The "I don't understand it" brigade

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mustang1, 16 May 2018.

  1. mustang1

    mustang1 Veteran

    Location:
    London, UK
    I have an annoyance with the "I don't understand" brigade. They say things like:

    1. I don't understand. The cyclist went straight through the red lights and I still caught up with him.
    Answer: well maybe that cyclist isn't as strong as you and needs to keep their average speed high to make any progress.

    2. I don't understand why cyclists can't fix their own punctures.
    Answer: some cyclists just aren't inclined that way. Can you fix your own car/computer/airplane or are you just a user of said machine?

    3. I don't understand where all these summer cyclists go in winter. If they don't ride in winter, they shouldn't be allowed out in summer.
    Answer: you selfish git. Some people just don't like the cold. Whatever.

    4. I don't understand why some people have to drive 5 minutes to the shop when they can ride in 10.
    Answer: because to get to the shop and back takes 10 mins, and to ride takes 20. And you don't get sweaty either.

    5. I don't understand why people need a big massive Range Rover and the only off-roading they do is to mount the kerb.
    Answer: they didn't buy the RR (or whatever 4x4) to go off-roading. To them, it's just a car.

    6. I don't understand why people think their rules are correct. They should abide by my understanding of the rules.
    Answer: get lost.
     
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  2. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    I don't understand most things, according to mrs roadrash
     
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  3. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    Understanding is the sole preserve of the understander. Hence ................I understand everything.
     
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  4. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Location:
    Meanwood ,Leeds
    I don't understand lots of things but at 68 i just don't care.
     
  5. Milzy

    Milzy Veteran

    I don’t understand people who think turbos are rubbish because it’s not on tarmac and there’s no wind resistance. They think by riding out in the snow and ice they’ll be better than their mate Dave who’s put in hard hours of structured training on his cyclops hammer. Rant over!
     
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  6. Dave7

    Dave7 Veteran

    Location:
    Cheshire
    [QUOTE 5246123, member: 259"]I don't understand why people create threads about people who don't understand what other people object to creating threads about it. :wacko:[/QUOTE]
    I dont think I understand what you dont understand about what he doesnt understand.
    Please let me know if you understand what it is that I dont understand.....cos I dont think I understand.
     
  7. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Je ne comprend pas!
     
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  8. AndyRM

    AndyRM Guru

    Location:
    Whitley Bay
    I've not got a TV.
     
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  9. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    So? I've not got an iphone.

    And if I had one, I wouldn't be able to understand it.
     
  10. AndyRM

    AndyRM Guru

    Location:
    Whitley Bay
    Whoosh.
     
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  11. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    That’s right. That’s the default sound for ‘Email Sent’ on an iPhone. Go into settings and you can change it to something more conservative.
     
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  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    There's just one thing I don't understand, why does a bowlegged woman loves a knock-kneed man?
     
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  13. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    I will tell you what I don't understand....Chinese writing
     
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  14. FishFright

    FishFright More wheels than sense

    He went for a ride - this is the purpose of a bicycle. All the rest is only flim flam .
     
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