Monday, September 06, 2004

Subculture?

If cycling is a “subculture,” what other subculture is closely identified with ours?

6 comments:

Liz Schleeper said...

I ask because every time I point out that large groups of motorcycle riders probably share more of road bike riders’ attributes, it falls on dead ears. They seem to share the same camaraderie and role as unwanted on the road. Fitness level is just one attribute of a subculture, though it takes a fairly high level of fitness to ride a motorcycle actually.

Hammer Tillubleed said...

Probably ballet -- it's the tight pants (lol!).

alltoowell said...

I think it's definitely a subculture. The "closely identified" part limits this topic for me.

sbike said...

Volkswagen enthusiasts are very similar to cyclists. They wave to each other on the road, help each other out in traffic and will stop to talk to each other having never met before. They can be competitive at times but never overly agressive.

velogirl said...

Definetly motorcycle riders.

biker chic said...

Closely related are harescramble motorcycle racing and cross country mountain biking. The two share manufacturers of components including shocks, disc brakes, frame designs and accessories. Motorcycles have been the catalysts for design innovations in mountain bikes for years. Most who ride a dirt bike are also capable of becoming skilled mountain bikers, the two share the same trails.