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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by willypilgrim View Post
    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.

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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.
    Last edited by tx_what_it_do; 04-21-08 at 04:06 PM.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by taken67 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by willypilgrim View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jordy808 View Post
    Lol **** off, I'm just looking for some ideas that I might have not thought of already. ****.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ::velolove:: View Post
    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 ****.
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    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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