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    Are most roadies Awholes?

    We all know that most mtb'ers are helpful and caring citizens. I cannot count the number of times over the years that I've been asked if I needed help when I've been tinkering with my bike on the side of the trail.

    Unfortunately, when I've been on the side of the road on my road bike, very few roadies have provided the same concern. What is up with that ? And the sneering of roadies on my non-roadie attire when they come up next to me.

    Please help me explain this head - scratching behavior.

    Ps... Please no flamers or neg rep if you disagree. Take this in the spirit of a bike discussion, not a personal attack on anyone.
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    Aren't all cyclist a-holes?

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    There are snobs in every cycling category and some groups don't interact well.

    Roadies may have a higher percentage of snobbery but I have known many who are awesome stand up guys.

    There is danger in judging entire groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGABIGD View Post
    And the sneering of roadies on my non-roadie attire when they come up next to me.
    I'm guessing the "sneering" was directed at you personally, not your attire. I'm sneering at you right now and I have no idea what you're wearing.
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    Maybe you exude such confidence in your mechanical abilities the ignorant riders that passed you thought in their head, "I'm just going to look like an idiot if I stop" so they kept on their merry way.

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    Yes they are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorSerioso View Post
    Maybe you exude such confidence in your mechanical abilities the ignorant riders that passed you thought in their head, "I'm just going to look like an idiot if I stop" so they kept on their merry way.
    uh, no.
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    I have the opposite reaction from roadies in my area. Most ask if any help is needed when someone is pulled over on the side of the road. I always ask and assist if needed , so maybe it is my karma working for me. Try it, it may work for you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy66 View Post
    I have the opposite reaction from roadies in my area. Most ask if any help is needed when someone is pulled over on the side of the road. I always ask and assist if needed , so maybe it is my karma working for me. Try it, it may work for you too.
    Could be Jones. Maybe its a regional thing . But in Houston, Dallas, and Los Angeles this has been my experience.
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    Trails are more remote than roads so people are more likely to stop and help, also roadies are more likely to be distance x time oriented than off roaders sho stopping could ruin their whole ride, I've never been a roadie but that's what I would guess.

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    The roadies I know are not like that. They have always been pretty helpful to others.

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    All the roadies I know are kind caring individuals who donate uncountable hours helping out at the local shelter and doing service at the Trembling Hills retirement home. That doesn't mean that they won't drop you like a bad transmission if you give them the opportunity.

    Whenever I am changing a tube on the side of the road I spend most of my time fending off offers of help from all the do gooders.

    Maybe you just live in the wrong place.

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    maybe its your additude. after reading some of your posts on here i wouldnt stop to help you either.

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    there certainly are some... though not all (I road ride from time to time and hold a high view of myself ;-) ) no sense in categorizing everyone though!

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    Maybe it's your winning personality and charming aura that fends them off. You're so cool and awesome that they don't want to step on your glow. Or maybe you're just a dick; I'm going with the latter.
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    Certainly not the one on this forum...Noooo. Roadies ride on the street there's less urgent need to offer any kind of help or assistant to you if you break down. Do you stop and offer your assistant to every car that break down on the street?

    If you are up in the canyon I'm sure they'd offer help when they ride pass you. Mtb are on the trail and sometime miles in the trail we are more ready to offer help on the trail.

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    I really loooove it when a giant dbag of a troll posts something dbagish and trollish and than demands not to be flamed or neg repped. Seriously, is your next post gonna be about how you refuse to wear lycra? Ooooh, don't rep me bro.

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    Ha ha...sometimes when I'm peacefully effecting a repair on my venerable Enduro (fixing a flat, changing a broken spoke nipple); activities that I enjoy on a pleasant day and view as part of mountain biking I can't get people to not stop and offer help. I have a pretty complete tool and spare part kit and know what I'm doing and really want to be alone.

    I appreciate people stopping but a, "No thanks, I'm good," should be the end of it.

    (The rear wheel is two years old and metal fatigue is starting to take its toll. Fortunately it's always the nipple and not the spoke so they're easy to replace. My LBS is building a new wheel for me...I have close to 4000 miles on the old one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    maybe its your additude. after reading some of your posts on here i wouldnt stop to help you either.
    My attitude? I believe you need to look in the mirror dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailville View Post
    I'm guessing the "sneering" was directed at you personally, not your attire. I'm sneering at you right now and I have no idea what you're wearing.



    I sincerely hope this post nets copious amounts of + rep. And for the record, yes I am a roadie and yes I am an assh0le, in fact I have perfected assh0le. (o)

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    since many people are voicing the same opinion it would seem my initial observation was correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    I really loooove it when a giant dbag of a troll posts something dbagish and trollish and than demands not to be flamed or neg repped.l.
    You're taking this too seriously dude... And name calling when I asked a simple question shows you've just described yourself perfectly .
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    To all of you clowns giving me neg rep, you obviously don't appreciate the entertainment value of this thread... Please have a Budweiser on me.
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    I am undoubtedly a dbag. After all I am a roadie. But I don't think you know what this word troll means darlin'.

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    I completely disagree....29ers undoubtedly kick the ass of 26" in every way.



    Opps....sorry about that, I was beating the wrong dead horse.



    Carry on with your doooshbaggery OP.

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    I'm still baffled by the cyclist on cyclist hate. Don't we have enough problems, now we go after brothers and sisters? I have said it before, ride more, hate less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGABIGD View Post
    To all of you clowns giving me neg rep, you obviously don't appreciate the entertainment value of this thread... Please have a Budweiser on me.
    Definition of troll. And don't get me wrong, I love a good troll, but your kung fu is weak. Also, I wouldn't drink pissweiser for love or money.

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    So doesn't anyone want to give me some rep for making a thread that brings out the best in all of you? After all, isn't this better than talking about the merits of 29er vs 26er or some other boring parts conversation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Definition of troll. And don't get me wrong, I love a good troll, but your kung fu is weak. Also, I wouldn't drink pissweiser for love or money.
    Well Rebel, that pissweiser is not so bad with a bottle of Mr. Daniels next to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGABIGD View Post
    So doesn't anyone want to give me some rep for making a thread that brings out the best in all of you? After all, isn't this better than talking about the merits of 29er vs 26er or some other boring parts conversation?



    Respectfully. IMHO. You are trying too hard. Try being a bit more subtle. The most successful troll threads are cloaked so masterfully that the reader has to stop, think about it and wonder if it is actually a troll or the OP is truly a Moreon. One very good example would be the "Map of the whole forest" thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Respectfully. IMHO. You are trying too hard. Try being a bit more subtle. The most successful troll threads are cloaked so masterfully that the reader has to stop, think about it and wonder if it is actually a troll or the OP is truly a Moreon. One very good example would be the "Map of the whole forest" thread.

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    I just hope i have some rep left at the end of the night. (sob).
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    Roadies are part of the government's plan to sterilize all child bearing women and turn the men into labor working zombies. Every year roadies have a secret meeting 4 miles underground in the Nevada desert to discuss how they're going to make the world a worse place. They are working with Walmart, Monsanto, the FBI, DEA, ATF and space aliens.

    In the late 70's, roadies created the AIDS virus in a plot to rid the world of gays and blacks. Evidence has been leaked that they were part of the 9/11 attacks.

    So yes. Roadies are a-holes. You keep working on that, and I'm going for a ride, pretending that the acceptance of roadies doesn't matter to me. Because, like you, BIGABIGD, I really want roadies to like me.

    But I know better. Thank God you posted this thread.

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    Good grief....
    I'm a roadie as well as a MTBer. I've come across many great roadies - I certainly wouldn't say that they are all a-holes. Sure, a few may have the attitude, but not all. Seems more like a stereotype to me.
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    Seriously?! Another rodies are @ssholes thread?!
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MjoMQJf5vKI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    and just because I think this video is funny...
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    ^^^ that is hilarious, pos rep fo u seriously

    :edit-- sorry says I gotta spread it before I give it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Roadies are part of the government's plan to sterilize all child bearing women and turn the men into labor working zombies. Every year roadies have a secret meeting 4 miles underground in the Nevada desert to discuss how they're going to make the world a worse place. They are working with Walmart, Monsanto, the FBI, DEA, ATF and space aliens.

    In the late 70's, roadies created the AIDS virus in a plot to rid the world of gays and blacks. Evidence has been leaked that they were part of the 9/11 attacks.

    So yes. Roadies are a-holes. You keep working on that, and I'm going for a ride, pretending that the acceptance of roadies doesn't matter to me. Because, like you, BIGABIGD, I really want roadies to like me.

    But I know better. Thank God you posted this thread.
    ^ Damn... I knew it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnoobadam View Post
    Seriously?! Another rodies are @ssholes thread?!
    <iframe height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MjoMQJf5vKI" frameBorder="0" width="420" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>
    While it may be evident and known to you that this is another roadies are a-holes thread, I am fairly new on this site and was not aware of this fact.

    I also used several of the woefully inadequate search tools that are available, and alas, no luck in locating any "roadies are a-hole" threads. I sincerely apologize that I've beaten a dead horse here... However, no one made you read my thread or forced you post on it.
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    .. Please have a Budweiser on me.
    Buttwiper is what a Roadie would drink. Everybody knows we only drink IPA.........phffft

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    Buttwiper is what a Roadie would drink. Everybody knows we only drink IPA.........phffft

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    I can drink anything I want --- even Buttweiper, because my major cool ride comes equipped with a bottle opener on the rear wheel... I just may be as cool as a roadie.
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    Just remember to come to a complete stop before using it.

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    I'm a roadie. I don't think I am. I often stop and ask those who I think needs help.

    I'm thinking some roadies don't stop, because they are training and trying to accomplish a goal, maybe for a tri, race, or even Strava.
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    IPA sucks. Real MTBers drink stout and lagers....b1tchez!!! :-D

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    My 16yr old son was doing a swim/bike race a couple of months ago. We entered him in the fat tire division and I let him ride my Niner EMD. Long story short, he was grinding away on a long stretch of road when a "roadie", also in the race came up from behind and said "stupid fat tire guys can never get sh** right". He later caught up to her on the tallest climb of the race and said "I guess I'm doing something right". Never to be caught again by this roadie.

    I think THEY can be elite-st although I do know some guys who are the salt of the earth.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    I've got nothing against roadies. Except one . And thats how they think they rule the road. I think we all agree. When one is driving, to stay in ones lane. The roadies I'm mentioning don't have a clue.

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    Not only are you too stupid to be subtle, you've tried it before.
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    Everyone's a jerk sometimes
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    Well this troll thread was an experiment and my first and only troll thread I will ever do. Fortunately I escaped losing only about 25 rep points.

    I did not learn anything new...just confirmation that some roadies are aholes just like some mtbr members are aholes... And you anonymous neg reppers are typical of the small percent of Aholes on here who give net rep just because they disagree with you.
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