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I have a confession

Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 8:17pm
by Mick F
I have a confession.

I haven't been on my bike since Dec 7th.

Sorry.

Mick F. Cornwall

Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 8:23pm
by Terry T
If you haven't got a note from your Mum explaining your absence, you will be kept behind for detention! :wink:

Posted: 7 Jan 2007, 11:16pm
by Dai
I have to confess - I went on my a bike the other day, did about three miles and heard a funny noise from the rear wheel. Turned out to be a big bulge in the tyre. Let some pressure out to stop it banging but it blew a few miles later.
I only went out in all the wind and crap to try out the new bike computer I had for Christmas. Finally gave in and brought some decent tyres (schwalbe marathons) so hope I can go on a ride soon without a puncture - had loads in the last few months.
The computer is great by the way - though I can't quite see how it works out the calories consumed - with the hills round here I bet I use a lot more calories per mile than someone from the fen country.

As for you Mick F - you're a disgrace; you should be stripped of your CTC card, have your cleats dashed to the ground and your helmet punched through - you cad sir. :D :wink:

Posted: 8 Jan 2007, 7:40am
by Mick F
Look, I said I'm sorry!

I've been busy, Christmas took its toll, not to mention New year's Eve. And don't forget I had that terrible bout of Man Flu. AND it kept re-curring. I still have the snuffles.

I know it's all excuses, but I AM sorry, and I'll be back on my bike THIS WEEK.

I promise.

Mick F. Cornwall

Posted: 8 Jan 2007, 7:50am
by Simon L6
Mick

cover yourself in Lithium grease and have somebody flay you with inner tubes (but not the valve bits). Won't do a bit of good, but you can post the pictures and be the toast of your fellow correspondents!

Hope this helps

Simon

Posted: 8 Jan 2007, 8:40am
by 2Tubs
Simon L6 wrote:Mick

cover yourself in Lithium grease and have somebody flay you with inner tubes (but not the valve bits). Won't do a bit of good, but you can post the pictures and be the toast of your fellow correspondents!

Hope this helps

Simon


Err, I know a large lady who wears black leather that might be able to help with this. For a fee of course . . .

>;o)

Gazza

Posted: 8 Jan 2007, 10:52am
by Dai
2Tubs wrote:
Simon L6 wrote:Mick

cover yourself in Lithium grease and have somebody flay you with inner tubes (but not the valve bits). Won't do a bit of good, but you can post the pictures and be the toast of your fellow correspondents!

Hope this helps

Simon


Err, I know a large lady who wears black leather that might be able to help with this. For a fee of course . . .

>;o)

Gazza


So that's where she went

FLAN MUE

Posted: 8 Jan 2007, 6:13pm
by whoops
Mike F and Dai, It's nice to be back. Mick I'm sorry to hear you had a touch of the old Flan Mue. We all know how much more serious it is for men! I hope everybody eventually "Comes Back" into the fold for some more banter, or should I say "Billy Santa" as I'ts near Xmas.
BICE TO BE NACK!

Posted: 8 Jan 2007, 6:32pm
by Terry T
Yeah, modern drugs are great! It enables a woman with flu to look after a man with a cold :wink:

Posted: 15 Jan 2007, 4:57pm
by daveg
just found my way back onto the new boards. Nice to see everyone already here, but shocked and horrified at this. How has Mrs Mick F coped???

But seeing as the post is over a week old am I right to assume that you have now been out there slogging up those West country hills? Come on, lets be knowing. Do you still have to break this duck (that said weather has not been wonderful here in Yorkshire so I'm not bragging that I've managed many miles either).

Posted: 15 Jan 2007, 7:18pm
by Dai
Welcome back Daveg - happy nude ear to you

Posted: 15 Jan 2007, 9:23pm
by Mick F
I've been out a couple of times, but other things have to be done. I'm 'retired' and the work never ceases. I've just pressure washed the drive (100 yards of tarmac). We live in a rural environment - log burners take logs, you know. We have a couple of acres of woods - they take maintenance.

But enough of my excuses!

My next trip out will be tomorrow, hopefully, off to North Tamerton to cross Tamerton Bridge, the next bit of The Quest. 60 odd miles round trip.

Please, do look it up in your atlases!

Man Flu gone.

Mick F. Cornwall

Posted: 26 Jan 2007, 6:01pm
by Andrew Mills
Di
hope you got some older model (schwalbe marathons) as the new ones are no good I have them on 3 of my bikes and have had 6 puntures in the last few month, never had any trouble with the old model.

the don't make them like they used to!

Posted: 26 Jan 2007, 6:11pm
by Dai
They seem OK so far - I haven't had a puncture for the last 220 miles which is something of a record compared to the tyres I had before - in November and early December I got so sick of mending punctures I almost gave it all up - almost.

Posted: 26 Jan 2007, 6:52pm
by Mrs Tortoise
Try Specialized armadillo tyres, they're almost bullet proof.