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Lovely day for a ride
« on: 20.04. 2013 12:36 »
Here in the UK Midlands the weather today is beautiful. Clear blue skies with 12 degrees centigrade, so a lovely mild spring day. When my chores are done I'm off for a Beeza blast!
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Re: Lovely day for a ride
« Reply #1 on: 20.04. 2013 13:49 »
Glad you brought this up. Thought I'd try to make a10gf feel good by reporting: Bergen, Norway = 45 F; Naperville, IL (outside Chicago) = 29 F = p****d off. (I don't really recall e's city).

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Re: Lovely day for a ride
« Reply #2 on: 20.04. 2013 20:30 »
Warm dry night too! It'll make the trip to the pub all the sweeter tonight.
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Re: Lovely day for a ride
« Reply #3 on: 20.04. 2013 21:06 »
 Just checked the radar (still dark here at 5:30am) looks good after 6" of rain yesterday. 20 C mostly fine, the roads will be clean. Now to decide which one to take for a blast. One good ride or three shorter ones. Decisions decisions.
Have a great ride fella's.
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Re: Lovely day for a ride
« Reply #4 on: 21.04. 2013 00:19 »
Blimey Muskrat! You sure your family emigrated?........ You've suffered frozen water pipes in the winter, now six inches of rain yesterday. Sounds more like you live in Manchester. (England).
I've picked up some interesting A7/10 information on here, but I've learned a lot more about the Australian climate than bikes. It's not like I imagined it at all! (Well, not where you are anyway)
Anyway, shiny side up at all times chaps!
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Re: Lovely day for a ride
« Reply #5 on: 21.04. 2013 08:09 »
Typical of my luck, now the weathers getting better I can't go out to play. Instead I'm having to sit at home nursing my bruised/cracked ribs after taking a spill in a subway on my mountain bike. Tell you what though I never thought rib injury could ever be this painfull. Taking me all my time just breathing without pain. Lets hope they don't take too long to recover.
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Re: Lovely day for a ride
« Reply #6 on: 21.04. 2013 09:25 »
 I know how you feel mate. A while back I ran the '51 up the back of a car (haven't fixed the brakes yet). Broke 5 ribs and punctured a lung *eek*, had 2 weeks off work  *eek* *eek*.
Just got home from 200 miles on the same bike. What a great day. Only had to use 2 of the zip ties in the tool kit. Head steady bracket to frame and the front # plate. The plate came right off 30 miles from home. Saw it fly over my right shoulder. Note to self "check nuts".
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Re: Lovely day for a ride
« Reply #7 on: 21.04. 2013 10:46 »
Tell you what muskrat, they must make men down under tough if you only had two weeks of work with broken ribs and a punctured lung. I think I've only bruised or cracked mine and its almost unbearable. I feel a bit wimpy now. All the best fella, chicago
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Re: Lovely day for a ride
« Reply #8 on: 21.04. 2013 11:36 »
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after taking a spill in a subway on my mountain bike
Son of a friend has one arm due to a motorcycle accident way back in the  80s, he manages damn well with one arm and rides motorbikes still, he came off a mountain bike couple of months back, fell on his good shoulder, dislocated and ruptured three tendons and tore the fourth, he's laid up for a year more or less as his arm tied up so he can't move it

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I think I've only bruised or cracked mine and its almost unbearable

yes I sympathise, When at work I tripped over my dog and fell full on my chest onto a large sharp stone, went to see my then doctor (now retired) to find out what was wrong, told him the tale -
" Ha  tripped over the dog, bet you can laugh about it now then)
me "well yes"
him " good that means it's not broken, go home take an aspirin"
True story
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Re: Lovely day for a ride
« Reply #9 on: 21.04. 2013 15:03 »
Hi there bill, these mountain bikes can be more dangerous than motorbikes in some cases, I've had 1 or 2 spills in my time on motorbikes and never hurt myself this bad, might have to start wearing my motorbike gear when I'm on my pedal bike  *smiley4*.
It's definatly no fun at all these rib type injuries. You can't sit comfy in any position, can't cough, laugh, hiccup, sneeze. Just hopeing  it'll start easing off soon.
All the best bill, chicago
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