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    We need a term for riders who blare 5 bajillion-lumen headlights on strobe while on the trail, and don't shield it from oncoming cyclists. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Antos View Post
    We need a term for riders who blare 5 bajillion-lumen headlights on strobe while on the trail, and don't shield it from oncoming cyclists. Any ideas?
    Ophthalmologists.

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    lumeNuts

    phengophobics

    photomaniacs

    or of course just good old "jerks"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Antos View Post
    We need a term for riders who blare 5 bajillion-lumen headlights on strobe while on the trail, and don't shield it from oncoming cyclists. Any ideas?
    Disco Stu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Disco Stu
    ^^ Winnar.

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    Both Salmon and Retrogrouchery originate from BikeSnobNYC.

    The only acceptable attire for a retrogrouch is an old Bell helmet with a helmet-mounted mirror. The only acceptable mount is made of steel with either downtube or bar-end shifters. Some retrogrouches have yet to accept that these shifters can have an SIS feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DismalScientist View Post
    Both Salmon and Retrogrouchery originate from BikeSnobNYC.
    This is true. I think with proper attribution they should be allowed into the Forum Dictionary. I went back and editted the entry for Salmon.

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    I think one can be a disco stu without blasting a bazillion lumens in peoples' eyes. I consider myself one (disco queen) when I use my disco spoke lights, safety vest, seatpost light, rear helmet light etc. How about a "retina killer"?

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    Ah but "Disco Stu" is such a perfect reference. It's not really so much a reference to disco as it is to someone who is cluelessly out of touch (reference episodes where Disco Stu had dead goldfish in his shoes) - and the whole concept that "Disco Stu" came about because Homer tried to spell "Disco Stud" on his jacket but ran out of space. "Disco Stu" is a marvelous culture reference simultaneously to glittering light as well as being clueless.

    Your disco queen still stands strong without the deviation into the cluelessness.


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    LOL, it has its own elements of cluelessness. But I appreciate your explanation about why disco stu fits so well. ;-).

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