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Where have all the roadies gone?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 11 Dec 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...the only cyclists I see out these days are the older chaps with panniers and beards...so where are all the roadies?
     
  2. they are the roadies
     
  3. will

    will Senior Member

    the smart roadies are vacationing WAY down south.
     
  4. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Loads of them down here. You live in flat Essex BFB, where MTBs were the dominant mode of cycle transport when I was an Essex lad. In the hilly areas people who like to cycle soon cotton on to the fact that a lightweight roadbike is mush easier to haul around than a heavy full susser.
     
  5. Stick on a Giant

    Stick on a Giant New Member

    I was out on my road bike on Sunday morning in the pi**ing rain and howling gales! Although it'll be the MTB on Wednesday night. Riding at night I'd rather be travelling slower and land in a gorse bush or muddy puddle than hit a concrete kerb or metal car, even if the chances of coming off are much higher when MTBing.
     
  6. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Hi *waves/*
     
  7. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    I am to be found on a turbo trainer in the garage, it's cocking freezing out there this evening. Having said that, MrsMaggot has still gone to running club:blush:
     
  8. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Lets face it, this is the first cold spell of winter....and i dont want to be out in it tonight either ;)
    Turbo for me tonight....

    This first cold snap (if you care to call it that ) bites deep....it seems MUCH colder than it really is, we're just not used to it yet. A couple weeks to become acclimatised....and orft we go
     
  9. Cooeee!!!
     
  10. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    What club do you ride for AA?
    Do you do the bundy come the summer?
     
  11. I just recently joined the EK Road Club. Never made the club run on Sunday though, minor family crisis:sad:. Ended up out on my own late Sunday morning and got about 50 miles in
     
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I was out in the rain on Sunday on the road bike - (only 10 miles quick spin as I had to go out) after yet another week commuting on the mtb...sooo nice to get out on a light, fast, responsive bike...saw a few others as well (roadies that is)
     
  13. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    What, this EK Road Club? http://www.ekroadclub.co.uk/
    That makes 4 members on this forum!
     
  14. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    <sticks hand up and yells "present sir">
     
  15. The very same!!;):tongue: I'll be at the Christmas run/pub lunch on the 22nd and I see from the website that Spider (El Capitan) has another good run planned for the 6th January. Plan to go on that one