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wiggins or summer?
Poll ended at Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:23 pm
wiggo 63%  63%  [ 12 ]
summer 37%  37%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 19
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 Post subject: Oh Wiggo
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:23 pm 
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a lot more cyclist's out tonight, is it the Wiggins factor or just that summer is finally here?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:57 pm 
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It's a wiggosummer perfect storm of cycling loveliness. Only as I was partaking in an ill advised attempt to outsprint a man /machine on a Cervelo R5 was the suggestive power of television brought home to me. :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Summer.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:07 am 
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A combination of both, I reckon. Liking that road sign, too!

David


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:37 am 
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Definitely both. Although i did notice a lot more people 'racing' on my commute into work yesterday! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:52 am 
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I usually get out at 07:00 each Saturday for a 3-4 hour training ride and probably get to encounter 1 other cyclist most weeks...last Saturday I must have said "Hello" to about 20.

Same goes for the club run on Sunday, never been so popular. Fantastic!

Wiggo, Summer? Impossible to tell at the mo but when normal weather service is resumed we shall see...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:56 pm 
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don't see why this would make more people take up cycling? Did more people take up rowing when Redgrave won 5 golds? I didn't get the urge to take it up.

ANy that do with stop by the winter and by next summer will e-bay their bikes.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:38 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
don't see why this would make more people take up cycling?


Really? There's always a knock-on effect when something like this hits the front page of the big papers.

I'm sure the people I saw out over the weekend were Wiggo inspired.

Mark.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:45 pm 
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I was inspired by Wiggo, dragged the Lambretta out the garage for a quick spin.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:53 pm 
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Every year there is always a bit of 'Tour Fever' regardless of Wiggins or the weather.

However I've not really seen many more people out to notice a big increase in cycling myself over the last few weeks/days. But I have seen more old Gas Pipe Flyers coming up on eBay as always happens covered in cobwebs and rust from the depths of peoples sheds.

I am however in support of anything which encourages more cycling in the UK. And I think Wiggins' win definitely won't hinder its promotion.

If anything the best that can happen is that the Tour organisers see that the UK is a decent spot to have the Prologue again for next/future years.


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