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General Category => Freewheeling => The Dark Side => Topic started by: Tigerrr on March 29, 2010, 01:49:49 pm

Title: Back in the saddle - ooof.
Post by: Tigerrr on March 29, 2010, 01:49:49 pm
Have not taken the challenge out since August of last year when I suddenly lost interest. 
Decided yesterday to take a spin around Richmond.
What a difference time makes - it was hard hard work and very sweaty indeed.  Nevertheless a tiny spark of enthusiasm regained and I am still amazed that even as unfit and flabby as I am it is still smoking on the flat and downs - although advantage gained thus is soon lost on the ups.
Drivers in the park were a nightmare though - one merc driver deliberately ran the cyclist in front of me off the road onto the grass! Despite the 20 mph limit they all want to travel at >25 and resent the cyclists, and try to overtake directly into them.
The police meanwhile are busy stopping cyclists on the hill for going over 20!
Its mad.
Title: Re: Back in the saddle - ooof.
Post by: Quint on March 30, 2010, 01:43:26 pm
Mate of mine got run down at 07-00 the other morning, not an accident, the guy cut him up then turned the car round and went for him, he managed to throw himself clear but the bike is a write off.
        At least the police seem to be taking it seriously and the driver is going to be arrested and charged.
Title: Re: Back in the saddle - ooof.
Post by: Tigerrr on March 30, 2010, 04:13:38 pm
Was that in the park too?
Title: Re: Back in the saddle - ooof.
Post by: Quint on March 30, 2010, 11:56:57 pm
No, a peaceful road in Oxford on a quite Sunday morning