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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 20:39 
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Asks CW...

Per their pro .. just doing it and knowing the rest are wimps and don't..

Yellow goggles "it looks sunny"

For me?

Why do I ride for fun in winter? Why does Mad Doc and the rest of the Swiss riff raff who also indulge in track day jollies as well?

OK.. I think the lonme by Stu Bowers in CW says it...

"the quiet . the erriness.. the silence .. the cold and the return home to a good hot mug of home made soup or cocoa.. a warm shower and ja warmin front of the fire..

Oh - I think he describes exacty why I went for a bike ride in the November chill and sun this aftternoon.

You keep warm.. I have a light cashere jumper .. fleeces from Millets .. gloves and my Lupines on the bike..

So c/mon you latent cyclists and lurks... what do you do to keep up the riding skills in the winter chill?

What makes you do it? For me - the winter lansdcsape.. the cold and the thrill of thawing out in front of a cosy fire with a hot mug of something steamingly good and tasty!

Take with a chuckle or a grain of salt
Drive without COAST and it's all your own fault!

A SMILE is a curve that sets everything straight (P Diller).

A Smiley Per post

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon - but driving with a smile and a COAST calm mind.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:11 

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Location: Rotherham, South Yorkshire
I'd agree with all of the above.

I get up at 6am Sundays, 52 weeks a year, and cycle 20 to 35 miles.

I do it for the landscape, the sunrises, the silence, the crunch of the ice under the tyres and the warm bath and tea afterwards. There's very few people about - maybe a few hardy dog walkers. But apart from that it's my world - I'm seeing something few others do, and loving every minute - the perfect antedote to the working week.

I'm sure Mike Vandeman will want it banned.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 21:02 
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Yep - it's a "feel good"... and the ride warms you up too!

Something about the dawn and daybreak too. Especially up here. Naturally - limited a little to days when not working. Bit of a myth that "medics - senior level - play golf all day!" :roll:

I also love coming in to a warm meal - Wildy :neko: almost always has something "marinating in its own juices" :lol: for a day or two - and couple of seconds in the microwave.. or a hot shower whilst it heats on the hob .. mmmm!

Another plus for us in particular .. Aga stove and we also have a REAL fire in our hearth! :lol: (No worries - we use the smokeless stuff - well :roll: :oops: :wink: most of the time :wink: )

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They are just like the flu
We use our smilies on YOU today
Now Good Causes are smiling too!

It makes folk wonder just what you REALLY got up to last night!

Smily to penny.. penny to pound
safespeed prospers-smiles all round! !

But the real message? SMILE.. GO ON ! DO IT! and the world will smile with you!
Enjoy life! You only have the one bite at it.

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