2 things today!
. Booger Eatin' Retards!!!!!
On the road or even walking/running on the trails or sidewalk! You know the ones, the oblivious dipsticks that never seem to look any further than 3-10 ft. in front of their F'ing noses. When Im riding my MTBon the road, I can watch these idiots for 1/2 a mile or more as I approach them on a straight flat section, and I can tell by their startled reactions that they never saw me until I was right in front of them. Half a mile! And they never looked up once!!!
It's the same on the sidewalks or paved trails. I even put a bell on my bike, (...Yes!!! a little bell that goes "ding ding" "ding ding"
It goes perfect with my Pink Hello Kitty Camelbak, PedoBear suit, and Rainbow Pony stickers on my bike helmet!
I got it to try and alert other riders, hikers, etc. on the trail. I felt It was a very "Non Agressive" way to try to alert them to my presense and that I was about to overtake & pass! On the MTB trails it works fairly well. I can give it a couple of "dings" before heading into a blind turn, and often when I come out of it, a runner/hiker or other biker is already off to the side! I thank them, wish them a good day as I barrel past!
But out in the open? on public sidewalks n paved trails? Do they hear? Fuck no!!! Too busy yaking on their phones or with their iPods blarring in their ears and TOTALLY
oblivious to their surroundings. Today, I came across several walkers/joggers where I rang the FUCK
outta that bell coming up behind a them, one whom I was approaching from the FRONT!!! All clueless! Finally shouted out "On your left!" and they still
didn't hear or notice me until I was along side of them, wherein they Jump like a scorched cat!!!! ...and then they have the fucking nerve to yell at ME
to be careful!
Where's SK with that Portlandia bike clip???? I thought it was FREAKIN
' hilarious at first, Now, I'm not so sure!!!!
. New members that don't have a clue!!!!
When they want to jump right in and be the arbiter of what is or isn't acceptable without ever taking the time to read and research and get to know the "flavor," the tone or personalities of the people in this community and how we interact with one another! The ones that never seem to take the time to learn when a particular post on a subject is to be taken in all seriousness or when it's part of the general "Friendly sarcasm" and irreverence that aside fro the vast wealth of snowboard knowledge, information and expert (...and sometimes not so expert,) advice, is actually one of the BEST
qualities of this forum! It's FUN! We laugh at ourselves and each other as we share in an activity, I presume we all feel passionate about!!! At least the ones who stick around and contribute regularly! Do we all like one another, Pfffffft! (...that's polite for FUCK NO!)
ANYONE, who's spent any time here reading and getting to know the (...somewhat twisted!)
personalities here, can see that some things are taken seriously! Blatant self absorption and outright stupidity is not tolerated long! But if you really look at the history of even the people who's attitude you claim to despise, you would find that there is a VAST difference in how they respond to people depending on their level of unintended, ill informed Newb ignorance, and how they respond to the posers, know it all's, spammers and/or the willfully ignorant and dangerously stupid!
These so called "rude pricks" as these "new guys" often refer to them, have been LONG TIME contributing members with a proven
history of helping people on this forum! Sometimes by being brutally honest and blunt, and sometimes with a GREAT DEAL of patience and kind support when it's warranted! And Yes!, that includes BA! (...believe it or not!)
(...Fuck, I hope he doesn't read that! He'll probably rip me a new one for outing him!)
So you self proclaimed "politeness police!" Take the time to learn about this community, or just Fuck Off n leave!
...and before you go calling me, or anyone else a "cheerleader" or "fan,". Why don't you take the time to research some of our posts and read what kind of a Ripping we got when we said sumpthin' Stupid???!!
-sigh- EOR! (...end of rant!)