The Reality and the Fantasy

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by User, 23 Jan 2008.

  1. User

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  2. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    have you got knobbly tyres?
     
  3. davidtq

    davidtq New Member

    Its not necesarily a fitness thing, I went from a 700c wheeled hybrid to a good road bike and overnight went from having to pedal like mad to try to keep up with some of the more sporty cyclists to blatting past them all with ease. Good for the ego :biggrin:. my hybrid was on 700x35 tyres though not sure what your bike is on.
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Did her bike look a bit like this?
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    excellent, good man, this really made me smile

    I hate that when you see someone female and old on an old bike going quick

    money is here for my new Spec Tricross, off to Cycle Surgery Hampstead o the way home tomorrow to sit on a 58cm for size

    very excited, the old junker is on it last legs but it sure is going out in glory, caught all the greens from the top of the hill on Camden Road right through to Manor House last night at about 7.45, following wind and caution thrown to it, went like a cannon ball, moving quicker than the traffic in most places

    can't wait for a good bike with everything working on it ...
     
  6. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    There's a long uphill drag on Ruckholt Road.
    I like to stretch my legs on it- going slightly uphill really helps my cadence- gives me something to bite against, you know?

    Anyway, a gentleman on a racer passed me on my Trek, so I thought "Game on".

    I swear this old duffer was 60 years old plus, lycra'ed up, sinewy legs, physique of a greyhound.

    He wiped the floor with me.

    I did the old trick of looking ahead and trying not to allow my breathing to become audible and he just pissed all over me, did 5mph+ my speed with hardly any effort.

    A blow to the ego, chapeau to the soppy old duffer, great respect sir.
     
  7. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    very good, both you two last

    those thin old blokes are deadly
     
  8. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    She could of been giving it her all and every time you looked round just tried to act cool, haha.

    Also she was in your slipstream all the way which would make it easier for her to keep up
     

  9. BentMikey ain't that bad.;)
     
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