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Sonic Budgie
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Re: Your Ride Today

Post by Sonic Budgie » 1 week ago

For reasons both internal and external my mileage is down again this year, although my commuting has been getting better over the past few months, as in its pretty much a daily event again, it's been ages since I made the effort, got up and got some extra miles in before work, which was the norm. But I did it twice this week and I enjoyed it as I knew I would, so come on motivation, don't desert me now :)
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Re: Your Ride Today

Post by ransos » 6 days ago

I did just over a mile this morning: the significance of the journey was the first time my youngest cycled to school.
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Post by Rutabaga » 6 days ago

ransos wrote:
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I did just over a mile this morning: the significance of the journey was the first time my youngest cycled to school.
Excellent! Today I saw a lad of about 13 cycling home from school with either his younger sister or his girlfriend sitting facing forward on the handlebars. It gladdened my heart! Just warning you, this might be the future one way or the other.
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Post by LowlifeDes » 6 days ago

Rutabaga wrote:
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Excellent! Today I saw a lad of about 13 cycling home from school with either his younger sister or his girlfriend sitting facing forward on the handlebars. It gladdened my heart! Just warning you, this might be the future one way or the other.
Fit a strong rack for that elegant side-saddle thing they do in The Netherlands.
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Post by Iris » 6 days ago

LowlifeDes wrote:
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Fit a strong rack for that elegant side-saddle thing they do in The Netherlands.
Sidesaddle here is on the crossbar. Yes, really - spotted several times in Bologna and Ferrara.
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Post by Joan » 6 days ago

Slight downer about cross bar riding
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I couple of weeks ago I was walking away from my house, and I moved out of the way of a tiny family riding on the pavement, boy on balance bike, and his little brother on the cross bar of his dad's hybrid. When they were only a few metres ahead of me, travelling slowly, I heard a sickening cry. I ran forward to see if I could help, and the poor little toddler's shoe - and foot - was tangled in the spokes at a worrying angle. I eased the shoe off gently, while the dad untangle the foot. It may not have been broken, but the bones are very soft at that age. A second later the mum joined us, and I backed away quickly - they did not need my input. I remember my mum saying about when I broke my arm aged 7 or 8 "I could tell your cry was different" - the parents will know if they need to worry.

Poor little guy. They were having such a nice day seconds before.
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Post by Joan » 6 days ago

More cheerfully - I am doing great breaking in my new Brooks. Haven't put it to any great test, but doing better than I was on the plastic saddle a few weeks ago.

I haven't done one 50km ride yet. I will need to do two, back to back to know it's better than the saddle it's replacing. I am confident.
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