Author Topic: A lesson learned  (Read 1257 times)

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
A lesson learned
« on: February 26, 2019, 02:42:21 pm »

Had my first flat of the year today. I stopped at the side of the road to put a new tube in, having got the wheel off, and the old tube out, I lent the wheel against the fence, while I tried to work out what the cause of the flat was on the tube (failure by the valve). Fault found I pick up the wheel, and discover what kind of Fence I had lent the wheel against. Somewhat shocked by this discovery, I drop the wheel, which starts down the side of the dijk towards the water. Fortunately, it landed on dry land.

I suppose this was a lesson I needed to learn at some point... Ow.

J
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T42

  • Tea tank
Re: A lesson learned
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 03:08:43 pm »
At least you didn't have a quick slash before fixing it.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: A lesson learned
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 04:10:43 pm »
It's an issue which is current - hope you made it ohm to amp-sterdam ok.  :)
It is what it is. It's not what it's not, so it must be what it is.

Re: A lesson learned
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 04:16:19 pm »
I bet it made you volt over the wire which could cause a potential difference.

Re: A lesson learned
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 05:22:20 pm »
Was this a one off ride or a circuit?
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: A lesson learned
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 06:05:15 pm »
Bright spark.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: A lesson learned
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2019, 06:14:39 pm »
It is also a learning experience when you shoulder your bike and try to step over a similar fence before noticing the insulators...
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: A lesson learned
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2019, 06:19:12 pm »
At least you didn't break it, you could have found yourself on a charge.

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: A lesson learned
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2019, 06:35:31 pm »

Watt have I started? I see you've all charged in with suitable responses. I don't know how far we can go before the Coulomb-ative weight is too much. I am glad you are all enjoying my education, it siemens that some of you are enjoying it too much. Have you no idea how much these things hertz?

I shall try to resist continuing further, I know my capacitance for word play in situations like this are almost limitless...

J
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Beer, bikes, and backpacking
http://b.42q.eu/

mattc

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Re: A lesson learned
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2019, 06:44:19 pm »
Lacking in puns, I shall slip this in:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUL56vrK75I

Probably the canonical example.
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: A lesson learned
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 06:48:27 pm »
Lacking in puns, I shall slip this in:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUL56vrK75I

Probably the canonical example.

Shockingly, those guys don't appear to be on YACF.  Which is a shame, as they'd fit right in without any need for induction.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: A lesson learned
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2019, 06:54:12 pm »
Not those two maybe (video wont play for me) but I did post something along those lines previously - 4 old duffers and a fence. I was frankly shocked at their ineptitude.

“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

mattc

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Re: A lesson learned
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2019, 07:14:03 pm »
I have the canonical example of that pun, too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy1FiOk5FPY
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: A lesson learned
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2019, 07:51:46 pm »
Resistance is futile, a battery of puns will keep recharging with no terminal in sight.