Anybody call you lazy?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Tom, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    I've been called "lazy" for riding a motorized bike numerous times. They think I got the motor because I am too lazy to pedal. This is an outrage! I bought the bike because I needed something to put the motor on!

    If someone calls me "lazy" for riding a motorized bike, I ask them if they tell every car driver, motorcycle rider, bus passenger or airplane flyer that they are lazy too.
     

  2. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I've been called "lazy" too many times to count...never bike related, but.....
     
  3. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Insinuated, in so many words, and it's funny to me because I'm car-free by choice.

    I had a bike snob ask...nicely....one day, saying:
    "No offense but why mess up one of man's greatest inventions with a smoky, noisy gas engine?" ( R/S EHO35 :rolleyes7:)

    I replied: Look at it this way, one less car on the road and at my age w/out the helper this bike would be corroding in the garage.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2009
  4. RATRODER

    RATRODER Guest

    Tom if they were riding a bicycle when they called you lazy, they are too lazy to walk!
    louis
     
  5. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    so the bike is the great invention and not the gas motor?lol jack***
     
  6. Warner

    Warner Member

    I wouldn't disagree....I think I AM kinda' lazy. Hehehe. I ride the bike mostly for fun, not for exercise.

    Warner
     
  7. mlcorson

    mlcorson Member

    While doing my build, I visited a local bike shop for some parts I needed and I happened to mention I was motorizing my bike. The staff acted all snotty and one guy asked me:
    "Why don't you just motorize your legs?" I would have thought they would embrace a new potential market or product. Or at the very least, been curious to see if they could make a profit on what I was doing...If I were in their business, I certainly would be. A closed mind can be difficult to open. Don't take it personally, ignorance is every where...like litter.
    -Mike
     
  8. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    the guy at our local bike shop (who just got done finishing my wheel) came out and looked it all over respectively lol of course, in my town he sells almost everyone bikes. And he could have saw this as some sort of competition to his buisness..... which i fully intend to do. Build MB's out of yard sale bikes ready to ride! much money made
     
  9. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    I agree with the other guy. The bicycle is a greater invention than the internal combustion engine.

    Bicycles will still be rolling on the face of this Earth long after we've depleted all the Earth's oil. And as has been shown with graphs and pretty pictures and what not.... the only thing even remotely close to as efficient as a bicycle is a bus. And I wouldn't call the bus the greatest invention by any means.
     
  10. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    they should make a few city busses pedal assisted. wouldnt that be cool. (of course the less people the more dependant on petrol, but at rush hour imagine 55 people pedalling to hold between stop speed while the motor idles to hold momentum up?
     
  11. furament

    furament New Member

    uh sorrey no no oil plus bike is rust and bad times just my 2 cents
     
  12. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    en anglais estie calisse....
    huh? no oil, + bike = rust? so is it safe to say that all metal - oil = rust? i think not!

    if that has something to do with my post then lets hear that again, a little clearer. if you dont mind :)
     
  13. bbb

    bbb Member

    If they make a comment on the fact that i am not getting any exercise...i tell them that they should try carrying a broke down bike all the way home, not that i have had to yet....knock on wood. :)
     
  14. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    about every time I ride my MB, I'm called lazy...way too much spandex riders in Colorado.
     
  15. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    I'm with Hough - I've been called lazy too many times to count.

    As for being a great invention, I have to agree - the only more efficient means of transportation ever developed is the steel wheel on the steel rail. That said, as long as man works metal and can build bicycles, we'll also be able to build small IC engines. For that matter, a single cylinder air cooled fiber reinforced ceramic bodied diesel is easily in reach today. Fuels are readily makeable from plant materials, or bacterial fermentation, etc/
     
  16. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member


    gotta lube the chain & bearings, once in a while!!
    (of course there's always butter, lard & crisco!!) :D
     
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  17. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    Not a chance. Most of the time I'm pedaling along with the engine in order to zip up the steep hills around here. It's the spandex jockeys I feel bad for when they're climbing a hill at 5 mph for a quarter mile or more... I like exercise but I don't like feeling like my heart is going to explode.
     
  18. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Who ever invented the wheel must have been lazy !
     
  19. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    Litter is everyhwere 'cause some people are to LAZY to put it in it's respectful place !
     
  20. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    We refer tp the spandex crowd as "Vanity Riders" around here ! You can always tell the rookies from the pros. The rookies always have the latest, greatest and most exensive equipment, but not a clue how to use it !
     
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