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Preparation Fail
« on: June 16, 2010, 09:33:11 am »
   ;D
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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 09:36:08 am »
 :D

That took me a while...

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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 09:52:16 am »
That's going to really piss someone off in T1  :D
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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 09:55:07 am »
oops

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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 10:05:38 am »
 :facepalm:
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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010, 10:13:57 am »
Got to be a prank. I suppose it's a triathong transition zone, don't they clip their shoes in in advance any more and insert their feet on the move ?

clarion

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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2010, 10:18:53 am »
Actually might make more sense than you think, though I believe MrN's solution may be better.

If I'm putting my shoes on without sitting down, I will cross my leg over the other knee, so the right leg is on the left side to put the shoe on, and the left leg will be on the right to put that shoe on.
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andygates

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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2010, 10:20:04 am »
Not always.  I tried that last season and had Hilarious Results (the best: kicking a shoe clean over the road).  It's tricky, takes practice - but yes, the fast folk do that.  

Psst, Clarion... it's not the shoes.
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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2010, 10:22:55 am »
d'oh! :facepalm:

I wasn't sure what it was, but then Mr N mentioned shoes...

Oh heck, that's going to slow them down a bit, ain't it? ;D
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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2010, 10:24:58 am »
Oops ! I bet someone gets shouted at.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2010, 10:28:21 am »
Got to be a prank.

it's a genius idea for next ride with little brother, when he nips behind a hedge for a wee..

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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2010, 10:50:51 am »
that's evil  :demon:
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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2010, 12:55:51 pm »
Best bike-related prank I ever saw was take a crank off and replace it 90 deg out. The victim jumped on his bike, clipped in, then stumbled as he tried to clip in the other side. The genius bit is you can see the pedal is vaguely in the right place but your brain doesn't instantly process it as wrong - it's still on the correct side, it still rotates... Took him 4-5 minutes of staring at his bike to finally work out what we'd done.

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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2010, 01:17:05 pm »
That's a good one.  Another famous prank was to fill the seat tube with lead shot.
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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2010, 01:24:00 pm »
Fill the tubes (tyres, natch) with water.  It gives quite an odd ride!
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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2010, 01:27:02 pm »
Can someone please explain this to the resident slow learner?  Fanks.  :-[

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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2010, 01:27:40 pm »
Can someone please explain this to the resident slow learner?  Fanks.  :-[

Look at the chain, and then look at the cassette!

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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2010, 01:28:02 pm »
Got to be a prank.

Yes. It's hard to see how you could do that by accident.

d.

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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2010, 01:32:32 pm »
Can someone please explain this to the resident slow learner?  Fanks.  :-[

Look at the chain, and then look at the cassette!

*penny slowly floats to floor*

Ohhhhhh I see. 

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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2010, 01:32:57 pm »
Got to be a prank.

Yes. It's hard to see how you could do that by accident.

d.


Could have been prepared by one of Evans' or Hellfrauds' "specialist trained mechanics"...  ;)
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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2010, 01:35:39 pm »
Could have been prepared by one of Evans' or Hellfrauds' "specialist trained mechanics"...  ;)

Good point!  ;D

d.

clarion

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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2010, 01:36:07 pm »
;D Could have been.

But it's really mean to do that to someone in a race isn't it?  That's beyond having a laugh. :-\
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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2010, 01:52:41 pm »
I've never seen that sort of meanness at a triathlon - it's really friendly; the closest to snark are the focused introverts.  Much more likely is that someone transported their race bike inside their car, and got their non-racing cohort to put the wheels on.

(or they're just a runner or a swimmer and don't know one end of a bike from the other...)
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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2010, 11:02:17 pm »
I can't believe that nobody's said this yet......



"Chain's a bit slack"

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Re: Preparation Fail
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2010, 11:11:51 pm »
Much more likely is that someone transported their race bike inside their car, and got their non-racing cohort to put the wheels on.

but it's not just accidentally putting the wheel in the wrong way -- they'd have had to reverse the skewer while they were doing it as well..

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(or they're just a runner or a swimmer and don't know one end of a bike from the other...)

... unless the non-biking runner/swimmer already had the skewer the "wrong" way round, I guess.
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