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Guilty! On 4 counts
Last Post 03/22/2014 11:56 PM by Mike Shea. 33 Replies.
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79pmooney

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03/13/2014 05:50 PM
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    http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

    Rule #35  No visors on the road.  Road helmets can be worn on mountain bikes, but never the other way around. If you want shade, see Rule #22.

    Rule #36  Eyewear shall be cycling specific.  No Aviator shades, blueblockers, or clip-on covers for eye glasses.

    Rule #37  The arms of the eyewear shall always be placed over the helmet straps.  No exceptions. This is for various reasons that may or may not matter; it’s just the way it is.

    Rule #66  No  mirrors.   Mirrors are allowed on your (aptly named) Surly Big Dummy or your Surly Long Haul Trucker. Not on your road steed. Not on your Mountain bike. Not on your helmet. If someone familiar with The Rules has sold you such an abomination, return the mirror and demand a refund, plus interest and damages. <!--[if gte mso 10]>
    I don't wear glasses to be seen,  I wear them to see.  They are the most important item I put on each morning.  (Yes, more than any piece of clothing.)  The prescriptions I need mean that my eyewear is expensive.  And since I always need to wear them, ones with real versatility mean I don't always have to carry extra pairs (and risk misplacing those $300 extra pairs.)  And my glasses are on before I put my helmet on and still on when I take it off.  I never take my glasses off to climb.  (And you wouldn't want me to.)  No way am going to put my temples over the straps, ready to flip those glasses of when my helmet gets bumped or I crash or I simply forget when I take my helmet off.  (I expect my glasses to still be on my face after a hard crash.  And they nearly always are.)

    Helmet visors mean no light reflecting inside my glasses.  I see better with the eyewear I am going to use.

    Mirrors - the day is going to come when a top sprinter realizes that a mirror gives him a real advantage at the end of a race.  He can watch his competition keeping his head forward.  It's perfectly legal (and if someone does this and UCI decides to ban it as looking non-professional, they may see a huge outcry about banning an item that would save lives of fans who will now imitate their heroes).  They have already instituted a safety measure that looks far goofier: helmets.

    And those Rule #35 Visors are the perfect place to mount those mirrors.

    Finally, when is the cycling world going to wake up to the fact that the de rigor cycling shades look really dorky.  That wearing the temple outside looks even dorkier.  We all know the rider who looked cool in eyewear.  If that eyewear had tinted lenses, he would still have looked cool.  Laurent Fignon.  Need I say more?

    Actually saying more would be pointless, just like saying the emperor is wearing no clothes.

    Ben
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bobswire

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03/13/2014 11:53 PM
Ben, some rules are designed to be broken except by lemmings. I'm with U but then again I'm not much of a style maven.
79pmooney

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03/14/2014 12:23 AM
Thanks Bob. I am probably going to need all the support I can get!

Ben
zootracer

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03/14/2014 01:23 AM
Screw the rules
Pin0Q0

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03/14/2014 05:46 AM
Right on for rules 5,6,29 and definitely it's an absolute necessity to follow 43.The rest are made to be broken.
Yo Mike

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03/14/2014 10:01 AM
I have never followed #37, or #24, for that matter.
huckleberry

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03/14/2014 11:13 AM
Makes no sense having the glasses outside the straps...

Inside.
ChinookPass

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03/14/2014 11:43 AM
the local dude who used to do a shirtless-with-arm-warmers ride to "even out his tan" was probably in violation of #82.
79pmooney

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03/14/2014 12:58 PM
I've been breaking Rule #30 for 40 years. No frame pumps. Goes further to say that Zephals are never to be carried. Guess it is saying that I should never stop to assist a rider who is struggling with his mini pump or who has used his last cartridge. That would be rubbing my infractions in his face and certainly not welcome.

Ben
Orange Crush

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03/14/2014 03:29 PM
I am guilty of flauting the stupid helmet law they have here in BC.

To be sure I wear it 90% of time time. But just brought the bike in to shoppe for repairs while on vacation and I'll be damned if I haul that bulky lid back on the 5km hike home, half of which is uphill.

Now rules against sleeveless shirts, visors and mirrors, those I can dig. Hehehe.

(off to La Florida in 24hrs)
huckleberry

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03/14/2014 03:52 PM
Not all of us have heads of hair like yours to worry about, OC ; )
Orange Crush

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03/14/2014 04:01 PM
I actually like helmet hair Huck - it makes my messy crop look presentable in the office.

But the feeling of wind on your head is next to none; that's how I grew up and rode for 20yrs. Addictive.
Oldfart

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03/14/2014 05:01 PM
Well OC. Since my pelt is sparse and 1 mm long where some still exists, I always have wind in my "hair" Even while stopped at a red light. In the car. With windows up. Own a huge collection of hats as a result and I do not want to start that efudex $4it again.
Dale

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03/14/2014 06:39 PM
Hey OF, I did that efudex in December. Five days nothing… then BAM, like a bad sunburn, the irony of which was not lost on me. My forehead and temple area of my face looks 20 years younger now than before. Kinda cool in that regard, but not anxious to repeat those two weeks
Pin0Q0

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03/14/2014 10:33 PM
Actually these are not rules but gathered opinions. Just like a$$ holes.... everyone’s got one. Make your own rule and do what feels and looks good to you.

Huck - Sunglasses handles on the outside because if you strap on your helmet snug like I do, and put the handles in, then you'll end up with a headache, earache or the frame will not sit on your nose correctly.

I hate floppy loose straps on the side. It has to be Goldie Lock fit.
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