Personal Cycling

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Sfcsim posted this 19 June 2015

Now, I normally do a charity cycle every year, but this year a bad back, put me out of training, so not looking like I am going to be doing one, with the move and all.

2012 - London to Brighton, for childhood first.

2013 - London to Cambridge, for Down syndrome, as a friend of mine has a daughter with this.

2014 - chiltern hills cycle way, for shepreth wildlife park, up the road from me.

this year was going to be a ride for Down syndrome again, but maybe next year.

Any of you lot cycle, for fun or charity?

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Nobby Plumbs posted this 19 June 2015

Me and Mrs Plumbs bought a couple of hybrid bikes a year ago. We often get up early on a Sunday morning and cycle down to the prom at Southbourne and then all the way to Sandbanks and back. 27 miles in total, absolutely lovely this time of year.

Sfcsim posted this 19 June 2015

Originally posted by Nobby Plumbs

Me and Mrs Plumbs bought a couple of hybrid bikes a year ago. We often get up early on a Sunday morning and cycle down to the prom at Southbourne and then all the way to Sandbanks and back. 27 miles in total, absolutely lovely this time of year.

Nobby, that sounds like a lovely ride. I have to say I am more likely to out on the bike in nice weather! I live in the wrong country for it though! 

BTripz posted this 20 June 2015

Would love to get out on my bike more but, unfortuantely, a hectic family life and the wife working weekends precludes that.

I do cycle to/from work most days of the week though, 8 miles there, 8 miles back. Unless I go along the seafront and around Poole bay and then it's 10 miles..

Definitely need to get a new bike as my current one is 15 years old and starting to show a bit of wear.

Kingdom Come posted this 20 June 2015

I used to mtb a fair bit. Unfortunately had a bad fall about 4 years ago. Not been able to ride since due to a painful back. It was my own stupid fault, riding a trail for the first time too fast, it turned to the right and I didn't. Landed face first in scree, arse just about hit the back of my head.

I'll definitely get back on some time though.

BTripz posted this 20 June 2015

Originally posted by Kingdom Come

I used to mtb a fair bit. Unfortunately had a bad fall about 4 years ago. Not been able to ride since due to a painful back. It was my own stupid fault, riding a trail for the first time too fast, it turned to the right and I didn't. Landed face first in scree, arse just about hit the back of my head. I'll definitely get back on some time though.

Ouch!!

Sfcsim posted this 25 June 2015 - Last edited 25 June 2015

 

Little ride today. Ok not the fastest on the Mountain bike, but the speed will come with the fitness. 

http://cyclemeter.com/824c8038fa1e970c/Cycle-20150625-1120

jet sounds posted this 25 June 2015

Originally posted by Sfcsim

 

Little ride today. Ok not the fastest on the Mountain bike, but the speed will come with the fitness. 

http://cyclemeter.com/824c8038fa1e970c/Cycle-20150625-1120

A very keen cyclist had a really bad accident a few weeks ago. He hit a pot hole and went over....even though he had a helmet on he ended up at Southampton general in a coma. So as Shaw Taylor always said...."keep em peeled".

 

Areola Grandee posted this 29 September 2015 - Last edited 29 September 2015

Overweight MAMIL - but am least faster than the blokes on the couch ;-) Went out on the MTB with daughter this weekend for first time in ages and stacked...two fractured ribs... so no cycling for a while. Thankfully daughter is perfectly fine 

Sadoldgit posted this 29 September 2015

Originally posted by jet sounds

Originally posted by Sfcsim

 

Little ride today. Ok not the fastest on the Mountain bike, but the speed will come with the fitness. 

http://cyclemeter.com/824c8038fa1e970c/Cycle-20150625-1120

A very keen cyclist had a really bad accident a few weeks ago. He hit a pot hole and went over....even though he had a helmet on he ended up at Southampton general in a coma. So as Shaw Taylor always said...."keep em peeled".

 Two guys I used rto work with both cycled to work. One was chased by a dog, fell off and broke his arm. The other hit a pothole, went over the handlebars and broke his back!   I like to go out occasionally and it is the best way to see the countryside but because I dont rid often I get really sore in that area between the anus and the ballsack - dont know what it is called but the saddle really plays havoc with it!

 

CB Saint posted this 29 September 2015 - Last edited 29 September 2015

I go out most weeks - full fledged MAMIL - found yet another hobby to fritter away my hard earned on titanium this and unobtainium that. Proper shiny kit merchant.

That said I have dropped a stone and a half since starting last August so the Ayatollah doesn't mind.

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Bathsaint posted this 29 September 2015

 If I'm not on the school run, I'll cycle to and from work - a brisk 15-20 minutes and surprisingly exhilirating. Only problem is the roads are trecherous (potholes mainly) and while most drivers are okay, some a utter shits and seem to regard a cyclist as only slightly better than demon spawn. 

Bucks posted this 29 September 2015

Pretty keen on MTB.    As I am currently unemployed, I am taking advantage of the decent weather and have been out at Swinley Forest (purpose made MTB trail centre nearly Bracknell) regularly, trying to get fit again.  In the past I have ridden trails in Wales, Surrey and various others.    Have seen some pretty nasty crashes, and a guy was sadly killed at Swinley a few weeks back, but I am unscathed so far.      For me, its a lot more fun than road cycling, with no traffic to worry about.  Plus, you get way more exercise per mile than you do on the road.  

 

lifeintheslowlane posted this 29 September 2015

Originally posted by Sadoldgit

Originally posted by jet sounds

Originally posted by Sfcsim

 

Little ride today. Ok not the fastest on the Mountain bike, but the speed will come with the fitness. 

http://cyclemeter.com/824c8038fa1e970c/Cycle-20150625-1120

A very keen cyclist had a really bad accident a few weeks ago. He hit a pot hole and went over....even though he had a helmet on he ended up at Southampton general in a coma. So as Shaw Taylor always said...."keep em peeled".

 Two guys I used rto work with both cycled to work. One was chased by a dog, fell off and broke his arm. The other hit a pothole, went over the handlebars and broke his back!   I like to go out occasionally and it is the best way to see the countryside but because I dont rid often I get really sore in that area between the anus and the ballsack - dont know what it is called but the saddle really plays havoc with it!

I used to work with a chap who went on a charity ride from Southampton to Glagow. He's the most accident prone person I know so it was was considered by many as "an accident waiting to happen" for a good cause. The accident happened just outside Manchester on the day of the Manchester air disaster when a plane caught fire on the runway...Dave put his front wheel in a pothole and landed on his face.

Later that day he found himself in the same ward as the air disaster survivors being iterview by the local press...he was apparently the worst injured in the ward...they though he had been on the plane.

 

Areola Grandee posted this 29 September 2015 - Last edited 29 September 2015

Originally posted by CB Saint

I go out most weeks - full fledged MAMIL - found yet another hobby to fritter away my hard earned on titanium this and unobtainium that. Proper shiny kit merchant.

That said I have dropped a stone and a half since starting last August so the Ayatollah doesn't mind.

 

Yep thats me too - got back on the bike just over 18 months ago when I finally gave up smoking after 20 years ;-) Managed to convince Mrs Cracked Rib that I be allowed to spend what previously went on ciggys on bike and stuff... not sure she realised how much it adds up to even at 5-6 packs a week... lots of nice carbon stuff now ;-)

... will be 3-4 weeks before I can get back on the road though ;-(

 

Bucks posted this 04 November 2015 - Last edited 04 November 2015

Thought I would share a few pics of my bird that I ride hard every few days 🚵

After a wet session:

And when the sun was still hanging around:

 

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saintbletch posted this 04 November 2015

Originally posted by Bucks

Thought I would share a few pics of my bird that I ride hard every few days 🚵

After a wet session:

And when the sun was still hanging around:

 

Corr, that bint's got frame all the way up to her gusset.

Prolly.

Bucks posted this 04 November 2015

Originally posted by saintbletch

Corr, that bint's got frame all the way up to her gusset.

Prolly.

 

You should see just how much lube she needs. 

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BTripz posted this 04 November 2015

Originally posted by Bucks

 

 Not only can you ride you can levitate.......

Rallyboy posted this 04 November 2015

I like to get out there, though I did a bit more before the day an elderly spinster armed with a hatchback smashed me to fuck a bit in a cycle lane and left me bleeding in the road.

That was a wake up call for helmets and the art of trying to guess what everyone else is doing.

Bucks posted this 04 November 2015

Super skills innit lou_lol