Every material on this planet, including flesh, bone and blood, can and will fail. IIt's just a matter of when. Steel has its limits too.PJay said:
yeah, well, "postmen like doctors go from house to house." that's philip larkin poet talk sayin we're all gonna get it eventually, so get on your bike and pedal b/c our materials will be neither here nor there when we start that climb to the sky. he rode steel but switched to aluminum for racing later in his life. had he lived to see it, i'm sure he'd have at least one cf bike. rumor has it he rode a recumbent to his library job only once, as he couldn't stand the thought of looking like the physics guys in the next building.alienator said:Exzzzzactly. S=kLn(omega), which is Physics-talk for "Nuthin' lasts forever."
Yes but he still was able to make the climbPJay said:
Did he just use an uber lightweight CF prosthetic, or was it one of the heavier aero prosthetics?flying said:Yes but he still was able to make the climb
If it had been steel he would not have been able to get half way up due to weight & rust...... kidding of course
Actually the man's effort is the very essence of climbing and of human nature. If it weren't, we'd have never left the cave.sbindra said:I am all for a guy getting back on the horse after a fall but really now! A guy who lost both his legs below the knee in a blizzard while climbing a mountain should not be climbing an even bigger mountain with artificial legs. Sometime you got to know when to quit.