1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Never ever ever........

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by walker, 9 May 2008.

  1. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Turn up to a club run or race on a bike with a kick stand, you will never get the tears of laughter out of your head
     
  2. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig New Member

    Location:
    North Lanarkshire
    Ha Ha Ha, I even take them off my kids bikes :0)
     
  3. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Good to do if you then rip the legs of everybody...
     
  4. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    ...whilst wearing tweeds and loudly telling the terrier in your wicker basket to keep its head down...
     
  5. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Maybe you should turn up next week with a child seat on the back as well.

    Say... how fast and far do these club runs go? I've never been on one.
     
  6. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Floyd Landis, for all his faults used to do this sort of thing. And then used to rip their legs off. That I would like to see or even do.
     
  7. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Depends on club, weather, time of year, which group you've gone with
     
  8. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Can you be at all more specific? I've read several posts suggesting clubs can be pretty snobby about the kind of bike you ride, and if your club were laughing at your bike with a kickstand they'd probably be paralytic with laughter looking at mine (fairly heavy hybrid with 35x700c wheels, twin leg kickstand, front and rear racks etc...).

    Thing is, I wondered if there's any point to the snobbery. Fair enough if they're going the kind of pace I'd never keep up with, but I'm not that slow on my bike...
     
  9. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    to be specific is like asking the length of string. a club in Winter, on a rainy day might well only do 30-40 miles and no cake stop, but yet in the height of summer, will cycle to the coastline for fish and chips before returning, a club like mine that's around 120 miles there and back.
    Also some clubs have a slow group and a fast group

    If you was to ask the club you intend on joining how fast tehy go it might be a better indicator.

    for example, In your situation your better off looking for a touring club rather than a racing club.

    Some clubs treat club runs like chain gangs, and that's where the snobbery will shine through, as they will be off like a rocket, and no one really wants to have to wait behind for the new lad with the kick stand and flat bars to try and keep up. Alot of clubs around London, (especially south for some reason) are exceptionally friendly, ring around.