Friday, June 01, 2007

Scared Shiftless

First ride to work on the fixie this morning, a pretty cool and at the same time daunting experience.
Coming down Carlton Gore Road was strange, having to pedal through the tight corners on the brakes, rather than letting it all hang out, pedals level, off the back of the seat!

Then a stupid bitch almost took me out in Courtenay Place, sitting in the traffic jam then deciding to turn left just as I was about to pass. She got a mouthful of kind advice on driving safely.



That's what it's all about... less gears, more beers!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

so ... wotz it loik on the hills .... ????// gear ratio ???
it'll fukk yr knees


( 2 weeks 2 go.. Fernie B.C. here I come !!!)


slug

brettok said...

42-16, pretty low. Matt reckons I need to get a bigger gear, but I don't think I could push a bigger gear up the hills. Going down is harder than going up! Gonna use the freewheel for longer/bunch rides, so I can coast down and not get dropped...

Anonymous said...

Take the brakes off you wuss, you're no traditionalist!

tomk said...

its gripped!

brettok said...

gripped, sorted!

brakes off, yeah na, don't think so. but i can do track stands already, couldn't do em yesterday, today i can do no-handers, sitting, standing...

Anonymous said...

hey man check the write up in cycling news on the tour of belgium...written by someone we know!!

john

Anonymous said...

Hell yeah. Less gears more beers all the way. Get some.

Keep up the blog, love reading it mate.

Dan from Newcastle