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So, who from the "Old Guard" still rides?

El CapitanoEl Capitano Posts: 13,671
edited December 2018 in The Crudcatcher
I've not ridden properly for a couple of years now. Not been able to ride outside since the accident involving a 10St American Bulldog, 4 broken ribs and a collapsed lung - left hand keeps going numb. It's getting better, but it's taking it's time. Currently hitting the turbo trainer to get back into shape.
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  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    Or you could mtfu

    Occasionally, when it's warm and dry. Which as you know in South Wales is the 14th June annually
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • Riding (and racing) more than ever, thanks to a change of circumstance for the better
    Santa Cruz 5010C
    Deviate Guide
    Specialized Sequoia Elite
    Pivot Mach 429SL
    Trek Madone 5.2 Di2
    Salsa Mukluk Carbon
    Specialized Turbo Levo Expert 29er
  • El CapitanoEl Capitano Posts: 13,671
    Gazlar wrote:
    Or you could mtfu

    Pain I can deal with. Not knowing if my hand's going to work when I try to brake is sort of disconcerting...
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,788 Lives Here
    Gazlar wrote:
    Or you could mtfu

    Pain I can deal with. Not knowing if my hand's going to work when I try to brake is sort of disconcerting...
    Good for walking through.
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    veronese68 wrote:
    Gazlar wrote:
    Or you could mtfu

    Pain I can deal with. Not knowing if my hand's going to work when I try to brake is sort of disconcerting...
    Good for walking through.

    And if you couldn't feel the knife going in, you didn't do it!
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,356
    Gazlar wrote:
    Or you could mtfu

    Pain I can deal with. Not knowing if my hand's going to work when I try to brake is sort of disconcerting...

    Buy a European bike and just peddle backwards to brake
  • El CapitanoEl Capitano Posts: 13,671
    Gazlar wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    Gazlar wrote:
    Or you could mtfu

    Pain I can deal with. Not knowing if my hand's going to work when I try to brake is sort of disconcerting...
    Good for walking through.

    And if you couldn't feel the knife going in, you didn't do it!

    Have I mentioned that my knife (or cake slice) collection has grown considerably over the past couple of years?
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    Gazlar wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    Gazlar wrote:
    Or you could mtfu

    Pain I can deal with. Not knowing if my hand's going to work when I try to brake is sort of disconcerting...
    Good for walking through.

    And if you couldn't feel the knife going in, you didn't do it!

    Have I mentioned that my knife (or cake slice) collection has grown considerably over the past couple of years?

    You don't want to slice your cake.... That would smart. There's better ways to make it go down
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • Still ride... when we visiting Llandudno agai ?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 41,745
    I would do if I had 2 functioning arms.
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    Yep, I still ride 2 or 3 times a week.

    I enjoy a good walk now and again too
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,788 Lives Here
    Pain I can deal with. Not knowing if my hand's going to work when I try to brake is sort of disconcerting...
    Have you had physio for the hand? Broke my middle finger when I got doored a few years back and got specialist physio (NHS) when the pins were taken out. Will never have full movement and it's a bit wonky but it works.
  • davesnotheredavesnothere Posts: 1,838
    Sorry to hear about your woes El Cap. Hope you're doing ok otherwise

    I am still riding but virtually all road bike nowadays, very little on the mountain bike, 2,000 odd miles on road probably 3 outings on the mtb all of last year
    GET WHEEZY - WALNUT LUNG RACING TEAM™
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,356
    Moved right by some woods that are frequented by one of gmbn and I erm tend to run in there rather than ride
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    Yep still riding and back to racing this year after a year off from a broken shoulder.
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • pimpin gimppimpin gimp Posts: 6,151
    Oi oi Stu.

    I rode my mtb about 5 times last year, have just sold it and may buy a road bike now. Too busy with life for riding which is a censored but very convenient excuse.

    Have a bmx I use at the pump track occasionally, not sure if kids bikes count though.
  • RallyBikerRallyBiker Posts: 378
    Been on the road mostly since 2014, with the occasional foray on the 29er HT Cube Reaction, which funnily enough shattered my off road confidence. This replaced my trusty Whyte 46 that I wore out. I've finally found sense and offed it in favour of a brand new Whyte S-150 29er FS. It's now a case of "Yay, let's get in the woods". P1ssing down tomorrow and I've booked a day off work to go to the Marin Trail !
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    I've bought a full susser. With these here big wheels.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,788 Lives Here
    supersonic wrote:
    I've bought a full susser. With these here big wheels.
    Sounds a bit new fangled. Thought of you a few weeks back when smeone was asking about Zaskars.
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    I still have the old Zaskar LE, just rebuilt it with some proper retro parts! Bomber QR20 up front :-)

    https://flic.kr/p/HrfR8k
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 41,745
    supersonic wrote:
    I've bought a full susser. With these here big wheels.
    Who the fark are you?
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    29906?! You'll be catching me and Nick up soon ;-)
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,356
    supersonic wrote:
    29906?! You'll be catching me and Nick up soon ;-)
    If you carry on your recent posting rate......
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 41,745
    supersonic wrote:
    29906?! You'll be catching me and Nick up soon ;-)
    You snooze you lose :) Only 50-odd thousand posts to go...
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • The SpidermanThe Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    Me. Though mainly road these days!
    2006 Giant XTC
    2010 Giant Defy Advanced
    2016 Boardman Pro 29er
    2016 Pinnacle Lithium 4
    2017 Canondale Supersix Evo
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,569
    Ye Olde Heckler is being taken out next week, albeit for a doss around Center Parcs but taken out all the same.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Looks like I'm out for a night ride this week!
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,356
    Looks like I'm out for a night ride this week!
    With or without the bike
  • parrymanparryman Posts: 150
    I want to, but don't very often.
    Been buying parts to get the old Armadillo back working.

    Also bought a bleed kit to get the 456c brakes to actually stop me, but have neglected to do the work.
    Maybe this weekend.
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  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    Still ride.

    But Lime/String/Ditch/Head/Backwards
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