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Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
edited December 2012 in Commuting chat
Well.. I say "got caught"

It was more "joined in"

http://youtu.be/VQNwTkZJMiw

Now, some of you may end up shouting at me. Lots. That's fine, but it was a right laugh :P

and to forestall the inevitable question:

the tide mark on the front forks was 21" high. :shock:

(yes I've lubed everything and the disc brakes STILL worked great)
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  • leeefmleeefm Posts: 260
    Classic! :lol: Had a good old laugh at that. I honestly thought your natural bouyancy would take over at one point and you'd be swimming. Did you feel it getting light at any time?
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  • fossyantfossyant Posts: 2,549
    No wonder you floated, those tyres are huge.

    PS have you re-lubed the hubs and BB ?
  • I love your videos, KB, I love the slow motion effect you put on.

    But you turned back?
  • so when i am up there this week and see a nutter try that at slash lane mountsorrel i know its u then ;O)
    Sorry its not me it's the bike ;o)

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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,974 Lives Here
    With a couple of seals along for the ride a bit of water wasn't going to put him off was it.
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    fossyant wrote:
    No wonder you floated, those tyres are huge.

    PS have you re-lubed the hubs and BB ?

    35c Marathon plus - the 28c 4 seasons weren't cutting it on the off road bits and frost,

    Sprayed with GT85 - going to give them a proper strip down and clean this afternoon
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    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    leeefm wrote:
    Classic! :lol: Had a good old laugh at that. I honestly thought your natural bouyancy would take over at one point and you'd be swimming. Did you feel it getting light at any time?

    Actually I really struggled at the deepest bit. I was REALLY glad I'd prepped properly and dropped it to the 34 ring. I had to get out the saddle to push through in the middle. I didn't dare change gear in case it slipped out and I stopped.
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    Lawks.

    http://vimeo.com/56200432

    You can see me in the background - middle of the red car parked up. That was the other side showing the tractor I filmed.

    I waited until I heard the news crew had left before going over.
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
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    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,176
    was it me or were you going faster when you were 'with the tide'? :lol:
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  • daddy0daddy0 Posts: 686
    Cycling on the wrong side of the road - insane!
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    daddy0 wrote:
    Cycling on the wrong side of the road - insane!

    I did have a helmet and hi-vis if that makes it better?
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
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    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • KB, think I may have sourced you an n+1

    water-bike_1455866i.jpg
    Nobody told me we had a communication problem
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    daddy0 wrote:
    Cycling on the wrong side of the road - insane!

    Looked ok to me :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • I often go down both of those roads as a way of extending my commute to kegworth glad i didn't this week.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    There was a photo in the Telegraph in October or November of a road bike and just the bars and stem are visible (Ok saddle and seatpost would be but are hidden by the riders legs)....so you've got a way to go yet KB! 21" would put the BB about 10" underwater!
  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    I think its awesome that your entire village came out to worship their God of rain and flood.

    Awesome video that, as always you manage to capture the silly but pure essence of cycling. Even I found myself wanting to have a go... The London based camera crusaders - who do nothing but complain - could learn much from you.

    Your accent makes me laugh!
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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    Oh God. Someone wasn't quite as successful as me...

    http://youtu.be/3KEGkqreMAw?t=3m10s

    UE - you try cycling through water that deep. It was HARD work, and I didn't turn back the 2nd time (did you watch to the end?)
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
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    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • Fireblade96Fireblade96 Posts: 1,123
    Went out for a little spin this afternoon to see how the Thames was doing.
    The road from Playhatch to Sonning is well flooded in a few places, with the water flowing quite swiftly across the road in one ! I managed to get through OK, though there were some impatient car drivers who gave another less fortunate cyclist the benefit of their bow waves :evil:

    The wettest I got all day was setting up the bike for this photo, as I had to put my feet down:
    8311575226_c63bd4be51_z.jpg

    There's normally a clearly-defined river there, then some grass, then the cycle path - not today ! The bollards on the top left mark where the edge normally is !
    Misguided Idealist
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