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    Today on my commute to school I had a rather unpleasant encounter with a hipster that I would like to share with you guys and gals on velospace.
    I was pedaling with my helmet on, using the correct side of the bike path, and pedaling along at a rather brisk pace because of the tail wind. Then, out of nowhere a guy, around 18 in full hipster attire hits me. Mind you he is riding his "cool" neon pink 80's conversion with no brakes trying to win a pursuit race or something so instead of doing the best he can to slow down or stop the dumb ass takes his feet off the pedals and hits me head on... moron. After I get back to my feet the jackass doesn't apologize, instead he starts criticizing my cyclocross bike saying that the whole bike was "pointless" anyway and that "the fat tires wont let me go fast or nothing" The total damage was a tacoed mavic kysrium sl front wheel and a cracked easton ec90 handlebar. A total of almost 700 dollars. I would like to point out that that could buy at least 10 of his shit bikes.
    • CommentAuthorLyKqiD
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2009
     
    I would have gotten his info and sent someone over to pleasantly* retrieve the money owed for his jackassery.

    *pleasantly beat the shit out of him if he cant pay his dues.
    • CommentAuthorquidose
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2009
     
    If that's exActly how it all went down, and if you really had nothing at all whatsoever to do with it, then that's pretty shitty. But do you stare at the ground the entire time you ride? Gotta look up and around sometimes, man. Defensive driving extends to cycling. And just so you're not so drastically overpricing your own components, a Ksyrium SL front wheel and an EC90 handlebar do not cost $700, not even new.
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    was his bike a fixed or those coaster brakes? Shouldn't he have stopped if you didn't? Anyways I hate riders riding against traffic.
    • CommentAuthorMaxThrash
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2009
     
    Not sure what this has to do with him being 'hipster'? He seems more like as 'asshole' or perhaps 'dumbass' and probably a 'moron'. I wear tight pants and ride a fixed gear, but I'm definitely not running into people and criticizing them afterward.
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    What is up with all these hipster threads and anyone that is non hipster can do the same just riding like a jackass
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    Starting anti-hipster threads is trendy. For neo-hipsters.
    • CommentAuthorgelpicorp
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2009
     
    damn hipsters wearing plastic sunglasses from the 80's and tight pants buying vinyl records. and their porn mustaches. wtf is that about anyway. :)

    i just described my little brother, lol, oh well.

    anyway mayne, sorry for your loss. that sounds like pure douchebaggery.
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    Really fixedforbroke, that could have been done by any cyclists, brakes or not. Heck here in st louis, we are having a problem with cyclists speeding on the bike paths(yes there is a speed limit on public paths here) and knocking down other cyclists, breaking parts, or actually hurting the people themselves, they are just normal people, not saying that hipsters arent normal, so please dont take it that way, everyone is their own person here, and everywhere else.

    So really what happened to you happens to anyone everywhere, no matter what, so I wouldnt go blaming it on a certain group or person....
    • CommentAuthorwes m.
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2009
     
    On my local bike path I have seen a few weekend warriors crash but never into anyone. Once a hipster made slight contact with a little kid and then ran off the path and crashed, it was the mother of the kids fault though, hipster went out of his way to get all the way on the other side of the path, announce himself, and go slow while passing. Bike paths are SKETCHY around here. There are no cars but you are 10x as likely to get bumped by a pedestrian/cyclist.

    I still dont understand how this kid hit you. Head on, right? Was it at a crossroad? Did he come around a blind corner? Were you two playing chicken?
    • CommentAuthorSkidMark
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2009
     
    My goatee isn't ironic*, so I can't be a hipster.



    * it's beatnik, oh wait weren't they hipsters?
    • CommentAuthorfirebush
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2009
     
    Sorry you got hit, but this story has some serious holes in it... ontop of what WES M. posted, what was the result from your "700$" of damage? If it was his fault didn't you demand he pay up? I agree with everyone else, the fact that this kid was "a hipster" is inconsequential, could have been any jackass. You could call me a hipster, does that automatically mean i am a shitty ass cyclist and I ride a "cool" "pink 80's conversion", since that MUST be what defines a hipster, right?
    ...I think you're just hating for the sake of hating.
    • CommentAuthorwes m.
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2009
     
    Posted By: SkidMarkMy goatee isn't ironic*, so I can't be a hipster.



    * it's beatnik, oh wait weren't they hipsters?


    Mine is for storing leftovers from my pb&j sandwich.
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    Gross and shameful. My son uses the back of his head for a napkin, Wes. I think you, an adult, can find something better!
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    more hate!!!!!!!

















































    yay
    • CommentAuthorAaron C
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2009
     
    Posted By: wes m.There are no cars but you are 10x as likely to get bumped by a pedestrian/cyclist.


    this is why i ride on the street. i've been in three collisions: all three on bike paths, twice i've been hit by cars flying out of blind alleys across the path, and once by a old man struggling up a hill swerving erratically .
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    Posted By: Aaron C
    Posted By: wes m.There are no cars but you are 10x as likely to get bumped by a pedestrian/cyclist.


    this is why i ride on the street. i've been in three collisions: all three on bike paths, twice i've been hit by cars flying out of blind alleys across the path, and once by a old man struggling up a hill swerving erratically .


    Well you would think that the riders that want to go at a more high rate of speed would have the common sense to ride on the street, instead in a heavily ridden area such as bike paths with speed limits, and riders and or runners/walkers everywhere.
    • CommentAuthorSkidMark
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
     
    It's funny, on multi-use paths you always run into (not literally) people walking or jogging 2 or 3 abreast across the whole path, and about half the time they give you the stinkeye when they have to move out of your (right of) way. Are these the same people who piss and moan about cyclists riding 2 abreast on the street?
    • CommentAuthorjayohachen
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
     
    It's the opposite for me, it's usually the tourists renting those Electra beach cruisers that almost run into while salmoning.
    You can't really argue with them, cause they ride like deer in headlights.

    All the hipsters in my area (downtown San Diego) have traded in their track bikes for crappy ten speeds and panniers/baskets/milk crates, so no more bright colors to make themselves more visible to others anymore.

    I like the day laborers, they just ride their mountain bikes on the sidewalk.
    • CommentAuthorLyKqiD
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
     
    Posted By: jayohachenI like the day laborers, they just ride their mountain bikes on the sidewalk.

    The little asian man (looks about 60 yrs old) who works over at China Star, rides a bmx past my house everyday. He is the man.
 
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