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Today I was AWESOME.

BhimaBhima Posts: 2,145
edited March 2010 in The bottom bracket
Where do I start? Lets see now...

Overtake a car struggling up a 10+% hill and then 'drop' it after giving it 'the look'. (© NapD)
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Due to strong core muscles, successfully ride over a patch of ice no-handed while cornering and correct any slippage without touching the handlebars.
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Reach for a bidon and drink while trackstanding at a red light.
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Start a conversation with a chaingang of silly tr*athletes you are overtaking simply because they are out of breath and you are not. Proceed to eat a banana during their oxygen-debt-limited reply just to rub it in.
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Humiliate elite track-cyclist over cobblestones, something they have probably never ever trained over.
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Freewheel round, almost overcooking a hairpin bend because you're going too fast while climbing it.
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Convince a team of pot-hole repair men to phone their boss to inform him that, in their professional opinion, certain roads need resurfacing completely, even if the roads in question are nowhere near their current location. :lol:
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Get home after almost 4 hours in the rain and do some tabata intervals on the rollers because you didn't suffer enough.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    You are just too cool for school.

    How many bananas/honey did you consume in the 4 hours ?

    Has Dave Brasilford been on the blower yet ?

    Where do you train to ride on cobbles ?
  • BhimaBhima Posts: 2,145
    Only 6 bananas today. Brailsford actually handed them to me, from the GB team car, of course.

    The cobbles were actually in the city centre of Manchester, round deansgate/salford-ish.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Internet gold. :D
  • Bhima wrote:
    Start a conversation with a chaingang of silly tr*athletes you are overtaking simply because they are out of breath and you are not. Proceed to eat a banana during their oxygen-debt-limited reply just to rub it in.
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    LOL.

    i was also awesome today:

    do more than 15mph average on the flat
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    go up a 10% hill without stopping/throwing up/falling over
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    grunt/shout in pain less than 100 times throughout a 2 hour hill ride
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    :lol:
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 4,208
    I, on the other hand, was totally censored !

    Only did 3 of the 5 planned big climbs.
    Got cold, legs felt dead.
    Struggled for 2 3/4 hrs.
    Suffered like dog in the headwind.
    Grovelled on even the easiest rises.

    Worst ride for a long, long, long time. Haven't felt so bad on a bike for possibly years.

    Felt like ringing the Mrs after an hour to come and get me.
    But, like a total plonker, I finished it.
  • SCR PedroSCR Pedro Posts: 912
    Splottboy wrote:
    I, on the other hand, was totally censored !

    Bet I was crapper.

    I looked at my bike, and thought how cool it would be to be out riding it.

    Then I went for a cup of tea, and started revising for exams.

    Oh yeah! 8)

    Pedro
    Giant TCR Advanced II - Reviewed on my homepage
    Giant TCR Alliance Zero
    BMC teammachineSLR03
    The Departed
    Giant SCR2
    Canyon Roadlite
    Specialized Allez
    Some other junk...
  • chriskemptonchriskempton Posts: 1,245
    Looked at forecast and decided to give the commute a miss:
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    Thought about how to insert checkbox and gave up on that as well:
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  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    Woke up and smoked some crack.
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    Went online and posted a lot of rubbish.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 22,124
    Well done Bhima, have you managed that first race yet? If so, how much did you win by? :lol:
  • acidstratoacidstrato Posts: 945
    got up and went to work
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    finished work early and got home for dinner early
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    had a chuckle reading this golden thread
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    Crafted in Italy apparantly
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,183
    I was dogshit.

    Sit at work desk with aching back.
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    Raincheck evening ride because of aching back.
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    Ben

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    I can't be arsed, too easy. bloody funny though. :wink:
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 3,137
    Cycle up a 25% hill while not popping out a dog egg
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    make the birds fall out of the trees as I cycle by
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    Help an old lady over the road whie still clipped in
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    Easy
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    raced on saturday
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    met pokerface
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    Manchester wheelers

    PB's
    10m 20:21 2014
    25m 53:18 20:13
    50m 1:57:12 2013
    100m Yeah right.
  • Bhima wrote:
    Where do I start? Lets see now...

    Overtake a car struggling up a 10+% hill and then 'drop' it after giving it 'the look'. (© NapD)
    ✓ Check

    Due to strong core muscles, successfully ride over a patch of ice no-handed while cornering and correct any slippage without touching the handlebars.
    ✓ Check

    Reach for a bidon and drink while trackstanding at a red light.
    ✓ Check

    Start a conversation with a chaingang of silly tr*athletes you are overtaking simply because they are out of breath and you are not. Proceed to eat a banana during their oxygen-debt-limited reply just to rub it in.
    ✓ Check

    Humiliate elite track-cyclist over cobblestones, something they have probably never ever trained over.
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    Freewheel round, almost overcooking a hairpin bend because you're going too fast while climbing it.
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    Convince a team of pot-hole repair men to phone their boss to inform him that, in their professional opinion, certain roads need resurfacing completely, even if the roads in question are nowhere near their current location. :lol:
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    Get home after almost 4 hours in the rain and do some tabata intervals on the rollers because you didn't suffer enough.
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    Pictures or it didn't happen.
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    "A cyclist has nothing to lose but his chain"

    PTP Runner Up 2015
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Had to pay the gardener. No cash.
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    Tried to get the kids ready, Lily wanted a patterned dress, couldn't find her striped one.
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    Roman Kreuziger.
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  • WappygixerWappygixer Posts: 1,396
    Looked at the weather
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    Went food shopping (in the car)
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    Bike still looks mint
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    Bike back on wardrobe in the bedroom
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  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,708
    Bhima.... I was fcuking awesome mate....
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    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • andy162andy162 Posts: 656
    I am shite-i-est...

    Doing National XC series.
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    Trained hard, feel strong.
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    Mrs A contracts flu like virus & is quarantined to prevent spread to myself.
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    Wake up Saturday with cold sweats & blowing walking up stairs.
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    Race on Sunday anyway but pull in after first lap as breathing is totally fugged & feel close to death.
    [email protected], [email protected] check!

    Pi$$ed of doesn't even get close.
  • Homer JHomer J Posts: 932
    Bike in fridge
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    Beer in shed
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    ...DOH!!
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    a_n_t wrote:
    raced on saturday
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    met pokerface
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    And beat me by 2 seconds.
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  • i just found this bhima:

    awesome-kirk.jpg

    awesome :lol:
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 1,447
    How awesome does ascending rose dale chimney at an average speed of 33mph make me?

    I don't have a Garmin log of it unfortunately it got corrupt, but I swear I did it.
  • LazyBoycpLazyBoycp Posts: 320
    I can vouch for Will - I waited for him at the top. Unfortunately my Garmin file got corrupted too.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Me too, I saw him trying to latch on to Lazyboy's wheel just after I'd lapped him.
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    I got so bored of waiting for Will, LazyBoy and NapD, that I rode home, got my video camera and rode back to film them finally getting to the top. Now let me post it on youtube for you all and get back to you with the link....
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    And what's the betting that tomorrow Bhima will realise that he is also something else beginning with a capital A?

    Some top quality p!ss taking by you guys. Bhima - please post more often.
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 1,447
    It appeared that NapD had lapped me due to fact that I have that control from the film "Click", so I'm able to mess with time. I actually lapped everyone by 88 laps, my average speed to everyone was 88 miles per second. At which point I disappeared due to me doing 88 miles per second.

    I once got ran over by a bhima nearly. It was turning left in the dark without indicating and had no lights on.
  • White LineWhite Line Posts: 887
    SCR Pedro wrote:
    Splottboy wrote:
    I, on the other hand, was totally censored !

    Bet I was crapper.

    I looked at my bike, and thought how cool it would be to be out riding it.

    Then I went for a cup of tea, and started revising for exams.

    Oh yeah! 8)

    Pedro
    I envy you! I always try to do that, but end up not doing any work. :cry:
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