Have I forgotten how to ride?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Matthew_T, 22 Jul 2012.

  1. Matthew_T

    Matthew_T "Young and Ex-whippet"

    Two times now after coming back from my holiday I have made a massive cock-up on a roundabout.

    First was yesterday when someone wasnt exactly going slow but they were taking care at going around a roundabout with their signal on. I was approaching and for come reason thought in my head "I have right of way" and cut in front of the guy.
    Immediately after, I felt guilty and at the next set of lights, appologised to the guy. He was okay with it.

    The second was today as I was behind a car who entered the roundabout, I just didnt look around myself at all. I was concentrating too much on the planes at the Rhyl Airshow. Once again I appologised and explained that I wasnt concentrating and then when I turned around, the traffic had moved off. I muttered to myself "NOT CONCENTRATING!".

    I am utterly devastated that I am being this careless and inconsiderate. Why have I forgot all of a sudden? When cycling in France I was taking a lot of care on the roundabouts because the French have a habbit of just darting out and not even touching the brakes.

    I need a good slap and to seriously concentrate more.
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    Yes you need a good slap :thumbsup:
    classic33 likes this.
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Stop watching the planes. I was there Saturday most of the day, and watched them today from near Ffrith, on the coast (we stopped cycling to watch). Heh heh.
  4. OP

    Matthew_T "Young and Ex-whippet"

    You should have said something. I could have met you! (Actually, the priviledge of meeting me is better:giggle:)
  5. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    South Croydon
    I can relate to that. I was shocked at how bad I was when I came back from a 3 months off due to a broken clavicle.
  6. Boris Bajic

    Boris Bajic Guest

    You chaps who take weeks to lose your ability are amateurs. I am on an altogether higher plane.

    I can be crap within ten minutes of my last ride. To be honest, I am crap in the middle and at the end of most rides.

    In fact, crap is a level of riding I aspire to.

    So if your ability takes a week or two to diminish, don't come whining to me!
    Col5632, summerdays and gaz like this.
  7. campbellab

    campbellab Senior Member

    At least you recognise when you're crap. Its people who dont that scare me :ohmy:
    Hawk likes this.
  8. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
  9. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    Aye, it's normal when you're off the road for a few days Matthew.
  10. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Chandler's Ford
    MTFU and stop apologising to motorists !
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