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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby toolonglegs » Sun May 20, 2012 1:53 am

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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby cavebear2 » Sun May 20, 2012 2:22 am

Hmmmm....being seen to be cool is soooooo important in racing circles! :P
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby greyhoundtom » Sun May 20, 2012 5:20 am

There again you could always tuck it up a jersey sleeve girly style, and really look the part. :mrgreen:
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby hotfoot » Sun May 20, 2012 7:23 pm

Looking for a place to put your hanky..stick it...up your sleeve.
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby g-boaf » Mon May 21, 2012 10:21 am

Ross wrote:People riding no hands isn't terribly clever either IMO.

Or hipsters on fixies with no brakes.


Saw a hipster on a fixie a while back riding across the Anzac Bridge - no hands at all, arms folded - cool as you like. :shock: Going at a decent clip as well. :shock: :lol: Unbelievable!

+1 also on the old cars with smelly exhausts. But my pet hate is the old Hiace with the uniquely Toyota stinky exhaust, or the two-stroke scooter spluttering away with its smokey exhaust. :shock:

I think this goes as another example:
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby Parrott » Wed May 23, 2012 6:56 pm

foo on patrol wrote:And you are supposed to do what when racing, other than blow it into your hand and wipe it down you your knicks? :?

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I've got pretty good at the bush hanky using thumb and forefinger and catching it in my hand. If there is enough there I can sometimes hear the slap as it hits the road when I flick it down near my pedals.
Other than that wait til you are at the back of the paceline or on your knicks as you say. Nothing worse than a face full of someone elses snot.
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby foo on patrol » Sat May 26, 2012 8:05 am

You're not telling me anything new here Parrot, as I raced for 12yrs. :wink:

Maybe these days the aim isn't as good as it was back then. :lol:

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Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby toolonglegs » Sat May 26, 2012 8:27 am

In a group I just suck it up and spit it out... No way I am going to back of a 80 person "file indienne"... I just do it in my glove if i wear them.
What do you do in tt's?... Not that easy to lift a hand up when in aero mode... I have just been snotting down the front of myself... Everything goes in the wash anyway :-) .
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby Parrott » Sun May 27, 2012 12:24 pm

It is in the cold where my nose runs and the tt's were held in summer in Mildura. Usually a bit of spit, phlegm and lung matter drooling out the corners of my mouth by the end but haven't had a worry with snot. Awipe with the back of the hand is about the best I can manage.
I wish more people would snot in their hands in bunch rides there is quite often one who seems to insist on spraying it everywhere.
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby Ugg » Wed May 30, 2012 2:32 pm

I was overtaken yesterday by a pest poison spraying ute. Not actively spraying, but I could smell it for the next few hundred meters. Holding breath while riding could be viewed as an unhealthy practice.
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby Cadel » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:06 pm

When riding around Westerfolds Park I noticed quite a few energy gel wrappers on the MTB tracks.
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:25 pm

g-boaf wrote:But my pet hate is the old Hiace with the uniquely Toyota stinky exhaust


And the unique to Hiace "BLERRRRRR!!!" moan everytime they change gear. There's one that lives down the road from my place and i can always hear it coming, "vrrrrrmmm BLERRRRRR vrrrrrmmmm BLERRRRRR!!!!".

I've never been on a bunch ride yet where someone who needed to launch a snot rocket didn't swing WAY off to one side before doing so.
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:42 pm

Cadel wrote:When riding around Westerfolds Park I noticed quite a few energy gel wrappers on the MTB tracks.

Grrr! I hope karma gets these mongrels by making their saddle fall off mid air. :x
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby skcycle » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:34 pm

Over the weekend, a father and two kids, all on bikes, all with helmets, waiting to cross a buys side street in Zetland. all good, father spending time with kids, all getting healthy, etc, etc. Problem was, the side street was very busy, including some heavy trucks and they were waiting to cross through the middle of traffic. Nothing too wrong in that, problem was one of the kids was under 10, so, in an emergency no chance they could move fast enough to get out of the way. Too make it worse, they were only 15m from a set of lights.
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby ILMB » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:51 pm

foo on patrol wrote:
IR8naml wrote:I am over the macho cyclist who has to demonstrate the repulsive act of showing the person behind them how much crap they can blow from their nasal cavities, which if you’re lucky, when the wind is right the expulsion violently splatters onto the perusing cyclist face.

Seriously, you people need to learn some manners.


And you are supposed to do what when racing, other than blow it into your hand and wipe it down you your knicks? :?

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How about stopping, taking out a hanky/tissue and having a good blow. Only takes seconds.
I usually find the nasal gunk stops after one clean-out.
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby VRE » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:42 pm

ILoveMyBike wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:
IR8naml wrote:I am over the macho cyclist who has to demonstrate the repulsive act of showing the person behind them how much crap they can blow from their nasal cavities, which if you’re lucky, when the wind is right the expulsion violently splatters onto the perusing cyclist face.

Seriously, you people need to learn some manners.


And you are supposed to do what when racing, other than blow it into your hand and wipe it down you your knicks? :?

Foo


How about stopping, taking out a hanky/tissue and having a good blow. Only takes seconds.
I usually find the nasal gunk stops after one clean-out.

Lucky you. In colder weather, my nose needs flushing every 5 minutes or so, and it's just not practical to stop that often.
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby jet-ski » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:27 pm

I hate garbage trucks on a hot morning :/ or even bin day in summer. ICK
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Re: Unhealthy practices seen while riding

Postby warthog1 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:34 pm

ILoveMyBike wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:
IR8naml wrote:I am over the macho cyclist who has to demonstrate the repulsive act of showing the person behind them how much crap they can blow from their nasal cavities, which if you’re lucky, when the wind is right the expulsion violently splatters onto the perusing cyclist face.

Seriously, you people need to learn some manners.


And you are supposed to do what when racing, other than blow it into your hand and wipe it down you your knicks? :?

Foo


How about stopping, taking out a hanky/tissue and having a good blow. Only takes seconds.
I usually find the nasal gunk stops after one clean-out.


Good way to make the race harder for yourself :P
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