Cycling doesn't need to "de-lyrac-fy" any more than swimming, or running, or walking down the footpath does. What cycling needs is more people riding bikes wearing whatever they need to, want to, or feel comfortable in. When you pull up next to a lycra-clad-lout at a red light, and you're in your sandles/t-shirt/shorts ensemble, there is no need to mock one another. Neither of you know why one another rides, or how far, or anything. Does it really matter? Take the opportunity to say g'day to one another and appreciate there is one less car out there.
It saddens me when I see the Nation of Cyclists(tm) fighting along the tribal lines of what they wear. There should be no need to justify what you wear to ride, let alone why you ride. Just get on a bike and ride.
I own a couple of road bikes and commute to work on one of them. I wear clothing with lycra because here in Sydney it can either be stinking hot or freezing cold, and I have clothing that is comfortable on the bike and accounts for both. I am not about to go and buy yet more clothing to ride in just so I'm "not wearing lycra". Do I HAVE to wear lycra? No. Do I CHOOSE to wear lycra. Yes, because it works well for me. Do I CARE others don't? Not at all.
I love my cycling clothing. I love the fact my bib knicks (definition: cycling shorts that have shoulder straps) don't chaff and stay were they should. And that my jerseys cover my lower back don't flap in the wind. And that my shoes clip in to my pedals and make pedalling a little more efficient. And that my ear warmer does what its name suggests. And that my reflective straps and F-off headlights and two red flashers make me feel at least a little more visable. But it's purpose-specific, and I don't wear it anywhere else.
People - just get dressed and RIDE!
You'd be better off graphing the number of winners as a percentage of entrants by each letter.
Then ranking by start gate (no horse has ever won from gate 18), jockey's mother's maiden name, country of origin, passport number...
Only thing this tune is missing is the double clap:
dib - clap - dib - clap - dib - clap - dib - clap
dib - clap - dib - clap - dib - clap - dib clap clap
I don't think there's a song been written that you can't drop a double clap in to - although some lend themselves to it more than others.
but the twerp who uploaded it disabled embedding
Surely nothing the Firefox streaming media download plug-in couldn't work around? Download it, then re-upload to the 'tube again, this time without disabling embedding? I'd do it but I'm at work an stuck on Ye Olde Explorer 8 (recently "upgraded" from IE6 - I was *almost* looking forward to having a 10 year anniversary party. Might start planning one for our Outlook 2003 instead...).
I still remember Margaret coming to read to my primary school class thirty-something years ago. To this day I recall it was my first brush with someone really famous in person, even if she did wear a multi-coloured clown wig.
I don't have memories of any other visitor in all of my schooling (other than the helmet lady).
Yes yes, a very moving and uplifting story it is - but without foundation.
For all remaining Blues fans (yes, both of you), there is a solution at hand...
Dude must have some publishing income!
Yeah, just like Jeff Buckley (well, his estate) and "Hallelujah"
He he, reminds me of driving down Blenheim Rd in Ch-Ch many years ago, listening to RDU when they played no fewer than seven different versions of SLTS back-to-back, including Tori Amos, the Gregorian Monks and The Moog Cookbook:
Yep. If ever there was a band that could plagiarise themselves - mashup of two (okay, it's a loose definition of "two") Nickleback songs panned L & R:
WARNING: NSFLTIWTLIL (NSF listening to if will to live is low):