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Roadie Rage
Thread started by marino at 03.12.09 - 4:26 pm

My friend Sophia was riding her pink freewheel bike up Hyperion. She wanted to make a left turn on Rowena. Before changing lanes she looked back. 200 yds away she saw a Prius with a bike on the roof. She waved like friendly bike people wave to each other and she started changing laves. She stopped at the red light in the left lane. The Prius stopped behind her and the driver started yelling at her.

"YOU FUCKIN BITCH, YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO SIGNAL. AND YOU SHOULD WEAR A FUCKIN HELMET."

Sophia was shocked by the guy's reaction. She rode past the stopped cars in front of her to wait in front of them for the light. The guy got out of his car and walked right next to her and kept yelling:

"I JUST RODE 20 MILES UP ANGELES CREST. I'M A PROFESSIONAL CYCLIST. YOU FUCKIN BITCH YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO RIDE A BIKE BEFORE GOING OUT ON THE STREETS."

It went on like that till the light changed. Sophia moved on with a friendly female driver shielding her from the angry roadie.






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what an asshole.



mattspeed
03.12.09 - 4:29 pm

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Wow. That roadie has some serious skillz. Not only does he have a Prius he can ride 20 miles uphill both ways! Wait, couldn't he have also ridden his bike to Angeles crest? Some pro!



neverclever
03.12.09 - 4:33 pm

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haha, maybe it was brandt sorrenson!!! No...I don't think he could afford a Prius.



tern
03.12.09 - 4:37 pm

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once again...

riding a bike does not automatically make you a nice person...

driving a Prius does not automatically make you a nice person...

being a roadie does not automatically make you a mean person...

being a professional certainly does not make you the authority on all types of riding...

and no, not all professionals wear helmets...

although signaling when you ride is probably good, especially on these streets of ours...





adrian
03.12.09 - 4:37 pm

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further proof that people who drive a prius are assholes



cassidy
03.12.09 - 4:37 pm

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Prius Owners emit SMUG.



jeffwr3
03.12.09 - 4:41 pm

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God Damn
what a fucken
little bitch....






pop iggy
03.12.09 - 4:41 pm

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guilty.

maybe not this instance, but there was a beach cruiser who was riding in the bike lane, i had enough room to pass on the left, and then she decides to get cute and starts swerving left to right in the bike lane about 10 feet ahead of me.

i cussed her out, but not any different from how i cuss out drivers.



_iJunes
03.12.09 - 4:42 pm

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if that roadie isnt doping, he really should.



ruinedbyidiots
03.12.09 - 4:44 pm

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toweliesbong
03.12.09 - 4:49 pm

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Ya sounds like ROID RAGE



Dedicated818
03.12.09 - 5:02 pm

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HE TALKS LIKE EDDIEBOYINLA TYPES MAYBE EDDIE IS THE LANCE OF THE FORUMS HE DOES A LOT OF DOPE TOO HMM ANALOGIES



SKIDMARCUS
03.12.09 - 5:06 pm

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I would'a screamed, "What's the matter, couldn't fit the Pad into your tights sister!?!?!? Get back into your Shot-wheels, go home and take some Midol!!!"

I hate it when jocks like these guys have to act like it's "that time of the month" when shit don't go their way.



bentstrider
03.12.09 - 5:09 pm

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Unfortunatly this waste of skin in not unlike many other cyclists with a Walter Mitty/Lance Armstrong complex.
I run accross these jerks all the time between Long Beach and Huntington Beach on PCH.
"Hooray for me and the hell with you" is their mantra.
When I can, I like to pass and drop their sorry asses.



Creative Thing
03.12.09 - 5:10 pm

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"When I can, I like to pass and drop their sorry asses."

Right on. That's a motivating reason for me to get my ass back in shape.



toweliesbong
03.12.09 - 5:12 pm

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maybe she shouldnt have cut off a car



POOP CUNT
03.12.09 - 5:39 pm

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Yeah, that describes the attendees of the VVBC rides that are thrown on Saturdays.

Spoke with a few others who showed up on cruisers and mtbs expecting a nice ride, but were turned away for obvious reasons.



bentstrider
03.12.09 - 5:41 pm

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not to be a dick but we'd turn away cruisers and mtbs at caturday

i just dont want to have to wait forever.



_iJunes
03.12.09 - 5:44 pm

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"not to be a dick but we'd turn away cruisers and mtbs at caturday "

Elitist snobs!!! Do you also turn your noses up at people who say hi to you on the road? heh



toweliesbong
03.12.09 - 5:47 pm

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"not to be a dick but we'd turn away cruisers and mtbs at caturday "

????

That IS being a dick.

There are definitely people who could keep up with you on an mtb, and regardless, even if they can't, why not let them try? Just let them know that you won't wait.





zombiefiesta
03.12.09 - 5:50 pm

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so its wrong to have a road bike only ride?

and of course i could never stop them from following us. i just wouldn't tell them where we were headed so they dont try to take the front.



_iJunes
03.12.09 - 5:52 pm

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"so its wrong to have a road bike only ride?"

No. It's wrong to have a roadie only ride. hahahaahah



toweliesbong
03.12.09 - 5:53 pm

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Dick face alert...



Debut213
03.12.09 - 5:54 pm

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at least its bigger than your

fuck debut, we missed you. me and rbi were talking about you yesterday.............



_iJunes
03.12.09 - 5:54 pm

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Its not a real thread unless iJunes is not being a dick in it. Next question. You, in the blue cardigan.



SKIDMARCUS
03.12.09 - 5:56 pm

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"so its wrong to have a road bike only ride? "

Go join a team and do their rides. You can all wear matching spandex too!

I thought MR was about inclusion?



zombiefiesta
03.12.09 - 5:56 pm

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what about angelopes which is a freak bike only ride.

@marcus

haha yes its true, once i get my hands on a thread, it spirals downward... fast.



_iJunes
03.12.09 - 5:57 pm

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@zombie

to say i'm excluding people for not having road bikes is like saying you're excluding your non biking friends from MR because they dont have bikes. if they wanted to come, you'd tell them get a bike right? well if you want to come ride caturday, we're gonna tell you get get a 'road' bike.

not that we've ever had this problem, the early start scares away most fixies who drank too much from CM the night before.



_iJunes
03.12.09 - 6:00 pm

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"what about angelopes which is a freak bike only ride. " -ijunes

not every time. only once actually.



SKIDMARCUS
03.12.09 - 6:03 pm

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@ijunes

I understand your point. But the problem with such bikes is that they're slower. But that's a self-correcting problem: they get dropped!

Letting them get dropped will give them motivation to get faster, maybe to a buy a road bike. Telling them they can't ride with you just sucks.



zombiefiesta
03.12.09 - 6:04 pm

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sounds like a case of asshole pruis drivers
lame how pruis drivers became the next volvo driver



mes0suave
03.12.09 - 6:04 pm

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God Help Me...

If someone pulled that shit on me...

Its very sad these types of attitudes exist. When I see cyclists I give them thumbs up and shit...doesn't matter what kind of bike their on or whether they got headgear on...

He must of felt like a REAL BADASS doing that to a girl too...

He'll get his when he drives his prius under a low overpass and his bicycle disappears off the roof of his car...




el_spaniard
03.12.09 - 6:11 pm

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ijunes...your shit just gets so old. And, I'm not trying to be a dick, Just give it a rest, man.

I don't want to go to MR to listen to you. I want to go to MR to listen to everyone.

If I didn't write the sentence I'm about to write, you would go on and on about how it makes you happy that I am sick of your constant derogatory statements to everyone else...statements that inflate your own ego, purpose (or whatever you like to call it)...or I could be wrong. Maybe some of what you say on this site isn't derogatory, and self-centered. I am just saying that I log on to this site less because you seem to be involved in every conversation...talking shit, being hyper-competitive, and being happy when you are called on it.

I wish it wasn't this way.
I won't redact this statement.
If anything, I'll move on.



tern
03.12.09 - 6:12 pm

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Fuck juno im always talking shit about you and ur girl rbi...



Debut213
03.12.09 - 6:27 pm

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are you calling me a girl? my name isnt jean...

showing up to a ride like caturday on a hybrid or an mtb is foolish, plain and simple. if you show up to do something with the wrong equipment, you should be expecting someone to tell you that you fucked up. you can bitch and complain about it like adam does all the time on these boards or you can suck it up and roll with the punches.



ruinedbyidiots
03.12.09 - 6:33 pm

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...unless you can keep up on one of those things, which some people can.



PC
03.12.09 - 6:34 pm

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hey teacher, i know its math class and all, but i forgot my math book at home. but i have my english book with me. its ok! i can keep up.



ruinedbyidiots
03.12.09 - 6:35 pm

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Bad analogy.



PC
03.12.09 - 6:37 pm

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Hahaha you dont even know how to enunciate my name thats why you say its a girls name. Rbi your the chick in that relationship with you and juno and you know this mannnn and besides i dont have long girly hair so a man amongst men you are not..



Debut213
03.12.09 - 6:48 pm

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request to RBI. This is a perfect time for you to highjack this thread with talk of music!



sexy
03.12.09 - 6:48 pm

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debut213 is a clueless chatch.
this post is to the tune of "semen in the eyesocket of thomas lenz" by man is the bastard.



ruinedbyidiots
03.12.09 - 6:51 pm

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Daft Punk sucks.



toweliesbong
03.12.09 - 6:52 pm

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sexy
03.12.09 - 6:55 pm

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weakling s



tern
03.12.09 - 7:03 pm

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@tern

i'm sure there's a firefox extension to block the string _ijunes
i always ask myself why do i keep coming back? and then i realized, oh yeah its pretty much to be as obnoxious as i can, cause i dont think i can be that obnoxious in person, i'm toooo self conscious.

i'm not going to tell you to quit being a protagonist cause lately the only way i notice you is trying to stop me from doing me. if it's the only way we can keep in touch we must.

@rbi

hahaha i fucking started rolling on the floor.

@debut

wassup h0mes

@zombie

I'm not really the type of person to drop a person. really. i usually end up at the back of the pack a lot of times just to make sure nobody is left behind. i feel fucked up for dropping someone, especially after i've taken them 50 miles into the middle of nowhere. this is as advertised, and intermediate level ride meaning you have some cycling experience. there are plenty of other shorter rides that i do not personally feel responsible for so not giving much of a fuck for. but even then i usually try to rally people up.

rayrayray was our first munchies metric century rider, and 2tern, you remember ray on the mountain bike. Yeah he did it, he was very tired, very unprepared.

that kind of shit worries me cause what if this kid straight up passed out because of dehydration. he's clearly not used to distance riding, how is he going to know when he's completely bonked?



wow im pretty faded, and wrote a rather long post. cheers to smoking for the first time in 3 days. well if you count evan's resin bowl, then never mind.



_iJunes
03.12.09 - 8:00 pm

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i always ask myself why do i keep coming back? and then i realized, oh yeah its pretty much to be as obnoxious as i can, cause i dont think i can

I'm guessing it's because if you are as tedious in a RL conversation as you are here, people will just cut you off in mid-sentence.



PC
03.12.09 - 8:45 pm

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My only complaint against the cycling collective up here is that it's exclusively geared towards roadies even though they claim it isn't on their boards and paper-flyers.
Thing is if we want to get more people on bicycles up in the desert, make it more appealing to the average Joe.
The Armstrong-wannabes can take their ass-kicking contests to some actual, challenging spots and meet up using their own cell numbers.

The way I see it, the first MR-ride consisted of "average-dressed", Joes who were tootling around and just happened to be noticed by similarly-average, bystanders.

It's all about making it user-friendly and socking it to them at a level they won't black out at.

Now, as far as having a road-bike, funds are tight and my next ride's going to be an Under-Seat Steering, 20"/26", SWB-recumbent.

If I'm going to ride solo, I could always say "fuck those guys" as I blow past them on fairing-equipped, comfort-eagle.

I guess if these local-yokels won't accept an MTB, then I'll just get even by making a cheap-laugh out of them!!!





bentstrider
03.12.09 - 9:30 pm

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GET OFF JUNO'S DICK!

Seriously, you guys got anything better to do? Tern, Juno is waaaaay more entertaining than you, if anything, people should be wondering wtf you're doing trying to influence the scene 3,000 miles away? And truthfully, I finally have a desire to do the Dark Centry since you aren't running it! I figured I could get all truthful and shit since you seem to be.

I find Juno shit that he post funny than hell for the most part. He's best when he's joking around. He's worst when he's trying to be all bad ass. But shit I'll take them both and not try to squash someone's game.

Maybe you guys could try the same, yeah? As long as someone isn't being all offense, let him be.

And Juno, rock on my ashon friend!

Don't let these dicks get in your way!!!



User1
03.12.09 - 9:50 pm

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Bad analogy.

PC
03.12.09 - 9:37 pm


Fell off my chair laughing.

Anyhoo, sounds like we have some legin iJunes haters on here, with some legit reasons. I know I'm inviting an onslaught of criticism here, but maybe some AT supporters for the AT vs. iJunes GrudGe RACE? Bet on AT, it's good money at 2 to 1 for iJunes right now:

Bet on AT!



Alex Thompson
03.12.09 - 10:17 pm

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User 1 wrote:

I find Juno shit that he post funny than hell for the most part.

I find not that surprising it, this.



PC
03.12.09 - 10:17 pm

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Wait! Whaaaaaaaat???????



User1
03.13.09 - 11:56 am

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could this incident be related: http://socalbikeforums.com/showthread.php?p=121886&posted=1#post121886



bitingduck
04.1.09 - 2:38 pm

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That's why Mightnight Ridazz is the shit. When you get tired of the serious spandex riding and dealing with assholes, you can have fun on a casual ride. Don't let that fool get to you. No pro would brag about riding 20 miles up angeles crest.



Velocipede
04.1.09 - 7:28 pm

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I'm sorry, but this is silly. The guy in the Prius is surely not a pro cyclist because no pro brags about a 20-miler up Angeles Crest. People who wear spandex ride on the same roads as everyone else here and have the same terrifying experiences with cars. Lance Armstrong rides on city roads just like everyone else here and in his 500-mile weeks he might have had a few brushes with bad drivers. Those who believe that the only "real riders" out there are the commuters on cruisers, hybrids and fixed gear bikes fail to realize that the pleasure they get from the simple act of riding a bicycle is shared by every one of those roided-out, spandex-clad carbon fiber wannabes. Honestly. anyone who chastises a rider for not wearing a helmet clearly has the safety of the cyclist in mind. As for the language and general attitude of the Prius driver, it's not justifiable. He was obviously an asshole. But please don't get so carried away with this us vs. them mentality and make such ludicrous generalizations. End of rant.



benrando
04.1.09 - 9:46 pm

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i'd brag about climbing 20 miles of angeles crest, but then i'm a dick.... and not a pro :(



666
04.3.09 - 10:28 am

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My other, minuscule complaint about most roadies is that their arms are like sticks.
Yeah, getting out there and cranking RPM's up some hill-age along with the rest of the sausage-crew is okay, but other exercise wouldn't hurt.



bentstrider
04.3.09 - 12:11 pm

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they need to be light weight. weight weenies



Gav
04.3.09 - 12:14 pm

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Sure, the roadie was a dick, but he's right on with the helmet part comment. Unless it's on a slow/fun group ride, I don't take any riders seriously if they're not wearing helmets.



0gravity
04.3.09 - 12:44 pm

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A pro would have had a team car and ridden to Angeles crest from as far as Long Beach for a 20 mile climb.



parlorbikes
04.3.09 - 12:53 pm

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@Ijunes

Stop talkin shit about beach cruisers. I'll race you on mine any day.






stillline
04.3.09 - 12:59 pm

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you mean beach boozers?



_iJunes
04.3.09 - 1:04 pm

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I'm part of the spandex crowd (more trackie than roadie, but I spend a lot of time on the road) and wouldn't brag about 20 miles up the AC either...I won't give you a hard time about riding helmetless, either.

I just worry that there's a psycho in a prius with a bad attitude about bikes on the road.



bitingduck
04.4.09 - 11:28 am

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adam, once again hating what he doesnt understand. is this a running theme or something?
why would a cyclist have burly arms? whats the point? you dont pedal with your arms. at most you throw your bike left and right. are you going to tell this guy that he isnt exercising? of course you wouldnt.



ruinedbyidiots
04.4.09 - 11:52 am

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No, I'm just saying most of these guys spend too much time focusing on one muscle group.
Hell, 40-100 pushups/day wouldn't hurt, but they don't seem to want to do that either.

What I'm getting at is if one of these guys wanted to shoulder-check me during a fly-by, then they'll be the one getting tossed around like a salad.
Anywho, another reason I'm glad to work through the mornings now.



bentstrider
04.4.09 - 6:57 pm

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the point is, they wouldn't have to shoulder check you because you'll be burning yourself trying to suck wheel.

what about those gym guys who go to the gym 3-4 times a week and are still fat?



_iJunes
04.4.09 - 7:46 pm

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plus, if you are training intensely on the bike then more , unnecessary, work on other parts of the body is just over working yourself.



Gav
04.4.09 - 7:53 pm

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Let me just say I stay the fuck away from these guys now.

I'm fully capable of riding and keeping up with them, but it's their leader I have beef with going back to a speech an debate class he once taught.

Yeah, I was the guy that ditched right in the middle of class.



bentstrider
04.4.09 - 7:54 pm

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its cycling to get better VERSUS cycling to be healthy

so you both are right, depending on what you place at a higher value




aksendz
04.4.09 - 9:19 pm

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