Why I dont go more than 25 mph, even downhill.

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by Dave7, 22 Feb 2019.

  1. DCBassman

    DCBassman Basses or Bikes? Hmmm...

    Location:
    Tavistock
    Nah. After a day or two of moaning and groaning, I just think 'Dumbass' and move on. Usually to an X-ray department...
    :biggrin:
     
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  2. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Definitely.. Being selective in memory has many upsides :angel:
     
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  3. Nebulous

    Nebulous Veteran

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    I'm certainly not a youngster but have never lost that thrill. I come from a fishing community, where risk was part of life, and there was a very fatalistic approach, so I think culture is very much part of it.

    I've had my share of broken bones, including a car coming through a give way sign when I was coming down a hill. I rolled over the bonnet, but had a sense of relief that I got off with two broken fingers. It still didn't curb my enthusiasm for that wheeeee moment.
     
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  4. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Yeah, I still get the wheeeeeee, moment,

    it's also the thought of responsibilities that will fall on others, if I can't function physically, as a result of my momentary indulgence.

    Boring grown up considerations, n all that.
    :blush:

    Although my job as a farmer, has statistically overtaken deep sea fishing in terms of personal injury risk.

    So perhaps I should cycle more to stay safer.
     
  5. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

    I'm with the OP, being aware of my non bounceability. I don't do it by numbers though, just feel. I know what the numbers are by looking at my max speed after the ride. Normally 50-odd kmh.

    At 92kg I carry a bit more kinetic energy than most but am made of the same squishy stuff.

    I don't enjoy going quick any more than going slower, so it's not a privation. (Sings) I get no kick downhiiiiils.
     
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  6. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Maybe you surfeit of squishy stuff will provide some padding, on impact :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

    I'm not overweight, I'm just a big bugger. I kick sand in @Drago s face.
     
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  8. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    I did wonder if maybe it was all muscle and bone.

    Shan't be challenging you to an arm wrestle then :whistle:
     
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  9. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

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  10. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Nor that you're a secret ABBA fan :rolleyes:


    In my defence they did create some cracking tunes for singing whilst cycling

    (or tractor driving :blush:)
     
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  11. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    0mph, I found myself plummeting towards the road on my right hand side on Wednesday.
    It wouldn't have bothered me as much in my 20's, but at 42? Hurts like a sumbitch!

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  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Derestricted?
     
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  13. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

    Location:
    London
    Let me take a wild guess; clipless pedals?
     
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  14. DCBassman

    DCBassman Basses or Bikes? Hmmm...

    Location:
    Tavistock
    At 65, bits threaten to fall off, never mind the pain!
     
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  15. Edwardoka

    Edwardoka Facetious Remark Generator, Waffler

    I have lost some of the enthusiasm I used to have for my impetuous descending style (I seem to remember a blurry @Pat "5mph" describing me as "bloody reckless" on a muddy descent one time but it might just have been the noise of the air rushing past)

    These days I tend to restrain myself to 70mph or so.
     
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