Always on a slightly the wrong size, badly maintained hybrid, wearing a filthy, oily Altura hi-viz jacket, using the £25 Cateye light set that was the cheapest in the shop when he bought the bike and never, never changing gear!
And always pushing through to the front at the lights only to move off very slowly and get in everyone’s way.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH.Posted 4 years agomrblobbyMember
Does this not describe the majority of commuters who aren’t also recreational riders?
I’d also assumed that the brand association was a phenomenon specific to my locale due to it being sold in the biggest LBS but I guess it might be nationwide due to Halfords. To be fair on Altura though they do seem to make good kit if you want to be seen. Brought one of their gilets recently for night time road rides, does look a little out of place over a Castelli Gabba though.Posted 4 years ago
Always on a slightly the wrong size, badly maintained hybrid
– badly maintained, but a fixed road bike
wearing a filthy, oily Altura hi-viz jacket
– mine’s brand new and is orange therefore cooler
using the £25 Cateye light set that was the cheapest in the shop when he bought the bike and never
– perfectly good lights
never changing gear!
– I don’t have any
And always pushing through to the front at the lights only to move off very slowly and get in everyone’s way
– always push infront but always the quickest off
is this you?
Posted 4 years agoCapt. KronosSubscriber
Bugger – I have about 3 or 4 Altura tops I wear on the bike… they are probably classed as “vintage” by now mind since I bought them cheap in about 2002 at a guess!
Should I get rid of them and buy Endura now, or am I way out of touch with my brand awareness???Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Yeah, I know the Fella I’ve seen him on my commute too, he seems to be using the very hardest gear available like some sort of resistance exercise, will always come to a dead stop for roundabouts (there’s a couple on the route) even when there is nothing coming from any direction and good visibility, and then gives me the evil eye when I cruise by with a cheery “Morning”…
It’s either some bizarre form of Torture or Martyrdom…
I assume the Panniers are just filled with Aggregate, whatever He’s trying to atone for it must have been truly terrible, I’m going to assume… Genocide…
My personal favourite is still the fella on a slicked up old Raleigh with his flapping Hi-viz, wonky old Millets rucksack, wonky lid and only ever wears old football shorts and mismatched ankle socks, who lumbers along until over taken by someone and then does his best to hold your wheel wheezing away, bike creaking for a good 3/4 mile, eventually giving up with a “AhhhhFuuucckkit!“…
Oh and the worlds slowest Time Trialist, Full carbon, Aero, Wunder-bike and pointy lid, cannot exceed 15.2Mph…
Commuting by bike is great, a whole world of “Characters”…Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
A job at the Daily Wail beckons for the high horse riders of this threads, some many assumptions, so many facts…
Who’s on a high horse?
I’m fully aware that I probably appear quite absurd when commuting: Drop bar Fixie, Nobber, lycra’d up to the Max with a far too cheery a disposition… the lack of gears is obviously a ready made excuse for not being very quick, the outfit screams “Wannabe Cyclist” the liberal mixing of “Brands” with Aldi/Lidl cheap tat, and The Bar bag just confuses things further, is he a tourer, an MTBer on the wrong bike? an off duty Roadie? I’m just a jumble of cycling cliche’s bound to annoy…
If I happened upon me when out riding, I’d find myself quite irritating TBH…Posted 4 years ago
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