I have a confession

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Mick F
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I have a confession

Postby Mick F » 7 Jan 2007, 8:17pm

I have a confession.

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

Sorry.

Mick F. Cornwall

Terry T

Postby Terry T » 7 Jan 2007, 8:23pm

If you haven't got a note from your Mum explaining your absence, you will be kept behind for detention! :wink:

Dai

Postby Dai » 7 Jan 2007, 11:16pm

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:

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Postby Mick F » 8 Jan 2007, 7:40am

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

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Postby Simon L6 » 8 Jan 2007, 7:50am

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

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Postby 2Tubs » 8 Jan 2007, 8:40am

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

Dai

Postby Dai » 8 Jan 2007, 10:52am

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

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FLAN MUE

Postby whoops » 8 Jan 2007, 6:13pm

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!

Terry T

Postby Terry T » 8 Jan 2007, 6:32pm

Yeah, modern drugs are great! It enables a woman with flu to look after a man with a cold :wink:

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Postby daveg » 15 Jan 2007, 4:57pm

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).

Dai

Postby Dai » 15 Jan 2007, 7:18pm

Welcome back Daveg - happy nude ear to you

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Postby Mick F » 15 Jan 2007, 9:23pm

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

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Postby Andrew Mills » 26 Jan 2007, 6:01pm

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!

Dai

Postby Dai » 26 Jan 2007, 6:11pm

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.

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Postby Mrs Tortoise » 26 Jan 2007, 6:52pm

Try Specialized armadillo tyres, they're almost bullet proof.