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No wheeled transport

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by vbc, 3 Sep 2007.

  1. vbc

    vbc Guest

    Due to recent nasty bike accident (head injury & surgery) the DVLA don't want me to drive for a while, maybe up to a year. Also, I'm not using the bike at present so am walking lots locally and using the train for longer distances (Mrs C doesn't like to drive far on the motorway).

    I've just returned from a 3 mile each way jaunt to the nearest Sainsburys and all I can say is, my bloody feet are killing me!
  2. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Bummer. You have my sympathy. I was warned off riding/driving a few years ago after an op. Only for three months though. God it takes so long to get everywhere doesn't it!

    But at least it's not permanent, eh?
  3. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Could Mrs C pedal a rickshaw for you?
    That sounds like a very long time......
  4. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

  5. NickM

    NickM Veteran

    Why not make a virtue out of necessity and take up walking (in the countryside) seriously? Walking, either solo or in company, can be a very enjoyable activity if approached in the right frame of mind :biggrin: and three miles will soon seem like a doddle*.

    The LDWA Dorset Giant 100K, which I did earlier this year, was one of the most rewarding challenges I have ever taken on.

    *although in Dorset, a Doddle is 32 miles :ohmy:
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    That's bad luck, vbc, but I'm sure you'll find somthing else to keep the fitness up in the mean time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Could you not take up running? I don't know anything about you or your level of fitness but I see all types when I go out.
  8. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd


    ...once I found myself having to walk a 10 mile round trip to work and back for a while...I found actually that the time passed far more quickly if I was reading a book whilst walking. Unfortunately the down side is that one looks, well, a bit odd. However, it really does pass the time!
  9. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    have this problem ALL the time. my feet kill me... probably because the only flat shoes i own are my cycle shoes! :ohmy:
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    actually, an investment in an ipod (or similar) will make walking a little less tedious.
  11. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Magic mushrooms help as well.