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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:29 am 
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Well I'm glad my new hobby has brought so much fun and banter to people and left so little to the imagination of some. :(

Well this IS the RFOC James ;)

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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:17 pm 
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I'm a cyclist myself James and as if that's not bad enough own a Honda to boot. Wouldn't get upset by the banter (it's meant kindly I assure you) on here. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:08 pm 
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Well the summer of cycling was a blast. I injured a knee then pulled a quad so had to lay off training for several months and am only now getting back into riding when the summer ( if you can call it that) has almost finished.

I did manage to do 3 time trails over 10 miles on nthe local road course and came LAST in every race.

My first event I raced at No1 slot. About a mile and a half down the course No 2 passed me and rode off into the distance. At the finish he came up to me and enquiered how old I was. Then when I said my age he looked at me and said 'Your a youngster then, I'm 80' and walked away. :o Very embarassing.

A few weeks ago I manged to get my time down to 31.21. That works out at about 19 mph on a push bike!

I've also played cricket this summer in Division 5 of the Kent league 2nd XI. Managed to score 109 not out after years of trying to get 100 in this league. A life times ambission ticked off. I also was asked to play for Kent 50+ side which to me is a great honour.

So thats some of my life hobbies in 2012.......

Oh and I tried Sking in Norway back at Easter but I am pleased to tell you all, I'm a brick!

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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:19 pm 
Hello,

When i was 17 i was riding 10 mile time trails at club and did a few comps too. my usual time was around 27 mins but i once did it in 24.32. i was shattered at the end, i used to ride my bike 6 miles to the meet and then race and ride 6 miles back..... i was rather fitter then than i am now. best of look to you. i'm sure you will enjoy it,

My aero helmet was painted up like Aliens head just for funsies...


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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:48 pm 
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Pulling a quad isn't that bad
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Well, unless it's uphill and you've left the handbrake on :!: :!:
=)) =)) =))

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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:34 am 
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Batmancaver wrote:
Pulling a quad isn't that bad
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Well, unless it's uphill and you've left the handbrake on :!: :!:
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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:18 pm 
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Sorry OW, I couldn't resist!!

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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:20 pm 
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My aero helmet was painted up like Aliens head just for funsies...[/quote]


:-w funsies a?


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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:22 pm 
Now.... I'm not pointing any fingers at anybody on here (cyclist myself) but I've seen a few instances of this up here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10965608

Sad part is that quite a few of the lycra brigade must drive a car or ride a motorbike, but choose to be a danger on the road on a bicycle (whether by arrogance, ignorance or inexperience).

Come to think on it I'd look a perfect monstrosity in a lycra suit (giraffe in a condom springs to mind) :))


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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:25 pm 
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read that this morning, one of the guys in work fits so neatly into that description it's scary, only problem is he's only 31, just bought himself a 1300 note boardman carbon fibre bike, never ridden a road bike before, only ridden a mountain bike a few times (something else he spent a large amount on) . :shock: :shock:

he gets upset when you tell him money cant by you talent, i'll go for a spin with him in few weeks on 1 gear and toast him nicely. :D

as for TT, i've done a few in my time, normally 10 milers, I placed ok when i was younger getting in around the 25 mark quite often, managed a 23 which put me in the top 20. tempted to go back into it next year (can catch the last race of manchester district if i'm quick)

sod the lot of them wobbley, ride till you cant any more.

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