Re: Rant: I ****ing hate mindless triathletes



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Dane Buson

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Johnny Sunset aka Tom Sherman <[email protected]> wrote:
> Luigi de Guzman wrote:
>> FLAME ON:
>>

<snipped flame-age>
>>
>> FLAME OFF.

>
> Reminds me of the old roadie tradition of discarding punctured sew-up
> tires along side the road.


I find a couple tubes a year discarded by the side of the road or trail.
Every one so has required patching a small easy to find puncture. Lazy
weasels.

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Thus spake the master programmer:
"When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes."
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Peter Cole

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Dane Buson wrote:
> Johnny Sunset aka Tom Sherman <[email protected]> wrote:
>> Luigi de Guzman wrote:
>>> FLAME ON:
>>>

> <snipped flame-age>
>>> FLAME OFF.

>> Reminds me of the old roadie tradition of discarding punctured sew-up
>> tires along side the road.

>
> I find a couple tubes a year discarded by the side of the road or trail.
> Every one so has required patching a small easy to find puncture. Lazy
> weasels.
>


Yeah, but if they're tri-geek tubes aren't they 650's in the 12-16mm width?

The thing I hate about 'em is you can't get them to stop using tri-bars
in a pace line.
 
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Dane Buson

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Peter Cole <[email protected]> wrote:
> Dane Buson wrote:
>> Johnny Sunset aka Tom Sherman <[email protected]> wrote:
>>> Luigi de Guzman wrote:
>>>> FLAME ON:
>>>>

>> <snipped flame-age>
>>>> FLAME OFF.
>>> Reminds me of the old roadie tradition of discarding punctured sew-up
>>> tires along side the road.

>>
>> I find a couple tubes a year discarded by the side of the road or trail.
>> Every one so has required patching a small easy to find puncture. Lazy
>> weasels.

>
> Yeah, but if they're tri-geek tubes aren't they 650's in the 12-16mm width?


Nah, I hardly ever see anyone riding 650's out here, it's all been 700c
19-25 tubes. Of course, now I'm building up a 650A [1] aluminum wheels
for my mother. I really don't want my mom riding wet steel wheels out
on the roads.

> The thing I hate about 'em is you can't get them to stop using tri-bars
> in a pace line.


One of my coworkers is continuing her evolution from triathlete to
commuter/roadie. I've sold her on the Marathon Plus tires and fenders.
Of course now she's looking at the clearance on the rest of our bikes
and thinking about getting a cyclocross style bike.

I don't know if I'll be able to ween her off the aerobars.

[1] Veering off topic.

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All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts
you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can't get
them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.
-- IBM maintenance manual, 1925
 
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Luigi de Guzman

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On Thu, 19 Jul 2007 12:06:17 -0700, Dane Buson wrote:

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> I don't know if I'll be able to ween her off the aerobars.


Get her a recumbent. She will then also be a reliable source of goats.



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Luigi de Guzman
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Roger Zoul

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Dane Buson wrote:
::
:: I find a couple tubes a year discarded by the side of the road or
:: trail. Every one so has required patching a small easy to find
:: puncture. Lazy weasels.
::

I bring my tubes home with me...then toss them. :)
 
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Ozark Bicycle

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On Jul 19, 11:55 am, Peter Cole <[email protected]> wrote:
> Dane Buson wrote:
> > Johnny Sunset aka Tom Sherman <[email protected]> wrote:
> >> Luigi de Guzman wrote:
> >>> FLAME ON:

>
> > <snipped flame-age>
> >>> FLAME OFF.
> >> Reminds me of the old roadie tradition of discarding punctured sew-up
> >> tires along side the road.

>
> > I find a couple tubes a year discarded by the side of the road or trail.
> > Every one so has required patching a small easy to find puncture. Lazy
> > weasels.

>
> Yeah, but if they're tri-geek tubes aren't they 650's in the 12-16mm width?
>
> The thing I hate about 'em is you can't get them to stop using tri-bars
> in a pace line.


The sure-to-come-collision usually stops 'em, at least for the rest of
that particular ride. :-(
 
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Dane Buson

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Roger Zoul <[email protected]> wrote:
> Dane Buson wrote:
> ::
> :: I find a couple tubes a year discarded by the side of the road or
> :: trail. Every one so has required patching a small easy to find
> :: puncture. Lazy weasels.
>
> I bring my tubes home with me...then toss them. :)


What! There was plenty of use left on that tube! You know, you don't
get tubes like that anymore these days. All shoddy construction and
sticky valve stems. Why back in *my day* we patched the same tubes
until you could feel the bumps realigning your chakras. It was better
than a trip to a back cracker!

*mutter* young people have no respect these days *mutter* *mutter*

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"I went to the museum where they had all the heads and arms from the
statues that are in all the other museums."
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Johnny Sunset aka Tom Sherman

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Luigi de Guzman wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Jul 2007 12:06:17 -0700, Dane Buson wrote:
>
>> I don't know if I'll be able to ween her off the aerobars.

>
> Get her a recumbent. She will then also be a reliable source of goats.


What's a recumbent? Why the goats?

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Dane Buson

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Johnny Sunset aka Tom Sherman <[email protected]> wrote:
> Luigi de Guzman wrote:
>> On Thu, 19 Jul 2007 12:06:17 -0700, Dane Buson wrote:
>>
>>> I don't know if I'll be able to ween her off the aerobars.

>>
>> Get her a recumbent. She will then also be a reliable source of goats.

>
> What's a recumbent?


Recumbent: A sort of barca lounger on wheels. Very convenient for a
trip to the store for some micro-brews and a rental copy of 'Mr. Beans
Holiday'.

http://www.bikeforest.com/cb/index.php

> Why the goats?


You may as well start asking 'Why the pigs?' next.

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Dane Buson - [email protected]
Thus spake the master programmer:
"Though a program be but three lines long, someday it will have to
be maintained."
-- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"