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Post by qwaka » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:57 pm

hi guys went out on mine last week clucking cold any body els been this stupid this year :D

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Post by nzkr1 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:02 pm

Why don't you guys shift down under were you can ride your bikes all year round :lol:
I rode my bike last weekend and it was stinking hot. :mrgreen:

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Post by col » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:25 am

I have to take my camel pack to keep my fluids up while i'm out its so warm here.
Lovely 8)

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Post by Cliff » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:14 am

I stick to cycling in this weather, a bit dicy with slick tyres mind :) .

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Post by alimorg » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:17 pm

Cliff wrote:I stick to cycling in this weather, a bit dicy with slick tyres mind :) .
Got a a bad shoulder & hip from cycling to work, lost the front going from tarmac to concrete - said concrete was slimy from fluids leeching from a pile of rotting down horse poo piled next to the path - slid nicely into the pile of horse manure closely followed by my bike. Only problem now is I will probably have to get a new lid as I had a massive impact on the side of my head!
Its only since I having kids that I stated wearing a cycle helmet I imagine (judging by the comperssion of said helmet) I could have knocked myself out if I hadn't been wearing one! so remember kids - wear a helmet!

Good 'wear a helmet ad' to show your kids!

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Post by ScottaKR » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:40 pm

alimorg wrote:
Cliff wrote:I stick to cycling in this weather, a bit dicy with slick tyres mind :) .
Got a a bad shoulder & hip from cycling to work, lost the front going from tarmac to concrete - said concrete was slimy from fluids leeching from a pile of rotting down horse poo piled next to the path - slid nicely into the pile of horse manure closely followed by my bike. Only problem now is I will probably have to get a new lid as I had a massive impact on the side of my head!
Its only since I having kids that I stated wearing a cycle helmet I imagine (judging by the comperssion of said helmet) I could have knocked myself out if I hadn't been wearing one! so remember kids - wear a helmet!

Good 'wear a helmet ad' to show your kids!

Cheers
AL
I would never ride a bicycle without wearing a helmet again. I was lucky not to crack my skull open when I was young (and indestructable :roll: ) and didn't wear a helmet. While riding down a hill on my BMX some old bat in a Datsun turned across the road right in front of me and I bounced off the front gaurd (no, I didn't superman over the bonnet :( ). I probably would've been doing about 50kph when I hit (very tall gearing, and very steep hill :twisted: ), and it was sheer luck that my only injuries consisted of ligament damage to my hip, and some assorted bruising (the bike wasn't so lucky :( ).
The few good things that came out of it is a healthy paranoia of anyone else on the road, a good instinct for idiots that are about to do something dumb in front of me, and an understanding of the importance of wearing the right gear (luck dosn't last forever).
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Post by the_bard » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:03 am

there's a hill out my way where (according to those little trip computer things) i can hit 75kph with mountain bike tires, bit of a worry when your only wearing shorts a singlet and a tiny little push bike helmet, however i am still aforementioned young and indestructable so until i injure myself properly you probably can't talk me out of it \:D/

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Post by ScottaKR » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:07 am

the_bard wrote:there's a hill out my way where (according to those little trip computer things) i can hit 75kph with mountain bike tires, bit of a worry when your only wearing shorts a singlet and a tiny little push bike helmet, however i am still aforementioned young and indestructable so until i injure myself properly you probably can't talk me out of it \:D/
Hope you've got good health insurance then. [-o<
I just hope you wear a more suitable level of kit when your on your motorbike at least. From what I'm told, skin grafts arn't much fun. :-k

PS. 50kph is a somewhat coservative estimate as we didn't have those trip computers back then (mid to late 80's :oops: ).The speed limit on that road was 60, and I used to overtake cars going down there quite often. But these are the things you do in your early teens I guess. :-$
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