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Jacob

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My brother has recently joined the caravan w**ker club. He's only 35. So sad :( ... :roll: :lol: :p

On the plus side, you can "drive" it by remote control, .... albeit verrrrrrrrrrrrrry slowly. Something to do with correcting it when you park up.
A lot of people have them for a bit then change their minds. Biggest prob (after the price :roll: :roll: ) is they get set up on a campsite or wherever and find they can't just whip off to the shop/pub/local tourist attraction etc. without decamping. Hence the array of bikes/motor-bikes/towed vehicles attached. Big ones even have ramps and spaces inside for a smart car!
They do act as mobile lavs though, for the aged and incontinent!
 

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Jacob":2lkmey3j said:
A lot of people have them for a bit then change their minds. Biggest prob (after the price :roll: :roll: ) is they get set up on a campsite or wherever and find they can't just whip off to the shop/pub/local tourist attraction etc. without decamping. Hence the array of bikes/motor-bikes/towed vehicles attached. Big ones even have ramps and spaces inside for a smart car!

I guess you've been googling again. :lol: :lol: :lol:

They do act as mobile lavs though, for the aged and incontinent!

You should maybe get one then as you're old man time, or do you have "Billy Connolly pants held in by your bicycle clips. :wink:
 

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Cycle clips? Nah it's all body hugging stretch lycra nowadays! Very sexy.
 

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Cycle clips? Nah it's all body hugging stretch lycra nowadays! Very sexy.

Yeah that's why you may not need a mobile bog, just p*** in your pants and blows up like a ballon - e.g. " Billy Connolly pants".

Sexy? hmmm. wizzened old bald headed, bearded git in lycra who clearly doesn't own a mirror.
 

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Agree with most here. The pro cycling is an absolute spectacle and well worth taking the trouble to watch in person. Piffling inconvenience for a short period. Towns and villages that host the route by and large seem to love it! There will always be the odd naysayer.
 

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AJB Temple":35kohnlm said:
Agree with most here. The pro cycling is an absolute spectacle and well worth taking the trouble to watch in person. Piffling inconvenience for a short period. Towns and villages that host the route by and large seem to love it! There will always be the odd naysayer.

Passed through my local market town on the way south from the borders and was fairly well attended by spectators. A couple of roads suffered rolling closures but I didn't hear too many complaints.
Not so sure it brought much revenue to the town though.
 

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Wow you need a better search engine. Took you over two years to find that one.
I searched "cycling abreast" and this one came up first. There are others, its a recurrent theme!
 

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What I find really funny are the people who have had a really bad mid life crisis and have turned to cycling in bright pink lycra.

I searched "cycling abreast" and this one came up first.

Is that where the older female cyclist in lycra has tucked the mammary glands under her armpits so they now face the motorist behind!!
 

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What I find really funny are the people who have had a really bad mid life crisis and have turned to cycling in bright pink lycra.

Better than giving up and becoming a pathetic geriatric burden! Anyway most of them will have been cycling most of their lives.
The can't win, if they don't wear bright colours they get accused of "stealth cycling" and dangerous camouflage.
Do I detect a hint of envy - have you never had a bike of your own or think you are now too old?
 

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Better than giving up and becoming a pathetic geriatric burden! Anyway most of them will have been cycling most of their lives.
The can't win, if they don't wear bright colours they get accused of "stealth cycling" and dangerous camouflage.
Do I detect a hint of envy - have you never had a bike of your own or think you are now too old?

Why do you respond like this, you come across as a very angry bitter man, it's getting worse. You constantly try and belittle people. Why not try and have some compassion for your fellow man, being sarcastic and twisting posts shows a lack of moral well being. I suspect you do not behave in this manner in real life, be yourself, stop getting fulfilment from being rude and arrogant on the internet, it's not good for you and you get worse year on year.
Should it bother me, NO.
Does it bother me, Yes, I'm quite concerned you actually have something wrong with you.
 

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Why do you respond like this, you come across as a very angry bitter man, it's getting worse. You constantly try and belittle people. Why not try and have some compassion for your fellow man, being sarcastic and twisting posts shows a lack of moral well being. I suspect you do not behave in this manner in real life, be yourself, stop getting fulfilment from being rude and arrogant on the internet, it's not good for you and you get worse year on year.
Should it bother me, NO.
Does it bother me, Yes, I'm quite concerned you actually have something wrong with you.
You obviously didn't read the previous post where Spectric was accusing pink clad lady cyclists of having "mid life crises". I was replying in the same spirit.
In fact I know lots of older cyclists and non of them seem to be having crises of any sort and are actually enjoying life, believe it or not!
You need to lighten up a bit, put some pink lycra on and get on your bike!
 
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I offer anyone here the challenge of hopping on their bike and trying to ride on the flat at 30mph. Even for 1 second. Then imagine averaging 30 mph for 120+ miles, as they recently did in La Vuelta.

I rode a lot when I was younger. Still have my bike, an older specialized with two front rings and a big crank for a leisure rider - the fastest I ever got it with some downhill grade (not enough to drift faster than pedaling, but some help) as 31 miles an hour. A strong ride on a flat for 45 minutes was more like a 23 mile an hour pace.

When those guys are running through terrain averaging what...27 miles an hour for hours, it's crazy.

at about 205 pounds now, I can't even ride my bike (too fat and annoying when legs bump belly in drop position).
 

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What I find really funny are the people who have had a really bad mid life crisis and have turned to cycling in bright pink lycra.

Can't say much about the pink, but from my earlier days, I can say for sure if you're on a road bike, you don't want any clothes that will catch air (pull your shorts up to your waist on the outside - that's what it'll feel like riding - now flap them really really fast at the same time while they're up.

Same with a t-shirt. When you're between something like 18 and 25 miles an hour on a typical ride, the spandex stuff is just to keep from having clothes that move or come up and to keep them from flapping.

BTDT after getting a road bike - had the "bike shorts" and shirt within days. Until you get used them, they're a little embarrassing to walk around in, though.
 

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You obviously didn't read the previous post where Spectric was accusing pink clad lady cyclists of having "mid life crises". I was replying in the same spirit.
In fact I know lots of older cyclists and non of them seem to be having crises of any sort and are actually enjoying life, believe it or not!
You need to lighten up a bit, put some pink lycra on and get on your bike!

Thank you, I will take your point on board.

Avoidance, denial and deflection, as I said classic symptoms. I really feel for you and those close to you. I suspect you make their life unbearable if you really do act like this in real life.
I'm comfortable in lycra, running for me, lycra bottoms (sometimes), shorts usually plus baggy top.
 
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in France we used to live a few kilometers from the Tour De/Fr......
what a nightmare.....we locked our gates and stayed on the farm for a week before and after.....
Then after that u get all the Wannabe idiots wizzing about.....
I was not the only one that hated it, even the Fr locals were peed off....
but supose it's good for the local trades......
 

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Tolerance is in short supply.

I have no real interest in fast road cycling (lycra, head down), some cyclists seem arrogant in a self righteous belief they should have priority. Some don't recognise that when car meets flesh, car normally wins.

After 40 years off a bike I had cause to buy one (step through, electric). Spent 5 weeks in a coma (fine now) and banned from driving for at least 6 months. Needed to get around town and seemed a sensible solution. Still feel somewhat unsteady but a useful toy.

However I fully support cyclists in a professional race. Clubs out for a ride are OK providing they recognise motorists need to pass - 40 bikes in a two abreast stream is not good behaviour.

Some folk like pets, cricket, football, tennis, running, barbeques, knitting etc etc. Some don't. Tolerance means accepting the right of others to do that in which you may have no interest. Equally afficionados should recognise an obligation not to unreasonably inconvenience others.

TdF - like many sports top level seems dominated by money, drugs and tantrums. But as it disrupts other activities for just a day - let those who want enjoy it..
 

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Do I detect a hint of envy - have you never had a bike of your own or think you are now too old?
Used to cycle a lot, but having done a risk assessment and we know we are not even fully safe in a car then cycling without any metalwork around you is suicidal unless you get adrenaline kicks from near death experiences. I do owe my life to cycling though, my parents were in cycling clubs in the fifties and is how they met, Mum in an all girls club in Romford and dad in a mens club in Ilford.

You obviously didn't read the previous post where Spectric was accusing pink clad lady cyclists of having "mid life crises".

I think @doctor Bob did read that previous post because it did not directly mention or accuse pink clad lady cyclists of having "mid life crises". It was in response to your comment on cycling abreast.

Then after that u get all the Wannabe idiots wizzing about.....
Same here, any major cycling event and they all turn up and cause mayhem not to mention keeping what few paramedic's there are very busy. Perhaps if they realised the nearest major specialist hospital was over seventy miles away then they might think twice.
 

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