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Discussion in 'Commuting' started by BentMikey, 10 Mar 2008.

  1. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    FFFF posted this one in the Beginners forum, and I thought I'd bring it up here as well. He started a Cycle Chat club, so if you're on BikeJournal, why not join up?

    I've been logging mileage there for some time now, and I like the site.
     
  2. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    I have joined. I'm last at the moment. Somebody else please join that has done less milage than me so I don't feel as bad :biggrin:
     
  3. frog

    frog Guest

    Plax, you're not last. You're a member of a cycling club. There's no first, second or anything like that.

    Your contribution is just as valuable as anyone elses! :biggrin:

    Anyway, Welsh miles count double :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  4. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    I agree wholeheartedly. You should set your own goal rather than worry about what others are doing and of course your surroundings make a big difference. What I would consider to be a steep hill in flat Suffolk would be considered a speed hump in Wales.
     
  5. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    Thanks guys - so long as I get to my goal of 1000 miles I'll be happy. Think I should do that comfortably if I keep things up, not far off 400 already.
     
  6. frog

    frog Guest

    Works both ways mate! ;)

    I feel rotten at the moment. I ache, the left side of my face feels like it's caving in, my ear hurts, as does my neck, I've had a stinking headache since Sunday. I'm down two nights sleep and I can hardly see the screen because my left eye is watering so much. So, I'm off the bike at the moment.

    But as I sit here feeling sorry for myself what do I see? Plax is still out there pounding the road into submission in this vile weather clocking up the miles.

    The little voice inside me saying 'Get off your arse yer big Jessie and and get some miles in like Plax is doing' is just getting louder and louder :biggrin:

    That 1000 won't be long coming :biggrin:
     
  7. OP
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    BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    I haven't been out since Sunday!!
     
  8. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    ;) You pair of jessies
     
  9. OP
    OP
    BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    This is more because it's winter and I haven't had any work to go to. ;)

    Think I'll take a little cruise out to Poll Hill to do a bit of aquarist shopping. Ah, the lovely country lanes!!!
     
  10. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    I am fortunate to have just under half of my commute on lovely country lanes :biggrin: however they are not so lovely when farmer giles has removed all of the hedgerows and its blowing a hoolie across open fields ;) This mornings head wind was a joy compared to the last few days
     
  11. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    Just added my name - few miles so far due to sickness but getting out a bit more now.
     
  12. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    I hope you feel better soon - I'll be catching you up if your not careful :biggrin:

    I cycled in today as it wasn't as windy as it has been. I get a guilt trip and withdrawal symptoms if I don't cycle in at least 3 times a week. It keeps me sane in this chaotic madness called an office.
     
  13. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    Welcome aboard Mr Hippo
     
  14. OP
    OP
    BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Well, just had a very pleasant 15 miles in the countryside, loads of lovely drivers leaving me room. The best one was seeing a lady wanting to pull out of a very concealed driveway, she was being careful and stopped and smiled as soon as she'd seen me, and I'd been doing the same since she couldn't see me in the first part of the manouvre. It's great when everybody takes care around each other like this! I even laughed at one oncoming black cabbie who unprovoked, leant out his window to shout c@nt at me.