Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby markhewitt1978 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:11 pm

Man Of Lard wrote:Wife (feigning interest): "Where've you been today on your bike?"
Me: <insert name of place about 30 miles away>
Wife (incredulous): "and back?"
Me: "No, I'm still there"


Me at the start of a club run : Last time I was out I went to Corbridge (about 30 miles away)
Other guy: You rode to Corbridge? How did you get back?!

Cheeky get.

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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby mpatts » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:50 pm

Cyclist: "i like your new roubaix winter tights"
Non-cyclist: "You look like a girl who has shat herself"
Insert bike here:

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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby homers double » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:53 pm

Non cycling wife - "What's the point of eating all that porridge before you go out, surely you've got enough around your middle to keep you going"
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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby Debeli » Fri Feb 13, 2015 13:29 pm

"If Zabel (or Abdudzaperov or insert name according to context) is so good, how come he hasn't won the Tour?"

Or....

"I thought Armstrong (or insert appropriate name) was something special, but I read this article where it said that he had an entire team to do all the work for him"

Or...

"If they're all top professional athletes, how come those so-called nobodies can leave them so far behind?"

But really, these are just the sort of daft comments I'd make about ski jumping or baseball. Not everyone has to like it or 'get' it.

:)

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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby markhewitt1978 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 13:40 pm

homers double wrote:Non cycling wife - "What's the point of eating all that porridge before you go out, surely you've got enough around your middle to keep you going"


The worst part is she's right ;)

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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby homers double » Fri Feb 13, 2015 13:45 pm

It's true :cry:
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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby Chris Bass » Fri Feb 13, 2015 13:51 pm

homers double wrote:Non cycling wife - "What's the point of eating all that porridge before you go out, surely you've got enough around your middle to keep you going"


on a similar theme...

you cycled how far? shouldn't you be thinner?
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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby downhill paul » Fri Feb 13, 2015 14:11 pm

Chris Bass wrote:
homers double wrote:Non cycling wife - "What's the point of eating all that porridge before you go out, surely you've got enough around your middle to keep you going"


on a similar theme...

you cycled how far? shouldn't you be thinner?


I get that all the time.

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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby markhewitt1978 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 14:16 pm

I ask myself that question all the time. Now; we're that cake?

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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby Manc33 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 16:18 pm

Me: "Haha Contador thought he won, but didn't"
Mate: "That's the highlight of your day is it?"

Sort of. :lol:

After that time he didn't wait for Schleck... F him!

"Alberto Contador, the defending champion, later issued a video apology posted on YouTube."

In other words he was pretty much forced to because of the heat.
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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby downhill paul » Sun Feb 15, 2015 17:17 pm

I also hate none cyclists who suddenly think they know all about cycling and the TDF because they have heard about Lance Armstrong on the news. and also because they have heard about Lance Armstrong on the news, they think that every cyclists must be using drugs of some description.
thanks to Kobe Bryant, do we think all basketball players are rapists?

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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby crikey » Sun Feb 15, 2015 17:43 pm

This is the saddest thing about cyclists; you're not a cool subgroup, you're not ahead of the trend, you're largely sad train spotter types who don't understand how the rest of the world views you.

I've ridden for 30 years and the most disappointing group of people I've ever met are those who define themselves by riding a bike.

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Postby ravey1981 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 17:59 pm

crikey wrote:This is the saddest thing about cyclists; you're not a cool subgroup, you're not ahead of the trend, you're largely sad train spotter types who don't understand how the rest of the world views you.

I've ridden for 30 years and the most disappointing group of people I've ever met are those who define themselves by riding a bike.


This is most probably true to be honest..... although I myself think this about people who go running....I mean, what the f are they doing. Why not go for a ride instead!

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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby Chris Bass » Sun Feb 15, 2015 20:05 pm

crikey wrote:This is the saddest thing about cyclists; you're not a cool subgroup, you're not ahead of the trend, you're largely sad train spotter types who don't understand how the rest of the world views you.

I've ridden for 30 years and the most disappointing group of people I've ever met are those who define themselves by riding a bike.


well that really sucked all the fun out of this thread!

Nice use to the semi-colon though, I tend not to use them but then I don't do things by halves.
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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby De Sisti » Sun Feb 15, 2015 20:48 pm

Chris Bass wrote:
crikey wrote:This is the saddest thing about cyclists; you're not a cool subgroup, you're not ahead of the trend, you're largely sad train spotter types who don't understand how the rest of the world views you.

I've ridden for 30 years and the most disappointing group of people I've ever met are those who define themselves by riding a bike.


well that really sucked all the fun out of this thread!
Nice use to the semi-colon though, I tend not to use them but then I don't do things by halves.

What's the grammatical rule for using semi colons? Does it relate to two separate sentences being
connected by the same theme? Would a comma have sufficed in the example above?

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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Sun Feb 15, 2015 21:16 pm

Manc33 wrote:Me: "Haha Contador thought he won, but didn't"
Mate: "That's the highlight of your day is it?"

Sort of. :lol:

After that time he didn't wait for Schleck... F him!

"Alberto Contador, the defending champion, later issued a video apology posted on YouTube."

In other words he was pretty much forced to because of the heat.


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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby Pross » Sun Feb 15, 2015 22:12 pm

dilatory wrote:The difference between cyclists and non-cyclists are that cyclists talk a lot about riding their bikes and non-cyclists might just ride bikes. They also feel the need to have an us vs them mentality, and when the us vs cars thing wears a bit thin we turn on non-cyclists or even other cyclists if they dare not wave back.


I think you may have failed to grasp the meaning of 'non-cyclist'.

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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby Overlord2 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 02:22 am

Crescent wrote:Non-cyclist - "You look painfully thin, have you been ill?"
Cyclist - "Thanks"


:lol:

Its our hobby. The non-hobbyist is never going to get it whatever it is. Cycling, trainspotting, woodworking, polishing the car 4 hours a week.....

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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby Manc33 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 03:26 am

I drive a car and use a bicycle... and I prefer riding the bike. Yes I mean to get somewhere! :shock:
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Re: Non-cyclists – they just don't get us

Postby BR_Gregor » Mon Mar 16, 2015 14:00 pm

Hi guys, nice work. Have heard most of these myself while cycling – you too? I've collected some of the best ones from this thread to create an article on the main site: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/1 ... -us-43686/

Can always add to it again in the future as more become common place. Let me know if you have any other sayings!

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