How many of you carry

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  1. How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?
     
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  2. OzCableguy

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  3. In aus.bicycle on Sat, 03 Feb 2007 04:14:05 GMT
    OzCableguy <[email protected]> wrote:
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    >> How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?
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    > It's not a gun. I'm just happy to be riding.


    As long as you are wearing black knicks.

    Zebee
     
  4. Duncan

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    On Feb 3, 2:07 pm, [email protected] wrote:
    > How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?


    sure.. its mounted just opposite my sabre.
     
  5. TimC

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    On 2007-02-04, Duncan (aka Bruce)
    was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
    > On Feb 3, 2:07 pm, [email protected] wrote:
    >> How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    >
    > sure.. its mounted just opposite my sabre.


    I can do one better than that. I have a pet sabre tooth tigre that
    follows me everywhere on the bike. Can run faster than any human in a
    car can drive.

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    came to me? --emacs doctor to TimC
     
  6. Ken Brodrick

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    You have to carry a gun when moutain bike riding in the Blue Mountains with
    yowies and panthers around the place.

    Would be foolish not to.

    Ken

    "Duncan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Feb 3, 2:07 pm, [email protected] wrote:
    > > How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    >
    > sure.. its mounted just opposite my sabre.
    >
     
  7. Terryc

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    TimC wrote:

    > I can do one better than that. I have a pet sabre tooth tigre that
    > follows me everywhere on the bike. Can run faster than any human in a
    > car can drive.


    At my speed, I'd like a walrus.
    Watching one against a polar bear on David Rabbitborough tonight.
    They are positively huge and would simply flatten any small car with a
    waddle and probably have absolutely no trouble flattening a large car.

    The metre tusks make a warning statement.
    >
     
  8. Bean Long

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    Terryc wrote:

    > At my speed, I'd like a walrus.
    > Watching one against a polar bear on David Rabbitborough tonight.
    > They are positively huge and would simply flatten any small car with a
    > waddle and probably have absolutely no trouble flattening a large car.
    >
    > The metre tusks make a warning statement.
    >>


    Yeah, there was one in the news a few years back which decided it didn't
    like a car that was parked on a wharf in NZ. It didn't have to do much
    to make a lot of damage. Big bastards. A bit hard to train to follow
    you on the bike I'd imagine ;-)

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    You can ride it if you like
    It's got a basket
    A bell that rings
    And things to make it look good
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  9. Bikesoiler

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    I thought it was mandatory. Helps with Drop Bears too but you have to be quick on the draw. Best to ride in groups of no less than six. ;)
     
  10. cfsmtb

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    Not forgetting that the inner 'burbs have their wildlife too, ditto the Abbotsford Emu that lives on dumped medical refuse (i.e: silastic glue), and those vicious feral Beer Can Hill kittens that enjoy ripping off your lefthand. Overheard that in a pub too.
     
  11. Donga

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    On Feb 5, 5:27 pm, Bean Long <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Terryc wrote:
    > > At my speed, I'd like a walrus.
    > > Watching one against a polar bear on David Rabbitborough tonight.
    > > They are positively huge and would simply flatten any small car with a
    > > waddle and probably have absolutely no trouble flattening a large car.

    >
    > > The metre tusks make a warning statement.

    >
    > Yeah, there was one in the news a few years back which decided it didn't
    > like a car that was parked on a wharf in NZ. It didn't have to do much
    > to make a lot of damage. Big bastards. A bit hard to train to follow
    > you on the bike I'd imagine ;-)
    >
    > --
    > Bean
    >
    > "I've got a bike
    > You can ride it if you like
    > It's got a basket
    > A bell that rings
    > And things to make it look good
    > I'd give it to you if I could
    > But I borrowed it" Pink Floyd
    >
    > Remove "yourfinger" before replying


    That would be like the Kea parrot that shredded a bike seat and tires
    while the owner was inside a mountain hut. Or the one that delighted
    in sliding down the side of a tent with its claws dug in. I only heard
    about those stories, but watched one of the f*ckers shred the top of a
    Valiant with a vinyl roof. It just stood there peeling off strips with
    a big silly grin on its face, ignoring folk trying to shoo it off.
    Spawn of the devil.

    Donga
     
  12. gplama

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    LOL!!!
     
  13. Bean Long

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    gplama wrote:
    > OzCableguy Wrote:
    >> It's not a gun. I'm just happy to be riding.
    >>

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    > LOL!!!
    >


    That must be REALLY uncomfortable

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  14. SteveA

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    You gotta put 'em on the rear rack. But ya hafta take the panniers off otherwise the load is too great.


    SteveA
     
  15. matagi

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    Keas are so cute but they are truly destructive little buggers. Watched one happily employing its beak as a valve removal tool on a car at Mt Hutt one year. Very efficient it was too. Only discouraged from completing its task by a sharp rap from a ski pole - and boy, did it send us a dirty look as it waddled off! Fortunately we were on the point of leaving so it wasn't able to retaliate by attacking our car.
     
  16. Terryc

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    SteveA wrote:
    > Bean Long Wrote:
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    >>Big bastards. A bit hard to train to follow
    >>you on the bike I'd imagine ;-)
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    > You gotta put 'em on the rear rack. But ya hafta take the panniers off
    > otherwise the load is too great.


    Iwas thinking of adapting one of those railway work gang trikes- the
    push me -pull me type, but have wally on a rocking platform.
     
  17. ProfTournesol

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    I find that weapons of mass destruction are a better deterrent on my bike. Aggressive people tend to leave me alone when I'm riding my Kim Jon Il Korean bike, and this is much more satisfactory that my old Saddam bike - for some reason I kept getting hassled by American riders who kept accusing me of carrying WMDs when I didn't have any, so I traded in to an older Korean model but at least people leave me alone. A handgun just wouldn't do the job these days.
     
  18. matagi

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    Is it something to do with the time of year? There seem to be threads on carrying guns while cycling popping up on forums all over the place.

    I must confess to being a little puzzled by this phenomenon.
     
  19. beerwolf

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    matagi wrote:

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    > Is it something to do with the time of year? There seem to be threads
    > on carrying guns while cycling popping up on forums all over the
    > place.
    >
    > I must confess to being a little puzzled by this phenomenon.



    I thought the OP was a troll - I was surprised by the volume of responses
    (though most were justifiably flippant). As it happens, I have a legit
    requirement. The rifle range is just a 50 minute ride away (for me), and
    I'd like to ride there instead of taking the wagon. It's a legal
    requirement to cover up firearms being transported in public, so I can't
    just sling it over my shoulder, and I've gone off wearing backpacks.

    So I'm thinking to build a gun case and a light wooden framework to allow
    attachment to the rear rack. If anyone else has done similar, I'd be
    interested in hearing about it - esp. in regard to design issues/problems
    and how they were overcome.

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  20. In aus.bicycle on Sun, 11 Feb 2007 01:03:55 -0000
    beerwolf <[email protected]> wrote:
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    > I thought the OP was a troll - I was surprised by the volume of responses
    > (though most were justifiably flippant). As it happens, I have a legit
    > requirement. The rifle range is just a 50 minute ride away (for me), and
    > I'd like to ride there instead of taking the wagon. It's a legal
    > requirement to cover up firearms being transported in public, so I can't
    > just sling it over my shoulder, and I've gone off wearing backpacks.


    How much cover? Fabric gun cases with slings used to be easy enough
    to get.

    Zebee
     
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