I was walking with my wife and son late this afternoon when I saw a male and female rider stopped/parked at the corner of 6th and Carnarvon in New West (just outside The Old Spaghetti Factory). The male rider left, and the other rider started to leave but (probably) stalled her bike, and because of the incline dropped her bike on the right side. By the time I made my way across the intersection, another dude was already helping her right her bike. She looked a bit shaken and understandably embarrassed (I was the first time I dropped my bike and someone helped me). She was alright (we asked), the bike, being a 599 (a nice yellow one too) appeared to have come away with only a bent brake lever, and a few ounces less gas. By now the lead rider had returned and asked, "What happened?" She replied, "I dropped the bike." The fellows response is why I post.
"What the F*CK?!".
I would have expected the first thing out of a fellow rider's mouth is "Are you alright?"
Anyways, if you're the young lady riding today, I hope you're alright, keep practicing your incline starts. If you're the "gentleman", shame on you, she probably felt bad enough having dropped the bike in the first place, no need to ensure she's feeling bad. Try a bit of compassion next time; life works out better for everyone in the end that way.