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    Lounge Kit Curse?

    I rode yesterday for the first time in my Lounge Kit.

    Jersey and s*cks.

    34 miles.

    Nothing happened.

    I am officially declaring the Lounge Kit curse to be over.

    That is all.
    "Wind doesn't suck, it blows." - my friend Bill
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    So far nothing on my end either. About 200 miles of riding and no explosion of anything. There were a lot of dark clouds overhead though. And some lightening on the last ride.

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    On Saturday I unpacked two bikes that had been sitting in a shipping container since January. The last time I rode them back in the US, I was wearing my Lounge jersey. I had flats on both bikes, front tires.

    You know where you can put your "curse is now over" datum.
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    If you didn't get stung by it, it is only because I have absorbed all of the bad mojo.

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    We need a tiki god, exorcist, or hungarian hooker to rid us of this curse....

    I call for an offical sacrafice..
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    Quote Originally Posted by terry b
    On Saturday I unpacked two bikes that had been sitting in a shipping container since January. The last time I rode them back in the US, I was wearing my Lounge jersey. I had flats on both bikes, front tires.

    You know where you can put your "curse is now over" datum.
    Did you pack them in shipping containers to put them in an airplane with the tires inflated? The tubes prolly exploded in flight. Sounds like user error, not a curse. I stand by my statement.
    "Wind doesn't suck, it blows." - my friend Bill
    "Knowin' the time ain't gonna get me there quicker" -Fear

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanybikes
    If you didn't get stung by it, it is only because I have absorbed all of the bad mojo.

    +1 I am right there with you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    We need a tiki god, exorcist, or hungarian hooker to rid us of this curse....
    "Wind doesn't suck, it blows." - my friend Bill
    "Knowin' the time ain't gonna get me there quicker" -Fear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wood
    I already miss that show (yes I realize it's coming back).
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    Only 34 miles? You hardly gave the curse a chance. Get me a Lounge jersey and I'll research the curse at a rate of 300 miles a week. I got three flats last week, two on the same ride (and that ride was only 97 miles).
    Harrow: "You have to finish it, lad. You have to finish it. For a man to lay beaten... and yet breathing? It makes him a coward."

    Inara: "It's humiliation."

    Mal: "Sure. It would be humiliating. Having to lie there while the better man refuses to spill your blood... Mercy is the mark of a great man. (lightly stabs Atherton with the sword) Guess I'm just a good man. (stabs him again) Well, I'm all right."


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    You can "borrow" mine. Hehe. (FWIW-no flats and mebbe 100ish miles on it.)
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    'Pain is temporary, and there might be beer at the finish line'

    "Karma is spread in lots of different ways. You know, like herpes."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kram
    You can "borrow" mine. Hehe. (FWIW-no flats and mebbe 100ish miles on it.)
    Pffft, I did 170 miles this weekend alone.
    Harrow: "You have to finish it, lad. You have to finish it. For a man to lay beaten... and yet breathing? It makes him a coward."

    Inara: "It's humiliation."

    Mal: "Sure. It would be humiliating. Having to lie there while the better man refuses to spill your blood... Mercy is the mark of a great man. (lightly stabs Atherton with the sword) Guess I'm just a good man. (stabs him again) Well, I'm all right."


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    I got my azz kicked by a bunch of old guys. Wait. I'm old too. I still got my azz kicked. Have I mentioned how effing fast the Master's races are? On a + note, Dillard got some good solo shots of me.
    Originally Posted by tetter
    'Pain is temporary, and there might be beer at the finish line'

    "Karma is spread in lots of different ways. You know, like herpes."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kram
    I got my azz kicked by a bunch of old guys. Wait. I'm old too. I still got my azz kicked. Have I mentioned how effing fast the Master's races are? On a + note, Dillard got some good solo shots of me.
    Memememememememememememememe..... oh, shaddap.
    Harrow: "You have to finish it, lad. You have to finish it. For a man to lay beaten... and yet breathing? It makes him a coward."

    Inara: "It's humiliation."

    Mal: "Sure. It would be humiliating. Having to lie there while the better man refuses to spill your blood... Mercy is the mark of a great man. (lightly stabs Atherton with the sword) Guess I'm just a good man. (stabs him again) Well, I'm all right."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wood
    Did you pack them in shipping containers to put them in an airplane with the tires inflated? The tubes prolly exploded in flight. Sounds like user error, not a curse. I stand by my statement.
    Do you think I might be able to recognize the difference between an exploded tire and a regular dime store variety flat?

    One had an obvious Goathead puncture (and I'll ask this again, what is the most common manifestation of Satan on Earth - a GOAT!) And the second one had a mysterious flat of indeterminate origin. Note, the other two sets of wheels I brought, none of which had ever been near that acursed jersey came through just fine.

    You keep on storing that datum in the sun-less place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terry b
    On Saturday I unpacked two bikes that had been sitting in a shipping container since January. The last time I rode them back in the US, I was wearing my Lounge jersey. I had flats on both bikes, front tires.

    You know where you can put your "curse is now over" datum.
    Shipping container? I thought you used a bike box/iron case?
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    If I can get some more tomorrow.... I thought it'd grow on me but I'm not feelin' it....wait..
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    Quote Originally Posted by vonteity
    Only 34 miles? You hardly gave the curse a chance. Get me a Lounge jersey and I'll research the curse at a rate of 300 miles a week. I got three flats last week, two on the same ride (and that ride was only 97 miles).
    The fact you're associated with the lounge caused you to lose your lunch 2.5 hours into a ride. Imagine wearing that kit for the whole ride
    Quote Originally Posted by tconrady
    If I can get some more tomorrow.... I thought it'd grow on me but I'm not feelin' it....wait..
    Allez United!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uzziefly
    Shipping container? I thought you used a bike box/iron case?
    They came over with my shirts, sheets, rollers, wireless router, tools and Bounty paper towels.
    You'd be better off with a netbook, they do everything better.

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    The Missus has learned to channel the mojo to her advantage.

    1: Use Jersey Mojo to break shifter.
    2:Con Husband into giving her his Dura Ace Grouppo.

    Besides that we've had no problems in a lot of Lounge Kit mileage.

    Curse....I laugh in your face!!
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    Wore the kit on Friday for a 50 mile ride no flats.

    Sunday did a 23 mile ride on the tandem while wearing the kit..... Front tire flatted at mile 13.

    Of course it could have been the nail on the bridge that caused it.
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    lounge jersey

    and I forced to ride through remnants of broken vodka bottle
    no flats
    and yes, another reason vodka sux
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    Thought about wearing my Lounge Kit for a quick Saturday ride... decided to wear my Tie-Dyed St. Arnold's Brewery jersey instead.

    Went to the garage to find a flat front tire. Changed tube, rode on.

    Less than 1 mile into the ride, the single bolt seat clamp sort of slipped & rotated my seat back a few degrees. The rather unfortunate effect of this was the nose of my saddle bashing me in the left testicle.

    It hurt.

    I got off the bike, adjusted the saddle & decided to take it easy. After about 15 miles it happened again.

    So I went home.

    I'm looking for a new seatpost.

    The moral of the story is that next time I even think about wearing the Lounge Kit I'm damn sure going to do so.
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    The Lounge kit isn't cursed. Poorly made tires are cursed.
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    I got prolly close to 500 miles on the LK. No flats and it kept my broken seat post from failing during a 52 mile race that I happened to win. I like it. Shuddup crybabies.


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