Fatality at Whinlatter today.
I've just re-read the original thread, and this thread now makes sense. I wonder how many others have done so?
Presumably the complainers looked to see who had died, and are disappointed that their ghoulish desires have not been fulfilled.
Humour by pass indeed.
(Foxy chick must be a social worker!)Posted 8 years agoneilsonwheelsMember
Sticking to the original point of the thread, I have been asked a couple of times about tyre pressure. The last time it happened the nerd asking me was convinced that even 1psi would make all the differece on a decent.! What a c**t. On that logic to I have to compensate my pressures for what I have had for breky or how many number 2's I have had that morning.
But you have to love these people.
Thats what makes the sport interesting.
……….or not.Posted 8 years ago
The last time it happened the nerd asking me was convinced that even 1psi would make all the differece on a decent.!
You should ask him if he realised that there would be at least a 1 psi pressure change on a decent downhill due to the atmospheric pressure change from the top to the bottom of the trail, and that he really needs to work out what pressure he wants at the most technical section, then get an altimeter, and work back from there using a standard atmosphere model. He'd also need to take into account any temperature of the air inside and outside the tyre.Posted 8 years agoplantMember
Lighten up people – very funny thread. OK, so the title was attention seeking but so what – it grabbed my attention and I was pleased to be able to laugh instead of what I expected to read.
This is one of life's funny surprises, so lighten up and get with the programme!Posted 8 years agojohnnersMember
Not at all funny. I homed in on this thread attracted by a prurient desire to read about death* and was disappointed to find just some satirical waffle about tyres.
You've let me down, you've let the school down, but worst of all, you've let yourself down.
*Or in the words of Hora, arbiter of good taste
I skim-read the post looking for an accident"boxelderSubscriber
If talk of tyres and pressures for Whinlatter annoys you, don't read threads with 'tyre content' and 'Whinlatter' in the title.Posted 8 years ago
This thread title's just thoughtless – why not post the lame attempt at humour in the original thread?
No ghoulish interest here – just the thought of a serious accident and the repurcussions for friends who work up there, not to mention anyone who did die.
I guess some peoples empathy leaves less room for 'humour'.
I'm too polite to post "tosser".
I dont think anyone has issues with someone taking the pee out of tyre obssesives. Carry on having a laugh at that.
I however, ride whinlatter a lot and have fallen off a few times with no real issues. I would hate to think someone has fallen off and killed themselves. It gave me a bit of a jolt when i first read the title but then the rest was admittedly funny.Posted 8 years agotailsMember
I thought it was quite good and I like the OP observations, the title did its job of pulling in a crowd and it's always good to wind up a few forumites. I too wondered how many laughed at jackson, goody or gately yet have climed on their high horse for this thread and name calling, oh dear!Posted 8 years agoradoggairMember
thought it was a good read in fact.
And for those who object and feel absconded about the fatality part of the title, the title did not say ' human fatality', so where you perceived fatality as being a human kind (surely very single minded of you), the title after reading the post meant 'tyre choice fatality' to myselfPosted 8 years agorolfharrisMember
Wow, Singletrackworld summed up nicely in a single thread-
1- something about tyres
3- people getting offended at **** all
4- a bit of an argument
5- half the people go off to "lackofhumoursville"
6- half the people get over it, have a laugh at how stupid it all is and carry on with life.
This thread was funny, some of you need to calm down and enjoy yourselves.Posted 8 years ago
The topic ‘Fatality at Whinlatter today.’ is closed to new replies.