- Irritating behaviours on the bike….
Stopping in the middle of the trialPosted 5 years ago
Complaining that the bike not working correctly – Irritating yet something I’m sometimes guilty of
Talking about how that latest widget makes the bikes feel so much lighter / faster/ more comfortable, the widget with no doubt be replaced by another better widget soon.patriotproMember
Turning up late with something broken making departure later.
This takes some beating, and people who insist on setting off at the front on descents when they aren’t the fastest then whinge about you almost parking your bike in their bum-crack on the way down. You can’t have it both ways! 👿Posted 5 years ago06awjuddMember
Complimenting oneself having ridden a challenging trail/jump.
A worse rider picking holes in my technique.
People thinking they are much faster/better then they are.
Blaming a lack of ability on the bike!!!!!!!!!!!
People being rubbish at sticking to a plan / backing out of riding a matter of hours/ the day before.
I do however completely understand mechanicals having been through so many myself……………
However, well worth putting up with the occasional annoyances to go riding with a mate /mates and in reality all of the above rarely happen 🙂
EDIT: Asking to put loads of stuff in my backpack when they haven’t brought their own!!!!!!Posted 5 years agojekkylMember
faffing, FAFFING!Posted 5 years ago
put headphones on, take headphones off, change track, put helmet on, take helmet off, having a wee, having a poo, stopping to drink, check map, check phone, phone wife, phone mum, phone effing landlord, up saddle, down saddle, put jacket on, take jacket off.
I could go on.shortcutSubscriber
It has been done for colleagues in chat so what irritates you about people you ride with.
Turning up late with something broken making departure later.
Male bum cleavage on show. – not necessary.
Unable to sort your own bike.
Being competitive on a social group ride when you know it is a social group ride.
Wandering off at a stop and then wondering why folk went without you.
What frustrates you?Posted 5 years agomuddygroundMember
These things can always be turned around though? I have a riding buddy who fails every single time to anticipate the need to change gears on sharp climbs that follow rapid descents. On one particular rise he changes from the big ring/small cog combo to big cog/granny in one hit, breaking his chain every single time without fail. I’ve started to put bits of broken chain on a fencepost next to the spot, and there’s a tidy collection of them now. Naturally if he’s being a pain or not pulling his weight on a ride, I’ll detour to this point. So instead of him being the big man all ride, there’s a little humble pie for him to have mid-spin.Posted 5 years agopuppypowerSubscriber
Arriving late then faffingPosted 5 years ago
Sexist comments (eg you’re quite good … For a girl, you’re a girl, how come you ride a mountain bike?)
Moaning – don’t bloody come out then if you don’t enjoy it (especially my husband)
Moaning you’re going to be slow and then being really fast (especially my husband)
Squeaking bikes (especially my husband)
Pushing in front before a downhill when you’re a mincer
Being overly competitive, taking it too seriouslyjamj1974Subscriber
Same as everyone really…
– being late
– not bringing own food then eating most of mine which makes me hit the wall later…
– turning up with a bike that needs fixing all the time
– trying to dictate whilst on on a group ride about the route
– not being supportive of others or celebrating their successes
How I’m annoying: –Posted 5 years ago
– pre-ride faffing
– post-ride analysis
– sometimes being grumpy at start of rides in bad weather
– being meneilsonwheelsMember
I am a smoker and get some funny looks off some folk when out on the bike and i wondered why.
I got tutted at and pretty much ignored for the rest of an event I was at by a bloke I was chatting to for smoking a tab on route to the bar. I nailed him to the wall the following day on the first climb and never seen him again all race. 😀Posted 5 years agofourbangerMember
Paying money and turning up for a race then proclaiming to all around that you’re just there to ride with your mates, not race. **** off and organise a social with your mates if you want to ride socially with your mates. Save your entry fee for beer and pies. If you turn up for a race, try and win, even if you’re not going to be competitive. It’s a race, the clue is in the title.Posted 5 years agoalpinMember
otherr than guiding i never ride in a group larger than four, normally just two of us.
people that annoy me are those that talk the talk, telling everyone how “amazing/good/WOW” they are and then get off their bike to ride over a cattle grid.
those that tell other people to get off their bike because the next section is tricky when the fact is that they can’t ride it.
people who want to be at the front but should be at the back.
people who want to be the first to the top and then moan about that the others are too slow, they’ve been waiting half an hour and are cold. and then to top it off jump on their bike as soon as the last man reaches the top, not allowing them time to recover/grab a jacket/lower saddle.
people who want to be the first to the top, but can’t get down the other side for toffee.
people who say “woooh…. i’m not riding that” before even having a closer look.
people who think they can ride “that” and then fall breaking a collar bone/ripping their shin open/tearing the skin from the palm of their hands… could probably sum that up with over confidence.
people with really expensive bikes, immaculate kit who ride around puddles/cry at a scratch. prima donnas?
people who complain about the weather when generally it is no the weather at fault, but their insistance on “riding light” and not packing a jacket or waterproof trousers.
people who constantly change into/out of a jacket (usually women, sorry) for a five mintue climb/descent holding up the rest of the group.
people who constantly ask “how steep is this climb?” or “how long till we reach the top?”… like it’s going to make getting there any quicker/easier.
people who overtake/ride past me/the guide on sections where they have specifically been told not to and then missing the turn off or next trail.
there’s probably plenty more, but my beans are warmed up and i’m hungry.Posted 5 years ago
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