Your cycling confessions
I ride with a camera and go looking for incidents so I can put them on youtube. Hoping for something to go viral one day. 😀Posted 7 months ago
I sometimes post mild, troll-like statements on STW.Posted 7 months ago
(gouch) Also spelt “gooch” sometimes.
Is akin to saying
rediculous is also spelt “ridiculous” sometimes!
🤓Posted 7 months ago
I cycled to the LBS to get them to fit the new stealth routed Reverb they had sourced for me.Posted 7 months ago
I went on the wrong bike.
Mudguards are bloody ace. Found this out end of last year after 43years of ignorance. Commutes are noticeably dryer and when off road riding i can see during the whole descent.
Still not fitting a rear one to the mtb as they look daft.Posted 7 months ago
I ride that infrequently that I really shouldn’t class myself as a cyclist.
My mountain bikes all need some sort of suspension servicing and general servicing on them to get them back up to running order, I dread the cost and I can’t afford it
I’m the fattest/heaviest/unfittest I’ve been in my life and I hate it…..
….. all 3 points above are caused/not helped by suffering depression and anxiety making getting out on my bike so hard (and having a better paid job so can afford to fix stuff) … even though I know it’ll help me in the long term
I cringe in shame when I think about some of the stuff I used to post on here, sorry allPosted 7 months ago
Still not fitting a rear one to the mtb as they look daft.
Always puzzled over this ^
Is it that you care more what other people think, or do you look back over the shoulder at it when riding, muttering ‘tsk, not aesthetically optimal, tsk…’?
Or … does it fail the ‘lean attractively against (beer)garden-bench and pleasure my eyes while I drink’ test?
Note: Most people (in the UK/AUS/US) think that an adult on a bicycle looks ‘daft’ to begin with. Not sure they are deducting extra points for rear mudguard 😉Posted 7 months ago
A big muddy strip up your back – now that looks stupidPosted 7 months ago
I bought a new saddle for my jump bike, just because it looks better. I never intend to sit on it.Posted 7 months ago
I don’t understand why mountain biking nowadays is going down a hill and then back up again – rather than going out for a ride off-road.Posted 7 months ago
I’ve always thought that riding mountain bikes in typical British winter slop is f*cking tedious. I know some people like to wear it as a badge of honour, but, whatever. I’ll stick to my ‘cross bike with mudguards till it dries up, thanks.Posted 7 months ago
I bought a gravel/adventure bike with mounting points for rack, mudguards, various bikepacking stuff etc and I don’t intend to use any of them.
I mainly bought it because it was two-tone purple and green.
I prefer riding my mountain bike up mountains to coming back down.Posted 7 months ago
I’m more likely to buy a bike if I like the colour rather than if it has the latest must have geometry.
Every bike I’ve ever purchased has been done so under these three rules.
1: Do I like how it looks.
2: Is it a colour that I like.
3: Is it less than £1.5k.
I’ve only ever purchased two bikes new. A Trans AM 29er (in the sale) and an Escapade.Posted 7 months ago
I spent lots of money buying all the tat for tubeless
I managed 2 rides with a tubeless front. The valve moved and it all went south.
I’ve been with tubes ever sincePosted 7 months ago
Thanks to evil inventions of Credit Card, PayPal Credit and so on I constantly buy various, quite often unnecessary bike parts or even whole bikes.
Most of that now obsolete and still unused sitting under stairs.
Can’t even recuperate costs as most of that is un-sell-able…
Once in a while I’m managing to clear my debt of only to end up in red 3-4 weeks later.
Cheers!Posted 7 months ago
It’s vanity that stops me from shaving my legs. The layer of hair makes my skinny calves look slightly thicker. Especialy on a cold day!Posted 7 months ago
A big muddy strip up your back – now that looks stupid
I always think it looks cool. I use mudguards myself in the winter though.Posted 7 months ago
When out on the mtb I’m going to get muddy, it’s part of the fun, don’t really worry about a wet / muddy back, it’s about dicking about in the woods again like when I was 13. However mud in the eye when heading downhill is less fun.
Oh and mtb rear mudguards are bloody ugly to look at 🙂 have you seen the RRP rear? It looks like a shoulder pad for a 10ft cylon!Posted 7 months ago
I was really glad when 1x came along, as I could never truly get my head around 3x or 2xPosted 7 months ago
I have a pink Endura women’s gilet, because it was indistinguishable from the pink Rapha men’s one I also ordered, except that it was £9.
#womensslacksPosted 7 months ago
It was my dream to go to ciclomontana when the Swedish ladies MTB team were there.Posted 7 months ago
It was my dream to go to ciclomontana when the Swedish ladies MTB team were there.
The Swedish ladies netball team always seem to be there the week before we go.Posted 7 months ago
Ha.Posted 7 months ago
As an ex roadie, who had Dura Ace and hand built frames (snob), a Boardman FS Pro is way better than I am off road. Post broken spine vs car, I don’t use the posh bikes. I love my Boardman.Posted 7 months ago
I wear mtb kit on my road bikePosted 7 months ago
I wear Ronhill Tracksters in winter
Ive owned 3 different orange 5s Over the years and I want another.Posted 7 months ago
Respect. HounsPosted 7 months ago
I have one functioning bike, 26″, hardtail, 3×9, rear mudguard (in winter), tubes, Brookes B17 saddle. Not cool, but don’t really care as it gets ridden at least twice a week and is tons of fun. I don’t mind mud either. I also have a mountain of spares for it, courtesy of online ‘bargains’, which is both a blessing and a curse…
My gloves and jacket sleeves are plastered with the results of trying to clear my nose at the wrong time whilst riding. 🤧Posted 7 months ago
I’m fully aware I have enough spares to build two extra bikes but don’t because then I’d have too many bikes.Posted 7 months ago
Whilst in bits, in my mind I don’t have too many bikes.
I want an XC bike.
Not a modern long low slack ride anywhere bike, a short travel race geo XC bike. Because it wouldn’t make sense otherwise.Posted 7 months ago
i absolutely hate bright coloured anodised componentry. especially Hope orange.Posted 7 months ago
i cannot tell the difference a couple of clicks back and forth on any of the dials make on my forks.Posted 7 months ago
I do all my riding wearing jeans , trainers , and a soft shell work jacket from screwfix.
Cycling specific clothing in all forms is a complete rip-off.Posted 7 months ago
I could happily have thrown my bike in the river this morning on my commute.
Absolutely this is a result of me not wanting to replace my drive train until spring.Posted 7 months ago
Gooch = what in Texas we call your “taint”. As in, “‘taint your balls, ‘taint your butthole either.”Posted 7 months ago
i cannot tell the difference a couple of clicks back and forth on any of the dials make on my forks.
I always assumed nobody could and those that say they can are feeling the power of placebo?Posted 7 months ago
I’ve only ridden a bike once this year, but compared with some of you that sounds quite regular 😉
Also, considering my name I’m not very pink either. In fact those who know me on here would probably opt for something closer to pale pasty off white.Posted 7 months ago
Gooch = what in Texas we call your “taint”. As in, “‘taint your balls, ‘taint your butthole either.”
See also: BarsePosted 7 months ago
I cringe in shame when I think about some of the stuff I used to post on here
I know you bastard you really didn’t love me long time. 😵Posted 7 months ago
I only use Putoline because I’m really lazy at bike maintenance on my daily commute bike. Once the exterior of the chain is starting to rust then regular applications of wet lube start. On top of the dirt. Will ride like that for as long as I can get away with without cleaning. Eventually the wire brush comes out and then a whole new dip in the molten Putoline while I use an old hacksaw blade to scrape the rest of thich black gunk from rest of the drivetrain.Posted 7 months ago
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