Bike Snob

Am I a bike snob? I think I might be.  It’s definitely not because I have a very high end road bike – I’m certainly not in the class of the Trek Madone or Specialized Venge! And it’s most definitely not because I have the best looking cycling kits or ever judge others for theirs (you can ride in whatever makes you happy!) Maybe it’s because I believe in bike trail and road etiquette. Maybe it’s just because my sag wagoneers think I am, at times, due to my rants post ride.

Some random thoughts that may make me a bike snob.  You be the judge…

  • Can you at least nod or wave to a fellow cyclist on the road? (Unless of course, I recognize the panting and struggle of being in the middle of a steep climb while I am zipping down the hill on the opposite side smiling from ear to ear. In that case, no need.)
  • Roads/Paths are generally two ways. Stop taking up the whole thing riding/walking five abreast and doing a slow weave so you can chit chat with your group while not paying any attention to others coming up behind you.
  • Definitely don’t litter! I can’t believe I even saw you tossing that banana peel on the ground! And don’t leave your punctured tube there either.
  • Keep your dog on a leash!
  • Don’t cut off cars or ride erratically and give all cyclists a bad name.
  • Don’t be a moron and ride in all black without any lights on your bike at dusk.

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By the way, most days now, I actually enjoy riding on the Vine Trail. Tourist filled weekends, not so much, but on week days, it makes for a nice flat 20 mile loop from my house, and regulars on the trail are great!

There! I feel better now!  Thanks.  🙂

Ride on!

 

 

6 thoughts on “Bike Snob”

  1. Banana peels? Yeah, I’ll be chucking mine into the brush till the cows come home. Tubes and wrappers, I’m with you… but the banana peel was meant to be tossed onto the weeds. Otherwise, I’m with you.

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      1. Oh, no…. Unmowed, unkempt fields and brush only, where they’ll sink in and decompose over a couple of weeks, hidden from the eye. Never anywhere else…. The peel would go in my pocket before that.

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  2. Definitely not a snob. Common decency, more like. One of these days I’ll turn around and chase down a jogger if they don’t at least acknowledge my existence. I know where I’ll be sticking my banana peel!

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