Who is the most stereotypical STWer?
I’d like to see us change the stereotype myself. Can we not change it to be ‘works in the health service’ although I appreciate while more factually correct, it’s not as much fun.
If we’re continuing down this path though, we need to include
doesn’t actually ride much at allPosted 4 years ago
Wears full body armour for riding down the shops
Goes to the alps on holiday, or Whistler which is in China or somewhere
Is fat but considers themselves ‘chunky’
Considers 3 grand on a bike entirely appropriate.deludedMember
No such thing.
There’s left (mainly left), liberal, right, conformist, non-conformist, low, medium and high wage earners. Swathes of experience from all walks of life with a huge range of experience and skills. The sort of place where if you talk BS on a subject, someone’s likely to know and call you on it.
I drive an Audi and a ride bike with more suspension than I have skill.Posted 4 years agoShibbolethMember
I’m a graphic designer, capable of growing a beard, have a bike van (VW… Caddy… Pimped), a Santa Cruz, a Cervelo, a Soul, a Single-speed, a Roadrat, a Merkur, a guitar, a coffee machine, a mediocre hi-fi with awsomes cables, I have a wood, an axe and lots of 2-stroke-engined man toys.
And I’m an argumentative f***er!Posted 4 years agotomhowardSubscriber
My step dad comes close. Are you on here Chris? I’ve long suspected you are/lurk….
Works in financial services.Posted 4 years ago
Drives a white audi, having just got rid of a black one.
Ride a trek Ex8, but wants a five.
Doesn’t ride as much as he used to.
Lives in Huddersfield.
Owns Woodland, measured in acres.
Has a log store.
Swapped out an open fire for a stove.
Has a proper coffee machine.
Has iPhone and iPad.I_AcheMember
I’m not particularly stereotypical but I do meet the following criteria.
Own a 456
Own a BFe
Own a bike with much more travel than local trails necessitate (Enduro Evo/North Brum)
Own a Merker
Don’t ride as much as I should/want to
Am generally unshaven
Hmm thats quite a few things isn’t it.Posted 4 years agoS_JSubscriber
Interview with an STW’er
Rides – 29 inch, singlespeed Fat bikePosted 4 years ago
Best Riding Location – Mind your own business! I don’t want anyone else riding my trails!
One essential Cycling accessory – A beard
Lives – Somewhere in the hills
Drives – Skoda Octavia estate, Land Rover Defender or nothing as cars are for people with small genitals
Reads – Anything but the Daily Mail
Favourite Music – Anything that nobody else has heard of and absolutely nothing you can buy in HMV or has been near a commercial chart, ever.
Favourite Film – Anything in black and white with subtitles
Other hobbies – wood carving
And another (based on S_J’s comment above). My VAG estate is actually a Skoda Octavia. And I had a Mondeo before that. And I’ve been thinking about an Audi A4 to replace the Skoda. Or a T5 camper.
I think that puts me up there again despite lack of fat/road/cross/29″ bikes…Posted 4 years agoHansReySubscriber
ride a Cotic and a Marin, live in Scandinavia, Corolla estate, no land, state central heating, skinny, bikes cost less than a grand and always have atleast 6months of tea stored in the flat
not STW, at all.
I reckon the classic STW-er also has the latest POC and Häglöfs gear, and more mudguards on their helitaped, handpolished nichemobiles than ever considered reasonablePosted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
it – check
cant be arsed shaving properly – you bet
on-one owner – yep
that’s about it
Whilst on the subjest, what’s the deal with “VAG” owners, why the need to put that instead of VW skoda audi etc? is this an accepted (in the rest of the world – not just here) convention I’m unaware of or is it shamed skoda/audi owners who don’t want to own up? Or aspirational types hinting that it might be a porsche?Posted 4 years agoads678Subscriber
I’m 37, slightly overweight, an Engineer (civil), ride a 29er inbred and an Orange 5, sometimes have a beard, used to live in Halifax, drive a Passat estate, soon to be replaced by a Sharan or A6 though (love the VAG), have a coffee machine (although I never use it).
So i’m pretty STW I think 😀 or 😳Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
I don’t own a car, a log burner, a 5, a 29er or an expresso machine. I don’t work in IT, can’t stand real ale, and if I grew a beard I’d look like I’d put my head on upside down.
I really don’t know what I’m doing here
Oh… hang on a minute… I’m fat, bald and middle aged, and love spouting opinions, and loftily pontificating on subjects I know little or nothing about, as if I was a world authority 😀Posted 4 years agopslingSubscriber
Whilst on the subjest, what’s the deal with “VAG” owners, why the need to put that instead of VW skoda audi etc? is this an accepted (in the rest of the world – not just here) convention I’m unaware of
Could be because that’s the actual name of the Group that owns those Brands and is used worldwide? Plus, it’s a lot quicker to type… 😉Posted 4 years ago
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