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Old 09-23-02, 07:38 AM
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If I'm out seriiously training or dying on a climb,
then I'm a snotty, stuck up don't respond SOB roadie.
If I'm cruising around, on local MUPs, the lakeside roads,
or the neighbor hood I'm Mr Friendly Roadie.
At Hotter N Hell I said hello to everyone for the
first 90k and smiled. The last 10k I grimaced, gritted my
teeth and stared straight ahead.

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Old 09-23-02, 07:59 AM
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Roadies acknowledge one another in very sublte ways.

An ever so slight nod, raised eyebrow or a finger raised on the hood is the equivelant of a Gomer Pile full extended wave or audible hello.

Look deeper grasshopper.

Don't jump to conclusions.
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Old 09-23-02, 08:02 AM
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I think some of us roadies are just afraid of getting snubbed by you MTBrs…but then again maybe its because we are superior
I don't think so, smarty-pants!

Old Sage says:

1. "an mtb will see you through times of no road bike, better than a road bike will see you through times of no mtb."

2. We don't need to dress in pretty clothes.

3. We can bounce and fall off, exchange tales of scratches and bruises.

4. We don't go around mountains, we go over them.

5. The knobbies on our tires make a nice whirring noise.

6. We can slap our chain-stays.

7. We don't breathe diesel fumes - not directly that is.

8. We get dirty, dusty, muddy, covered in good, honest, muck.

I used to be a roadie myself.

It's just different that's all. We ain't superior, and neither are you. We all enjoy what we do.
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Old 09-23-02, 10:53 AM
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Ther are so few bikers around we all wave to each other. Even motorcycles although they do look a little surprised to be waved at.
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Old 09-23-02, 11:16 AM
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mountain bikers? what are they then?

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It's something to do with being in the woods. Ever notice how everyone says HI when they pass on the trail while hiking? If you pass these same people in the streets they wouldn't even make eye contact.
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Old 09-23-02, 03:49 PM
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I'm a roadie now that my MTB is dead. I just got ahold of my dad's old road bike and I have to say that when on a road bike one must pay atention to many more details of their suroundings, such as the road (bumps ) cars (enemy) other slow moving bikers (MTBers) and everything else MTBers have to worry about.
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Old 09-23-02, 05:14 PM
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i'm new to this forum; thanks for the chance to pitch in my two cents.

there's more to the story. when i was a young man still in college i rode in local training races and criteriums. the atmosphere was chilly, at best, especially between more accomplished riders and neophytes like myself (at the time).

years later i returned to competitive cycling to spend time with my teenage son, who has become a mountain bike racer (and who is in no small measure quicker than his dad). i entered my first race, the park city classic near san luis obispo, last summer, and was nearly overwhelmed by the comraderie and sportsmanship. i rode the amateur course, which diverged from the professional course, then was rejoined. that meant that as i struggled up some very challenging climbs, there were pro team riders routinely passing me. about one out of three took the time to encourage me, a graying, middle-aged man just trying to finish (first klydesdale, i might add!).

i'll not soon forget the difference between roadies and mountain bikers that was made obvious that day. while i still prefer roadwork (my son has since given up mountainbiking in favor of girlchasing ... sigh), my heart is in the dirt world.
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Old 09-23-02, 06:43 PM
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I give a nod or say hellow to all cyclists. I always get one back. May be it is because I give them a look as if to say, "You better respond or else...". But all in all most riders I come across give some sort of friendly gesture back, even the snobs. I really like the one where they wave hellow with one finger.

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Old 09-23-02, 07:11 PM
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Originally posted by Bandit
i'm new to this forum; thanks for the chance to pitch in my two cents.
Cool story. Welcome!
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