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    Short rants.

    I love biking.....but I hate bug bites.

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    Word. I put on a clean t-shirt yesterday, and something inside the shirt immediately bit my back. I had a 6" diameter red bump, with red tendrils radiating out from it. It was dramatic and itchy. I now distrust my clothes.

    RANT: It's "set foot" and not "step foot". It makes me want to stab a hobo.
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    And what's with the Subway commercials where the adults are all talking like 6 year olds?

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    I'm sick and tired of the greed and high prices of freakin bicycle crap, and twenty five hundred dollar aluminum frames. For me it's a matter of principal. "Bite-me"

    I do feel better, Thank you op.

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    My good pair has a hole in them....oh wait, thought you said shorts rant.
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    It annoys me when people give advice and suggestions when they have no experience with a product or any idea about what they're talking about.

    It's even worse when people believe them.

    Good thread, btw. This should be interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbiker24 View Post
    It annoys me when people give advice and suggestions when they have no experience with a product or any idea about what they're talking about.
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    Annoying and misleading.
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    ...and threads about the validity of 29ers...

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    I wish I was either taller of shorter - being an in-between size makes for agonizing purchase choices. :-P

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    crap weather

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    People who buy the wrong (fill in the blank) and whine about it.

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    Intensely dislike it when asked "which bike, a, b or c?" those doinks who say "haven't ridden a or b but you should buy c because I have one and it's a great bike!"
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    Two things.
    AMEN on the bug bites. I hate em'. On one part of the trail I ride, mosquitos come at you from every direction and it gets worse and worse the further you travel. And when I'm stubborn and want to complete the whole trail, I go through it and when I reach this incline, bugs just fly in your mouth and nose. Very disturbing if you ask me, plus it hurts. Alot.

    Also, there are some idiotic kids on my local trails that like to throw glass around. There are some sections that have the majority of glass, but there still are parts that have a few shards sticking up. Luckily, I haven't had and tubes popping (which seems crazy because of all the glass there is). I talked to the staff that maintenance the trail and they did not clean it. Thinking of bringing a rake the next time I go down.

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    Riders who stop in the middle of a trail or gate.
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    Pi$$ing matches on MTBR.
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    I love biking but whine and complain about my gear instead of simply enjoying the ride...

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    Face flies or bugs in the eyes. So annoying.

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    People that opine on current events that can't tell their ***hole from their elbow. And swallowing bugs. Makes me almost vomit every single time.
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    Are we just ignoring balls? Lol

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    Trail braids.

    If the multitude of riders that established the singletrack could make that corner and you cannot, it does not mean you have suddenly found a better route.

    It means you suck.
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    I only complain about the things I have control over. Anything else is just drama.

    This being so stated, on with the business at hand.

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    People that confuse loose with lose when writing.

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    Being a world-class suckwind.
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    Spiderwebs across the trail. Giant piles of horse poo in the middle of the trail
    No moss...

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    I really hate it when there are lazy d-bag construction workers causing a major traffic jam on the street when there was nothing wrong with the street at all.

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    I hate it when people spend time apologizing for interrupting me at work before getting to the point of the interruption. Uh, just ask your question.

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    Horseflies and deer flies. They deserve death, death and more death.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardyudoing View Post
    I love biking.....but I hate bug bites.
    wowlol

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    Quote Originally Posted by slomo View Post
    Trail braids.

    If the multitude of riders that established the singletrack could make that corner and you cannot, it does not mean you have suddenly found a better route.

    It means you suck.
    +1
    And those that feel the need to make the MTB trails practically wheel-chair accessible by smoothing them by taking out rocks and logs they can't ride and/or "paving" with cheater rocks. Ughhhh!
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    Conservatives and liberals. Radical Muslims, Radical christians, radical Jews, radical athiests,and cilantro. Oh and worst of all Mike Frikkin Vandeman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts View Post
    Conservatives and liberals. Radical Muslims, Radical christians, radical Jews, radical athiests,and cilantro. Oh and worst of all Mike Frikkin Vandeman.
    Cilantro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    Giant piles of horse poo in the middle of the trail
    +1 Clean up after your damn horses!

    Also, open range cattle leaving wet, sloppy cow pies right in the middle of the trail.

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    ride to work, looking forward to the ride home, but the weather turns nasty and now I have to go with the train


    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdl View Post
    Also, open range cattle leaving wet, sloppy cow pies right in the middle of the trail.
    that's just normal here in Switzerland, they're just obstacles
    always mad and usually drunk......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasp4Air View Post
    Horseflies and deer flies. They deserve death, death and more death.


    A deerfly biting a fresh scrape on the back of my knee. New level of pain. And on the same trail also, horseflies. At least the deerflies only get you when you stop.
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    I hate forking a root on a climb. Nothing like not clearing an obstacle and crushing your nuts off the stem to add insult to injury. (or the other way around )

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    I hate people who make a purchase then post acting like they are thinking about making said purchase b/c they need reinforcement that it was a good purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkeley Mike View Post
    Riders who stop in the middle of a trail or gate.
    +1
    Or they stop on a switchback in exactly the place your front tire needs to be to ride it, then gesture for you to come by. Grrrrrrrr
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts View Post
    Conservatives and liberals. Radical Muslims, Radical christians, radical Jews, radical athiests,and cilantro. Oh and worst of all Mike Frikkin Vandeman.
    Really! What's the problem with cilantro?
    I drank the 29er koolaid- turns out it was POWERade

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    I hate that clothes makers can't agree on sizes, how hard can it be to make some industry standard templates and design clothes around them? I hate that size XL shorts can have a waistline of anything between 36" and 46" depending on brand or even model within a particular brand, it's just rubbish. How hard can it be to have a round thing with a circumference of 40 inches, make a par of shorts with a waistline that fits perfectly onto that 40 inch template and actually mark the shorts "40 inch waist"??!? It's not rocket science!

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    People who find the need to post every insignificant whine and complaint they have on public forums ... as if anyone cares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbRN View Post
    Really! What's the problem with cilantro?
    +1. Cilantro is an awesome herb. I'm confused...
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    Are we just ignoring balls? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeppy View Post
    +1. Cilantro is an awesome herb. I'm confused...
    Basil is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardyudoing View Post
    Basil is better.
    Cannabis is the best.
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    Two short rants:

    1) People who correct other people's spelling on public forums.

    That said,

    2) People who think it's okay to spell "tough" as "tuff" - are they freakin' serious???
    C'mon lets go for a whirl.

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    I love to ride ... I hate driving to a ride.

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    dew points north of 70, and horse poop

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    Animals with clothes.

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    People that can't spell the word "definite" on an Internet forum. I bet that is the # 1 misspelled word on the Internet. Variations include:

    defanite
    deafininte
    defiant

    And people who would rather do family $hit with their kids or wives or whatever than take off in the morning and be gone all day for a 6 hour ride. Your kids will get along without you.

    And I hate people that want to leave too early for a ride or too late. Meet ups for rides should always be sometime around 8:30 - 9:30. That gives me time to sleep in a bit, eat breakfast, and crap twice before hitting the road.

    And olives. I really hate olives.

    And I especially hate people who put 4 rants into a thread where you are only supposed to put 1.
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