Shouty upwrong rider.

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Shouty upwrong rider.

Postby Mike Sales » 3 Sep 2019, 9:07pm

The thread about being told to wear a lid reminds me of the only time a cyclist shouted something at me.
I was out on my Bacchetta and a lycra roadie shouted "get a proper bike!"
I didn't have time to think of a suitable retort. I still haven't thought of anything snappy and crushing.

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Re: Shouty upwrong rider.

Postby Tangled Metal » 3 Sep 2019, 9:36pm

Hah! At least you haven't had someone say to your partner "it's good they can get out like that!" when you're on your recumbent and she's on her upwrong.

Or the suv overtaking you with two fat kids hanging out the front and rear nearside windows to get a better look at you. Then one kid says "shouldn't you be with your carer?"

In both cases I was riding my SMGT. It's a two wheeled, recumbent tourer not a handbike or anything like that. Some people are simply ignorant!

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Re: Shouty upwrong rider.

Postby nigelnightmare » 4 Sep 2019, 2:24am

SOME! :roll:
More like most. :twisted:

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Re: Shouty upwrong rider.

Postby brynpoeth » 4 Sep 2019, 2:30am

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Re: Shouty upwrong rider.

Postby Cunobelin » 4 Sep 2019, 6:24am

Tangled Metal wrote:Hah! At least you haven't had someone say to your partner "it's good they can get out like that!" when you're on your recumbent and she's on her upwrong.

Or the suv overtaking you with two fat kids hanging out the front and rear nearside windows to get a better look at you. Then one kid says "shouldn't you be with your carer?"

In both cases I was riding my SMGT. It's a two wheeled, recumbent tourer not a handbike or anything like that. Some people are simply ignorant!



Once had a wonderful chat with two young lads, who told me they were doing a project on Paralympics, and they were genuinely intersted in how trikes helped.

No problem discussing the advantages, and didn't have the heart to tell them I was not actually disabled

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Re: Shouty upwrong rider.

Postby Stradageek » 4 Sep 2019, 8:17am

Suggested retorts:

"You should be wearing a helmet" - "No need - I'm travelling feet first, not head first"

"That's cheating" (as I wiz past) - "You bet it is, why ride a slow bike when you can ride a fast one"

"Your invisible, you'll get yourself killed" - "How did you see me then?"

"Are you disabled" (from a teenager as I sat on the start line of a charity ride) - I just wiggled each of my arms and legs in turn then shook my head

"That looks like hard work" - "Nope, it's easy"

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Re: Shouty upwrong rider.

Postby mattheus » 4 Sep 2019, 12:32pm

Upright rider to downwrong rider:
"Do they charge extra for the chip on your shoulder?"

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Re: Shouty upwrong rider.

Postby Tangled Metal » 4 Sep 2019, 1:05pm

Seriously, you need to ride a recumbent to experience this. People have enough trouble understanding upright bike riders that recumbents blow their minds. They simply don't see that it's just another type of bike.

It's not a chip on our shoulder this is simply a series of amusing misunderstandings by people who are ignorant of all things recumbent. It's funny the first few times it happens to you but it soon gets tiring having to explain things to people, if you get the chance of course. A lot of these comments are made in the same way as the helmeted rider in that other thread like this. Made on the fly so you don't have time to explain the truth or even reply.

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Re: Shouty upwrong rider.

Postby mattheus » 4 Sep 2019, 1:15pm

Don't worry, I was just poking a little fun.

Many down-wrong riders I know have picked their vehicle *because* it's not usual (and I can relate to that), so it's a little amusing when they then moan about the comments it attracts.

But we're all in this together :) Except for the hipsters - none of us like them, do we?

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Re: Shouty upwrong rider.

Postby Tangled Metal » 4 Sep 2019, 2:04pm

I picked mine because it was a cheap but very good secondhand tourer. Plus unlikely to lose much should I sell it on. I was interested in trying a recumbent but I could have tried one at a local BHPC meet next time they come to Lancaster, I reckon. Buying it was really a spur decision. Certainly not about it being different. That's just my reasons. It certainly wasn't faster or more fun just better at handling a touring load, as in no real difference loaded or not other than weight that is.

Hipster cyclists are just normal cyclists waiting to grow up and realise style isn't everything (unless you're a roadie) and for that reason we shouldn't hate them just pity them. :D

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Re: Shouty upwrong rider.

Postby pjclinch » 4 Sep 2019, 10:06pm

Someone I know was on his 'bent bike, stopped, and was asked if he was disabled. "Yeah, it's my legs" he deadpanned. This was taken entirely at face value. <facepalm>
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Re: Shouty upwrong rider.

Postby Audax67 » 6 Sep 2019, 9:31am

Upwrong downright
Updown wrongright
Wrongdown riiiiiiiightup
Downup rightwrong (who was that manic-depressive masked man?)
Wrong
Right
Down
Up

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Re: Shouty upwrong rider.

Postby belgiangoth » 8 Sep 2019, 11:10am

A new feature I discovered on my last commute was drivers serenading me with their horns, not the angry long blasts; a series of short bursts. Not entirely unlike when they’ve won at the football.
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