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  • Your cycling confessions
  • Premier Icon didnthurt
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    I enthusiastically say hello to proper roadies knowing I won’t get a reply as I’m riding in baggy shorts.

    Premier Icon easily
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    I like this thread.

    Premier Icon metalheart
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    I do not own, or ever have, a single Cotic bike.

    And I pay someone to go out bikepacking and take photos of tarp set ups, etc., in glamorous remote locations and load them up to my IG account.

    I am strictly carbon road bike and and credit card touring.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Similar to an earlier post, I have more cycling shoes than non cycling shoes.

    I only have 1 pair of non-cycling shoes. Well, boots, brogue style for when we go somewhere nice. Everything else is Five Tens…. My day to day Five Tens are next years riding ones and replaced at Xmas each year 🙂

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    I have at some point worn every pair of shoes I own on a bike. Including flip flops and work boots.
    And I haven’t ridden a bike since Friday.

    Premier Icon anono
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    I miss those little windows on gear shifters that tell you what gear you’re in.

    Premier Icon fazzini
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    I ride my road bike wearing baggy shorts, MTB helmet and non-roadie upper attire…and purposefully say hi to every roadie I pass.

    Oh, and my 3×9 drive train is just awesome on my commuter

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    I miss those little windows on gear shifters that tell you what gear you’re in.

    Ha, me too

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Related to some previous posts, I only own 3 pairs of cycling shoes and the newest pair is over 6 years old.
    I do however own 16 pairs of running shoes.

    I used to scream “rule 9” at people and gloat about how I’d always ride in bad weather. I now basically don’t touch my bikes from October to March unless it’s for commuting and even that is kept to a minimum.

    Premier Icon monkeycmonkeydo
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    I think a mtb looks naked and sad without mudguards.Kind of like a body without clothing .Those who ride,particularly in winter without guards are beyond my comprehension.Why ruin yourself and the bike?What the hell are you thinking?

    Premier Icon benp1
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    Despite practising every now and then, I still can’t do a wheelie. But I really want to be able to do one

    If you removed my commuting mileage from my general cycling mileage, I doubt I’d do more than a couple of hundred miles a year

    Bike maintenance is not high on my list of priorities. My MTB is still running the original 1×10 set up from 2014 and my commuter is unloved. It has NEVER been cleaned properly, it’s probably done over twelve thousand miles now. I just replace bits when they break or wear through

    I miss those little windows on gear shifters that tell you what gear you’re in.

    Have they stopped doing these? I like them on my MTB!

    Premier Icon koldun
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    I tried a steel frame and hated it.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I miss those little windows on gear shifters that tell you what gear you’re in.

    I can send you a jiffy bag full of them if you like.

    Premier Icon didnthurt
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    The last bike I bought was a lightweight carbon full suspension 29er (Cannondale Scalpel SE) with the intention of doing some epic multi day rides bike packing, the furthest it has been is Glentress. It rides well but not to the point where daydream at work thinking about it and the trails I’m going to ride like I have in the past. Should have bought a Cotic Solaris and saved myself a grand. 😥

    Premier Icon didnthurt
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    Just checked out the Cotic website and the purple Solaris looks beautiful, thankfully they don’t have my size.

    Premier Icon fazzini
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    Best bike I’ve ever owned was a Puch Pacemaker 5 speed.

    Long. Low. Slack.

    Thanks for describing my gut.

    Premier Icon reeksy
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    I’m akchlly ridin me boyk rite now

    Premier Icon muddyground
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    I ride solo not because I am faster than other riders or go long distances. I am overweight, hardly go out and when I do it is only to the cafe. I ride solo because I have an objectionable personality.

    Premier Icon Mattbike
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    I rode full speed into a dog poo bin while riding back from the pub a few years back. Had forgotten my lights and that the bin was there. Front wheel hit the bin and I went flying over the bars landing a few meters down the track. Dusted myself off, checked no one saw me and got back on the bike.

    Premier Icon cb200
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    Just remembered one:

    When I joined this forum, I was 65% sure that regular Bez was the actual Happy Mondays’ Bez.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    What percentage is it now?

    Premier Icon cb200
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    Ha, about 4

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    My skills as a mechanic lag behind my ability to say “I can do that”.

    Premier Icon cb200
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    Whilst (road) cycling yesterday, I had my GPS watch on a different screen/layout. I had been smugly congratulating myself for maintaining a very consistent 20.30 mph average speed for a large portion of the ride. Then I realised it was just telling me that sunset was at 20:30 that day.

    Premier Icon tlr
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    I’ve never ridden a bike with a dropper. My last three mountain bikes haven’t even had a quick release seat post clamp.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    It’s lockdown, everyone seems to be riding their bikes loads…none of mine, bar my cargo bike for the weekly trip to the shops, have been used in 4 weeks.

    Premier Icon erictwinge
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    I think a mtb looks naked and sad without mudguards.Kind of like a body without clothing

    thanks for explaining what Naked means.. 😀

    Premier Icon tobymc
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    I cant wheelie and would love to be able to do so.
    I go out at 6AM and practise my Ryan Leech manoeuvres…. primarily to avoid any pointing and laughing.
    I am 50 next year!

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I can’t do a wheelie properly. 🙁

    Premier Icon nickdavies
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    Im going to dust off the mtb today for the first time since last august. If i can find the keys for the locks.

    Prior to that it was for HONC last year… and that were the only 2 rides it saw in 2019.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    I don’t have a functioning MTB.

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Whilst (road) cycling yesterday, I had my GPS watch on a different screen/layout.

    Yes, the other day I was wondering why my heart rate was rising so slowly on a climb. It took me a while to realise I was looking at the distance – that 108 was actually 1.08.

    Premier Icon ajantom
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    I miss those little windows on gear shifters that tell you what gear you’re in

    My main bike has a thumbshifter and 6 gears. Very easy to see what gear you’re in 😎

    Premier Icon woodster
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    I can’t bring myself to spend £25 on missing bolts etc. for one of my droppers because I have another one on another bike so I can just swap the hardware over. Of course I can never be bothered so I have an ornament of a nice bike for the sake of a few quid.

    Premier Icon sundaywobbler
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    I keep looking at new FS mtb even though I live in Suffolk which is flat and not rocky and I haven’t been to a trail centre for years!

    Premier Icon johnx2
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    y day to day Five Tens are next years riding ones

    Other way round.

    I have based rides on the wind strength and angle being just right for certain strava segments. Quite a few rides. Shoot me.

    Premier Icon ajantom
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    I occasionally create a Strava segment that I know only I will have ridden, so I can bask in the glory of the KOM.
    I do draw the line at duplicates though, that annoys me.

    Premier Icon ayjaydoubleyou
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    I claim not to be influenced by marketing guff, but then mentally judge bikes at least in part by how a manufacturer behaves and who or what they sponsor.

    Although brands can only lose points in my mind, not gain them.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    I have socks that I only wear on the MTB and socks I only wear on the road bike…

    In my head this is fine .

    Premier Icon dogthomson
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    I’ve bought at least four bikes, then sold them on months later… Unridden!

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