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A brief parable - A little less than a happy high
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A brief parable
A few years back, I was in A-1 Cycle in March picking up a pump when a guy brought in a very muddy, but very new mountain bike for service. When he got to the counter, he explained his problem to the moonlighting bike courier who was likely to do his tinkering for him. "I think I wrecked my drive train over the weekend," he said.

Moonlighting bike courier asked, "Oh yeah? Where were you riding?"

Assuming the query indicated enthusiasm, broken bike guy responded. "Oh, we were up in the Fells mudding, and it was awesome until I got hung up on a log when I was climbing..."

"Karma's a bitch, ain't it?"

Broken bike guy stopped quite suddenly. "What?" he blustered, "...why do you say that?"

"The Fells are closed to mountain bikes from January through April 15 to cut down on the erosion damage we do." Moonlighting bike courier lifted the broken machine onto a stand and tinkered a bit with the pedal levers. "Yeah, it's fucked," he said. "Serves you right."
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From: ulf_rulz Date: February 1st, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I once saw some teenagers rampaging through the woods in suburban D.C... Breaking saplings & pulling huge vines off of trees. I didn't tell them that the vines they were working so hard to destroy were, in fact, poison ivy.
komos From: komos Date: February 1st, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that's cold.

...and very funny.
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komos From: komos Date: February 1st, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Know anyone who's been biking in the Fells recently?
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komos From: komos Date: February 1st, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
LIES!
From: aphorisic Date: February 1st, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
tee hee
komos From: komos Date: February 1st, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
We're going to hell, you and I.

In a hand-basket.
From: aphorisic Date: February 1st, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
As long as we can laugh at the douchebag who illegally broke his bike.
komos From: komos Date: February 1st, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
You'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints?
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komos From: komos Date: February 1st, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, it's evil, babe, the way you let your grace enrapture me
From: aphorisic Date: February 1st, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
RED CARD
komos From: komos Date: February 1st, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did I just get thrown out of the game twice?

SWEET!
From: aphorisic Date: February 1st, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
In fact, we brought you back into the game, just to throw you out again. This is how vicious we are. THAT VICIOUS.
komos From: komos Date: February 1st, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like someone needs a hug.
From: aphorisic Date: February 1st, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are you volunteering?
komos From: komos Date: February 1st, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I might be...

What do you say to that??
From: aphorisic Date: February 1st, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
RED CARD
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From: aphorisic Date: February 1st, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
*cries*
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From: aphorisic Date: February 1st, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
RED CARD
esmerel From: esmerel Date: February 1st, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
The sinners are much more fun.
komos From: komos Date: February 1st, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude, he'll eject you, too!
teddywookie From: teddywookie Date: February 1st, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Go ahead, ask me why you're a dick. Don't make me go outside and piss on your windshield.
komos From: komos Date: February 1st, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can stand behind a little civil disobedience, but there's a damn good reason why the rule is in place.
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