"The Rules"

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"The Rules"

Postby Ken Ho » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:48 pm

Every time someone invokes The Rules, I wonder if they take the Velominati more seriously than the Velominati take themselves.
While some of the rules are quite cool, some are obviously tongue in cheek. I mean, they do refer to themselves as "The Velominati". That alone qualifies them as having a Python sense of humour or being a bunch of Frat boys, which I suspect is closer to the mark.
Does anyone here, for example, really refer to their legs as their "guns" ?
My feeling is that unless you do, the you are breaching Rule #1, and therefore cannot quote any other rule.
Don't get me wrong, I basically like The Rules, I just don't like people beating others over the head with them.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby rustychisel » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:54 pm

You're over analyzing thing again... :)

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Re: "The Rules"

Postby ft_critical » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:55 pm

Fred!
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Ken Ho » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:21 pm

ft_critical wrote:Fred!


Total Fred, for sure !!
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby ausrandoman » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:30 pm

Poe's Law.
Nobody younger than <del>27</del> 28 has experienced a month cooler than the 20th century average.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby briztoon » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:04 pm

I don't know about "guns", but a couple of weeks ago I was over taken by a group of six guys, and as the first guy went past he said "nice pegs". This kind of worried me a bit. Did he mean my bike or legs. If he meant legs, well then me and my hairy legs plan on avoiding bunches of middle aged men out for Sunday rides.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Ken Ho » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:15 am

briztoon wrote:I don't know about "guns", but a couple of weeks ago I was over taken by a group of six guys, and as the first guy went past he said "nice pegs". This kind of worried me a bit. Did he mean my bike or legs. If he meant legs, well then me and my hairy legs plan on avoiding bunches of middle aged men out for Sunday rides.


Ah, so you don't "shave your guns" then ?
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby briztoon » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:02 am

Yeah, I'm not hard core enough. :roll:

Nor do I ride in the rain. :(
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby norbs » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:34 am

Here are my thoughts after an incident on the weekend.

http://cycling.norbtech.com/2012/04/rules-dont-matter/
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Nikolai » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:39 am

Somebody takes The Rules seriously?
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Shifter » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:49 am

norbs wrote:Here are my thoughts after an incident on the weekend.

http://cycling.norbtech.com/2012/04/rules-dont-matter/


Yeah, still some ugly bar tape norbs.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Nobody » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:56 am

Fred here.

I must really annoy some people. Surly frame, Brooks, mudguards, disc on front, no spandex shorts, no shaved legs, SPDs, MTB helmet and drop bars level with saddle. Sometimes I just wear a polo shirt instead of a cycling jersey.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby g-boaf » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:05 am

norbs wrote:Here are my thoughts after an incident on the weekend.

http://cycling.norbtech.com/2012/04/rules-dont-matter/


If white bar tape is the proper colour, then I'll change mine to black! I hate white. That said, the rules are fun - but only that, not to be taken seriously. :) Shaved legs however are better than the porcupine look. :lol:

I'm breaking Rule #50 all the time, but comply with the espresso only idea. My favourite kind of coffee. 8)
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby norbs » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:13 am

Shifter wrote:
norbs wrote:Here are my thoughts after an incident on the weekend.

http://cycling.norbtech.com/2012/04/rules-dont-matter/


Yeah, still some ugly bar tape norbs.



Hey, I like it. That is all that counts. :)
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Ken Ho » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:24 am

Hairy legs, Celeste bar tape (grubby), prefers cotton t-shirt to proper jersey, but finds back pockets very handy to keep his bananananananananananas in, has rear saddle-bag on carbon roadie.
Must be a monkey called Fred.
I like the Princile of Silence though, to a point. No need for me to drop back when I'm gasping though, thte hill takes care of that detail.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby g-boaf » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:26 am

Hey Norbs, didn't you tell the guy he was breaking the rules on 'team kit'? :lol:

And then step on the gas. ;)
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Mrfenejeans » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:34 am

Some of "The Rules" i do practice, one in particular is to make sure my Glasses are over my helmet straps, for the life of me i don't know why but i do, but generally the rules are just a laugh.

I'd never ride up along a stranger and rattle off a bunch of "Rules" found on the internet, If i knew them then Rule 5 would seem like a good one to quote.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby norbs » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:50 am

g-boaf wrote:Hey Norbs, didn't you tell the guy he was breaking the rules on 'team kit'? :lol:

And then step on the gas. ;)



I am certainly not one to spout rules to anyone. :)

There is one guy that rides in the Aussie national champs jersey down here. I have no problem with it at all, unless he was to tell me I was doing something wrong.
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Nikolai » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:52 am

Total disrespect of The Rules, red tires, blue shoes

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although there was a time when...

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Re: "The Rules"

Postby JV911 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:07 am

ft_critical wrote:Fred!


+1

someone needs a dose of Rule 5
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby brentono » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:10 am

Fight Club :wink:
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Ozkaban » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:41 am

Nikolai wrote:Total disrespect of The Rules, red tires, blue shoes


Ahh crap. I have red Maxxis Refuse tyres and Blue DMT Kyoma shoes


The only rule I ever quote is #5...
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby Daccordi Rider » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:10 pm

It's fun to toy with the rules.

For racing I leave my saddle bag and pump on the frame! It annoys my fellow racers cos it's so unpro and if someone does not know me I have noticed they tend to think I'm a beginner and get a bit of a shock when I know what I'm doing and attack them!!! :twisted: Don't shave the legs either, can't be stuffed.

But I do have matching red bar tape and tyres. But my socks are a bit short.......

My bike and body, any other rules I'm in trouble on?

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Re: "The Rules"

Postby brentono » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:22 pm

Rule #42 ... agree totally with the first part... Neither of which is a bike race.
exception to this is... Swim after a Fall. :shock:
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Re: "The Rules"

Postby liamb » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:24 pm

got bored of reading the rules and got out and rode my bike!!!!! (but am back now reading then again!) Maybe rule 1 needs to be revised to stop sitting on the net reading about riding and RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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