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Old 09-21-20, 05:27 PM
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Why do we care so much what others do?
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Old 09-21-20, 05:34 PM
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It’s a common symptom of COVID which causes people to scold and judge others.
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If I had to take a guess it's because we live in a "look at me" society now. How else can you explain the rise of Strava, Facebook, etc.? People are trying to make their lives look better in other people's eyes. Being ordinary or average is not in style.
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I think it’s a variant of FOMO.
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Originally Posted by velopig View Post
Its a common symptom of COVID which causes people to scold and judge others.
Covid-19 might have something to with it. People that haven't been riding much for decades, are now starting to ride again. They are noticing that some things have changed, and wondering why.
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Old 09-21-20, 05:54 PM
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Hey you kids.. get off the grass.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Hey you kids.. get off the grass.
That was the tone of the original threads, yes. Well spotted.
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Lucy, you got some splainin' to do.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
That was the tone of the original threads, yes. Well spotted.
I've noticed that i've become a grumpy old man and realized that I won't change anything and should stop wasting my time caring what others do.

Ride the wrong way, not wear a helmet, not wear gloves, hang you bike by the front wheel, too much air pressure, use a hitch carrier when it will fit inside, glasses under straps, handlebar bag, street cloths, tinted door windows,... i'm sure there's more, but that's all i can remember over the past few days of posts on this forum.
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Old 09-21-20, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
I've noticed that i've become a grumpy old man and realized that I won't change anything and should stop wasting my time caring what others do.

Ride the wrong way, not wear a helmet, not wear gloves, hang you bike by the front wheel, too much air pressure, use a hitch carrier when it will fit inside, glasses under straps, handlebar bag, street cloths, tinted door windows,... i'm sure there's more, but that's all i can remember over the past few days of posts on this forum.
It's like a Jerry Seinfeld routine in here - "What's the deal with handlebar bags?"
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I've noticed that i've become a grumpy old man and realized that I won't change anything
I noticed that about you long ago.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
I noticed that about you long ago.
I'm working on it.

First step is to recognize the problem.

Second step is to ask the doctor for a script for medical cannabis. (nah)
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Because this is BF. Whatever topic you bring up, you’re going to get every aspect f it explained in detail whether that’s what you wanted or asked for or not. So you might as well ask for an explanation anyway?
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I like "someone explain to me" threads.

Help clarify things that puzzle me.
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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.

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Why do we care so much what others do?
Why do you care what others are posting about?

Oh, wait...
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because people are butthurt because they aren't riding their aero bikes properly....
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Because people who have ridden more miles than we've been alive (still trying to figure out the conversion factor for that!), are very concerned about what other people are doing on their bikes!!
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because people are butthurt because they aren't riding their aero bikes properly....
You mean with arms locked?
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You mean with arms locked?
Is there any other way!?
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Is there any other way!?
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.
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because people are butthurt because they aren't riding their aero bikes properly....
I thought people get butthurt because of ill fitting saddles.
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Well?
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Because it's late September. And Covid. Might get worse as the winter wears on.
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