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  • oldgit
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    Is road biking all about training and getting from A-B as quickly as possible

    Yes 8)

    whatnobeer
    Member

    Must just be you. All the roadies I meet are friendly and give a nod of the head/wave if they aren’t dying of exhaustion.

    druidh
    Member

    A grumpy roadie earlier today…

    Munqe-chick
    Member

    Oh dear Druidh is bound to get lambasted soon you’ve spoilt it for those that can’t keep away from their ‘puters!! DOH!

    richc
    Member

    normally grumpy as they are killing themselves, not obessing about cake.

    Pooley
    Member

    Nice one druidh. He can’t even look happy, when he’s happy!

    Premier Icon Dougal
    Subscriber

    SPOILERS SPOILERS!!!! GRRRR!!! ETC!!!!! HAHA!!!

    It’s July, there are loads of over-serious mamils out at the moment, great for evening training when you’re feeling a bit rubbish. Come August the bikes will be back in the shed.

    uplink
    Member

    You should see Evans when he’s not just won a stage πŸ™‚

    Munqe-chick
    Member

    Griepel has a face you want to punch!

    oldgit
    Member

    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 😯

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    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…

    cynic-al
    Member

    OP, I am guessing that roadies have correctly identified you as a bell end.

    Premier Icon kilo
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    A grumpy roadie earlier today…

    Well done, one very grumpy roadie here now.

    don simon
    Member

    We’re on the same side really.

    Some of your mtb mates would disagree.
    I think you’ll find that most roadies do acknowledge your existence, you simply haven’t developed the ability to see it. πŸ˜‰

    elaine anne
    Member

    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 πŸ˜‰ :mrgreen: πŸ˜‰ :mrgreen: 8) πŸ˜† πŸ˜› :mrgreen:

    michaelmcc
    Member

    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.

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    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 usual

    dingabell
    Member

    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.

    antigee
    Member

    boring, deadening, dull, tedious, tiresome, wearisome

    fattatlasses
    Member

    They’re only jealous ‘cos the latest mountain bikes are technologically superior to their twiglet bikes πŸ˜‰

    Coleman
    Member

    Boring. Done to death. If I see you on the road I will verbally abuse you.

    elaine anne
    Member

    you’d better not verbally abuse me….i,ll be forced to use my stinger on you…lol πŸ˜‰ :mrgreen:

    Squidlord
    Member

    Would it be simpler for everyone if the mods just stickied this thread? Instead of someone having to start it every. single. day.

    Marmoset
    Member

    Some people don’t want to say hello/wave regardless of what they are doing, they’re just naturally grumpy buggers πŸ˜†

    sc-xc
    Member

    Someone waved at me the other day. I didn’t recognise him so didn’t wave back.

    aP
    Member

    I much prefer the typical Peaslake DHer welcome to road cyclists – “Here come the **** roadies. ****”
    Much better than being ignored by someone whilst actually riding.

    elaine anne
    Member

    we all need to carry a mr bean on board with us sticking the thumbs up hello sign..lol mite brighten the grumpys up alittle (mr bean life size cardboard cut out.. πŸ˜‰

    dingabell
    Member

    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.

    Haze
    Member

    Why are people so bothered about this?!

    steve_b77
    Member

    dingabell – Member
    Ok, we’ll put this to bed now. This is the first time I’ve ever been on this forum

    Cracking opening gambit there then dingdong πŸ™„

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    dingabell – dinae worry laddie. a lot of sensitive souls on here and especially the grumpy roadie ones tend to be a bit sensitive

    qwerty
    Member

    Read BIKE SNOB and all will be revealed to you regarding the various specimens of cyclist that lurk on a saddle πŸ˜‰

    Pieface
    Member

    I was running today and said hi to a MTBer who blanked me.

    Premier Icon pedalhead
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    thanks for the spoiler, druidh πŸ™„

    elaine anne
    Member

    i said hi to two donkeys whilst MTB-ing…guess what :they were more than happy to say hello πŸ˜‰ :mrgreen: then one of them got abit jelous of the other and tried to bite my tyre through the fence… πŸ‘Ώ πŸ˜‰ :mrgreen:

    dingabell
    Member

    I forgot to mention that this doesn’t include the majority of girlie roadies. They seem to be far happier on their bikes. So maybe it’s just a “bloke” thing.

    partyboy
    Member

    Cynic-al hit the nail on the head.

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