Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

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Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby Kieran_Burns » Sun Dec 23, 2012 20:35 pm

Well.. I say "got caught"

It was more "joined in"

http://youtu.be/VQNwTkZJMiw

Now, some of you may end up shouting at me. Lots. That's fine, but it was a right laugh :P

and to forestall the inevitable question:

the tide mark on the front forks was 21" high. :shock:

(yes I've lubed everything and the disc brakes STILL worked great)
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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby leeefm » Sun Dec 23, 2012 23:41 pm

Classic! :lol: Had a good old laugh at that. I honestly thought your natural bouyancy would take over at one point and you'd be swimming. Did you feel it getting light at any time?

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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby fossyant » Mon Dec 24, 2012 07:25 am

No wonder you floated, those tyres are huge.

PS have you re-lubed the hubs and BB ?

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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby UndercoverElephant » Mon Dec 24, 2012 07:43 am

I love your videos, KB, I love the slow motion effect you put on.

But you turned back?

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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby Sharkyssurfers » Mon Dec 24, 2012 08:50 am

so when i am up there this week and see a nutter try that at slash lane mountsorrel i know its u then ;O)
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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby Veronese68 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 08:51 am

With a couple of seals along for the ride a bit of water wasn't going to put him off was it.

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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby Kieran_Burns » Mon Dec 24, 2012 09:07 am

fossyant wrote:No wonder you floated, those tyres are huge.

PS have you re-lubed the hubs and BB ?


35c Marathon plus - the 28c 4 seasons weren't cutting it on the off road bits and frost,

Sprayed with GT85 - going to give them a proper strip down and clean this afternoon
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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby Kieran_Burns » Mon Dec 24, 2012 09:10 am

leeefm wrote:Classic! :lol: Had a good old laugh at that. I honestly thought your natural bouyancy would take over at one point and you'd be swimming. Did you feel it getting light at any time?


Actually I really struggled at the deepest bit. I was REALLY glad I'd prepped properly and dropped it to the 34 ring. I had to get out the saddle to push through in the middle. I didn't dare change gear in case it slipped out and I stopped.
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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby Kieran_Burns » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:03 am

Lawks.

http://vimeo.com/56200432

You can see me in the background - middle of the red car parked up. That was the other side showing the tractor I filmed.

I waited until I heard the news crew had left before going over.
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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby MTB-Idle » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:16 am

was it me or were you going faster when you were 'with the tide'? :lol:
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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby Daddy0 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:30 am

Cycling on the wrong side of the road - insane!

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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby Kieran_Burns » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:34 am

Daddy0 wrote:Cycling on the wrong side of the road - insane!


I did have a helmet and hi-vis if that makes it better?
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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby walkingbootweather » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:58 pm

KB, think I may have sourced you an n+1

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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby team47b » Mon Dec 24, 2012 16:27 pm

Daddy0 wrote:Cycling on the wrong side of the road - insane!


Looked ok to me :D
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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby nik6158 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 20:31 pm

I often go down both of those roads as a way of extending my commute to kegworth glad i didn't this week.

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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby The Rookie » Wed Dec 26, 2012 09:05 am

There was a photo in the Telegraph in October or November of a road bike and just the bars and stem are visible (Ok saddle and seatpost would be but are hidden by the riders legs)....so you've got a way to go yet KB! 21" would put the BB about 10" underwater!

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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby DonDaddyD » Wed Dec 26, 2012 17:22 pm

I think its awesome that your entire village came out to worship their God of rain and flood.

Awesome video that, as always you manage to capture the silly but pure essence of cycling. Even I found myself wanting to have a go... The London based camera crusaders - who do nothing but complain - could learn much from you.

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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby Kieran_Burns » Wed Dec 26, 2012 17:22 pm

Oh God. Someone wasn't quite as successful as me...

http://youtu.be/3KEGkqreMAw?t=3m10s

UE - you try cycling through water that deep. It was HARD work, and I didn't turn back the 2nd time (did you watch to the end?)
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Re: Got caught in the floods in the Midlands

Postby Fireblade96 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 18:06 pm

Went out for a little spin this afternoon to see how the Thames was doing.
The road from Playhatch to Sonning is well flooded in a few places, with the water flowing quite swiftly across the road in one ! I managed to get through OK, though there were some impatient car drivers who gave another less fortunate cyclist the benefit of their bow waves :evil:

The wettest I got all day was setting up the bike for this photo, as I had to put my feet down:
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There's normally a clearly-defined river there, then some grass, then the cycle path - not today ! The bollards on the top left mark where the edge normally is !
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