Just been chatting with a club mate about his new training programe sent by his coach. And about the squad we’re racing Thursday in preparation for a big race on the 8th August. So yes that’s what we do. First and foremost road bikes are for racing. But you can just ride them if you want.
But sure it’s sometimes hard to wave and smile back when you’re concentrating on keeping a number two from making a bid for freedom after a particulary hard session 😯Posted 6 years agoahwilesSubscriber
consider a normal pothole.
if you’re riding a mountain bike it’s just a bumpy bit of road you ride over.
if you’re riding a road bike it means certain death.
consequently, roadies can’t always wave back. even if they want to. they’re rather busy avoiding a painful death.
and it’s very hard to smile when you’re busy avoiding a painful death.
or so i find…Posted 6 years ago
i acknowledge most mtb,ers wehn im out on my roadie bike, so (what they think in their heads is another thing = why is that woman roadie smiling at me (lol)…. they just dont know im an MTB,er too….im disguised on my roadie bike….. by the time ive whizzed past the MTB,ERS they,re thinking ::: “oh crikey thats elaine anne the green flash of the orange bike” (normally)…lol 😉 😉 8) 😆 😛Posted 6 years ago
Seriously. Why does this have to come up so often.
A few things to say about it. But you are really that needy that you need people to say hi back to you?
I do wave or say hi to most bikers, doesn’t matter if im on the road or mtb. Sometimes when i’m on the road bike, i’m just too tired from my spin to notice or care about other riders, i just want to get home and eat. Other times i might be trying to stick in a high effort zone and concentrating too much to care about others as well.Posted 6 years agoTandemJeremyMember
When out on my MTB and I see roadies they all look grumpy and ignore me. Last weekend out on a road bike they all acknowledged me even tho I was not in the uniform of team / club kit and helmet.
It really was quite obvious.
I of course just scowled at everyone as usualPosted 6 years ago
I know I’ll probably annoy just about everyone who’s ever ridden on tarmac, but what is it with grumpy roadies? It may be just me, but whenever you pass any mountain bikers and say hello, you nearly always get a cheery smile and a hello back. Most will even stop for a chat. Whenever a group of lycra clad, tour de france wannabees comes screaming past they look at you as if you’re a mud spattered alien who isn’t fit to clean their racing shoes. I’m sure there are some cheerful roadie types out there, but in general they don’t even seem to be enjoying themselves very much. Is road biking all about training and getting from A-B as quickly as possible? Come on roadies. We’re on the same side really. Give us a smile.Posted 6 years ago
Ok, we’ll put this to bed now. This is the first time I’ve ever been on this forum so didn’t realise it was such a common topic. It was just an observation of something which happens nearly every time we go out. I get the point. Too busy trying not to die in potholes to nod your head. Fair enough. It’s a good job all mountain bikers ride down glassy smooth tracks or no one would give anyone the time of day. Nuf said. I’ll try to not wind anyone up next time.Posted 6 years ago
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