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Old 06-22-18, 11:41 AM
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Papa Tom
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Bikes: The same GT Outpost Mountain bike I've been riding since 1996, although I modify it throughout the year for commuting, touring, and recreational riding.

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noglider: I ran that possibility through my head a few times. Maybe he had been heckled so many times that he'd learned to just ignore people yelling stuff at him from cars. Who knows. But I find that many people on bikes ignore simple greetings, let alone words of encouragement, even when I am also on a bike. It could be that they are self-conscious, or maybe they just hate me at first sight. Perhaps they see my tricked-out mountain bike with all its bells, whistles, and speakers, and assume I'm some kind of bike psycho that should be avoided. In any event, it's a shame that a sport that opens the door to social interaction in so many ways often ends up with participants ignoring - and even disrespecting - one another.
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