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Orbea Aqua. Fantastic MTB. Substandard bovine repellent.

bazzer2bazzer2 Posts: 189
edited October 2009 in Road beginners
So, things I have learned today:
1. When looking idly at Google maps, thinking "yeah, I know where that goes, it's fine...", you do not really 'know where that goes' and it most definitely will not be fine.
2. If the road turns into a track, stop. If the track turns into a lane, stop. If the lane turns muddy, stop. If the mud turns into a field, stop.
3. Public footpaths across fields are really just fields, not paths.
4. Riverbanks take priority when lost and looking for a directional clue.
5. Cows. Do NOT underestimate how stupid they are. They WILL try to eat/trample/mate with you.
6. You can get adrenaline rushes from several sources.
7. REAL adrenaline smells vaguely of asparagus and is yellow.
8. Lycra and a flimsy piece of aluminium and carbon fibre are not good bovine repellents.
9. The sweet, sweet hum of rubber on tarmac. Remember it and cherish it above all else.

Surprisingly, I never p**ct*ed at all. Despite being off road (and I've not been that far off road on a MTB!) for about 3 miles.

Loving the bike! :lol:

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  • kfinlaykfinlay Posts: 763
    Excellent post, LMAO, have fun 'exploring' in the future :lol:
    Kev

    Summer Bike: Colnago C60
    Winter Bike: Vitus Alios
    MTB: 1997 GT Karakorum
  • cjwcjw Posts: 1,889
    I have no problem with items 1 to 3 if I take the bike in my avatar :lol:
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  • x8swift9xx8swift9x Posts: 268
    bazzer2 wrote:
    So, things I have learned today:
    1. When looking idly at Google maps, thinking "yeah, I know where that goes, it's fine...", you do not really 'know where that goes' and it most definitely will not be fine.
    2. If the road turns into a track, stop. If the track turns into a lane, stop. If the lane turns muddy, stop. If the mud turns into a field, stop.
    3. Public footpaths across fields are really just fields, not paths.
    4. Riverbanks take priority when lost and looking for a directional clue.
    5. Cows. Do NOT underestimate how stupid they are. They WILL try to eat/trample/mate with you.
    6. You can get adrenaline rushes from several sources.
    7. REAL adrenaline smells vaguely of asparagus and is yellow.
    8. Lycra and a flimsy piece of aluminium and carbon fibre are not good bovine repellents.
    9. The sweet, sweet hum of rubber on tarmac. Remember it and cherish it above all else.


    Amazing post! Really made me laugh.
    Road: Felt AR0, Di2
    Touring/commute: Dolan Multricross
    TT: PX Exocet Sold because it was like a sail in the wind (sh*t)
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