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Is this a reasonable punishment for getting a flat?

Old 12-06-13, 02:49 PM
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Is this a reasonable punishment for getting a flat?

The new group rule is HE WHO INCURS FLAT, MUST PURCHASE COFFEE FOR ENTIRE GROUP.

Please consider it incentive to pay attention to road hazards, maintain proper air pressure, not to ride on overly worn tires and to avoid glass and big pot holes.

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Old 12-06-13, 02:53 PM
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Do you have any caffeine junkies in your group? A true addict will not be above sabotage.
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Old 12-06-13, 02:55 PM
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Isn't having to stop and repair the flat enough punishment?
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He who incurs flat must pull heartily for same length as flat changing time. Uphill. In the snow. Both ways.
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Or you don't get to use a tube unless you brought enough for everyone (the grade school gum rule).
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Sounds reasonable to me! Why, did you have to buy coffee**********?
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Seems like a stupid rule to me. For numerous reasons.
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I would happily purchase coffee for the group in that instance. It would suck ordering for a group that big and carrying that many hot cups back, but such would be my penance.

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Note that you didn't say, "pay with my own money".
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I wouldn't ride with that group.
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That would be a pretty silly rule.
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A friend posted in their recent group ride that 15 out of 16 had flats due to someone dumping a bunch of tacks. Now that would be one hyped up group after the ride.
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I wouldn't ride with that group.
This.. and OP you owe me and all of the A&S forum coffee for making me agree with SF.
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Old 12-06-13, 05:19 PM
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This.. and OP you owe me and all of the A&S forum coffee for making me agree with SF.
This...and Seattle forest as well.Im not in grade school, I was thinking of joining a club,,think I'll remain solo and buy my own coffee!
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One more reason not to ride with a group.
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It would be appropriate punishment for someone who gets a flat AND is not prepared to fix it.
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I wouldn't bother to wait for anyone who thought that was a rule...and subsequently got a flat.
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Sometimes a group will have a "serial flatter." Coffee sounds like appropriate penance. Waiting around in this weather can be unpleasant.
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beer instead of coffee.
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Some of you are no fun at all. One or two of the groups I ride with have sillier "rules" than that. With one small sub-group it's almost like a college drinking game:

Last one over the final climb shall buy the cofees.

Unless, he has lead all previous climbs, or, pulled for the two 8km stretches that are usually into a headwind.

Then it shall be the next to last over the final climb who shall buy the coffees.

Unless someone has flatted on the ride.

Or, generally behaved in such a manner that through unanimous agreement the rest of the group decides they should be responsible for the coffee. Pulling "too hard" over those two 8km segmetns or climbing "too quickly" over the days climbs can sometimes cause this card to get played.

There are exceptions for those new to the group. Who will not have been informed of any of this before hand.

But, becareful about accepting a "free coffee". Once you've been a recipient, you're part of the game. Whether you know it or not.

Various actions can absolve one's self from any risk of buying the coffee. These include but do not guarantee such:
Waiting on the flatee, while the rest of the group rolls on and then assisting him in getting back to the group.
Providing a nourishment and shelter (sitting tall in the saddle with hands on the tops) to a group member who has popped. While the rest of the group continue to rotate.
Riding at the front and reeling in the overly caffeinated member who has chaged off the front. High pobability of that guy getting elected to the role of Most Honourable Coffee *****.
While riding on the front, easing up as we pass a couple of hottees so everyone has the opportunity to wish them a good morning and invite them to latch on if they so desire.

The game goes on and on.

Who's turn is it?
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Now thats a tad too many rules.

Seriously though, the coffee game sounds fine to me. What goes around comes around, it all evens out in the long run.
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Now thats a tad too many rules
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And I didn't even get into the rules about not pointing, or using the words, "your turn". :-)

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.... it all evens out in the long run.
That's the general idea. We're just having a bit of fun with it. None of it's serious.

Oh, I forgot. If you've been absent for a few weeks. You're buying. Surely everyone else will have bought during your absence and it's your turn again:-)
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I'll ride by myself. Repair my flat and then buy myself coffee instead.
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group leader is an idiot. is that you, OP?
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group leader is an idiot....
How so?
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