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A POSITIVE article...

downfaderdownfader Posts: 3,686
edited September 2008 in Commuting chat
...in a tabloid??? :shock:

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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,549
    Hmmm, four horsemen have just ridden past my window. I think they might be related.
  • So before you wave a final goodbye to summer, it’s time to dust off your old bicycle and hit the road.

    probably :roll:

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  • ChrisLSChrisLS Posts: 2,749
    ...can only be good, and encourgement given to anyone who gives cycling a try... :)
    ...all the way...'til the wheels fall off and burn...
  • chuckcorkchuckcork Posts: 1,471
    Any fan of Spiderman woudl know that the tabloids are fickle....this is presented as a fashion piece, next week she'll be writing about how shoulders pads are BACK!
    'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze....
  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    Well it's better than nothing I guess and the Mirror has a massive circulation.

    £6k on a Chanel bike though - bet it's not as good as a Scott Genius Ltd (6" travel 22lb super MTB for the sameish price)!!
  • Courteney Cox has spent £6,000 on a Chanel bike for best friend Jennifer Aniston after Jen said she wanted to start cycling.

    WTF!! :shock:

    More money than sense these people.
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  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    Thing is she's got so much money that she could well have a lot of sense as well and just think "sod it, I'm rich, I'm going to get me a bling bike!" Fair play to her...

    Having said that, I was expected it to be shiny and diamond encrusted, not this:

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  • CorianderCoriander Posts: 1,326
    Oh, dear god, that's tragic.
  • You could almost get a custom Serotta for that money though!

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    I don't particularly like the look of that Serotta but come one, that Chanel thing is a joke. Wonder what the profit margin on that is? :shock:
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  • cjwcjw Posts: 1,889
    biondino wrote:
    Thing is she's got so much money that she could well have a lot of sense as well and just think "sod it, I'm rich, I'm going to get me a bling bike!" Fair play to her...

    Having said that, I was expected it to be shiny and diamond encrusted, not this:

    chanel_bike.jpg

    That is hiddeous....

    They say "Created as part of Chanel's spring/summer 2008 collection, the 8-speed bicycle is ergonomically designed and incorporates the label's signature quilting and 'double-C' logo. "

    Whooppeeeeee. :roll:

    Matt.... somthing for the rip off thread me thinks :wink:
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  • Got to be step in the right direction, better than the Matthew Paris article !

    Would be good if they picked up as a health and fitness series of articles.
    "Save money, get fit"
    But that's what we have all been saying for years, sorry "singing to the choir"
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  • chuckcorkchuckcork Posts: 1,471
    Got to be step in the right direction, better than the Matthew Paris article !

    I can see the article now, re hatred of american actresses and the desire to decaptitate them with wire...
    'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze....
  • cjwcjw Posts: 1,889
    I take it you use the term 'actress' in it's loosest possible sense :lol:
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  • LittigatorLittigator Posts: 1,262
    Actually the 6k doesn't get the bike bags which are optional extras for another...guess how much?

    As for the Mirror article, I've been dying to drop a dress size for ages :wink:
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  • I hope cycling's recent popularity does not go away as soon as we have the first few chilly days. I wonder how many new cyclist will put up with the winter chill?
  • downfaderdownfader Posts: 3,686
    Kushtrim wrote:
    I hope cycling's recent popularity does not go away as soon as we have the first few chilly days. I wonder how many new cyclist will put up with the winter chill?

    Very few. I garantee it.

    I rode into work on monday, glorious morning, sun shining and warm. When I enter work I have to go through the car park and it was near empty that morning. Day later it was p***ing it down and what a surprise - nobody could park. :lol:
  • chuckcorkchuckcork Posts: 1,471
    downfader wrote:
    Kushtrim wrote:
    I hope cycling's recent popularity does not go away as soon as we have the first few chilly days. I wonder how many new cyclist will put up with the winter chill?

    Very few. I garantee it.

    Maybe their should be a sticky thread for the hard core commuters celebrating/commiserating their coldest, wettest etc rides to or from work?

    (-4.5C and still cycled to work one day lasy year. Not a problem, trickier 3 days later after it had snowed though)
    'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze....
  • downfaderdownfader Posts: 3,686
    chuckcork wrote:
    downfader wrote:
    Kushtrim wrote:
    I hope cycling's recent popularity does not go away as soon as we have the first few chilly days. I wonder how many new cyclist will put up with the winter chill?

    Very few. I garantee it.

    Maybe their should be a sticky thread for the hard core commuters celebrating/commiserating their coldest, wettest etc rides to or from work?

    (-4.5C and still cycled to work one day lasy year. Not a problem, trickier 3 days later after it had snowed though)

    -1*C and slipped on ice and hurt my back and censored . I think I may have fractured my coccyx (spelling?) in the process too. :oops: That was back in december

    Wettest was last summer and was so wet halfway home that I just thought "might as well carry on" :lol:
  • chuckcorkchuckcork Posts: 1,471
    downfader wrote:

    -1*C and slipped on ice and hurt my back and ars*. I think I may have fractured my coccyx (spelling?) in the process too. :oops: That was back in december

    Wettest was last summer and was so wet halfway home that I just thought "might as well carry on" :lol:

    Doesn't have to be cold to slip, I did it on leaves in a November a few years back. Of course it was cold enough at the time, I was wearing so much clothing I didn't have a scratch, fractured arm at the wrist and little finger on the opposite hand were a censored though, was off the bike 3 weeks :cry: until I got fed up with walking/public transport and started cycling to work again :yay

    Can't describe my wettest. Just heavy rain/sleet for nearly an hour at about 3C in a blsutery gale, next to a 100kph highway with long open stretches.

    Good test of rain gear! Recommend Pearl Izumi Amfibs if you can find and afford them as a result.
    'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze....
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