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Redneck repellant(16 posts)

Redneck repellantStarliner
Nov 8, 2001 8:49 AM
Got my patriotic flag jersey recently and I've noticed, when I'm wearing it, people I come across seem to be more courteous. On my last outing, I even had a redneck-type guy in a dusty 4x4 pass by me, giving me a wide berth, a toot and a thumbs-up. Things have sure changed since the days of Easy Rider.
re: Redneck repellantDave Hickey
Nov 8, 2001 8:56 AM
I've had the Voler American Flag jersey for more than a year. Since Sept11, I get the same type of responses. I always make sure I'm wearing it when I ride in heavy traffic. People do treat you nicer when you have it on.
Team Polti is betterLC
Nov 8, 2001 9:22 AM
Team Polti jersey is better with the picture of the thumb up the butt.
Team Pouce dans le culcyclaholic
Nov 8, 2001 9:13 PM
So that's why the Polti team rides so fast!
Yep ...pmf1
Nov 8, 2001 10:17 AM
I used to have a Subaru-Montgomery (US flag) jersey. Never had a redneck harass me when I wore it. They'd all drive by yelling USA! USA!
same with flag pinned to seat pack. nmJs Haiku Shop
Nov 8, 2001 10:34 AM
re: Redneck repellantmantissa
Nov 8, 2001 10:57 AM
That must be nice but down here, if you wore an American flag the rednecks would drive by yelling "death to the union! the war for Southern Independence rages on!" So a stars 'n bars doo rag is the best protection. We're a little behind here ;-)
Here in the Republic of TexasDave Hickey
Nov 8, 2001 11:05 AM
I wear an American Flag jersey with an Texas flag doo-rag and socks.
That's it?!? And you call yourself a Texan!js5280
Nov 8, 2001 3:15 PM
Just kidding ;-) You Texans are a proud bunch, nothing wrong w/ that. It's kind of refreshing to see people being patriot again and not taking for granted the liberties that we have left. However social norms do change from state to state. I wouldn't recommend that ensemble on your next ski vacation to Colorado for example. ;-)
Is'nt Texas a seperate country from the US?Derek B
Nov 9, 2001 9:12 AM
I think that some Texan's think so!
re: Redneck repellantColuber
Nov 8, 2001 7:20 PM
Ah, if only I could get a jersey with a District of Columbia flag on it... a "DC Statehood" slogan would be great too... Even though I'm in school in Boston I'm still a loyal Washingtonian... although I doubt anyone outside of the DC metro area would recognize it's flag or recognize the reference to DC's 30-year battle for congressional representation that we still don't get... Sigh. Okay, that's it for my political statement for tonight ;)
But don't try it overseas.javagenki
Nov 8, 2001 9:42 PM
I was wearing my Team USA Olympic Jersey on a ride in Sendai, Japan. I made eye contact with this guy at a red light, which was weird as no one in Japan makes eye contact with anyone. I smiled, the light turned green, and away I went. 500 hundred yards later my bike and I are under the guy's Nissan Pathfinder. He said he didn't see me.
surely you'd have better luck with bin Laden jersey nmcyclopathic
Nov 9, 2001 5:50 AM
Got pictures of any?javagenki
Nov 9, 2001 12:33 PM
negativecyclopathic
Nov 9, 2001 6:16 PM
I've used 'em up for target practice
bike coppeloton
Nov 10, 2001 8:13 AM
I notice that the local boys tend to give the local roadies a wider berth when we are riding with the local bike cop. Must be something about knowing one of the riders has a 9mm and a badge in his saddle bag.

Actually, I think the rednecks aren't as bad as people make them out to be. The sedentary types in their BMW sport ute's are the worst in my book. Far too important to care about your personal space. Second has to be teenage males traveling in packs, and a close third has to be anyone who just doesn't pay attention to the road. Oh, and logging trucks! Some of those guys would rather put you under their tires than put their truck at risk. RV's too, a 70 year old who can't see so well in a vehicle with mirrors protruding at head level, and the vehicle should probably require the user have a class C license to begin with.

In a lot of ways road riding is as extreme as a sport can get. Pain and suffering with huge metal objects traveling at high speed at close range.