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Re: Four 4x4's on a forty mile ride

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 August 2014 - 2:41pm
Flinders wrote:You seem to have completely missed the smileys in james01's post and the bit about being facetious.

I don't wish to be contentious but the smiley is somewhat passive aggressive (to use an ugly Americanism) and james01 admitted that he was only "being slightly facetious" [My highlight]

Anyway lets move on

Re: Ditching my Hybrid for a full Spec Tourer

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 31 August 2014 - 1:50pm
It's not a proper mid life crisis until it involves a Rohloff Speedhub....

I agree on the trucker mines a disc trucker the colour is lovely.

Here's mine! (trucker not mid life crisis honest)
http://10mileseachway.blogspot.co.uk/

(somewhere on there anyway)

Energy, Fuel, 2nd Wind, Motivation

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 August 2014 - 1:45pm
I'd generally been riding around 30-35 miles 'ish. I've often noticed I'd start off feeling tired yet after a few miles my energy levels would pick-up (2nd wind ?)

Then I started stopping at my local supermarket (after 10 miles) for a cakes and free coffee and suddenly I am doing 50 mile rides no problems.

Today I started out really tired and was convinced it was to be a 10 out+10 back trip. Coffee and cakes and chose a longer route (total 40 miles). After leaving supermarket, still really tired and rather regretting the choice of longer route. Then after an hour or so, suddenly my energy levels pick-up and I'm working out de-tours in my head to make the ride longer.

So, getting more energy a few miles after starting out - is that 2nd wind ?

After cakes, how long until that fuel would get to muscles to boost your energy ?

Ian

Re: Four 4x4's on a forty mile ride

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 August 2014 - 1:21pm
LondonBikeCommuter wrote:
There seems to me to be this increasing view that people judge others based on there own circumstances so its " I don't need a 4x4 so why should anyone else?"

Lisap ........ don't apologise and don't let anyone make you feel bad if you need it then you use it!!

You seem to have completely missed the smileys in james01's post and the bit about being facetious.

Re: 3rd time unlucky

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 August 2014 - 12:44pm
I've tried the making patches from old inner tubes but in my experience its been a bit unpredictable. Despite careful preparation the repairs have all failed within 12 months.

How do you prep yours Tony ?

Re: Four 4x4's on a forty mile ride

CTC Forum - On the road - 31 August 2014 - 12:26pm
james01 wrote:lisap wrote:I live in a very hilly place, my 4x4 is covered in mud from being on the farm every day AND when it snows I wouldn't get off my property without it.



You could try walking . I'm being slightly facetious but the description of a farm or village being cut off is now used in the press simply when motor vehicles can't get through. It used to mean when people on foot couldn't get through - now that's what I call being really cut off .

Your being horribly horribly judgemental. We have friends that live on a 100ish acre barely viable farm (Organic just about keeps it afloat) that's around 4 miles from the nearest shop 6 to the nearest town. Should they walk an 8 mile round trip every time they need the shop? or maybe have a line of pack mules for the monthly shop in town?

There seems to me to be this increasing view that people judge others based on there own circumstances so its " I don't need a 4x4 so why should anyone else?"

Lisap ........ don't apologise and don't let anyone make you feel bad if you need it then you use it!!

Wee McWheelie lives!

Play on Pedals blog - 21 August 2014 - 4:22pm

The guys at the Bike Station have turned Dr Frankenstein and created a (beautiful) monster….Wee McWheelie lives!

As first prize for the mascot competition, Mia Coppin won the opportunity to have her mascot logo transformed into a bike and last week she visited the Bike Station to complete the final touches to her new wheels.

Here are some fantastic photos of her unique, custom made Wee McWheelie….

Watch this space as to whether he will be cloned so you can see him cycling the streets of Glasgow over the coming year……


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