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Encouragement of cowbell useWhy oh why?


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#1 frankie17

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:04 AM

I see that the Striders one pager says cowbells are for sale.

http://sixfoot.com/d...-guide-2017.pdf

Perhaps I am the only cowbell-o-phobe, but really, why do we need to encourage use of this noise when there are few cows even on the track?

And then this:

https://vimeo.com/55624839

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:04 PM

The world needs more cowbell.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:16 PM

Quite a few different sports seem to have taken the cowbell up.  I can't help but be amused by the thought that if you were a farmer it would be the worst possible time to lose a cow when such a race is on.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:20 PM

View PostAndyP, on 13 February 2017 - 01:04 PM, said:

The world needs more cowbell.

Disagree.  You are not helping.

View PostStej, on 13 February 2017 - 02:16 PM, said:

Quite a few different sports seem to have taken the cowbell up.  I can't help but be amused by the thought that if you were a farmer it would be the worst possible time to lose a cow when such a race is on.

Hard to get the mooving in all the confusion.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:55 PM

Cows only have cowbells because their horns don't work. Would you prefer horns?

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 03:19 PM

View PostAndyP, on 13 February 2017 - 01:04 PM, said:

The world needs more cowbell.

It's true!  https://www.youtube....h?v=cuLOV0dGDiI


edit: oops, did not see the vimeo link already posted!

Edited by alilypad, 13 February 2017 - 03:22 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 03:56 PM

The real reason that Froome punched a spectator in last year's TdF was not that the spectator was too close but because he was so fricking sick of all those cow bells.

Another thought is the risked posed by an actual herd of loose cows.  People would just assume it was the spectators with cowbells as they are run down by Daisy, Daisy, Daisy & Co.

I agree with the OP and think that if cowbells disappeared as a spectator's toy it would be no great loss and in most situations an improvement.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 01:22 PM

Cyclocross is big into cowbell use. And I love it hearing it when racing!

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 06:12 PM

I vote that we restrict the cow bell use to only areas where we don't have to listen to them for more than 3 mins at time (noting that I am slow on the uphills).  FREE THE COWS!!!

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:47 PM

Instead of calling out "Go CoolRunner!" at a race now, ring a cow bell.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:15 PM

Maybe they couldn't get vuvuzelas quickly enough?
That's what I herd, maybe it's a load of bull.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:32 PM

View PostDavinator, on 14 February 2017 - 10:15 PM, said:

Maybe they couldn't get vuvuzelas quickly enough?
That's what I herd, maybe it's a load of bull.

It's 45 kms mostly completely inaccessible to spectators, I'm presuming the OP is still complaining about the pea under their mattress..

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:01 PM

You guys really are pulling the udder one aren't you! Sure , go ahead , milk it for all its worth.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:29 AM

View PostPiledHigherq, on 14 February 2017 - 10:32 PM, said:

View PostDavinator, on 14 February 2017 - 10:15 PM, said:

Maybe they couldn't get vuvuzelas quickly enough?
That's what I herd, maybe it's a load of bull.

It's 45 kms mostly completely inaccessible to spectators, I'm presuming the OP is still complaining about the pea under their mattress..

It's because these damnable things pierce the silence, because I am slow and therefore unable to outrun the sound waves, and cos there is a tendency for them to be concentrated around Caves House where there is no escape until one's bus leaves.

Edited by frankie17, 16 February 2017 - 10:42 AM.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:20 PM

I wonder if you are allowed to cheer runners on at The Running of the Bulls using cowbells?  Hmmm.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:01 AM

Then my avatar pic is appropriate then. I'd like to give it a go but I don't have the hide.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:30 AM

View PostStej, on 16 February 2017 - 12:20 PM, said:

I wonder if you are allowed to cheer runners on at The Running of the Bulls using cowbells?  Hmmm.

I suspect it'd be cheering for the bulls there...

View PostAndrew09, on 17 February 2017 - 08:01 AM, said:

Then my avatar pic is appropriate then. I'd like to give it a go but I don't have the hide.

I can see that with your photo you would certainly be on the horns of a dilemma.

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 05:43 PM

So funny , because that is not even me in the photo. It was just a random pic I found with someone wearing my favourite football teams jersey whilst running. C'mon Partick Thistle!