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Old 07-22-08, 03:19 PM
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What should I do with my Cowbell?

So I still have the green cowbell (given out by Palo Alto Bicycles) from when I watched the 2008 Tour of California in Palo Alto. It's been sitting inside the armrest of my car and I just saw it today (yeah, I know, I should clean my car just as frequent as I clean my bike).

I thought of tossing it, but then I am wondering: what if I were to ring the cowbell every time I drive past by cyclists on the road, to the extent I don't swerve while ringing said bell? Would they appreciate it? I know I would, but every cyclist is different. So, when you ride down Foothill, would you appreciate some car driving past by with cowbell ringing from the driver's side?

I should get back to work, instead of opening such threads...
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Old 07-22-08, 03:51 PM
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So I still have the green cowbell (given out by Palo Alto Bicycles) from when I watched the 2008 Tour of California in Palo Alto. It's been sitting inside the armrest of my car and I just saw it today (yeah, I know, I should clean my car just as frequent as I clean my bike).

I thought of tossing it, but then I am wondering: what if I were to ring the cowbell every time I drive past by cyclists on the road, to the extent I don't swerve while ringing said bell? Would they appreciate it? I know I would, but every cyclist is different. So, when you ride down Foothill, would you appreciate some car driving past by with cowbell ringing from the driver's side?

I should get back to work, instead of opening such threads...
Give it to Ramon or me...If you give it to me I promise to use it on my next cd

Lotta cows around that could use it too...
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Old 07-22-08, 03:58 PM
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OK, you stepped right into this one

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Old 07-22-08, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by taxi777 View Post
Give it to Ramon or me...If you give it to me I promise to use it on my next cd

Lotta cows around that could use it too...
Pete, where are you going to stash the cowbell? You already got that camera mounted on the handlebar.

(BTW, what's cd?)
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Originally Posted by t4mv View Post
OK, you stepped right into this one
Oh I knew that one was coming! I was counting to see how many responses would there be before the cowbell skit comes up!

Unfortunately, this cowbell is not large enough and has one of those hanging thingie inside that rings the bell; otherwise, I'd be exploring the bike lane space with more cowbell.
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Gotta keep the cowbell if ya want those gold-plated diapers Bruce Dickenson promises.
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Music is so dead ... it's because we don't have enough cowbells ... more more more
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I think by far that was the funniest skit ever on SNL !

Hey Jack wait to you see the bass drum and cymbals on the fender.
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Isa it fair to ring a cowbell as you pass cyclists if you do not have a prime ready at the next city limit sign?
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Isa it fair to ring a cowbell as you pass cyclists if you do not have a prime ready at the next city limit sign?
or it's the last lap.
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I know someone who will take it off your hands:



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Alright...before this thread wanders off into useless tangents....

I bring you back to my original question: would you be distracted and annoyed if a car passes you by, while you are riding, and you hear cowbell coming from the car?
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No.. but I would honestly think "Why does that dude drive around with a cowbell in his car"
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