I don't know what to say- I raced USCF back in the 70's and 80's for 14 years, and met all kinds of people- I always did think that racing cyclists had a bit of a hard cold edge-
but I also grew up changing the motor on my Rupp mini and planning to race the Indy 500 and Formula One.
It's too bad we don't all get along, but what I'm bothered by is the elitist PRICING in the world of cycling- like the oil companies own it all otherwise and want to turn legitimate transportation and excercise into POLO or something just with ridiculous costs.
I mean think of it- I was getting a nickle for two aluminum soda cans in L.A. at a machine outside the grocery in the '90s- practically worth nothing-
but put 30 or 40 or 50 together- that same amount of alloy- into a bike crank- and people shell out $200 for it- makes no sense!
Me in '71 at our high school bike race
My Super 8 film "procession"- 1975