Even though this is a "mostly non-cylcing discussion" it seemed like the proper place to resolve this quesiton that has arisen between me and my biking brethren -- very simple, up or down on the KOM paint job? Again, Yea or Nay? Sijmple up or down vote. No qualifications. Given my short tenure on the RBR, I think I have a feel for how this will go down. Money will change hands based on your voting. Good voting. Colorider...
Unless you are a skinny Spanish climber, then the only way to explain this color scheme is to say that it is from Colnago's "Clown Bike Collection."
For me, a KOM plaint scheme on a bike owned by a mere mortal such as you or I certainly makes a statement about the owner. If I were to guess, I would conclude that the thought process that leads an average rider to go out and paint their bike to look like it belonged to Richard Virenque (itself indicative of some questionable taste, but I digress...) is similar to the thinking that motivates those folks who buy full - car NASCAR decal sets to make their Monte Carlo look like Dale Earnhardt's (may he rest in peace) Number 3. A harmless (but somehow pitiable) expression of fandom. These jejune eructations of enthusiasm do serve a valuable function in society (and, by extension, in the weekly group ride) by providing those of us with a more refined sense of aesthetics a ready target upon whom we may cast aspersions and safely make the butt of our jokes. It also serves as a sad warning to others who may be tempted to fall into similar style faux pas. So we of the weekly Sunday Morning Ride thank you for giving us all something to chuckle at while we note yet another datapoint on the graph that charts the accelerating demise of Good Taste.
Thumbs down (and tongue planted firmly in cheek)
Last edited by Gregory Taylor; 12-01-2012 at 03:32 PM.
I wouldn't do it. Whenever I see a yellow jersey or KOM, I am unable to resist attacking them in the hills, even if I'm not supposed to be deviating from my easy workout. Only you can live with people constantly trying to drop you in the hills.
Originally Posted by CalgaryDave
That has Fat Dentist painted all over it.
A fat dentist who is loaded, has a hot wife, and a few really nice cars.