- Unpleasant man (warning: lycra content)
Sounds like your typical Ebiker.
Chances are he was a fat sack of shite a couple of years ago, but he got an Ebike and that enabled him to get out on the trails and gain some fitness.
Fast forward two years and he’s lost the weight, lost the Ebike, but kept the attitude. Some things you can’t change unfortunately.Posted 6 months agoPoopscoopSubscriber
May well have been a non English speaker from the sounds of it.
That said, still a total **** as a friendly smile or gesture is universal.
I think the ex e-biker thing is a bit of a stretch to be honest though.
On the road sections I ride to my local natural trails I no longer say hi to the serious looking types unless they do first as I virtually never get a response. Most mtb riders, lycra or otherwise, do tend to say hi back though. Make of that what you will.
I’m sue there are plenty of civil road riders out there, just I don’t bump into them here in the South East. 😀Posted 6 months agoInbred456Member
I’m a bimbler, I only have one speed. The amount of Lycra clad warriors who think the trail is there own personal race track and wip past me on the flat and downhill “passing on the right” they shout, only to be passed back on the long climbs. ****ts all of them!Posted 6 months ago
It would never spoil my day though!
Bimbling along in Dalby today. Behind me, lycra-clad semi-serious guy came up – deep tan, Spanish labels on his spandex… you know the type. I looked over my shoulder, said hi, and pulled over as soon as I could (within 5 seconds or so). As he passed, I said hello, and he just ignored me completely – nothing at all, no acknowledgment, nothing. I felt really subhuman. Ten minutes later he was on the side of the trail, fixing his cleat with his fingers (no room for tools in his tights, obviously). I slowed down, ask if he needed anything, and he just stared back from behind his Oakleys – nothing. I just rode off, of course. Another ten minutes and he was on my back wheel again. This time, I decided to ignore him. After about a minute, his front wheel actually buzzed my rear wheel, that’s how close he was. I decided it wasn’t worth it and just pulled over. He passed me and stared blankly ahead – no human contact was made. I then wanted to shout “asshole” but I actually shouted “Thank you” (my upbringing, I know) as he just rode off into the distance. No acknowledgment, nothing. I know I should just ignore it and get on with it, but the **** ruined my day. Rant over. I am going deep into the Moors tomorrow where I won’t see a living soul, only friendly sheep.Posted 6 months ago
Sorry. Probably me. Never remember anything after about mile 10 at Dalby, just pedal on in a dreamlike state.
It wasn’t you – I recognize a Dalby Zombie right away – they’re harmless, in their own space, celebrating the drudgery in trail and mind – indeed, I am often with them. This, however, was a positively, actively, affirmatively, nasty man.Posted 6 months agoanagallis_arvensisMember
Was out on a shop ride yesterday about 20 of us were stopped watching someone fix a puncture 🙂 when a rider came past. Morning loads if us said…he didnt even acknowledge our existence. Not to worry didnt spoil our day..
Maybe this bloke didnt speak english?Posted 6 months agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I dont get this need to give a cheery wave to all and sundry and the last I want to do when out on the bike is get into small talk with strangers.
You should write a letter to that effect to Cycling Weekly. Their letters page has at least one missive in it every single time from some moany **** about how they waved and no-one waved back.
I’m with you on that, I might wave if I’ve got nothing better to do but otherwise I couldn’t care less!Posted 6 months agomarkrhMember
Years ago me and my friend came across a rider who i thought was just being ignorant when he didn’t respond when we said hello but when we saw him at the carpark later without his helmet on we could see his cochlear implant. Felt very guilty about remarks we had made about him.Posted 6 months ago
Now I’m partially deaf myself and wonder how many people i’ve blanked while out riding. Don’t tend to ride with the hearing aid as it tends to **** it up.701arvnMember
Quite cockish behaviour at Cannock Chase yesterday (punting nippers off bikes). The perps seem to be about my age (late 40’s > 50’s).
Do Tell. This sounds more like it, something we could get genuinely outraged about.
Sorry OP, the non speaking Spaniard is just not doing it for me.Posted 6 months ago
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