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  • Premier Icon stever
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    I train with a woman who’s about my speed, she’s always coming back with prizes, I never win anything. Cow. And they get all the good looking riding gear.

    MrSmith
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    It’s an interesting one though isn’t it? Are the women racing for less prize money? In which case surely a lesser entry fee is actually very fair?

    less prize money because less women enter? the men are possibly subsidising the womens prize pot with their overpriced entry.

    druidh
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    It’s probably fair to say that there would be a lot fewer womens events if they weren’t being run alongside the mens.

    grum
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    I train with a woman who’s about my speed, she’s always coming back with prizes, I never win anything. Cow.

    Sounds like discrimination to me. How dare they discriminate against people who aren’t very good at mountain biking. 😛

    druidh
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    grum – Member
    Sounds like discrimination to me. How dare they discriminate against people who aren’t very good at mountain biking.

    At least with golf they discriminate against the better players.

    Premier Icon blur lt rider
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    The £5 less that I paid to enter is even better value for money as I’m slower than most men, so will get a longer time out on the course for my money than those who paid £5 more and go faster than me. 🙂

    I sort of think that makes sense!

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    And they get all the good looking riding gear

    No, it’s just that they look better in the gear they do have. 🙂

    diviy
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    This remind me of when my daughters used to race mtb/xc after a season all the boys wanted to seperate the boys from the girls as a girl was allways winning.In the end she went over to road racing had a little bit of success pro riding oh her name nicole cook

    mattsccm
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    I don’t think we should be so stroppy with the OP. Alright the women only thing has its virtues so if they like that fair enough. I wonder what would happen if some one ran a male only event though. Hmmmm.

    The price difference is wrong though. Thats not equality and isn’t that the flavour of the month?
    Better to have discounts for kids on bike worth less than a hundred quid. Now that would get some new riders in.

    Neither point is especially significant but I can also see another point here.As a middle aged, white, employed, no kids but married, able bodied straight person I get no breaks at all. Anyone of the above would get me something some where. It amuses me that those who spout equality are the worst hypocrites. No point in whinging though as interest groups are always the most selfish.

    emsz
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    It amuses me that those who spout equality are the worst hypocrites. No point in whinging though as interest groups are always the most selfish

    you think being the opposite sex to you is being in an “interest” group?

    🙄

    hh45
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    Riding around Regents Park on a Saturday morning it is about 15 : 1 men to women riding but the joggers its about 8 : 1 the other way. So, if you men want to get laid go running, women, join the bike ride.

    grum
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    As a middle aged, white, employed, no kids but married, able bodied straight person I get no breaks at all.

    Oh FFS, this kind of bollocks really annoys me You get no breaks at all, other than being male in a society where men get payed a lot more, in one of the richest countries in the world, being white and straight in a society where ethnic minorities and gay people still suffer discrimination, having a job when lots of people are unemployed, having no kids which means more disposable income, and being able-bodied? Are you really complaining about not getting any ‘breaks’ due to not being disabled?

    This is one of the most staggeringly stupid and unaware things I have ever read on here.

    project
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    Perhaps all the women who have saves a fiver on race entry should by the current issue of Singletrack with it, to support the male dominated forum.

    Peyote
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    As a middle aged, white, employed, no kids but married, able bodied straight person I get no breaks at all.

    I think the point is that generally all the breaks are set to a default for your demographic. It only becomes obvious when the pendulum is swung in a different direction, even then a £fiver doesn’t really make that much of difference to your life (when I say you, I mean you as a representative of your demographic, not you personally! That would be a bit judgemental…)

    Edited to add – Grum kind of made the same point as me, in a slightly different style! Kudos.

    cheez0
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    where are all the ‘men only’ events?

    would be a bloody outcry is what.

    grum
    Member

    Edited to add – Grum kind of made the same point as me, in a slightly different style! Kudos.

    Yours sounded more like a reasonable person rather than a ranty socialist, but this ‘white able-bodied men are the only people you’re allowed to discriminate against’ bollocks really gets my goat. It’s quite a pervasive myth too amongst the hard of thinking.

    Perhaps mattsccm should deliberately give himself some kind of debilitating injury seeing as disabled people get all the ‘breaks’. The jammy bastards.

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