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Has anyone when out and about with their bike ever been mistaken for a homeless person? A few years back, I was at a free concert in Downtown St. Pete when a person approached me and told me that his buddy had pointed to me and told him (the one who approached me) that I was homeless.

The one who approached me pointed out to him that a homeless person isn't likely to be riding a Specialized Hardrock, let alone one with Crank Brothers Eggbeater pedals, or wearing Spandex, or have the pannier racks/bags that I had on the bike.

He and I had a laugh at his friend thinking that I was homeless.

So, has anyone else ever been mistaken for a homeless person?
 

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I am sure that when out on my touring bike with the rack and front bag I have bin. But I have bin mistakin for a Piney allso when I had my camo bibs on and a Dirty Biker a time or two when I had my leather on.
 

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my beater makes me seem homeless but im not.
For a "beater bike" that looks pretty clean. I've also got one of those bungy cargo nets. And I love the thing.
 

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I had something like that happen once. They were nice and very kind people trying to help. I was hot, dirty and sweating from just about every part of my body and a few places. They ran a homeless shelter and invited me to come by and clean up, have a hot meal and stay the night. I told them I would see them later, and I did.

I went home, showered and shaved, and cleaned up. Then I got into my toy, (my BMW Z4) and drove the shelter. The lady that saw me on the bike was shocked when I got out of the car, but I felt like people like that take the time to stop and ask, deserved a small donation. Never will forget the look of the lady's face when she saw me get out of the sports car. lol
 

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damn, forgot about that net...now i gotta get another
 
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