Simple, meaningless achievements that can sound impressive

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Simple, meaningless achievements that can sound impressive

Postby europa » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:24 pm

Simple achievements that, when presented correctly, sound impressive ... and loose a bit of lustre when you give the full circumstances.

Two from me.

Standing start for a race at the local velodrome.
Whistle blows.
I stand on pedals ... and strip the threads on the hub. Full drive to instant neutral. Talk about powerful thighs. :twisted:

Mind you, the hub was a Quando (made of semi-matured cheese) and a previous abuser had buggered up the thread good and proper. :roll:
It's not everyone who can claim to have stripped the threads off a track hub though :D

The second one.
Climbing Expressway Hill on the Europa ... and had the rear wheel slipping under the torque I was putting through the rear wheel. :D
I just won't mention the layer of sand where a drain had overflowed recently, hence the loss of traction 8)

So, what's your story?

I had a good bike ... so I fixed it
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Re: Simple, meaningless achievements that can sound impressi

Postby hartleymartin » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:04 pm

Started a bicycle tour at 4pm and got to my camp-site at 7:30pm. It was only 45km.
Martin Christopher Hartley - the top web resource for the Raleigh Twenty - my cycling adventures
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