- New Forest Ride – Sunday 17th May
hmm, just wondering how i’m actually going to get there, not being insured to drive an that.
When I broke my wrist, I drove nearly every day with my right arm in plaster. For half of the time I was doing pizza delivery in my car as well….Posted 10 years ago
The worst thing was trying to count the change out without the use of my right thumb, which was plastered right to the end. I wasn’t cycling at the time but I couldn’t ride a motorbike as I coudn’t grip the handlebars or brake.
When I broke my right ankle I just bought an automatic Audi A8 so I had room to keep my right foot out the way and drove using my left foot. Easy to do when faced with 18 weeks in a cast. As long as you can maintain good control of the car there is no reason you won’t be insured.Posted 10 years ago
Bloke i work with lives in the forest (not literally) and reckons the car park we’re meeting at also attracks another group of consenting adults looking for excitement. So look out for a group of strange people huddled around a car making excited noises, but be warned they might be singletrackers.Posted 10 years ago
This morning was wet and windy, its still windy, but the suns out now. Tomorrow looks similar, lashing down in the morning and sunny in the afternoon.
We’re about 10 miles west, so i’ll give you an early morning weather check in morning. I’m sure my little girl will wake me up early enough to catch you all before you leave.Posted 10 years ago
good morning. Todays early weather report (sponsored by my little girl waking me up too early) is that in Poole it is currently a bit breezy looking, grey clouds everywhere but not raining at present. Cannot give a temperature estimation as i’m not going outside in my pyjamas for you lot.
Will hopefully see you all in a few hours, although it does look a bit full of it.Posted 10 years ago
Well it was a bit damp under foot and a little windy on the exposed bits but I enjoyed it. Top marks to MrsPoddys Apple flapjack, DezB for riding with a plaster cast while towing his sons tag-a-long, Lydon for pedalling when DezB was struggling on the hills and CinnamonGirl for organising it.Posted 10 years ago
What an action-packed day!
The miserable-itis virus has spread to the equine population, or rather their riders with their gobby tirade.
A loop of the Big Bike Bash circuit proved entertaining – one or two falls from the bike and one fall whilst pushing the bike, ahem! Duckling was almost on the menu for tonight’s dinner – can’t believe I almost rode over it.
Lots of bog crossings and poor Dez really had his work cut out with the trailer.
Saw where the Big Bike Bash action will be, most importantly the beer tent, also the chalets. Excellent choice of venue.
Good to see everyone and to meet new folk too.Posted 10 years ago
No, you underestimate me. Me, speechless? Come on…
Couple of mates and I had a bit of a tete-a-tete with some hoity-toity woman in Epping Forest, a few years back. She was claiming that we weren’t allowed to ride our bikes there (bridleway), as we might frighten her horse. One of me mates was trying to politely reason with her, but she weren’t having it. After a few minutes of this, and the argument going in circles, I got bored, and said ‘you’ve got a right nice bum, you know?’.
She snorted, and rode off. My mates were on the floor.
Uptight horsey women? RudeBoy’s yer man…
Yes; I know it’s sexist and all that, but it works!Posted 10 years ago
See, people like that a a right good challenge, for me. No point in trying to reason with them, as they will not be swayed from their lofty point of view. So, you need to introduce some obtuse tactics. In cases such as this one, when faced with members of the opposite sex, I find that using complimentary, even suggestive comments, suddenly, throws them completely off course. It’s very effective. I once told an irate female car-driver she had ‘sexy, passionate eyes’. Stopped her in her tracks. She was utterly disarmed, smiled, called me a ‘cheeky bastard’, and drove off. Job done.
See, trouble with youse lot, is you need my skills at diplomacy. I may run a workshop for youse, next time I’m down.Posted 10 years ago
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