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Garage roof, meet my bike...
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
3405 posts
Since I'm a glutton for punishment I'll share with you what I did this morning. Came home tired after a triathlon and...

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2752/dsc09718a.jpg
Good news is that the aero bars protected my bike. Only damage to the garage beam (paintable) and my car (don't give a s***...). Bike and Thule racks unharmed (only important objects in the incident, hehe)
07:26pm 13/12/09 Permalink
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mission
Brisbane, Queensland
6026 posts
lol
07:27pm 13/12/09 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
827 posts
so basically, you are a giant noob.
07:27pm 13/12/09 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
3406 posts
so basically, you are a giant noob.

Well interpreted, sir. I was tired after a triathlon. Perhaps I didn't explain that in the second sentence properly.
07:28pm 13/12/09 Permalink
re so
I can't read
Brisbane, Queensland
4929 posts
Tired doesn't really cut it as an excuse. Your best defense would be to say your wife was driving.
07:30pm 13/12/09 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
3407 posts
Good call.

Yeah, so did I mention my wife was driving *cough*
07:32pm 13/12/09 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
27290 posts
pix of wife or lying
07:35pm 13/12/09 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
3408 posts
pix of wife or lying

Here's me and the missus. Cute eh?

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7338/funnygirl.jpg
07:38pm 13/12/09 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
27292 posts
id smash that s*** 6 ways to sunday
07:40pm 13/12/09 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17086 posts
Pass. Her hands are too big.
07:42pm 13/12/09 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
828 posts
this thread has kept up the lulz.
07:45pm 13/12/09 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
6028 posts
Is that cause it makes your d*** look small?
07:45pm 13/12/09 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
3966 posts
Gatorade triathlon?
Apparently one of our juniors took out the mixed category.
07:46pm 13/12/09 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
3411 posts
Yeah, Gatorade Race 2 at Elwood. Sea was a bit choppy, lots of blokes weren't enjoying the swim at all. I grabbed this massive jelly-fish about the size of two footballs. Freaked me out. This was the type of jellyfish I grabbed, lol. It went all the way along my body, but I was wearing a wet-suit.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3598/3322148520_a58199707f.jpg
07:49pm 13/12/09 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
2306 posts
Oh crap Pinky. I'm glad the bikes ok. Its prolly worth as much as the car ffs!
07:57pm 13/12/09 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
3411 posts
I gotta say, looking at it, it looks like the bike would fit.
08:22pm 13/12/09 Permalink
imitation
Brisbane, Queensland
3130 posts
I gotta say, looking at it, it looks like the bike would fit.

This is the first thing I thought..
08:37pm 13/12/09 Permalink
tequila
Brisbane, Queensland
4680 posts
oh snap, bad luck
08:43pm 13/12/09 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
3412 posts
I gotta say, looking at it, it looks like the bike would fit.

Yeah when I had a look at it I also thought, "Hmm, surprised that actually didn't fit under. You can see on the wood where the aero bars hit though, pretty solidly half-way up the beam.
08:57pm 13/12/09 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
14626 posts
rofl, great work champ.
09:01pm 13/12/09 Permalink
Carson
Gippsland, Victoria
255 posts
This thread definately delivers.

Lucky the bike was spared. But the all important question is where you placed in the triathalon?
09:07pm 13/12/09 Permalink
BillyHardball
Brisbane, Queensland
9860 posts
Pinky, how the f*** did the bike hit?! How much higher is your seat than your handle bars? Judging from the size of the car in the pic, it looks like there's ample room for the bike to fit under, even if it was jacked up a bit on the top of the car???

What's the height measurement from the bottom of the front wheel to the highest part of the handlebars?! Also, the height of the roof racks would be good too... my mind can't deal with this :)
09:49pm 13/12/09 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
3413 posts
But the all important question is where you placed in the triathalon?

Haha, don't ask. Let's just go with the line "I do it for fun" Was a great event though. I always find it tough to get up at 5.45am on a Sunday but when I'm returning home at 11am and there's still a full day ahead of me I love it.

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/3606/blimp1.jpg

Wow, Billy, lots of questions there. Let me get the measuring tape...I'm interested though too, next time I have it racked up I'm going to have a good look at what's going on.

You can see the back roof-rack, that's more or less intact. So it sits maybe 150mm or so high at a guess.

Yeah the seat is a fair bit higher than handle-bars. Uncomfortably so. I've been meaning to raise the handle-bars a touch because my aero position is too aggressive and mashes my nuts too much, lol.

Emma Snowsill was there today too:

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2486/s0t1493.jpg
09:58pm 13/12/09 Permalink
Jim
Brisbane, Queensland
10914 posts
doh bad luck
11:05pm 13/12/09 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
6550 posts
Hrmmm,
While I admire your dedication to hitting the cyclist, I prefer to grind em against the road myself.
11:30pm 13/12/09 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
2307 posts
11:51pm 13/12/09 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
6551 posts
12:01am 14/12/09 Permalink
HurricaneJim
Brisbane, Queensland
142 posts
Looks like typical Victorian driver to me.
12:28am 14/12/09 Permalink
whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
15069 posts
Pinky, how the f*** did the bike hit?! How much higher is your seat than your handle bars? Judging from the size of the car in the pic, it looks like there's ample room for the bike to fit under, even if it was jacked up a bit on the top of the car???

What's the height measurement from the bottom of the front wheel to the highest part of the handlebars?! Also, the height of the roof racks would be good too... my mind can't deal with this :)

Judging by where his roofracks are the bike would be a good deal higher, don't forget the wheel is touching now but when the roof rack is attached to the car it'd probably be at least about 150mm higher and if even he top of those bar things touch the bottom of his roof it's going to get stuck & peel the bike off like the top of a sardine can. The handlebars might have made initial contact lower down than where the marks on the beam are but as it's been ripped up the bars could have scratched the paint higher up than initial contact.

Reminds me of this time a truck took out the corner of the roof at work..... twice.
01:07am 14/12/09 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
16664 posts
I don't f*****g care how tired you were you are a giant f*****g newb.

You are also awesome for posting this.
04:21am 14/12/09 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Queenstown, New Zealand
3483 posts
I feel your pain, everyone done something like this including myself who smashed racks into the low clearance sign in the work truck. I've posted up something bike related from the weekend to cheer you up pinky
07:06am 14/12/09 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
6074 posts
holy crap is that your neighbours house JUST THERE?
09:11am 14/12/09 Permalink
dranged
USA
1649 posts

nice work mate

..But how the hell do you jump into a wetsuit at the swim portion of the tri ? Getting in / out takes me at least 5 minutes each side!
10:01am 14/12/09 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
3414 posts
holy crap is that your neighbours house JUST THERE?

Yeah, that's my neighbour's house. Standard 1970's block sizes, 150ft x 50 ft I think. Between them and my house is the garage though, and also an entertaining area balcony thingy, so it's not as crammed as it looks in that pic.

On the wetsuit - swim is the first leg, so no probs getting into it cos you start in it. Also, warm up in the ocean before the swim is absolutely essential so the cold water doesn't take your breath away when you start the race. Getting out of it's a bloody hassle though. I risk damaging it the way I take it off, haha. Especially when I yank it over my watch since I like to time myself.
10:01am 14/12/09 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
6075 posts
it's not as crammed as it looks in that pic.
ah ok. Sorry i'm just a little bit used to almost 1/4 acre.
10:11am 14/12/09 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
4431 posts
holy crap is that your neighbours house JUST THERE?

My neighbour's house is closer than that to my garage :( For some reason my house is build up on the east side of the block and hers is built up against the west. Well played planning dudes!
10:46am 14/12/09 Permalink
maxe
Brisbane, Queensland
14233 posts
nice bike
10:47am 14/12/09 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
3415 posts
ah ok. Sorry i'm just a little bit used to almost 1/4 acre.

Me too. First time I have lived in *suburbia* (even though it's the last suburb out before you would consider that you are in the bush). I've never had neighbours closer than 30m before including while we were renting.
01:16pm 14/12/09 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
2235 posts
My current block is only ~600m :(
Grew up on 5 Acres in Daisy Hill so it's a bit of a change... House/windows are well placed though so no issues with the neighbours.

Kind of sad that 'almost 1/4' is concidered a big block these days.
01:26pm 14/12/09 Permalink
konstie
Melbourne, Victoria
256 posts
eastern burbs pinky?
07:54pm 14/12/09 Permalink
shrapse
Brisbane, Queensland
3630 posts
at least this didn't happen

07:58pm 14/12/09 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
6553 posts
^ F*** me!
Did the occupants live??
12:15am 15/12/09 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
3425 posts
Yeh mate, North East, Greensborough/Eltham.

Just sharing some tips I've had:

  • If you have a remote garage door, put the remote in your boot when you leave so you have to get out of the car before opening the garage.
  • Put a witches cone in the drive
  • Put a wheelie-bin in the drive
  • Put a ribbon across your drive
11:07am 15/12/09 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
2742 posts
11:10am 15/12/09 Permalink
tequila
Brisbane, Queensland
4727 posts
ouch shrapse, lateral strength fail

If you have a remote garage door, put the remote in your boot when you leave so you have to get out of the car before opening the garage.


what's the point of having a remote garage door then?
11:14am 15/12/09 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Queenstown, New Zealand
3495 posts
If you have a remote garage door, put the remote in your boot when you leave so you have to get out of the car before opening the garage.
Thats purely f*****g retarded, why in sweet f*** would you do this is beyond me.
11:20am 15/12/09 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
3427 posts
what's the point of having a remote garage door then?

I don't want to kill your fun with logic, but for the 99.9% of the times that you DON'T have a bike on your roof?
11:24am 15/12/09 Permalink
mooby
Brisbane, Queensland
5238 posts
see's oportunity to post pick of new bike wheels....

http://www.lucascullen.com/images/joyce.jpg
12:43pm 15/12/09 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
3421 posts
The garage remote in the boot idea is brilliant, I don't know why people are ragging on it. They probably can't comprehend it.
12:56pm 15/12/09 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
3429 posts
Very nice, moobs.

My wheels look pretty ordinary in the pic but they are actually pretty good wheels. The spokes aren't cylindrical, they are aerodynamically shaped, and the wheels are light as. It makes a bit of a difference, especially on the front wheel. I only have training tyres on at the moment too, but I prefer them - they are harder, wear less, but they are decent in the wet too - for recreation you try not to ride too much in the wet, but for triathlon sometimes you have no choice but to ride in the rain so you want tyres that will handle it.

I would like to buy these though:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/SRAM_S60_Clincher_Rear_Road_Bike_Wheel_2009/5360039568/

But not only are they expensive they would look pretty bloody ridiculous on my bike :-))))
12:59pm 15/12/09 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Queenstown, New Zealand
3497 posts
01:41pm 15/12/09 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
4126 posts
Did the occupants live??
Yeah, you can see the driver getting out the door on the other side.
01:54pm 15/12/09 Permalink
tequila
Brisbane, Queensland
4738 posts
hahaha lizard, that's retard

@Pinky I thought you did it *all* the time, my bad
03:12pm 15/12/09 Permalink
ViperInc
Gold Coast, Queensland
28 posts
Tired doesn't really cut it as an excuse. Your best defense would be to say your wife was driving.


LMAO!!!
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