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A public confession. Dalby Forest rider 13/07/03.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Globalti, 17 Mar 2008.

  1. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I want to tell this to the forum as I still feel bad about it all these years later; it makes me feel bad every time I think about it.

    On 13 or 14 July 2003 I was competing solo in the Polaris MTB Challenge in Dalby Forst, North York Moors. I was riding back to the event centre and rejoined a tarmac forest road with only a few minutes to go before I started losing penalty points. Can't remember if it was the Saturday or the Sunday so I had been riding for either 7 or 4 hours and I was pretty pooped. A bloke on a road bike overtook me, we started talking and seeing that I was tired and in a hurry he told me to get on his back wheel. He towed me the last couple of miles back to the event centre where I peeled off into the car park with minutes to spare. I just have one last memory of him glancing over his shoulder and I can still hear him thinking: "Ungrateful sod... he could have thanked me!".

    Well if you were that roadie, I'm sorry fella, I really did appreciate the tow but I was tired and overwhelmed at finishing and I just forgot my manners.
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Pay it Forward.

    You've seen the film. Now it's time to give your uncashed endowment away.:biggrin:
  3. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Isn't that a good thing?
  4. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    SO it was you!

    I have been rude to every mountain biker I have ever encountered since that day!
  5. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Actually, DAve, I think your telling porkies as it was actually ME ! :biggrin:
  6. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Yeah, on reflection I think you might be right, Yenners.

    I was only being rude to the fat tired community just in case it was me.