cycling home a man in a flashy BMW winds down the window and shouts..

by TheHatter   June 25, 2009  

..."nice Colnago!"
sometimes life gives you a pleasant surprise.

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After reading your title, this was not what I was expecting to read in the message!

Does this mean that Colnago's are the BMWs of bicycles?

two wheels good; four wheels bad

posted by cat1commuter [1333 posts]
26th June 2009 - 14:09

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heh. did you have the bird at the ready? i've been caught out like that before, once i almost flicked the V's at the vicar when he honked me Smile

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posted by Barry Fry-up [187 posts]
26th June 2009 - 15:29

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was not what I expected at all - I was already to respond in kind! I actually caught up with him at the lights and we had a brief conversation where it was clear he knew his bikes.
And Cat1 surely Colnago's are the ferrari of bikes? I'd say Focus are the BMW's?

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posted by TheHatter [810 posts]
26th June 2009 - 22:06

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Does this mean my Giant is seen as a Kia? Oh dear.

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posted by sponging-machine [108 posts]
3rd August 2009 - 8:34

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Felt....a mustang? Amazing in a straight line but is a little awkward around corners.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
3rd August 2009 - 9:18

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must make my trek a ford - capable, if uninspiring :-]

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [697 posts]
3rd August 2009 - 13:02

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I'd say Trek are VW or Audi of bikes for their build quality and warranty Devil

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posted by Zaskar [137 posts]
6th August 2009 - 20:28

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Does that make Speciaized GM? Can't think who's the Bianchi of the car world as they make mundane bikes as well as Tour winners Thinking

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posted by TheHatter [810 posts]
6th August 2009 - 20:36

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Bianchi = Fiat surely they make some uninspiring stuff and some rather lovely cars too plus they own Ferrari and Alfa. On the other hand they could also be Renault.

I'd say Spec might be closer to BMW if Trek were Audi - and no I don't ride one. Smile

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posted by thebikeboy [138 posts]
6th August 2009 - 21:03

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I think Ridgeback = Hyundai then.

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posted by OldRidgeback [2165 posts]
7th August 2009 - 9:22

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Crikey! I read that expecting something like "you should be paying road tax" especially from a BMW driver!

Smile

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posted by jobysp [145 posts]
7th August 2009 - 13:18

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Can't think who's the Bianchi of the car world as they make mundane bikes as well as Tour winners

Honda? or Nissan? Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7302 posts]
7th August 2009 - 13:21

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loving the goals page on your blog, jobysp. good luck with crossing off the rest!

http://www.commutingtowork.co.uk/blog/?page_id=97

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7302 posts]
7th August 2009 - 13:31

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Cheers mate.

I'm quite new to this cycling lark, so its been a bit tough at times, but I'll get there.

At least I didn't have to get down from 39 stone like my buddy has!

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posted by jobysp [145 posts]
7th August 2009 - 14:03

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he's a mate of yours is he? good work to that lad, we ran a story about him not so long ago. I'm assuming it's the same 39 stone cyclist from manchester Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7302 posts]
7th August 2009 - 14:31

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Sure is - just cycled home with him!

The Amazing Shrinking Gaz I think he likes to be called... I just call him tubz.

Surprise

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posted by jobysp [145 posts]
7th August 2009 - 19:48

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"Focus are the BMWs of the cycling world" - because people buy them on the basis of what other people say about how good they are...?

: P

posted by Pierre [79 posts]
18th August 2009 - 18:18

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Car or Bike BMW ?

posted by BMW [1 posts]
7th September 2009 - 5:55

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BMW wrote:
Car or Bike BMW ?

car - clue's in the title really Wink

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posted by TheHatter [810 posts]
8th September 2009 - 20:19

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Beats the bloke in the BMW who had to turn round TWICE to hurl abuse at us after he'd cut US up...

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posted by Morgan [60 posts]
9th September 2009 - 15:39

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Morgan wrote:
Beats the bloke in the BMW who had to turn round TWICE to hurl abuse at us after he'd cut US up...

Unfortunately that is the more common experience Sad

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posted by TheHatter [810 posts]
9th September 2009 - 20:21

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BMW drivers seem to get a bad press.

However, the other week, I was on a ride and close to home found a squirrel that had clearly just been hit by a car, lying by the side of the road.

I stopped and called the vet we take our pup to, who (because they don't deal with wild animals) gave me the wild animal rescue number, who said they'd send someone local, who turned out to be someone from the vet we take the pup to anyway.

Hmm. Communication.

Anyway, she took the poor squirrel away - it died an hour later - but not before the guy in whose driveway we were parked while scooping up this poor dying animal started leaning on his horn because we were in his way for, ooh, 30 seconds.

Oh, getting back on topic - he was driving a BMW.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8002 posts]
9th September 2009 - 20:31

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