DaveB is obviously disturbed.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Posts 1 to 10 of 30
  1. #1

    I live on CUK

    vetran is always on top

    vetran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Come Friendly Bombs
    Posts
    26,527
    Thanks (Given)
    749
    Thanks (Received)
    2552
    Likes (Given)
    6438
    Likes (Received)
    5287

    Default DaveB is obviously disturbed.

    Billo & Me are a bit weird.

    Why middle-aged men are cycling more - it's not to get fit | Daily Mail Online

    The REAL reason more middle-aged men are cycling: Study reveals they are doing it for their MENTAL rather than physical health
    A growing number of middle-aged men in the UK are taking up cycling
    A study of 11 professional middle-aged males who cycle reveals why they do it
    They said cycling helps them feel connected to others and celebrate mastering challenges
    yep its not the lycra its the feeling.
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

  2. #2

    Super poster

    greenlake is a fount of knowledge

    greenlake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    4,511
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    2049
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    4026

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    Billo & Me are a bit weird.

    Why middle-aged men are cycling more - it's not to get fit | Daily Mail Online

    yep its not the lycra its the feeling.
    Nah, it's just an excuse to go drinking....


  3. #3

    I live on CUK

    SueEllen is a fount of knowledge

    SueEllen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    in the Park
    Posts
    26,962
    Thanks (Given)
    1265
    Thanks (Received)
    1030
    Likes (Given)
    4385
    Likes (Received)
    3950

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by greenlake View Post
    Nah, it's just an excuse to go drinking....

    Worked with a Swedish guy who couldn't understand the adult British mentally to sports clubs. He said "You do all this sport to get fit then go and drink alcohol". I didn't have the heart to tell him about running clubs where you do a pub crawl on a "training" run....
    Last edited by SueEllen; 11th August 2017 at 05:19.
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

  4. #4

    Fingers like lightning

    Hobosapien 's job has never been outsourced

    Hobosapien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    LA - la la fantasy land
    Posts
    969
    Thanks (Given)
    25
    Thanks (Received)
    58
    Likes (Given)
    56
    Likes (Received)
    211

    Default

    Got to burn it to earn it, especially as you get older and want to still eat and drink whatever you like without getting a beer gut. Works for me.

    I do laugh at all the lycra clad blokes (not so much the women they look fine to me ) I see struggling to go faster than the kids with their jeans tucked into their socks (they still do that don't they ) as I whizz passed on my motorised bike.
    Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

  5. #5

    TripleIronDad

    BrilloPad is always on top

    BrilloPad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Littering gel wrappers in Surrey
    Posts
    95,851
    Thanks (Given)
    20554
    Thanks (Received)
    5284
    Likes (Given)
    20554
    Likes (Received)
    9175

    Default

    Getting fit benefits one mentally.....
    Katy Perry - don't be afraid to catch feels. Taylor Swift - feels $1 a go.

  6. #6

    Dirty spekulant

    Jog On 's job has never been outsourced

    Jog On's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Fantasy land
    Posts
    6,129
    Thanks (Given)
    10
    Thanks (Received)
    73
    Likes (Given)
    35
    Likes (Received)
    190

    Default

    The danger aspect of it and kicking off at motorists must be quite a rush as well. I only ever cycle in the park me...
    Useful Idiot

  7. #7

    TripleIronDad

    BrilloPad is always on top

    BrilloPad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Littering gel wrappers in Surrey
    Posts
    95,851
    Thanks (Given)
    20554
    Thanks (Received)
    5284
    Likes (Given)
    20554
    Likes (Received)
    9175

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jog On View Post
    The danger aspect of it and kicking off at motorists must be quite a rush as well. I only ever cycle in the park me...
    That is the worst bit! The only way is to assume that every motorist(and Surrey householder) wants to kill you. Cycle defensively and you won't get knocked off. Too often.
    Katy Perry - don't be afraid to catch feels. Taylor Swift - feels $1 a go.

  8. #8

    I live on CUK

    SueEllen is a fount of knowledge

    SueEllen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    in the Park
    Posts
    26,962
    Thanks (Given)
    1265
    Thanks (Received)
    1030
    Likes (Given)
    4385
    Likes (Received)
    3950

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobosapien View Post

    I do laugh at all the lycra clad blokes (not so much the women they look fine to me ) I see struggling to go faster than the kids with their jeans tucked into their socks (they still do that don't they ) as I whizz passed on my motorised bike.
    Nope you wear skinny or straight jeans now that don't need tucking in.

    It's amusing looking at the bikes people have though. Kids on cheap road bikes go much faster than MAMILs on their £2K+ ones.
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

  9. #9

    I live on CUK

    SueEllen is a fount of knowledge

    SueEllen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    in the Park
    Posts
    26,962
    Thanks (Given)
    1265
    Thanks (Received)
    1030
    Likes (Given)
    4385
    Likes (Received)
    3950

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jog On View Post
    The danger aspect of it and kicking off at motorists must be quite a rush as well. I only ever cycle in the park me...
    Not dangerous unless there is a lorry or coach behind you. Then again I think most car and van drivers really don't want to run over a female cyclist especially one wearing a skirt.
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

  10. #10

    TripleIronDad

    BrilloPad is always on top

    BrilloPad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Littering gel wrappers in Surrey
    Posts
    95,851
    Thanks (Given)
    20554
    Thanks (Received)
    5284
    Likes (Given)
    20554
    Likes (Received)
    9175

    Default

    https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-informatio...on-this-page-4

    Some good points, though alot of nonsense too: -

    Stay central on narrow roads. Try to ride away from the gutter. If the road is too narrow for vehicles to pass you safely, it might be safer to ride towards the middle of the lane to prevent dangerous overtaking by other vehicles. That just p1sses off drivers.

    Stay away from parked cars. Ideally, keep a door's width away in case the door opens suddenly. Also, try to ride in a straight line past parked cars rather than dodging between them. Again it just p1sses off drivers.

    Stay back from HGVs. Lorries and other large vehicles might not be able to see you clearly, so stay well back behind them. Sometimes true. At other times, it is best to push through aggressively.

    Make eye contact. Try to make eye contact with drivers so you're sure that they have seen you. No driver will make eye contact with you! I tried it this morning on my morning commute.
    Katy Perry - don't be afraid to catch feels. Taylor Swift - feels $1 a go.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.