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  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,600

    I wonder if there is something in Rapha jerseys that stops people lifting their hands from the bars. Some sort of safety feature that justifies the price of the clothing?? That would then innocently explain why cool people try to look like they are too cool to wave.

    Do people still think this s**t??

    Grow up.
    "Grow up"?????? We are talking cyclists here. Not sure if cyclists actually do grow up.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,901
    dennisn said:

    I wonder if there is something in Rapha jerseys that stops people lifting their hands from the bars. Some sort of safety feature that justifies the price of the clothing?? That would then innocently explain why cool people try to look like they are too cool to wave.

    Do people still think this s**t??

    Grow up.
    "Grow up"?????? We are talking males here. Not sure if males actually do grow up.
    FTFY.
    The toys just get more expensive.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,082
    dennisn said:

    I wonder if there is something in Rapha jerseys that stops people lifting their hands from the bars. Some sort of safety feature that justifies the price of the clothing?? That would then innocently explain why cool people try to look like they are too cool to wave.

    Do people still think this s**t??

    Grow up.
    "Grow up"?????? We are talking cyclists here. Not sure if cyclists actually do grow up.
    clubbies do. they seem to go from "happy" to "look at me, i'm a clubbie, i'm serious and mature and pro and A CLUB MEMBER" the instant they pull on a badly designed spandex top.

    they seem to miss out formative, fun, happy, jolly developmental years of carefree pedalling and go straight to to old, patronising and boring.
  • andyrrandyrr Posts: 1,685
    MattFalle said:

    dennisn said:

    I wonder if there is something in Rapha jerseys that stops people lifting their hands from the bars. Some sort of safety feature that justifies the price of the clothing?? That would then innocently explain why cool people try to look like they are too cool to wave.

    Do people still think this s**t??

    Grow up.
    "Grow up"?????? We are talking cyclists here. Not sure if cyclists actually do grow up.
    clubbies do. they seem to go from "happy" to "look at me, i'm a clubbie, i'm serious and mature and pro and A CLUB MEMBER" the instant they pull on a badly designed spandex top.

    they seem to miss out formative, fun, happy, jolly developmental years of carefree pedalling and go straight to to old, patronising and boring.
    Did someone in a club once look at you in the wrong tone of voice when you were riding your bike with stabilisers or something?
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 9,677
    andyrr said:

    MattFalle said:

    dennisn said:

    I wonder if there is something in Rapha jerseys that stops people lifting their hands from the bars. Some sort of safety feature that justifies the price of the clothing?? That would then innocently explain why cool people try to look like they are too cool to wave.

    Do people still think this s**t??

    Grow up.
    "Grow up"?????? We are talking cyclists here. Not sure if cyclists actually do grow up.
    clubbies do. they seem to go from "happy" to "look at me, i'm a clubbie, i'm serious and mature and pro and A CLUB MEMBER" the instant they pull on a badly designed spandex top.

    they seem to miss out formative, fun, happy, jolly developmental years of carefree pedalling and go straight to to old, patronising and boring.
    Did someone in a club once look at you in the wrong tone of voice when you were riding your bike with stabilisers or something?
    He was humilated at a cafe stop once, because someone at the club knew something he didn't. Never got over it.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,082
    andyrr said:

    MattFalle said:

    dennisn said:

    I wonder if there is something in Rapha jerseys that stops people lifting their hands from the bars. Some sort of safety feature that justifies the price of the clothing?? That would then innocently explain why cool people try to look like they are too cool to wave.

    Do people still think this s**t??

    Grow up.
    "Grow up"?????? We are talking cyclists here. Not sure if cyclists actually do grow up.
    clubbies do. they seem to go from "happy" to "look at me, i'm a clubbie, i'm serious and mature and pro and A CLUB MEMBER" the instant they pull on a badly designed spandex top.

    they seem to miss out formative, fun, happy, jolly developmental years of carefree pedalling and go straight to to old, patronising and boring.
    Did someone in a club once look at you in the wrong tone of voice when you were riding your bike with stabilisers or something?
    how can you look at someone in the wrong tone of voice?
  • webboowebboo Posts: 4,408
    edited May 2021

    andyrr said:

    MattFalle said:

    dennisn said:

    I wonder if there is something in Rapha jerseys that stops people lifting their hands from the bars. Some sort of safety feature that justifies the price of the clothing?? That would then innocently explain why cool people try to look like they are too cool to wave.

    Do people still think this s**t??

    Grow up.
    "Grow up"?????? We are talking cyclists here. Not sure if cyclists actually do grow up.
    clubbies do. they seem to go from "happy" to "look at me, i'm a clubbie, i'm serious and mature and pro and A CLUB MEMBER" the instant they pull on a badly designed spandex top.

    they seem to miss out formative, fun, happy, jolly developmental years of carefree pedalling and go straight to to old, patronising and boring.
    Did someone in a club once look at you in the wrong tone of voice when you were riding your bike with stabilisers or something?
    He was humilated at a cafe stop once, because someone at the club knew something he didn't. Never got over it.
    No I think his parents were clubbies who abandoned him in an Italian cave whilst on a club run because other members wouldn’t let him continue due his nappy not matching the club kit.
    He was then brought up by wolves.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,082
    So long as Ididn't have to fight those wolves that doesn't actually seem too bad

    #Romulus&Remus
  • Kaiser SoseKaiser Sose Posts: 90
    I started this thread initially and it was just an observation that there are a lot of cyclists that cannot even be bothered to raise an hand to acknowledge another fellow cyclist. The fat ones with all the fancy clobber and flashiest bikes tend to be the worst! I have taken a flaming on this thread but I still maintain that there are a lot of miserable people out there. Of course, it is a reflection on them as individuals and not of cycling in general.

    We are brothers and sisters in arms, sharing a common passion. I'm not suggesting we all have a social and wave like a mad person when we pass another cyclist. But fingers raised off the handlebars in acknowledgement of another, fellow enthusiast is not so much to ask, is it? Not everyone is at max HR or on a PB and on the limit that chooses to just blank you. That was the motivation behind the original post. No I do not have social issues nor am I delicate in nature. Quite the contrary. I was just sharing an observation.
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,429
    We are not brothers and sisters in arms. We are sad nerds on an internet forum who happen to ride bikes.

    Get a grip.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,901
    Grip of? 🤔
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,429
    yourself. Regain some composure and self control.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,901
    Some would say that getting a grip of yourself displays a lack of self control. 😉
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,082
    brothers and sisters in arms?

    wtaf?

    seriously?

    seriously seriously?
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,888
    Someone will post a link to that dreary tune by Dire Straits in a minute...
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,082
  • nibnob21nibnob21 Posts: 207
    I'm kind of with the op on this one, especially for us rural country folk. It's standard common courtesy when you're passing someone to raise a hand, give a nod or just a quick hello. That goes for walking as well as cycling. The excuse of 'I don't even notice other cyclists' that some have spewed says to me you shouldn't even be on the road if you're that unaware of your surroundings that you don't see other road users.

    I understand in a city or built up area that acknowledging everyone is unrealistic, unnecessary and it would be an unsafe distraction from all the pedestrians, motorists etc. But out in the countryside things are different.

    That being said I don't really understand why people choose to live in cities anyway. So if you're that way inclined maybe it's best you stay there :D
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 9,677
    MattFalle said:

    Wrong one.
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,429

    MattFalle said:

    Wrong one.
    That's the joke.
  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    I don't,as a rule.like people.I try to avoid talking to strangers as much as possible.So If I don't acknowledge you don't take it personally you are actually part of a huge group of cyclists I don't acknowledge B)
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,888
    sniper68 said:

    I don't,as a rule.like people.I try to avoid talking to strangers as much as possible.So If I don't acknowledge you don't take it personally you are actually part of a huge group of cyclists I don't acknowledge B)

    That's fine. Maybe you could get a jersey printed up with your forum name so we know it's you when you don't respond.
  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,910

    sniper68 said:

    I don't,as a rule.like people.I try to avoid talking to strangers as much as possible.So If I don't acknowledge you don't take it personally you are actually part of a huge group of cyclists I don't acknowledge B)

    That's fine. Maybe you could get a jersey printed up with your forum name so we know it's you when you don't respond.
    Good idea!
    I could make it even more cringe-worthy by having a Team Ineos/Movistar/Jumbo jersey with my forum name on it then I really would look like a rude cyclist who thinks he's a pro!

  • Charlie_CrokerCharlie_Croker Posts: 1,505

    sniper68 said:

    I don't,as a rule.like people.I try to avoid talking to strangers as much as possible.So If I don't acknowledge you don't take it personally you are actually part of a huge group of cyclists I don't acknowledge B)

    That's fine. Maybe you could get a jersey printed up with your forum name so we know it's you when you don't respond.
    You've said it now...
    There'll be dozens of cyclists with "sinper68" tops out there

    Ordinary (non-cycling) Folk will see them be wondering what they've missed!
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    sniper68 said:

    I don't,as a rule.like people.I try to avoid talking to strangers as much as possible.So If I don't acknowledge you don't take it personally you are actually part of a huge group of cyclists I don't acknowledge B)

    That's why you kill from a distance.
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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,888

    sniper68 said:

    I don't,as a rule.like people.I try to avoid talking to strangers as much as possible.So If I don't acknowledge you don't take it personally you are actually part of a huge group of cyclists I don't acknowledge B)

    That's fine. Maybe you could get a jersey printed up with your forum name so we know it's you when you don't respond.
    You've said it now...
    There'll be dozens of cyclists with "sinper68" tops out there

    Ordinary (non-cycling) Folk will see them be wondering what they've missed!
    Expect to see the new 'Sniper68' clothing range out very soon. It's actually a pretty good brand name.. ;)
  • If I were you I would seek counselling for your insecurity issues, that way you then wouldn’t give a flying censored whether people wave back at you or not. Simple and you aren’t relying on other people to change their behaviour then...

    You’re welcome. 👋


    Is that a wanking hand graphic? It looks to me like a hand jerking off but I'm sure it is not intended to look that way.

    Why do people care so much about stuff that doesn't matter? I could not care less if bikers wave or nod at me or not. I do care if they try to steal my bike, attack me or do something that is actually bad.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,901
    Always interesting how people interpret even the simplest of things.
    Gives you an indication of how their minds work.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • neebneeb Posts: 4,445
    Strava flyby used to be the solution to this issue. When someone doesn't wave back at me "with attitude" (as opposed to obviously just being focussed on other things), I check afterwards that they are slower than me - they always are. That's probably why they were so miserable in the first place.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,082
    neeb said:

    Strava flyby used to be the solution to this issue. When someone doesn't wave back at me "with attitude" (as opposed to obviously just being focussed on other things), I check afterwards that they are slower than me - they always are. That's probably why they were so miserable in the first place.

    so are you like fast, fast?
  • neebneeb Posts: 4,445
    MattFalle said:

    neeb said:

    Strava flyby used to be the solution to this issue. When someone doesn't wave back at me "with attitude" (as opposed to obviously just being focussed on other things), I check afterwards that they are slower than me - they always are. That's probably why they were so miserable in the first place.

    so are you like fast, fast?
    Not particularly (but it's all relative, innit?). It's just that really miserable people tend to be slow. Scowls have been shown to be the least aero facial expression.
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