Other people's perception of "us"

Home Forum Bike Forum Other people's perception of "us"

Viewing 12 posts - 41 through 52 (of 52 total)
  • Other people's perception of "us"
  • mamadirt
    Member

    Even worse for a woman 😕 . . . actually make than an older woman 😉 . They may not understand the ripped jeans and muddy trainers but at least they're not surprised any more . . . when I turn up at work with grazed elbows the first thing said was 'you've been down that skatepark again haven't you?'

    jedi
    Member

    high 5's mamadirt!

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
    Subscriber

    Totally agree mamadirt.
    I was at our local BMX track a few weeks ago. When in cycles a chap with his young lad. The boy shouts 'Dad, Dad come and have a go'.
    At this point they hadn't seen me lurking with my young Nephew at the far side.
    The Father replies 'no son. I'm far too old'. By this time I'm back at the start, realising the Dad was about 15 years younger than me.

    They didn't stay too long, leaving us to make fools of ourselves being big kids.

    simonfbarnes
    Member

    realising the Dad was about 15 years younger than me.

    giggles :o)

    samuri
    Member

    When I used to go and mess around at the BMX track or some dirt jumps the kids would all instantly assume I was some rad BMX pioneer from the 70's.

    Until they saw me jumping, obviously.

    luke
    Member

    in my old job people thought i was strange, in my current job on my team of 4, 3 of us cycle and theres several other cyclist's in the building were trying to get the cycle to work scheme going but we just need to wait for one of the guys in hr to leave next month as he's against it and his voice carries alot of weight.

    west kipper
    Member

    My nephew and his mates would always come round to my house to try and borrow tools and get me to fix their attempts at fixing their BMXs.
    As I'm sorting out the mess of a bike the rest of them are making woeful tries at doing various spins, and I give them the benefit of my advice.
    'WTF dae you ken aboot BMXin' , Aye right,you're just an old c**t, You dae better then! came the replies.
    So I grab the nephews bike (not been on one since 1987) ride up the street to a wee incline and pull a nice smooth 540.
    The look on the wee b******* faces was priceless.

    AlasdairMc
    Member

    I frequently get called mad by the majority of my colleagues, who clearly think weekends are to be spent watching football or in the pub, and evenings catching up on X Factor. Part of me thinks they may be a bit jealous, I'm riding all year round and thoroughly enjoying every minute and they're left rotating between holiday/Christmas/next series of Big Brother ad infinitum.

    Kramer
    Member

    Having an adventure sport you can do in the UK really makes life worth living.

    grumm
    Member

    Most of colleagues cycle a bit at least so they don't think it's too odd, but some of them think I'm nuts for some of the mountain biking.

    Also ince when describing night riding they thought I was insane.

    Did you mention how you like to do it in thick mist and rain, with a torch with the batteries running out? 🙂

    So I grab the nephews bike (not been on one since 1987) ride up the street to a wee incline and pull a nice smooth 540.
    The look on the wee b******* faces was priceless.

    And then you woke up…. 😉

    west kipper
    Member

    Thanks for the cynicism Grumm, A 540 on a slope isnt as hard as it sounds,you just have to make sure that the front wheel is a bit higher as you reach the 360 point. You use the slope and gravity to bring you round the rest of the way.
    It did sound a bit boastful though I s'pose.

    jedi
    Member

    540 pivot is not too hard

Viewing 12 posts - 41 through 52 (of 52 total)

The topic ‘Other people's perception of "us"’ is closed to new replies.