Brisbane Cyclists Wake Up Grumpy

Re: Brisbane Cyclists Wake Up Grumpy

Postby RobM » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:30 am

Oxford wrote:I would like a double blind study to confirm these results, otherwise I will not believe it personally. Also how about a "Brisbane Cyclists Go Home Grumpy" survey too, double blind of course. :P


Double blind trial?.................If i cant see, i doubt ill make it anywhere near the bikeway :lol: :lol: bah-dum-tisss :lol: :lol:



Yes my survey was flawed. Just abit of fun, but maybe now youll all be ready to say Good Morning on your commutes. Feel the love people......feeeeeel it!


Oh and re: riding attire - sometimes the pro team kits are the only thing the rider has to wear. When i started i only had some ebay copy kits. Id rather them be out on the bike than worrying about whether they should be embarassed in what theyre wearing. Awfully pretentious way of thinking otherwise.
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Re: Brisbane Cyclists Wake Up Grumpy

Postby jasonc » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:56 am

ColinOldnCranky wrote:
jimsheedy wrote:
jasonc wrote:Then again I would never say hello to someone wearing a "team kit".


Why not? Does that say more about you than about the riders you disdain?

Besides in cashed up WA everyone seems to have a full wardrobe of flash kit. It'd be pretty lonely to ignore them.


it's worth noting that I did not state the above. This is manipulation of what was posted above. I acknowledge all riders. as can be seen below

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jasonc wrote:I say morning or nod to everyone. I find commuters are more likely to reply over team-kitted riders


I find your average commuter to be pretty unfriendly. Then again I would never say hello to someone wearing a "team kit".
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Re: Brisbane Cyclists Wake Up Grumpy

Postby trailgumby » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:58 am

punk_rob wrote:Oh and re: riding attire - sometimes the pro team kits are the only thing the rider has to wear. When i started i only had some ebay copy kits. Id rather them be out on the bike than worrying about whether they should be embarassed in what theyre wearing. Awfully pretentious way of thinking otherwise.

True.

But you can also see where the disparaging comments from non-cyclists about middle-aged overweight Cadel fantasists come from. :|

Edit: Even though I think the whole wearing of team kit (and footy jerseys for that matter) is slightly silly, I'm not condoning the sentiment. At least the subjects of derision are out there doing it, chasing their fitness goals. As to those deriding ... no-one ever erected a monument to a critic.
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Re: Brisbane Cyclists Wake Up Grumpy

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:24 am

On attire

I thought it was a non-cyclists irrelevancy. Now it seems that it may be more broadly "those who do NOT ride with team kit", including cyclists. And they should know better.

So I point out, as has been done elsewhere, that while people make a derogatory comment about "wannabe racers" and such, people in full footy team kit at the local match do not draw similar ire. And the main difference I can see between the two is that the guy in the full racing gear has either closed the gap with the real team riders or will whereas the fat A$$d team-kitted footy fan is going further and further backwards every time he takes a chunk of his Four and Twenty pie and a swig of his coke.

Lay off the lycra clad brigade. It doesn't affect you or me. It suggests something about the critic rather than the subject of their derision.

End of rant.

No, I do not and never have worn team kit. I do wear a pair of riding knicks. This is a $5 Bintang singlet from Bali.
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Re: Brisbane Cyclists Wake Up Grumpy

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:38 am

jasonc wrote:
it's worth noting that I did not state the above. This is manipulation of what was posted above. I acknowledge all riders. as can be seen below

Sorry Jason, careless editing by me.
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Re: Brisbane Cyclists Wake Up Grumpy

Postby DavidTomic » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:15 pm

PawPaw wrote:When I am pulled over to the side with a mech or flat, I find cyclists always tend to ask if I am ok.


+1.

I ended up with 2 flats on the way home Wednesday night ( :evil:) and of the 8 people who passed me in that time, all but one of them stopped to check if I was ok or needed any help.

Took a little bit of the sting out of being stuck on the side of the path with a flat tyre! ;)
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Re: Brisbane Cyclists Wake Up Grumpy

Postby jasonc » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:25 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:
jasonc wrote:
it's worth noting that I did not state the above. This is manipulation of what was posted above. I acknowledge all riders. as can be seen below

Sorry Jason, careless editing by me.


it's ok - I get myself in enough trouble with my comments around here - just didn't want to be blamed for an all-out war in Brisbane next week
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Re: Brisbane Cyclists Wake Up Grumpy

Postby ozstriker » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:35 pm

Well after just moving to Toowoomba, i must say that everyone seems to be friendly and say hello around here. Apart from the odd bloke that looks like he takes it pretty seriously.
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