Strangest thing you have been called on a bike?
Rather nice looking young lady in the passenger seat of a Beetle, about 15 years ago shouted ‘Lucky saddle!’ at me. Every time I get abuse from some eejit (Usually shouting from the passenger side of a ropey Nova ’round this way) I think of that lass and maintain my state of zen clam as a result.Posted 8 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
A couple of odd ones, both at around 7 am on a Sunday, as I headed out to the hills:
1. Chavs drinking beer outside a house: “You’re up early”
2. Chavs – clearly still pilled – leaning out of a mini cab window: “Arrrgh! You beast”
It must be a trait of the lower orders that they have a straneg desire to vocalise their limited cognitive functionality….Posted 8 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
Rode up the wrekin on Christmas morning, pass a collection of barbour clad rural folk. One middle aged woman says – ‘Oh look, a lycra lout!’Posted 8 years ago
I was going at a snails pace, what with the climb and a serious hangover, and just said ‘What a rude thing to say on Christmas day’. She was embarrassed and said sorry.TimPMember
I was overtaken on my comute through London by a bloke on a full road bike (in lycra) whilst struggling up hill from a set of traffic lights on my singlespeed. As he passed he called out “Hurry up Mr Arbuckle”
I am assuming he was calling me fat (and not refering to the rape and manslaughter cases – honestly I never done it!). I know I could lose a few pounds but it was mid winter so I was all covered up with a big fleece and I have comically skinny calves (the only bit of me I was brave enough to show off in the cold).
Oh and I caught him at the next set of lights and took a tow off him all the way in which REALLY annoyed himPosted 8 years agotangMember
joe marshall, i have long hair and (according to my wife) nice legs(in a slim tanned sense). loads of learing/comments from blokes in vans as they overtake and quite a surprised look when my stubbley face turns round.Posted 8 years ago
also my commute has a alpine style switchback climb, which often gets,’wanna lift’, ‘go on my son'(when theyre clear on my my gender) and once ‘you dick’ which on balance held some truth when i thought about it. hot day, long climb, grown man on a bike…ShandySubscriber
I was walking the dog on the tow path the other day, loads of people around. A couple of beer bellied chavs on bikes started shouting some “witticisms” at the canoeists – “Do a 360” etc etc. Having got everybody’s attention, the lead chav was clearly delighted with himself and had a big smirk on his face.
The canoe instructor then replied “you give us a wheelie first then, you fat c*nt”, everybody in earshot was cracking up. The chavs took it in good part, it was nice to see people giving and receiving a good slagging without it getting aggressive.Posted 8 years agoTandemJeremyMember
Out on the tandem folk seem to think that they need to pass comment.
We get ” shes not pedalling at the back” virtually every ride.
The funniest tho was passing a bunch of builders who broke into a chorus of “Daisy Daisy”* – why on earth did they know that song?
Chavs reactions are often funny – they start of laughing then clock the build of the bike – “cor its got Bombers” and we often get real respect from them. Rather amusing.
* for those who don’t know it:
Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer doPosted 8 years ago
I’m half crazy all for the love of you
It won’t be a stylish marriage
I can’t afford a carriage
But you’ll look sweet upon the seat
Of a bicycle built for two
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