Gobbing on rides. What’s your style?

Peddle Up!
Peddle Up! Posts: 2,040
edited April 2011 in Road beginners
How do you do it? :D
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  • Bobbinogs
    Bobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Slightly related...I think the art of snitting* is greatly underestimated, as opposed to snotting. I sit and admire the old gents as they do this without reverting to the pampered assistance of a balm enriched tissue or slice of absorbant pocketed kitchen roll. "Chappeau", old fellas.

    *the ability to clear one's nasal passage by deftly blowing through one's nostril/s to one side of the bike without leaving a trail across one's face or clothes; the more experienced practitioner can accomplish this with one or neither nostril manually closed.
  • navrig
    navrig Posts: 1,352
    I can manage and direct the gob but sometimes struggle with the nostril side clear. I am always worried that I hit someone behind me and mopre often as not I hit my shoulder !! :roll:
  • pauldavid
    pauldavid Posts: 392
    Definately option 1, I've even managed to spit into my own eye going into a headwind. :oops:

    Most probably shouldn't be admitting to this :shock: :lol:
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Where is the option for 'I don't gob - ever; it's disgusting!'? :wink:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • Paul32uk
    Paul32uk Posts: 80
    I still have to block a nostril for the nose clear though. The other weekend on the Meon Valley Riser I had a stinking cold and had to clear my nose frequently. Managed quite successfully to do this all day, I'd just give a quick warning to any fellow cyclists behind me first :lol:

    Some days though it all goes terribly wrong and you get a stringy one that flies up all over the glasses and into the helmet straps :oops: I dont care about it landing on the shoulder, my jerseys are soaked with sweat after a ride so a bit of snot I'm not fussed about. I just have to remember to have a quick check before I stop anywhere where there are people about.

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  • 2Phat4Rapha
    2Phat4Rapha Posts: 238
    I grew up in a family whith TB . Post-war it was a real problem in the UK as servicemen returned from all parts of the world. Any kind of spitting, gobbing or sneezing without covering was not just deprecated but treated with real fear. Google "TB and Spitting" to judge for yourself. They're two letters that we are beginning to hear again the UK.

    Yes, I suppose the risks are still low in the UK but according to the professori at wikipedia ...

    "When people suffering from active pulmonary TB cough, sneeze, speak, or spit, they expel infectious aerosol droplets 0.5 to 5 µm in diameter. A single sneeze can release up to 40,000 droplets. Each one of these droplets may transmit the disease, since the infectious dose of tuberculosis is very low and inhaling fewer than ten bacteria may cause an infection.

    One third of the world's population is thought to be infected with M. tuberculosis, and new infections occur at a rate of about one per second. Most infections in humans result in an asymptomatic, latent infection, and about one in ten latent infections eventually progresses to active disease, which, if left untreated, kills more than 50% of its victims."

    Can we have a poll option to not gob at all but to use a hankie.
    I may be a minority of one but that doesn't prevent me from being right.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,481
    I take a drink if I feel the need.
  • Buckled_Rims
    Buckled_Rims Posts: 1,648
    The fly gob is the worst. It's the mix of fly entering your mouth and the intake of air and dry throat.

    The next 10 minutes you try and produce enough sputum and saliva to eject the damn critter from your tonsils. :x
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  • jswba
    jswba Posts: 491
    Bobbinogs wrote:
    Slightly related...I think the art of snitting* is greatly underestimated, as opposed to snotting. I sit and admire the old gents as they do this without reverting to the pampered assistance of a balm enriched tissue or slice of absorbant pocketed kitchen roll. "Chappeau", old fellas.

    *the ability to clear one's nasal passage by deftly blowing through one's nostril/s to one side of the bike without leaving a trail across one's face or clothes; the more experienced practitioner can accomplish this with one or neither nostril manually closed.

    I'm a 100% snitter
  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,708
    I've never felt the need to. What's wrong with you all?
  • navrig
    navrig Posts: 1,352
    whyamihere wrote:
    I've never felt the need to. What's wrong with you all?

    You are obviously not cycling hard enough :wink:
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,513
    Hitting trees and lamposts at speed, takes skill and timing.

    ( With spit, not the bike!)
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  • Hals1967
    Hals1967 Posts: 231
    Never spit that fly out !

    Think of the extra carbs in there, might just be the difference between success and the dreaded bonk ! :D


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  • MattC59
    MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    I take a drink if I feel the need.
    +1, spitting is revolting. (unless a fly in te mouth is involved !)
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