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What are your pet peeves?(65 posts)

What are your pet peeves?AllisonHayes
May 21, 2002 2:12 PM
1. No helmet, esp a family w/kids, mom & dad w/o helmets.
2. Can my son/daughter borrow your bike for a charity ride?
3. "I never clean my bike." (Yeah, looks like it and you want to borrow my bike?
4. Riding 2 or 3 abreast when there is traffic.
5. Dog owners on those long leashes (poochie is walking the master).
6. Can you find the bozo in this picture? "Let me see, if I'm in the road, do I need to follow traffic laws? Yes? Okay, I'll switch and become a pedestrian because it is to my advantage to do so. Hmm, I wonder why that driver is giving me the finger. What a bozo!"
7. How about riding with me this weekend? I just got a new bike and haven't ridden in years.
8. Blatant sexism, piggish behavior:
>"Why do you wear all that tight clothing?
>You a 'ho or somethung?"
>Wolf whistles.
>Banging the door.
>Hanging our the door.
>Moons, spitting, throwing pop/beer/milk on you.
>"Hey baby, you going my way?"

9. Bikes running stop signs.
10. Cars running stop signs.

What are yours?
re: What are your pet peeves?look271
May 21, 2002 2:23 PM
#1-Your #1
2-cars hurrying to get around you, only to turn right, right in front of you.
3-oncomming cars pulling out, seeing you, stopping for a brief second, then going when you know they are thinking, "WTH, it's only a bike....."
4-anyone riding on the sidewalk, unless it's a child.
5-cars blowing their f*&king horns when they are RIGHT BEHIND YOU!
I am probably somebody's pet peeve...onespeed
May 21, 2002 2:26 PM
Because I cant think of anything.
You're probably sombody's pet.AllisonHayes
May 21, 2002 2:31 PM
Just as long as they keep you on a short leash. :)
It may be thatonespeed
May 21, 2002 2:33 PM
I just dont let anything get to me anymore.

Except maybe that leash.
Nice attitude, dude!AllisonHayes
May 21, 2002 2:45 PM
I see you have a new leash, er, lease on life. :)
What brought about the epiphany? (serious, I am)
Agressive attitude while riding...onespeed
May 21, 2002 3:08 PM
just never panned out. When I was a messenger I was a window busting, lane splitting, take no sh*t from pedestrians or drivers psychotic. It worked for a long time, then I started to let all the stuff roll off my back and I realized I got the same response from people whether I responded to their bad driving or jaywalking-they would always yell at me.

I just stopped giving them the time of day.

They will still yell at me but I just wave and keep pedaling now. It is all the same and I think it pisses them off more that way, especially if you give them a little smile with a wave of the hand. They practically climb out of their windows to get you if you just laugh at them.

Try it it works. It is all about putting all your effort to preserve your a**. No need to waste energy responding to fools.
sage advice, thanks! nmAllisonHayes
May 21, 2002 3:14 PM
I'm deafDougSloan
May 22, 2002 8:22 AM
I absolutely ignore idiots now. I effectively act like I'm deaf (blind, too). Not even a flinch. I don't look, either.

Wouldn't anyone feel pretty stupid yelling at a deaf person? That's how I like to make them feel. They get no satisfaction whatsoever.

You are right, though, laughing at them probably gets them even madder.

Doug
Here's onemickey-mac
May 21, 2002 2:28 PM
Wrong-way riders. I've had numerous close calls with them recently. However, today's wrong-way rider takes the biscuit. I was up in the mountains hiking with my daughter today. Near the top of a fairly steep and winding mountain road with a lot of traffic, I see a guy on an old beater descending on the wrong side of the road, boom-box mounted on his handlebar, no helmet, and cigarette hanging out of his mouth. I can't imagine that this guy rode uphill nine miles to get to this spot, but there he was. I gave him about a 50/50 chance of making it down unscathed.
Oh yeah, daddy carry my boom box all the way to Crete, NE!!AllisonHayes
May 21, 2002 2:41 PM
Boomboxes belong in Crete, NE; not on mountain roads with wrong-way biscuit:

>from dzrider:

Brewer & Shipley said:

"Movin' on down the Tarkio Road
Headed up to Crete, Nebraska
Tryin' my best to set the highway on fire
But my bicycle won't go no faster."

>Allison added:

Tried to set the world on fire
And now its just my bike 'n me & dz
Headed up to Crete, down the Tarkio Road

Oh yeah, daddy carry my boom box
All the way to Crete, NE!!

>and cp123 topped it off:

...Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way

...Racin' with the wind
And the feelin' that I'm under

...We can climb so high
I never wanna die

Born to be wild
Born to be wild
Wrong-way ridersMe Dot Org
May 22, 2002 11:20 AM
In 1989, I was heading down a street with trolley tracks. A guy riding a mountain bike was riding up the wrong side of the street towards me. I tried to cross the track to go around him, caught my front wheel in the trolley track, and went down with my foot pinned by my toe clip, the crank still twisting. Tore off my anterior cruciate ligament, required a bone graft from my hip and nearly 3 months in a toe-to-thigh cast.

NOW when I see a bike coming up the wrong side of the street, I don't move for them. If necessary, I just unclip, stand my ground and make them go around.
That's roughmickey-mac
May 22, 2002 11:29 AM
Fortunately a wrong-wayer hasn't taken me down yet. I don't blame you for holding your line after an injury like that.
cars passing you on a descent and then slowing down (nm)ColnagoFE
May 21, 2002 2:43 PM
Highway engineers who don't ride ...Humma Hah
May 21, 2002 2:44 PM
I agree on the parents without helmets and kids without helmets thing. We have a helmet law here but I doubt 5% of kids ride with helmets and even fewer adults.

Otherwise, I encounter some obstacles out on the road and I have to wonder, has the highway engineer EVER ridden a bike?

On my daily commute, there are several intersections that have traffic lights which can only be triggered by cars. Even pedestrians can't cross. One such intersection has a shopping center across the street from a housing development, but you can't legally walk across. Waiting for a green light won't help, because you always either have crossing traffic with a green light or turning traffic with a green arrow.

One favorite trick is to paint a bike lane where it is not needed, down a simple straight road with simple intersections. Then they get to the interchange with the interstate highway, put double right and left turn lanes on the road, have no idea what to do with the bikes, so simply end the bike lane. It picks up just beyond the highway. Bikes and pedestrians are supposed to just teleport past? On my favorite such, Mira Mesa Blvd at I-805, I would lane-split between the right turn lanes and the straight lanes, but to do so had to bounce across double-width reflectors making huge bumps where I needed my wheel to be.
-aint it the truth these Highway engineers who don't ride ...AllisonHayes
May 21, 2002 2:50 PM
Did they all go to same intersection 101 class?

And they all drive pickups!

You reminded me of another one:

People who park in bike lanes or swerve into the bike lane to pass a vehicle on the right.
don't get me startedDougSloan
May 21, 2002 2:51 PM
*foil gel containers on ground
*broken glass
*drafters on aerobars
*stop sign runners, all kinds
*unnecessarily obstructing cars (do you know what "car back" means???)
*riders who don't wave back
*dogs
*riders who won't stay in line and gutter others (training or fun rides)
*bike shops promising something "in a couple of days", and it's three weeks
*not enough time to ride
*chainring tatoos
*noises, any noises from the bike
*rain
*rude people, anywhere
*cars not pulling over, getting out of my way, and acknowledging my obvious superior speed on descents (yes, joke)
*rumble strips

That's probably good (bad) enough, else I'll sound like real grouch.

Doug
and you were on such a rollAllisonHayes
May 21, 2002 3:04 PM
ditto on rudeness, riders who don't wave back & trash from fellow cyclists
Threads like this are my pet peeves......bob_vanderhaus
May 21, 2002 2:57 PM
This is how I feel about this and that... la.. la.. la..
Helmets kill babies.... la.. la.. la.. la..
I want to kill bikers that never stop at stop signs... la.. la.. la..
George has a Colnago and never rides it so he is stupid... la.. la.. la..
What bike should I buy if I only have $6300 to spend... la.. la.. la..
Troll (nm)mickey-mac
May 21, 2002 3:02 PM
nm
Hey bob_vandergrouch, you're supposed to say, "Bullshit"AllisonHayes
May 21, 2002 3:09 PM
Check out the RBR Bingo posted by yours truly and now go and play:

AllisonHayes "RBR Bingo" 5/15/02 2:40pm
Threads like this are my pet peeves......bob_vanderhaus
May 21, 2002 3:03 PM
This is how I feel about this and that... la.. la.. la..
Helmets kill babies.... la.. la.. la.. la..
I want to kill bikers that never stop at stop signs... la.. la.. la..
George has a Colnago and never rides it so he is stupid... la.. la.. la..
What bike should I buy if I only have $6300 to spend... la.. la.. la..
Troll who likes to double-post (nm)mickey-mac
May 21, 2002 3:05 PM
nm
Hey mickey your so fine you blow my mind, hey mickey!bob_vanderhaus
May 21, 2002 3:15 PM
I just think that people need to take responsiblity for their own actions and realize it does nothing to complain about how other people act. Live your life and be happy and hope others are respectful of you. How many times have you heard many of these comments on a chat board?I have heard them a lot and that is an honest pet peeve. I also love it when people post their opinions in a post when no one else asks. I am not saying kill to poster, I just think it is dumb, and thus it is one of my pet peeves. Oh yeah, calling someone a troll is a pet peeve too.
That's so much nicer, bobmickey-mac
May 21, 2002 3:28 PM
I can see by your history of substantive posts here that you've taken the board to a whole new level. Oh, that's right, you haven't posted before. Maybe a first post on this board that sounded more like this one that the previous one wouldn't have seemed like a troll. And, yes, these threads appear on a regular basis and don't change anything. I don't think anyone who posts in response to one of these messages really hopes to change anyone else's behavior. However, we're all cyclists and we're venting about things that annoy us. Weighty issues don't generally get a lot of attention on cycling message boards.
Hey bob_vandergrouch, you're supposed to say, "Bullshit" AllisoAllisonHayes
May 21, 2002 3:12 PM
Check out the RBR Bingo posted by yours truly and now go and play:
AllisonHayes "RBR Bingo" 5/15/02 2:40pm

oops, a doublepost! How did that ever happen?

punto to you bro!
Hey bob_vandergrouch, you're supposed to say, "Bullshit" Allisokoala
May 21, 2002 3:46 PM
Your a trip Allison. Do you think he gets it?
Does he get it? duhAllisonHayes
May 21, 2002 4:10 PM
He sounds a lot like Lazywriter; what do you think?

My post was a way of venting. I wasn't trying to solve world peace. And I defend my right to be stupid and have stupid posts. Besides, people like Jay Leno get paid a lot of money to do this stuff; what do I get? Grief from Bob. Brother! Make my day, bob_vanderslouch will you?

Let's put it this way, if I didn't vent then I would have to kill somebody. This board has probably contributed to the overall decline in violent crime by .00000000000000000000001 percent. And has kept me out of jail.

3 time loser,

Allison
Does he get it? duhkoala
May 21, 2002 5:10 PM
My post was a sarcastic slam at him not you. I find your posts hilarious. And we have all been losers. you dont write like a loser so lighten up on yourself. Peace, Dennis
I know you weren't slamming me...AllisonHayes
May 21, 2002 5:30 PM
Dennis,

I was replying to bob_wanderlust. And he is right, stupid posts can be peevish. But, hey bob_wandercrust, you gots to lighten up, man. You'll have a heart attack before you are 28. Geesh, all we need is another grzy on this board! (luv ya' grzy just stay away from those beans before riding)

I poke fun at myself and others as well; I don't take myself too seriously (unless its Lazywriter) and I wasn't serious in my post. I was venting, hopefully, tongue in cheek. I have a lot of fun on this board and I find you guys great sports when it comes to zany humor. And I am glad you find the humor in what I write.

3 time loser was a reference to having crashed my bike 3 times while it was on my roof rack. (duh to me)

No slight taken at all,

Allison
Phattmatt likes ones posts keep them up. :) nmPhatMatt
May 22, 2002 7:04 AM
re: What are your pet peeves?laffeaux
May 21, 2002 3:53 PM
1) Cars honking their horn as they pass

2) Cars not using their blinkers - there's nothing more frustrating than waiting at a rural interesection for a slow car to drive past so that you can enter the road, only to have the car turn at your intersection without signaling

3) Bikers riding on sidewalks - especially when they're going against the flow of traffic
"Hey get off the road !!!" shouted at me...Djudd
May 21, 2002 4:20 PM
from a passing car. As if I have never heard this before

Wannabe Lance Armstrongs riding fast on hiker-biker trails-take it to the streets, there are kids on those trails

Crazy, never-give-up dogs

FLATS!!!!FLLLLAAAATTTTSSS!!!!!
Uh-oh. You said the "F" word. Jinx on you. nmBrooks
May 22, 2002 8:46 AM
too late, 4 this weekend !!! nmDjudd
May 22, 2002 5:00 PM
On helmets. . .czardonic
May 21, 2002 4:34 PM
It blows my mind when I see people who go to the trouble to put on a helmet, but wear it in such an improper fashion as to render it useless.

Most often, these people will have it super loose and tilted way back on the head to accomodate their hair or make it less obtrusive (I'm assuming).

If you are going to look like a dork, why not make it worth while?
Or they wear them backwards. I've seen that...JL
May 21, 2002 5:34 PM
and I almost fell off my bike. LOL. What does wearing it backwards do for you? Make you more aero?

Funny but true.

John L.
Saw that on Sunday... did a triple-take. (nm)nova
May 22, 2002 3:42 AM
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helmets protecting the stemmr_spin
May 22, 2002 7:07 AM
I always laugh when I see someone who cares enough to own a helmet and have it with them on the ride, but it's hanging from their stem. If you aren't going to wear it, at least leave it home!
Not many, but ...ms
May 21, 2002 4:51 PM
Most of the things listed by others bug me, too. But, cycling is something I do to get away from stress, etc. The only way I can do this is to take a more tolerant attitude toward things than I do elsewhere (e.g., at the office). However, there are a few things that I would add to the things others have listed:

1. Great weather during the week when I have to work and bad weather on the weekend.

2. Potholes and/or bad road surfaces on great descents.
Ditto on all that plus...rwbadley
May 21, 2002 6:03 PM
I like to look on the bright side, but since we're grousing...
Ever notice how the worst offenders seem to be the bubba's in their oil burnin', fumigatin' pick'em ups?

These clowns will do every bad news move in the book.
Honk, Yell, Gesture, Threaten. They go around you with the pedal to the floor, smoke spewing from the gritty assend of this rolling monstrosity. Just to pull up to the stop sign 100 yards up the road. Then start the whole darn thing over. Pedal down, bilge pumping filth from this superfund site on wheels.
That really chaps my hide..
Oh yeah, I second all that!TypeOne
May 21, 2002 7:29 PM
I can't think of any new ones offhand, but I strongly agree with several previous posts:
1) Cars not using blinkers. This drives me crazy! Dude, you have tinted windows and tinted shades so I can't make eye contact, was I supposed to guess where you are going? As a result I am completely OC about this when I drive these days, even signaling in parking lots.

2) Nice weather all week then rain and crap on weekends. Seems to happen all the time here in the Northwest--one nice day per week and it lands on Wednesday or something.

3) Parked drivers flinging open their car doors as traffic--and me--go past. Cabbies do this all the time. Drivers have two mirrors to at least glance at before doing this! At least the drivers behind me witness this and realize why I am riding so far to the left of the line of parked cars. See, it's not to irritate you drivers, it's for my own protection. The stupid engine keeps running when the key is out of the ignition.

4) When I'm climbing a steep hill on my commute in town, and a pedestrian jaywalks in front of me, and I really don't want to break my rhythm or kill my measly 12 mph momentum for the guy. I'm working hard, I have the right of way, so don't expect me to stop. I swear, if I wasn't completing anaerobic and out of breath, I'd yell something instead of weave and wheeze.
Peeves...Ahimsa
May 21, 2002 6:10 PM
None of these bother me so much as amuse me...well....the horn thing bothers me, but mostly these things are just....okay fine, these things PISS ME OFF!

1) Drivers who yell "FAG!" as they pass. Oh, I didn't realize that cyclists are by default homosexuals. Guess I missed that meeting.

2) Snooty bike shop monkeys who act like they are somebody because they work summers at "BikeStore USA".

3) Horns blown at close proximity. I once caught up with and asked people what the f#ck they were honking about. Some driver responses:

"I didn't know where you were going."

-Uhm.....okay?

"I was letting you know I was behind you."

-Uh....thanks?

"I was letting you know I was gonna pass you."

-AS you pass me?

"You should be on the sidewalk where you belong."

-Really? Never occured to me.

"FAG!"

-Of course. Cutie.

4)Expensive parts that wear out quickly.

5) People who harrass cyclists just for kicks (usually hilljack types and homeboys...always the ignorant).

6) People who chuckle and make comments to their family members/friends when I walk into a store with shorts, gloves, and helmet, fresh off the bike. Apparently cycling gear is a source of major hillarity to neanderthals and their slack jawed, gap toothed kin.

"Say Maw, he wearin' uh funny hel-met! Looky them tight shorts too there!"

Never mind the fact that these people look and smell like they should be shot with a tranq dart and put on display in a zoo somewhere.

"PRIMITIVE HOMOSAPIENS: Hilljackus Inbredicus Nojobliata"

7)Everything. Frankly, in one way or another, everything annoys me eventually. Including myself.

Cheers!

A. (Everything looks better through a rum bottle though.)
That Devilmickey-mac
May 21, 2002 6:16 PM
looks a bit like the devil on the bottle of Young's Old Nick Barley Wine Ale that I plan to knock out later this evening. I'm also going to drain a bottle of Maudite, which I understand is French for "damned." I'm starting to notice an interesting trend here.
I'd join you, but....Ahimsa
May 21, 2002 6:31 PM
...I've got a bottle of Dead Guy Ale to attend to.

Cheers!

A. (is for Absinthe
and Alcohol
and Addiction
and Adultery
and Arsehole
and Ahimsan)
Ah, Roguemickey-mac
May 21, 2002 7:12 PM
Have you tried Rogue's Shakespeare Stout? It might make you forget about Guinness.
My goodness....My Guinness!Ahimsa
May 21, 2002 7:33 PM
No, I can't say that I have. I've seen it, but not tried it. I'll pick some up next time I'm at the shop.

That Rogue berry flavoured brew is a nasty foul mess though.

I'm quite fond of Young's oatmeal stout.

Cheers!

A. (Sudden craving for pints. I'm gone.)
Sierra-Nevada my favorit commercial brewPhatMatt
May 22, 2002 7:32 AM
Try the Sierra Nevada line, y favorite is the Celibration, the only draw back is this one is seasonal. But the best is my own homebrew.

Bottoms Up.
Sierra-Nevada my favorit commercial brewmickey-mac
May 22, 2002 8:25 AM
Then you've probably tried Bigfoot Barleywine. That stuff will sneak up and knock you on your can if you're not careful. Sierra really doesn't make a bad brew, but a good homebrew beats just about anything.
Sierra-Nevada my favorit commercial brewPhatMatt
May 22, 2002 8:46 AM
I would have to agree on all points. The other thing to beware of is there sampler if you are at the brewery. Sampler and nachos. I am glad Iwas not riding that day, just had to go to a wedding, where the Pale Ale was free flowing.
Sierra-Nevada my favorit commercial brewmickey-mac
May 22, 2002 11:27 AM
I brewed a batch of pale ale that I'm hoping will taste similar to SN Pale Ale. Unfortunately, the original gravity was quite a bit lower than I had planned. I hopped it fairly aggressively with Perle and Cascade. It's only been in the bottle for a few days. I'm hoping it tastes all right, even if the alcohol level is only 3.5-4%. I may have to call it Utah Pale Ale.
Sierra-Nevada my favorit commercial brewPhatMatt
May 22, 2002 11:54 AM
Na you cant do that it is still to strong. I know that is where I live. I just finished a Hazel Nut Brown Ale that is probably the best I have made yet.
Ahisma, you can't hide your wings...AllisonHayes
May 21, 2002 6:57 PM
But the rum will clearly bring out the devil in you.

A breed apart: Hilljackus Inbredicus Nojobliata and they are breeding in every part of the country. You, Ahisma, you and Spirito must save us from them. Our intrepid heroes. How do you plan to accomplish what is certainly a suicidal mission? I can't wait to hear your report...
Wings? Nah, I burnt them off long ago.Ahimsa
May 21, 2002 7:55 PM
Irradicate the subhumanoid modern land ape? And lose a major source of divine amusement?

Stop the mad spiral toward what is certainly going to be the greatest (and only) self-imposed extinction ever in the history of life on Earth?

Prevent a self inflicted doom for the most arrogant and selfish creature ever dreamed up?

Never!

You can't ask for a better "show" than this! It is a carnival of epic proportions! A little blue ball of horrors! They don't write stories this good. They can't produce television that even comes close to this stranger truth. No film could ever begin to scrape the surface film off the soul of humanity.

These are the product of a backward evolution. The end result of countless generations of the least fit antelope to be the first to produce offspring en masse. Free of the wolf she breeds and breeds. Free from the cycle that cheers on the able. "Unencumbered by the thought process".

These hapless "children" are priceless gems to be collected and saved like fireflies in a jar.

Just remember to NOT put airholes in the lid.

A. (Mankinds biggest fan and general misanthropist....er....I mean Humanist.)

Still gonna grant me wings?
"Eradicate"...cripes y'know I'm tired when....Ahimsa
May 21, 2002 8:05 PM
I mix up two different words into a whole new word.

Irradiate

Eradicate

Irradicate.

My mind is elsewhere.

A.
A masterful strategy you have deployed, I see it clearly now.AllisonHayes
May 22, 2002 9:42 AM
Narrator: Ahisma's strategy just may work. By employing the Jain non-violence and non-interference approach, these vile creatures implode under their own recividistic genes: mutants beyond repair.

"My errors have been errors of calculation and judging men, not in appreciating the true nature, of truth and ahimsa or in their application." M. Ghandi advised Ahisma long ago.

"I have misjudged--once again--your ahisma, Ahisma," cries Allison

i (Jains, spiritual kin to Hindus and Buddhists, believe that all life is sacred, that every living being has an eternal soul. That's why Jains take vows of ahisma. They don't eat meat or fish or wear leather. Or fish. Jain monks sweep insects from their paths.)

Narrator: There is no misanthrope in Ahisma's being, he sweeps these ungodly creatures not from his path but into The Jar Of The Collector where they unwittingly light the way, unaware of their true raison d'etre. Only Ahisma saw the light, the path, their true calling.

"You have redeemed yourself once again and your wings shall be returned to you once you are sober," declares Allison.

"Hehehe," says Ahisma, "I shall put a very tight lid on these Hilljackus Inbredicus Nojobliata creatures once and for all. The cycling community will be saved because these creatures will be sucking wind soon. Soon, no pickups, no SUVs, no trash talking sobs, only pure cyclists and no more stupid pet peeves either or stupid pet peeve posts."

i (Ahisma settles into a deep slumber while a great battle takes place between the ying and yang in this play. The room grows red as the the misanthropic horned-devil takes over only to be replaced by a pure white-winged angelic humanist. Back and forth it continues throughout the night. Yes, ultimate irony and contrast in this epic struggle between Ahisma, the devil and Ahisma, the angel. How will it end? Stay tuned...)
Idiot boy-racers plowing down pedestrians!Alexx
May 22, 2002 3:08 AM
And then, after causing injury, they flee the scene. Every adult should be required to have a license to operate a bike on the road, and people like this should have their license revoked.
This is a joke right???biknben
May 22, 2002 6:16 AM
You're still screamin about that Philly messenger?

C'mon...let's move on.
More Peeves....bnlkid
May 22, 2002 5:17 AM
1. "Hey, you know a lot about bikes, can you take a look at my ten year old K-mart bike and tell me what's wrong with it."
2. Rain. I hate riding when it's raining. Not because I don't like the rain, but because I don't want my bike to get dirty.
3. Wind.
4. Cyclists that don't wave back.
5. Cars that cut me off.
6. Police that laugh at cars that cut me off.
7. Being yelled at to get off the road when I am in a designated bike lane.
8. Squeeky bikes. I just can't stand seeing someone riding a nice bike and hearing the squeeks because they do not lube the chaing or bottom bracket.
9. Women that run away from me. Do I look that scary with a helmet that looks like a beehive, glasses that make me look like a bug, and tight shorts?
10. My biggest pet peeeve, though, is a half empty ice cube try. ugggh!!
re: Pet Peeve'sjrm
May 22, 2002 6:20 AM
to add...

1. Drivers that honk as they drive right behind you
2. Drivers that fling open doors without looking
first.
3. Catching shLt from Drivers & Pedestrians.
4. Pedestrians that walk right out in front of you assuming
your going to stop when you have the right of way.
5. Drivers that dont use their F-ing turn signals.
6. Drivers who think its fun to endanger cyclists.
7. Drivers that driver without regard to cyclists.
Some LBS salesmenPhatMatt
May 22, 2002 6:50 AM
When one goes into a top end bike shop and the employees do not give them the time of day since the customer does not look like a serious rider.
Some LBS salesmenLowend
May 22, 2002 8:33 AM
How about having a salesman telling you that you need to spend aleast $1,500 to get a good BEGINNER's Bike.
No kiddingPhatMatt
May 22, 2002 8:43 AM
My first bike cost 300 used. I was not sure I would even like the sport. My next bike only cost 1350. but than I love the bike I got from GVH.
re: What are your pet peeves?mmquest
May 22, 2002 10:09 AM
I agree with most of the other ones, but would add

1. Sewer grates that eat tires
2. (not cycling related but...) parents who smoke with their kids in the car/house
re: What are your pet peeves?mapei boy
May 22, 2002 4:38 PM
Volvo Drivers
Camaro Drivers
People who spell Campagnolo "Campagnola."
People who call Nuovo Record "Nuevo Record." (For some reason, Campi instead of Campy doesn't bother me.)
Roadies who scowl at me when I say hello.
Riders who ride on the wrong side of the road.
Freds that are faster than I am.