Are there any other runners out there who are hapless when out on a bike?
Slugsta wrote (see)
left me huffing and puffing even in the granny ring!
I fell off mine yesterday morning, on the ice within 5 yards of the gate
It's not as if I'm not used to slippery conditions, as I used to compete in a lot of Cyclo-Cross races (not had much chance this winter, & the local season is over now)
It was certainly an interesting ride to work yesterday, & very carefully done (tend to alternate; run one day/ride the other)
Thursday was fun though, riding to the barbers in the (falling)snow, it was just a bit dodgy when I caught the edges of the speed-bumps on Lime-Pit Lane (front wheel 'wash-outs')
Last February, I came off twice in 500 yards (same situation - rained overnight, then froze), I seriously thought I'd broken my wrist back then, as it hurt so much I 'saw stars'
Mindst you.... '20' section tyres @ 100PSI aren't that grippy on ice
williambloke wrote (see)
Slugsta wrote (see) left me huffing and puffing even in the granny ring!That's got to be a euphemism for something, surely?
I used to commute a lot and came off a few times on ice.
Once though two gentlemen had the grace to do it just before me and so I slid to the side of the roundabout and a nice comfy landing. One bloke even had an allen key to straighten the handlebars back up.
gingerfurball wrote (see)
I fall off alot - mostly clipless pedal related - once I'm going I'm grand - I'm not good at stopping - I was chatting to a girl today and she was saying that our local cycle club has a "ladies" Saturday morning ride for novices - sounds just what I need NOT- a bunch of insecure, wobbly inexperienced riders for me to clean!
I seriously doubt there's anyone on this thread who is as shit on a bike as me.
I only learnt to ride last year and I have taken beingshitonabike to undreamt-of dimensions.
I don't know, I'm pretty shit on a bike - I do a clipless-pedal-TIM-BER when off-roading at least half a dozen times each ride, to my riding buddies' amusement (they don't use clipless pedals).
Mind you, at least I didn't pull a wheelie and fall straight over the back in front of two women like my mate Pat did the other week. At 45 years old. On a bike that even Halfords wouldn't sell.
I can't even use normal pedals!
For anyone interested as to how I fell of a tricycle on the Camel Trail the explanations are as follows -
I failed my 11 plus.
I never had a tonsillectomy.
I only had brothers.
williambloke wrote (see)Slugsta wrote (see) left me huffing and puffing even in the granny ring!That's got to be a euphemism for something, surely?cheeky!
fat buddha wrote (see)
RT - you're riding on 20's on ice?? very brave or a complete nutter...
They're the biggest I can get on that frame with mudguards, as it's very close-clearance!!! (1994 Dyna-Tech 755Ti) & that's with 'Salmon Profil' mudguards!!!
Well I get the 'Nutter' jibes anyway for riding/running to work whatever the weather, during the December snow, I ran every day (Inov-8 Mud-Claw 330's work great in snow/slush)
JB, I only learned to ride in the past couple of years, at the grand age of 50+. Not only am I carp, there's little hope of me improving appreciably!
BBH - clear as mud!
Vicky Pea wrote (see)
gingerfurball wrote (see)I fall off alot - mostly clipless pedal related - once I'm going I'm grand - I'm not good at stopping - I was chatting to a girl today and she was saying that our local cycle club has a "ladies" Saturday morning ride for novices - sounds just what I need NOT- a bunch of insecure, wobbly inexperienced riders for me to clean!have you got your pedals adjusted to a loose fitting, so that it's easy to get out of them?
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |