Never mind the disc v rim debate

Set aside the tubeless v tubed fight.

Forget the TID bunfighting nonsense!

Lay down your VO2 definition arms…

I am just doing a club kit order and it has gone nuclear on me… Casquette or Baseball cap?
and sniping from the bushes is a minor group of Pantani fans demanding bandanas!

I need a drink…


What sock length are you going for?!


It’s a thankless task doing club kit.


Tell them you’ll order it all, let them have whatever they want. Then just mention to them that by you letting them have everything they want, you’ll be ordering something along these lines.

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I didn’t even understand most of what you just said.

Just order some cotton shirts and basketball shorts!

if you cant make every one happy, then make everyone hate you


Oh shit I didn’t go to that yet… I’ll need the whole bottle

It must be a gift of mine. It seems my bike club are in the same situation as you. I just asked what headgear they wanted: a classic casquette or a baseball cap. They are now flaming each other on the club mailing list about the choice. To summarize the discussion into a digestible chunk: Those who want a casquette are true blue cyclists interested in their heritage and want a cap that they can wear under their helmets and tip up to run the rain off when needed. The baseball cap users are a bunch of parvenu arrivisti with no proper appreciation for the heritage of cycling. On the other hand the casquette wearers are bunch or Rapha loving posers who are more interested in the exclusivity of their clique and they wouldn’t know a watt from a hole in the ground, While the baseball cap lovers are a gang inclusive pragmatists who like clothing they can wear in situations that don’t involve complex Italian coffee machines.


Yeah I remember that one alright… up there with the Footon-Servetto kit when it got wet…

Even within “baseball cap” there are different styles. I like the smaller more rounded ones, and am less of a fan of the larger, flatter-fronted type. :smiley:

Casquette is French for baseball cap…

What is:

“TID bunfighting”
“parvenu arrivisti”

As for a baseball cap…I wear a helmet when I ride :man_shrugging:

I guess maybe this is why I ride solo. 10000-15000 miles a year and I don’t have to worry about fighting over a hat on a bicycle?

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TID = Training Intensity Distribution (polarized, pyramidal, sweet spot. High intensity etc) discussion of which occupies a lot of bandwidth hereabouts, hence: bun fighting an idiomatic term for a trivial dispute.



Parvenu arravisti… not sure… looks like a French Italian mash up. It is being used as some sort of terminal insult on the mailing list. I believe the normal English idiom is Johnny-come-lately!

Well done on the mileage. I am lucky to get half of that. As it happens mostly blissfully alone too. Wonder why?

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Plain Fluoro pink, yellow or green top, black knicks! And for ladies!!! More of the same!
Socks - fluoro Red for left (port) and Green for Right (starboard).

This is a beautiful bit of prose! You have a wonderful way with words.

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Just post this exact phrasing back into the club mailing list. :rofl:

It will either start a riot, or everyone will pi$$ themselves laughing.


Wait a minute that’s an awesome idea…