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Post: #280647 ojay54
Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:40 pm

I haven't ridden a bike for eons, and I figured things would probably remain that way.I live,these days in a pleasant little town where most amenities can be accessed on foot,and every year the old Volvo charms it's way past the M.O.T. inspectors,ensuring the odd jaunt further afield remains a possibility.

But the N.I.C.E. (special prize for the best suggestion for this acronym) have changed all that. Within weeks, I stand to lose my driving licence,not for misusing alcohol,but something to do with my latest meds.(apparently reviewed year on year).

So on impulse,last week,I spent some money I didn't really have,(ironically a common symptom of that for which I need the meds) on a rather nice looking Dawes bicycle, off an old bloke of 84.

Well today I ventured out.Thank God no-one was around.I have to stand on a kerb,or I can't lift my leg over it!! Eventually,I wobbled off up the road.I'm hopeless,unbalanced,and a menace to other road users.

I know some of you mad Wiggins/ Pendletons out there will be smirking your heads off,but has anyone come back to this after a long lay off?
Does it get any easier?.....shall I just stick the sodding thing on Fleabay?

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Post: #280652 Green Aura
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:26 pm

I'm sure it'll get easier, OJ. It's really hilly round here so when I bought a bike I also got one of those static stands so I could build up some stamina. I certainly got more stamina but it turned out I'd bought a really crap bike so I've not dared venture on the road. So I have no idea if I'd wobble or not - well the rest of me does so why not. lol
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Post: #280653 boboff
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:36 am

NIHCE, National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence.

Jerry on a Bike wobbling around the cobbles like Compo, priceless!
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Post: #280654 MKG
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:13 am

I worry about organisations which drop whole words just so they can have a catchy acronym. However, you'll soon get used to it again OJ - it's just like ... errrrmmm ... riding a bike.
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Post: #280655 ina
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:33 am

I've hardly been on my bike for almost a decade. I still keep it in hope - but I see too many near misses on the roads around here to dare go out myself. The number 1 national cycle route is along a very busy, narrow, steep road...
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Post: #280658 Odsox
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:48 am

No In - Car Entertainment ?
Now It's Cripple the Elderly ?
Naughty Ice Cream Eater ?
Now I Crave Exercise ?

Dunno, but it doesn't sound nice.
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Post: #280661 ojay54
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:56 am

Now It's Cripple the Elderly ?


Outright winner!

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Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:16 am

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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