- Sounds of Cycling – what makes you smile?
The sound of a fast moving peloton, sounds good while in it but sounds awesome when watching one pass.Posted 2 months ago
The sound of deep carbon wheels, reminds me of a lightsaber.
The moaning of my mate in the coffee shop about having not put enough air in his tyres….(it’s not the lack of air, it’s just not the conditions for his XC race tyre)tomhowardSubscriber
Up until 2 minutes ago, I’d have said the sound of tyres ripping round a berm.
But now it’s this.Posted 2 months agoMing the MercilessSubscriber
Tyres rolling over rock hard frosty grass
The absolute roaring silence of the sky on a cold and frosty night ride, as the stars look down.
Getting told off by woodpeckers when you surprise them.
Riding over the top of the Downs when a sky splitting lighting bolt rips the sky open above you. Not so much a smilie but a scream of defiance back at it.Posted 2 months agohot_fiatSubscriber
The THUD-THUD-THUD-THUD-THUD-THUD-THUD-THUD-silence as a ski lift goes under the first pylon out of the station. That, to me, means the game is on. I can be skiing, boarding or have my bike with me, I don’t care, I’m on my way up a mountain and it’s gonna be fun coming down.Posted 2 months agoesselgruntfuttockMember
the sound of a industrial box section orange five/patriot banging and clanging like a steel filing cabinet falling down a flight of concrete stairs.
For me It would be the sound of the till going ‘KERCHING!’ when Ton fancied a new bike 🙂 😉
But really…just the satisfying ‘click’ of a Shimano cleat clipping in, or the ‘clicktion’ of my Hope rear hub.
Or the racket my 5 makes on rocky descents….Posted 2 months agohardtailonlySubscriber
The crunchy sound of riding through dry autumn leaves (rarely heard this year, unfortunately …)
The receding sound of the breathing of the commuter you’ve finally, managed to drop after pedalling furiously for 3km just before you were about to turn off & collapse in exhaustion …
The sound of silence when you’ve been trying to fettle and align your cable disc brakes (cheap commuter obvs!) where previously there was a persistent ‘ding-ding-ding’ …
The ceasing of the sound of releasing air when the sealant in your tyres seals up a puncture …
The absence of creaking when you’ve regreased your BB …
The sound of not too distant traffic running parallel to a sweet bit of urban wooded Singletrack that you’re charging along rather than taking your chances with the traffic …
The sound of genuine apology from a dog-walker whose hound has just taken you out by charging into your front wheel …Posted 2 months agospooky_b329Subscriber
Riding up a bridleway, all the summer wildflowers/grasses/seedpods are knee high and playing a musical tune as they bounce off the spokes.
Nothing like it for taking your mind off what is normally quite a steep climb :). I’d love to have got a sound clip but never experienced it at the same volume/note again!Posted 2 months ago13thfloormonkMember
The silence when you actually fix the creak that’s been bugging you for the last three months….
WINNER! I’d swear a bike even *feels* better once de-creaked.
Big +1 for Lapwings and Curlews, which I currently associate with the top of Langside road between Braco and Comrie, a lovely wee road climb I do quite often.
The ‘ping’ of a lightweight clincher with latex tubes when you flick it with your finger, a noise which just *sounds* fast and light.Posted 2 months ago
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