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  • Wear a helmet. Despite recent advances in medical science, brains still cannot be mended nor replaced.
  • Wear gloves or mitts. Hands often hit the ground first. Cuts and grazes invite infection and a hospital visit.
  • Wear eye protection, it only takes a twig or thorn to lose an eye. Crud catchers are a good idea in mucky weather.
  • When downhilling, for your own protection, allow plenty of space behind the rider in front.
  • Bring a bare minimum emergency tool kit and a spare inner tube.
  • Breakdowns are a bore. Plan not to have any by ensuring your bike is in perfect working order.
  • Punctures are also tedious. You can minimise them by fitting latex tubes, slime tubes or running tubeless tyres.

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Aliens in Baldock!

Hi all,
Just thought I would share a funny story from last nights away day by car :)

Norm, Pete T and I met at the Fox and Duck car park in Therfield and set off on an epic circular route along the Icknield way out to Baldock and then back to Royston. About 3/4 of the way through the ride we were chugging along the Icknield Way bridlepath all 3 of us with helmet lights and front bar lights in formation. I saw a small car parked up at the end of the bridleway with what looked like some plumes of smoke coming out of the open windows. As we neared the end of the trail towards the car I heard a loud panicked shout of "I don't like it, I don't like it!! Make them stop!!!"

When we got to the car the young men were in a rather panicked state and explained to us they thought that we were aliens coming to take them away!!!

They must sell very strong cigarettes in Baldock :))


Re: Aliens in Baldock!

Absolutely hilarious! 😂 👍

Re: Aliens in Baldock!

Aliens from the planet Splifftup!

Re: Aliens in Baldock!

Unrelated, but I also ran over a rabbit a couple of miles before we got to Baldock. It jumped out in front on Nige and he expertly drove it under my backwheel.

That's now 2x squirrel, 1x rabbit as my life totals for cycle related animal hits.

(funnily enough, it was nearly up to 3x squirrel on the way into work on Tuesday, as well)