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I fall off and bruise my bottom.
I'm stern but fair.
you to the hospital if I cause your legs to be broken.
Of course I would. And it'd be a bicycle made for two with me on the other saddle and I won't be peddling.
I'm relieved of my duty as your bike trainer/fake dad?
fake dad... we'll see.
and it was AMAZING!
There was a friendly squirrel.
Cycling = awesome.
im getting my bike out of storage (finally).
Gonna cycle it around in the summer.
I always cycle on the pavements. But I never go in busy areas, so people don't really get pissed off.
I used to cycle towards traffic, that was, um, fun....
doing his paper round nearly ran me over the other day by cycling on the pavement.
street style, yo
There's no need to cycle on the pavement.
In fact, anyone over the age of eight doing so, really ought to be.... well, veyr sternly told off.
Cycling on the roads isn't in the slightest bit safe, and when I've attempted it, I've nearly been run over several times, through no fault of my own.
And when there's pretty much no one on the pavement, it shouldn't matter.
who ride on the pavement are worse than Pol Pot in my opinion. They are equally as bad on the road, mind. Ergo the world should be cleansed of cyclists.
This is like a sky diver complaining about heights. Get off our roads!
I keep off busy roads though and cycle in woods and forests and stuff. Unless I'm cycling to a friends house, as they're (sadly) not woodland critters.
but when I'm in my car I consider cyclists to be scum.
instead of "nice".
There could've been some confusion...
probably shouldn't worry when your surnames 'swords' that makes up for pretty much any flaws
i feel so much better now
Cycling's not as fun when you're a grown up. You have to dress like a twat. You ruin all your trousers. You get periodically run over. There are no mountains or coniferous forests in London and you're too big for awesome BMX choppers with no gears.
And it does ruin them a little.
Cycling clothes are the worst things ever.
Never been run over. But once I didn't manage it up a tiny but very steep hill, and it didn't occur to me to brake, so I just went backwards with the bike into a river. Fun.
Oh, and there are some really good areas within reasonable distance in Leeds. Obviously no mountains or anything, but still good.
my shit balance means I still find it baffling how people can stay on for more than five seconds.
is a real eye-opener, i had no idea that some people couldn't ride bicycles!
I live across the road from an abandoned quarry, and spent much of my summers from age 13-18 over there, we made some decent jumps. It's great fun and good exercise too.
You must have had the best childhood EVER.
it was the best, it has little caves and a mesh of random pathways. A rope swing too*
*really unsafe, but you could get a huge amount of air
Did you also solve crimes/act out books in your imagination/have super powers?
HE WAS SCARY.
Also, did it share your taste for Anne McCaffrey? If not then why not?
I was too busy reading Tolkien and the famous five.
to the person who explains this reference.
except when it's cold, windy or uphill.
when it's cold you sweat less, when it's windy you get better exercise, and when it's uphill it usually means you get to go downhill!
than have a numb face and cold ears!
The fact that it's SO MUCH HARDER negates the better exercise and going downhill advantages.
in rare moments of un-laziness. There's a path by the river which is awesome in the summer.
for the southern riders in the Great Britain national team.
And I can't ride a bike!
thread's inspired me to go for a bike ride tomorrow, i'd forgotten just how awesome going down a big hill is
I do it daily. Cycling on the road is safe, you just have to ride defensively. I have nearly been killed a few times, but you learn to put it to use. The other day I cycled up a mile long hill at about 20%. I felt so satisfied when I got to the top and went so fast on the way down I must have been going about 50mph. Plus I like throwing my bike off of jumps and down mountains, though I don't really have enough mountains in south london and the surrounding counties.
"I have nearly been killed a few times".
...can't ride a bike either. i just never took the time to learn.
you just do it! I can't believe how many people here can't ride a bike!
When people say "It's just like riding a bike" in reference to performing a task one hasn't performed for a while, do you get embarrassed and quickly change the subject?
kind of assumed it was a natural ability for any adult! can't imagine going 20 years without ever wanting/having to ride a bike
I dunno, it must just be that I DON'T WANT TO FUCKING KILL MYSELF!
For fucksake, it's impossible to balance like that for some of us. It's a stupid way to travel. Three wheels makes more sense.
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Or a croggy.
I sit on your crossbar and you work the pedals. It IS quite romantic though.
"When people say "It's just like riding a bike" in reference to performing a task one hasn't performed for a while, do you get embarrassed and quickly change the subject?"
and cyclists should fucking respect pedestrians more, the bastards.
If I see a cyclist not contravening every road safety rule in the book, I generally thank them.
I've still got the bike that my parents gave me for passing my cycling proficiency test when I was 10, and I still fit on it. I want to get a new one and start cyling to work.
cos they pitied me and the bullying that would ensue if I failed. I certainly improved, I couldn't even take my hands off the handle bars at the beginning of the week.
Sarah-Jane Goodall was the teacher's favourite coz her brother Ross got 100% the year before.
So on the day of the test, SJ was up first. She carried out a left turn, WITHOUT indicating! All the kids following her thought that was a bit odd, but because she'd done it, it MUST be right.
Everyone until me! I indicated, I passed. Sarah Jane failed.
IN YOUR FACE SARAH-JANE GOODALL! IN YOUR FACE MR CUNNINGTON!
'sorry, I don't accept hand-made cards'.
are often evil. There was an Amanda-Jayne at my school who was a complete cow.
how high are you going to go?
10,000 User IDs.
Unless theo has already got there.
so i have no idea if i still can.
forget how to ride a bike.
cliché probably works, as it doesn't include the word "well" at the end.
but for me "well" never featured, even as a kid when I rode everyday.
What an absolute loser, YES! Public transport is the way to go.
to drive. It's now April and I still haven't booked lessons. I really will. Really.
I haven't had a lesson since 2003.
Soton, so no need. £1 student buses were great.
and that's a FACT!
I use my legs for walking places. And trains for getting places that are further away.
but worked in Millbrook so I had to.
and felt very stupid.
Can't ride a book or drive. Loser :(