Trivial but tough question

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nolight
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Trivial but tough question

Postby nolight » Sat Feb 02, 2013 00:58 am

When I get home from cycling, I can never make up my mind what to do first. Should I:

Park the bike - I want to do this first so that the bike is safe from falling, but then I have to walk with road shoes to the bike stand!
Take off shoes - If I don't take off my road shoes first, I may fall walking. But I have to lean the bike against something to take off my shoes, which may make the bike fall!
Take off helmet - Taking this off makes it cooler, but 1 more thing to carry in my hand, increasing the chance bike and myself both fall while walking to the bike stand!

Tough decisions. Then there's the tougher decisions to decide whether to take off my stinky jersey before walking to the bike stand!

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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby CiB » Sat Feb 02, 2013 01:52 am

Reach for a G&T, or a decent whiskey. You know it makes sense.

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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby BikeSwan » Sat Feb 02, 2013 03:55 am

Routine from coming back from a ride:

1. Get off bike.
2. Take helmet off.
3. Walk into garage with bike and helmet.
4. Park bike.
5. Get in house.
6. Take shoes off.
7. Take jersey off.
8. Shower.

I dont mind walking 20 feet in my road shoes, I like to live dangerously like that :twisted: .

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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby team47b » Sat Feb 02, 2013 09:03 am

get two bike stands :D
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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby lc1981 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 09:18 am

Learn how to lean the bike against something properly and it won't fall over!

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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby wardieboy » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:37 am

Do you need help getting dressed in the mornings?
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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby banana pilot » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:01 pm

Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in...repeat ad infinitum.

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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby d87francis » Sat Feb 02, 2013 16:03 pm

That is a tough one, I may have to ponder on that for a while.

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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby lotus49 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 20:24 pm

Wash your bike.

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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby Lucan » Sun Feb 03, 2013 20:14 pm

If you can't work this out for yourself, how have you survived this long? Has your carer just abandoned you?
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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby LegendLust » Sun Feb 03, 2013 20:31 pm

I'd stay in bed if I were you

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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby nolight » Tue Feb 05, 2013 06:29 am

BikeSwan wrote:Routine from coming back from a ride:

1. Get off bike.
2. Take helmet off.
3. Walk into garage with bike and helmet.
4. Park bike.
5. Get in house.
6. Take shoes off.
7. Take jersey off.
8. Shower.

I dont mind walking 20 feet in my road shoes, I like to live dangerously like that :twisted: .


It is very dangerous indeed!

See:
You may fall between 1. and 6. since you are walking with road shoes!
You may fall and knock your head between 2. and 6.!
You may fall with your bike between 2. and 4., knocking your head and damaging the bike!

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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby SmoggySteve » Tue Feb 05, 2013 20:45 pm

Fit stabilisers. Hire an Asian boy on below minimum wage to stand with the bike and also bring your slippers to change out of your shoes into.

Most important - MTFU.

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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby RDB66 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 22:23 pm

Kebab then a Fag.....You aint gotta get off your bike either if ya dont want too !!
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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby Tetley10 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 22:29 pm

Are you actually able to ride the bike ?

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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby MountainMonster » Wed Feb 06, 2013 08:34 am

I never have problems walking in my road shoes, even on slippery floors like in Tesco. My garden is the least of my worrys.

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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby Bustacapp » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:49 am

Deary me some people have too much time on their hands.

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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby red_eye5 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:41 pm

Do you need a project plan to take a pi55 or are you taking the pi55 with this post

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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby blablablacksheep » Wed Feb 06, 2013 16:17 pm

Get in,
Dump bike
Take off Helmet
Take off shoes
Get abuse from GF as to where have you been
Attempt to kiss her
She moves away and gets annoyed that ive covered her in sweat and ruined her hair.
Run into bathroom and lock door before having a shower
Get more abuse from GF as to why im hogging the bathroom when she needs to get ready before going out.


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Re: Trivial but tough question

Postby matthewhall » Wed Feb 06, 2013 20:38 pm

List 1 what I'd like:

1. Get off bike
2. Have youngest child hold bike
3. Middle and eldest child was down bike.
4. Enter house to a welcome kiss from wife, cup of tea and "your'e back so soon, you should have stayed out longer"
5. Cup of tea
6. Shower
7. Sunday lunch.

List 2 what actually happens:

1. Get off bike
2. Lean bike against wall and stumble in doors.
3. Shout "I'm back"
4. Wife not happy "how long you been out, I've had the kids all morning, you and that bl00dy bike etc"
5. Make myself cup of tea
6. Back outside wash bike
7. Shower
8. Sandwich for lunch

*please not that if my wife is reading this some of the contents in this post have been exaggerated


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