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Some cyclists and arrogance

Old 05-19-20, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
You're right, you never did specify how those guys hurt you!
please show me where i mentioned anything about being hurt. lolol. this is fun
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Old 05-19-20, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by carminepraha View Post
itís actually hilarious how many here just assume i meant all of this in regards to waving or nodding to passing cyclists lol. I never even mentioned this at all.
Oh?

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exactly! had the same thing happen today on my ride. sooooo serious! jeeeez. lighten up.
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oevery ride i go on, i cross paths with some dude or 2 with this elitist attitude.
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Old 05-19-20, 10:10 PM
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Oh?
i guess iím full of ****. iíve been deeply and emotionally hurt by my fellow cyclists for not waving. ok. i admit it
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Old 05-19-20, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Digger Goreman View Post
I never feel let down as I am doing my biking equivalent to "namaste": recognizing the humanity in each person I nod to or wave at....
Even MTBers and hybrid riders? And surely not those riding expensive carbon bikes with platform pedals???
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Old 05-19-20, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Inversed just means "reversed". Literally, you can go look it up. With numbers it's muddled because it's not just that 3 becomes smaller, as in your example, but that 3/1 becomes 1/3. It's easier to see when you don't use whole numbers, such that 2/3 is the inverse of 3/2, and also the reverse.
Actually, in logical structures, inverse, converse and reverse all have different connotations. If A -> B, then inverse is B -> A, converse is (not A) -> (not B). and reverse is A !-> B. Or something like that. Been a while (jeez, i just realized how long) since i studied that stuff.

Wait.. where is everyone going? This is interesting stuff.... Come back!!!!
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Old 05-19-20, 11:34 PM
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Even MTBers and hybrid riders? And surely not those riding expensive carbon bikes with platform pedals???
You had to go there. Wow, this accelerated fast.
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Old 05-20-20, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Nothing unites like a common enemy, even if itís a scapegoat.
​​​​​​I don't know if triathletes really pee on their bikes or not, but they behead people in ISIS videos.

(Roadies don't have the arm strength for that.)
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Just what we needed another waving thread!

Can we at least get chics on Cervelos wearing flip flops back?
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Originally Posted by guadzilla View Post
Actually, in logical structures, inverse, converse and reverse all have different connotations. If A -> B, then inverse is B -> A, converse is (not A) -> (not B). and reverse is A !-> B. Or something like that. Been a while (jeez, i just realized how long) since i studied that stuff.

Wait.. where is everyone going? This is interesting stuff.... Come back!!!!
I took two classes of formal logic, but having not used it much in almost 20 years, it's fading. The bit I remember is contrapositive (!B -> !A in your examples). However, as much as I do truly find this interesting, the strict logical uses of inverse and reverse don't rule the plain English uses, just as "or" in English is usually XOR in circuits.
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Old 05-20-20, 12:16 PM
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Strava should add a "wave reply factor" to their route planning tool. Available to subscription users only.
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Originally Posted by carminepraha View Post
i guess iím full of ****. iíve been deeply and emotionally hurt by my fellow cyclists for not waving. ok. i admit it
At least now we know those arrogant roadies are spread around the globe, even in Prague. I see OP's location has disappeared Guess it's time to say "Czech your socks...."
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This morning, three checkout lanes over, I noticed someone buying the same brand of flour as me so I gave a friendly wave to show some solidarity especially in times like this where your favorite brands of flour might not always be available.

But they stared straight ahead pretending not to see me. I hate arrogant and snobby Florian Bellanger wannabes like that; would it kill them to give a friendly wave? They give all bakers a bad name. I’m convinced this is why so many people are gluten free.
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Originally Posted by billridesbikes View Post
This morning, three checkout lanes over, I noticed someone buying the same brand of flour as me so I gave a friendly wave to show some solidarity especially in times like this where your favorite brands of flour might not always be available.

But they stared straight ahead pretending not to see me. I hate arrogant and snobby Florian Bellanger wannabes like that; would it kill them to give a friendly wave? They give all bakers a bad name. Iím convinced this is why so many people are gluten free.
His Bob's Red Mill was out of stock, and he knew in his heart of hearts that you're a filthy King Arthur's man and scorned you out of spite.
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Old 05-20-20, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
At least now we know those arrogant roadies are spread around the globe, even in Prague. I see OP's location has disappeared Guess it's time to say "Czech your socks...."
Prague was a dead giveaway, as if we needed one.
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Originally Posted by billridesbikes View Post
This morning, three checkout lanes over, I noticed someone buying the same brand of flour as me so I gave a friendly wave to show some solidarity especially in times like this where your favorite brands of flour might not always be available.

But they stared straight ahead pretending not to see me. I hate arrogant and snobby Florian Bellanger wannabes like that; would it kill them to give a friendly wave? They give all bakers a bad name. Iím convinced this is why so many people are gluten free.
Wait - your store had flour?!?
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Old 05-21-20, 12:17 AM
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At least now we know those arrogant roadies are spread around the globe, even in Prague. I see OP's location has disappeared Guess it's time to say "Czech your socks...."
i literally have no idea what you mean by check my socks lol
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Originally Posted by billridesbikes View Post
This morning, three checkout lanes over, I noticed someone buying the same brand of flour as me so I gave a friendly wave to show some solidarity especially in times like this where your favorite brands of flour might not always be available.

But they stared straight ahead pretending not to see me. I hate arrogant and snobby Florian Bellanger wannabes like that; would it kill them to give a friendly wave? They give all bakers a bad name. Iím convinced this is why so many people are gluten free.
Reminds me of thirty years ago when I had a Jeep CJ-7. This was back in the days when the new Jeep Wranglers were starting to sell like hotcakes, and it had always been traditional for Jeep owners to exchange waves. But I found out there was a pecking order. CJ owners were not to wave to Wrangler owners, under any circumstances! The Wrangler would be forever beneath the CJ in the pecking order. Of course its all a moot point now; Wranglers still sell like hotcakes but I haven't seen a CJ on the road in at least a decade. The rust virus was not kind to them.
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Tubeless is for serious(ly up-to-date) cyclists.
Is there a contest? Where can I redeem these bragging rights (other than ... Eww ... this place)?
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Is there a contest? Where can I redeem these bragging rights (other than ... Eww ... this place)?
Do I really explain that you're on the outside of a friendly tete-a-tete?
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Do I really explain that you're on the outside of a friendly tete-a-tete?
I can't play?

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I can't play?

Meanie.
You're looking to turn a tete-a-tete in to a menage a trois?

Reported - family forum.
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Thanks for doing that. Had a guy in a pickup give me a ride home one day when I suffered an irrecoverable ride-ending mechanical about 6 or 7 miles away from home and I couldn't reach my wife. Was pushing my bike home in my SPD-SL shoes (kick me while I'm down why doncha!) and the dude asks if I need a ride. I'm hoping to pay that forward someday. So far the closest I've come was pulling over on my bike and letting a guy use my chain breaker and quick link after he snapped his chain.
I had to walk 10 miles home once after my crank came loose on a new bike. It sucked and nobody stopped to help, so I decided not to let it happen to other people.
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I can't play?
Meanie.
He'll wave, though.
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There are extremely nice folks
There are complete a**holes

and there is everything in between
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Being new to cycling after a twelve year layoff I'm sometimes reluctant to take my hands off the bars but I do say Hi.
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