Happiness is......

unixnerd
unixnerd Posts: 2,864
edited August 2011 in The bottom bracket
When it starts raining heavily five minutes after you get home from a long ride :-)
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Marin Mount Vision (1997), Edinburgh Country tourer, 3 cats!

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  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 17,305
    unixnerd wrote:
    When it starts raining heavily five minutes after you get home from a long ride :-)
    But don't you worry about any fellow cyclists caught out in the rain...?
  • Secteur
    Secteur Posts: 1,971
    I love cycling in the rain, but ONLY when I am prepared, and not caught out, as I was last month when I went out in ultra-light summer short-sleeve jersey and sun-block on my arms it was so hot.

    30 mins later, the end of the world came and the road was like a river.

    Felt a bit foolish cycling back home that day!

    When I got home, I even had to wring my socks out!
  • unixnerd
    unixnerd Posts: 2,864
    But don't you worry about any fellow cyclists caught out in the rain...?

    They should have cycled faster and been home sooner :twisted:
    When I got home, I even had to wring my socks out!

    It took my shoes two days to dry out after the Lance Armstrong twitter ride in Dornoch last month.
    http://www.strathspey.co.uk - Quality Binoculars at a Sensible Price.
    Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert 2012, Cannondale CAAD5,
    Marin Mount Vision (1997), Edinburgh Country tourer, 3 cats!
  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 17,305
    unixnerd wrote:
    It took my shoes two days to dry out after the Lance Armstrong twitter ride in Dornoch last month.
    I wonder how long it took Lance Armstrong to dry out.
  • Secteur
    Secteur Posts: 1,971
    Did you get chance to say anything to Lance?

    Could you keep up with him?! ;-)
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    Secteur wrote:
    Did you get chance to say anything to Lance?

    Could you keep up with him?! ;-)

    "Now don't lift anything heavy for half a day with that arm or it'll bruise up."
    Ben

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  • unixnerd
    unixnerd Posts: 2,864
    Did you get chance to say anything to Lance?

    Could you keep up with him?!

    It was amazingly busy. I was at the wrong end of the main street (thought he'd leave in the opposite direction) so ended up at the back of 400+ cyclists on some pretty narrow roads. I came around a headland and saw the guys at the front around 500m in front of me with a solid line of cyclists all the way! There must have been about the same behind me as I'd overtaken loads by that point. Guy who owns my LBS had a blether with him though. One guy drove overnight from Devon.

    I kept up all right and managed to get further ahead but the biggest problem was trying get past folk. I saw the back of his head from about 10 feet away at the end but that was it. Superb fun though, to be in such a huge peleton was incredible. At one point I was on the main A9 doing around 30 mph 4 abreast in a throng of cyclists and not a car in sight. On the way back on a smaller road folk were even overtaking cars. Unforgettable experience and worth the drenching half way round.

    I overhead a Policewoman going up to him and saying, "where do you plan on taking them Mr Armstrong?". Doubtless worried about road chaos.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrpR6CTbslY
    http://www.strathspey.co.uk - Quality Binoculars at a Sensible Price.
    Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert 2012, Cannondale CAAD5,
    Marin Mount Vision (1997), Edinburgh Country tourer, 3 cats!
  • t.m.h.n.e.t
    t.m.h.n.e.t Posts: 2,265
    Happiness is a turbo trainer on a wet day :D
  • crumbschief
    crumbschief Posts: 3,399
    Watching the clouds change shape on a windy day.
  • ...temporary.

    Got in last night just before it rained and just in time to see a beautiful rainbow over Greenwich Park from the shelter of my flat.

    This afternoon, eventually got myself out on the road again and in about the same amount of time that I'd escaped the rain last night, stairrods, cats, dogs and la vache qui pisse poured down on me.
  • McBain_v1
    McBain_v1 Posts: 5,237
    ... hopefully being told by the consultant that my collar bone has started to heal naturally and I won't have to get sliced open and screwed back together, and that the physio lass will be a real babe who has a thing for recently injured cyclists :twisted:

    What do I ride? Now that's an Enigma!
  • holmeboy
    holmeboy Posts: 674
    Went out yesterday afternoon after heavy Morning rain had eased to just rain. Unfortunatly where I was heading was still under heavy rain. Wet, Cold 1/2 way Really wet cold by time got home 52 Miles. Hands would'nt work by time got home, had to use opposite hands to change gear. Ah the good old Summertime. :cry:
  • ...your lawyer informing you that the insurance company of the driver who knocked you down is taking full liability. Ka-ching £££ :D:D:D
  • crymble
    crymble Posts: 17
    It's always either raining or 5 minutes from rain in Aviemore (I know, I grew up in Glenmore.)

    Keith
  • unixnerd
    unixnerd Posts: 2,864
    It's always either raining or 5 minutes from rain in Aviemore (I know, I grew up in Glenmore.)

    That's just plain not true! Often it's snow instead of rain.
    http://www.strathspey.co.uk - Quality Binoculars at a Sensible Price.
    Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert 2012, Cannondale CAAD5,
    Marin Mount Vision (1997), Edinburgh Country tourer, 3 cats!
  • Cressers
    Cressers Posts: 1,329
    .. a warm gun.
  • howie3472
    howie3472 Posts: 110
    A warm shower after a cold wet ride :D
    Trek 1.2
    FCN 5
  • crumbschief
    crumbschief Posts: 3,399
    Getting the jogs on when you get home.
  • Redhog14
    Redhog14 Posts: 1,377
    Wiping a whole 6 mintues off your regular route having been without a tracker for 3 months, with a headwind for a good part of it and doing it on the only sunny day this week! :D

    Beaten by - having sex in my back garden in the sun, after a ride and my GF popped round unexpectedly! and no this did not happen this week, no way woudl you get 2 sunny days in one week in Scotland.. :D:D
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 71,552
    Hot summers evening sipping a G&T on a nice terrace, with that deep happy tiredness you get after a long ride.
  • lostboysaint
    lostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    The girls in knitwear thread.
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris