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Rule 9.

Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
edited March 2013 in Commuting chat
So we all go banging on about how hard we are. Some of us say how cold it is when we ride.

I've got 2 photos of my cycling mate to share that he took this Winter:

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Yep. They are icicles hanging off his beard and eyebrows.

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Shorts. Honestly. Shorts. I keep telling him.

By the way. This is the guy that hopped on my spare Tricross and did 106 miles on Sunday.
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 19,825
    Day 43

    Food stocks very low now and Aubrey has started to show signs of delirium and taken to wearing shorts. Not sure how much longer we can last...
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  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    That is not hard. That is stupid. IMHO.
    Hard is when you get caught out and endure. Stupid is knowing it will be bad and still going out unprepared.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    20130219_080856_zpsfff27041.jpg
    I've had her. :|
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,133 Lives Here
    That is just plain silly. I regularly see a bloke riding the opposite way to me in shorts and a t shirt, bald head and no hat whatever the weather. He's an idiot. I once asked him if he was cold as we met at one of the park gates. He answered with a voice several octaves higher than I expected. I can only assume his testicles fell off quite some time ago.
    Personally I prefer to dress appropriately and leave all the important bits intact.
  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    ^^Haters^^ (Except CIB - he rolls of Di2, which is gangsta)

    Me? Personally, I wouldn't do it but I understand that the OP is from the North of London and I'm told proving ones hardness with willing acts of endangerment is what they do for entertainment.... and to get burds.

    I'm sure MsManc will want to send your mate her phone number due to his apparent hardness.

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  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    edited March 2013
    Pfffffft, is he wearing a jacket? What a lightweight.


    Seriously, you have ask to the question why? I have certainly arrived at work looking icier than that a few times this winter, but ever since the invention of clothes a few millennia ago I have found I enjoy my rides much more if the ice forms on the outside of a few layers of fabric - not to mention things like glasses, which this guy was clearly not wearing.

    He must be as hard as nails, but is he a) stupid, b) just wanting to show off how hard he is or c) both?
  • Yours truly after my daily 20km commute. If memory serves it was roundabout -20 degrees Celsius. And yes, I was wearing tights.

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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,935
    OMFG what are those things on his feet?!?!?! :shock:

    You could have put a warning in the title
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    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
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  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,993
    itboffin wrote:
    OMFG what are those things on his feet?!?!?! :shock:

    You could have put a warning in the title


    :lol::lol::lol:
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  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Funny. I get abuse from my cycling mates for wearing shorts at inappropriate temperatures (my excuse is I went to public school but the reality is that I hate tights) but never below freezing.

    He's obviously not interested in getting burds because he has facial hair :wink:
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  • Yeah, unruly facial hair may be a hit among burds if you're Hugh Jackman but not so much if you're a chubby mamil.
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    I went to public school

    I knew it!

    LMAO - how? :wink: Actually my brother refers to it as a publihensive as it was pretty low-rent in the grand scheme of things: mostly kids of service personnel posted abroad and expat employees: Nicaragua, Yemen & post-revolution Iran.
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  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    I went to public school

    I knew it!
    Don't all English schoolboys?
    Silly stereotype I know but we all have them. :wink:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • I thought the rules where there to make fun of people who actually did that stuff?

    In this case, if this guy pulled up alongside me at the lights looking like that I'd be in awe. Anyone wearing less than me on a cold day gets my respect.
    Please pass on my congratulations. 8)
  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    is he a German tourist or something?? whats with the socks pulled up to his knees?

    pfft amateurs
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  • essex-commuteressex-commuter Posts: 2,188
    mudcow007 wrote:
    whats with the socks pulled up to his knees?

    To keep his legs warm.
  • MrSwearyMrSweary Posts: 1,699
    As a wearer of shorts year round I wholeheartedly support this enterprise and/or endeavour.

    Some numpty decided it would be helpful to call me an idiot for wearing shorts on the commute last year whilst stopped at some lights. What a f**king twunt. He was told to mind his own business in the bluntest fashion I could manage. I may also have suggested that he exchange his tiny shrivelled balls for something larger and more masculine. He was slow too.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,995 Lives Here
    I've called people crazy at lights for being in shorts at inappropriate temperatures. All good natured. Never a [email protected]
  • Phil_DPhil_D Posts: 467
    Where are these rules?
  • MrSwearyMrSweary Posts: 1,699
    I've called people crazy at lights for being in shorts at inappropriate temperatures. All good natured. Never a [email protected]

    I don't mind being called crazy if it is good natured - being called an idiot in an agressive manner is another matter.
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  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Phil_D wrote:
    Where are these rules?

    http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/
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  • kelsenkelsen Posts: 2,003
    daviesee wrote:
    That is not hard. That is stupid. IMHO.
    Hard is when you get caught out and endure. Stupid is knowing it will be bad and still going out unprepared.
    It's true. Like a recount I read about the SAS being laughed at by another platoon for using Avon Skin So Soft and rotating their socks during missions. Guess who didn't get malaria and trench foot?
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    MrSweary wrote:
    As a wearer of shorts year round I wholeheartedly support this enterprise and/or endeavour.

    Some numpty decided it would be helpful to call me an idiot for wearing shorts on the commute last year whilst stopped at some lights. What a f**king twunt. He was told to mind his own business in the bluntest fashion I could manage. I may also have suggested that he exchange his tiny shrivelled balls for something larger and more masculine. He was slow too.

    You should post on the "Living up to your user name" thread!
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  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    Rolf F wrote:
    MrSweary wrote:
    As a wearer of shorts year round I wholeheartedly support this enterprise and/or endeavour.

    Some numpty decided it would be helpful to call me an idiot for wearing shorts on the commute last year whilst stopped at some lights. What a f**king twunt. He was told to mind his own business in the bluntest fashion I could manage. I may also have suggested that he exchange his tiny shrivelled balls for something larger and more masculine. He was slow too.

    You should post on the "Living up to your user name" thread!
    He does sound tired of the numpties.
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  • chillingchilling Posts: 267
    ^^win
  • MrSwearyMrSweary Posts: 1,699
    dhope wrote:
    Rolf F wrote:
    MrSweary wrote:
    As a wearer of shorts year round I wholeheartedly support this enterprise and/or endeavour.

    Some numpty decided it would be helpful to call me an idiot for wearing shorts on the commute last year whilst stopped at some lights. What a f**king twunt. He was told to mind his own business in the bluntest fashion I could manage. I may also have suggested that he exchange his tiny shrivelled balls for something larger and more masculine. He was slow too.

    You should post on the "Living up to your user name" thread!
    He does sound tired of the numpties.
    Mrs Weary indeed

    Well, there are quite a lot of them... Also, already posted on the username thread to say what a waste of [email protected]*#ing time it is. :wink:
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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    For the record - my mate got caught out by how cold it was. He does cycle in less clothing than I would but he runs hot so needs less. That morning caught him completely by surprise but rather than back off he kept on until he got to work.
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    For the record - my mate got caught out by how cold it was. He does cycle in less clothing than I would but he runs hot so needs less. That morning caught him completely by surprise but rather than back off he kept on until he got to work.
    Going back to my original post, the above = hard.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • I went to public school
    <BR sab="1267"><BR sab="1268">I knew it!
    <BR sab="1269"><BR sab="1270">LMAO - how? :wink: Actually my brother refers to it as a publihensive as it was pretty low-rent in the grand scheme of things: mostly kids of service personnel posted abroad and expat employees: Nicaragua, Yemen & post-revolution Iran.

    Oh I don't know, spelling, grammar and punctuation I suppose, and the deploying of words like tosh. Also, you refused to stoop to name-calling, which is such a common feature of online debates on a certain piece of headgear that shall not be mentioned for fear of triggering yet another tirade.
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