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Sept. 16, 2020, 6:38 p.m. -  Cooper Quinn

And I'm guilty here of many of these - let he who has not judged a passing rider's clothing choices cast the first crankarm.  Its funny, to a degree. But the sad part is I can name several 'fashion' offenses I'm apparently guilty of, because random people I don't even know have poked fun at them out on the trails. Recently. Unprompted.  Its not sad to me - I don't give a flying f*** if you think I'm riding in 'tap dancing shoes', or if you don't think I'm going to be, "ok on that bike on this trail". I know I got this. That's the culture that pervades big parts of the sport though, judgement. Think of the stares and rotating heads in your group every time a Tacoma pulls into the brewery parking lot; who's getting out, what bike are they on, and what does it look like they rode?  Maybe I'm wrong; we're not the goths. We're a bunch of jocks; bullies. Even for me - straight, white, on fresh gear with fresh-ish kit, I can see what people mean when they say its not 'inclusive' or welcoming. Its because there's a huge amount of judgmental pricks out there, telling new riders they don't have the right socks on. EDIT: Let's keep it on topic here, folks. Drew, your handlebars look dumb. Get something like the rest of us non-conformists.

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