things that annoy you about mountain bikers?
Those MTB mags that talk about ‘just get out and ride’, because anyone who buys those (or any other) MTB mag is clearly not, ‘just getting out and riding’.
The fact of the matter is that those people who don’t give a toss about the MTB scene and all the bike jiggery pokery that goes with it, including those mags, but own a mountain bike and go out every weekend, are the only ones that ‘just get out and ride’. And, no one here, on this website forum ‘just gets out and rides’, because we spend more than half our time ‘just’ reading the mags, ‘just’ fannying about on this website forum and ‘just’ wan£ing over expensive blingy bike parts.Posted 8 years ago
And, no one here, on this website forum ‘just gets out and rides’, because we spend half our time reading the mags, fannying aboput on this website forum and wan£ing over expensive blingy bike parts.
Oi! No one gets out and rides all the time, but I don’t read the mags and have scant interest in bikes at all, never mind their components.Posted 8 years agoRealManMember
I dont think Ive ever let myself be annoyed by another mtber.
I suppose I get annoyed when I see someone with a much nicer bike then me, but no idea how to ride it at all. But I’m not annoyed at them, I’m just annoyed that fate or whatever decided to give money to the guy who cant ride as well. Because I know if I was in his posistion I’d probably do the same.
Its nice to have all the gear. The idea can wait.Posted 8 years agoMOJO KMember
I hate guys who pick on less skilled riders instead of helping them get better. I really hate guys who are lucky enough to have their girls ride with them but make the girl feel like she’s holding him back. Trail sanitizers bug me more than the guys who make trail braiding pussy paths around every techy feature, but it’s close. Guys who bring their kids out with no helmet, or no water, or no clue. Guys who drink bad beer and think I’m a snob for refusing one when offered…. There’s more, but I feel I’d better go settle down now.Posted 8 years agouser-removedMember
Most recently? The Southern eedjit who watched my mate faceplant at GT and started shouting at him to, “Get out of the way lads, come on, move”, as my mate was trying to get up. Wasn’t as if he was carrying any speed either – we’d just had to stop and push round some trailbuilders.
What a twunt.Posted 8 years agopetefromearthMember
lack of courtesy to other users on public trails whoever they are
lack of mechanical ability (grinding gears…) and not cleaning a nice bike
people who claim to do freeride when they clearly don’t
bike arrogance/snobbery is very annoying (especially from those ‘in the industry’) but i don’t think it should be on the list as it’s not specific to mountain biking, it’s personality. it’s evident in all hobbies and all walks of life so is clearly just human nature
i like MOJO’s point about riding with one’s girlfriend and not appreciating it. i will from now on!Posted 8 years ago
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