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?
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