Tuesday, November 14, 2006

$%&#*&"(@!!!

Does anyone else ever get so annoyed with their pant leg getting caught on their water bottle holder on their bike that they ride through campus occasionally letting out strings of expletives? I even have a little velcro thing for my right leg so it doesn't get caught in the chain. But that stupid left pant leg and the water bottle holder. Argh!!!I swear one of these days I am going to get off my bike and throw it.

My name is Danielle. I am 29 years old and I still throw temper tantrums.

8 comments:

Audrey said...

oh wow, you're one of those people with the official flourescent velcro holders for your pants?!?!? :)

i've gotten caught on the chain a few times which shredded a pair of pants, and freaked me out b/c my whole leg was now circling the chain...um, maybe i need a flourescent velcro thingy...

Jay T said...

If you sub out "their pant leg getting caught on their water bottle holder on their bike" with, well, pretty much anything, you've got me on some days.

Back in the day, before the velcro strap came out, my father would use black electrical tape on my pants. And, yes, it looked just as dorky as it sounds.

Danielle said...

Hehe, Audrey, I do own a velcro strap but it isn't flourescent, just reflective. After ripping up a couple of pairs of pants, I decided it was worth the two bucks (plus more reflectiveness == good!)

And yeah, at least it is not electrical tape :-)

I can't decide if the velcro strap or sticking your pants in your socks in nerdier. At least in warmer weather when my pant leg is rolled up instead, it appears as if I am a member of some street gang.

Al Dimond said...

I use rubber bands from the newspaper. Those rubber bands are probably the most useful part of the San José Mercury News.

When I punctured one of my tires (big ol' piece of metal sticking half way into the tire... oops... I keep an inner tube with me, but not an actual tire.) I should have just thrown the bike onto the San Tomás Expressway, causing a multi-car pileup, and then hitched a ride home from an ambulance. Beats walking the bike 3.5 miles home...

Danielle said...

I've used rubber bands in the past too, but for some reason I always forget them. The stupid velcro strap that stays with the bike helmet? Never forget it. I don't know why the rubber bands can't do the same thing, but they always seem to walk away...

Al Dimond said...

When they come with the newspaper it is never a worry. I have redundant, distributed rubber band storage. Almost anywhere I am in my apartment or at my desk at work there is at least one rubber band within arm's reach.

It is one of those things in life that I've truly mastered.

Lisa said...

you dont need a damn water bottle holder to ride to school! assbikes forever!

Danielle said...

Hehe, Lisa, it is my road bike, so the water bottle holder is on there for actual riding of the bike for more than 15 minutes - it doesn't come off just because I am only commuting on it right now. Plus where else would I put my coffee mug when I ride to school?