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Old 09-30-22, 08:46 AM
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are Snot Spots still made? I think I have one in my box of climbing gear. Very handy for drippy noses in winter. My riding gloves usually don't have a large enough area.

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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Or you could simply adhere to basic social conventions that suggest not relieving yourself in public.
Of course, we're talking about a sport in which pros urinate while riding...a sport in which one of the all-time greats (Greg LeMond) once shat himself while riding on a rainy stage, and the resultant mess sprayed off his rear wheel onto following riders.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
Of course, we're talking about a sport in which pros urinate while riding...a sport in which one of the all-time greats (Greg LeMond) once shat himself while riding on a rainy stage, and the resultant mess sprayed off his rear wheel onto following riders.
Yes, but let's not forget the important part. Should the others have been on his wheel uninvited?
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
Yes, but let's not forget the important part. Should the others have been on his wheel uninvited?
Good point. I've always wondered if that bad peach was just a canny race strategy for LeMond.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Or you could simply adhere to basic social conventions that suggest not relieving yourself in public.
This works great for those with young bladders and prostrates. I do an out and back, 50 mi total where the last bathroom (a mall where I stop for espresso) is at mile 6. So 38 miles of fields, farms and residences.

We live in a world that cannot talk about bodily functions, is paranoid about seeing them yet is unwilling to erect enough facilities for those functions to take place in private if you do not happen to be young and healthy and also want to live an active life. (And funny, we live in a country where the active life is shunned by most and many of our health issues stem from that aversion.)
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Old 09-30-22, 10:19 AM
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I do blow snot rockets when needed. I'm usually aware of my surroundings and if someone is behind me. For some reason I know those things without having to look. Maybe my hearing at those frequencies is better. If however you do happen to be on my wheel and are the recipient of one, well I'm sorry. But you should have let me know you were on my wheel. I don't mind you being there.

If you wish to make a snarky response after getting hit by my snot rocket, that's okay. We're all are big boys and girls so we aren't going to let it ruin our day..... right?

So consider yourselves forewarned. <grin>
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre
You have any better ideas? Coughing, sneezing, spitting, blowing one's nose while continuing to ride is never going to be as easy or sanitary as at home. Tell us what we should do.
You know, it is possible to stop, pull out a tissue, blow your nose into it, stick it back into your pocket (preferably with all the nose nuggets folded inside) and then start riding again. Shouldn't take more than 15 seconds.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
You know, it is possible to stop, pull out a tissue, blow your nose into it, stick it back into your pocket (preferably with all the nose nuggets folded inside) and then start riding again. Shouldn't take more than 15 seconds.

If I had to stop every time I needed to wipe snot from under my nose, I'd add many, many minutes to my ride. Not happening.

Seriously don't see any problem with the sleeves or back of the glove. What you're describing is really not any more sanitary.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
You know, it is possible to stop, pull out a tissue, blow your nose into it, stick it back into your pocket (preferably with all the nose nuggets folded inside) and then start riding again. Shouldn't take more than 15 seconds.
I agree. Now you are making some sense. I don't want to argue about it, but I still think that, especially on a club ride, spitting into my glove is better than to my side. Actually, I wouldn't even think of doing the latter.
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre
especially on a club ride, spitting into my glove is better than to my side. Actually, I wouldn't even think of doing the latter.
You do understand that you can drift to the back before spitting, right?
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Originally Posted by rsbob
...it happens, but certainly is not worthy of retribution unless you have anger management problems...
So it is worthy if you have anger management problems? j/k

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It's easy to check behind you? I think that is one of the most ill-considered comments I've heard on this site.
The safest way to look behind you is to dip your head down and peak under your arm pit. You won't be able to read the guy's jersey, but you'll know if they're there or not, and you won't find yourself inadvertently steering off course.

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I find the best option is to expel any unwanted or excess mucous directly into the palm of the glove. If the bars seem slippery, then, I wipe it on my pants.
Isn't that what the terry cloth thumb is for? I use the left one for my nose and the right one for my mouth... or is it the other way around?
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Originally Posted by Koyote
You do understand that you can drift to the back before spitting, right?
One race I was in, I was sucking this guy's wheel because he was the largest rider in the pack. I didn't notice that he was drifting all the way to the back until he let a snot rocket fly and it hit my face. I said "Yuck!" and he apologized, but I realized it was at least partly my fault for hiding behind him and not paying attention to what was going on.

I know that didn't contribute to the thread, but I like sharing that story.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
Doesn't anyone on this thread use a mirror?
It took 49 replies for anyone to mention that?!
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
Isn't that what the terry cloth thumb is for? I use the left one for my nose and the right one for my mouth... or is it the other way around?

Exactly. Sometimes the terry cloth at your thumb will take are of it. Sometimes, the enclosure of the palm is necessitated.
Nice system.

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Originally Posted by livedarklions
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Rupert Murdoch?
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
Sorry, but that possibility of the "cloud of death" was thoroughly debunked in 2020,.
By the same CDC clowns who argued there was no evidence of community transmission, and then argued there was no evidence of airborne transmission, and initially recommended against wearing masks.

The virus has evolved to where a much higher load is associated with coughing, sneezing, singing and even quietly exhaling. Sure, you are much better off outdoors than indoors, but even with all of the high winds and UV at Burning Man, for example, loads of people came back infected. It isn't all or nothing, and all things being equal, I don't want to be anywhere near someone coughing, singing, spewing, sneezing, or shooting snot-rockets, indoors or out.

It is just another example of the kind of selfish and thoughtless behavior that has made this pandemic an even bigger disaster than it needed to be, especially in the US.

Nobody needs to blow snot-rockets. They do it for the same reason male dogs lift their legs and piss on fire hydrants.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Nobody needs to blow snot-rockets. They do it for the same reason male dogs lift their legs and piss on fire hydrants.
So, cyclists that blow snot rockets are marking their territory?
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Some are. That should be apparent from the dialogue here.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
By the same CDC clowns who argued there was no evidence of community transmission, and then argued there was no evidence of airborne transmission, and initially recommended against wearing masks.

The virus has evolved to where a much higher load is associated with coughing, sneezing, singing and even quietly exhaling. Sure, you are much better off outdoors than indoors, but even with all of the high winds and UV at Burning Man, for example, loads of people came back infected. It isn't all or nothing, and all things being equal, I don't want to be anywhere near someone coughing, singing, spewing, sneezing, or shooting snot-rockets, indoors or out.

It is just another example of the kind of selfish and thoughtless behavior that has made this pandemic an even bigger disaster than it needed to be, especially in the US.

Nobody needs to blow snot-rockets. They do it for the same reason male dogs lift their legs and piss on fire hydrants.

My eyes rolleth over at this inanity.

Please show me any confirmed instance of anyone catching anything anywhere from a blown snot rocket that didn't actually hit anyone.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Some are. That should be apparent from the dialogue here.

I think you're laying on the nose-pearl clutching bit a tad thick in this thread.
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[QUOTE=urbanknight;22664488]So it is worthy if you have anger management problems? j/k{QUOTE]

You evidently missed the post above I was referring to or you MAY issues with making wild inferences
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[QUOTE=rsbob;22664674]
Originally Posted by urbanknight
So it is worthy if you have anger management problems? j/k{QUOTE]

You evidently missed the post above I was referring to or you MAY issues with making wild inferences
He was just noting you phrased it funny:.

.".it happens, but certainly is not worthy of retribution unless you have anger management problems..".
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[QUOTE=livedarklions;22664690]
Originally Posted by rsbob

He was just noting you phrased it funny:.

.".it happens, but certainly is not worthy of retribution unless you have anger management problems..".
Dope slap to forehead.
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if you are not able, for whatever reason, to turn your head far enough to ascertain that that's nobody behind you, then you're at fault for blasting something gross into that space.

if you can ascertain that it's clear, snot away.

so i agree with several previous posters, ESH.
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[QUOTE=livedarklions;22664690]
Originally Posted by rsbob

He was just noting you phrased it funny:.

.".it happens, but certainly is not worthy of retribution unless you have anger management problems..".
[QUOTE=rsbob;22664702]
Originally Posted by livedarklions

Dope slap to forehead.
Yeah, just poking fun at the semantics.
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