Originally Posted by BarelyAWake
Absolutely, I've nothing but the deepest respect for the serious riders, the ones with legs like tree trunks, the ones that are doing what they do because they love it for what it is... thing is, they're not the ones that folks are referring too & I think the differences between the "weekend warrior" buying their way into the clique & the ones that actually need & use the equipment are obvious, as are the differences in riding etiquette.
I think another difference is where they ride. The posers (around here) block traffic on city streets to get attention.
The serious riders are out on the open roads where they aren't stuck in stop and go traffic.