Author Topic: Caption it #1809  (Read 396 times)

meddyg

  • 'You'll have had your tea?'
Caption it #1809
« on: January 12, 2020, 10:09:17 pm »

Re: Caption it #1809
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2020, 10:21:46 pm »
This was no ordinary test of the axiom about the ease of falling off a bicycle.
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Caption it #1809
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2020, 10:33:14 pm »
The continued stress of riding an Ordinary took an enormous toll on Charlotte's well being.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Caption it #1809
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 11:19:15 pm »
R is a velocity measure, defined as a reasonable speed of travel that is consistent with health, mental wellbeing and not being more than say five minutes late. It is therefore clearly an almost infinitely variable figure according to circumstances, since the first two factors vary not only with speed taken as an absolute, but also with awareness of the third factor. Unless handled with tranquility this equation can result in considerable stress, ulcers and even death.

R17 is not a fixed velocity, but it is clearly far too fast.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Caption it #1809
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2020, 11:13:40 am »
Adam was no ordinary cyclist.

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: Caption it #1809
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 11:39:44 am »
It’s the best way to penny fart.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: Caption it #1809
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2020, 12:03:54 pm »
For safety reasons, the rolling dismount should not be attempted at speeds in excess of normal walking pace.

meddyg

  • 'You'll have had your tea?'
Re: Caption it #1809
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2020, 01:19:13 pm »
'Helmet ? - no, I just find it increases wind resistance !'

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Caption it #1809
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2020, 01:50:54 pm »
Not a caption. That is a brave man; the oscillations caused by the pedals and cranks spinning round can resonate with the steering at certain speeds.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: Caption it #1809
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2020, 03:04:22 pm »
"Should have worn my running shoes," mused Osbert, heading for the back stairs.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

road-runner

  • is in Slovakia.
Re: Caption it #1809
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2020, 03:26:12 pm »
Not a caption: I was wondering whether the gyroscopic effect of a large wheel would make tilting the bike over for a sharp bend more difficult than on a 700c wheeled bike.

Caption: Tommy took the aggressive right hand lane, daring any oncoming traffic now that he could look down to white van drivers.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Waking up now, put the kettle on!
Re: Caption it #1809
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2020, 03:29:16 pm »
Denzil relished his brief moment of triumph, knowing he would be reeled in on the next hill. "When Lance comes past, I'll gob on his head," he mused to himself.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Caption it #1809
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2020, 05:14:01 pm »
Not a caption. That is a brave man; the oscillations caused by the pedals and cranks spinning round can resonate with the steering at certain speeds.

[Veering OT & not a caption] Front wheel shimmy baffles and worries me. It was SCARY when coasting downhill at speed on a bike. It's a PITA when my wheelchair 'locks up' with shimmy at >3.5mph on rough outdoor surfaces. DO NOT LIKE!