About Judi

Bicycles are my salvation. They are my way of life. If you don't like it, then you can go straight to hell. Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

22 thoughts on “Gotta love it…..

  1. …ya, well…they wouldn’t give me one that said “fuck irresponsible politicians” so i hadda go with this…

  2. Most likely didn’t get this “fuck irresponsible politicians” due to the length. You should have trimmed it- “fuck politicians”

    Nice hootie pipe.

  3. Is that a Subaru Impreza? with a spoiler? for aerodynamics? and a bike rack on the roof? It is VERY important that other people know how hardcore you are.

  4. …ah, gee whiz, mothra…i guess you see yourself as the real spoiler here, huh ???…please, by all means, enjoy what you seem to think of as your clever little riposte, but i have a few questions in return :- first & foremost, what exactly is it that you read as “hardcore” ???…

    …the only ‘statement’ that plate makes is to reveal which particular cycling disciplines i prefer & enjoy…oh, right, & campagnolo ???…guess i’m “old school” & that’s what i prefer…

    …ya see, mothra, it’s about cycling & dude, i not only enjoy cycling, i fucking enjoy encouraging others to do the same…if you think you’ve got some kind of agenda i NEED to know about, please, lemme know, otherwise go ride your own fucking bike(s) & find out how hardcore YOU really are…thanks…

    …& subaru impreza ???…why the fuck do you think that’s a subaru impreza ???…

  5. I think he thought the “InT” from Integra was an “IM”. At least he didn’t guess Impala.

    While Mothra might view this as self-promotion, I read it as promotion of the sport.

    If we have to be in our cars, it’s not a bad idea use that opportunity to remind other drivers that cyclists drive cars and pay taxes that pay for roads just like they do.

  6. I like the Campagnolo license plate frame. I am sure it is the lightest, strongest, most awesomest surround you could ever have for your plate. I am also sure it is far superior than anything shitmano could, or ever will produce. I want one, and I want it now, but I probably can not afford one.

  7. Take it easy, Francis. Just a little good-natured heckling. That’s why I like DC. When I lived in Flag, the people I rode, drank and hung out with would never miss an opportunity to bust balls. It keeps one humble and kept me laughing.
    Where I live now, the kids with white sunglasses and flat brimmed caps drive WRX’s with the spoilers and racks and Rocket Boxes on the top. If I swung and missed by assuming that was what was in the photo- bad on me. It seems that the roof rack defeats the aerodynamic purpose of the spoiler. Those dudes usually drive like jackasses, too.
    Sometimes it’s fun to stir the pot a little. As the great Gibby Haynes sung “you never know just how you look in other people’s eyes.”
    As to the question of how “hardcore” I am- harder than Chinese fucking arithmetic!

  8. On aerodynamics: every road-going car in the world is set up for understeer. Indeed, it’s almost impossible to get neutral or oversteer from a front-drive car. Most— especially the fat-ass pigs we Americans drive, WAY understeer.

    Understeer is good. It’s safe and predictable. Oversteer may be quick, but one day you’ll wreck.

    Spoilers or wings at the rear of a car address oversteer. They “tighten” the car’s handling. Thus, EVERY SINGLE SPOILER OR WING ON A ROAD-GOING CAR IS FOR SHOW ONLY. Indeed, the automakers carefully design them to MINIMIZE the downforce created, since it doesn’t improve handling and hurts gas mileage.

    Air dams on the front of cars can address understeer, theoretically at least. Again, or road-going cars, they are mostly for show, not go. What’s really interesting (Ferrari and maybe a couple other high-end sports cars) are flat bottoms. This creates an area of low pressure under the car, and so long as the “center of pressure” is centered under the car, it sticks in the corners. The difficulty arises when a flat-bottom car pitches. (Cars “dive” under braking and “squat” under acceleration.) Dive or squat quickly moves the center of pressure forward or back under a flat-bottom car. Unfortunately, it moves forward under braking— it can lead to NASTY oversteer on turn-in. A car like that would be quite unpleasant to drive and most guys would end up backing it off the road at an early opportunity. (What they do with race cars is set them up so stiff that they simply don’t pitch at all; again, this would be unpleasant on the road.)

    Me? I refer to rear wings as “towel racks” as they can be quite useful for drying your towel after a swim.

    PS—I drive a Toyota pickup… it’s slow and handles, you know, like a truck.

  9. …@tc…i bought that plate bracket on-line from a guy in the northwest named “mikey”…fucker told me it was designed to increase the aerodynamics on my impala, get the chicks ‘cuz it was “italiano”, & something about flat bottoms & venturi tunnels…i think the “venturi tunnels” are near the “carlsbad caverns”…
    …but either way, all to no avail, i still dive & squat like a little girl…

    …@mothra…you better be hardcore, motherfucker…if you backpedaled THAT fast on a fix gear bike, you’re on your ass…

    …& btw, dude…“I am harder than Chinese fucking arithmetic!”…so, how hard is that ???…90 yr old asian women do it…they just ride their trusty ‘abacus’…

    …just sayin’…

  10. “Fixed gear”? Don’t ride anything else. Not that I claim to be hard core or any such nonsense…

  11. “Just sayin” I think they do that on CNN.
    At the end of the day…just another Cali Bra’ with a vanity plate = Look at me I’m a cyclist, old skool.
    Not everyone’s impressed…”just sayin’”

  12. Mikey – what will the longhorn steer horns on the front of my caddy make my car do?

    Mothra – nice Pepper reference

  13. @pirata— it’s a caddy, it don’t need no aerodynamics. Leave it to the rice boys in the their front-drive two liter Hondas with the mufflers removed to decide who’s got the dumbest towel rack screwed to the trunk lid.

  14. …wow, dude…your constant referencing what YOU think I’M doing by having that license plate say one fuck of a lot more about YOU than ME but, hey right or wrong, you’re entitled to your opinion…

    …& whether someone is a chili pepper or a dr pepper, calling califonia “cali” is just fucking sad…that’s “old skool” valley girl talk…

    …jeez, mikey…if i had room in my wallet, i’d have my “honda”, the long horned caddy plus a few more ‘different’ rides…i do enough of my chores & transport on the bike that i’d be good w/ cruisin’ in a few interesting modes…

  15. @bikesgonewild,

    I agree with Judi’s original sentiment.

    I’m not generaly a fan of ‘Look at me’ plates but your’s is damn cool.

    It’s seriously cycling oriented & we should leave it at that.

    It’s a pity the direction that this has taken.

  16. …thank you hurben…

    …unlike many “vanity plates“, it’s not clever, witty or in need of interpretation…it just states what i like to ride…

    …that was my original & simple reason for getting it & it’s why i totally dig it…on top of that, the extra few bucks it costs goes to a “california child health & safety fund”…hard to fault that aspect…

    …thanks again & ya, it’s kinda funny that another cyclist “needed” to take issue w/ it…just c’est la vie-in’…

  17. and one more thing on the vanity plate that I think is cool – it is only gonna be recognized by what, maybe 2% of the population? The rest are probably scratching their heads…

  18. You think THAT’S obscure? Mine will say “KRMUDGN”. Five hundred quatloos says the average JOE bLOW WON’T HAVE A CLUE.

  19. Hey Joe,

    (note the incredibly subtle Hendrixs reference),

    At least we do.

    I’ve got to get me one of them but we’re restricted to six digits down here.

    Take care,

    Hurben