Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Question of the week.


Let's say you stole some zipp wheels from said spouse. How often would you use them.

A. Only on race day

B. For training the week before

C. For training two weeks before

D. Never. Because you stole them and your a loser

E. Other

Tac Out :)

13 comments:

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

E. other which means only when said spouse is not looking. Which brings us back to D. Never. Because you stole them and your a loser? and because -when is said spouse ever "not looking" said spouse has eyes in back of head.

Chris said...

Tubulars or clinchers?

I'd be afraid of flatting on a tubular by training on it, so would probably save it for race day only. But a clincher I'd feel comfortable riding the week before?

I suppose the "right" answer is supposed to be "D", though? :)

Do you have your snow tires on for tomorrow's group ride? :(

Bolder said...

F. for cyclocross

(explains why i am single)

i'd use them every day and 'train like you race'...

Bigun said...

We bring you now to another exciting episode of The Amasing Adventures of Taconite Boy! Our journey begins with TB and his trusty sidekick, Greyhound, cranking along in the middle of a 50-mile training ride...let's listen:

Greyhound: Holy super-fast wheels Taconite Boy, those sure are awesome! Where'd you get those?

Taconite Boy: Shhhh - you know Trimama has super sensitive hearing and even 23.9 miles from the house, there's a good chance she heard you.

Greyhound: Woah, TB, you mean those are HER super-spendacoulous increadibly fast almost Zipp wheels? Are you crazy?

Taconite Boy: I'm not crazy, I'm TACONITE BOY! Hey, what's that?

Speeding up from behind, a lone driver in a mini-van swerves nearly out of control in an effort to catch the dynamic duo. In seconds, the mini-van overtakes the pair...

Trimama: What in the H.E. Double Hockey Sticks do you think you're doing? Are you nuts?

Taconite Boy: I'm not nuts, I'm TACONITE BOY!

Trimama: Boy, if I ever catch you riding my wheels again, that will be last thing of mine you EVER ride again, you got me?

Taconite Boy: Yes, dear...

Trimama: One scratch, one dent...those puppies better look like they just came off the factory floor!

Trimama speeds off in blaze of front-wheel drive madness, in fact, if it were not for Taconite Boys superhuman reflexes and keen vision, he would have surely crashed into the fury that was Trimama's mini-van.

Greyhound: TB, you're screwed.

Taconite Boy: I'm not screwed, I'm TACONITE BOY!

Greyhound: Truer words were never spoken...

Comm's said...

possession is nine-tenths the law

marz_racer said...

E) One short ride to get a feel for how they handle and you'll be just fine. Save the miles for race day.

greyhound said...

Holy speedster, Taconite Boy! We had a conversation 23.9 miles into a training ride. I usually drop you by then. It's gotta be those super fast wheels.

Bigun said...

there's nothing wrong with that picture, btw - you should blow it up and hang it prominently in your family room - it has a loving familiarity (word?) to it - informal and affectionate. I like it alot for you two....

Tri-Dummy said...

Dummy is shaking the Dumbball to get an accurate assessment of the situation. *shake*shake*shake* (like KC and the Sunshine Band)

...the answer...

E. All the flippin' time cuz they were free and they're not yours anyway. Plus, Trimama is going to do such a good job on the blogging, the company is going to send her (read: you) a new set next year.

Dummy has spoken.

ironjenny said...

Um... check out Comm's comments on my site... are you guys one-upping each other's manhoods???
Jenny

Taconite Boy said...

No Jenny. Comm is just being Comm. Must be the stress of being 4 DAYS FROM AN IRONMAN. :)

Iron Pol said...

G. Ride them until trimama rides a bike that uses 700c wheels.


*In other news, this reporter has learned that Iron Pol has just entered the triathlete blogger relocation program. Rumor has it that he is concerned for his safety after veiled references about the size of trimama's bike.

tri-mama said...

I think it depends entirely on the compensation to said spouse...btw, I wear a size 6