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September 05, 2008

The Fat Cyclist Explains How to Talk to Non-Cyclists

Did you, fellow cyclist, know that there are 5 Rules with regards to how to talk to non-cyclists?

Me neither!

Ya learn something new every day! ;-D

Elden Nelson, The Fat Cyclist, sets out to edumicate us, over at Bike Radar:

Sadly, not everyone is like you and I. I am sad to say that there are people out there who rarely - if ever! - ride bikes at all. It's possible you even know someone like this. A coworker. A family member. You'd be surprised at how common non-cyclists are, actually. You probably encounter them several times per day and simply don't notice them, because they aren't interesting.

Mostly, you can safely ignore these people, simply by riding away from them. Sometimes, though - at a company party, say - it is impossible to avoid non-cyclists. Surrounded, you have no choice but to communicate with them.

Don't worry. I'm here to help.

Hee, hee. ;-D

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Welcome to the Golden State -- You've found the MONKEY ELECTRIC ALLEYCAT checkpoint.

Just a couple more stops and you'll be done!

No skills test, but an appeal: buy some Fat Cyclist gear for a friend.

I bought a jersey for Cycle Dog a while back.

Remember, proceeds go to help support Fatty and his family.

Then cruise up the Pacific Coast to visit Biking Bis for the next checkpoint.

Posted by: Yokota Fritz | Sep 6, 2008 2:28:36 PM

Checkpoint 16 check-in.

Hi, Kiril!

Posted by: Ghost Rider | Sep 7, 2008 5:52:58 PM

Yes, Fritz did buy a Fat Cyclist jersey for me, and I was on the receiving end of a lot of ribbing from my co-workers....until they found out the purpose of that fund raiser.

It's surprising to discover how many people we know have cancer stories involving a friend or a loved one.

But before I get all maudlin, just let me say this - I know what I'll wear for the ride to work tomorrow.

Thanks, Fritz.

You're a true friend.

Posted by: Ed W | Sep 7, 2008 5:53:34 PM

Check-in for the Alleycat... where'd everybody else go?

Posted by: Zyzzyx | Sep 7, 2008 6:53:27 PM

Alley Cat check in.

The Fat Cyclist, sets out to edumicate us!

Posted by: getinlost | Sep 7, 2008 6:58:18 PM

Getting pretty tired now.

Not sure how many check points I can make.

Win Susan!

Posted by: Bike Jax | Sep 7, 2008 10:27:55 PM


Posted by: powaba | Sep 8, 2008 9:24:02 AM

This dog is getting tired of not finding that alley cat named Fritz....

Posted by: Henry Hine | Sep 8, 2008 10:00:11 AM

Checking in

Posted by: Heather | Sep 8, 2008 10:02:00 AM

Checking in, #16 I believe.

Posted by: Gaylen Holt | Sep 8, 2008 12:01:35 PM

This looks like an interesting read, although these days, what is defined as cyclist seems to have quite a bit of gray.

I know folks that don't call themselves cyclists, cause they don't race and dont ride road bikes.

Like someone else in the blogosphere said, "I'm less of a cyclist and more one who rides bikes".

Posted by: Anthony | Sep 8, 2008 1:35:40 PM

Checkpoint - Weather is holding up.

Posted by: Vboxw | Sep 8, 2008 4:43:13 PM

I'm goin back to cali, to cali. Oh I'm here. Alley cat check in the house yo.

Posted by: scooterwilson | Sep 8, 2008 5:45:44 PM

Checkpoints have now split in two directions, but I must press on! I will go both ways!

Checkpoint check.

Posted by: agdrockstar | Sep 9, 2008 1:08:37 PM

funny post, just checking in.

Posted by: rae | Sep 11, 2008 6:36:50 PM

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