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    Why do cyclists always feel the need to say that they ____?

    If you've ever worked in the industry you know what I'm talking about. There's always that guy who has to tell you that he races no matter you're talking about. Doesn't matter whether it's relevant or not, he's going to bring it up.

    What do you notice that cyclists in real life or online just have to tell you?

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    That they ride a single speed.

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    Why are we talking bikes in the OC???... and by " We " , I mean you .
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    That they use strava
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    Squatch, I'm drawing a blank. That's all I got for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    That they use strava
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    Why are we talking bikes in the OC???... and by " We " , I mean you .
    Hey, 'squatch said "they." There's no assuming that we around here even know what a bike is.
    I've made some bad decisions like taking the gears off my bike. So here's the warning: Do not as I say, nor as I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro View Post
    Hey, 'squatch said "they." There's no assuming that we around here even know what a bike is.


    We ride bikes?

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    Why do cyclists always feel the need to say that______

    They'd rather be fishing.
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    .... that they just got their back, crack and sac done?

    Really, I just don't care other than the heads up that I need to avoid talking to them in three weeks because all they will then talk about is how they've got in-grown hairs and can I help get them out.

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    oh gawd, so true...


    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    If you've ever worked in the industry you know what I'm talking about. There's always that guy who has to tell you that he races no matter you're talking about. Doesn't matter whether it's relevant or not, he's going to bring it up.

    What do you notice that cyclists in real life or online just have to tell you?
    here's a couple more...

    "when are you going to switch to clipless?"
    me: f-off i've been riding clipless longer then you have been riding bikes, now i ride platforms

    "it's better out in (insert place name)"
    me: going to come out for a trail build here?

    "how much does your bike weigh?"
    me: a bushel of fish

    "what tires should i run?"
    me: round ones...
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    'depends' are a bum saver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post

    "when are you going to switch to clipless?"
    me: f-off i've been riding clipless longer then you have been riding bikes, now i ride platforms



    ^^^This +

    "When are you going to upgrade switch to full suspension?
    pretty much the same answer applies

    and

    "Once you're no longer a beginner you're going to want to ditch that 29er"
    pretty much the same answer applies


    Between those and the "you've got to race" thing, I wish they would come up with something new. Maybe they never tire of having the same conversation over and over and over, but I sure do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Why do cyclists always feel the need to say that______

    They'd rather be fishing.
    How in the hell did you know that my rear license plate frame says exactly that???

    People, we may have a stalker here...
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    Why do cyclists always feel the need to say that they ____?

    "Are on my left"?

    I get so confused and jump to my left side, cuz all I heard was "LEFT!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    "Are on my left"?

    I get so confused and jump to my left side, cuz all I heard was "LEFT!"
    Atta boy net! Just push 'em all out of the way!
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    Whats a bike?

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    the bike made me brake my arm.
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    I'm every stereotype on here, and they're all awesome! I WIN!!

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    Home mechanics can be the worst. I have to hold back hysterical laughter when somebody brings me their f'd up bike they tried to work on, but stand next to me while I fix it making excuses and then assure me when they're leaving that they are very mechanically inclined.

    It's the same with peoples' diets. You don't really have to tell me that you're vegan, you're just buying a tube...but you did tell me..3 times. I mean, people are only vegan if they tell everyone they talk to, right?

    I find the same situation with odd types of wheels. If someone rides a different type of wheel (i.e. cross-laced or twisted spoke), they're going to bring it up whenever they can.

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    "that looks heavy" - sadly, heard this way too much this past season particularly from racers as they just stood and watch trail maintenance(clearing fallen limbs) happen while not offering any assistance of any kind and seemed annoyed that i was disrupting they're training regimen. the racerboy who is not a cyclist is a rarebreed of dbag.
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    Lately, I'm meeting a lot of Glutards while riding. They all have to tell me about it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    How in the hell did you know that my rear license plate frame says exactly that???

    People, we may have a stalker here...
    So your license plate frame says this?

    Why do cyclists always feel the need to say that they'd rather be fishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53119 View Post
    "that looks heavy" - sadly, heard this way too much this past season particularly from racers as they just stood and watch trail maintenance(clearing fallen limbs) happen while not offering any assistance of any kind and seemed annoyed that i was disrupting they're training regimen. the racerboy who is not a cyclist is a rarebreed of dbag.
    yup, very true
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