human909 wrote:trailgumby wrote:As ridiculous as the lycra obsession among Joe Public is, I have to agree.
No matter how many times it is said though people continue to take such comments and observations as personal attacks on the way they choose to ride. And defensiveness and denial of reality follows.
As far as I can see there's been two posters "pro-Lycra" (for want of a better term) in this phase of the discussion; myself and g-boaf. I cannot speak for him; I can say unequivocally that I have not taken anything posted by anyone else as a personal attack. (TBH nor do I think
g-boaf did). I am well aware of what Thoglette referred to earlier.....The Other.
I merely disagree with the hypothesis that the "normalisation" of cyclists....clothing, style of ride etc would make any real difference to the state of affairs if those cyclists habited the same roads as "sports cyclists". There's just too much evidence to the contrary, on this very board. Take cycling out of the microsystem that is the inner city or bike paths and it's a whole different world.
I do wonder; seriously; why you thought anyone took what has been discussed as a personal attack?