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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:23 pm 
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ah, it is the toe clips things, I assumed it was. Ijust didnt want to say anything and look like a plonker.

I quite fancy a go in a 3 wheel recumbant, I can imagine they are hard work on the hills though.


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:44 pm 
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luckily i live in norfolk....ps down wards is very fast .great fun tho.


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:06 pm 
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You ride under a series of staggered concrete posts? Sounds like a 3 wheeled version of The Mole from Thunderbirds. Impressive.

The Signals are nice enough guys, though they do seemingly hold each other's hands a lot. Despite their best intentions they never could make the old Clansman gear work properly, so I used to take great delight in showing them. A Green Jacket with an Amateur licence - even heard of one with an O level once, though never met him.


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:11 pm 
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my dad would say that you could tell a mans rank by his ability to spell his name properly......

i could do it by watching how they walk...my dad was a w o 1 and i could hear him stomp up the halls and know it was him without looking


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:11 pm 
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Whatleymeister wrote:
I quite fancy a go in a 3 wheel recumbant, I can imagine they are hard work on the hills though.


They're a laugh, especially offroad. Hills can be a problem, as the rear wheel has very little weight over it, and it'll spin easily in the rough. They properly use a different group of muscles though.

My wife rides one, as she never learnt to ride a normal bike as a kid, and could never build up enough confidence to be comfortable on 2 wheels. I got her on a bike one way or another!


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:08 pm 
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my dad would say that you could tell a mans rank by his ability to spell his name properly......
I wonder what your Dad would have said about a man from his punctuation and grammatical prowess?

Rifleman and proud, no intention of being a lifer, much to my Dad's chagrin as he made Major. Nevertheless, a Rifleman with an amateur radio ticket.


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Well, first proper ride this morning before work, loved 'em! Cleats want a little tweak but other than that I can see a long and fruitful relationship with this clipless lark 8)


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:53 pm 
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gibbleking wrote:
my dad would say that you could tell a mans rank by his ability to spell his name properly......
I wonder what your Dad would have said about a man from his punctuation and grammatical prowess?

Rifleman and proud, no intention of being a lifer, much to my Dad's chagrin as he made Major. Nevertheless, a Rifleman with an amateur radio ticket.

hed say."YOUR OFFICER MATERIAL SON!"....


ps glad you are getting on with spds...just dont ever use a bus to lean against when chatting to friends behind you...the pain of hitting the kerb with your hip is quite suprising.. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: New to SPD's
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No more shenanigans then! (this isnt me by the way, but it could very well be!)


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