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Old 04-21-08, 03:48 PM   #1
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Biker Stereotypes

So I'm doing this little mockumentary for a class on Austin's biking cliques and was looking for some ideas of stereotypes for like fixie hipsters, bmxers, mtbers, and road bikers.
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Old 04-21-08, 03:50 PM   #2
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you should drop out of film class if you don't even know enough about your subject to make fun of it that you have to post on an internet messageboard about it.
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Old 04-21-08, 03:53 PM   #3
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you should drop out of film class if you don't even know enough about your subject to make fun of it that you have to post on an internet messageboard about it.
So there's your first one. Apparantly fixed riders are soulless jerks.

I'm jus keeding
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this should help you with the fixed gear hipsters.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=b2885aR6o6s

just replace skateboards with bikes and you got it.
dont rip it off though, just use it as a template.

leg over mounting technique
wierd **** they wear (fake wayfarers and low profile caps with the brims bent up)
mini u locks in the back pocket
old sneakers
pabst blue ribbon
elitist attitude
hatred for cars

bmx stereotypes.. iunno.. bmx-ers look like alot of people. you cant look at one and be like "hey that guy rides bmx" like you'd look at some kid with puffy, blown up supra's, krew jeans and baggy shirt and identify him as a skateboarder.
but:
dickies, pearl snaps, bmx gloves (worn even in class)

i can't think of any silly stereotypes.

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Old 04-21-08, 04:15 PM   #5
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well if you're going to be as unoriginal as everyone else by mocking bicycle culture just hit up youtube and copy everything you see. Clearly you don't have anything original planned anyways so just do what every film maker does at one point and copy someone else's work and call it a day.
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How about a gang of recumbent cyclists battles a pennyfarthing crew transported from 1882?
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trite as ****.

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they have septum piercings
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How about a gang of recumbent cyclists battles a pennyfarthing crew transported from 1882?
that would be so bad ass! you know the pennyfarthing guys would lay waste with old-world brutality. but then you'd have those conniving recumbent riders getting in the way all the time.
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you should drop out of film class if you don't even know enough about your subject to make fun of it that you have to post on an internet messageboard about it.
Lol **** off, I'm just looking for some ideas that I might have not thought of already. ****.
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Old 04-21-08, 05:44 PM   #11
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Step 1: buy ticket to PDX
Step 2: Catch cab/MAX downtown
Step 3: Go to Stumptown Coffee for 1 hour with video camera and an aerospoke
Step 4: Turn in project
Step 5: Eat at the Montage and get Giant Gnome to go bag to eat yur delicious Mac n' Cheese on your Flight home.
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Old 04-21-08, 05:57 PM   #12
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Lol **** off, I'm just looking for some ideas that I might have not thought of already. ****.
Step 1: Observe.

No more steps.
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fixed-gear cyclists should be sitting around arguing about who's more hardcore while drinking cheap beer, then all go hop on their tarck bikes and ride to a coffee shop (with a mess of various-camera-angle action shots), but when they get to the coffee shop it should be clear it was on the same block.

also... during the mess of camera angle shots I think there should be individual freeze-frame shots of the riders, with a little on screen textual description (along the lines of possenger; clingsenger - my new made up name for people like me who were once messengers, but it was a pathetically long time ago and really we should stop talking about it by now; and then definitely one person who drove across town with his/her tarck bike on the back of their car)

I know, I know... too specific and too snarky.
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spend a few hours reading bikesnob. he has a pretty good idea of exactly what you're planning to expand on, and blogs about it a lot.
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excuse me, CYCLISTS.
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spend a few hours reading bikesnob. he has a pretty good idea of exactly what you're planning to expand on, and blogs about it a lot.
+1 BSNYC is king of ignorant bike criticism
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for fuks sake, i've read some of the dumgest shiit from all these people in the past months. not like it matters but the recycled stupidity is trite as ****.
OMGSOANGRYIMBETTERTHANYOU.

on an actually related note:
shouldnt you have a pretty firm grasp on the culture you plan to mock BEFORE you start trying to mock it?
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he asked for stereotypes. nobody's trying to be carlos mencia, just providing him what he asked for.
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the few BMX dudes I know are zitty teens who listen to 311 (rollerbladers listen to that too). oh wait, I'm just thinking of rollerbladers. never mind.
but can you include those in your story too, as well as skateboarders that dress like Christian Hosoi and roll around in packs on the back of Tony Hawk's Pizza Hut delivery truck?
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