So I'm home for the holidays (NY suburb) and went for an exercise/get the hell out of the house before I go nuts ride, and it seemed like every other person I met had something nasty to say about my bike, myself, or both. Things like 'Get off the road!' 'Get on the sidewalk!' 'That bike is not for the street' (from a guy on a wildly expensive looking mountain bike) 'Slow down!' 'Do a trackstand!' 'Wear a helmet!' 'Where's your brake?' It was so weird.
For the record, neither my bike nor I are particularly flashy (it's an old LeJeune track and I am an ordinaryish looking female art student) and I wasn't doing anything fancy. Do suburban people just hate fixies, or bikes in general, or does New Years make them cranky? Do any of you ride in the suburbs? I'm almost looking forward to returning to nice urban Philly, there all anyone says is 'Nice bike'.
Just had to blow off steam. Hope that didn't bore anyone too terribly much.