Thursday, September 23, 2010

Get a Grip



I recently attended a triathlon seminar at REI which focused largely on equipment and safety.  One of the things discussed was that  bike handlebars must have the holes on the ends plugged or covered with grips.  Otherwise, you may take a core sample of a competitor's body - or your own - if your bike falls.  I came home yesterday to find that my daughter had removed one of the grips and was working on the other because she didn't like them.  Is she trying to give her mother a nervous breakdown?

Today we went to the bike shop to get some new grips.  I went to get the bike and load it on my bike rack and discovered she had removed the handlebars.  "We don't have to take the whole bike."  So her brain does function...

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smart little one there...but yeah no chucks please...smiles.

....Petty Witter said...

Oh the joys of health and safety.

Jamie said...

LOL!

I don't think I would have thought of that. :)

Happy weekend. :)

Tempo said...

Dont you hate it when your kids out think you? LOL

Lucy said...

Did you ever figure out why she just chose those things.?

AmyLK said...

OH! I would not have thought of that! I would have packed the whole bike up! LOL

Heff said...

EWWW !!! My cardiovascular system is screaming "Hell No!" to the WHOLE AFFAIR.

jack69 said...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!
That is great, we'll take the handle bars!!!!
'SHUCKS!'

Kelly said...

Yeow! That's a scenario I'd never considered!

Smart girl....I would have tried to carry the whole bike.

Jingle said...

funny post...
when it is time, you will know and get it...
have a fun weekend,

Suzanne Jones said...

She's a bright wee cookie.

(And I'm going to have nightmares about the core sampling...)

sage said...

No kidding, REI seminar focusing on gear :) Your daughter is bright! but she got it from you!

ρομπερτ said...

how i wish that there would be more grip available ...

and please tell her once again, that safety is so very important with a bike !

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