A poll: Pain Cave vs. Pain Locker

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  • Pain Locker

    1 3.57%
  • Pain Cave

    20 71.43%
  • Who cares, they're both apt descriptions

    2 7.14%
  • EyeBob, stick to taking pictures, this is a dumb poll.

    5 17.86%
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  1. #1
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    A poll: Pain Cave vs. Pain Locker

    So, like I do most Monday's I surf the web liberally reading everyone's blog and comments about the weekend's races. Today I came accross two uses of the same phrase favored by posters here. "pain cave" (favored by Allons-y) and "pain locker" (favored by CTodd) I'm a little torn, which is correct? Does it matter? Should I just go with the one I like and stop posting useless threads like this? Did I really need to post a poll too?

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    just to confuse things more, the nut-sacks around here use the term "pain box" which i suppose originated as "the hurt box."

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    I say pain cave. The pain locker has only one room and one dimension of pain. The pain cave, on the other hand, has many different levels, tunnels, and rooms. For instance, I began to burrow myself into the pain cave on Sunday in the first 15 mintues. By two to go, I had dug myself so deep into the pain cave that I began charting new territory into my own cave. I don't think I have ever hurt that bad. The tunnels can twist and turn, but as Yash put it, sometimes you find a room where the pain reverses itself and you dish it out onto everyone else.

    At Gloucester, I expect to find a whole new zip code in my personal pain cave.

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    I like pain train. As in "all aboard the pain train--we're going to Hurtsville." When you have a good paceline going with a real maniac pushing the pace, it really is a pain train. Plus, it rhymes.

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    I think that you all have been listening to Dave Towle too much. ;-)

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    I prefer the term "hurt locker" myself. Regardless, it's all the same... ride so hard that your eyeballs roll back in their sockets, then drop it into the big gear and accellerate. Hopefully you don't run into anything.

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    I vote for making up your own metaphor, then you'll be as cool as whoever coined the term "pain cave." For the record I first saw it on Ryan Kelly's blog last year, but I doubt that was its origin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gobes
    I think that you all have been listening to Dave Towle too much. ;-)
    He's precisely why I voted for "pain cave". And if I'm not mistaken, I've heard him utter "hurt locker" as well. Generally these are metaphors are used in conjunction with rider specific superlatives like "wattage cottage" Example: "Johnathon Baker, the human wattage cottage has put the rest of the field in the pain cave" Or something similar

    Not sure if this adds any clarification.

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    I use the term "Pain Cave" although I am not sure why really. They all do a good job describing the situation so in all reality, they all work well.
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    how about 'house of pain' in the 'world of hurt' in the 'galaxy of destruction'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireFred
    how about 'house of pain' in the 'world of hurt' in the 'galaxy of destruction'?
    Nice one!

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    One-way ticket on the suffer bus...

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    I hope you've packed your suitcase of courage
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    i prefer the pain cave.

    that said a recent blog race report, i mentioned both the pain cave and pain city. pain city is less cool than the pain cave, but they are all sorts of condos/apartments for rent, and you can come up with all sorts of cool ways to get there (a 1 way ticket to pain city on the pain train.....oh the possibilities)......

    i still think its a cave though.

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    What about a competitor beating you with the 'pain stick'?

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    Spunout

    Quote Originally Posted by Spunout
    What about a competitor beating you with the 'pain stick'?
    Are you confusing "pain stick" with "whoop a$$?" As in " man, that guy opened a can of whoop a$$ on me out there!"

    BT
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