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Old 07-06-06, 08:15 AM   #1
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When you blow, you suck.

I don't care what mile you're on. I don't care what team you ride for. I don't care how much your bike doesn't weigh, or what depilatory you use.

Please -- please! -- look over your shoulder before you blow a snotrocket.

This has been a public service announcement from Concerned Commuting Cyclists Against Snotrockets.

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Old 07-06-06, 08:19 AM   #2
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So how was your commute this morning?
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I don't care what mile you're on. I don't care what team you ride for. I don't care how much your bike doesn't weigh, or what depilatory you use.

Please -- please! -- look over your shoulder before you blow a snotrocket.

This has been a public service announcement from Concerned Commuting Cyclists Against Snotrockets.
LMAO!!!

I know a guy who got "snot rocketed" by a complete stranger on a mtn bike ride. When the offending person faltered and fell, my buddy "accidently" ran him over a little bit (really just scared the daylights out of him with a near miss at a VERY low speed - you could walk faster).

Heh, and on another ride, a buddy of mine nailed me with one a bit (he more or less missed), so in return, i shouldered him into a tree, but just a little bit. We all had a good laugh and kept on riding....
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Old 07-06-06, 10:17 AM   #5
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Funniest thread in a while. Y'all made me almost blow a Gatorade snot-rocket. Thank God I'd just swallowed my drink when I read this.
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Old 07-06-06, 10:39 AM   #6
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ewwwwww.....

i hope to NEVER be on the recieving end of one of those.
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Old 07-06-06, 10:56 AM   #7
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Please -- please! -- look over your shoulder before you blow a snotrocket.
Was that you? That'll teach ya to tell someone when you are sucking their wheel.
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if you're riding someone's wheel, you are a deserved recipient of said snot rocket.

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Old 07-06-06, 01:24 PM   #9
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I was passing. It was like, "On your l--" *fthork*
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Ok, now I have an unneeded mental image!

*goes off somewhere and gags*
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oh wow no comment........ ..
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I was passing. It was like, "On your l--" *fthork*
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I don't care what mile you're on. I don't care what team you ride for. I don't care how much your bike doesn't weigh, or what depilatory you use.

Please -- please! -- look over your shoulder before you blow a snotrocket.

This has been a public service announcement from Concerned Commuting Cyclists Against Snotrockets.
Oh was that you? Don't suck my wheel and it won't be a problem.
Edited: Dang it ChipCom we posted the same thing! Guess Brilliant minds think alike!
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Old 07-06-06, 02:04 PM   #14
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Excellent use of onomatopoeia.
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Old 07-06-06, 02:11 PM   #15
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Tip #3 looks good
3 tips to clearing your blowhole without smearing your friends

Group Snot-Blowing Etiquette
3 tips to clearing your blowhole without smearing your friends
By Bill Strickland, Executive Editor


1. Mid-Pack Void As long as you're on the left edge of the pack (see "Gang Up," above), and the group decorum allows it, signal with a left-pointing finger, then swing out of the paceline, blow to the left and resume your position.

2. Back-of-the-Pack SHOOT If you've just finished a pull and are drifting back, you can rocket your nasal effluvia with abandon.

3. Everywhere-Else BLOW Rather than hurl snot over your shoulder, shoot it down between your bent arm and thigh. At speeds above 25 mph, or on windy days when the discharge is more likely to kite and plaster the riders behind you, try slipping it between your pumping thigh and the top tube. You'll likely splatter your quad but, at least in terms of etiquette, better you than the rider behind you.
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Lmao!!!
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So how was your commute this morning?
Obviously it snot worth talking about!
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I'm a massage therapist and thus am quite used to people farting...bit wet ones...right in my face.

But a snotrocket in your face...

Please tell me your mouth wasn't open.

Eeeew!
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I never launch snot rockets since I worry too much about a gooblet landing somewherer I won't see it, but everyone else does.
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Old 07-06-06, 07:28 PM   #20
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you guys are killin' me!

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Obviously it snot worth talking about!
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Old 07-06-06, 10:14 PM   #21
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I never launch snot rockets since I worry too much about a gooblet landing somewherer I won't see it, but everyone else does.
My son passed me on the road tonight. He said he recognized the loogie and knew it was me I really must learn to breath only through my nose.
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I wish I could breathe through my nose....always clogged up
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People here spit all the time when riding. I guess spitting is better than snot rockets, since the sound of a spitter horking up gives you the split second's warning you need to swerve into oncoming traffic to avoid it. However, it takes practice to attune oneself to the horking sound, and the learning curve is steep and slippery.
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I wish I could breathe through my nose....always clogged up
I did a bit of searching around and found some breathing exercises that is supposed to improve pedaling efficiency. No mention of "rockets" though.

Any commuters out there use breathing exercises to reduce rockets and improve speed?
http://www.breathplay.com/cyclingtext.html
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