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General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
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Postby Mick F » 9 Jul 2008, 6:13pm

PashleyPrincess wrote:"important research"


Nothing weird about research of any persuasion!
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Postby JohnW » 9 Jul 2008, 10:11pm

I must count myself in to all this.

Riding a Mercian is only part of it. The other part is riding a Pennine. Or whatever is your favourite - but riding is the thing - eh?

Whilst we are obsessively riding our bikes, with which we're obsessed, we're not driving 4WDs off bridges and wrecking trains!!

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Postby fatboy » 10 Jul 2008, 8:29am

JohnW wrote:Whilst we are obsessively riding our bikes, with which we're obsessed, we're not driving 4WDs off bridges and wrecking trains!!


I save that for when I'm not riding my bike :wink:
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Postby Dee Jay » 10 Jul 2008, 9:11am

minkie wrote:
Cycling is central to nearly everything that matters - climate change, commuting, fitness, lifespan, diet, ecology, the weather, well-being of future generations, petrol prices, food, tax, manners, doing unto others, emotional well being, meeting people etc.


Minkie, you have summed up - very succinctly - my feelings on the subject.

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Postby jam05 » 10 Jul 2008, 9:38am

morris dancer wrote:i cycled 6 miles to a job interview in a blizzard once, i even had to do a detour as a main road was shut due to the weather. sat there in my interview with panniers , dripping hair and crumpled clothes ( at least i did take a space set).....still work there :o
i still have a very understanding boss :)

or is that normal behaviour? ( me not the boss :wink: )


A space set? Did you cycle to the moon?

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Postby JohnW » 10 Jul 2008, 10:12pm

I'm also obsessed with egg&chips - do you think I need treatment?

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Postby Mick F » 10 Jul 2008, 10:56pm

Hot plate.
Salt.
Bread and butter.
Knife and fork.
Extra chips.
Mick F. Cornwall

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Postby patricktaylor » 10 Jul 2008, 11:28pm

Okay... (to the OP), sod it. Count me in.

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Postby mhara » 11 Jul 2008, 6:28am

morris dancer wrote:i cycled 6 miles to a job interview in a blizzard once...


Not a blizzard, but have cycled to work through fast-falling, swirling snowflakes - rather pleasant in fact, and very beautiful, and no-one around to watch you catch some on your tongue........ Wheels crunching through the silence...... Lovely.

I prefer to regard my cycling obession as a Grand Passion. Has not so far reached the fetish stage of addiction to gadgets.

Or of daily cleaning of my bicycles. :)

Or of that deeply unfortunate gentleman who was caught in flagrante by the hotel room-cleaners.

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Postby Beakyboy » 11 Jul 2008, 10:33am

When surfing the net at home it is now referred to as 'looking at bike porn'!
May the wind always be at your rear!

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Postby Edwards » 11 Jul 2008, 6:18pm

Having bought 3 bikes. Also over £500 on other bits and pieces since Christmas :oops: . Looking at other porn on the net would be cheaper but not as much fun :D
Since my wife has started to ride to work every day she is starting to become obsessed as well.
Plus she is not as tired when she gets home either :wink:

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Postby JohnW » 11 Jul 2008, 9:50pm

Mick F wrote:Hot plate.
Salt.
Bread and butter.
Knife and fork.
Extra chips.


Ah Mick - I see that you understand.

JohnW.

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Postby patricktaylor » 11 Jul 2008, 10:34pm

I think an obsession with egg & chips would suggest more than purely eating it for every meal. It would need to be the first thing you think of when waking. You'd need to be constantly looking in mags, reading books, checking out the latest egg & chip gear as well as eating it whenever you can.

I didn't realise I was obsessed until I read this thread.

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Postby JohnW » 12 Jul 2008, 9:15am

patricktaylor wrote:I think an obsession with egg & chips would suggest more than purely eating it for every meal. It would need to be the first thing you think of when waking. You'd need to be constantly looking in mags, reading books, checking out the latest egg & chip gear as well as eating it whenever you can.

I didn't realise I was obsessed until I read this thread.


Ah Patrick - in and among decent rides (If weather will ever permit), I have a series of short, local 50/60 mile-ish round trips, which are specially selected, after years of meaningful research, to pass, - at about the half way mark - egg&chips establishments of known quality. I base these rides on them. I'm known for it in the Halifax section. There is one cafe on my "round" which always knows what I want, and, without asking, starts the production process as I go to the room where a chap "rinses the sweat from his brow" - you know what I mean. At another cafe, the lady just says "usual?" - and usual it always is. I'm no amateur at egg&chips.

But as for being the first thing I think of when waking - no, that's porridge!

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Postby patricktaylor » 12 Jul 2008, 10:35am

Sounds idyllic (yes, weather permitting) but in my case I'd be looking for pasta cafes, not something you'd expect to find in the hills of the West Pennines. Egg & chips does seem more Halifaxian than Cornwallian.

Of course Yorkshire is also known for Bettys but I doubt if they'd let you take your bike inside.