I have a running good-natured battle ongoing with another of my noontime running buddies, KK. I bust him unmercifully about how biking isn't a real sport, etc. And he hammers me back about my liberal viewpoints and the like.
Anyway, here's an email that I sent him quaoting our very own UltraList:
Just ran across the following comment in a posting on my Ultrarunning newsgroup and it really tickled me. You know how I like to make tongue-in-cheek comments to you about biking not being a "real" sport. Plus you are not here to rebut in person.
The ultra guy was talking about doing trail maintenance volunteer work, specifically working on some downhill sections on some joint-usage trails out in California:
"The trails were being trimmed back, water-bars
realigned, some downed trees shoved over to the sides, mainly to prevent idiot
mountain-bikers from getting the Final Air of their short, brutish