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Thread: Today's Bike Ride

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    Yesterday whilst walking up the road, under the trees, from Hassop towards Rowland I was passed by a couple of cyclists. A man on a MTB and a woman on an E-bike. The gradient is about 10% and as they got about 50 yds away the male was out of his saddle and the woman leisurely pedalling beside him.

    She then veered across the road and stopped at the verge whilst the man disappeared over the brow ahead. I saw her messing about in one of her panniers and as I just about reached her she pushed the bike back across the road to the correct side and continued to push it up the hill. I said " I bet that's hard work to push, have you broken it" to which she replied "it is, but I had to stop to pick some Wild Garlic"!

    She continued " The bike is new and I can't get started going up hill so I have to push it" to which I replied " why don't you go downhill first and turn around when you get going". She went on " I don't think I'll be able to turn around". It was tortious watching her pushing it so I said "hop on and I'll give you a push to get you going" which I did, remembering to use my good arm only!

    She went off like a rocket, pulling a little wheelie and giving out a loud squeal before quickly disappearing over the brow of the hill.

    Get those hill starts practiced Trav's. You don't want people laughing at you half way up Kirkstone!
    Last edited by Llani Boy; 04-04-2021 at 03:40 PM.
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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    I watched the Tour of Flanders today - as one should - a brilliant race. And then to illustrate my woke credentials I watched the women's race. It really can be such rubbish.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    And then to illustrate my woke credentials I watched the women's race. It really can be such rubbish.
    To criticise women’s sport is to a) ignore the relativeness of it b) to ignore the past opportunities given to it and c) to ignore the money and funding behind it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Reading your post again I noted you'd had it renovated at Mercian Cycles. In the past their stove enamelling, (which you might not have had),was considered to be about the best paint job you could get and should last decades. I was therefore a little bit surprised to hear it was in a poor condition, unless you've given it a particularly hard 17 years?
    The bike doesn't have an easy life; it's used for quite a lot of my utility riding, gets parked outside in any weather (e.g. at fell race venues, as well as in town), etc.
    In his lifetime he suffered from unreality, as do so many Englishmen.
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    Just a shopping trip today of 28 miles (1600 feet) to Keighley - naturally I took two bike locks. Dull,dull,... although on my return a shining black Lamborghini Aventador (and I think the SVJ) spluttered past me through the traffic lights in Guiseley. Its 6.5 litre V12 may be capable of 350kph but it doesn't cope too well at Breeze's Bianchi Bike Speed. Perhaps the owner recognised me because it turned at the Burley roundabout and came back towards Guiseley but with all the smoked glass I didn't recognise the driver as a Premiership star - perhaps it was just my dealer still doing well.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    I bought a heavy-duty lock today.

    64 quid on Halfords website.... So went down there and it was 89 quid on their shelves.

    So went out into the car park and ordered it online... But then couldn't collect it until 2pm so had to go back home and then make a 2nd journey.

    Ridiculous set of affairs.

    Good lock though, by the look and feel of things.

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    I've often wondered how it seems the lighter (and thereby more expensive) bike someone has, means the heavier (and thereby tougher) lock that's needed. If so, is there some sweet spot in the bike vs lock weight ratio?
    Eat more cake because life is shorter than you thi...

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    Quote Originally Posted by millipede View Post
    There is far too much cycling chat on this forum.

    Anyone would think that it was full of old has beens who can't run anymore ???
    Oooh! I do so like forthright young women.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Oooh! I do so like forthright young women.
    I tried to delete it but you are too quick.

    Why does the forum constantly lock me out?

    I have to log in every time I try and do something. It's trying to tell me something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millipede View Post
    I tried to delete it but you are too quick.
    So maybe not such an old has been after all?
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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