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Do Gravel Riders Drink Kombucha Tea?

Old 12-18-20, 09:55 AM
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Do Gravel Riders Drink Kombucha Tea?

Seems like from all the ads I am bombarded with, gravel riders wear red plaid, have perfectly groomed beards and probably cross-country ski with wool pants and suspenders.

What's the deal with this stereotype?
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Old 12-18-20, 09:57 AM
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have perfectly groomed beards...
Even the women?
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Old 12-18-20, 10:48 AM
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My beard is pretty damn nice.
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Old 12-18-20, 10:50 AM
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no beard, no red plaid, and I don't live anywhere near someplace that skiing would be an option. I enjoy a tangy kombucha now and then, though.
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Old 12-18-20, 10:53 AM
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It's the bikepacking influence. Y'now, outdoorsy folk.
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Very trendy for males to grow their beard. Shows others that they are real "men" and not grown boys.
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Old 12-18-20, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
Very trendy for males to grow their beard. Shows others that they are real "men" and not grown boys.
I grew one during this pandemic. Convinced my wife that I was not just laying around on the couch all day, but rather was working hard on my beard. It takes a lot of effort to push those whiskers out of my face.
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Old 12-18-20, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
It's the bikepacking influence. Y'now, outdoorsy folk.
You ride only indoors?

Stripping off layers in MT last year. I donít have a beard or drink that stuff.


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Old 12-18-20, 12:01 PM
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I had a beard before it was cool. Kombucha is akin to toilet water the second before it gets flushed.
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Old 12-18-20, 12:27 PM
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Yes to kombucha no to the beard. I'm still jealous of a co-op worker who cruises on a LHT with a camp stove on the DT, for coffee breaks.
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Old 12-18-20, 01:14 PM
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I do have a beard but mostly because I am not a fan of shaving, however not perfectly groomed. As far as kombucha if my stomach is way off sometimes I will consider it but I really don't much care fo it. Plaid is not really for me. I would wear my clan tartan though but I don't really do it often because the ethics of wool and even if I had some old wool I can't wear it anyway.

People generally love stereotypes they make it easier for us to deal with the world. They are generally all wrong or maybe somewhat correct but still wrong ethically.

I have ads for rugs and crappy hub drive bikes and sometimes really ugly face masks. I don't know how they got to that.
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Old 12-18-20, 02:26 PM
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Beards are still not cool. We just donít tell you that.
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I've never heard of Kombucha. Never had a beard either; much too sparse. I don't think beards run in the family.

The ponytail is down to my waist though so if I am riding my bike it has to be in a manbun, or at least an approximation of sorts. That's as hipster as I can get.
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Originally Posted by Mulberry20 View Post
Seems like from all the ads I am bombarded with, gravel riders wear red plaid, have perfectly groomed beards and probably cross-country ski with wool pants and suspenders.

What's the deal with this stereotype?
Its a day that ends in Y, so mulberry is beating on gravel again.


I couldn't grow a respectable beard if my life depended on it.
I do have 2 tattoos.
I drink a lemonade kombucha probably 4 times a year. Bitter, fizzy, different.


Mulberry- I am sorry to hear a marketing trend has got you all twisted around. Next, let's hear your thoughts on roadie and ebike marketing.***
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Old 12-18-20, 07:25 PM
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I don't drink kombucha tea but I do bring a thermos of regular black tea on all my rides.
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Old 12-18-20, 09:47 PM
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I let my beard grow during the winter because I live in the upper midwest.
I don't think I've ever had kombucha.
I have no tatoos.
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Old 12-18-20, 10:05 PM
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Not cool, man. Not cool.



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Uncle Billy kept his beard short, lest he get too close to a fire.


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prefer rearless wool chaps & suspenders.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
You ride only indoors?
Yeah, Peloton and beard grooming are my life. You should like totally follow my 'gram, bruh. It's sick.
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Could be worse than all that. It could have been the hipster man-bun.
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To determine your tea and flannel shirt preferences, first, they need to know what kind of gravel, whether it's real gravel or just rail-trails and neighborhood streets, or graded gravel roads, or rocks the size of your head, or giant boulders. Then they need to know if it's a real honest genuine gravel bike, or just a ten-speed with slightly knobby tires.

You see, it's complicated.
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Originally Posted by Mulberry20 View Post
Seems like from all the ads I am bombarded with, gravel riders wear red plaid, have perfectly groomed beards and probably cross-country ski with wool pants and suspenders.

What's the deal with this stereotype?
Your talking about the side of the family that also eschews modern frames, disc brakes and tubeless tire.
Gravel On!

And i X-Country ski, and own bicycle suspenders - worn to formal occasions.

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