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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

27 December 2014 - 1:04pm
eileithyia wrote:Mick F wrote:eileithyia wrote:............... cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.

Yes, that's the way I've done it these past ten years or more, to the detriment of other things.

My plan for 2015 is to not cycle so often, but paint the outside of the house, get on top of the gardening, and do a bit more housework. Instead of cycling four or five times a week, I'm going to cut down to twice a week and probably do more miles per ride.

Nooooo don't do it, life's too short... No one has on their headstone, 'he had a perfect garden and well painted house'
eileithya that reminds me of the time a mate of mine had the choice of renewing his gutters and suffit boards or rekindle his love of motorcycling and buy another motorcycle. Sadly he chose the former of the two.
Have you reached the magic number yet.
To achieve it is brilliant but to also do it when you do shift work like you do is even more remarkable.

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

27 December 2014 - 11:49am
Hi,
And some still live with their parents

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

27 December 2014 - 9:11am
Eileithiya wrote
............... cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.

life's too short... No one has on their headstone, 'he had a perfect garden and well painted house'

Couldn't agree more. I've never known anyone look back on their life and say 'I wish I'd spent more time doing housework'.

Re: Awful, awful cycling and I feel totally incensed

26 December 2014 - 10:54pm
Tonyf33 wrote:How does that help..id already seen him on my right cutting in front of a right turning vehicle.it was him doing a 90 degree turn across my bows that I couldn't have predicted.
Your paragraph verbatim:
I felt so angry..firstly because that's the worst bit of cycling I've seen personally, secondly because if it were not for my awareness and quick reactions he'd have been under my wheels or smashed into my windscreen (likely the former) causing me great consternation & a couple of hours wasted time at the scene and chasing up damages etc ..and thirdly it's p####s like that that propagate the them and us situation. well done
I'll happily accept that your main concern was for the cyclist's safety but that was not immediately apparent to me when I first read your post. My apologies for my misunderstanding. There was no intent to misrepresent.

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

26 December 2014 - 7:54pm
Hi,
I have come to the conclusion that a field and a hard standing with a caravan is looking atractive

Re: Awful, awful cycling and I feel totally incensed

26 December 2014 - 7:21pm
Wish I still had access to an accelerometer - would make for a bit of informative fun if nothing else & get you away from that traffic.

Re: Sad Christmas in Peterborough...

26 December 2014 - 7:20pm
Really sad. Condolences.

Re: Awful, awful cycling and I feel totally incensed

26 December 2014 - 7:13pm
julianm wrote:a bike accelerates much quicker than a car from standstill... - well there are plenty of drivers around that are playing with their phone while they sit at the lights, or can`t find the handbrake or 1st, or are just dozy, or even asleep but I wouldn`t rely on that myself, even if I had Hoy`s thighs.

You don't need Hoy's thighs or dozy motorists. By the time they have let the clutch out and got the car moving most people on bikes will be well ahead of them. I usually expect to clear a junction before the first car but thereafter they have the advantage on me.

Re: Awful, awful cycling and I feel totally incensed

26 December 2014 - 7:03pm
a bike accelerates much quicker than a car from standstill... - well there are plenty of drivers around that are playing with their phone while they sit at the lights, or can`t find the handbrake or 1st, or are just dozy, or even asleep but I wouldn`t rely on that myself, even if I had Hoy`s thighs.

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

26 December 2014 - 6:17pm
Mick F wrote:eileithyia wrote:............... cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.

Yes, that's the way I've done it these past ten years or more, to the detriment of other things.

My plan for 2015 is to not cycle so often, but paint the outside of the house, get on top of the gardening, and do a bit more housework. Instead of cycling four or five times a week, I'm going to cut down to twice a week and probably do more miles per ride.

Nooooo don't do it, life's too short... No one has on their headstone, 'he had a perfect garden and well painted house'

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

26 December 2014 - 5:12pm
Hi,
Mick F wrote:eileithyia wrote:............... cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.

Yes, that's the way I've done it these past ten years or more, to the detriment of other things.

My plan for 2015 is to not cycle so often, but paint the outside of the house, get on top of the gardening, and do a bit more housework. Instead of cycling four or five times a week, I'm going to cut down to twice a week and probably do more miles per ride.
NO.......................Don't do it ....................................three times a week, go out and up the pace, works for me.
Shorter rides will keep you fitter, unless you aim is to cycle all day for two days instead of three where you spent the rest of the day getting over your ride
Shorter rides of two to three hours at a higher work load are better than longer rides at a purely aerobic level, you can always add weight instead of turning the pedals faster Or are you just cycling to avoid something / someone else................ ............

Re: Awful, awful cycling and I feel totally incensed

26 December 2014 - 4:37pm
Just to clarify i was moving already and had to brake suddenly as the rider cut right across from the right turn only lane, there is no room to filter on the right of the straight on lane and to do so just means you'd still have to cut across the front of the vehicles in front, given the lights had already gone green his actions were tantamount to suicide/recklessness.
It is pretty clear from the road layout that the filtering is from the left of the central lane to reach the ASL and had he done this it would have being obvious his intention to go straight on and there would be no conflict.
How you can't see the problem of a cyclist approaching from a right turn only lane (having already cut in front of another motorist) and them cutting a 90 degree left in front of an already moving car to reach the left side of that lane when just filtering on the left where all the space is, is beyond me.

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

26 December 2014 - 3:54pm
eileithyia wrote:............... cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.

Yes, that's the way I've done it these past ten years or more, to the detriment of other things.

My plan for 2015 is to not cycle so often, but paint the outside of the house, get on top of the gardening, and do a bit more housework. Instead of cycling four or five times a week, I'm going to cut down to twice a week and probably do more miles per ride.

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

26 December 2014 - 3:41pm
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Mick F wrote:I feel such a wimp.
4,470miles.

I'll do the "final" 30miles by the end of the year, though snow is forecast for later today ...........
Don't say that
I've probably just broken 4000 but its how you do it and what for, that matters, to me any way.
Everyone enjoys long day rides in the sun with good scenery good company and a café or two / pub.

But we all have commitments that need to be done....................first..................unless you employ a slave

Depends on how your life is organised, taking up cycling at a formatitive point in my adult life, cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.

Re: Sad Christmas in Peterborough...

26 December 2014 - 3:38pm

Re: Sad Christmas in Peterborough...

26 December 2014 - 2:18pm
Very sad condolences to family and friends

Sad Christmas in Peterborough...

26 December 2014 - 2:02pm
Young cyclist, just 22, killed riding his bike on 23rd December.... Some things are disheartening beyond words.

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news ... -1-6490264

http://www.peterborough-cathedral.org.u ... ickey.html

Re: Grab Theft - handle bar kit

26 December 2014 - 1:27pm
Shootist wrote:A cyclist stopped at traffic lights? Oh, come on now.
Very witty !

Re: Grab Theft - handle bar kit

26 December 2014 - 1:19pm
To be honest i`m just glad to see people pointing things out, id be more upset if this happend to me and know one had said its happening often.

Re: Awful, awful cycling and I feel totally incensed

26 December 2014 - 11:56am
Whatever, but the rider was killed and the inquest brought an accidental verdict.

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