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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby Tashman » Thu Sep 05, 2019 07:56 am

cjcp wrote:
Tashman wrote:David Warner batting against Stuart Broad :)


Argh! You jinxed it! :)

Steve Smith will likely be there longer than Boris at this rate.

:lol: :lol: He is quite the irritation isn't he!

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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby cjcp » Thu Sep 05, 2019 13:02 pm

The comments on the TMS stream on the BBC website are superb :)
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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby Rick Chasey » Wed Sep 11, 2019 15:05 pm

Pleased to see that road rage incident end up in a prison sentence.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... d-rage-row

These types of incidents rarely end in a conviction (certainly in my instance the perpetrator got away with it) and they ought to.

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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby Slowbike » Wed Sep 18, 2019 08:44 am

Midway through the second week of commuting - Little Slowbike is riding all the way to school to reception class - his choice, he wants to ride. Gives me a bit more time as it's quicker to get home too. It's only 1/2 mile each way - but we don't use the car ....

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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby elbowloh » Wed Sep 18, 2019 09:04 am

Slowbike wrote:Midway through the second week of commuting - Little Slowbike is riding all the way to school to reception class - his choice, he wants to ride. Gives me a bit more time as it's quicker to get home too. It's only 1/2 mile each way - but we don't use the car ....

Splendid!

Can't wait until mine is old enough to get a bike!
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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby Slowbike » Wed Sep 18, 2019 09:19 am

elbowloh wrote:
Slowbike wrote:Midway through the second week of commuting - Little Slowbike is riding all the way to school to reception class - his choice, he wants to ride. Gives me a bit more time as it's quicker to get home too. It's only 1/2 mile each way - but we don't use the car ....

Splendid!

Can't wait until mine is old enough to get a bike!


Mine started at 15 months ... just after he could walk .... got the video of him coming into the sitting room to see it stood up in the middle (on some bricks) - the look on his face is priceless ... he still rides on that balance bike .. ;)

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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby Cruff » Fri Sep 20, 2019 08:28 am

Twice this week I've had drivers go to pull out on me from side roads but stop and put their hand up apologetically when they realised I was carrying enough speed to have been t-boned if they'd continued. Is it starting to sink in with people? Or have I just been lucky...
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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby bompington » Fri Sep 20, 2019 08:42 am

Cruff wrote:Twice this week I've had drivers go to pull out on me from side roads but stop and put their hand up apologetically when they realised I was carrying enough speed to have been t-boned if they'd continued. Is it starting to sink in with people? Or have I just been lucky...

You would hope, wouldn't you, that the increase in road cycling in recent years would eventually lead to drivers realising that cyclists sometimes go at over 10mph.

Similar for me this morning: car coming the other way, overtakes tractor, clearly wasn't expecting the cyclist to be on him so fast (about 20). I was close enough as he swerved back in to see the look of surprise on his face, rapidly followed by what genuinely looked like contrition.

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Postby Cruff » Fri Sep 20, 2019 08:47 am

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Cruff wrote:Twice this week I've had drivers go to pull out on me from side roads but stop and put their hand up apologetically when they realised I was carrying enough speed to have been t-boned if they'd continued. Is it starting to sink in with people? Or have I just been lucky...

You would hope, wouldn't you, that the increase in road cycling in recent years would eventually lead to drivers realising that cyclists sometimes go at over 10mph.

Similar for me this morning: car coming the other way, overtakes tractor, clearly wasn't expecting the cyclist to be on him so fast (about 20). I was close enough as he swerved back in to see the look of surprise on his face, rapidly followed by what genuinely looked like contrition.

:shock:

Happened to me on a TT last year. Driver was in her sixties at a guess. Pan flat DC course, with a tailwind, Garmin shows I was doing about 55k/h at the time - she saw me coming, looked again... Then pulled across the carriageway. I saw the look of horror on her face as she realised she'd misjudged it - luckily she stamped on the accelerator, as if she'd stopped, even though I'd already pulled out to go round the back of her I was carrying enough speed to have hit the ars* end of her passenger side. As it was, I almost clipped her but managed to skim round. Absolute sh*t your pants moment.
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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby bompington » Fri Sep 20, 2019 08:53 am

People in general just aren't very good at judging speed and distance.

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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby MTB-Idle » Mon Sep 23, 2019 13:39 pm

..... Gets thread back on track again

On Saturday in possibly the last decent riding weather of the year, me, a couple of buddies and a certain smoker of bacon off this 'ere forum decided to do a' bridges of London' ride.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2ucrsrFaiq ... ejk3s8f58m

From Hampton Court in the West to Tower Bridge in the East we crossed 24 different bridges including riding Kingston and London Bridge twice plus another couple I forget now making it 24 bridges and 28 crossings.

One bridge was closed for refurbishment and so we couldn't cross that one.

A slow average speed as despite being ably guided around there was lots of stopping for pictures, pedestrians on towpaths and steps, lots of steps.

But it was a great laugh and lots of coffee was consumed along the route as well as beers at the finish.

A superb day riding with good mates.

Here's the inevitable video:

One More Bridge to Cross

Hope you like it.

The loosely thought out plan next year is to ride these in reverse but to keep going beyond Hampton Court and cross every bridge back to the source of the Thames in Oxfordcestershire.
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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby Smokey Bacon » Mon Sep 23, 2019 15:38 pm

It was a great day out. Cracking route, great coffee and company. Whats not to like..... Definitely up for the return fixture to the source.

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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby redvee » Tue Sep 24, 2019 00:02 am

A bloke I follow on Instagram and Strava did the same too ove the weekend :lol: There's a similar walk for the bridges over the Avon in Bristol that I keep meaning to plan but a few more bridges have been added since this was originally done so I'll need ot go back to the drawing board and start fresh.
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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby MTB-Idle » Tue Sep 24, 2019 06:53 am

redvee wrote:A bloke I follow on Instagram and Strava did the same too over the weekend.


He sounds like a top bloke :lol: :wink:
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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby redvee » Sat Sep 28, 2019 00:40 am

After breaking the chain mid-ride on Thursday I had to resort to the bus and train to get to work, total cost for the 10 mile journey £1.20 :D The revenue inspector on the train didn't want to collect any revenue but no way of evading the fare on the bus for the 6 minute journey.
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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby Slowbike » Mon Oct 07, 2019 07:51 am

First commute by bike since school started.

Ride in the dark - not bad, light bit of rain - didn't get wet, still getting over a cough - ride gently

Really was quite nice :)

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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby redvee » Wed Oct 09, 2019 01:18 am

Guy in work had a flat innertube despite it being filled with Slime, if Slime didn't do it's job then the hole(s) are big. Gave him one of my spare tubes and hoped the PF wouldn't visit me as I only had one spare and told the guy to sort it out tomorrow with regards repayment etc, TBH I was happy with a cup of coffee from the canteen at £2. As our meal breaks are different times he said I'll give you £3 when we're in the bike sheds after work. Had a brief chat and said about the holes in his tube being too big for Slime to work and to bin the tube and reasurred him that a 25c tube in his 40c tyre would be OK.
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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby Slowbike » Fri Oct 11, 2019 08:42 am

Little Slowbike still wanted to ride to school this morning - it was raining - it didn't put him off ...

We were quite lucky, there was a break in the rain right on the time we needed to go ... :)

Oh - and the car that came out of the estate behind us, waited patiently for us, then stopped at the main road crossing to let us across :)

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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby DrHaggis » Fri Oct 11, 2019 17:44 pm

WFH today. It may have been windy, but it was sunny and reasonably warm so, after riding with my eldest to school, took a wrong turn, got lost, and made it back home 25 miles later. Lovely ride, thoroughly enjoyable, and first time I'd done anything other than commuting since August.

EDIT: Also aced the clothing. Arm warmers plus gabba = great flexibility in Autumn/Spring here in Scotland

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Re: Your Anti-Rants here

Postby Harry182 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 20:22 pm

Slowbike wrote:Little Slowbike still wanted to ride to school this morning - it was raining - it didn't put him off ...

We were quite lucky, there was a break in the rain right on the time we needed to go ... :)

Oh - and the car that came out of the estate behind us, waited patiently for us, then stopped at the main road crossing to let us across :)


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