What do you reply when somebody says "I hear you're a good cyclist"

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  1. jplucas14

    jplucas14 New Member

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    Even if you are a really good cyclist, I would assume you still want to be humble about it. I get asked this a lot, but don't really know how to reply in a non-douchey way.
     
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  2. maydog

    maydog Well-Known Member

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    "Thank you"
     
  3. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    "I usually charge for my autograph, but in your case..."

    What maydog said.
     
  4. An old Guy

    An old Guy Member

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    Smile and "thank you."
     
  5. Mr Beanz

    Mr Beanz New Member

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    I say thanks but there is always better! [​IMG]
     
  6. jhuskey

    jhuskey Moderator

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    I say I appreciate the compliment but I believe you have me confused with Campy Bob.
     
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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    If it's a stunning female that asks, I usually just smile and ask in return, "Does this smell like Chloroform to you?".
     
  8. Brian in VA

    Brian in VA New Member

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    I would respond with, "That's a nice compliment! I admit to being passionate about cycling. Do you ride?"

    What others think of me is none of my business. It's always nice to hear a compliment, though.

    Brian in VA
     
  9. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    I laugh and say: "you heard wrong"!
     
  10. flan48

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    Although it is highly unlikely that someone would make that comment to me (I typically ride 12-17 miles, at 12 mph,5 times per week), if I was told that I'd simply say a thank you followed by "I'm just a cyclist."

    Best regards

    Barry
    68, New Jersey
     
  11. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    "I hear you used to be a good cyclist"


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  12. AyeYo

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    I start looking around to see who they're talking to.
     
  13. Psyk078

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    "It's not me, it's the 10,000$ bike!" usually it's "Better than you but worse than most ;)"
     
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    E.Mil77 New Member

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    I would say thank you in a nice and polite manner and smile when saying it.
     
  15. welshdude3

    welshdude3 Member

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    My standard is to quote Greg Lemond: "It never gets easier you just go faster."
     
  16. Keyan

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    I know I am still far from becoming a good cyclist but if someone would tell that compliment to me, I would simply smile and say thank you. Deep inside that compliment will fuel me to do my best
     
  17. JoanMcWench

    JoanMcWench Member

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    My response?

    "I hear you're a good conversationalist! ..."

    Then hold this face & say nothing for twenty minutes until they walk away:
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Sunflogun

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    Haha, that's not very friendly Joan, come on, maybe they are just being nice. :lol:
     
  19. Lizel

    Lizel Active Member

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    "Thank you, my friend" and a grin :D
    Just as simple as that. :-O
     
  20. bsthebenster

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    I wouldn't know, it never happens lol. Even if I were overly good, I generally keep my hobbies to myself as nobody I know shares the same interests as me. Any athletic people that I do are generally much more advanced than I.
     
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