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12/05/2012 at 11:22
We didn't wake up till nearly ten!
Boo to the hip thing TP, I hope it let's you run
It's sunny here, but too late to do long run/cycle so just doing a short one today and will get up earlier tomorrow to do long one then!
So much to learn and get used to in a new job RS, it will get easier!
12/05/2012 at 11:45

I cycled to work on the road bike for the first time this year, this morning. It was also my first outing with the SPD (clip) pedals and shoes off the turbo. Low and behold - first set of traffic lights - epic failure to unclip

Someone reassure me, please - this will get easier, won't it?

12/05/2012 at 13:32
haha Frodo, I hope you are not hurt, K tells me it is easy, I however am the wrong person to look to for reassurance, I was absolutely crap and kept falling off when I tried them, so got pedals that are flat on one side so I could wuss out when I wanted, which was most of the time!

Lovely slow 6 mile run, I wore longs but was a bit too hot, hurrah!

There was a welcome basket when we arrived that included homemade bread, jam and cake. My recovery food of choice today is a latte and lemon drizzle cake
12/05/2012 at 13:37

Fantastic! Run time error and my mega post was lost.  Grump grump.

RTA on parkrun course road, took several attemps and sweet talking a policeman (must have looked like his mum) to get within carting distance with all the stuff.  Had to delay start so people could get there but 102 managed.  What a week to be RD ... and there were no bagels, croissants or toasted teacakes by the time I got to the cafe.

12/05/2012 at 13:49

Frodo - well done for having the cojones to cycle to work.  I would encounter too many jams and lights, I'd be forever clipping out.

Hope you're OK.  Did anyone see you?

What you need to do is maybe clip out when you think you might have to stop, so even if a light ahead's green, get ready or if a person looks like they're suddently going to cross the road and force you to slow, ditto.  As you prob realise, the slower you're going the easier it is to fall off as you lose momentum/time needed to clip out.  I'm definitely no expert, I'm a scaredy cat as I've fallen off a few times but always when coming to a stop or when pedestrians have suddenly moved into my path.

Hello B and TP.  Sounds like a lovely day B and is it your first RD TP?  I think the Duck's RD somewhere (St A?) today too.

12/05/2012 at 13:51

Oh and I'm always v in awe of chaps (haven't seen any chapesses yet) who pedal stand at red lights in clips.  I saw one casually clip out t'other day from a stand and place his foot on the ground nonchalantly. (Green-eyed monster)

Edited: 12/05/2012 at 13:51
12/05/2012 at 13:57
K is like that, but he has been riding for years
12/05/2012 at 14:03

One major fail in clips for me and I have never tried again. 

I've RD'd about 8 times before so there wasn't that added stress.  Ducky is in St A today but I am sure he will do fine, his mum is our RD next week!

I need to shower and get on with the domestics.

12/05/2012 at 14:29

Did you fall out with the servants TP?

12/05/2012 at 14:56

Had to let them go RS, times are tough & it was a choice between the butler and a new pair of shoes .... no contest

Actually, first thing to do is pull all the weeds from the garden, it's dandelion central out there.  Mostly there's a membrane with granite chips on top but some of the pesky little buggers still manage to take root.

Lee the Pea    pirate
12/05/2012 at 16:00
Argg what a nightmare Frodo! I can confirm it defeintely does get easier, so persevere. Make sure the pedals are on the lowest setting (tighten it up as yu get more confident, is you want to, so there will be less general foot movement when clipped in). I still always unclip one foot on approadh to lights, or heavy traffic that might suddenly stop, and you can keep pedalling along with your foot on top, so you don't lose momentum. It is just a practice and confidence thing, so you'll get there in no time i'm sure . Hope you're not hurt, and neither is the bike!
12/05/2012 at 16:22

I've not fallen off on the road yet, but I tend to unclip a good 100m before I think I need to so that if I can't get my foot out first time then I have time to try again.

12/05/2012 at 18:03

I've gardened, domesticed, food shopped & had a short walk by the river.  I am now flumped on the sofa with a G&T prior to making sun dried tomato & olive risotto for tea.

Lee the Pea    pirate
12/05/2012 at 18:11

God you've had a busy day TP,  i've done relatively eff all.  Met my pal for coffee, walked a few miles then been doing hee haw ever since!  

I'm soooo excited though cos I heard this fab song on an advert on telly, so shazamed it see what it was....turns out it is a new song by The Temper Trap, who i'm going to see on Monday in Glasgow, woo hoo hoooooooooooooooo!  How cool is that?!  Here's a link to the 

Lee the Pea    pirate
12/05/2012 at 18:12

hmm, that link didn't *quite* work as planned! try this


Edited: 12/05/2012 at 18:13
12/05/2012 at 18:22

Hey kids - how do you stop those advertising strips on the RHS of your computer screen.  It's just shown me plastic-packaged veg at Tesco which has to be the last straw.

12/05/2012 at 18:32

Somebody else was complaining about them too RS, I don't get any adverts and I have no idea why.  I don't want them btw!

That's not the half of it Lee, I also volunteered at parkrun and did a 2.5 mile trot when I got home.  'Tis a well earned G&T tonight.

BGT Final for me tonight, I know it's rubbish but my brain won't process anything else I fear.  I might knit along to it.

12/05/2012 at 18:36

It's been bad enough with the single blokes thing, then single girls now Tesco and plastic packaging - 2 of my pet hates!

I went to a big meeting at my new place of work and someone was knitting.  She also had terrible dandruff and was wearing a black dress.

Tanqueray is on offer at Waitrose.  Must.  Resist.  Need to pay off a debt and not spend uneccesary money.

12/05/2012 at 18:38

You need an Ad blocker.  I have Adblock Plus and Flashblock for Firefox and I rarely see any adverts now.  They are free off the internet and can be found by searching for Firefox extentions.  I'm sure you can get equivalent aps for Chrome and maybe IE.

12/05/2012 at 18:39

I've swum and cycled today as well as driving for 3 hours.  I'm now munching on a well earned pizza

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