Things you don't like about biking…
Ok, so we all know that biking is the best way to get around. But it does have some downsides. Today, I realised that there is no way to cycle around at night commuting without looking like an idiot. Hi viz and helmets just make you look stupid….
So what do you hate about cycling?Posted 6 years agodan1980Member
not being able to.
I’m only 30ish and my body is giving up on me.
That and people who are bothered about how they look, or how others look when they’re riding. Get a grip, riding a bike is supposed to be fun, and who cares if the bloke/lass in front/behind looks like a lycra condom or a stormtrooper. Life’s to short to get het up about it.Posted 6 years agoHerman ShakeMember
Keeping up with the Jones’s.Posted 6 years ago
Articles like “what will you be riding next year?”
Not having the time to do more of it.
Punctures (not been a while, which makes me feel it’s due).
The conning of those new to the sport; Halfrauds etc.
Marketing guff like,
I suppose there’s a mug round every corner.
Most of the riders/twunt’s at trail centre’s.
Big group’s of slow riders that set off on a long downhill section, (just when you arrive at the top of the hill, when your not wanting to stop) and mince all the way down. Boils my piss that does. 👿Posted 6 years agoGJPMember
Punctures – they always ruin a ride for me.
I never really feel 100% confident after changing a tube at the road side / trail especially when there seems to be no underlying cause.
Less so on the road as normally much easier to find the cause, and CO2 pumps get the tyre to a reasonable PSI.
I found tubeless a pain. Fine until you get a puncture but I never got the kit to work.Posted 6 years agostevemtbMember
Getting a new part that’s been planned for ages and it doesn’t **** fit.
Who’d have thought after countless times of measuring my seatpost is 30.0 so doesn’t fit my lovely new Reverb which is a standard 30.9. Didn’t even realise anything comes in 30.0 any more FFS.
Also, it’s an addiction. I don’t like how I get when I’ve not been out enough (like now for some strange reason since I have plenty of time) turns me into a right grumpy git.Posted 6 years ago
The fact that all pedestrians hate you and think that you are about to rape them… the fact that drivers use their cars to bully you by revving and trying to overtake you when totally inappropriate.. the fact that the whole world is concreted and geared toward the machine (the car) that changed (ruined) the world….Posted 6 years ago
Like when you have your high power light on, and suddenly pedestrians think they should stare into your oncoming light, in a way they obviously wouldn’t with a car light, and then have the audacity to complain your light is too bright…
Or the **** in front who automatically assume you want to pass them, when you are quite happy to pootle and trundle at 3 or 4mph…
The mums and das that scoop up their shit looking children when a bicyle appear for fear that you might end their shit sperm ande egg creations..Posted 6 years agoCragMember
Getting back to the pub carpark after a wet muddy night ride, soaked to the skin and shivering like a shiteing dog and loading the car and getting changed into dry gear only to have to unload the wet muddy bike and gear once you get home after having got warm in the boozer after a couple of scoops. No fun at half 11.Posted 6 years ago
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