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Old 09-22-20, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Why do we care so much what others do?
You have to look at the form of the question, as well as the response to the answers.

So, for example, for the "why do some people insist on using handle bar bags that are at variance with my expectations?" thread, when provided with actual explanations, such as

(a) the scoffed-at mode provides additional mounting stability under rough off-road conditions
(b) the scoffed-at-mode mounts in a way that is less likely to damage carbon bars

the response is silent incomprehension.

That, put simply, is because the OP is trolling, and has no interest in an actual explanation. It is simply derision-signaling, which is some form of virtue-signaling, employed by one feeling the need to express conformity to what they (wrongly) perceive to be the dominant opinion.
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Old 09-22-20, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy View Post
When did other cyclists start this "waving" thing? At first I thought they were waving at me because of my dashing good looks. Then I realized those that wave were doing it at everyone. Strange.
Definitely not everyone. I personally watched about a half a dozen videos from GCN and similar sources before I knew to whom I should and should not wave.
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Old 09-22-20, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy View Post
When did other cyclists start this "waving" thing? At first I thought they were waving at me because of my dashing good looks. Then I realized those that wave were doing it at everyone. Strange.
Everyone? Then how come they don't wave at me? Am I not their type?
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Old 09-23-20, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
ikr? I try to bite my tongue, but whenever I see a "serious" road cyclist riding with locked arms extended, I want to yell "point those elbows!"

Sigh.
I tried riding with partially flexed elbows and developed cubital tunnel syndrome in my right arm. It’s an entrapment of the ulnar nerve, just distal to the elbow commonly caused my keeping your elbows flexed too long. Had I continued to ride like that, I’d be disabled to work at my job. I know flexed elbows is the standard “correct” position, but it’s not for me.
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Old 09-23-20, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Bassmanbob View Post
I tried riding with partially flexed elbows and developed cubital tunnel syndrome in my right arm. It’s an entrapment of the ulnar nerve, just distal to the elbow commonly caused my keeping your elbows flexed too long. Had I continued to ride like that, I’d be disabled to work at my job. I know flexed elbows is the standard “correct” position, but it’s not for me.
Agree it’s not for everyone, and that is one reason why I bite my tongue, some cyclists have good reasons for their setup/style.
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
Definitely not everyone. I personally watched about a half a dozen videos from GCN and similar sources before I knew to whom I should and should not wave.
Someone should start a "Someone explain this waving thing to me" thread. We haven't had a waving thread in a while.
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Old 09-23-20, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post

That, put simply, is because the OP is trolling, and has no interest in an actual explanation. It is simply derision-signaling, which is some form of virtue-signaling, employed by one feeling the need to express conformity to what they (wrongly) perceive to be the dominant opinion.
Nailed it.
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Old 09-23-20, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Someone should start a "Someone explain this waving thing to me" thread. We haven't had a waving thread in a while.
A "someone explain this yelling thing to me" thread could be fun, too.
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Old 09-23-20, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
Definitely not everyone. I personally watched about a half a dozen videos from GCN and similar sources before I knew to whom I should and should not wave.
As a misanthropic introvert with low social needs, I don't wave at anyone. They're lucky to get an easily-missed slight nod from me.
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