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    Well I'm back in the jug again next week with my first scrotif of the year and I thought I'd post this pic as I think it rather wonderfully sums up what the latter stages of an event are like for us slowcoaches.

    Look at the misery etched on those faces. Look at that gradient - it's probably not even 5% yet because we're all psyched up for the big hills, we forget about these seemingly innocuous slopes and we're not ready for them when they pop up. Consequently, they are positively soul destroying.

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    Was made mindful this weekend of the benefits of a) not being male and b) having a cycle of a certain conjugation; towit, the absence of a crossbar and the lack of a jolly bag to come into said crossbar with sudden, brutal force.

    The type of force that is encountered when one's hanger snaps off whilst attacking a particularly steep ramp

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    Well Agrippina here, she lives for hills.



    As for ball-breaking rear hanger probs, it's nearly always user error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glebe digital View Post

    As for ball-breaking rear hanger probs, it's nearly always user error.

    There are mitigating factors


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    There are mitigating factors

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    Quote Originally Posted by glebe digital View Post
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    'tis often said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    There are mitigating factors

    Looks to me like a high speed prang on that would very likely crack the rider's sternum and at least a couple of ribs
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    Can admin do the needful and cull this tedious sockie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post

    Well I'm back in the jug again next week with my first scrotif of the year and I thought I'd post this pic as I think it rather wonderfully sums up what the latter stages of an event are like for us slowcoaches.

    Look at the misery etched on those faces. Look at that gradient - it's probably not even 5% yet because we're all psyched up for the big hills, we forget about these seemingly innocuous slopes and we're not ready for them when they pop up. Consequently, they are positively soul destroying.
    Did I ever tell you about the time I did the 200km Audax UK event in the Peak District? On a single gear. 67". Freewheel. And rode the 20 miles from home to the start of the event. And the 20 miles back.

    It were tough when I were a lad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetSet View Post
    On a single gear. 67". Freewheel.
    What were you riding? A penny farthing?

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