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Annie

New here and loving what I see :)
« on: September 19, 2011, 07:01:43 pm »
Hello, this is my first post here. I can't quite believe this place. It must be where cyclists go when they try other forums and find everyone is into fast and/or far on two wheels with a helmet. No one rides anything a bit different and if you don't wear a helmet and attempt to venture the opinion that there may be evidence indicating that is a reasonable decision, you will be vilified! Here I read that some people enjoy cycling fast and/or far. No doubt some choose to wear a helmet, but some like to ride differently, even on 3 wheels and, shock, horror, is that a sensible, friendly chat about helmets I see?!!! In any event, folk here seem so friendly and open to differences  :)

So, I'm pleased to find you. I finally learned to ride on two wheels last year at he age of 51. Very pleased of course, but I have harboured what seemed like a dirty little secret for years. A wish to have an adult tricycle. I rode one about 6 years ago on holiday in Florida. I hired it for 5 days. It was single speed, riding up hill nearly killed me, but I couldn't get the grin off my face, I loved it so much. I thought I couldn't get one because I 'should' ride a bicycle like a proper grown-up. Then I came across the Tricycle Association. I couldn't believe what I was seeing  ;D I now have a Pashley Picador on order. I know it's no athlete, but neither am I. I just want to tootle around the local park, and cycle tracks locally, including those near the beach and Kielder Water etc. My bicycle is also an old fashioned Pashley. Albeit it has 5 gears to the Picadirs 3!

diapsaon0

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 07:21:54 pm »
Welcome to yacf.  We're a very friendly and, dare I say, eccentric lot (well I am anyway).  Hope you enjoy being here.  Looking forward to some pics of the new trike when it arrives.  I must confess to a hankering for a recumbent trike.  Almost bought one a few weeks ago, but funding issues intervened  :'(  - maybe next year  :thumbsup:

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011, 12:53:50 am »
Welcome Annie
Yes it is a friendly place here.
And yes some of us ride weird bikes  :thumbsup:

Rich (recumbent trike rider ;D)

Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 10:31:53 am »
Hello Annie. Glad you found us :).
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 10:37:56 am »
Welcome to the forum! It's a good place to spend time.

I bought a tricycle last year and I can't ride the bloody thing. I still haven't graduated to that extra wheel.

I take it that your mention of Kielder Water implies that you are a Northumberland lass. My wife, myself and three friends are heading that way for a holiday next month (staying in Alnwick).
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2011, 10:58:07 am »
Hello Annie - glad you've found us  :)
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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2011, 11:05:31 am »
A tricycle rider? God help us when Zipperhead finds this thread.

border-rider

Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2011, 11:09:04 am »
I bought a tricycle last year and I can't ride the bloody thing.

I sold it to him :)

I still have one I can't ride very well.  I'm massively impressed by anyone who can ride an upright trike with any degree of panache.  Welcome  :)

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2011, 12:25:45 pm »
Annie are you OK?  So, Annie are you OK?  Are you OK, Annie.

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2011, 03:13:11 pm »
Welcome!

You'll find that we're a fairly mixed bunch:  Some of us like helmets, some of us like riding fast, some of us like carbon fibre bling, some of us like sleeping in bus shelters halfway up a welsh mountain in the rain, some of us like funny shaped cycles that weigh almost as much as we do, and some of us like pootling along at 9mph stopping at every pub and cafe on the route.  Nearly all of us like CAKE, though.   :thumbsup:

Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

rower40

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2011, 03:26:12 pm »
I now have a Pashley Picador on order.
A long long time ago, I broke my leg while under the influence of that heady mixture of my first 2-wheel short-wheelbase recumbent and 6 pints of Old Speckled Hen.

While my leg was in plaster, I bought a Picador.  It was utterly brilliant for giving me mobility again.  After I was allowed back onto two wheels by the physios, I donated it to the hospital's Occupational Therapy clinic.  Never heard of it again.

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2011, 03:26:55 pm »
Hi Annie, welcome to yacf  :thumbsup:

Steph

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2011, 03:34:18 pm »
Moderators!

Move this thread immediately! She used the 'H' word!


 ;D
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CrinklyLion

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2011, 04:46:55 pm »
Welcome!
and from here too :)

Quote
Nearly all of us like CAKE, though.   :thumbsup:
so far i've only had three outright refusals.  and one of them caved in the face of flapjack :)

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2011, 06:27:12 pm »
YACF collectively is going to design and market a dedicated bike cake holder.  Hope you can help with this, Annie.
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Kim

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2011, 06:31:55 pm »
I thought Carradice already did?    ;D
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Wowbagger

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2011, 06:32:46 pm »
Whereas Ortlieb design bicycle-specific milking pails.
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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2011, 06:38:48 pm »
I bought a tricycle last year and I can't ride the bloody thing.

I sold it to him :)

I still have one I can't ride very well.  I'm massively impressed by anyone who can ride an upright trike with any degree of panache.  Welcome  :)

Ooh, does a Maximus load carrier/rickshaw count?  I can do one of them no trouble, frequently one handed and hauling up to 100kg (although slowly!). In fact I spent all day at work on one....

Welcome Annie!
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Annie

Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2011, 11:08:09 pm »
LOL! Thanks for the lovely welcome guys  :)

I hope that by learning to ride (after a fashion) on two wheels, I haven't lost the ability to ride on three!

I live in South Tyneside with my partner, dogs and chickens - the latter being very good in triggering the baking of very excellent cakes! So Wowbagger, Northumberland is an easy drive up the road and there is some nice coastline 20 minutes away. Have a great time in Northumberland  :)


Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2011, 04:06:05 am »
So, I'm pleased to find you.

How did you find us ?

And welcome.
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Annie

Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2011, 08:24:14 am »
So, I'm pleased to find you.

How did you find us ?

And welcome.
I googled 'adult riding a tricycle'!

Biggsy

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2011, 09:23:23 am »
I live in South Tyneside with my partner, dogs and chickens - the latter being very good in triggering the baking of very excellent cakes!

Chicken cake?  Wow!  That's taking a cake to a level even unheard of YACF!  :thumbsup:  ;)
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Annie

Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2011, 08:38:09 pm »
I live in South Tyneside with my partner, dogs and chickens - the latter being very good in triggering the baking of very excellent cakes!

Chicken cake?  Wow!  That's taking a cake to a level even unheard of YACF!  :thumbsup:  ;)
LOL!

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2011, 08:44:01 pm »
welcome  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
struggling up hills since 1981 !!!

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Re: New here and loving what I see :)
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2011, 08:51:38 pm »
So, I'm pleased to find you.

How did you find us ?

And welcome.
I googled 'adult riding a tricycle'!

Ha ha That'll do it :-D  Welcome to the forum John