Road bikers

Surf-Matt
Surf-Matt Posts: 5,952
edited August 2009 in Road beginners
Not sure if this forum is indicative of road cyclists in general but it seems to attract an awful lot of over opinionated wierdos. Ones who are pedantic beyond compare, pick up on the smallest of things and harp on until they are blue in the face.

Is it something to do with the riding or does it just attract oddballs?

Only been road riding for two months but I'm rather alarmed at the attitudes on here. I'll stick to the much friendlier MTB section. Everyone seems far more laid back and in almost no danger of disappearing up their own backsides.
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  • Farewell then.
    1,000km+ a month, strictly road.
  • web forum, there is of coarse um hem commuting.......which to be honest has a lot of roadie stuff mostly london SE based though.
  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Just like mountain biking attracts men that wish they were still kids?
    More problems but still living....
  • andrewjoseph
    andrewjoseph Posts: 2,165
    I'm a roadie mountain biker, so now I'm a weird big kid? 8) 8)
    --
    Burls Ti Tourer for Tarmac, Saracen aluminium full suss for trails
  • Roscobob
    Roscobob Posts: 344
    I'm a roadie mountain biker, so now I'm a weird big kid? 8) 8)

    No. You're an opinionated, weird big kid :D
  • Pork Sword
    Pork Sword Posts: 213
    Not another anti-road rant by a Mountain Biker - yawn!!!!!

    Anyway, you don't HAVE to be weird and self-opinionated to be a roadie but it helps! :wink:

    I think the human race is weird full-stop - there's nothing wrong in expressing an opinion in my opinion...

    Get a life!
    let all your saddles be comfy and all your rides less bumpy....
  • skinson
    skinson Posts: 362
    Turn the light off on your way out son will you?....
    Dave
  • Roscobob
    Roscobob Posts: 344
    Pork Sword wrote:
    Not another anti-road rant by a Mountain Biker - yawn!!!!!

    Anyway, you don't HAVE to be weird and self-opinionated to be a roadie but it helps! :wink:

    I think the human race is weird full-stop - there's nothing wrong in expressing an opinion in my opinion...

    Get a life!

    It's diverse is all.

    Matt doesn't realise is but by starting this topic he is expressing an opinion :lol:
  • Aspman77
    Aspman77 Posts: 92
    It's an internet thing. Doesn't matter what the subject matter is.

    People will say things in a forum they would never say to your face. Probably because they'd get a smack.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Matt, I think I heard through the grapevine that you enjoy surfing? How about going to a surfing forum where you can talk about rubbing your big stiff boards with wax and you can gloat about your BMW to the camper van/ex-AA van drivers?

    Then whilst on the surfing forum you could mention in every other post about how good you are at cycling ;)
  • Yep, I think it's purely an internet thing - been searching Linux forums for something, and the amount of questions met with "That's so basic, if you don't already know the answer you don't deserve to be here" is staggering.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Surf-Matt wrote:
    Not sure if this forum is indicative of road cyclists in general but it seems to attract an awful lot of over opinionated wierdos. Ones who are pedantic beyond compare, pick up on the smallest of things and harp on until they are blue in the face.

    Is it something to do with the riding or does it just attract oddballs?

    Only been road riding for two months but I'm rather alarmed at the attitudes on here. I'll stick to the much friendlier MTB section. Everyone seems far more laid back and in almost no danger of disappearing up their own backsides.

    OOHH, get you.
    Stroppy MTB'er, couldn't handle the dark side... :P
  • skinson
    skinson Posts: 362
    People will say things in a forum they would never say to your face. Probably because they'd get a smack.

    Hmm!! Having been in the fire service for 27 years I have to disagree with you there :twisted: We call each other till we are blue in the face....water off a ducks back. Think it's more of a " if you can't take it don't dish it" thing with Matt.
    Dave
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Matt, I think I heard through the grapevine that you enjoy surfing? How about going to a surfing forum where you can talk about rubbing your big stiff boards with wax and you can gloat about your BMW to the camper van/ex-AA van drivers?

    Then whilst on the surfing forum you could mention in every other post about how good you are at cycling ;)

    +1

    Surf-Matt just Pm'd me in a real strop, gnarly dude, like R A D I C A L. It looks like he can't stand the heat in the road forum. Pity, we need more like him, hope that speed camera gets him.... :roll:
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    my dad is bigger than your dad... oh hang on he's dead.
  • brownbosh
    brownbosh Posts: 602
    How did you know my dad was dead? Have you been watching me?
  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    dmclite wrote:

    +1

    Surf-Matt just Pm'd me in a real strop, gnarly dude, like R A D I C A L. It looks like he can't stand the heat in the road forum. Pity, we need more like him, hope that speed camera gets him.... :roll:

    +1

    I too have had PMs from Matt - telling me how much more successful in business he is than me.

    Unfortunately for him, I'm too rich to care.. ;)
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    brownbosh wrote:
    How did you know my dad was dead? Have you been watching me?
    lol
  • skinson
    skinson Posts: 362
    My dads dead too.. But don't worry you didn't kill him
    :twisted:
    Dave
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    skinson wrote:
    My dads dead too.. But don't worry you didn't kill him
    :twisted:
    Dave

    am not worried at all, just enjoying this forum post...ahhhhhhh free time at work while it's raining.....
  • Monkeypump
    Monkeypump Posts: 1,528
    Surf-Matt wrote:
    Not sure if this forum is indicative of road cyclists in general but it seems to attract an awful lot of over opinionated wierdos. Ones who are pedantic beyond compare, pick up on the smallest of things and harp on until they are blue in the face.

    Is it something to do with the riding or does it just attract oddballs?

    Only been road riding for two months but I'm rather alarmed at the attitudes on here. I'll stick to the much friendlier MTB section. Everyone seems far more laid back and in almost no danger of disappearing up their own backsides.

    Pot? Kettle?

    FFS :roll:
  • freehub
    freehub Posts: 4,257
    Best stick yer road bike on ebay now you failed at it.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    wow, so much anger...lol how very funny... clothes a little tight?
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    softlad wrote:
    dmclite wrote:

    +1

    Surf-Matt just Pm'd me in a real strop, gnarly dude, like R A D I C A L. It looks like he can't stand the heat in the road forum. Pity, we need more like him, hope that speed camera gets him.... :roll:

    +1

    I too have had PMs from Matt - telling me how much more successful in business he is than me.

    Unfortunately for him, I'm too rich to care.. ;)

    Between you and me, i have a really fast car, which will beat Surf-Matt's BMW, but keep it quiet...sshhh.
    Can't beleive he failed at road cycling he is so good at everything else, like .....surfing and, um, hmm, .......thats it, moaning. :D:D
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    freehub wrote:
    Best stick yer road bike on ebay now you failed at it.

    heeheeheehee, very good.
  • AGNI
    AGNI Posts: 140
    freehub wrote:
    Best stick yer road bike on ebay now you failed at it.

    He hasn't failed at road biking. Maybe just failing to understand the different style of posting here compared to the MTB forum. Just a guess as I have only posted in the road beginners.

    Having been on a few forums, I can see a little of what he is saying about this section. Maybe there are some posters that take it a bit tooooo seriously.

    Doesn't bother me much as I can take it and also like to give a little back :wink:

    So, Matt. Stick around and give as good as you get. :D
    Still suffering with wind
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    thing is, dont let it get in the way of some great advice, tips, rides and people out there...each to there own......or is it?

    I repeat... my dad's bigger than all your dads..etc...;)
  • skinson
    skinson Posts: 362
    I too have quite a fast car, but I try to stick to the speed limits applied by parliament! We do live in a parliamentary democracy don't we?



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    Dave
  • Infamous
    Infamous Posts: 1,130
    It's hardly better than a 3 series diesel, skinson.

    I like Matt's posts, about how he won a triathlon and how he has a big house and how he dries a car fast and how he rides up 30% hills etc etc etc.

    Maybe a touch of short bloke syndrome but he's nice enough imo. Don't go matt.