Numpty IM Bike Thread

Bike ponces only welcome if they don't speak in tongues

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26/07/2005 at 11:01
26/07/2005 at 11:01
Thank goodness for that! (Gumps the bottle boy)
26/07/2005 at 11:02
no need to lose your buckers, germany is nowhere near as steep as switzerland
26/07/2005 at 11:05
Q. (Course Related) Is the Deutschland, bike course best suited to TT or road bikes? ie will I have a good excuse to buy a TT bike which I'll also use for a series of local TTs as well.
26/07/2005 at 11:10
TT according to richard, but it doesn't make any significant difference to be honest. i suppose that having gears where your hands will usually be is convenient, but i've used bar end shifters on the two hilliest IM bike courses in the world and it didn't hurt.
26/07/2005 at 11:11
going past the marshall waving his flag whilst going flat out with a manic grin on my face was truly fun...........bit like a cartoon............and then came the mad braking for the hairpins........
cougie    pirate
26/07/2005 at 11:12
I would have thought that the Beast was better on a road bike to be honest - it was a decent climb. Must get some bar end shifters for my tt bike though.
26/07/2005 at 11:14
did he wave his flag at you? he made frantic "slow down" signs to me. mind you my bike was doing 8 inch bunny hops from side to side, and rather than a manic grin my face waswhite with terror
26/07/2005 at 11:14
Candy, i regularly have tears running down my face with some of your comments, if anyone is undecided about doing IMG, then it must be worth it just for the banter.

26/07/2005 at 11:16
cougie - gumps was asking about germany
26/07/2005 at 11:16
[Scratches behind leppies ear to elicit a smile]

You've got to go sometime - why not make it fun?
26/07/2005 at 11:17
the clue was where he said "deutschland", that means germany
26/07/2005 at 11:17
[flicks ear]

I just hate that dark streak of blood and flesh that cyclists leave on the road...
26/07/2005 at 11:19
thank you haile, are you coming then?
26/07/2005 at 11:22
[Scratches under chin for good measure]

#...Oh they scraped him off the tarmac like a pound of strawberry jam,
They scraped him off the tarmac like a pound of strawberry jam,
They scraped him off the tarmac like a pound of strawberry jam,
and he aint going to ride no moooorrree...#
26/07/2005 at 11:22
No, i'm a fell poof.

I might start swimming over the winter and see how i feel about poncing about in yellow 'dresses' next year.
26/07/2005 at 11:23 I guess I was the only one who didn't know what tubs are! Now I do. Not that I have a road bike anyway! may have gravity on your side, but isn't wind resistance more of a problem for you than some? ;-)
cougie    pirate
26/07/2005 at 11:25
In best Little Britain accent : "Yeah - I know."

I'd get the tt bike anyway gumps. Like we need reasons for bikes.

26/07/2005 at 11:31
you aren't the only one who didn't know what tubs were TD, its just that most got their teachin towards April/may this year as Candy went thru what he was using for the rest of the seasons races.

As for descending the HH at 55mph + I am sure FB could get to his speed and be very safe on that piece of road as it was smooth and open, the only blip was a road change over a kerb rise, nothing too bad.

Personally I thought trying to feed while descending at 55mph was fast enough with one hand ;-) haha
26/07/2005 at 11:36
[puts paws over eyes]
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