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Lost my virginity yesterday

veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,604 Lives Here
edited June 2011 in Commuting chat
Rode on blue tarmac for the first time. In spite of living so close I never cycle into town. I did the London Bikeathon with a neighbour yesterday and rode from Ham House to the Thames Barrier and back.
Also the first time I've seen the DLR and the Barrier. I was impressed with the ride, although it did get busy. I was also amazed at the Docklands area. Really nice in places. A huge amount of money has obviously been spent down that way.
The ride went well. Managed the 52 miles in 4 hours and 15 minutes including stops. Considering the route and the number of people I was pleased with that. When we had space trying to keep up with my neighbour kept my speed at a pace rather higher than I would have attempted were I on my own.
Morpeth was shut both times I passed so didn't stop for a drink. Lovely day for it too.

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  • You lost your virginity whilst riding a bike through London traffic? Well done, Sir, that's skipping both beginner and intermediate level, in my opinion.

    Chapeau.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,604 Lives Here
    Poorly set up canti brakes can lead to all sorts of issues when riding in a group.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,781
    Veronese68 wrote:
    Canti brakes can lead to all sorts of issues when riding in a group.
    Corrected for you, the only thing poorly setting canti-brakes achieves is zero retardation as opposed to vanishingly close to zero retardation......

    Simon
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,604 Lives Here
    Could you do the brakes too? If only it were so easy...
  • plowmarplowmar Posts: 1,032
    Again? :twisted:
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    You lost your virginity whilst riding a bike through London traffic? Well done, Sir, that's skipping both beginner and intermediate level, in my opinion.

    Chapeau.

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