Are electrically assisted bikes cheating (poll)

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by jonny jeez, 14 Aug 2016.

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  1. yes

    43 vote(s)
    18.9%
  2. no

    184 vote(s)
    81.1%
  1. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland
    That's all great but I'm puzzled that you can't see the attraction for others who are old, ill or infirm.
     
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  2. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    :rolleyes:

    Let me get this straight, because I am jolly confused now. You're taking the stance that people can ride whatever machine they want. OK, I follow that.

    But you're also taking the stance people can't have whatever opinion they want. This seems an utter contradiction, you tolerate people's freedom to ride as they wish, but not to opine as they wish.

    And you're complaining about drivel?
     
  3. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    You may wish to reconsider when your time comes …….
     
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  4. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    As @glasgowcyclist says...??

    Maybe you meant you can see the attraction...?
     
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  5. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    maybe its best you go back and read my post on opinion.....i stated i accept people can have an opinion, what i dont accept is the judgement of others

    judging others is not an opinion, its a condemnation of their choice.

    hope this helps
     
  6. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    Condemnation is simply a point on the spectrum of opinion.
     
  7. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    again you refuse to accept my point..........judging others IS NOT an opinion
     
  8. pjd57

    pjd57 Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    You've lost me now.
     
  9. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    How do you stop judging others and be accepting?
    1. Monitor your thoughts.Think about what you thinking about. I often go along thinking things about other people, judging them, and I don't even realize it. ...
    2. Look for the positive. Judgments are negative. ...
    3. Avoid stereotyping. ...
    4. Stop judging yourself. ...
    5. Focus on your own life. ...
    6. Remember how it feels.

    Judgmental is a negative word to describe someone who often rushes to judgment without reason. Judgmental types are not open-minded or easygoing.
     
  10. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    You, when it comes to other people's rights to their opinions.
     
  11. FishFright

    FishFright More wheels than sense

    Reread this thread and if you're brave the helmet thread , it's endemic in the cycling commyunity
     
  12. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    As i have already stated on numerous ocassions within this thread

    I have NO problem with people having an opinion.....i am forthright and forceful with my own on quite a lot of things

    But dont judge people on making a choice.....its tantamount to bullying, which leads on to other things.

    If you cant accept that, then there in lies the problem....but its with you, not me
     
  13. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland
    I think the confusion, at least mine, has arisen because you wrote:

    ... when those circumstances are exactly what *would* make electric bikes attractive.

    Maybe you could clarify why you feel elderly, ill or infirm people wouldn't find an e-bike attractive.
     
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  14. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Location:
    Ultima Thule
    I think it is great that e bikes are getting sedentary people off the sofas and out of their cars.
     
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  15. pjd57

    pjd57 Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    You are right.
    I meant I don't see the attraction if you are not .....
     
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