Originally Posted by Rule of Reason
What is "real riding"?
Sounds to me like you might think you're better than that.
That's what I was thinking. Sounds like you're the one comparing yourself to them. They might not even think about you or your riding...or they could be thinking "That person looks nice, I'd like to get to know her, it could be fun to hear her thoughts on riding".
Although I'm sure if they knew your real thoughts, they wouldn't be throwing out a welcome mat to you.
Maybe you should look at your behavior before saying they are the snobby ones.