- Stoopidest thing you've done this weekend?
See if you can beat this 😉
Did a ride yesterday, got back to car, put bike in, off I go.Posted 3 years ago
Decide to ride again today – get bits together. Where’s my helmet? Not where it normally is. Check car. Check garage. Check car again. Swear lots.
Drive to last place I thought I had it. No sign. Ask business nearby…’oh yes, there was a black helmet by that sign yesterday’…knock on a few doors and yes they saw it too. Gone now though.
Turns out that I drove off with a nearly new Met Terra lid (with Lezyne rear light on the back) on the roof of my car like a massive knobber 😳
It was there this morning too by all accounts – if I’d realised yesterday I would have been able to go back to get it – ar*e!brooessMember
Hoping for an adult response from a couple of abusive drivers when I expressed my ‘what did you do that for?’ feelings – one driving straight at me down a single track road (straight past the passing place on his side of the road), and the other was a passenger in a convertible who returned my wave with a finger…
Stupid of me to expect irrationally angry people to act like mature grown ups…Posted 3 years agohammeriteMember
Tried to help a fledgling starling that had fallen/tried flying. Put it in a shoebox with the lid on as the dark is supposed to calm down a stressed bird. Left it for a few hours and then put the box in the shade with the lid off in case it had recovered enough. Apparently I should have left it to sort itself out (or let its parents find it). Thankfully the parents have been trying to feed it. It’s managed to hop around the garden a bit, but not fly anywhere.
The shoe box now has the bird in it and with the box pegged to the washing line (about a metre or so from the nest), so the parents can help it, but so the cats can’t get to it. Just hope the parents haven’t decided to abandon it after my meddling!Posted 3 years agoTreksterSubscriber
In the past, travelled to Perth without my shoes for an STW ride organised by Sannie 🙄Posted 3 years ago
Arrived at GT with no riding clothes, cost a bomb @ Emma & Tracies shop 🙄
Whilst draining motorhome waste water and emptying toilet cassette I placed the key for said units lock on the vent cover for the heater, then promptly drove off without locking said units or retrieving said key 🙄
Got to Inners before realising mistake, bike and kit now locked in ‘van garage ❗
To rub salt into the wounds we were sat talking to the guys from CRC/Vitus at “breakfast” who informed us that there was a demo day being held. So with no access to my bike or riding gear all I could do was visit the bike shop and car park where the demo was being held 🙄
Waved to Tally who was doing the uplift I could have been on. Met and spoke to Clive & Trev(Enduro) 😆
Otherwise anothe good weekend away in the motorhome with MrsT 😆 😉NorthwindSubscriber
The other week, I had a day off so drove to innerleithen. Took bike out of car, put keys in bag, put wallet in bag, locked car, closed boot. Had just long enough while closing the boot to see my bag in the back and go “uh” but not quite enough to go “oh” and definitely not enough to stop closing the boot.
But I’m not a man of deep thought so 60 seconds later I’d obtained a brick and another minute later I was off riding.Posted 3 years agoTreksterSubscriber
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I drove halfway home from a sportive with my new Garmin on the roof, luckily I’d put a silicone skin on and it happily clung to the roof of the car for 5 miles at 40+mph
– edit, not today though, today I just burned myself to crap in my parents garden
Many years ago when I used to service crew for a mate I travelled from Dunoon to Dumfries in a Mk2 Escort with the petrol cap on the rear windscreen after filling up with petrol ❗ Think I passed the Jackie Stewart driving test that weekend! !!Posted 3 years agobikebouySubscriber
Just come back from meeting up with an ex work colleague, like 9 years ago ex work colleague… Gawd only knows why I agreed to meet up. I must be down on the list of “folks that feel they need to interact with folks they don’t really like” because seemingly I was on the top of that list.
Sheeeeeeeeeez, nothing ever changes, in a rut, stuck in a rut, blah di frikin blah….
Same old, same old, same old, same old……..Posted 3 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
Not allowing enough time to tackle Garburn Pass and having to head home after only doing Gatescarth and Nan Bield. It’s such a shame driving away from a stunning Lakeland day, knowing they’re few and far between.
Did one of those “I’m in a rush” overtaking manoeuvres on the way home that made me have a word with myself.Posted 3 years agoSaccadesMember
Stupidest thing this weekend – I presume Friday counts?
Pedalled really hard whilst leaning right over going around a roundabout. Idiot.
I’ve worked out after what probably happened as until the 2nd or 3rd roll looking back at my bike I can’t remember anything. Obviously the new bike has a lower BB and I was shifting faster than I thought.
Massive gouge on the right hand pedal where it struck into the road and threw me off to the left, landed on my open left hand as its bruised and really sore (dhb mitts are badly scuffed but the skin on my hand is intact). Rolled around to land on my right shoulder (scuffs and massive bruise) and rolled a bit more to smack my knee (more gravel rash and a big ugly lump). Bike scuttered along the road and the other pedal is abused along with the rear skewer, handlebar tape and LHS shifter/brake unit. Just noticed that I battered the bracelet on my watch too. I dorwned everything in witch hazel which appears to have worked quite well.
Have really ached all weekend and decided not to cycle in today to give the knee an extra days rest.Posted 3 years agonedrapierSubscriber
Pushed an extra loop with no lights after sunset. Took the shortest track back down from the top rather than either of the usuals to get down quicker and safer. Don’t know this one as well. Tree cover, roots and rocks, and a barbed wire fence. Ow. Wasn’t 100% sober either.Posted 3 years ago
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