Am I doing this right?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by FeistySquirrel, 9 Jan 2014.

  1. FeistySquirrel

    FeistySquirrel Professional Jelly Baby Decapitator

    Just wondering if I'm doing this cycling thing right... In the past few days I've cycled 0 miles... Nothing.
    In the past 24 hours I've purchased. .
    Jersey
    Jacket
    Helmet
    Buff
    Water bottle and cage
    CREE led light

    My question is.. Am I doing it right? Ha... Get it all set up and it all starts today... Maybe tomorrow, wind depending... .


    -Squirrel
     
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  2. byegad

    byegad Legendary Member

    Location:
    NE England
    Sounds good, at this time of year I do the same.
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Yeh, sounds fine.

    I spent a small fortune whilst off sick recovering from an operation.

    Hmm let's start, New chainset for the MTB, 2 x CREE lights, batteries and battery packs, new transfers for MTB, new bar grips for MTB and 'other stuff'. Had stuff arriving most days !
     
  4. OP
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    FeistySquirrel

    FeistySquirrel Professional Jelly Baby Decapitator

    Well - I didn't really think this through.... Oh well. The lock only needs to be there for my weekend commute to work - and when it's on I can slightly swivel it so it's out the way... :whistle:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/1no1vkfsefjbgal/2014-01-09 14.52.10.jpg

    On another note, thin I need to clean her up a bit.
    Maybe I should start saving for my wedding and holiday? :eek:
     
  5. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    I got some all weather gloves, a buff and a Garmin over Xmas. "That's it," thought I, "I finally have everything I need for this cycling malarky and can stop spending money and just get on with riding the damn thing."

    Wrong!

    Picking up a new bike on Saturday. :whistle:
     
  6. Boothy

    Boothy Active Member

    I had the same problem so I swapped them over and put the drinks bottle on the upright post instead and it seems to work much better. Same as you I only have the lock on occaisonally
     
  7. Leaway2

    Leaway2 Guru

    Location:
    Manchester (Sale)
    Perhaps you need a countdown
    Ready, STEADY..........GO
     
  8. marknotgeorge

    marknotgeorge Hol den Vorschlaghammer!

    Location:
    Derby.
    You seem to be missing a bike...
     
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    FeistySquirrel

    FeistySquirrel Professional Jelly Baby Decapitator

    Forgot to add. . I have a bike... But since I bought it I was working 60hour weeks so no time for it. . But now I have time so it's time to start :smile:
     
  10. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    Location:
    North Wales
    Don't worry, you will find that many on here don't cycle that much in winter months. I certainly don't and try to make up for it when the weather warms up. I
    have not been riding since the middle of December. Why take chances of breaking something for the sake of a few miles? Better to be safe than sorry.:thumbsup:
     
  11. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    thats what i thought as well
     
  12. OP
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    FeistySquirrel

    FeistySquirrel Professional Jelly Baby Decapitator


    I have to bike 4miles to work every Saturday and Sunday at 0430am :sad:. .last week I was wheel spinning instead of progressing up the hill. .. I walked.
     
  13. Kies

    Kies Guest

    I thought i had everything , but then i saw some specialized decals, then a cree T6 light, then some white bar tape for roadie ..... Just ordered another set of tyre levers (one for each bike) .....
     
  14. OP
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    FeistySquirrel

    FeistySquirrel Professional Jelly Baby Decapitator

    I forgot to order glasses. . Ordered. :whistle:
     
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  15. Kies

    Kies Guest

    See now i'm thinking about some wiggle triple glasses :addict:
     
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