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Unfriendly cyclists

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dayvo, 25 Jan 2008.

  1. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Perving er, strolling along the beach today, I stopped to buy some fresh fruit from one of the beach vendors when I saw a bloke walking towards me with the most distinctive tan lines I've ever seen - think ebony and ivory!

    As he walked passed I said cheerily, 'You have to be a cyclist with a tan like that!' To which he replied, 'Yeah, so fukkin' what!' must be one of those forumers on the 'other side' :biggrin:.
    I think he was just jealous of my tan - think ebony! :tongue:

    Anyone else had an unfriendly answer/comment from a 'fellow' cyclist when dressed 'civilian'?
     
  2. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    No
     
  3. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    So his application to work for the local tourist board's welcoming committee got turned down, then?
     
  4. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i find myself tutting when i see inconsiderate motorway driving by cars with road bikes strapped to the back/roof.
     
  5. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I walk the route I'd normally cycle occasionally, and tend to wave/nod/say good evening to the cyclists I see. They all blank me, presumably thinking I'm some sort of nutter.
     
  6. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    maybe a little bike worn as a broach, chain or sticker on rear of car (think like the christian fish idea) could be used to show you're an off duty cyclist.
     
  7. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    I'd say 90% of all cyclists I meet/pass etc are friendly beit MTB'ers or roadies.
    Often when I'm out with my mate we'd pass club riders.......I find them to be the ones who blank you....not always though.:biggrin:

    I'm off out shortly for a ride...doubt I'll see anyone about this time of day though.:tongue:
     
  8. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I like to smile at people (normally when on the bike I feel like smiling - though the recent weather has been getting me down a little), and I play a little game with myself :- Guess what the reaction is to a cheery Good Morning to each one....

    Some people look like they need to get away fast from that mad woman on a bike, and then you get the blank stare and my favourite the beaming smile back (middle aged men in Easton mostly).
     
  9. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    The average cyclist is as ignorant/polite as the average non-cyclist - simple fact!!
     
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Dayvo, he just must be a miserable git, cyclist or not - met a few of those in the past....obviously not enjoying being on a beach in SE Asia as much as you !
     
  11. Hm he may be a cyclist but it apprently doesn't prevent him from being an arrogant twunt...
    What a nob.
     
  12. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    Many of the people in these sex tourist areas are not very nice.
     
  13. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Strange Patrick, you seem pleasant enough...
     
  14. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    >Dayvo - he prob thought you where some gay job
     
  15. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    He might have been a council cyclist.