Sur la Plaque: Rule #9

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As many of you know, there’s been a lot of synergy between BIGRINGRIDING and Velominati for several years now. Though BRR and Velominati have very different flavors, we work on a similar principle: foster passion for the sport through a mix of knowledge, history, and humor tempered with a healthy dose of irreverence, all while obviously making things up as we go along.

It seems only natural, then, that we should work together and thus it is with great delight that I present our monthly feature with the Big Ring taking his capitalized view on a Rule of his choice. No better Rule to start with than my personal favorite, Rule #9. And remember, it’s more than just a chainring, it’s a state of mind.

Yours in Cycling,

Frank

LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR. IF YOU DON’T SEE ICE, YOU’RE NOT AS BADASS AS GREG. PERIOD.

 

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110 Replies to “Sur la Plaque: Rule #9”

  1. Personally, I have got more problems with hot than with cold weather. I can cycle at subzero temperatures as long as my toes stay warm, which I achieve by wearing several pairs of socks and two pairs of overshoes.

  2. Another classic from BRR:

    OK LADS, I READ THE NEWS AND THE MAIN STORY IS YOU’RE ALL FUCKING SLOW AND I’M THE BOSS

    To which some other wag added

    look at the dude on the right just giving up and riding into the woods to cry

  3. @Sauterelle You really can’t imagine how the Schlecks would have coped riding in the Badger’s peloton. Then again I’m not sure the badger would have been able to cope with the Schleck’s current levels of anti V.

  4. @Chris

    Another classic from BRR:

    OK LADS, I READ THE NEWS AND THE MAIN STORY IS YOU’RE ALL FUCKING SLOW AND I’M THE BOSS

    To which some other wag added

    look at the dude on the right just giving up and riding into the woods to cry

    That’s a fantastic pic! When the Badger makes a joke, damn straight you’d better laugh.Also, I doubt anyone needed to read such statements of fact in the paper!Don’t laugh? Get your legs ripped off.

    So many classic jerseys in there too: Renault, La Vie Claire, Skil, Panasonic.

    Can’t tell what team the rider on the grass is from, but he’s not going into the woods to cry. Likely something else bears do in woods.

  5. Off the coolness spectrum entirely. Who’s the La Vie Claire rider to his right? (The one who obviously learned the lesson about laughing at Badger jokes.)

  6. Introduced the 10 year old to Rule #9 last night. On a twelve mile out and back, we turned around to head home and saw nothing but black with flashes of white. Midwestern pop-up thunderstorm. The wind picked up blowing in our faces, carrying with it dirt, rock, and sand to test our eyelid flutter reaction. Then came the drenching rain, with sleet/hail. She did well. I was terrified, not so much of electrocuting the first born, but of what punishment the woman would have for taking her daughter out in this.

  7. @jeyrod

    Introduced the 10 year old to Rule #9 last night. On a twelve mile out and back, we turned around to head home and saw nothing but black with flashes of white. Midwestern pop-up thunderstorm. The wind picked up blowing in our faces, carrying with it dirt, rock, and sand to test our eyelid flutter reaction. Then came the drenching rain, with sleet/hail. She did well. I was terrified, not so much of electrocuting the first born, but of what punishment the woman would have for taking her daughter out in this.

    Good for you. You know the memory of that ride will stick with her forever. And, I’m assuming the nasty conditions didn’t exist when you started, so you’re off the hook there.

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