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Postby Chevalblanc » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:48 pm

So today, for the first time in years, I got on a bike and cycled to Tanya's. I probably won't be able to walk tomorrow! ;) Felt very vulnerable compared to on a horse too, I bet Bradley Wiggings doesn't have to contend with Frenchmen in enormous tractors....... :roll:

Anyone know if they do seat savers for bikes? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Cycling

Postby spottygiraffe » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:55 pm

Have you just seen what I wrote in randomness? Great minds think alike -how very bizarre. I even tried and failed to post a pic of our Brad (am going to need help with that!).

Angus and I went for 36kms and he is absolutely finished. He has had a lie down and is now in the bath (it is 35 degrees). But then he did get up the ridge without stopping, which I failed at. Blaming carrying our picnic.

And you can get seat savers! Well, gel pads anyway that fit over the saddle. About 10€ from Decathlon.
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Re: Cycling

Postby Chevalblanc » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:16 pm

36kms!!! No wonder he's knackered. I am starting small, it's about 6 to Tan's. Mike thought it'd take me 10 minutes, actually took half an hour....I was worried about Choccy though who is not used to such a pace, she's used to us ambling about on horses!
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Re: Cycling

Postby spottygiraffe » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:28 pm

Funny you should say that about Choccy, because the only time I ever saw Nanouk even slightly fatigued was on an 11k bike ride. It's the only time I ever had to stop and wait for him instead of the other way round :roll: I think it is too strenuous for them because they try to pace the bike and don't get any chance to rest.

Anyway, good effort for getting out there, means you can have an extra glass of wine tonight ;) That's why I do it!
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Re: Cycling

Postby Tanya » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:01 pm

I don't really do bikes.. too much like hard work.
But very impressed when Helen turned up this am on one big bike and a very uncomfortable looking seat....you certainly will need a muff buffer on that :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Cycling

Postby Sunny in France » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:42 pm

I would like to cycle instead of running, think it might be better for my knees ..... but I like running with Danté my Irish Wolfhound, couldn't take him out with the bike as he is slightly scared of it and runs miles in front !
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Postby spottygiraffe » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Sunny in France wrote:I would like to cycle instead of running, think it might be better for my knees

I am cycling at the mo because my achilles is really swollen. I only got into running in May but I love it and am feeling frustrated. I like having dogs with me for safety -there was a runner who was murdered 15k from here last year :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Cycling

Postby Chevalblanc » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:27 pm

Choccy occasionally tries to wipe herself out by running across the front of the bike......but then she does that when the horses canter too :roll:
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Re: Cycling

Postby spottygiraffe » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:24 am

Tanya wrote:you certainly will need a muff buffer on that

Nice turn of phrase, Tan ;)
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Re: Cycling

Postby Chevalblanc » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:20 am

:lol: :lol:
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