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Friendly cyclist in matching kit on nice bike

Old 10-04-16, 11:29 AM
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...but did he wave????
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Old 10-04-16, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by dr_lha View Post
You think that's amazing: a guy on a tri-bike waved at me yesterday.
Are you sure he wasn't motioning to you to get out of his way?
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Old 10-04-16, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
This and a patch kit just in case.
I always ask if a fellow cyclist is all good when rolling by.
I have to admit that I do this only when the cyclist looks like a commuter, racer or recreational cyclist.

When a person on a bike looks like this, I admit I do not stop and I do not ask.

And I know that's crappy of me.

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Old 10-04-16, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bikecrate View Post
Are you sure he wasn't motioning to you to get out of his way?
Day: ruined.
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Old 10-04-16, 12:42 PM
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socks can be any color you like, as long as they're black.
Yeah, but how high up the ankle/calf?
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Old 10-04-16, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by FullGas View Post
not sure what your point is...
The point is this is the 41, where clusters of the same topic seem to appear together. This seems to be in response to the "Unfriendly" post, where "matchy matchy kit riders on crabon bikes" were blanketly described as uncivil, and meanies.
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Old 10-04-16, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by dr_lha View Post
You think that's amazing: a guy on a tri-bike waved at me yesterday.
That IS amazing!
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Old 10-04-16, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Did he wave as he left?
You had to go there
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Old 10-05-16, 12:54 AM
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I once asked a guy in a matching kit with a carbon bike (MAMIL, they call them) if he needs help as he was pushing his bike uphill on a short climb. He said yeah and laughed ......i didnt stop, just to realise he was to fat for the hill and probably embarrassed.
True story
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Old 10-05-16, 01:38 AM
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I just got it, I thought the OP was meaning that his and the other guys kit were matching, like they were in the same club or something - maybe even the same Tour Team
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Old 10-05-16, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by bicikleto View Post
I once asked a guy in a matching kit with a carbon bike (MAMIL, they call them) if he needs help as he was pushing his bike uphill on a short climb. He said yeah and laughed ......i didnt stop, just to realise he was to fat for the hill and probably embarrassed.
True story
Hey that was me
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Old 10-05-16, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by memebag View Post
On Saturday I was 25 miles into a 50 mile ride when I had a flat. I pulled over and started changing it. Several cyclists rolled by and asked if I needed anything. I told them I was good. Then I tried to blow a little air into the spare tube and saw it had a hole. Sigh. I started trying to figure out cross streets in the neighborhood so I could ask my wife to pick me up, when a guy on a nice bike in matching kit stopped and asked if I needed anything. I told him my spare tube had a hole. He reached not his bag and gave me one. Ride saved!

I don't know how much his bike cost, or what it was made of. I was too focused on my flat to notice.

Also, I've done the same for other cyclists.
Pics or it didn't happen...
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Old 10-05-16, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
Fact is that roadies are kinda like New Yorkers. They seem to be very in to their own lives and uncaring about others, that is until a crisis or when someone needs help. Then they give away what may be one of their best kept secrets.
How dare you seek to redress one of our most cherished stereotypes. Please turn in your NY card and move to Jersey or Texas or something.
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Old 10-05-16, 08:16 AM
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How dare you seek to redress one of our most cherished stereotypes. Please turn in your NY card and move to Jersey or Texas or something.
I don't need to take that crap from a someone who uses a Dallas Cowboys logo as his avatar. Maybe you're the one who should move to Texas.

(I'd never suggest that anyone move to New Jersey)
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Old 10-05-16, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
I don't need to take that crap from a someone who uses a Dallas Cowboys logo as his avatar. Maybe you're the one who should move to Texas.

(I'd never suggest that anyone move to New Jersey)
Easy with the Texas bashing, I mean I don't have anything against new yorkers. In fact the first person I ever ran off the road in my pickup was a new yorker.
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Old 10-05-16, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
I don't need to take that crap from a someone who uses a Dallas Cowboys logo as his avatar. Maybe you're the one who should move to Texas.

(I'd never suggest that anyone move to New Jersey)
I definitely would move to Texas, except that if ever I'd leave Austin, I'm really in Texas, soooooo ...

But the Cowboys logo is revered across the land. Try to keep up.




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Easy with the Texas bashing, I mean I don't have anything against new yorkers. In fact the first person I ever ran off the road in my pickup was a new yorker.
It's all in fun.
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Old 10-05-16, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
Easy with the Texas bashing, I mean I don't have anything against new yorkers. In fact the first person I ever ran off the road in my pickup was a new yorker.
Now, you're all palaver and bluster!

One of the first jobs I had out of college was in the Dallas area. I remember my first rides in north Texas. Coming from California I wondered how long it would be before some Texas redneck would try to run me off the road. I was actually a bit afraid! It didn't happen! People were so nice to me and I couldn't believe it--even when I would ride in the countryside east of Dallas! Kids, playing in their front yards, would sweetly wave to me as I would ride by and, no--they weren't giving me salutes with their middle fingers as I had gotten so used to back home! Truck drivers would give me plenty of room and would honk at me to give me encouragement (probably because they were amazed that anybody would be crazy enough to ride in 105 degree weather in that terrible humidity).

Quite surprising it was!
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post

But the Cowboys logo is revered across the land. Try to keep up.
Yes, The Cowboys are (more like were) America's team, especially back when they had the All American boy at QB.

But to be fair, we should say throughout America, except for a strip of coastline running from Connecticut to northern VA.
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Talc works well:

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