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Old August 28th 15, 03:41 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Joy Beeson
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I stopped at a garage sale on the way to the tomato festival, and I
filled up my cooler at the festival, so when I stopped at Aldi's on
the way home, I had to take some back-up bungees out of storage to get
all my groceries attached.

After everything was battened down, I noticed a tag fluttering from
one of the new bungees and ripped it off.

It reads:


---------------------

Stretch cord carefully. Uncontrolled release can cause severe injury
to unprotected body parts, particularly eyes.

Maximum stretch-length 50% of unstretched cord. Overstretching cord
can cause hook failure, resulting in sudden, uncontrolled release.
Wear safety glasses when attaching and releasing.

---------------------


Man, I don't even *own* a pair of safety glasses! What a daredevil
I've been all these years.

Note that it never mentioned the danger in failing to attach all
hooks. A dangling bungee can catch in your spokes, which will wreck
the bungee, wreck the wheel, or send you over the handlebars.


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Old August 28th 15, 12:02 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
john B.
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On Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:41:34 -0300, Joy Beeson
wrote:


I stopped at a garage sale on the way to the tomato festival, and I
filled up my cooler at the festival, so when I stopped at Aldi's on
the way home, I had to take some back-up bungees out of storage to get
all my groceries attached.

After everything was battened down, I noticed a tag fluttering from
one of the new bungees and ripped it off.

It reads:


---------------------

Stretch cord carefully. Uncontrolled release can cause severe injury
to unprotected body parts, particularly eyes.

Maximum stretch-length 50% of unstretched cord. Overstretching cord
can cause hook failure, resulting in sudden, uncontrolled release.
Wear safety glasses when attaching and releasing.

---------------------


Man, I don't even *own* a pair of safety glasses! What a daredevil
I've been all these years.

Note that it never mentioned the danger in failing to attach all
hooks. A dangling bungee can catch in your spokes, which will wreck
the bungee, wreck the wheel, or send you over the handlebars.



Well, there you go. (It must be Hate a Safety Man Week) a good friend
in the petroleum drilling business just sent me a cost study on cost
per foot to drill an oil well and his chart shows an almost vertical
line from the time HSE, he calls it, got to be the new Big Thing.

Just as general information it cost $ 13.22 a foot in 1960 to drill an
oil well, in 1995 it cost $78.09, in 2000, $126.96, in 2005 it was
314.36 and in 2007 $717.13. Today? God only knows.

--
cheers,

John B.

  #3  
Old August 28th 15, 10:06 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
mac[_3_]
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With the number of bungee cords I see by the roadside, I'm not going to
trust my cargo to them. And I have had one come loose and go into the
spokes.
These days I tie things on using a length of old inner tube. There always
seems to be plenty of that to go around.
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Old August 30th 15, 01:13 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Frank Krygowski[_4_]
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On 8/27/2015 10:41 PM, Joy Beeson wrote:

I stopped at a garage sale on the way to the tomato festival,


Ah. Some friends and I provided music for a tomato festival today.

and I
filled up my cooler at the festival, so when I stopped at Aldi's on
the way home, I had to take some back-up bungees out of storage to get
all my groceries attached.

After everything was battened down, I noticed a tag fluttering from
one of the new bungees and ripped it off.

It reads:


---------------------

Stretch cord carefully. Uncontrolled release can cause severe injury
to unprotected body parts, particularly eyes.

Maximum stretch-length 50% of unstretched cord. Overstretching cord
can cause hook failure, resulting in sudden, uncontrolled release.
Wear safety glasses when attaching and releasing.

---------------------


Man, I don't even *own* a pair of safety glasses! What a daredevil
I've been all these years.

Note that it never mentioned the danger in failing to attach all
hooks. A dangling bungee can catch in your spokes, which will wreck
the bungee, wreck the wheel, or send you over the handlebars.


FWIW: When my wife, daughter and I rode coast to coast some years back,
we had only two minor injuries, IIRC. Both were my daughter's.

One was a bungee cord injury. As she was stretching one to tie down her
sleeping bag, it slipped and hit her in the lip. She had a nice big
bubble in her lip for several days afterwards.

So I agree with the first three words of the sticker. The next sentence
is true, in the sense that bungees are one of a million things that CAN
cause severe injury. The rest is overkill.


--
- Frank Krygowski
  #5  
Old August 30th 15, 07:29 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
john B.
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On Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:13:54 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

On 8/27/2015 10:41 PM, Joy Beeson wrote:

I stopped at a garage sale on the way to the tomato festival,


Ah. Some friends and I provided music for a tomato festival today.

and I
filled up my cooler at the festival, so when I stopped at Aldi's on
the way home, I had to take some back-up bungees out of storage to get
all my groceries attached.

After everything was battened down, I noticed a tag fluttering from
one of the new bungees and ripped it off.

It reads:


---------------------

Stretch cord carefully. Uncontrolled release can cause severe injury
to unprotected body parts, particularly eyes.

Maximum stretch-length 50% of unstretched cord. Overstretching cord
can cause hook failure, resulting in sudden, uncontrolled release.
Wear safety glasses when attaching and releasing.

---------------------


Man, I don't even *own* a pair of safety glasses! What a daredevil
I've been all these years.

Note that it never mentioned the danger in failing to attach all
hooks. A dangling bungee can catch in your spokes, which will wreck
the bungee, wreck the wheel, or send you over the handlebars.


FWIW: When my wife, daughter and I rode coast to coast some years back,
we had only two minor injuries, IIRC. Both were my daughter's.

One was a bungee cord injury. As she was stretching one to tie down her
sleeping bag, it slipped and hit her in the lip. She had a nice big
bubble in her lip for several days afterwards.

So I agree with the first three words of the sticker. The next sentence
is true, in the sense that bungees are one of a million things that CAN
cause severe injury. The rest is overkill.



Bungee's are a very low priority item.

When I was about 8 years old I fell out of a tree, I fell off a horse
once or twice, my brother had a ram sheep knock him down several times
before he could get out of the barnyard, my cousin fell on a pitch
fork and drove a tine through his calf. My mother caught her hand in a
clothes wringer".

Hot Damn! Life is just full of dangers.

(Why doesn't the government Do Something)
--
cheers,

John B.

  #6  
Old August 30th 15, 02:50 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Frank Krygowski[_4_]
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On 8/30/2015 2:29 AM, John B. wrote:
On Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:13:54 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

On 8/27/2015 10:41 PM, Joy Beeson wrote:

I stopped at a garage sale on the way to the tomato festival,


Ah. Some friends and I provided music for a tomato festival today.

and I
filled up my cooler at the festival, so when I stopped at Aldi's on
the way home, I had to take some back-up bungees out of storage to get
all my groceries attached.

After everything was battened down, I noticed a tag fluttering from
one of the new bungees and ripped it off.

It reads:


---------------------

Stretch cord carefully. Uncontrolled release can cause severe injury
to unprotected body parts, particularly eyes.

Maximum stretch-length 50% of unstretched cord. Overstretching cord
can cause hook failure, resulting in sudden, uncontrolled release.
Wear safety glasses when attaching and releasing.

---------------------


Man, I don't even *own* a pair of safety glasses! What a daredevil
I've been all these years.

Note that it never mentioned the danger in failing to attach all
hooks. A dangling bungee can catch in your spokes, which will wreck
the bungee, wreck the wheel, or send you over the handlebars.


FWIW: When my wife, daughter and I rode coast to coast some years back,
we had only two minor injuries, IIRC. Both were my daughter's.

One was a bungee cord injury. As she was stretching one to tie down her
sleeping bag, it slipped and hit her in the lip. She had a nice big
bubble in her lip for several days afterwards.

So I agree with the first three words of the sticker. The next sentence
is true, in the sense that bungees are one of a million things that CAN
cause severe injury. The rest is overkill.



Bungee's are a very low priority item.

When I was about 8 years old I fell out of a tree, I fell off a horse
once or twice, my brother had a ram sheep knock him down several times
before he could get out of the barnyard, my cousin fell on a pitch
fork and drove a tine through his calf. My mother caught her hand in a
clothes wringer".

Hot Damn! Life is just full of dangers.

(Why doesn't the government Do Something)


Oh, but it is! It's spreading "Danger! Danger!" warnings!


--
- Frank Krygowski
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Old August 31st 15, 01:08 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
john B.
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On Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:50:49 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

On 8/30/2015 2:29 AM, John B. wrote:
On Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:13:54 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

On 8/27/2015 10:41 PM, Joy Beeson wrote:

I stopped at a garage sale on the way to the tomato festival,

Ah. Some friends and I provided music for a tomato festival today.

and I
filled up my cooler at the festival, so when I stopped at Aldi's on
the way home, I had to take some back-up bungees out of storage to get
all my groceries attached.

After everything was battened down, I noticed a tag fluttering from
one of the new bungees and ripped it off.

It reads:


---------------------

Stretch cord carefully. Uncontrolled release can cause severe injury
to unprotected body parts, particularly eyes.

Maximum stretch-length 50% of unstretched cord. Overstretching cord
can cause hook failure, resulting in sudden, uncontrolled release.
Wear safety glasses when attaching and releasing.

---------------------


Man, I don't even *own* a pair of safety glasses! What a daredevil
I've been all these years.

Note that it never mentioned the danger in failing to attach all
hooks. A dangling bungee can catch in your spokes, which will wreck
the bungee, wreck the wheel, or send you over the handlebars.

FWIW: When my wife, daughter and I rode coast to coast some years back,
we had only two minor injuries, IIRC. Both were my daughter's.

One was a bungee cord injury. As she was stretching one to tie down her
sleeping bag, it slipped and hit her in the lip. She had a nice big
bubble in her lip for several days afterwards.

So I agree with the first three words of the sticker. The next sentence
is true, in the sense that bungees are one of a million things that CAN
cause severe injury. The rest is overkill.



Bungee's are a very low priority item.

When I was about 8 years old I fell out of a tree, I fell off a horse
once or twice, my brother had a ram sheep knock him down several times
before he could get out of the barnyard, my cousin fell on a pitch
fork and drove a tine through his calf. My mother caught her hand in a
clothes wringer".

Hot Damn! Life is just full of dangers.

(Why doesn't the government Do Something)


Oh, but it is! It's spreading "Danger! Danger!" warnings!


It seemingly defeats Darwin's theory as we now, apparently, have
survival of the un-fittest :-)
--
cheers,

John B.

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Old August 31st 15, 02:55 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Duane[_3_]
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On 27/08/2015 10:41 PM, Joy Beeson wrote:

I stopped at a garage sale on the way to the tomato festival, and I
filled up my cooler at the festival, so when I stopped at Aldi's on
the way home, I had to take some back-up bungees out of storage to get
all my groceries attached.

After everything was battened down, I noticed a tag fluttering from
one of the new bungees and ripped it off.

It reads:


---------------------

Stretch cord carefully. Uncontrolled release can cause severe injury
to unprotected body parts, particularly eyes.

Maximum stretch-length 50% of unstretched cord. Overstretching cord
can cause hook failure, resulting in sudden, uncontrolled release.
Wear safety glasses when attaching and releasing.

---------------------


Man, I don't even *own* a pair of safety glasses! What a daredevil
I've been all these years.

Note that it never mentioned the danger in failing to attach all
hooks. A dangling bungee can catch in your spokes, which will wreck
the bungee, wreck the wheel, or send you over the handlebars.



On the other hand, sometime it pays to pay attention to warnings. I
recently replaced my CO2 gizmo (I know, pretty technical term) and on a
ride I used it to fill someone's tube after a flat. It wasn't depleted
so I put it back in my bag with the CO2 cannister still attached
thinking that maybe he would need more later. Anyway, he didn't and the
next morning before going out on my ride I remember it and wanted to
remove the cannister. On my older one, I would just unscrew it. On
this one, when I did that it was like a pistol shot. The internals flew
out of the thing like a bullet. I was lucky that it flew away from me.
When I brought it back to the shop, they replaced it but I looked at
the fine print on the instructions and they warned to release the
pressure fully before disengaging. Sometime Danger! Danger! is real and
one should take precautions. Hmm. Maybe that's an object lesson.
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Old September 1st 15, 12:13 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
john B.
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On Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:55:33 -0400, Duane
wrote:

On 27/08/2015 10:41 PM, Joy Beeson wrote:

I stopped at a garage sale on the way to the tomato festival, and I
filled up my cooler at the festival, so when I stopped at Aldi's on
the way home, I had to take some back-up bungees out of storage to get
all my groceries attached.

After everything was battened down, I noticed a tag fluttering from
one of the new bungees and ripped it off.

It reads:


---------------------

Stretch cord carefully. Uncontrolled release can cause severe injury
to unprotected body parts, particularly eyes.

Maximum stretch-length 50% of unstretched cord. Overstretching cord
can cause hook failure, resulting in sudden, uncontrolled release.
Wear safety glasses when attaching and releasing.

---------------------


Man, I don't even *own* a pair of safety glasses! What a daredevil
I've been all these years.

Note that it never mentioned the danger in failing to attach all
hooks. A dangling bungee can catch in your spokes, which will wreck
the bungee, wreck the wheel, or send you over the handlebars.



On the other hand, sometime it pays to pay attention to warnings. I
recently replaced my CO2 gizmo (I know, pretty technical term) and on a
ride I used it to fill someone's tube after a flat. It wasn't depleted
so I put it back in my bag with the CO2 cannister still attached
thinking that maybe he would need more later. Anyway, he didn't and the
next morning before going out on my ride I remember it and wanted to
remove the cannister. On my older one, I would just unscrew it. On
this one, when I did that it was like a pistol shot. The internals flew
out of the thing like a bullet. I was lucky that it flew away from me.
When I brought it back to the shop, they replaced it but I looked at
the fine print on the instructions and they warned to release the
pressure fully before disengaging. Sometime Danger! Danger! is real and
one should take precautions. Hmm. Maybe that's an object lesson.


In other words, you didn't bother to "read the manual" and were
rewarded for your efforts. That is hardly a description of a
"dangerous,dangerous" situation.

--
cheers,

John B.

  #10  
Old September 1st 15, 01:47 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Duane[_3_]
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On 31/08/2015 7:13 PM, John B. wrote:
On Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:55:33 -0400, Duane
wrote:

On 27/08/2015 10:41 PM, Joy Beeson wrote:

I stopped at a garage sale on the way to the tomato festival, and I
filled up my cooler at the festival, so when I stopped at Aldi's on
the way home, I had to take some back-up bungees out of storage to get
all my groceries attached.

After everything was battened down, I noticed a tag fluttering from
one of the new bungees and ripped it off.

It reads:


---------------------

Stretch cord carefully. Uncontrolled release can cause severe injury
to unprotected body parts, particularly eyes.

Maximum stretch-length 50% of unstretched cord. Overstretching cord
can cause hook failure, resulting in sudden, uncontrolled release.
Wear safety glasses when attaching and releasing.

---------------------


Man, I don't even *own* a pair of safety glasses! What a daredevil
I've been all these years.

Note that it never mentioned the danger in failing to attach all
hooks. A dangling bungee can catch in your spokes, which will wreck
the bungee, wreck the wheel, or send you over the handlebars.



On the other hand, sometime it pays to pay attention to warnings. I
recently replaced my CO2 gizmo (I know, pretty technical term) and on a
ride I used it to fill someone's tube after a flat. It wasn't depleted
so I put it back in my bag with the CO2 cannister still attached
thinking that maybe he would need more later. Anyway, he didn't and the
next morning before going out on my ride I remember it and wanted to
remove the cannister. On my older one, I would just unscrew it. On
this one, when I did that it was like a pistol shot. The internals flew
out of the thing like a bullet. I was lucky that it flew away from me.
When I brought it back to the shop, they replaced it but I looked at
the fine print on the instructions and they warned to release the
pressure fully before disengaging. Sometime Danger! Danger! is real and
one should take precautions. Hmm. Maybe that's an object lesson.


In other words, you didn't bother to "read the manual" and were
rewarded for your efforts. That is hardly a description of a
"dangerous,dangerous" situation.

--
cheers,


What manual? It was a warning on the instruction sheet written in 2
point fonts. But thanks for pointing out what I already said. Isn't
that what the OP posted - that she was not believing what the warning
said? I'm just saying it pays to read it.

 




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