A positive thread

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Si » 24 Feb 2016, 4:21pm

Second ride of the year. Still riding very gingerly (stop sniggering at the back). Have to say that all of the traffic was very patient, eg Chelsea tractors stopping and letting me through 50/50 gaps first, a full on gangstered BMW patiently waiting behind down a narrow road and then giving lots of room when passing, etc.

And met a PCSO friend out patrolling on her bike and had a nice catch-up.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Phil Fouracre » 24 Feb 2016, 4:39pm

Come on, that's enough! You've made it to a second page. Someone must want to have a moan by now?
ps: just got back from a lovely ride in the sun, no aggro, and, it involved coffee and cake - what more can you ask for?
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Re: A positive thread

Postby RickH » 24 Feb 2016, 4:43pm

Phil Fouracre wrote:Come on, that's enough! You've made it to a second page. Someone must want to have a moan by now?
ps: just got back from a lovely ride in the sun, no aggro, and, it involved coffee and cake - what more can you at for?

I took my partner-in-crime out on the tandem around Chester & the Wirral yesterday in the sunshine :) It was even warm enough in the sun to sit outside for coffee & cake mid way. :D

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Vantage » 24 Feb 2016, 4:59pm

Phil Fouracre wrote:Come on, that's enough! You've made it to a second page. Someone must want to have a moan by now?


If it hadn't been for bends in the roads, I'd have been able to admire my fiancée's bottom for longer.
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Re: A positive thread

Postby robing » 24 Feb 2016, 4:59pm

These cold crisp sunny days with no wind are fab!

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Mick F » 24 Feb 2016, 5:26pm

robing wrote:These cold crisp sunny days with no wind are fab!
No wind?
I was against it for most of my ride today. Quite a brisk cold north-easterly.

On a positive note, I really enjoyed the ride today. 20 chilly and bright miles.
Yesterday, it was 30 chilly and bright miles, and I enjoyed that too. :D

Hopefully, I'll be out again tomorrow, and hopefully it'll be chilly and bright too.
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Re: A positive thread

Postby hondated » 24 Feb 2016, 6:41pm

Phil Fouracre wrote:Come on, that's enough! You've made it to a second page. Someone must want to have a moan by now?
ps: just got back from a lovely ride in the sun, no aggro, and, it involved coffee and cake - what more can you ask for?

OK Phil just for you why can't we afford to stay here a month rather than a week.See my pervious positing.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Phil Fouracre » 24 Feb 2016, 7:26pm

hondated wrote:
Phil Fouracre wrote:Come on, that's enough! You've made it to a second page. Someone must want to have a moan by now?
ps: just got back from a lovely ride in the sun, no aggro, and, it involved coffee and cake - what more can you ask for?

OK Phil just for you why can't we afford to stay here a month rather than a week.See my pervious positing.


Good question! Sounds nice. Got some friends staying near there, for a couple of months! Just sent us some pics of them on their Bromptons! Jealous, me?
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Re: A positive thread

Postby hondated » 25 Feb 2016, 8:51am

Pervious was that a Fraudian slip !

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Re: A positive thread

Postby ragudave » 25 Feb 2016, 11:36am

Well we (me and my toddler) cycled home from nursery last night. No slides and snow coming from all directions but she was fine despite the snow in her face for her the journey. Normally I would have expected some crying!

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Re: A positive thread

Postby reohn2 » 25 Feb 2016, 12:34pm

Mrs R2 and I rode the tandem yesterday for the first time in 8months due to her illness,and the first time I've ridden for three months since a heart attack.
9miles flat miles of fun up and down Morecambe prom,in the sunshine.
It felt very good :)
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Vantage » 25 Feb 2016, 5:22pm

First long ride for a while for me and first long ride on the new bike.
Setting off at 10am I rode to Pennington Flash in Leigh and then followed the canal towpath all the way to Wigan. First time I've been there too. Taking a right instead of a left thanks to the Garmins screen spinning around I found myself thinking, "Oooh this all looks a bit familiar!"
Doing a 180 having discovered I'd just gone down the same path that I'd just came up, I was back on the towpath going toward Appley Bridge. From there it was up to Coppull, through Horwich and home via the bike trail. Got through the front door at dead on 4pm.
No incidents and some very nice drivers. The bike was also running as smooth as butter. And I had the sun all day :mrgreen:
I'm absolutely shattered though.
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Re: A positive thread

Postby Vantage » 25 Feb 2016, 5:23pm

reohn2 wrote:Mrs R2 and I rode the tandem yesterday for the first time in 8months due to her illness,and the first time I've ridden for three months since a heart attack.
9miles flat miles of fun up and down Morecambe prom,in the sunshine.
It felt very good :)


:mrgreen:
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Re: A positive thread

Postby hondated » 25 Feb 2016, 6:56pm

reohn2 wrote:Mrs R2 and I rode the tandem yesterday for the first time in 8months due to her illness,and the first time I've ridden for three months since a heart attack.
9miles flat miles of fun up and down Morecambe prom,in the sunshine.
It felt very good :)

Sorry to read about your heart attack but also glad to read your back out on your bike.

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Re: A positive thread

Postby Bmblbzzz » 25 Feb 2016, 7:00pm

Good thread. Nothing to put in it today but I'm sure I soon will have (as long as I remember it's here!)