Posted by: syncro
Woah, reel it in there a bit will ya?.
I'm taking a bit of a different context on behaviour and considering it from the greater social sense as opposed to specific in-group behaviours which is why I disagree on your use of the behaviour. Participating in a specific sport is a behaviour as are the ways one conducts themselves in that sport.
Most importantly though I'm not trying to misrepresent your words, I'm speaking to the general case and using observation of how a fair number of riders are anti-ebike in their commentary about ebikes. There are plenty examples of ebike dislike in this thread, on other threads in this forum and all over social media in general. It's not hard to find someone talking bad about ebikes. I'll excuse your velcro comment as you're misinterpreting what I said with that last comment - I'm agreeing with you and saying the same thing. In fact, I've been saying that very thing since the debate about ebikes kicked off. That question was a rhetorical statement saying that we can't expect to integrate ebikers if they're are being maligned by regular bikers because they won't want to participate with people who are shaming them. This is critical, because of ebikes are going to become the dominant mode of participating on mtb'ing then it's critical to engage people with the idea of participating in good trail etiquette, which includes riding in a manner that does not cause excess erosion and participating in trail orgs in some capacity.
Hey Syncro, just so I'm on the record here with my view in case you have any doubts after your brief stint into the Meat Engines thread - FVCK Mopeds and they're riders. There are so few who actually need them for legit physical reasons (Digger, Paul Bas to name 2) the rest are just lazy, entitled, must get in the most laps and be a dick about the climbs type people. Down here I call them out and I berate them and belittle them with pleasure, because they're a bunch of lazy......
If motor driven bike riders want to be accepted, make the effort to look up and hook up with your local trail group and get out there and do some trail work, or at the very least make some proper donations to the trail orgs and Green Peace and other such orgs for the e-waste that you'll be dumping in the next 1-3 years or less.