Working legs. Photo: Tim Koln

Working legs. Photo: Tim Koln

Single Gun Theory

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Kids are assholes. Kids are also sensitive and vulnerable, and the two extremes are usually not found together in the one vessel. When you’re a kid, or more specifically a young teenager, being skinny (or conversely, overweight) can be somewhat testing for a developing brain. Processing jibes and deflecting taunts from meatheads and low-rent bullies brandishing such cerebral gems as ‘stick legs’ and ‘bones’ becomes a daily exercise in futility, eventually recognised for being exactly that once maturity takes hold (and school days disappear in the rear-view mirror), thereby flushing (some of) the human detritus from your life. Heck, I wasn’t even a Cyclist during my high school years (but I rode the shit out of bikes every day), which possibly saved me from more targeted and specific lines of insults which the only ‘real’ Cyclist at the school, Alan Masson, would regularly encounter. Even I thought he was a bit of a freak, his tall, lean frame and shaved pins standing out like dog’s balls among the squat, hairy, scarred stumps of the footy crowd as they hunted in packs for their seemingly weaker victims. Little did they really know the skinny freaks would have the last laugh.

Even after joining the strange sub-culture on two wheels, acceptance didn’t come easily. Not from anyone else, but from myself. I was among fellow skinny-legged freaks, a collective of popping veins and nobbly knees, yet pulling on a thin layer of black and pink Lycra (the choices were limited and largely fluoro in the early 90s) still didn’t seem like the best way to fade into the background or go about my business quietly. Luckily, as I was exclusively a mountain biker then, the advent of baggy shorts saved the day not just for me, but every dirt rider who wasn’t an XC racer. The pins were becoming more toned by now, and shaving came onto my radar when I bought my first proper road bike shortly after. That’s when I noticed what I thought made me even more of a freak; my left leg seemed to be bigger than the right. At least, more toned.

One-legged pedalling drills followed, in an attempt to even things up. Calf raises, leg extensions, squats, whatever I did would only serve to keep things uneven, while still barely increasing musculature in both legs. I decided to check out other Cyclists for the same affliction. (Now, to be clear, this is not a massive discrepancy that has small children crying and running away.) I was heartened to find that Single Gun Theory wasn’t just a great Australian 90s electronic/trip hop outfit, but a common occurrence in a good number of Cyclists. Similar to some tennis players having a more developed racquet arm, and golfers an over-developed belief that what they do is ‘sport’, most of us will favour one side of our body for undertaking most common tasks, sometimes alternating different sides for varied exercises. My right arm is stronger and bigger than my left, yet the left gun is the boss downstairs. And I can’t explain it.

It could be any number of physical things that causes SGT, but I’m not too worried, as long as both guns fire, whether one’s an AK47 and the other a starter pistol, it matters not. If the worst that can happen is singing Zappa songs when I’m riding, I’ll take it.

“One of my legs is shorter than the other
‘N’ both my feet’s too long
‘Course now right along with ’em
I got no natural rhythm.”

 

// Rantings from the V-Bunker

  1. @brett

    @chuckp

    Nice, same timeline as me. Golden years. Those wooden racquets are like vintage steel bikes, they look so cool. I must’ve broken half a dozen at least though, they tend not to bounce very well. And aluminium ones would bend, my Prince Pros (yep, we’d have two racquets because that was Pro) were more square than round and one had a corner on the top of the frame from bashing it onto the ground.

    My last racquets were the Spalding GC-20, one of the first graphite/carbon frames. It was a whole new world of lateral stiffness and vertical compliance. They might still be at my parents’ place, and pretty sure at least one has a cracked frame.

    I went through all sorts of racquets when I played. Can’t even remember them all. I remember my Head Comp composite (the one Arthur Ashe played with) and my Yonex 8600 aluminum (Tony Roche). Yamaha YFG30 fiberglass. The last wood racquet I played was the Snauwaert Vitas Gerulaitis.

    I had three racquets and a huge bag filled with all my gear. My Dunlop 200G was the last racquet I played with as a competitive/tournament tennis player. But when I decided I just wanted to bang balls around on a court in mid-life, I got a Head Flexpoint racquet (which is now old by modern racquet technology standards) because I knew I would need all the help I could get. Simply amazing how racquet technology has advanced over the years (decades).

  2. @Ron

    The only bad thing is that at some point in the near future that punk is going to say something like that to someone who doesn’t take kindly to teenagers acting tough. And really get worked over.

    Is that really a bad thing? It’s quite simply a loss of respect which has risen through bad parenting and an overrun of political correctness. Plain and simple. EG: how many parents serve food to the kids first at parties (any time actually) because it “get’s them out of the way”? What does that teach them? Only one thing and that is kids come before adults. At the cycle club xmas party they did this (I held mine back) and by the time the first adults were coming to the head of queue kids were pushing in for seconds. No one said anything to them, and one lady even helped one find food!! I ended up standing at the buffet telling any kids coming up “you’ve eaten, some adults have not. You can wait”. They all did without argument but I was waiting for a parent to take me to task over it.

    Ask a teacher how many times had they disciplined a kid, who then went home and lied to mummy about it. Next day mummy comes to school with the kid and abuses the teacher for holding johnny to a standard. What does that teach the kid??

    When I was at school, if I disrespected a teacher I would get a flogging. Now, if you disrespect a teacher you get nothing. Even if the teacher wanted to do something – the school typically doesn’t back them up in my experience.

    How many times have you slagged off at police in front of your kids? Do you now expect your kids to respect the police? How about politicians?

    Anyway – I’d better get off my soap box…

  3. Folks, just to be clear on golf, I love the game. Its a great sport. No doubt. 30 lbs ago I was single digit hc and winning local tourneys. Its a whole different ball game from cycling for sure. There is no suffering involved. Make no mistake about that. But there is a dedication necessary to achieve success. And from that perspective it is a sport I suppose. I really dig the opportunity to play at super cool courses no different than I wanna ride my bike on great roads. I have far more luck finding business opportunities available playing golf than I do riding bikes that’s for sure. BTW: so USAC is wanting to focus on “doping” in amateur and masters cycling with their 2016 initiative and license surcharge for testing? Guaranteed it’s nothing compared to similar circumstances in golf. Oh, and more to the point, I have one foot bigger than the other, does that count? cheers all

  4. @wilburrox

    Folks, just to be clear on golf, I love the game. Its a great sport. No doubt. 30 lbs ago I was single digit hc and winning local tourneys. Its a whole different ball game from cycling for sure. There is no suffering involved. Make no mistake about that. But there is a dedication necessary to achieve success. And from that perspective it is a sport I suppose. I really dig the opportunity to play at super cool courses no different than I wanna ride my bike on great roads. I have far more luck finding business opportunities available playing golf than I do riding bikes that’s for sure. BTW: so USAC is wanting to focus on “doping” in amateur and masters cycling with their 2016 initiative and license surcharge for testing? Guaranteed it’s nothing compared to similar circumstances in golf. Oh, and more to the point, I have one foot bigger than the other, does that count? cheers all

    >>> no suffering involved <<< except when Tiger won 08 US Open at Torrey Pines with a broken leg. No, no chance anyone rubbed any special cream or whatev on his leg at that time ??? Still, it was an incredible performance. There was a time also when Ken Venturi won a US Open back in ’64 that is considered an ex of considerable suffering. I’m not gonna suggest it amounts to what competitors deal with in a grand tour. But it’s a big deal amongst golfers.

  5. @Brendan O’Donoghue

    Agree about asymmetry. Slight imperfections seem to help my brain assess the overall form (see Cindy Crawford’s mole).

    And Brett, that first paragraph is so .. sharp. I hope it took you a month to write, because it’s so beautifully written.

  6. @Ron

    The only bad thing is that at some point in the near future that punk is going to say something like that to someone who doesn’t take kindly to teenagers acting tough. And really get worked over.

    Or worse, perhaps the punk will develop mental capacity to regret their statements. Regret is more painful than a beating.

  7. @tedder

    @Brendan O’Donoghue

    Agree about asymmetry. Slight imperfections seem to help my brain assess the overall form (see Cindy Crawford’s mole).

    And Brett, that first paragraph is so .. sharp. I hope it took you a month to write, because it’s so beautifully written.

    Ha! If only I had a month to write an article! I’m afraid most of my stuff is written in a last-minute freakout and usually without any tangible direction. I’m always amazed when someone likes it…

  8. @Puffy

    No, you’d better keep them coming, I hear ya!

  9. When I saw that picture of the 3 pairs of mortars standing next to each other, I was thinking that pic must have been taken from weightlifters. However, I checked their names and found a French article about that very picture, which features the epic sentence: Le keirin, sprint en peloton de six coureurs, est une affaire de “grosses cuisses” or “The keirin, sprint squad of six riders, is a matter of big thighs”. Now all we need to do is ask Google Translate to convert the French word “cuisses” into “guns” as from now on.

  10. @KogaLover

    they’re not cyclists, they’re bodybuilders who occasionally ride a bike

  11. @KogaLover

    @KogaLover

    they’re not cyclists, they’re bodybuilders who occasionally ride a bike

    I think Sir Chris Hoy might disagree with you on that point.

  12. @wilburrox

    There is no suffering involved.

    No suffering involved?!?!?!?!? You’ve ripped a drive down the middle. 150 yards left to the pin. You pick up a 7 iron, your trusty 7 iron. You visualise the shot you’re about to play, no wind. And shank it, a grub shot, 30 yards right into rough.

    No suffering?!?!?

  13. @davidlhill

    @wilburrox

    There is no suffering involved.

    No suffering involved?!?!?!?!? You’ve ripped a drive down the middle. 150 yards left to the pin. You pick up a 7 iron, your trusty 7 iron. You visualise the shot you’re about to play, no wind. And shank it, a grub shot, 30 yards right into rough.

    No suffering?!?!?

    That’s not suffering. That’s just incompetence.

  14. @brett

    @tedder

    And Brett, that first paragraph is so .. sharp. I hope it took you a month to write, because it’s so beautifully written.

    Ha! If only I had a month to write an article! I’m afraid most of my stuff is written in a last-minute freakout and usually without any tangible direction. I’m always amazed when someone likes it…

    You shouldn’t be amazed, you consistently write great pieces here and for Spoke. You’re a Writer.

  15. @KogaLover

    Are you serious?

  16. @Oli

    @KogaLover

    Are you serious?

    Is this site ever? Spoiler: Rule #43

  17. @davidlhill

    @wilburrox

    There is no suffering involved.

    No suffering involved?!?!?!?!? You’ve ripped a drive down the middle. 150 yards left to the pin. You pick up a 7 iron, your trusty 7 iron. You visualise the shot you’re about to play, no wind. And shank it, a grub shot, 30 yards right into rough.

    No suffering?!?!?

    It’s at that stage that my trusty seven iron wings its way over the shrubbery of the next hole whilst I unashamedly yell expletives at the sky !

  18. @KogaLover

    :blush:

  19. @Barracuda

    @davidlhill

    @wilburrox

    There is no suffering involved.

    No suffering involved?!?!?!?!? You’ve ripped a drive down the middle. 150 yards left to the pin. You pick up a 7 iron, your trusty 7 iron. You visualise the shot you’re about to play, no wind. And shank it, a grub shot, 30 yards right into rough.

    No suffering?!?!?

    It’s at that stage that my trusty seven iron wings its way over the shrubbery of the next hole whilst I unashamedly yell expletives at the sky !

    Folk who are good at golf miss out on the observing the natural history of the local flora and fauna surrounding a golf course. Also what is the point in a game where you strive to get better so that you play less of it?

  20. @RobSandy

    @davidlhill

    @wilburrox

    There is no suffering involved.

    No suffering involved?!?!?!?!? You’ve ripped a drive down the middle. 150 yards left to the pin. You pick up a 7 iron, your trusty 7 iron. You visualise the shot you’re about to play, no wind. And shank it, a grub shot, 30 yards right into rough.

    No suffering?!?!?

    That’s not suffering. That’s just incompetence.

    Of course it is! The suffering comes from believing you’ve set yourself up correctly, holding the club as you did the previous shot, you repeat what you think is the exact same swing and yet the result as far from the same.

    No suffering indeed……..

  21. @Teocalli

    @Barracuda

    @davidlhill

    @wilburrox

    There is no suffering involved.

    No suffering involved?!?!?!?!? You’ve ripped a drive down the middle. 150 yards left to the pin. You pick up a 7 iron, your trusty 7 iron. You visualise the shot you’re about to play, no wind. And shank it, a grub shot, 30 yards right into rough.

    No suffering?!?!?

    It’s at that stage that my trusty seven iron wings its way over the shrubbery of the next hole whilst I unashamedly yell expletives at the sky !

    Folk who are good at golf miss out on the observing the natural history of the local flora and fauna surrounding a golf course. Also what is the point in a game where you strive to get better so that you play less of it?

    That is so, so true. I usually get home with *more* golf balls than I started with due to my, um, less than straight trajectories which allows for much examining of the flora.

  22. @davidlhill

    @RobSandy

    @davidlhill

    @wilburrox

    There is no suffering involved.

    No suffering involved?!?!?!?!? You’ve ripped a drive down the middle. 150 yards left to the pin. You pick up a 7 iron, your trusty 7 iron. You visualise the shot you’re about to play, no wind. And shank it, a grub shot, 30 yards right into rough.

    No suffering?!?!?

    That’s not suffering. That’s just incompetence.

    Of course it is! The suffering comes from believing you’ve set yourself up correctly, holding the club as you did the previous shot, you repeat what you think is the exact same swing and yet the result as far from the same.

    No suffering indeed……..

    Mental suffering yes. Physical suffering. No.

    I’m just being argumentative, don’t mind me.

  23. @RobSandy

    Don’t worry, I knew exactly what you meant.

    I don’t play much golf these days, but without a doubt it caused me more mental suffering than any other sport I’ve played.

  24. @Teocalli

    Folk who are good at golf miss out on the observing the natural history of the local flora and fauna surrounding a golf course.

    There’s a good chunk of those we admire and aspire to be or emulate, who also miss out on the observing of the natural history of the local flora and fauna surrounding a race course.

    Keep Calm and look at stem

  25. @Oli

    @KogaLover

    :blush:

    That’s awfully close to an emoticon…

  26. @Owen

    @Barracuda

    @DeKerr

    …and golfers an over-developed belief that what they do is ‘sport’

    This is keeping a smile on my face for the rest of the day.

    Me also, and they use miniature clown cars to get from one place to another, on grass no less.

    Point of order, while golf is not really physical exercise (I can drink beer while playing and not get kicked out), it does fit at least my definition of sport: objective scoring and governed by clear rules. Some subjectivity is always allowed for things like “did the ball hit the cart path” or “is my club at the bottom of the lake after I threw it” but it’s generally objective.

    By the same logic, something like figure skating is not sport. It is definitely athletic, and takes a lot of skill, but the whole decision of who wins and loses is entirely subjective.

    Also by the same logic, it’s why I don’t like time bonuses in stage races. Just finish with the lowest time and don’t fuck around with tactically losing.

    Following your logic we would have to say that Cyclocross is not a sport if there are beer handups, yet Chess is. (Interestingly enough it is in the sports pages here in Spain.) Maybe Tim Krabbe can give us a ruling on the second one.

  27. @davidlhill

    @RobSandy

    Don’t worry, I knew exactly what you meant.

    I don’t play much golf these days, but without a doubt it caused me more mental suffering than any other sport I’ve played.

    I’d put cricket in that category, but only because of the realisation that loving a game does not have any effect on how much you totally suck at playing it.

  28. @Skip

    @Owen

    @Barracuda

    @DeKerr

    …and golfers an over-developed belief that what they do is ‘sport’

    This is keeping a smile on my face for the rest of the day.

    Me also, and they use miniature clown cars to get from one place to another, on grass no less.

    Point of order, while golf is not really physical exercise (I can drink beer while playing and not get kicked out), it does fit at least my definition of sport: objective scoring and governed by clear rules. Some subjectivity is always allowed for things like “did the ball hit the cart path” or “is my club at the bottom of the lake after I threw it” but it’s generally objective.

    By the same logic, something like figure skating is not sport. It is definitely athletic, and takes a lot of skill, but the whole decision of who wins and loses is entirely subjective.

    Also by the same logic, it’s why I don’t like time bonuses in stage races. Just finish with the lowest time and don’t fuck around with tactically losing.

    Following your logic we would have to say that Cyclocross is not a sport if there are beer handups, yet Chess is. (Interestingly enough it is in the sports pages here in Spain.) Maybe Tim Krabbe can give us a ruling on the second one.

    Huh? Are handups part of a subjective scoring metric? To win a cross race, finish first without (getting caught) breaking any rules. Don’t take a handup in front of a course official and you’ll be fine. Getting thrown out for head butting in the sprint doesn’t mean things are subjective, just that your last name is probably Cavendish.

    Chess would be an interesting case. It probably falls under the same category as golf. Remember that, using this definition, “sport” doesn’t have to be “athletic,” and “athletic” doesn’t mean “sport.” Competitive ribbon twirling isn’t a sport, yet it has its own Olympic event.

  29. @Owen

    ” Competitive ribbon twirling isn’t a sport, yet it has its own Olympic event.

    Genius.

    I’m just glad I introduced a rule ages ago that says – “no drinking when perusing velominati.com. Can cause serious keyboard damage”.

  30. @Oli

    Thank you my friend! A writer who spends more time editing and posting press releases (for Spoke) than actually writing unfortunately… one who has a shitload of things to write and fuck all time before going to print!

    My friend Nathan said to me yesterday after I’d missed another ride because I was working, “for the editor of a mountain bike magazine, you don’t ride your mountain bike much!” No shit, I’d advise anyone who thinks a job in the bike media means riding all the time, it doesn’t. Just talking about riding, mainly. Wouldn’t swap it for the world.

  31. wiscot & Puffy – I’m repeatedly shocked at the behavior of these punks who encroach on the field. First of all, we do have a reservation via the university. Secondly, we are allowed on it with our faculty members, who are allowed to bring guests. These kids have no legitimate claim to even use the field. And, they consistently leave garbage, water bottles, gum, band-aids, etc. on the field. And no joke, some of them will sit on the field as we’re playing and put their boots on. While we’re not pros, we’re clearly having a competitive game, with even sides, cones, goals, etc. Just as a sportsmen, I can never, ever imagine being such a dick and infringing on another game. I mean…if you like sports, how could you ever hamper the fun others are having at it?

    And no, I actually wouldn’t mind being present when this kid gets decked in the face. One solid beating as a teen has the potential to save him from being an asshole for life.

    As for kids and parents and teachers. It is awful. I taught kids in various capacities and levels for a number of years. I now no longer teach, though I thought it would be my career. I don’t really miss it, which is sad. I enjoy teaching, but now you’re more a cop than an instructor. Two quick stories to illustrate:

    – I was running after school at a small private school. Some were 8-10 years, some were 10-12. Raining, so we decide to stay in an watch a movie. 8-10 year olds choose a movie, a few 10-12 come in. The ringleader was only 12 but I say in all honesty, already a total asshole. She puts on some movie far too “adult” for the 8-10s, but I know she is trouble, so I let it go. Then the movie gets way too adult for the younger ones. The ringleader had already lost interest and upped to leave. I told her thanks for putting on a stupid movie. “What, did you just call me stupid?!!! They all heard it!” They heard me call the movie stupid. She told the headmaster, headmaster asked ME to write a letter explaining what I had done, clearly didn’t take my word for it. I rarely got calls to work there after that.

    Icing on the cake – I heard a year later that the students and their parents were running things to such a degree that a big crisis happened and half the teachers were fired/left. All because they let a pack of 12 year old girls run things. Insane! The student I had the run-in with was at the forefront of the entire fiasco.

    – Working as a teaching assistant at a major university. Professor asked us to keep an eye on class during 150 student lectures. Student comes in 1/2 through a lecture, sits right next to me, then proceeds to text and IM away. I calmly ask her to pay attention. Her reply: “Who the fuck are you? You can’t tell me what to do!” She then put her middle finger in my face, inches from my nose. After class I asked her if she cared to speak with the professor. “Fuck you, get a fuck life, you loser.” She walked out, I told the professor and she tried to kick her out of the class. But, her parents threatened to sue the dept. and me, chair relented, forced me to accept her “apology” like 8 weeks after it all went down. I told him I didn’t want to, but I feared losing my funding as a grad student. That one situation illustrated to me how kids now run schools and parents enable them to be fucking assholes. I mean…I was a fully-funded teaching assistant being decently paid, and employed, by the STATE. Taxpayer money…so I can get told to fuck myself by a 19 year old student!

    One awesome part: my mother happened to work at the university and had access to files. She looked up the student. She’d spent two YEARS at another uni…and transferred in with ZERO credits. Two years and never completed a single course. My god.

    Anyway, I’m in my mid-30s and can’t believe what teaching has become since I began, in my 20s. I also really, really cannot believe how many young folks have absolutely zero respect for others, or adults. It’s almost just plain bizarre. But, you look at some “parents” and realize why.

    I have said that the biggest disappointment of growing up is that some people just grow older, but never grow up. (I’m a kid at heart, and I think that is great – who isn’t when we ride bikes all day! – but damn, the moms who dress like a teenager with things written on their asses? The dads obsessed with white teeth, tans and biceps. So odd.)

  32. Argh, sorry about the shocking length of that. Back to cycling. Yes, strong work, Brett! Sadly, teenage bullies seem to be universal.

  33. @Ron

  34. @Ron

    Oops don’t know what happened there.

    Anyway I’m right with you on all that (but way older). Though your end bit did crack me up re…”obsessed with white teeth, tans and biceps” in a thread that started with a study on Guns and also with respect to Rule #7.

  35. @Oli

    PS You’re no slouch with the pen either… we need to see you back in the pages, and you’re well overdue for a Guest Article here.

  36. @RobSandy

    @davidlhill

    @wilburrox

    There is no suffering involved.

    No suffering involved?!?!?!?!? You’ve ripped a drive down the middle. 150 yards left to the pin. You pick up a 7 iron, your trusty 7 iron. You visualise the shot you’re about to play, no wind. And shank it, a grub shot, 30 yards right into rough.

    No suffering?!?!?

    That’s not suffering. That’s just incompetence.

    “No amount of suffering can compensate for your stupidness.” – Paul Köchli, La Vie Claire

  37. @brett

    Haha, all I’m good for these days is pointless pedantry and starting arguments over nothing! But thanks, bro.

  38. @Owen

    Getting thrown out for head butting in the sprint doesn’t mean things are subjective, just that your last name is probably Cavendish.

    McEwan??

  39. @Puffy

    @Owen

    Getting thrown out for head butting in the sprint doesn’t mean things are subjective, just that your last name is probably Cavendish.

    McEwan??

    Or O’Grady!

  40. @frank

    @Puffy

    @Owen

    Getting thrown out for head butting in the sprint doesn’t mean things are subjective, just that your last name is probably Cavendish.

    McEwan??

    Or O’Grady!

    Get to ride with Mr O’Grady early next month for a fundraiser down here. Should be an interesting ride.

  41. @Barracuda

    Get to ride with Mr O’Grady early next month for a fundraiser down here. Should be an interesting ride.

    I would have done that ride had I not lived so far away. Last I heard the uptake wasn’t as good as he/they had hoped. I think he’s still living down the “you’re a cheating lying bastard” tag. He just about got boo-ed off the The Bike Lane episode he was in. Some say immersing yourself in charity work is a good way to realign the public’s view of you from cheating bad guy, to charity helping good guy.

  42. @Puffy

    @Barracuda

    Get to ride with Mr O’Grady early next month for a fundraiser down here. Should be an interesting ride.

    I would have done that ride had I not lived so far away. Last I heard the uptake wasn’t as good as he/they had hoped. I think he’s still living down the “you’re a cheating lying bastard” tag. He just about got boo-ed off the The Bike Lane episode he was in. Some say immersing yourself in charity work is a good way to realign the public’s view of you from cheating bad guy, to charity helping good guy.

    Im assuming he has more than one ride on. This particular ride is at Victor Harbor/Goolwa with Pat Jonker

  43. @Barracuda

    @frank

    Get to ride with Mr O’Grady early next month for a fundraiser down here. Should be an interesting ride.

    Oh, can you pass on a message to him please? You can fill out the body of it, but it needs to contain the words ‘lying’ and ‘cunt’. Maybe ask him if he thinks you’re stupid…

  44. Got to do some new hamstring exercises! BTW, this guy is a Aussie Rules player!

  45. @brett Will be an interesting ride.

  46. @sthilzy

    Got to do some new hamstring exercises! BTW, this guy is a Aussie Rules player!

    And he doesn’t play for Essendon either

  47. @emerson

    “No amount of suffering can compensate for your stupidness.” – Paul Köchli, La Vie Claire

    Love it.

  48. @emerson

    @RobSandy

    @davidlhill

    @wilburrox

    There is no suffering involved.

    No suffering involved?!?!?!?!? You’ve ripped a drive down the middle. 150 yards left to the pin. You pick up a 7 iron, your trusty 7 iron. You visualise the shot you’re about to play, no wind. And shank it, a grub shot, 30 yards right into rough.

    No suffering?!?!?

    That’s not suffering. That’s just incompetence.

    “No amount of suffering can compensate for your stupidness.” – Paul Köchli, La Vie Claire

    yet again a comment that proves beyond doubt this forum is without peers in the cyber world.

    Superb.

  49. @Barracuda

    @sthilzy

    Got to do some new hamstring exercises! BTW, this guy is a Aussie Rules player!

    And he doesn’t play for Essendon either

    Interesting, after Ron’s rant about entitled little pricks, and Bretto’s quip about O’Grady, that Essendon and AFL players should pop up…

  50. @minion

    @Barracuda

    @sthilzy

    Got to do some new hamstring exercises! BTW, this guy is a Aussie Rules player!

    And he doesn’t play for Essendon either

    Interesting, after Ron’s rant about entitled little pricks, and Bretto’s quip about O’Grady, that Essendon and AFL players should pop up…

    Yeah, sorry, hard to resist

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