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Old 03-17-08, 08:53 PM   #1
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Oops, I must have started a hipster trend at my school

So, every so often when I feel like it in the morning, I bike to school instead of riding the bus (it's actually faster, but I don't always enjoy getting to school sweaty that early in the morning). I roll up my pants and generally wear a cycling cap. When I do ride to school, I usually bring my Chrome Metro instead of my usual Timbuk2 XL. I ride a steel CX bike for the time being though.

Fast forwards to 6 months later. I don't know how long they've been under my radar, but today I spotted 4 well-known ******bags who I know for a fact would never trade their SUVs for bikes. It wouldn't have been so bad if two of them were wearing cycling caps flipped up (a Credit Agricole and a Colnago), pants rolled up, and the worst part: 2 had Chrome bags, one had a custom Timbuk2, and one had a ****ING RELOAD bag.

Sorry, I'm ranting now. I dress how I dress for function over form. Granted, it looks good too. These guys blew all this money and still drive their big honkin' SUVs to school. Just to look....... hip. It just pisses me off when they really have no justification for it.

On the plus side, I wonder if they'll be selling it off in a few months...

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Old 03-17-08, 08:57 PM   #2
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Old 03-17-08, 09:02 PM   #4
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Get a big gang of people from the "car free" forum to stand outside your school and point and laugh at them. I'm up.
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Old 03-17-08, 09:06 PM   #6
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Visually unroll your pants in front of them and flip your cap forward when you get off the bike because clearly you only dress like that because you ride.
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Old 03-17-08, 09:09 PM   #7
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I see tons of people with chrome bags. They're usually have tight girls jeans and other ironic clothing. I have only ever seen 2 people in my town who own chrome bags riding bikes.
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Old 03-17-08, 09:10 PM   #8
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Oops, you're in high school, posting in the wrong forum, and an idiot
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Old 03-17-08, 09:11 PM   #9
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Sidenote: I hate guys in girls jeans.

Me: "Oh hey guy in girls jeans what did you do last night"
Guy in girls jeans: "I cuddled with some girl and we talked about poetry"
Me: "Cool, I ****ed some girl, then we cuddled and talked about poetry"

Makes all the difference.
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faaaill

edit: They probably don't even know who you are.
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Old 03-17-08, 09:15 PM   #11
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O Hai 2 U!

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Old 03-17-08, 09:16 PM   #12
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Ride a touring bike with a rack and pannier, you will be ignored and back to being a bike geek.

Trust me on this one.
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Old 03-17-08, 09:17 PM   #13
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Pics of a d-bag dressed like that exiting an Escalade or it didn't happen.
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Old 03-17-08, 09:17 PM   #14
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Sidenote: I hate guys in girls jeans.

Me: "Oh hey guy in girls jeans what did you do last night"
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Me: "Cool, I ****ed some girl, then we cuddled and talked about poetry"

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They must love bros in rhode island...haha
On a side not, who reallllly cares if these guys wear cycling hats, or better yet, invite them to go ride with you...then they will feel like idiots.
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seriously mods move this thread to cross
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Old 03-17-08, 09:18 PM   #16
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+1

Also, new fork with an uncut steering tube tons of risers and a 25 degree positive rise stem.

Can you grow a beard yet?
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Old 03-17-08, 09:18 PM   #17
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I bike commute every morning too and nobody copies me. Actually, I'd be very happy if anyone did. But I am not as sexy/fashionable/hip as the OP.
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They must love bros in rhode island...haha
RI is horrible. Bro central

Only city I've lived in where the streets will be full of limos on friday or saturday night. Clubs clubs clubs. Its gross. Girls in sequins and guys in unbuttoned shirts. I think it is about time to move...

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On a side not, who reallllly cares if these guys wear cycling hats, or better yet, invite them to go ride with you...then they will feel like idiots.
Actually, this is how I met by best friend. I'm a huge computer geek and some dude was in class wearing a "Got root" shirt. I thought he was wearing it to be ironic so in an ******* move I said "Hey, do you know what that means..." and of course he goes "ya.. I do.. DO YOU?"

7 years later, best friend and only pal to stick by me thru tons of ****. Moral of the story, people can surprise you and it doesn't hurt to try and find out.
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Can you grow a beard yet?
I graduate in less than 3 months, kthnx.

This thread was also started partly just for my own amusement. It's pretty funny to see the polarized responses I'm getting. The rate at which they're coming is pretty alarming too.

Mods, feel free to move this to the stupid thread when the time comes.
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RI is horrible. Bro central

Only city I've lived in where the streets will be full of limos on friday or saturday night. Clubs clubs clubs. Its gross. Girls in sequins and guys in unbuttoned shirts. I think it is about time to move...



Actually, this is how I met by best friend. I'm a huge computer geek and some dude was in class wearing a "Got root" shirt. I thought he was wearing it to be ironic so in an ******* move I said "Hey, do you know what that means..." and of course he goes "ya.. I do.. DO YOU?"

7 years later, best friend and only pal to stick by me thru tons of ****. Moral of the story, people can surprise you and it doesn't hurt to try and find out.
Haha, for sure, I hate when people jump to conclusions, maybe those guys do ride and he hasnt ever asked them. Honestly, it's pretty petty to bring the subject up, I mean, who cares? A lot of people wore skate shoes when I skated and I never was mean about it, or really cared. If you ever plan on riding a track bike without racing on a track, you're doing basically what they are doing.
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I graduate in less than 3 months, kthnx.
I was making a joke, not at your expense, more along the lines of how a certain class of cyclists always have insane beards (re: get a touring bike...)

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This thread was also started partly just for my own amusement. It's pretty funny to see the polarized responses I'm getting. The rate at which they're coming is pretty alarming too.

Mods, feel free to move this to the stupid thread when the time comes.
Take a peak at my post above this where I give you a heart warming story about judging someone because I thought he was just following a trend and how I met my best friend. Thats a pro tip if ever there was one.

Ask the d-bags "Do you guys ride?"
a) "Yes": "Cool lets ride sometime"
b) "No": "LOL why are you dressed like you do poseur?"

Win/win if you ask me.
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I graduate in less than 3 months, kthnx.
Is that supposed to imply that you can or cannot grow a beard? i've been rockin' one since i was 17.
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Haha, for sure, I hate when people jump to conclusions, maybe those guys do ride and he hasnt ever asked them. Honestly, it's pretty petty to bring the subject up, I mean, who cares? A lot of people wore skate shoes when I skated and I never was mean about it, or really cared. If you ever plan on riding a track bike without racing on a track, you're doing basically what they are doing.
I think we may have turned this thread around?

Of course not!!!! (p.s. why does this picture exist?)
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I graduate in less than 3 months, kthnx.

This thread was also started partly just for my own amusement. It's pretty funny to see the polarized responses I'm getting. The rate at which they're coming is pretty alarming too.

Mods, feel free to move this to the stupid thread when the time comes.
sup backed up against a wall. just admit it, you wanted to sound cool ont he internet. its not a big deal, we all do it.
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