Things you don’t like

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silvalis
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by silvalis

I also hate bartape that leaves residue or half of the foam stuck on when you pull it off.
Chasse patate

yinya
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by yinya

- oil on tarmac
- texting with headphones on when on the bike in traffic
- not having a spare part and missing a ride


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853guy
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by 853guy

yinya wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:12 am
- oil on tarmac
Or, in fact, any unexpected, unpredictable, extremely sudden washing out of the front tire in any condition for any reason resulting in road rash, gravel burn, bruising, bleeding or broken bones, especially at speed.

Ugh.

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

853guy wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:18 pm
yinya wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:12 am
- oil on tarmac
Or, in fact, any unexpected, unpredictable, extremely sudden washing out of the front tire in any condition for any reason resulting in road rash, gravel burn, bruising, bleeding or broken bones, especially at speed.

Ugh.

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silvalis
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Soft product launches
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People who believe Mathieu van der Poel cannot speak English.

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by Juanmoretime

I haven’t read this whole thread but what I don’t like is when work gets in the way of cycling. Family is okay. :thumbup:
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bilwit
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by bilwit

when I take the lane and a car blasts pasts me an inch away..

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by dgasmd

Juanmoretime wrote:I haven’t read this whole thread but what I don’t like is when work gets in the way of cycling. Family is okay. :thumbup:
I second that, but add family for me as well. I have a 17 y.o. son driving me to drink professionally for the last 3 years, so it should make senseImageImageImage

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bilwit wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:28 pm
when I take the lane and a car blasts pasts me an inch away..
People stuck in traffic that see you coming so they hug the curb because they're mad you're moving, and they're not.
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by RTW

Cars in the advance box for cyclists at junctions. Or motorbikes, for that matter.
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kode54
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by kode54

I hate when there's fresh asphalt...and the next week I ride it...its been dug up and repatched...horribly with a big buldge that makes you bounce off your saddle.
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bilwit
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by bilwit

runners/walkers/cyclists who manage to take up 10ft+ of the entire multidirectional single lane trail/bike lane by cruising in the middle and unpredictably drifting one way or the other.. especially ones "cut the corner" while going up a switchback with zero visibility to the other side and I'm coming downhill..

I suspect these are people who rarely exercise outside and when they do manage to, they think they're the only people in the world doing so (and thus have no consideration for other people)

Berzin1
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by Berzin1

Snot rockets, especially from the riders in front of you.

Skin tight cycling apparel. It may look good on pros, but for regular people who ride and are not flattered by clothing that looks like it was painted on, there has to be a better way.

One piece skinsuit used for road races. If you have 45 riders contesting races like the Fleche Wallone, a one piece ain't gonna make a difference. The look is just awkward.

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by IchDien

Riders who don't point out faults in the road when you're drafting them.

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