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Old 09-17-06, 09:59 AM   #1
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Snot Rockets as Buzzer Deterrent

Now that the weather is getting cooler, and my sinuses are running, I've found that if a driver in my rear-view isn't moving over to pass safely, a carefully aimed snot-rocket moves them over pretty damn quick...

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Old 09-17-06, 07:20 PM   #2
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It takes quite a bit of practice to hit the windshield, so I suggest starting with signs and small animals. I wish it was getting cooler here!
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Old 09-17-06, 07:32 PM   #3
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I am trying to imagine me doing this.
Considering the fact that I have to spit my gum out before I can ride.
(chew pedal chew pedal chew pedal is just to damn confusing)
I am almost certian I cant do this with any degree of personall cleanliness.
I would have to pull over every time I tried it to clean my face.
And I am betting it would take me 45 minutes to clean my bike when I got home.

I think I will leave this one for the reall Pros.
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Old 09-17-06, 07:35 PM   #4
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Start small, build up.
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Old 09-17-06, 07:41 PM   #5
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Ok, I am willing to try anything once
My daddy told never P*** against the wind, but he didnt mention this.
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Old 09-17-06, 07:49 PM   #6
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I dont guess this is somthing I can practice on the trainer in the house, mabey with a fan blowing in my face?
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Old 09-17-06, 07:56 PM   #7
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Oh god that is just gross.
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Hey, they talked me into doing it
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I wouldn't recommend trying it in the house, unless you live in a loft and have plastic covers....I would practice on the neighborhood kids--you'll get a hell of a battle....
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Well shoot,
The trainer thing was just a thought, being closer to the shower and all you know.
But it sounds like every one thinks its a bad idea, so I will give the neighborhood kids idea a shot.
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Yes, give them a shot......
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Oh god that is just gross.

Sorry. Boys will be boys.
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Old 09-18-06, 01:32 AM   #13
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Don't apologigze Tom!

I was at the flea market yesterday, no tissues around or even a scrap of paper. I found myself a lightly traveled area and launched a couple of rockets myself. Even got a compliment from my partner.

Male or female... Snot tockets rule!
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otherwise known as a bushman's hanky. Very satisfying
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I amend my statement: Girls will be girls!
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Now that the weather is getting cooler, and my sinuses are running, I've found that if a driver in my rear-view isn't moving over to pass safely, a carefully aimed snot-rocket moves them over pretty damn quick...

HELLYEAH! let 'em have it, lock stock and two slimy barrels
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Old 09-18-06, 08:11 AM   #17
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For all of you having trouble acquiring your target with nasal napalm, I suppose a long range loogie over the left shoulder would suffice.

But in that case, you need to do some clam-digging first...
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STOP IT!!! STOP THIS AT ONCE!!! Lawwwd JeeeZuusss-ah!!!
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I've found that I can spit clear across two traffic lanes. I usually use it as a warning more than a retaliation. Driver sees me spit, thinks twice about trying anything.
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Now that the weather is getting cooler, and my sinuses are running, I've found that if a driver in my rear-view isn't moving over to pass safely, a carefully aimed snot-rocket moves them over pretty damn quick...

Now if only there were a way to make use of occasional spells of flatulence. Not exactly something that can be aimed effectively.
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Now if only there were a way to make use of occasional spells of flatulence. Not exactly something that can be aimed effectively.
Actually, if you are being overtaken in a pack in a road race and post bariatric surgical.....you can deter ANY rider from coming any closer behind you than 75' due to the high HCL and sulphur content of your flatulence!
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Now if only there were a way to make use of occasional spells of flatulence. Not exactly something that can be aimed effectively.

Is there any way to harness this energy to maybe give a burst of speed---like nitrous in cars?
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I usually use it as a warning more than a retaliation. Driver sees me spit, thinks twice about trying anything.
Same here... the first mucus munition is "across their bow".

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