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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    That they use strava
    Is that the blue or the green pill

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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.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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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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    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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    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 <strike>upgrade</strike> 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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    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.
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    I have been tubless for quite some time - more of a shower guy
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    That trails not technical.
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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.
    indeed they are, though unfortunately they're not that rare anymore....

    the last time i encountered this i simply replied, "it is" and then just sat down on the log.
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    "out of my way, newbie!"

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    can't believe we've gotten this far without JRA.

    used to get that one all the time when i worked in a shop as a customer was trying to convince me that the blatant crash damage on his mangled bike should be covered by their warranty. "seriously man, i was just riding along...."

    you know the story... "i was JRA when out of nowhere my wheel collapsed... causing my fork to bend, ripping the brake lines off, which then made me lose control and crash - which tweaked my handlebars and tore the entire rear shifter thing off the back of my bike! i'm lucky to be alive and {insert brand} is lucky i don't sue them!"

    that made me facepalm before facepalming was cool.
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    I heard the single speed thing so often that I had to stop riding mine and buy another geared bike.
    It's really a shame, I enjoyed riding that single speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    I heard the single speed thing so often that I had to stop riding mine and buy another geared bike.
    It's really a shame, I enjoyed riding that single speed.
    See my sig.

    I once showed up to a team ride on my SS. At two guys were wondering why I ride SS (though in a legitimate, curious way).

    Now I don't ride SS on team rides no more. But that has nothing to do with the fact that my rear wheel is missing a spoke.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    That gears are for queers, if you were a real man you'd ride a SS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    That gears are for queers, if you were a real man you'd ride a SS.
    I was told once that suspension is for people with weak wrists. He proceeded to tell me about how strong his wrists were, hence why he was looking for a fully rigid 'downhill bike'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    I was told once that suspension is for people with weak wrists. He proceeded to tell me about how strong his wrists were, hence why he was looking for a fully rigid 'downhill bike'.
    What a dork! I bet you hear everything in that trade. BTW Squatch I have a photo of one of your relatives.
    Apparently your not the only surviving BIGFOOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    What a dork! I bet you hear everything in that trade. BTW Squatch I have a photo of one of your relatives.
    Apparently your not the only surviving BIGFOOT.
    Good thing I have strong wrists and can ride that rigid thing!

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    Giving any variety of excuse for poor raceday performance. Just admit you sugged ballz and move along, son. We all have bad days on the bike.
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    "I did XXX miles this week."

    Roadie at work hits me with this EVERY monday morning. It isn't so much the fact that he always does it so much as the superior way he comes off about how many more miles he has done than I have.

    Its gotten annoying enough a few times for me to bet him $100.00 he couldnt keep up with us and probably wouldnt even finish the ride. He has yet to take me up on the offer. This knocks the smug out of him for a week or two tops, then he is back to monday morning bragging.

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    I'm starting to get annoyed at the "you should ride clipless pedals" comments my wife has been getting at group events lately. When she rode an entry level bike, nobody said anything. She got a carbon Blur this year, and put some nice platforms on it, and now people have no shortage of comments about how clipless are better. She has no desire to ride clipless pedals, and she does well on platforms. I don't see the problem. I ride clipless on my mtb, but I ride platforms on my road bike. I haven't done any group rides on it, but I bet the comments would be priceless if I did show up to one.

    Another that annoys me are the guys who always say that they're "training" for something. They never go out to just ride their bikes for fun. They're always training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    "I did XXX miles this week."

    Roadie at work hits me with this EVERY monday morning. It isn't so much the fact that he always does it so much as the superior way he comes off about how many more miles he has done than I have.

    Its gotten annoying enough a few times for me to bet him $100.00 he couldnt keep up with us and probably wouldnt even finish the ride. He has yet to take me up on the offer. This knocks the smug out of him for a week or two tops, then he is back to monday morning bragging.
    I like it! Roadies tend to run the smugness factor to the nth degree as it is.
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    I ride fast and hard...like really fast and hard. I break stuff a lot because I ride so fast and hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    I ride fast and hard...like really fast and hard. I break stuff a lot because I ride so fast and hard.
    "I broke this chain because I'm too strong and was riding past its failure limits. What are some stronger chains?"
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post

    Another that annoys me are the guys who always say that they're "training" for something. They never go out to just ride their bikes for fun. They're always training.
    usually this comes up for me on group rides. Although im a racer, I dont bring it up. (Reminds me of the Joke "How can you tell the triathlete in the room? Dont worry, he'll tell you") Most of my coworkers dont even have a clue how much I ride. But when rider friends that dont race ask about riding with me, I am forced to decline because of the training schedule. When having a limited schedule, you have to make the most of ride time and which leaves all rides as training rides. Training rides are fun, as long as youre riding with others that are on the same level in fitness and goals.
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    Why do cyclists always need to mention something about doing their own maintenance?

    On a somewhat similar topic, I had a customer recently buy a tube and when I asked him if he wanted to install it himself or have us do it, his response was "hah, I can't change a tube, I can barely replace a broken spoke." He was dead-serious. My reaction must have been priceless because he gave me a funny look after he said that!

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    I just wrap the broken one around a good spoke, you're supposed to replace them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    I just wrap the broken one around a good spoke, you're supposed to replace them?
    That's what they say, but you don't really need them Kinda like spare powerlinks if you break a chain on the trail, you don't actually need them. Just take that broken spoke and do this!


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