"The Rules"

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Re: "The Rules"

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:01 pm

I wonder how many of the rules I contravene? (At least my handlebar tape can't be faulted.)

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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Ken Ho » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:04 am

Mulger bill wrote:Nice one Norbs, more power to you and your orange bartape 8)
I refuse to wear my sunnies on the outside!
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Yeah, what is it with that one ?
I can just see mine going flying when I take my helmet off.
I think it's def a piss-take.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby il padrone » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:36 am

I have a pair of sunnies (just cheap ones) that are much easier to wear on the outside of helmet straps. They seem almost designed for it.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby brentono » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:23 pm

Ken Ho
Think you realise by now "The Rules" is a misstake. Some are spot-on, but most are not relevant.
note: Merckx and De Vlaeminck, no helmets, as you did. Black knicks, fullstop, like Coffee.
Back in the day, nobody would even speak of "the rules" (hence my Fight Club ref.)
Rule #1. You do not talk about 'The Rules'.
Rule #2. You DO NOT talk about 'The Rules'.
It was all by observation, and the longer your around, the more you knew.
At the end of the day, ALL rules are a guide, you bend them enough, so they look straight to you.
The difference, is whether you just look the part, or you are the part.
Best line in the whole effort... "Free your mind and your legs will follow"
It's what you can do on the bike, that matters, in the end.
Enjoy your ride.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Ken Ho » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:17 pm

brentono wrote:Ken Ho
Think you realise by now "The Rules" is a misstake. Some are spot-on, but most are not relevant.
note: Merckx and De Vlaeminck, no helmets, as you did. Black knicks, fullstop, like Coffee.
Back in the day, nobody would even speak of "the rules" (hence my Fight Club ref.)
Rule #1. You do not talk about 'The Rules'.
Rule #2. You DO NOT talk about 'The Rules'.
It was all by observation, and the longer your around, the more you knew.
At the end of the day, ALL rules are a guide, you bend them enough, so they look straight to you.
The difference, is whether you just look the part, or you are the part.
Best line in the whole effort... "Free your mind and your legs will follow"
It's what you can do on the bike, that matters, in the end.
Enjoy your ride.
Cheers
:mrgreen:


Maybe you should read the OP again. I'm neither disdainful of, or bound by The Rules.
This now very old thread was originally triggered by someone beating someone else over the head about breking ones of the Rules.
Me, I believe thaT rules are meant to guide us in the dark. In line with your thoughts, once you have enough knowledge, you can make your own rules. I don't like people who think that rules are meant to replace thinking, rather than to enhance it.
After all, that where rules come from. People with enough experience to define stuff.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby brentono » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:14 am

Ken Ho wrote:
brentono wrote:Ken Ho
Think you realise by now "The Rules" is a misstake. Some are spot-on, but most are not relevant.
note: Merckx and De Vlaeminck, no helmets, as you did. Black knicks, fullstop, like Coffee.
Back in the day, nobody would even speak of "the rules" (hence my Fight Club ref.)
Rule #1. You do not talk about 'The Rules'.
Rule #2. You DO NOT talk about 'The Rules'.
It was all by observation, and the longer your around, the more you knew.
At the end of the day, ALL rules are a guide, you bend them enough, so they look straight to you.
The difference, is whether you just look the part, or you are the part.
Best line in the whole effort... "Free your mind and your legs will follow"
It's what you can do on the bike, that matters, in the end.
Enjoy your ride.
Cheers
:mrgreen:


Maybe you should read the OP again. I'm neither disdainful of, or bound by The Rules.
This now very old thread was originally triggered by someone beating someone else over the head about breking ones of the Rules.
Me, I believe thaT rules are meant to guide us in the dark. In line with your thoughts, once you have enough knowledge, you can make your own rules. I don't like people who think that rules are meant to replace thinking, rather than to enhance it.
After all, that where rules come from. People with enough experience to define stuff.


OP= "Don't get me wrong, I basically like The Rules" :wink:

Think we were pretty well in agreement.
My Point was back in the day (when the "Rules" were envoked) no-one even spoke of them.
You learnt by observation.
I may have actually been one of the people with enough experience to define stuff. :)
I made my own rules. :D
(In a Mexican Voice... "Rules, we don't need no stinkin' Rules) :lol:
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby whitey » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:31 pm

double post :oops:
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby whitey » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:31 pm

The Velominati is clearly a bunch of mates who love cycling and taking the piss. Similarly the rules are a bit of fun with some good advice sprinkled in in a humourous way imo.

The problem here isnt the rules, its dorks that quote them all the time.

btw, you blokes need to read rule 5 http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#5 :roll: :shock: :roll: :wink:
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby brentono » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:03 pm

Rule #5 is easy to quote, don't talk about it, Just Do It! (walks away shakin' head, thinkin'... marshmallows) :)
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Ken Ho » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:12 pm

brentono wrote:Rule #5 is easy to quote, don't talk about it, Just Do It! (walks away shakin' head, thinkin'... marshmallows) :)
:mrgreen:


I mostly quote it at myself, but then, only when I want to. I've done my hard yards in this life. I've also been badly burnt out more than once.
I push myself now when I feel like it, for as long as I feel like it, and welcome others to do the same.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby brentono » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:32 pm

Whitey talks of a dork, with all talk, and no walk. Ride-on, Bloke :)

Pain, it's a funny thing, you can't share it with anyone.
(And, on the bike, you never, repeat NEVER, show it!) 8)

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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:58 pm

norbs wrote: And some roadies just refuse to say hello or even acknowledge you. I can feel another blog post coming. :)


As you know, I bloody hate that. I need to find the footage of the bloke who rode past with the angry look on his face.

I thought cycling was supposed to be fun :roll:
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby mezla » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:15 pm

Rule #Mezla: All cyclists are allies and friends, except those that don't agree with Rule #Mezla. Those cyclists are douches, and not Velominati/Velominata.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Ken Ho » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:27 pm

Mugglechops wrote:
norbs wrote: And some roadies just refuse to say hello or even acknowledge you. I can feel another blog post coming. :)


As you know, I bloody hate that. I need to find the footage of the bloke who rode past with the angry look on his face.

I thought cycling was supposed to be fun :roll:


Yeah, when did people stop giving a nod or a wave ? I get a bit miffed, and think bugger that, I'm gonna stop, but then, I don't want to be the one someone else thinks the same thing of, so I keep waving despite being ignored most of the time.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Nobody » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:43 pm

Ken Ho wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:
norbs wrote: And some roadies just refuse to say hello or even acknowledge you. I can feel another blog post coming. :)


As you know, I bloody hate that. I need to find the footage of the bloke who rode past with the angry look on his face.

I thought cycling was supposed to be fun :roll:


Yeah, when did people stop giving a nod or a wave ? I get a bit miffed, and think bugger that, I'm gonna stop, but then, I don't want to be the one someone else thinks the same thing of, so I keep waving despite being ignored most of the time.
I think this happens to most of us. I just keep nodding to people and don't bother looking for a response. That way I've done my part and won't get offended by any lack of response.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:29 pm

Your typical Nowra 1000 yard stare roadie.

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My mate likes to greet them them all by calling them dick :D

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Re: "The Rules"

Postby norbs » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:15 am

I am so proud.

http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/


Check the end comments. :mrgreen:
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby whitey » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:29 am

Ken Ho wrote:Yeah, when did people stop giving a nod or a wave ? I get a bit miffed, and think bugger that, I'm gonna stop, but then, I don't want to be the one someone else thinks the same thing of, so I keep waving despite being ignored most of the time.


Mugglechops wrote:Your typical Nowra 1000 yard stare roadie.

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My mate likes to greet them them all by calling them dick :D

http://bmcr.com.au/dbad.html



Funny how the thread is bagging a set of rules, but when someone breaks your rule that for some reason on a bike we should all wave at eachother you get miffed or abuse them :shock:

Sometimes I wave sometimes I don't, depends how much I am suffering I suppose. Either way who cares.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby mezla » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:34 am

I don't think this thread is bagging a set of rules. Everyone knows "The Rules" are a tongue in cheek half serious bit of fun.

Not acknowledging fellow cyclists is pretty widely regarded as douchebaggery.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby norbs » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:18 am

mezla wrote:I don't think this thread is bagging a set of rules. Everyone knows "The Rules" are a tongue in cheek half serious bit of fun.

Not acknowledging fellow cyclists is pretty widely regarded as douchebaggery.



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Re: "The Rules"

Postby roller » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:34 am

mezla wrote:I don't think this thread is bagging a set of rules. Everyone knows "The Rules" are a tongue in cheek half serious bit of fun.

Not acknowledging fellow cyclists is pretty widely regarded as douchebaggery.


i ride past about 100 cyclists on my morning and then afternoon commute, do i have to wave at each one to avoid being labeled a douchebag? :?


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Re: "The Rules"

Postby norbs » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:43 am

roller wrote:
mezla wrote:I don't think this thread is bagging a set of rules. Everyone knows "The Rules" are a tongue in cheek half serious bit of fun.

Not acknowledging fellow cyclists is pretty widely regarded as douchebaggery.


i ride past about 100 cyclists on my morning and then afternoon commute, do i have to wave at each one to avoid being labeled a douchebag? :?


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Every single last one of them. :)
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby grasshopper » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:46 am

norbs wrote:I am so proud.

http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

Check the end comments. :mrgreen:

Wow, VM and CT fame all at once. :lol: Your whole family must be proud. :)
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Oxford » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:54 am

norbs wrote:
roller wrote:
mezla wrote:I don't think this thread is bagging a set of rules. Everyone knows "The Rules" are a tongue in cheek half serious bit of fun.

Not acknowledging fellow cyclists is pretty widely regarded as douchebaggery.


i ride past about 100 cyclists on my morning and then afternoon commute, do i have to wave at each one to avoid being labeled a douchebag? :?


:roll:



Every single last one of them. :)

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Re: "The Rules"

Postby norbs » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:18 am

grasshopper wrote:
norbs wrote:I am so proud.

http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

Check the end comments. :mrgreen:

Wow, VM and CT fame all at once. :lol: Your whole family must be proud. :)


They are thinking of having a throne made for me and commissioning an artist to do a huge painting for the front yard. :)
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