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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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