Let This Be A Warning!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by dangerousjules, 6 Jan 2008.

  1. dangerousjules

    dangerousjules Über Member

    it was a lovely sunny day yesterday,around 1pm i thought i should get out on my road bike and do a gentle ride, got to twenty miles stopped for a sip of water and turned to come home about a mile into the return leg my chain snapped...i'd forgotten to pack the chain tool(my heart sank)tried to get a cab to pick me up but they would'nt collect me because i'd forgotten to pack my credit card to settle payment in advance(it was looking very bleak at this stage) sent a message to mrs dangerous but she could'nt help since she was watching leeds united play at elland road...i thought i'd be tough and walk back...19 miles= 6 hours...GO PREPARED WHEN YOU GO OUT! :biggrin::ohmy:!:biggrin::biggrin:!:eek::angry:xx(:angry::ohmy::angry:
  2. OP

    dangerousjules Über Member

    p.s walked it in spd shoes too...i can't walk today...please send sympathy!
  3. LordoftheTeapot

    LordoftheTeapot Veteran

  4. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    If you'd died of exposure, she'd have got the Supporter of the Year award. :biggrin:
  5. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Seems she didn't have the best of Saturdays either...

    The point, precisely. But some breakdowns you can't be prepared for, e.g. broken crank/rim/frame/fork. No way are any of those a roadside repair! Always carry money!
  6. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    You have my sympathy, but you must train mrs dangerous a bit better.
    I've been caught a few times, miles from home and the missus has always been able to collect me - eventually!
  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

  8. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    More advice from Matthew Parris:

    "After you've decapitated the cyclist with your piano wire, remember to search the pocket as they always carrry money." :biggrin:
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    What you mean you DON'T always carry a spare rim? :biggrin::eek: I do! :biggrin:
  10. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    "sent a message to mrs dangerous but she could'nt help since she was watching leeds united play at elland road..."

    I don't know which is the biggest 'crime', not picking you up or watching Leeds United!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. Pete

    Pete Guest

    I have learnt, through several years now of internet forumming, that there are some posts best not responded to. :ohmy::biggrin::biggrin:
    Oops! I think I just did! :eek:
  12. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    I must admit I have just replaced my Chain tool with a pair of wire cutters (Parrisesque)

    More seriously.....

    This is one of those that will occasionally bite you.

    No matter what you carry it will always be the tool that you "didn't need" that will be required. I tend to congregate an increasing tool kit, and every so often "clear it out" and that is when this hapens to me!
  13. Van Nick

    Van Nick New Member

  14. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Watching Leeds Utd isnt the crime, it's the punishment.
  15. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    We once picked up a roadie we spotted walking along the pavement with a puncture. Took him home and his Mrs came out of the house, stood with hands on hips and asked loudly "Okay - what's he done this time?" He was embarrassed.
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