Re: Are Motorized Bicycles the Beverly Hillbillies of bicycledom?
Having ridden a motorized bicycle on eureka canyon road (a really big bike road in the santa cruz area) I have had my share of run ins with "spandex road bike snobs" and I can confirm that it is great fun to leave them in the dust after they flip you off, then fall back and pass them again and yell "You're doing it wrong!" as you pass the second time. You gotta make sure they are one of the snobs first though, I don't do it to everyone in spandex, just the ones that yell and give me the finger. And if anyone riding a normal bike who's not a jackass looks like they're having a hard time on a hill, I always slow down and ask if they want a boost. I have found that snapping the end of an industrial strength bungee cord onto an exhausted commuter's handlebars and dragging them up a mile long hill at 25mph is a great way to make new friends lol.