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    Level of ******baggery as related to the the brand of bike

    Ran into a ****** on the trails in Great Brook in Mass. today that yelled, "Watch it!" as we were on a level part of the trail and then he was going uphill a 100 yards later and he pushed my GF off the trail as she was bombing down the hill. He rode a specialized so now I've decided that a high percentage of specialized riders are ******s.

    So, to rank the ******baggery level by bike brand I'd rank them as follows:
    1. Specialized
    2. Trek
    3. Cannondale
    4. Jamis
    5. Mongoose

    Brands that have cool riders are Kona and Rocky Mountain and brands I don't recognize.
    I base this on absolutely nothing and totally realize my sample size of one is too small.

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    i guess d o u c h e is not an acceptable word here...

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    Looking past the inanity of your post, I do have one question. If your sample size is "1", then how is it that you can accurately rank 5 categories of meany riders?

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    I ride a Trek and it definitely has no affect on my personality. I'd ride with anyone with any other brand of bike, and would reserve my judgement of that individual not based on their chosen brand, but instead by their manners and trail etiquette alone. Just because my bike was expensive doesn't mean I'm an elitist d o u c h e bag for sure. I would venture to guess that the d-baggery you encountered had less to do with the brand of bike, and more to do with the region of the nation in which the encounter took place.

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    Did you atleast confront him about the incident with the GF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_in_AZ View Post
    I ride a Trek and it definitely has no affect on my personality. I'd ride with anyone with any other brand of bike, and would reserve my judgement of that individual not based on their chosen brand, but instead by their manners and trail etiquette alone. Just because my bike was expensive doesn't mean I'm an elitist d o u c h e bag for sure. I would venture to guess that the d-baggery you encountered had less to do with the brand of bike, and more to do with the region of the nation in which the encounter took place.
    Ah, I agree with you wholeheartedly there. I've lived in NYC, NJ, CT, Las Vegas and now just outside of Boston and the M a s s h o l e s have well earned their nickname...

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    You've obviously never met an Ellsworth rider. Just wait....

    There are d-bags in every sport, the percentage for mountain biking seems to be pretty low. I've met lots of cool people in this sport and only seen a few that weren't. If you want to limit the encounters as much as possible I'd suggest riding more remote and challenging trails. Most d-bags are really poor riders and tend to stick to easier trails within the city limits.

    Fwiw, the downhill rider should yield to the uphill rider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FNFAL View Post
    Looking past the inanity of your post, I do have one question. If your sample size is "1", then how is it that you can accurately rank 5 categories of any riders?
    I'm afraid I have no answer to that question. How about the debt ceiling? Is that all sorted out?

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    I have 3 Treks and a Jamis. Where does that put me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleedin' Bill View Post
    I have 3 Treks and a Jamis. Where does that put me?
    Apparently, you're a complete jack hole. LOL j/k

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    Only one person to comment on the uphill right of way bit?

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    I bet you have a Specialized hiding in a closet somewhere.

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    It was sort of an ambiguous situation where we were both at the end of fast downhills and I had just started up around a semi blind corner. I heard him long before he heard me and had already started to come to a halt since I didn't think he was paying any attention to me. He just yelled "Watch It!" and kept plowing through... Then as he started up the hill my girlfriend was coming down he just plowed right through her as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    I bet you have a Specialized hiding in a closet somewhere.
    Just ordered one of their seats. Seems like they are good at keeping a s s e s happy so I figured I'd give them a try.

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    Titus is t i t s without u that's all I know. What was the question again? Specialized/Trek sell a lot of bikes so mathematically there are probably more jerks on those brands. Not a mathematician though.

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    /blank stare

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    I am gonna get flak for this but i think specialized riders have more money than brains.

    trek owners... nothing bad to say. Though i do think the company in itself has an identity crisis.

    Cannondale- love the innovation and their style is cool.

    Jamis- level head with a good price point

    Mongoose- total d'baggery on every level

    But with that said, i dont go around stereotyping riders just because of the brand they are on.

    I try not to let people on the trail bother me. I just try to ride faster than them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    Ran into a ****** on the trails in Great Brook in Mass. today that yelled, "Watch it!" as we were on a level part of the trail and then he was going uphill a 100 yards later and he pushed my GF off the trail as she was bombing down the hill. He rode a specialized so now I've decided that a high percentage of specialized riders are ******s.

    So, to rank the ******baggery level by bike brand I'd rank them as follows:
    1. Specialized
    2. Trek
    3. Cannondale
    4. Jamis
    5. Mongoose

    Brands that have cool riders are Kona and Rocky Mountain and brands I don't recognize.
    I base this on absolutely nothing and totally realize my sample size of one is too small.
    Wow. You met one Spec rider who was, as you say, rude and reckless, and you now blanket bomb all spec riders as ******s.
    Congrats. You just joined the club.

    BTW. I ride Jamis. I love my Jamis SS Exile. And it came cheap to me. I make no distinction about certain brands and the riders that choose them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    Ran into a ****** on the trails in Great Brook in Mass. today that yelled, "Watch it!" as we were on a level part of the trail and then he was going uphill a 100 yards later and he pushed my GF off the trail as she was bombing down the hill. He rode a specialized so now I've decided that a high percentage of specialized riders are ******s.

    So, to rank the ******baggery level by bike brand I'd rank them as follows:
    1. Specialized
    2. Trek
    3. Cannondale
    4. Jamis
    5. Mongoose

    Brands that have cool riders are Kona and Rocky Mountain and brands I don't recognize.
    I base this on absolutely nothing and totally realize my sample size of one is too small.
    Could this have been avoided if your GF had practiced the commonly accepted practice of yielding to the climbing rider? Just wondering?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danhasdrums View Post
    Just ordered one of their seats. Seems like they are good at keeping a s s e s happy so I figured I'd give them a try.
    That's funny!!
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    thank god i just bought a giant and am selling my cannondale, im sure my attitude will change

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    I am gonna get flak for this but i think specialized riders have more money than brains.

    trek owners... nothing bad to say. Though i do think the company in itself has an identity crisis.

    Cannondale- love the innovation and their style is cool.

    Jamis- level head with a good price point

    Mongoose- total d'baggery on every level

    But with that said, i dont go around stereotyping riders just because of the brand they are on.

    I try not to let people on the trail bother me. I just try to ride faster than them.
    i still don't understand what difference what brand of bike you ride makes in your personality...a ****** is a ****** is a ******...

    sometimes i ride a KHS, sometimes i ride a schwinn and other times i ride my ibis. what does that make me?

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    I have three Specialized bike's.

    D O U C H E EXXTTRRRREEEMMMMEEEEEE!!!
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    Let's see I live in Massachusetts (have my entire life) and ride a Specialized. I also ride at Great Brook occasionally. Not sure what that make me but I'm sure if cannot be favorable in your opinion danhasdrums.

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