Inspired by Ed Oxley's video in the mini movies, I thought I'd share some of my (as yet limited)experiences of people's reactions to my Fatty.
First off, my riding buddies. Everyone had a smart comment. Mostly they were curious, but they had to take the pee a bit (I don't mind this at all btw.) Those that had a go on it liked it.
Non biker reactions have been great, mostly curious, wanting to know why the big tyres, and is it hard to pedal etc. I've had a few burst into laughter at the sight of it, which I don't get, but I'm glad to spread a bit of joy!
I reckon the only reactions that have been a bit odd have been those of other mtbers. Mostly comments along the line of "I bet it's heavy", "I bet it's rubbish in mud", "..but it only snows a couple of days of the year" etc. mostly negative stuff. It makes no odds to me, but I would have expected bikers to be a bit more curious. It's all bikes, after all.
(intended as an observation, not a rant.)