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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2016, 09:29:47 am »
Excellent to see !!!

ElyDave

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2016, 09:31:32 am »
looking good.  Main thing I learned early wrt steering is to relax the death grip on the steering, pick a spot on the horizon and head in that general direction
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Kim

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2016, 11:48:40 am »


That fits you a bit better than mine does :)

Not being able to see the front wheel isn't actually a problem, it's just something people who've only ridden bikes where you can see the front wheel think is important (people say the same thing about Bromptons with front luggage, for example).  You'll soon get a sense of where the wheel is, like you do when driving a car, and then it won't matter.  Getting used to how much the pedals swing out ahead of the wheel when you turn is a bit more interesting - but it's only something you have to worry about when riding in tight groups or when trying to negotiate Silly Sustrans Gates without dismounting.

Relaxing your grip on the bars is the important one, as you'll discover when you try climbing hills.  Try not to develop any bad habits on the flat.  And yes, gear down when you stop, otherwise you might not get going again...


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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2016, 11:56:13 am »
'Cor Woolly on a bike, good stuff.
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #54 on: March 25, 2016, 07:13:51 pm »
Great news  :thumbsup: happy riding a  :D
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barakta

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2016, 09:06:18 pm »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

As someone who can't even ride an upwrong for 5 mins now (shoulder/wrist ow ow ow) I can confirm how much darkside is easier on the upper body in many ways.

May you have many hours of fun on this bike (and keep managing not to overdo it as you up your fitness ;) )

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Torslanda

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2016, 10:08:54 pm »
Long Itch? The Guinness is very good . . .
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

woollypigs

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #57 on: March 25, 2016, 10:53:16 pm »
@barakta you are right easy does it. Might have a little ride tomorrow am, then lucky the weather looks like sofa and tea, can't have this new bike getting wet :)

@Torslanda let's see, but yes we need to have a ride together :)
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #58 on: March 26, 2016, 08:31:32 am »
Just logged in this morning & seen this  :thumbsup:
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #59 on: March 26, 2016, 10:29:08 am »
Getting used to how much the pedals swing out ahead of the wheel when you turn is a bit more interesting - but it's only something you have to worry about when riding in tight groups or when trying to negotiate Silly Sustrans Gates without dismounting.

I usually remember how much the pedals and chainwheel project to the front as I wheel it out of, or reverse back into, my garage - and put ANOTHER scratch down the side of the car! Doh!


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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #60 on: March 26, 2016, 07:24:39 pm »
great scott, it's as if indiana Jones himself had selected the recumbent as his means of storming the temple of doom. Go to work and never look back. Remember that however sticky the uphill, there will be a downhill.
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #61 on: March 26, 2016, 08:48:56 pm »
This is very good to see, Woolly.
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #62 on: March 27, 2016, 08:52:04 am »
Love the frame colour. Wishing you many pain-free & smiley miles; relax and enjoy.

woollypigs

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #63 on: June 28, 2017, 10:15:57 am »
Look at that, I passed a mile stone (and I didn't even notice myself) - 1068 miles !!!!

Loving it, need to ride more (yes I'm lazy) but I have even managed to master single track/bridle ways/gravel tracks and is having great fun on it.
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woollypigs

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #64 on: June 28, 2017, 10:52:24 am »
Oh and also I beat Windy on one and maybe two strava segments on Lewis  \o/
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #65 on: June 28, 2017, 11:47:10 am »
Well done, Woolly... but you're showing off now!
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Torslanda

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #66 on: July 01, 2017, 09:57:56 am »
Keep on showing off!
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.