Thread: Paranoia or complements?
05-09-2005, 05:53 PM #1New Member
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Paranoia or complements?
Hi there all. I have a question that is insanely ridiculous, but I have to ask... I know Iím setting myself up to be flamed with this oneÖ
Iím about 30 and almost two years into cycling. Iíve spent most my life around 150 lbs, which is probably a good average for my height. Now Iím about 200. Iíve noticed two things, I think, and wanted to see if you guys deal with the same types of things...
One, I notice people staring me down all the damn time now. I think itís staring Ė definitely *extended* looking that puts me on edge a bit. Not something Iím used to.
The second thing is that people donít really give room, say when walking directly at each other on the sidewalk. Itís almost like people are playing chicken all of a sudden. I get the impression itís one of those ďI know youíre bigger but Iím not scared of youĒ things. Maybe...
So hereís the question Ė as you guys have gotten bigger, have you noticed that people in general expect you to "back-up" your size, or am I just too high-strung from cycling for a while?
05-09-2005, 05:58 PM #2Productive Member
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I think you're mistaking outspoken mental toughness for jealousy.
05-09-2005, 06:14 PM #3Originally Posted by musclestack
05-09-2005, 06:36 PM #4Originally Posted by maxex
Last edited by BG; 05-09-2005 at 06:42 PM.
05-09-2005, 06:40 PM #5AR Hall of Fame
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Everybody moves outta my f*cking way.
05-09-2005, 06:42 PM #6Originally Posted by SwoleCat
05-09-2005, 06:43 PM #7Associate Member
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I have definately noticed people looking at me a lot more. I had a guy tell me "get the F*** outta my way" at a party last week. Now I could have broke him in 2 but then everyone would just say I'm a typical juicehead. So I let it go because I know what I'm capable of and thats my own personal satisfaction. Of course the ladies also look at me and squeeze my arms alot more so there is a plus side!!!
05-09-2005, 07:00 PM #8Originally Posted by SwoleCat
05-09-2005, 07:04 PM #9Originally Posted by maxex
We must work for the same set of bosses.
05-09-2005, 07:29 PM #10Originally Posted by needmorestrength
05-09-2005, 07:40 PM #11Originally Posted by JUSTSTARTINGNY
05-09-2005, 07:57 PM #12
Yeah I know what you mean about the sidewalk thing... usually every1 gets out of my way... But there was one time when this guy was walking and I went to the right to get out of his way, then he goes to the right, same side I'm on... Well this dude was smaller than me so I just stiff shouldered him and that dude lost balance and almost fell...
But other than that I notice that people move outa my way now I like that...
05-09-2005, 08:03 PM #13
i can agree my brother is always trying to be in a pissing contest with me it drives me nuts was never like that when i was 160 pounds
05-09-2005, 08:25 PM #14
Same thing here started in late high school when I started getting "bigger" people where always messing with me... starring me down, picking fights, etc...
Two things they dont know about me
1) I never lose a starring contest
2) I never back down from a challenege win or lose
Its something we just have to deal with. Oh and believe me brothers are the worst for this they are always trying to challenge me thing is ones a overweight "gamer" and ones a BMX'er low with BF and almost no muscle.
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