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Hov
Sussex,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 2,432
Rocket III Classic (07-09)


icon28 Dec 2017 11:59
of motorcycling I realised it was making me fat and lazy. So I have gone back to pedalling. :beatup:
As a kid me and my mates used to try and cycle up this nearby hill;
https://cyclinguphill.com/mow-cop-the-ki...
Never made it without getting off and pushing. Then I got a Suzuki 250 and flew up it easily. So never did make it up there the hard way. Till a couple of days ago.:blush: So I am apparently fitter now than when I was 16. 30
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 54,464
Speed Triple 1050


icon28 Dec 2017 12:44
Or more weight on the pedals :tongueout:
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John Nelson
Coventry,
United Kingdom

Posts: 3,135
Speedmaster


icon28 Dec 2017 14:16
Lower gearing available now than times past?

I've got 28:28 as a lowest gear on my shopping bike now, I never had anything near that 40+ years back before I got my Bantam.
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Flappytabs
Derbeeeshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 19,400
Speed Triple 1050


icon28 Dec 2017 14:39
Hov:
of motorcycling I realised it was making me fat and lazy. So I have gone back to pedalling. :beatup:
As a kid me and my mates used to try and cycle up this nearby hill;
https://cyclinguphill.com/mow-cop-the-ki...
Never made it without getting off and pushing. Then I got a Suzuki 250 and flew up it easily. So never did make it up there the hard way. Till a couple of days ago.:blush: So I am apparently fitter now than when I was 16. 30


Mow Cop is a long way from Sussex.

The views from the top are stunning
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Hov
Sussex,
United Kingdom

Premier Member
Posts: 2,432
Rocket III Classic (07-09)


icon28 Dec 2017 17:33
Flappytabs:
Hov:
of motorcycling I realised it was making me fat and lazy. So I have gone back to pedalling. :beatup:
As a kid me and my mates used to try and cycle up this nearby hill;
https://cyclinguphill.com/mow-cop-the-ki...
Never made it without getting off and pushing. Then I got a Suzuki 250 and flew up it easily. So never did make it up there the hard way. Till a couple of days ago.:blush: So I am apparently fitter now than when I was 16. 30


Mow Cop is a long way from Sussex.

The views from the top are stunning


Long way from Sussex. I grew up in Sandbach and return regularly. Yes, you can see Jodrell Bank, Beeston Castle, Snowdonia, Cat and Fiddle and Stoke from the top.
Trained on the Wall in Sussex recently; https://cyclinguphill.com/100-climbs/the... but its a piece of piss compared to Mow Cop.

John Nelson:
Lower gearing available now than times past?

I've got 28:28 as a lowest gear on my shopping bike now, I never had anything near that 40+ years back before I got my Bantam.


And lighter bikes. I don't remember having carbon fibre frame in the 70's.
Rob NMTB:
Or more weight on the pedals :tongueout:

Good point.:frown::tongueout:
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Julestools
In my shed somewhere,
United Kingdom

Bonneville T100 (02-08)


icon29 Dec 2017 09:27
I remember taking a girl up Mow Cop......

Just sayin’...... :blush:
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Obee Wan
Angles of the East,
United Kingdom

Premier Member
Speed Triple T309


icon29 Dec 2017 11:51
Hov:
of motorcycling I realised it was making me fat and lazy. So I have gone back to pedalling. :beatup:
As a kid me and my mates used to try and cycle up this nearby hill;
https://cyclinguphill.com/mow-cop-the-ki...
Never made it without getting off and pushing. Then I got a Suzuki 250 and flew up it easily. So never did make it up there the hard way. Till a couple of days ago.:blush: So I am apparently fitter now than when I was 16. 30


I've reached the same conclusion Andy.:blush:
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Hov
Sussex,
United Kingdom

Premier Member
Posts: 2,432
Rocket III Classic (07-09)


icon29 Dec 2017 15:36
Obee Wan:
Hov:
of motorcycling I realised it was making me fat and lazy. So I have gone back to pedalling. :beatup:
As a kid me and my mates used to try and cycle up this nearby hill;
https://cyclinguphill.com/mow-cop-the-ki...
Never made it without getting off and pushing. Then I got a Suzuki 250 and flew up it easily. So never did make it up there the hard way. Till a couple of days ago.:blush: So I am apparently fitter now than when I was 16. 30


I've reached the same conclusion Andy.:blush:

Has it advanced to the Lycra stage?
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KentGoldings
Mälardalen,
Sweden

Posts: 678
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon29 Dec 2017 15:46
Hov:
Obee Wan:
Hov:
of motorcycling I realised it was making me fat and lazy. So I have gone back to pedalling. :beatup:
As a kid me and my mates used to try and cycle up this nearby hill;
https://cyclinguphill.com/mow-cop-the-ki...
Never made it without getting off and pushing. Then I got a Suzuki 250 and flew up it easily. So never did make it up there the hard way. Till a couple of days ago.:blush: So I am apparently fitter now than when I was 16. 30


I've reached the same conclusion Andy.:blush:

Has it advanced to the Lycra stage?


Nooooo, please not Lycra....:cry:

I also use push bikes but Lycra will restrict the blood flow to your brain and turn you into a MANIAC:thumbdown:

You have been warned!:frown:
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Hov
Sussex,
United Kingdom

Premier Member
Posts: 2,432
Rocket III Classic (07-09)


icon29 Dec 2017 15:59
KentGoldings :
Hov:
Obee Wan:
Hov:
of motorcycling I realised it was making me fat and lazy. So I have gone back to pedalling. :beatup:
As a kid me and my mates used to try and cycle up this nearby hill;
https://cyclinguphill.com/mow-cop-the-ki...
Never made it without getting off and pushing. Then I got a Suzuki 250 and flew up it easily. So never did make it up there the hard way. Till a couple of days ago.:blush: So I am apparently fitter now than when I was 16. 30


I've reached the same conclusion Andy.:blush:

Has it advanced to the Lycra stage?


Nooooo, please not Lycra....:cry:

I also use push bikes but Lycra will restrict the blood flow to your brain and turn you into a MANIAC:thumbdown:

You have been warned!:frown:


MAMIL; Middle Aged Man In Lycra
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----KK----
West SX / London,
United Kingdom

Premier Member
Posts: 41,391
Enthusiast


icon29 Dec 2017 16:54
Good on you.

I've done more miles on my bicycle this year than on the motorcycle, not sure why really, just been more enthusiastic to get some exercise as well as enjoying 2 wheels.
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
United Kingdom

Premier Member
Posts: 54,464
Speed Triple 1050


icon29 Dec 2017 18:40
2 wheels good, 4 wheels bad :grin:

But an engine makes the world of difference :tongueout:
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