Made a big mistake
If it’s adrenaline rush you want, boy do I have just the bike for you!
The other day I was zooming down a steep hill in the rain. When the speed got up to 30mph, and with a corner coming up, I put on the brakes.
Pulled them on hard, nothing happened. The bike just kept going faster.
Even harder right up to the handlebars and it kept getting faster.
The adrenaline rush nearly stained my undies.
Apparently rod brakes don’t work too well in the wet, but luckily they eventually do and I managed to slow down to about 20mph for the corner. The speedo shows the max hit 37mph with the brakes full on.
So now I find this bike far too exciting, and you find yours too boring, how about a swap? Your roadie mates will be really impressed…Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
pah! call that scary.
I went down Ditchling Beacon sat in the front frame of one of these;
just after I finished my O Levels.
We were getting faster and faster as we went down and as all I could see was basically my knees and the road it was quite a rush.
When we got to the bottom I said to my mate; “Blimey that was a bit quick and what’s that burning smell?”
“Errm, the brake blocks caught fire half way down and weren’t working too well but I didn’t want to scare you so I kept quiet.”
being young we just laughed and got on with our day.Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
read this article;
and then ride a sportive.Posted 4 years agoeggshellblondeMember
The son of a friend of mine spent £900 on a road bike. Turned out he didn’t have the balls to ride it long enough to get fit enough to see some reward from it. Put it on fleabay and got £720. Pretty good return i’d say. Felt sorry for my mate. He knew that we all knew that he’d raised a little knobber.Posted 4 years agoBreganteSubscriber
For £1k On One is worth a lookPosted 4 years agowlMember
cheeso + 1
Sack the road bike – you’ll probably never grow to like it. Road and mtb are two entirely different sports appealing to different mindsets. Some folk have both mindsets simultaneously and ride both bikes. Those I know who ride both always say the mtb is fun and enjoyable, the road bike just a dull training machine. They also say road riders are generally odd and antisocial. I’m happy to take their word on this. No better way to ‘train’ for mtb than by riding an mtb, anyway.
Good luck with the sale. Give it away if necessary – save time and start enjoying yourself.Posted 4 years ago
They also say road riders are generally odd and antisocial
What if you’re an mtber who road rides too (as they are). Do you do a Jeckyll and Hyde as you switch from one to the other 😀
Still I guess if you really want to listen to that kind of stupidity, you deserve to miss out 😉Posted 4 years agowlMember
Nah, they’re still sound, they just avoid riding road with other – more typical – roadies, thus minimising the contact with oddballs and performance nuts. These guys I know have nothing to gain by knocking roadies, it’s just a general observation many of them have made over the years, independently of each other. I can’t argue with that because it backs up my own (admittedly limited) experience of road riders – i.e. bit more uptight, a bit less friendly when you nod at them, and driven by results and PBs rather than just the fun of being out and having a laugh. Oh, and sometimes a bit ill looking 😉Posted 4 years ago
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