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  • Good interview in the Independent on Sunday. Could someone post the link please?

  • Here you go; is this the one?

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/gener­al/others/nicole-cooke-i-hated-cycling-i­-was-in-pain-i-wanted-to-quit-966040.htm­l

    Oh, and cheers for pointing it out, I'll try and have a read of it later!

  • That's the one. Thanks.

  • "The sudden rumble overhead fails to put a spoke in her wheels."

    Jesus christ.

    What the fuck is that supposed to mean? How does that even remotely make any sense whatsoever?

  • "The sudden rumble overhead fails to put a spoke in her wheels."

    Jesus christ.

    What the fuck is that supposed to mean? How does that even remotely make any sense whatsoever?

    It's an expression. Like 'a little learning is a dangerous thing'.

  • Yeah, an expression, like, you know..
    "The quick brown baboon passes wind solemnly porridge umbilical neatness wanted cabbages."

  • I refer my honourable friend to the answer I gave some moments ago

  • Yeah, an expression, like, you know..
    "The quick brown baboon passes wind solemnly porridge umbilical neatness wanted cabbages."

    you got that email OK then..

  • And the shrooms, clearly...

  • Hippy is Aussie slang for "one who imbibes hallucinogens in vast quantities"

  • We knew that...

  • an It's expression. thing learning Like 'a little a dangerous is'.

    Yeah, I still don't get it William the Great.

  • We knew that...

    I forgot. It's a symptom of my indulgence.

  • "The sudden rumble overhead fails to put a spoke in her wheels."

    Jesus christ.

    What the fuck is that supposed to mean? How does that even remotely make any sense whatsoever?

    I think you should sue your school...

  • It's an expression. Like 'a little learning is a dangerous thing'.

    If someone was to "put a spoke in my wheels" I would be pretty annoyed because I already have a full set of spokes. It would be a needless, surplus addition to my wheelset.

    Besides, how do you put one spoke in two wheels? Cut it in half? But then it wouldn't fit either wheel.

    However, if I had a missing spoke in one wheel, and a new spoke was put in the wheel, I'd be pretty happy, because it would return my wheel to its proper strength.

    How the hell does that relate to the loud rumble of an overhead train while someone is talking?

    It was a shite, senseless expression. "The sudden rumble overhead fails to put the brakes on her" would have made more sense.

  • indeed it's a poor bit of writing, kinda put me off reading the rest of it

  • No, you're right. The British quality press are renowned for writing gibberish.
    If only they had people who would check their copy eh?

    Oh.

  • If someone was to "put a spoke in my wheels" I would be pretty annoyed because I already have a full set of spokes. It would be a needless, surplus addition to my wheelset.

    Besides, how do you put one spoke in two wheels? Cut it in half? But then it wouldn't fit either wheel.

    However, if I had a missing spoke in one wheel, and a new spoke was put in the wheel, I'd be pretty happy, because it would return my wheel to its proper strength.

    How the hell does that relate to the loud rumble of an overhead train while someone is talking?

    It was a shite, senseless expression. "The sudden rumble overhead fails to put the brakes on her" would have made more sense.

    You're a very funny guy. I don't think you realise it though...

  • Oh! So that's why girls always laugh at me when I get naked in their bedroom.

  • nods

  • Waves curled pinkie finger

  • That's not your finger..

  • I never said it was mine..

  • TO PUT A SPOKE IN ONE'S WHEEL -- "When you are not in accord with another person's plans or projects, you 'put a spoke in his wheel' by taking some action that will interfere with or impede his progress.
    The expression goes back to the sixteenth century and alluded to the use, by carters, of an extra spoke or bar which could be thrust between the spokes or wheel so that that wheel would drag and serve as a brake in descending a hill."
    From "2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings & Expressions from White Elephants to a Song and Dance" by Charles Earle Funk (Galahad Book, New York, 1993).

  • That's got nothing to do with bikes though, so it was a lazy expression.

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