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Old 05-16-03, 07:36 AM
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'Fellow' cyclists who suddenly start to zig-zag all over the road (leaving no room to pass them by) when all you were doing was warning them well in advance--out of courtesy--that you were coming from behind them.

Not to warn them (while better for your pace, etc.), is not an option. Those cyclists would be complaining that one of the biggest cycling mistakes is scaring the sh*t out of them while they are enjoying a nice Sunday 40RPM spin.
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Old 05-16-03, 08:25 AM
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Originally posted by a2psyklnut

Not getting your butt off the back of the saddle while descending.

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Heck Cyclenut, that's when I rest. How can I rest if I gotta stand up?
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Old 05-16-03, 11:33 AM
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Originally posted by smelly
I see alot, heres my list;

-people who have the seat to low
-mountain bikers with tires that are way to wide
-no cycling shoes
I would fail on all of these and if you pointed it out to me I would laugh at you for judging. I ride with each of those as a purpose. Especially if I am on my way to a real trail...

Cycling shoes...what the heck are those clipless...sorry man not in a million years would I subject myself to those on the trails here.

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Old 05-16-03, 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by a2psyklnut
Not bringing necessary items and borrowing mine! i.e. extra water, extra tube, patch kit,....etc.

Not bringing refreshments for post-ride cool down (i.e. BEER!). Just one, but man is it good!

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hey man lets go riding what should I bring? patch kit, pump, soare tube, small tool kit. Did he bring it no! who had to double back after he called on my cell telling me he had a flat hmmm me. Who ended buying all the beer at the end if the ride HIM

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Old 05-16-03, 07:49 PM
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Originally posted by D*Alex
Hey, stinky, you live in a rainy climate! What do you do when it rains-arrive at work with a wet @$$??

I'd like to add one more mistake that cyclists do, at least here: They take too seriously posts made by adolescent trolls.
Im not a troll, I just try to be funny every once in a while.

BTW, I wont ride in the rain, its not a good idea. I might get struck by lightning!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-16-03, 07:53 PM
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Originally posted by Maelstrom
I would fail on all of these and if you pointed it out to me I would laugh at you for judging. I ride with each of those as a purpose. Especially if I am on my way to a real trail...

Cycling shoes...what the heck are those clipless...sorry man not in a million years would I subject myself to those on the trails here.
technicly a downhiller is not a cyclist. WHY? they're not cycling, they're just riding down hill w/o pedeling. pedeling = cycling
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Old 05-16-03, 08:33 PM
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umm....maybe you should try some dh, maybe its less about pedaling, but more about being able to handle a BIG bike under you at BIG speeds on very very technical terrain. i dont understand your reasoning either...but whatever
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Originally posted by sshock4
umm....maybe you should try some dh, maybe its less about pedaling, but more about being able to handle a BIG bike under you at BIG speeds on very very technical terrain. i dont understand your reasoning either...but whatever
OH, don't get me wrong, I love downhilling! I'v been doing it for a while now!!!
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Old 05-16-03, 08:51 PM
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....what?
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Old 05-16-03, 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by sshock4
....what?
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Old 05-16-03, 10:47 PM
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Guess, I would be one to be lined up with the helmet police. Just my choice not that would really make it a law or anything. But I am very adamant about helmets. Cyclists with my cycling group would be very uncomfortable if a non-helmeted cyclist rode with us.
When traffic is heavy and there is not light, I should be ashamed but I might ride three blocks on the wrong side of the road, since it is impossible to cross. I must stop doing that. It is illegal. But that is the ony time I do that.Others do that far more than I do.
Cyclists about here are pretty well behaved. I do not see much in the way of poor behavior. Of course cyclists often show poor manners to one another. Like passing on a bike path without announcing themselves or almost running over pedesterians without announcing themselves.
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Old 05-17-03, 07:35 AM
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BTW, I wont ride in the rain, its not a good idea. I might get struck by lightning!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And that would be a bad thing********************?
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Old 05-17-03, 09:04 AM
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Originally posted by smelly
OH, don't get me wrong, I love downhilling! I'v been doing it for a while now!!!
Smelly, are you stating that you've been "over-the-hill" for some time?
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Old 05-17-03, 10:08 AM
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Backpack on the long tour, instead of panniers.

Chain without a trace of an oil.

Short sleeves or shorts on a sunny day (not enough sun protection).

Bicycles traveling on the car racks, instead of cyclist traveling on the bikes.

Too thin tires for the realistic city surfaces.
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