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Saw a hipster on a fixie a while back riding across the Anzac Bridge - no hands at all, arms folded - cool as you like. Going at a decent clip as well. 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.
I think this goes as another example:
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No hands, no helmet either! The bike needs the helmet more than the rider. Captured by Google Street view - and a setup if ever there were one.
Giant TCR SL1
Specialized Langster Pro
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.
You're not telling me anything new here Parrot, as I raced for 12yrs.
Maybe these days the aim isn't as good as it was back then.
I don't suffer fools easily and so long as you have done your best,you should have no regrets.
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 .
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.
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.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
Grrr! I hope karma gets these mongrels by making their saddle fall off mid air.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
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.
Ridley Fenix Carbon
Dura Ace 7900 Groupset
Rotor Q 3D Aero crankset
Pro-Lite Bracciano wheelset
Selle SMP Evolution
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.
I hate garbage trucks on a hot morning :/ or even bin day in summer. ICK
Xtracycle, Surly Long Haul Trucker, Bike Friday New World Tourist, Giant TCR, 9:zero:7
Good way to make the race harder for yourself
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