Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-20-09, 01:37 PM   #1
Niles H.
eternalvoyage
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good Humor on Tour?

Any ways of including or adding more good humour while on tour?

It seems to be a valuable part of the day, and does something for the tour.
Niles H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-09, 01:42 PM   #2
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niles H. View Post
Any ways of including or adding more good humour while on tour?

It seems to be a valuable part of the day, and does something for the tour.
I've yet to have an ice cream vendor's truck follow me when I ride.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-09, 01:58 PM   #3
bizzz111
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 519
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
super glue your tourmate's tent zipper.

tie their shoelaces together while they are sitting down for a break.

let about 1/2 their tire pressure out of their tires.

I would do all those hilarious things listed above, but for some reason, no one ever wants to go on a tour with me.
bizzz111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-09, 02:08 PM   #4
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niles H. View Post
Any ways of including or adding more good humour while on tour?

It seems to be a valuable part of the day, and does something for the tour.
Ride with someone you get along with. For instance, I rode with my friend "Lance" - not his real name - this Saturday, and had a great time despite having a pedal fall off from stripped threads in the crankarm. I wasn't exactly pleased to have a mechanical, but we had a good time anyway.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-09, 02:11 PM   #5
Niles H.
eternalvoyage
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bizzz111, It sounds like you might have some practical joke experience. If you have any good ones to share, please feel free.

[anyone else also]

[I have a couple. One of them makes me laugh everytime I remember it (it's making me laugh right now......it was sweet). The other led step-by-step-inadvertently to a near-death experience.]

Last edited by Niles H.; 04-20-09 at 07:05 PM.
Niles H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-09, 02:13 PM   #6
Niles H.
eternalvoyage
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Humorous tour mates -- good suggestion.
Niles H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-09, 02:15 PM   #7
axolotl
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 1,469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
I've yet to have an ice cream vendor's truck follow me when I ride.
It happened to me in Laos. I had my last big climb of the day to reach a village on a mountain plateau in northern Laos. A man on a motorcycle coming down the mountain road stopped next to me and said in English, "ice cream?". He took out a huge slab of ice cream and stuck it on a bamboo toothpick and handed it to me. A few other touring cyclists in Laos told me that ice cream vendors found them, too. Smart businessmen!

(for non-americans reading this thread, "Good Humor" is the name of a brand of american ice cream commonly sold by truck vendors who drive through US neighborhoods in the summer as their trucks play a tune)
axolotl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-09, 02:24 PM   #8
antokelly
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 3,056
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 80 Post(s)
i reckon if your buddies have the same sense of humour as you,your on the pig's back.
antokelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-09, 02:29 PM   #9
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niles H. View Post
Humorous tour mates -- good suggestion.
My buddy Dennis is great for wisecracks, but I came up with the best one. He busts on me for not being 'involved' with someone, and for wearing Lycra. So I got him with this zinger while riding one day:

"Neil, you really gotta start scoring. Try out a new line."

"OK Dennis, do you know right now I'm not wearing any underwear? .... Why did you ring your bell?"

"That was a rim shot."

  Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-09, 04:11 PM   #10
Dan The Man
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I thought this was going to be about ice cream. I usually try to have at least one ice cream sandwich per diem, or an It's-It oatmeal cookie and mint ice cream calorie hit.
Dan The Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-09, 04:21 PM   #11
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan The Man View Post
I thought this was going to be about ice cream. I usually try to have at least one ice cream sandwich per diem, or an It's-It oatmeal cookie and mint ice cream calorie hit.
I try to do that on tour as well. And have crab at least once a day while south of the Mason-Dixon line. I blame staehpj1 for that, since he introduced me to Maryland crabcake.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-09, 04:34 PM   #12
Peruano
Biker
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New Mexico
Bikes: One or more from each decade since 1960s
Posts: 128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Any country store has pink snowballs (a twinkie shaped like a ball with pink coconut crumbs? on outside) or if anywhere south of Madison, Wisconsin you should be able to get a moon pie to go with your ice cream. Sin as much as you want (but only after a 50+ miles day). tom
Peruano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-09, 06:44 PM   #13
Randochap
Recovering mentalist
 
Randochap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: On the Edge
Bikes: Too many
Posts: 2,810
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If it's raining, when your rear wheel breaks a spoke, when you leave your helmet at the last camp, when your tent is eaten by porcupines ...

sing this.
Randochap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-09, 07:05 PM   #14
Niles H.
eternalvoyage
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
great song

Last edited by Niles H.; 04-20-09 at 07:12 PM.
Niles H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:29 AM.