Cycling rights of passage…
Borrowing your sisters jeans,
Your grandmas cardigan,
Your dads “hush puppies”,
Your mothers beard,
Your NHS glasses from the 70’s you purchased from a Pop Up in Brick Lane,
Your 70’s Peugeot roadie with flipped up bars,
Then getting ended by an Addison Lee minibus.Posted 4 years agobigbadbobMember
Climbing a very high mountain in Spain, when you thought there was no way you were going to do that today. Coming down from said mountain and crying at my achievement.Posted 4 years ago
Replacing rear shock seal kit and it working afterwards.
Replacing gear cables and indexing them perfectly.NorthwindSubscriber
First actual mountainPosted 4 years ago
First DNF because you realise halfway through it’s not any fun
First ride in a foreign country
First time you get faster than the people who got you into riding
And at the risk of upsetting certain people, first black route.D0NKSubscriber
indexing a rear mech perfectly
How long have indexed gears been around? Lots of years and still not managed that.
Getting the bar tape on a road bike right….
nor that, LBS is so cheap and does a perfect job I have no wish to learn this 🙂
already covered the stuff I was going to list. First ride on clipless and falling over.
realistically 200mile and 24hr solo probably won’t happen 🙁Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I took my brother for his second ever mountain bike ride at the weekend, and his first proper crash- heard a big skid, looked over my shoulder to see trees getting shaken around. “You alright?” short pause. “That was BRILLIANT! Now get me out of this tree!”
So yeah, there’s one I reckon. Not just crashing, but embracing the crash.Posted 4 years agoedhornbySubscriber
grounding your pedal going round a corner on a fixed gear
having to replace wheels because you’ve worn out the rim braking track through riding and racking up the miles
getting to the top of a climb that is well known and thinking afterwards ‘that wasn’t so bad, so what about…..’
going riding with someone who has a proper flash bike and a big mouth, and riding them off your wheel 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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