Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker

Let the two-wheeled community know you care even when you're driving

by Dave Atkinson   June 26, 2014  

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We've seen a lot of negativity in recent times towards cyclists. But let's face it: cyclists are awesome. All of you.

To celebrate that fact we've produced these lovely waterproof vinyl stickers to spread the love, inspired by an exisiting design you may have seen about. Stick one on your car or work vehicle (seek permission from the vehicle owner first... ed) and let everyone on two wheels know that you care, even when you're driving. And the world will be a happier place as a result. We promise!

Stay awesome stickers are available in A5 or A6 sizes. You can get a big  discount if you buy in bulk and distribute them among your friends. To order one, or some, just head over to the road.cc shop. And stay awesome!

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colinth wrote:
Airzound wrote:
'Am I the only one who sees the irony of these stickers?

Order them to stick on the glass in your car, car!!!!!!

Crass idea merely to make money by road.cc. Not even a very good choice of words.

I won't be buying one.

No irony at all. The vast majority of cyclists also own cars. Things like this help to spread the message that car drivers and cyclists are often the same people, and the roads don't have to be a war zone.

Will you be posting on any other websites stating that you don't intend to buy what they're selling or just this one ?

1) There is irony in this, bucket loads. If you can't see it then you should go to Specsavers.

2) I have news for you Sherlock - bicycle and car ownership aren't mutually exclusive. You've only just realised ……………..

3) The roads aren't a war zone as you state.

4) What has posting on other websites got to do with anything?

Airzound

posted by Airzound [309 posts]
27th June 2014 - 9:47

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Airzound wrote:
'Am I the only one who sees the irony of these stickers?

Order them to stick on the glass in your car, car!!!!!!

Crass idea merely to make money by road.cc. Not even a very good choice of words.

I won't be buying one.

I disagree. Much of this '2 tribes' mentality comes from an inability to relate to other people. Even when cyclists say "but drivers and cyclists are often the same people", what the stupid minority actually hear is that those darn cyclists might also be drivers, but really they're weird hippies that drive something tiny and strange i.e. "they're not a proper driver, not like me" etc etc. I'd put this in the rear window of my, actually rather fancy, family car to try and help dispel that myth. Really not ironic.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3198 posts]
27th June 2014 - 10:23

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oliverjames wrote:
Make an English version saying "Stay Amazing" and I'll buy some. I cannot abide "awesome".

I agree. 'Awesome' is a 'superlative', it's an extreme that can hardly be gone beyond, inspiring awe, daunting, like God, say. Now it seems to have been transformed into something like 'good'. I have actually heard someone say 'awesome crisps'. Pathetic. Why do you want to copy the language of American teenagers?

posted by bikeylikey [167 posts]
27th June 2014 - 10:58

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Airzound wrote:
colinth wrote:
Airzound wrote:
'Am I the only one who sees the irony of these stickers?

Order them to stick on the glass in your car, car!!!!!!

Crass idea merely to make money by road.cc. Not even a very good choice of words.

I won't be buying one.

No irony at all. The vast majority of cyclists also own cars. Things like this help to spread the message that car drivers and cyclists are often the same people, and the roads don't have to be a war zone.

Will you be posting on any other websites stating that you don't intend to buy what they're selling or just this one ?

1) There is irony in this, bucket loads. If you can't see it then you should go to Specsavers.

2) I have news for you Sherlock - bicycle and car ownership aren't mutually exclusive. You've only just realised ……………..

3) The roads aren't a war zone as you state.

4) What has posting on other websites got to do with anything?

Nope, still can't see the irony. Some drive because they have no alternative, some drive when they could cycle. Car drivers saying cyclists are awesome because they've cycled when they could doesn't seem in any way ironic. I'd be interested to hear your clarification. As for point 2), if I'm Sherlock then you must be Watson, which seems apt. You seem to be using my point as your own ? It's getting the message out that we are often one and the same.

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posted by colinth [187 posts]
27th June 2014 - 11:04

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Idiotic.

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posted by harman_mogul [132 posts]
27th June 2014 - 11:25

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I'd like a sticker that would be small enough to place on the inside window of a car stating :::::::::Smug

Keep Cyclists Safe..

posted by Mostyn [407 posts]
27th June 2014 - 11:46

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colinth wrote:
Airzound wrote:
colinth wrote:
Airzound wrote:
'Am I the only one who sees the irony of these stickers?

Order them to stick on the glass in your car, car!!!!!!

Crass idea merely to make money by road.cc. Not even a very good choice of words.

I won't be buying one.

No irony at all. The vast majority of cyclists also own cars. Things like this help to spread the message that car drivers and cyclists are often the same people, and the roads don't have to be a war zone.

Will you be posting on any other websites stating that you don't intend to buy what they're selling or just this one ?

1) There is irony in this, bucket loads. If you can't see it then you should go to Specsavers.

2) I have news for you Sherlock - bicycle and car ownership aren't mutually exclusive. You've only just realised ……………..

3) The roads aren't a war zone as you state.

4) What has posting on other websites got to do with anything?

Nope, still can't see the irony. Some drive because they have no alternative, some drive when they could cycle. Car drivers saying cyclists are awesome because they've cycled when they could doesn't seem in any way ironic. I'd be interested to hear your clarification. As for point 2), if I'm Sherlock then you must be Watson, which seems apt. You seem to be using my point as your own ? It's getting the message out that we are often one and the same.

It's called free choice in a free world. If people want to cycle it's good, if people want to drive it's good, if some one wants to do something totally different it's fine but having this almost fascist fanatically view of cycling is wrong. The issue here is safety not whether one form of transport is better than another. You are stating that all cyclists who drive and have cars should place these stickers in their cars. Well bollocks to that, it's not even a good sticker and as has been pointed out by others grammatically incorrect. It does nothing to highlight vulnerability of cyclists and to take care driving around them. I am certainly not the same as you, thank Heavens!

Airzound

posted by Airzound [309 posts]
27th June 2014 - 12:11

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I am awesome and amazing.

Another +1 for window stickers

To those arguing in an empty room, I salute you. You are both awesome and amazing.

posted by ct [45 posts]
27th June 2014 - 13:54

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I'm all for y'all attempting to safeguard your particular understanding of what is correct english usage through the medium of internet comments. *do* let me know how you get on with that. really.

we printed 500 because we thought it'd be a laugh, and we've sold 1,200 so far and had to do another print run. are they ironic? are they grammatically correct? well, people seem to like them. you do the math.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7385 posts]
27th June 2014 - 13:57

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They're fascist as well now apparently, you've excelled yourselves !

Argon18 E-112 - Scott Spark 910 - Boardman Team Carbon - Planet X XLS

posted by colinth [187 posts]
27th June 2014 - 14:00

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I have an "I'd rather be cycling" sticker in my rear window... Smile

posted by Paul_C [185 posts]
27th June 2014 - 14:25

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it never ceases to amaze me what some people get all het up about. Its a sticker, its a light hearted parody, what's the issue...

I'd like a jersey with that printed on it

posted by md6 [156 posts]
27th June 2014 - 15:19

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Airzound wrote:
'Am I the only one who sees the irony of these stickers?

Order them to stick on the glass in your car, car!!!!!!

Crass idea merely to make money by road.cc. Not even a very good choice of words.

I won't be buying one.

You are trying too hard.

You're like the Swiss team in Cool Runnings.

posted by farrell [1457 posts]
27th June 2014 - 17:11

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farrell wrote:
Airzound wrote:
'Am I the only one who sees the irony of these stickers?

Order them to stick on the glass in your car, car!!!!!!

Crass idea merely to make money by road.cc. Not even a very good choice of words.

I won't be buying one.

You are trying too hard.

You're like the Swiss team in Cool Runnings.

I was thinking more of someone in a skeleton outfit chasing the karate kid round a sports hall...

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3198 posts]
27th June 2014 - 23:52

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Hi

When will the stickers be sent out - ordered one on 27th June - I have literally just bought a van to put the sticker on!!!

posted by benfalla [2 posts]
3rd July 2014 - 13:10

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Cyclists Stay Totes Ossum

posted by Neill_M [4 posts]
12th July 2014 - 18:07

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Neill_M wrote:
Cyclists Stay Totes Ossum

Should it not be 'Cyclists Stay Like, Totes Ossum'? Big Grin

posted by Beatnik69 [99 posts]
12th July 2014 - 22:19

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
I'm all for y'all attempting to ...

That's an Americanism if I ever saw one.

Dave Atkinson wrote:
You do the math.

And so is that. Maths is what we call it in the UK.

Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

posted by leewalton [10 posts]
14th August 2014 - 15:50

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leewalton wrote:
Dave Atkinson wrote:
I'm all for y'all attempting to ...

That's an Americanism if I ever saw one.

Dave Atkinson wrote:
You do the math.

And so is that. Maths is what we call it in the UK.

Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

you're not great with irony and sarcasm, are you?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7385 posts]
14th August 2014 - 16:27

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SICLISTS, KEEP ON BEEN FABALOUS!!!

posted by Quince [146 posts]
14th August 2014 - 16:37

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Displaying mine Smile

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1256 posts]
14th August 2014 - 16:39

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
you're not great with irony and sarcasm, are you?

I must have missed both the irony & sarcasm. But then, attempting to safeguard one's particular understanding of what is correct english usage through the medium of internet comments can be a little tricky!

posted by leewalton [10 posts]
14th August 2014 - 22:57

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Very easy to look like a fule when you play the grammar pendant defender of our language card and the fail to capitalize the proper noun English.

posted by Nevis the cat [15 posts]
15th August 2014 - 12:11

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I think these are great. Unfortunately it looks like you've sold out of the ones I was after. Will you be getting any more A6 and window stickers?

posted by suedehead [1 posts]
5th September 2014 - 10:36

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Got my ten car stickers yesterday; 2 for me - 4 for one lot pre-promised, 2 more to fellow cyclists (one of whom was nearly wiped out today)... Only 2 to go!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHM0KSJtBfA

eeek!

Stay awesome fellow pedlars! Applause

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posted by stevio1967 [4 posts]
9th September 2014 - 22:50

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How about one that can only be read in close proximity which says 'if you can read this, you were probably better off cycling'

Or:

'Cyclist on board'

posted by Colin Peyresourde [1144 posts]
9th September 2014 - 23:03

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Colin Peyresourde wrote:
How about one that can only be read in close proximity which says 'if you can read this, you were probably better off cycling'

Or:

'Cyclist on board'


'if you can read this, stop drafting me you lazy bastard, this isn't a race.'



Suffering from Low Cadence.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1294 posts]
10th September 2014 - 0:49

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farrell wrote:

You are trying too hard.

You're like the Swiss team in Cool Runnings.

Heh. Brill.

posted by step-hent [683 posts]
10th September 2014 - 9:42

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What about one that says 'My other car is a Canyon/Specialized/Boardman/other' or 'You toucha my bike I smasha your face' ? Big Grin

posted by Beatnik69 [99 posts]
10th September 2014 - 10:33

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Saw one of these on the back of a London bus yesterday. Made me smile.

posted by JK1981 [1 posts]
12th September 2014 - 11:27

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