Tour de Mike

For Roadies

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:18 pm

Well put Pierre, thankyou.

Southpaws Unite!

Shaun
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
User avatar
Mulger bill
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 26011
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:41 pm
Location: Sunbury Vic

by BNA » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:12 pm

BNA
 

Postby Bluerider » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:12 pm

Another lefty here 8) ! Bummer and bugga mate, hope it heals quickly for you.
His Felt Carbon F5C ' 07.....
Giant MTB
Hers Cell MTB
Kids Mongoose x 2 Tricycle x 1
Bluerider
 
Posts: 412
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:34 pm
Location: Sydney

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:45 pm

Left is right !!!!!
A helmet saved my life
User avatar
mikesbytes
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 14858
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:42 pm
Location: Tempe, Sydney

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:27 am

...when I chopped the forefinger off my right hand it was unfortunate, but I had saved the masterly left hand!...
User avatar
toolonglegs
 
Posts: 14458
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:49 pm
Location: Somewhere with padded walls and really big hills!

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:50 am

Perhaps I could drop to E grade
A helmet saved my life
User avatar
mikesbytes
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 14858
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:42 pm
Location: Tempe, Sydney

Postby sogood » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:08 am

mikesbytes wrote:Perhaps I could drop to E grade

Are you good at chatting? It's a necessary tactic.
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.
User avatar
sogood
 
Posts: 17012
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:31 am
Location: Sydney AU

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:08 am

It is amazing what the one armed man can do...even the one arm in a cast man...on Sunday night I was watching one crowd surfing,cast in the air...problem was when he came over the barrier there was no one there to catch him and I think he did his shoulder in!....oh the perils of alcohol!!!.I also used to race motorX with a one armer who rode like a demon!.
User avatar
toolonglegs
 
Posts: 14458
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:49 pm
Location: Somewhere with padded walls and really big hills!

Postby Kalgrm » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:39 am

You could always take up downhill mountain biking like this bloke. He's only got one arm and still does Showtime which I would not attempt!

Cheers,
Graeeme
Think outside the double triangle.
---------------------------------------
My web site: www.scenebyhird.com
---------------------------------------
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance
User avatar
Kalgrm
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 9236
Joined: Fri May 25, 2007 5:21 pm
Location: Spearwood, 9km SE of Fremantle, WA

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:20 pm

After much discussion based on my main two sports, they decided not to pin it and it is now set in a plastic open cast thing. What I didn't know was that it had multiple breaks and its a punch break, like you lost your temper and punched a wall. Perhaps I was still holding the handlebar and punched the ground?
A helmet saved my life
User avatar
mikesbytes
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 14858
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:42 pm
Location: Tempe, Sydney

Postby sogood » Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:55 pm

mikesbytes wrote:After much discussion based on my main two sports, they decided not to pin it and it is now set in a plastic open cast thing. What I didn't know was that it had multiple breaks and its a punch break, like you lost your temper and punched a wall. Perhaps I was still holding the handlebar and punched the ground?

Why is pinning contra-indicated for cyclists and weightlifters? Conservative cast treatment may leave you with a deformity if the alignment is off. Lucky you didn't break all four.
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.
User avatar
sogood
 
Posts: 17012
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:31 am
Location: Sydney AU

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:47 pm

sogood wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:After much discussion based on my main two sports, they decided not to pin it and it is now set in a plastic open cast thing. What I didn't know was that it had multiple breaks and its a punch break, like you lost your temper and punched a wall. Perhaps I was still holding the handlebar and punched the ground?

Why is pinning contra-indicated for cyclists and weightlifters? Conservative cast treatment may leave you with a deformity if the alignment is off. Lucky you didn't break all four.


They didn't regard that I'll loose any grip strength. I'm going to follow it up. We should discuss
A helmet saved my life
User avatar
mikesbytes
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 14858
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:42 pm
Location: Tempe, Sydney

Postby sogood » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:52 pm

mikesbytes wrote:They didn't regard that I'll loose any grip strength. I'm going to follow it up. We should discuss

Did quite understand that.
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.
User avatar
sogood
 
Posts: 17012
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:31 am
Location: Sydney AU

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:29 pm

Hey Mike...well I would have been no use at hefron today...it was windy and a good turn out (25ish)...but I got dropped at 4 to go and there were only 7 left ahead of me.My av for the 34mins was 178/max 190 and I was only at the back.2 went away quite early and stayed away...I think my performance has more to do with lack of fitness than a hard race,but still must of been reasonably hard.
User avatar
toolonglegs
 
Posts: 14458
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:49 pm
Location: Somewhere with padded walls and really big hills!

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:15 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Hey Mike...well I would have been no use at hefron today...it was windy and a good turn out (25ish)...but I got dropped at 4 to go and there were only 7 left ahead of me.My av for the 34mins was 178/max 190 and I was only at the back.2 went away quite early and stayed away...I think my performance has more to do with lack of fitness than a hard race,but still must of been reasonably hard.


But it does sound like a hard race if only 7 were left out of 25 in the bunch, usually C stays together.

Yeh I suck in the wind, so it would of been good practice for me.
A helmet saved my life
User avatar
mikesbytes
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 14858
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:42 pm
Location: Tempe, Sydney

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:01 pm

BTW, how did the 2 RBCC riders, MATT (the really big guy), the Preacher and Lindsay, the small guy in red DHBC gear go ?
A helmet saved my life
User avatar
mikesbytes
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 14858
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:42 pm
Location: Tempe, Sydney

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:35 pm

Sorry I am not sure...there was a big guy sprinting for 3rd but i dont think it is who you mean.It was the old boy on the cannondale (grade cap i think)and another guy who rode away...welcome to B grade!.
User avatar
toolonglegs
 
Posts: 14458
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:49 pm
Location: Somewhere with padded walls and really big hills!

Postby sogood » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:49 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Sorry I am not sure...there was a big guy sprinting for 3rd but i dont think it is who you mean.It was the old boy on the cannondale (grade cap i think)and another guy who rode away...welcome to B grade!.

Dangerous to ride in front of the grade cap.

The big guy Mike was talking about rides a blue Trek IIRC.
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.
User avatar
sogood
 
Posts: 17012
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:31 am
Location: Sydney AU

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:57 pm

..not sure..I was suffering,I usually average 150-155 when i race there,good warm up for sunday race...so to av 178 while trying to hide means i wasn't paying very good attention :?
User avatar
toolonglegs
 
Posts: 14458
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:49 pm
Location: Somewhere with padded walls and really big hills!

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:58 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Sorry I am not sure...there was a big guy sprinting for 3rd but i dont think it is who you mean.It was the old boy on the cannondale (grade cap i think)and another guy who rode away...welcome to B grade!.


By big, I mean F.A.T. then thats Matt.

The old boy - grade cap is the Preacher
A helmet saved my life
User avatar
mikesbytes
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 14858
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:42 pm
Location: Tempe, Sydney

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:32 pm

OK....Preacher rode away for the win then...Matt got dropped pretty early I think...dont quote me.
User avatar
toolonglegs
 
Posts: 14458
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:49 pm
Location: Somewhere with padded walls and really big hills!

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:07 pm

A helmet saved my life
User avatar
mikesbytes
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 14858
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:42 pm
Location: Tempe, Sydney

Postby MountGower » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:54 pm

Now
Last edited by MountGower on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
MountGower
 

Postby senator52 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:16 pm

Ive got some Tuff gloves, though for the road not track - love em, they'll do you good!
User avatar
senator52
 
Posts: 486
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:12 pm
Location: Perth, WA

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:43 pm

These gloves wouldn't of stopped me breaking my hand, I've examined the bike now (its at the track) and there's quite a bit of damage both sides of the hand, clearly my hand hit the ground quite hard.
A helmet saved my life
User avatar
mikesbytes
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 14858
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:42 pm
Location: Tempe, Sydney

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:36 am

ha...if i could post pics i would put some ice hockey gloves for you to peruse. :D
User avatar
toolonglegs
 
Posts: 14458
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:49 pm
Location: Somewhere with padded walls and really big hills!

PreviousNext

Return to Road Biking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit