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  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 5:08 pm

    whenever im out riding on the roads and i see another rider we allways do ither the usual nod or wave…

    i cant remember a rider not doing this on the roads…

    unlike when im out on the mtb, where they totaly blank me…

    so are the road riders a friendly bunch around your area???

  • Gunner

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 6:17 pm

    It depends on what bike I’m on………….. 😕 😕

    If I’m on the road bike, roadies say Hi, Mtb’rs blank me………… 😯

    If I’m on the Mtb, roadies blank me and Mtb’rs wave hi…………. 😕 😕

    If I’m on the hybrid, no one will acknowledge me, work that out……….. 🙄 🙄

    Don’t even go into what happens depending upon what type of clothing I’m wearing on whatever bike……………. 😈 😈

    It’s a funny old world………….. 😡 😡

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 6:19 pm

    😆 😆

    you wont no were to look when your on your bikes then gunner 😉

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I always say ‘hi-ya’ or give a wave. About one in three give one back. All the road riders around here are usually up their own ar5e5 trying to look cool at 14mph and are therefore not able to respond!

    I had a good one recently – passed someone going up a hill with my usual ‘maaarnin’ – no response. I slowed down and asked him if he wanted a push! 😆 Got an ‘uuurgh’ which I translated as a ‘no’, so I rode on! 😛

  • Filthy

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Have to agree with gunner even when I say hello to roadies when I’m on a mountain bike they usually blank me, not that I’d ever get one but I imagine there response would be different if I was on a road bike.

    Bunch of miserable cnuts round here, most of em anyway.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 7:01 pm

    😆

    good one that steve

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Yes, just like Filthy says, more of a chance on my road machine.

    Part of the problem may be that whilst a road bike is a fairly specialised machine and anyone with a bit of lycra is probably (for want of a better word) a ‘bikie’, a lot of mountain bikes are ridden by Joe Public.

    A lot of top-quality MTB clothing is baggy shorts / sweat-shirt kinda gear, and unless seen close-up, may look like the same stuff as Joe Public buys from Primark.

    So, with all these £150 shite full suspension bikes and the rider in any old clobber, from further than about 20ft, it’s quite diffo to tell between Joe Public riding a £150 ‘you’re dead if you ride over a twig’ Halfords special and (say) Gee Atherton on a £6000 ‘state of the art’ machine.

    So, to further confuse the local third cat shirt-pulling BCF tuggo’s around here, I ride lycra kit on my MTB! 🙄

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 7:20 pm

    lycra’s the boy 😉

    much more racey feel and well, its just better i think

  • Gunner

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Have to agree with gunner even when I say hello to roadies when I’m on a mountain bike they usually blank me, not that I’d ever get one but I imagine there response would be different if I was on a road bike.

    Bunch of miserable cnuts round here, most of em anyway.

    Unfortunately I have to agree very strongly with Filthy’s last comment, at the risk of alienating potential new road riders to the Forum. 😳 😳

    The majority of road riders round here, I have always wondered why they ride, as they can get no obvious pleasure from it, they seem so unhappy to be out and about on their bikes.

    This is in total contrast however to the members I have had the pleasure to ride with as they are an unbelievably friendly bunch. 😀

  • Gouldy

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Have had no problems at all when on mtb with roadies only when they fly past me when im riding mtb on road.

    What marty said i have had no problems with other mtbs when in woods or on moors have all ways acknowledged each other 😀

  • hugo15

    Member
    21 February 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Agree with Gunner, there are some real miserable gits out on their bikes. I always give a wave and a “morning” when I see another cyclist.

  • johnc

    Member
    22 February 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I always say alright when passing, some just blank you, most however reply back, i also say hi when im out running to fellow runners.

  • HarryB

    Member
    22 February 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Agree with Gunner, there are some real miserable gits out on their bikes. I always give a wave and a “morning” when I see another cyclist.

    Yep, I couldn’t agree more.

    I make a point of waving, nodding, saying hello etc to anyone on a bike. Whether it’s a flashy-looking lad on a £5k carbon or a bloke going to his allotment on an old clunker I always acknowledge them.

    What’s more it really pisses me off when people blank me. I recall one day going up Raisedale and a lad on a blue carbon Giant TCR in matching Giant kit decided to piss off Gunner. The Gunster softened him up while I sat back having a laugh. Then I had the last laugh. I think Gunner enjoyed it slightly more than the lad on the Giant.

    Can’t remember who else was with us

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    22 February 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Good day – not only did I chat with all 3 cyclists that I passed but also spoke to a good lookin’ woman on a horse today.

    Asked her out to dinner but her horse said ‘neigh!’ 🙁 😉 😀

  • Abzz

    Member
    22 February 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Oh Steve Boom Boom 😆 🙄

    I find down here I usually have to make the first move with a “mornin”. Most “proper” MTBers will respond, some will just nod whilst trying to look cool. I find single roadies will usually say Hi but if the are riding in a colourful licra hunting pack of 5 or more that are far too far into their own TDF dream to acknowlege a grubby bloke dressed in black on a MTB. 🙄

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