Cycling Pics

Commuting, Day rides, Audax, Incidents, etc.
User avatar
Audax67
Posts: 5000
Joined: 25 Aug 2011, 9:02am
Location: Alsace, France
Contact:

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by Audax67 »

A couple from our 600 km earlier this month:

Moving off after night (4 hours) on army base:
Image

Breakfast in sight
Image

André takes 5
Image
Have we got time for another cuppa?
AndyBSG
Posts: 382
Joined: 10 Jul 2013, 11:16am

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by AndyBSG »

Is he taking 5 or has he just been knocked out by that noxious green liquid in the pint glass!
reohn2
Posts: 40711
Joined: 26 Jun 2009, 8:21pm

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by reohn2 »

I find drinking Fairy Liquid always has that effect on me too :mrgreen:
-----------------------------------------------------------
LollyKat
Posts: 3046
Joined: 28 May 2011, 11:25pm
Location: Scotland

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by LollyKat »

reohn2 wrote:I find drinking Fairy Liquid always has that effect on me too :mrgreen:


:lol: :lol: :lol:
JamesE
Posts: 417
Joined: 12 Feb 2013, 1:12am
Location: London

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by JamesE »

Dunwich Dynamo start:

Image

middle:

Image

and end:

Image
User avatar
NUKe
Posts: 4025
Joined: 23 Apr 2007, 11:07pm
Location: Suffolk

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by NUKe »

AndyBSG wrote:Is he taking 5 or has he just been knocked out by that noxious green liquid in the pint glass!

Reminded me of the Billy connolly Joke of the Two Glaswegians in Rome ... Asking what the Pope drinks. .. I believe he's partial to a small tipple of Creme deMenth sir... Aye we'll ave 2 pints of that then.... and so the story continues
NUKe
_____________________________________
User avatar
Si
Moderator
Posts: 15188
Joined: 5 Jan 2007, 7:37pm

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by Si »

At the other end of the spectrum to the above shots, but having just as much fun and getting just as much out of cycling, I give you a pic of the North Birmingham 'Easy Riders Cycle Club'. A club just formed, composed of virtually all new riders or returners to cycling after many years off. Last year many of them did bikeability training and then started with led rides of a couple of miles on a flat cycle path around a scenic lake, now, a year on, they are doing 20 mile rides out into the country side using the road network. OK, 20 might not sound much to you all, but to a new rider it is an unbelievable distance, and one that many of these riders thought that they'd never achieve, now they do it with ease.

Image
User avatar
Audax67
Posts: 5000
Joined: 25 Aug 2011, 9:02am
Location: Alsace, France
Contact:

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by Audax67 »

reohn2 wrote:I find drinking Fairy Liquid always has that effect on me too :mrgreen:


:lol:

Alas, it's just peppermint. But it's a nice idea for the next time...
Have we got time for another cuppa?
JamesE
Posts: 417
Joined: 12 Feb 2013, 1:12am
Location: London

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by JamesE »

Audax67 wrote:Alas, it's just peppermint. But it's a nice idea for the next time...

I wondered if it was the other kind of Green Fairy. A bidon full of that'd make for a fun afternoon's ride :D
User avatar
Vantage
Posts: 2829
Joined: 24 Jan 2012, 1:44pm
Location: somewhere in Bolton
Contact:

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by Vantage »

Si wrote:OK, 20 might not sound much to you all, but to a new rider it is an unbelievable distance, and one that many of these riders thought that they'd never achieve, now they do it with ease.


My first ride after returning to cycling a year and a half ago was 6 miles and the bike was literally propping me up when I got back to my front door.
Any journey done on a bike, whether it's a mile or a hundred miles is still cycling.
I posted on facebook that I managed 48 miles today (longest I've done in quite a while) and family and friends congratulated me. If I'd driven that distance and posted it, well.
:D
Bill


“Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” ~ Eddy Merckx
It's a rich man whos children run to him when his pockets are empty.
User avatar
bev55
Posts: 11
Joined: 29 Apr 2013, 3:37pm

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by bev55 »

On the prom in Poole before the tourists came to sunny Dorset..... :?
Attachments
14sm.jpg
Small wheels rule :lol:
User avatar
paulcuthbert
Posts: 163
Joined: 17 Jul 2009, 12:18am
Location: Belfast IRE/Glasgow SCO
Contact:

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by paulcuthbert »

*BUMP*

Let's see some more pics... :D
Pain is temporary. Quitting is forever
User avatar
paulcuthbert
Posts: 163
Joined: 17 Jul 2009, 12:18am
Location: Belfast IRE/Glasgow SCO
Contact:

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by paulcuthbert »

Here's a few from a lovely evening ride in Scotland last week:

Image
View over Paisley & Glasgow from Gleniffer Braes

Image

Image

Image
Barcraigs Resevoir, Renfrewshire

Image
Ben Lomond

Image
Looking south over Ayrshire and towards Ireland

Image

Image

Image
Pain is temporary. Quitting is forever
hercule
Posts: 1056
Joined: 5 Feb 2011, 5:18pm

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by hercule »

Where was your view of Ben Lomond taken from? I started my cycling days in north Glasgow and was frequently rode out to the Trossachs, occasionally strayed south into Renfrewshire and Ayrshire. Your photos take me back... I bet the roads of 30 years ago were a lot quieter than you have to contend with, though there's nary a car to be seen in your pictures!
Tizme
Posts: 119
Joined: 10 Apr 2012, 12:41pm

Re: Cycling Pics

Post by Tizme »

A few weeks ago, in preparation for the Lionheart Sportive (100km route) with my son, his first sportive, I went around the route. I was just thinking, after about 30 miles, why hadn't I brought the camera I had bought from Aldi for £20 the week previously, specifically for rides, as it was such a lovely day and the views were quite stunning, when I looked up. Sat on a telegraph pole, staring down at me was a Buzzard. After looking down quite regally as I approached, it slowly flew off to find a new perch, away from the disturbance (me). NEXT time I'll remember the camera!

I do have a camera on my phone, but by the time I've managed to get it out, set it to camera etc, etc, the subject matter has disappeared! The camera, by the way, is excellent value for the money, just needed a memory card (already in my drawer, redundant from something else). I think they were on sale quite some time ago and our local Aldi hadn't been able to get rid of it. I hope that has not gone too OT. Hopefully my next post will be with pics!
Post Reply