Bullshyt. If you pass a guy on a nice bike who is making a buffoon of himself by the way he rides, you snicker a little and feel superior. Admit it and join the roadie snobs. If you can hold a straight line while spinning 150 rpm for an hour I'll teach you the secret wave (assuming that it hasn't change in the last 25 years).skaruda_23 said:Agreed, sa7nt. It's people like the OP that give roadies a bad name. At least these awkward people are making an effort. I'm glad to see them on a bike improving their health. Who cares what they look like? Just wave and pass them by and get on with your own ride.
There has always been a pretty sharp line between roadies and civilian riders and there has always been derision towards those with more bike than legs. It doesn't matter if it's your blood brother or best friend, if he gets on a nice bike and looks like a circus bear on a unicycle, he's going to be the butt of jokes.
Women, however, are completely exempt.