Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lincoln, CA
Bikes: 94 Giant ATX 760, 2001 Biachi Eros, 2005 Giant OCR2 Composite +
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Originally Posted by Old School
Sorry Mojo, the OCP judges have subtracted penalty points for: mismatched wheels (-100 points), lack of required yellow
water bottle (-25 points), cycling shorts over
the tights (-50 points), and white socks instead of yellow or black (-50 points). Better luck next time!
OK. I never thought I'd have to defend any OCPness, but here goes.
My wheels are indeed mismatched. I literally wore through the rear rim on my good wheel after 14000 miles of braking. It is being rebuilt. My yellow water bottle floated away in a river when I dropped it going over a bridge last year. Red is may "accent" color. It was the first water bottle I had "earned" on a century. I hated to lose it. Those aren't tights, they are leg warmers. The socks are indeed mostly white where they show. Yellow heels and yellow "Twinkee the Kid" logo and writing. However, I will accept some deductions BECAUSE IT WAS AN ACCIDENT!
And moving to a retirement settlement has been a good move for us. I have posted before that this group of riders are killing me. Our $103 a month extra admin fee gets us (Mrs. Slim and I) into 2 amazing fitness centers (4 pools, indoor track, etc), baseball, basketball, bocce ball, pickle ball etc etc etc, free fitness classes and a whole bunch of other stuff. Golf is cheap, too, on a championship course.
Truth is stranger than reality.
'96 Giant ATX 760 MTB
'01 Bianchi Eros
'05 Giant OCR Llimited Carbon Fiber + upgrades