It hasn't stopped me from looking at bicycles though. Or watching races.
I know you're probably not a cycling fan, but this post over at bikesnobnyc might be funny or interesting to you anyway... it's about pass/fail bike racing - basically:
Road racing is all about tactics. Unfortunately, the tactical advice you get from books and magazines is intended for winners or for people who aspire to be winners. As such, it doesn't apply to you. Using that stuff for pass/fail racing is like trying to assemble a piece of Ikea furniture by following Mapquest directions to Chuck E. Cheese. You’re not interested in winning, you’re interested in surviving. Here are three key pieces of advice for the survival of the pass/fail racer:
As proven by the hundreds of daily comments, this guy really knows how to write an entertaining blog... he's consistantly brilliant.