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 Veteran

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

    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.

    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. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Maybe you surfeit of squishy stuff will provide some padding, on impact :rolleyes:
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

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  10. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

    Let me take a wild guess; clipless pedals?
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  11. DCBassman

    DCBassman Veteran

    At 65, bits threaten to fall off, never mind the pain!
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  12. 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.
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    I still do plus 25 MPH off road, where possible.
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  14. OP

    Dave7 Guru

    In my youth (a short while ago) myself and 2 mates cycled over the Horseshoe Pass on 3 speed Sturmey Archer bikes. The speedo only went up to 40 but we were WELL over that. No fears when you are just 16.
    But that was 56 years ago :ohmy:
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  15. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    My flawed logic tells me that the faster you go the more likely you are to be keeping up with traffic and therefore the safer you are. Well that’s my excuse anyway. ;)
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