Lapsed but back.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hebe, 16 Aug 2019.

  1. Hebe

    Hebe getting better all the time

    Location:
    wiltshire
    I don’t think I introduced myself the first time round. I learned to ride as an adult because I wanted to be able to ride with my daughter. That’s the daughter who’s scowling at her balance bike in my avatar, now 11 and completely bossing her Frog bike and glorying in her new found independence and mobility after passing Bikeability at school. After losing my nerve following illness and surgery, I need and want to ride again.

    So a whole bunch of family bikes are going for servicing in the next week or two. My Vita just needs a light check. I’m going to look into a few tweaks to my Dawes mixte which has not done so well from a few years sitting around. The braking is hopeful rather than effective, the fake rattan basket has to go (I would like a rear rack instead) and nicer grips and so on. My husband’s bike needs a new rear tube (normally I would fix that but it might as well go in with the others. B fell off her Frog riding it home from school with various bags hanging from the handlebars on the last day of term and it doesn’t ride smoothly any more. She is desperate to have it fixed and get a rack on the back.

    Good times ahead!
     
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  2. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    :hello:
     
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  3. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
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  4. Shadow121

    Shadow121 Regular

    Hi Hebe, wish you all the best with your cycling, good to be out and about, healthy,
    and you get to take in the views at a more intimate level, a hill is no longer just a hill
    when your hanging over the handlebars like a wet mop, such joy has to be experienced.

    Seriously, I hope you do well.
     
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  5. DCBassman

    DCBassman Veteran

    Location:
    Tavistock
    :welcome: - again!
     
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  6. OP
    OP
    Hebe

    Hebe getting better all the time

    Location:
    wiltshire
    Thank you @raleighnut @I like Skol @Shadow121 @DCBassman . I am impatient to get going however my daughter will not be impressed if I go out without her. Found a spare tube and my tyre levers last night so will fix my husband’s flat today. If that goes ok I’ll have a look at B’s bike and see if I can work out what’s catching.
     
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  7. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    Hello and welcome back. I hope you enjoy your cycling from now on. Onwards and upwards as they say. :welcome:
     
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  8. OP
    OP
    Hebe

    Hebe getting better all the time

    Location:
    wiltshire
    Thank you @welsh dragon
    Today I changed a tube on my husband’s bike, with some very limited help from my daughter. She’s not really seeing the allure of a Sunday afternoon in the garage with hobnobs and a cuppa, fixing things. Failed to find the problem with her bike though.
     
  9. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists


    Well done for having a go.
     
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