Twinkly Dave – Mud splattered bicycle and pizza enthusiast Growing old disgracefully

March 23, 2008

should’ve watched ski sunday more often

Filed under: bikes,lunacy - mine,rubbish weather,that damn car — dgpowell @ 4:29 pm

I thought to myself as the front end of the bike lept out of the hidden rut it had been buried in. my paniced attempts to regain control just forced the tyre to drift further out through the deep powdery snow and caused the rear end to step out in the opposite direction, leaving me sliding sideways, singing the theme tune to ski sunday and awaiting the inevitable crash.

snowy corner

i was out for 4hrs earlier today and failed completely to get the hang of controlling the semi-slick shod bike in the snow. i crashed more times than i think i ever have before and had great fun going “off piste” on winter hill…i think at one point i managed to put together about 3 carving turns and just about got out a “woop”…which quickly turned into an “oof” as the back end snapped out of line, overtook the front and dumped me into the fluffy while stuff
stupid and marvellous 🙂

In car news: i’m getting rid of it. it’s making new “bad” noises and i can’t be arsed paying any more out to keep it going, so i’m going to get rid of it, get into lots of debt and get myself a silly looking (but infinately more practical and efficient) fiat doblo instead.


  1. DOBLO! awesome.

    O found I could ski the back wheel down the hill with the brake locked and steer with the front.

    not superb but about controlable.

    Comment by matt — March 23, 2008 @ 4:49 pm

  2. Python lights seem to work great in the snow, I’ve no idea why. [/memories of wizzing off in front in the snow in the lake district]

    Comment by Guy — March 27, 2008 @ 1:58 pm

  3. hmmm, I also seem to remember you winning the “most massive number of crashes” contest that weekend too…

    Comment by dgpowell — March 28, 2008 @ 9:43 am

  4. Thought it was you I saw going down the AICR (i think everyone calls it) I was going up on a white inbred with orange forks. Pity there wasnt a proper covering of snow on rivi aswell but W hill was fun.

    Comment by Donk — March 28, 2008 @ 1:03 pm

  5. winter hill was hilarious in the snow wasn’t it?!

    at one point what i thought was a big lump of snow got up and ran over to it’s mother, bleating frantically, which was quite a strange experience…

    Comment by dgpowell — March 31, 2008 @ 11:39 am

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