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Blue sky + sunshine + bike =

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Toshiba Boy, 9 Feb 2008.

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    Just got back from 2 hour spin this afternoon, up and down hills (and up & down, and up & down) and along coastline of West Somerset, and it's at times like this that I truly believe the bicycle is our greatest invention (forget fire, the wheel itself, etc., etc.):thumbsup:

    Still trying to keep the smile from my face (how easily pleased I am :smile:
     
  2. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Cool stuff - there's nothing like 'being in the zone' on the bike where everything comes together and it's like a sort of meditation, a kind of offering.
     
  3. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    today seemed to be the day when many people dusted off the bike and headed out for the first time since september...lot's more riders out today, none of whom were out over the winter...also I saw several small families with babies on bike seats out today as well...good to see...although the traffic made zero adjustments of course.

    I felt a little overdressed in my bibs etc...but it still got cold by the end of the ride so I was happy I decided against shorts.

    Let's hope the spring is here to stay.
     
  4. Didn't see too many other riders out, but then, I have seen hardly any at all over recent weeks.

    In the zone is certainly correct, it's a great feeling.
     
  5. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    Was a great day for cycling. The wind has finally died down and the sky was blue. Managed 45 miles at a respectable pace, hopefully tomorrow will be much of the same.
     
  6. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    Ooops multiple post. Stupid internet.
     
  7. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    went on the club run for first time this year. gorgeous weather, huge turnout and a gruelling but satisfying 30 mile yomp up and down dale, with an ice cream at the café stop instead of cake.
     
  8. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    Yep, it was beautiful out there:biggrin:

    I took my newly upgraded road bike out for a spin. Got rather lost a couple of times but it was a great day. Ended up doing 110 miles at an average of 17.5mph, which is bloody good for me:biggrin::biggrin:

    The only downer being that my arse and saddle seem to have taken a massive dislike to each other all of a sudden so I'm now feeling very sore:sad:
     
  9. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    ooops - triple post!
     
  10. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    It should be the same tomorrow (sunday) so I will be out for a 30 miler around the lanes of Herts with a few friends.
     
  11. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    I couldn't get above 8mph on the way to the shop this morning against the wind. Got a bit worse later with a mix of sea and rain in the air.;)
     
  12. caz

    caz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West Midlands
    Took a group out for a social ride, mainly inexperienced riders so the pace was slow, but it was a very pleasant 16 mile ride around local country lanes. The pub stop at the half way point was much appreciated by everyone as it was at the top of a hill - a smallish hill for me but not for the newbies! It was lovely and warm sitting outside the pub, enjoying the sunshine. Can't wait for the better weather to come! Hopefully will go out by myself for a faster paced ride tomorrow.
     
  13. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    T'was beautiful this morning riding into work, not -3c like last week. Will be out tomorrow on a 50 mile circuit of Carmathenshire.;)
     
  14. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Hoping to get out tomorrow - bloody chest was playing up this morning - fine by the afternoon, but had son's swimming lessons / local kids round playing after.... so into the garage and some bike fettling - Commuter spruced up, Ribble oiled and dusted, garage tidied.......best bike tomorrow...probably flat route because of my man flu....;)

    Lovely day....very warm (well lots better than last week's snow, and the forecast says it might be like this for a few days whoooo......
     
  15. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Cracking day indeed.
    50 miles today. 100km race route tomorrow.
    C'mon!!!!!! ;)