
"Baseball is America's National pasttime." If tons of people start wearing cycling caps for the next fifty years, then it will be socially acceptable.
Until then, it's equalivalent to three-legged jeans.
And the above post about promotional items was rather profound, especially for this forum.
not banned anymore
Mu.Originally Posted by shakeNbake
BING BING BING!Originally Posted by Yoshi
That should be the response.
whoa whoa whoa...slow down there, Mr. Dempsey 10-speed!!! Back off the guns. Someone ruffles your feathers and want to start swinging (or at least instigate it and then make your "big friend" finish the job)? Thicken up that skin. Life gets worse.Originally Posted by nayr497
There are worse things in life than having someone comment on a bike hat at a Radiohead coverband concert or where ever you were. I have never been made fun of or become the target of such shopping center atrocities for wearing a hat of any kind - in the 23 years I have been on bike. I sure am glad you survived.
To think people in parts of the world are complaining about disease and hunger...and right here in our own nation, someone might have made fun of you for wearing a cycling hat.
You shoulda socked him. You shoulda socked everyone there.
165: I completely agree with you, but I would consider toning down your rant a bit ( although it was mostly justified and rather tame, considering the circumstance) .Considering your new star, you don't want to become "decaf".
not banned anymore
i didnt get asked to do this job because I change who I am.
the OP asked for opinions. he got mine. i did not stalk/attack/etc.
in all honesty, this thread shouldn't even exist in here - it has absolutely nothing to do with fixed gear or single speed cycling whatsoever. like a good deal of the chaff that floats down. but it remains - why? I ask you:
why leave threads in here that are not directly ss/fg related?
there is foo after all.
Originally Posted by nayr497
Umm...this whole story sounds pretty gay to me.
(If you are gay, that's cool. If not, I'd consider not posting stuff like this again.)
give him a throat jab or shut the fu(k up. Dont act like your not an assh0leOriginally Posted by nayr497
Push me in the corner and put that pooty on me
stop caring and if that doesn't work turn your walkman up louder it helps
I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Originally Posted by shakeNbake
(now please to consider that and roll it in your mind with the urgency of an iron ball on fire in your belly)
who punches people?
not cool with you apparently. because you still use 'gay' as a pejorative.Originally Posted by carleton
No. I mean gay as in GAY. Not as in "unacceptable".Originally Posted by kathrot
"pejorative": Good one. I had to look it up.
Yeah that's pretty gay man...Originally Posted by kathrot
Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.