Sock height ???

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Re: Sock height ???

Postby il padrone » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:58 pm

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Re: Sock height ???

Postby Baldy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:12 pm

This thread needs more Nobody.

The fact is the person wearing matching team kit is wearing whatever they want, even knowing what people like you might think of them.

Whereas you wear what you think everyone should be wearing. You know, to get your image juuust right. Your "trade team" needs to be retro and probably merino and made by Rapha, lycra is ok but only when you deem it so.

Now who is the [mod=mikesbytes]Bad language removed[/mod] :roll:
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby il padrone » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:30 pm

Baldy wrote:This thread needs more Nobody.

The fact is the person wearing matching team kit is wearing whatever they want, even knowing what people like you might think of them.

Whereas you wear what you think everyone should be wearing. You know, to get your image juuust right. Your "trade team" needs to be retro and probably merino and made by Rapha, lycra is ok but only when you deem it so.

Hey, what ever is the beef? Please show me where I have ever said that nobody should wear team kit?


I'm happy for other cyclists to wear whatever suits them (suits included). I just don't tolerate any "holier-than-thou", velomnati-elitist 'rules', especially when used to belittle or exclude others. Simple really.... but you seem to be missing my point :|

And norbs seems to have a few things to say about such "rules police".



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Re: Sock height ???

Postby il padrone » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:51 pm

Personal attacks and lies like the above tend to make me feel very glad I'm off overseas for the next 3 months. Maybe a lot on here will be glad that they'll hear a lot less from me :?

Not sure whether I'll bother posting again :roll: :x



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Re: Sock height ???

Postby MarkG » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:01 pm

il padrone wrote:Personal attacks and lies like the above tend to make me feel very glad I'm off overseas for the next 3 months. Maybe a lot on here will be glad that they'll hear a lot less from me :?

Not sure whether I'll bother posting again :roll: :x



Pffft!!!!


Ever? Or just this thread?
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby norbs » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:17 am

il padrone wrote:
Baldy wrote:This thread needs more Nobody.

The fact is the person wearing matching team kit is wearing whatever they want, even knowing what people like you might think of them.

Whereas you wear what you think everyone should be wearing. You know, to get your image juuust right. Your "trade team" needs to be retro and probably merino and made by Rapha, lycra is ok but only when you deem it so.

Now who is the w@nker :roll:

Hey, what ever is the beef? Please show me where I have ever said that nobody should wear team kit?


I'm happy for other cyclists to wear whatever suits them (suits included). I just don't tolerate any "holier-than-thou", velomnati-elitist 'rules', especially when used to belittle or exclude others. Simple really.... but you seem to be missing my point :|

And norbs seems to have a few things to say about such "rules police".



Waiting for that quote.



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Re: Sock height ???

Postby Ross » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:22 am

il padrone wrote:Personal attacks and lies like the above tend to make me feel very glad I'm off overseas for the next 3 months. Maybe a lot on here will be glad that they'll hear a lot less from me :?

Not sure whether I'll bother posting again :roll: :x



Pffft!!!!


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Re: Sock height ???

Postby Kwaichang » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:57 am

jules21 wrote:saw a good one this morning for the bike snobs - a guy in lycra with shaved legs, commuting on a Dura-Ace equipped carbon roadie. I was riding about 50m behind him - on my MTB at 25 km/h. he was carrying a few extra kg around the middle and was wearing sand shoes with rubber pedals!

personally, I say well played that man. he wasn't concerned about sock height, that's for sure. he was just enjoying his cycling.


I know that guy... He refuses to clip in because needs to dismount at an instant to land a chuck Norris type round house to the chin of fixie riding hipsters who wear NO socks and quite often sport vintage moustache's.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby g-boaf » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:54 am

il padrone wrote:Personal attacks and lies like the above tend to make me feel very glad I'm off overseas for the next 3 months. Maybe a lot on here will be glad that they'll hear a lot less from me :?

Not sure whether I'll bother posting again :roll: :x



Pffft!!!!


And anyone could see that this topic was going to end in tears.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby Marx » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:37 pm

Nothing about stockings? :roll:
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby TTar » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:19 pm

g-boaf wrote:
And anyone could see that this topic was going to end in tears.



Except this topic shows no signs of ending.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby Summernight » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:44 pm

TTar wrote:
g-boaf wrote:
And anyone could see that this topic was going to end in tears.



Except this topic shows no signs of ending.


Another 16 pager? :lol:
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby brentono » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:51 pm

Sock it to me :D
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby Scarfy96 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:04 pm

MattyK wrote:
il padrone wrote:BTW, I wear my glasses inside the helmet straps because I like to take my helmet off and still see clearly...... so you can just p'sorf!

Never understood this myself. I do as you do, if I don't I forget and take my helmet off and send my glasses flying


Amazed no-one has picked up on this.

Come off your bike ONCE with your glasses under the straps and if you don't destroy your eyes you will change your mind.

Glasses under the straps mean they stay in place as you fall, your head hits and bounces on the ground and your glasses held firmly against your face dig into your face and potentially damage your eye socket or eyeball. If you are lucky you will just end up with scars across your face, if you are unlucky you will lose an eye.

If the glasses are on the OUTSIDE of the helmet straps there is a much better chance they will bounce free and you get to save your eyesight/face.

Choice is yours.

It isn't about look, it is simple, logical, safety advice.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:18 pm

Scarfy96 wrote:
MattyK wrote:
il padrone wrote:BTW, I wear my glasses inside the helmet straps because I like to take my helmet off and still see clearly...... so you can just p'sorf!

Never understood this myself. I do as you do, if I don't I forget and take my helmet off and send my glasses flying


Amazed no-one has picked up on this.

Come off your bike ONCE with your glasses under the straps and if you don't destroy your eyes you will change your mind.

Glasses under the straps mean they stay in place as you fall, your head hits and bounces on the ground and your glasses held firmly against your face dig into your face and potentially damage your eye socket or eyeball. If you are lucky you will just end up with scars across your face, if you are unlucky you will lose an eye.

If the glasses are on the OUTSIDE of the helmet straps there is a much better chance they will bounce free and you get to save your eyesight/face.

Choice is yours.

It isn't about look, it is simple, logical, safety advice.


What about full face helmets and googles? Haha. For that reason I too wear my sunnies on the outside of the strap.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:38 pm

Scarfy96 wrote:
MattyK wrote:
il padrone wrote:BTW, I wear my glasses inside the helmet straps because I like to take my helmet off and still see clearly...... so you can just p'sorf!

Never understood this myself. I do as you do, if I don't I forget and take my helmet off and send my glasses flying


Amazed no-one has picked up on this.

Come off your bike ONCE with your glasses under the straps and if you don't destroy your eyes you will change your mind.

Glasses under the straps mean they stay in place as you fall, your head hits and bounces on the ground and your glasses held firmly against your face dig into your face and potentially damage your eye socket or eyeball. If you are lucky you will just end up with scars across your face, if you are unlucky you will lose an eye.

If the glasses are on the OUTSIDE of the helmet straps there is a much better chance they will bounce free and you get to save your eyesight/face.

Choice is yours.

It isn't about look, it is simple, logical, safety advice.


I already said that and people thought I was taking the micky. At a junior race I was managing the comm made everyone put the arms outside because they'd seen this very thing the night before.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby RonK » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:41 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:I already said that and people thought I was taking the micky. At a junior race I was managing the comm made everyone put the straps outside because they'd seen this very thing the night before.

:?: :?: :?: Are you sure this is what you meant to say?
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby RonK » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:44 pm

Scarfy96 wrote:If the glasses are on the OUTSIDE of the helmet straps there is a much better chance they will bounce free and you get to save your eyesight/face.

Choice is yours.

It isn't about look, it is simple, logical, safety advice.

Ahhhh, but then it appears you are observing "The Rules", and we can't have that, can we.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:45 pm

il padrone wrote:More typical attire (ice creams at Monegeeta)

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Disgraceful, there isn't a single coffee in that photo

Is that what happens to you if you wear the wrong length socks?
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:46 pm

RonK wrote:
bigfriendlyvegan wrote:I already said that and people thought I was taking the micky. At a junior race I was managing the comm made everyone put the straps outside because they'd seen this very thing the night before.

:?: :?: :?: Are you sure this is what you meant to say?


No, I meant to say put the arms outside the straps. Will go back and amend. Thanks for the catch.
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby m@ » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:38 pm

il padrone wrote:Most MTBers wear short socks, and in black.

Less dirt shows on them, less material for washing :P

But I'd rather wash the dirt out of my socks than my leg hair! :wink:

Hmm, have a feeling that may disqualify me from further comment on this topic... :mrgreen:
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby jules21 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:50 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Disgraceful, there isn't a single coffee in that photo

not just any coffee - should be espresso
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby BandedRail » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:40 pm

The only way socks could help me look good is if they were long enough for me to pull over my head :P
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby Nobody » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:51 pm

Baldy wrote:This thread needs more Nobody.
I don't see why. You guys are doing a fine job at winding each other up about nothing, all by yourselves. :P

Hmmm. I just re-read the post which may imply that I'm some kind of tribal Fred egomaniac...Oh well, so what? Ya gotta 'ave a t'ick skin to be hangin' 'round these dem forims. :mrgreen:
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Re: Sock height ???

Postby moosterbounce » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:54 am

BandedRail wrote:The only way socks could help me look good is if they were long enough for me to pull over my head :P


:D :D :D

Although technically not allowed, there is a time and a place for making exceptions. Continue with your sock regime Mr Rail :wink:
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