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Whatever. They're riding. Being physically healthier. Not bothering me.
I lack the ability to hate.
btw. First
 

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I never mind more people on da bike. But neuvo-riche East Side of NYC types with one eye on the road and another in the mirror admiring their shaved legs and Sidis?

Bleech. Stick to sports cars, you poseurs.
 

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Great place to pick up very lightly used bikes at a third of msrp in my experience. Plus, all that high end bike money drives r & d for the companies and spreads out the cost of each frame. No hate here at all.
 

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Methinks RKFast was dropped on a nuevorichposeursonly group ride.

It's okay, I got dropped by a bunch of 65 year olds once.
 

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These guys seem to be taking it pretty seriously. The more power to them. I just wish I had that disposable income.
 

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Middle aged men dropping lots of money on a bike (like 5-10k) is one of the big reasons the LBS i work for is still in business. We have "display bikes" on stub walls- one of them is a colnago eps w/ super record 11- it's pricetag is just over $11k. it's already been sold.

one better: one middle aged guy, in the white collar workforce has friends with similar pocketbooks. word-of mouth advertizing is gold.

Personally, I see nothing wrong with it- they're also incredibly nice guys and come in frequently, even if it's just to say "hi". We've also watched quite a few of these guys drop some serious weight just becuase they threw a great gob of money at a bike.

people on bikes = good. yes, even the omnipresent hipster kids :D
 

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NUTT said:
Methinks RKFast was dropped on a nuevorichposeursonly group ride.

It's okay, I got dropped by a bunch of 65 year olds once.
don't ever get into masters swimming then. I was at a meet one time, in great shape as a (fresh off of a college swimming season) and got my azz handed to me by a 45 year old guy w/ a beer gut in one of the harder events you can swim (400IM)

...and dont get me started on triathlons- the 40-45 and 45-50's will eat you alive, even if you're a NCAA div 1 swimmer w/ excelent biking/running ability.
 

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Don't forget the omnipresent hipster kids parents are the ones dropping big coin on the bikes! For themselves and the hipster kids in that neighborhood!
 

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Pretty sure I made it around Central Park in 20 minutes on one of those coaster-brake clunkers they rent along with a buddy of mine who doesn't ride.. Doing it in 15 on a Cervelo? meh.
 

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Don't forget the omnipresent hipster kids parents are the ones dropping big coin on the bikes! For themselves and the hipster kids in that neighborhood!

RWard- have you seen "token hipster kid" (aka bike shop b!tch) lately? well, he looks like he tried to hang himself.

why?

lady on one side of bike path + long leash + dog on other side of the bike path = rope burns on his neck.

oh, and he was on his fixie w/ rather questionable brakes.
 

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Those guys sound like the log more miles than I do.

Sounds like the OP has a problem with some people buying bikes, riding them, losing weight and having fun. I wonder what stereotype should be buying? Who should be allowed to buy what kind of bike so that he doesn't wretch? This world is BTW, all about him and only about him.
 

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why will a wretch like you be retching?

because you're sick with jealousy that you can't afford a high-end ride?

poor boy, life is harsh.
 

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The article is silly, but the point is people are taking an active step in improving their lives. Who cares if they buy a $5000 bike to do do this?
 

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Middle aged men dropping lots of money on a bike (like 5-10k) is one of the big reasons the LBS i work for is still in business.
Not that there's a ton of that stuff around here, but it ain't guys like me keeping LBS's in business. I just don't buy that much...
 

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Between supporting their LBS, getting in shape, and perhaps developing more respect for cyclists on the road, I don't see what the problem is.
 
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