Does cycling attract more arrogant folk than other sports?
The reason I ask the question......
I'm currently out for a few hours on the bike and have stopped at a small cafe in ambergate for coffee and cake. As I am out by myself I'm not giving anyone the opportunity to slip away with my bike so I wheeled in in to the cafe to order before I was going to take it out with me to sit outside.
The cafe owner didn't seem to bothered that I brought it in while ordering but then I hear someone chirp up behind me (a fellow cyclist) and the conversation had gone something like this:
Cyclist "you can't bring THAT in here".
Me "I'm just bringing it in while ordering and will be sitting outside"
Cafe owner " Dont worry we have never had one pinched to date, but then I have just tempted fait!"
Me "well it to expensive for me to have it pinched"
Cyclist "Dont worry but they'll nick my R3 before they nick THAT!"
Me "well I can't afford to have MINE nicked"
As I walked out his R3 was indeed looking like a nice bike and just so we could all tell he was a competitive cyclist he'd been kind enough to leave a race number attached from his last event.
So, if you are that man my personal opinion is that you sir are an arse!