Steady Sunday ride

sultanofping
sultanofping Posts: 17
edited March 2013 in Road general
I am a relative recent road cyclist, other than the commute to work. The impression new cyclist could get from these boards is it’s an elitist sport and not overly welcoming to new folk. I must say that this isn’t the case I have experience with most cyclists being friendly and approachable when after advice.

A nice little bonus today while stopping at the café today was to see Sir Dave in there having a cuppa!

Comments

  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    Glad you can see past the snobs and fat dentists. I like cycling because I find it to be the exact opposite of elitism. Its just you, the bike and the open road. Anyone can do it and once you have the bike its free to ride any time you like.

    Welcome to the forums and safe riding
  • Welcome sultanofping, it's true, there are some stuck up gits who think they are better than everyone but on the whole it is a great and very friendly pastime. Enjoy and keep at it and you will meet some great people, then you can exchange stories of the gits you have met.
  • pride4ever
    pride4ever Posts: 510
    Cycling is a microcosm of society, ergo the dickheads and the good guys.
    the deeper the section the deeper the pleasure.
  • philwint
    philwint Posts: 763
    I agree - most folk out on the road are lovely. I caught a guy (the speed differential was about 0.5 mph) on a huge hill yesterday, I said hi, and we chatted (between gasps for air) all the way up for 15 mins. Heart warming it was :)
  • slowmart
    slowmart Posts: 4,480
    Another great aspect in cycling is that it's a great leveller.


    It doesn't matter how much your bike cost it's your fitness that counts.
    “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring”

    Desmond Tutu
  • Agreed, as per usual plenty of pleasant folk out on the roads today. Overtaken 4-5 times today and pleasantries exchanged on each occasion. Seldom bump into the ejits that are sometimes referred to on these boards.
  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    philwint wrote:
    I agree - most folk out on the road are lovely. I caught a guy (the speed differential was about 0.5 mph) on a huge hill yesterday, I said hi, and we chatted (between gasps for air) all the way up for 15 mins. Heart warming it was :)
    I think you may find it was the hill warming you ;)