Little Things You Hate

Mr Crudley

Eats Squid
Roadie shoes/pedals aren’t stupid, they’re efficient and comfortable on long rides and not heavy and flexy like mountain shoes. I can walk in them ok these days and most of the time clipping in is easy. I just fold under pressure at traffic lights...
Might be good for the TdF hopefuls. Like road cleats are going to make any difference at all to the casual MAMIL apart from looking like a KOM serious contender at the post ride lattes.

No bike specific shoes with cleats is going to overly flexy anyhow.

Walking duck like in road cleats just looks to be a chore. You have to end up walking somewhere if you don't have a tour bus handy so SPDs FTW.
 

Haakon

veni, vidi, volanti
Might be good for the TdF hopefuls. Like road cleats are going to make any difference at all to the casual MAMIL apart from looking like a KOM serious contender at the post ride lattes.

No bike specific shoes with cleats is going to overly flexy anyhow.

Walking duck like in road cleats just looks to be a chore. You have to end up walking somewhere if you don't have a tour bus handy so SPDs FTW.
Meh, I like them and to me they feel better on the roadie. I only have to walk from the laundry to the shed and from the bike cage at work to the showers. Haven’t fallen on my arse yet...
 

Mr Crudley

Eats Squid
I definitely fall into the plodder category and run sone decent spd shoes for the roadie. After about 80km i do start to notice the smaller contact surface through the shoes. I don't do it that often though and for 50km rides they are just fine.
I think any plodder after 80kms can be forgiven. You are killing it sir and you don't even notice.

I think cleats would pay good money to live on your feet :)
 

tubby74

Likes Dirt
I think any plodder after 80kms can be forgiven. You are killing it sir and you don't even notice.

I think cleats would pay good money to live on your feet :)
I normally just do laps of Olympic park so not much gradient but decent bike lanes, little traffic and can sort of zone out. I definitely plodding
 

nathanm

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Using the money I'd intended for the purchase of a hardtail frame to instead buying a whole new bike for the step-son, as the STP is just not quite right for him. Whilst I'm not lamenting buying stuff for the kids, I'm moreso disappointed that as a parent you have to always put them first.

The kick in the balls though was when his mum sent him the picture of the new (2nd hand) bike he was all like, but I like steve "the stp" and probably wont even ride it.
 

link1896

Wheel size expert
Mrs ultra doesn’t want to be Mrs ultra anymore. Now I have to deal with solicitors and real estate agents again.

fml, so many hates.
It sucks dude. Sorry to hear.

Mid way through a separation (I’m still legally married for another month) I was working for a billionaire, who was the nicest bloke you could ever hope to meet.

His advice was “you can always make more money, you cannot buy mental health”

There is light at the end of the tunnel. Many separated/divorced peeps here who can help you so you don’t burn 40 grand with a solicitor for SFA gain.

Soon there is noooooooooo one to tell you buying that 14th bike is silly.
 

nathanm

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Mrs ultra doesn’t want to be Mrs ultra anymore. Now I have to deal with solicitors and real estate agents again.

fml, so many hates.
Sorry mate. Such an incredibly shit time going through a divorce and something, like many others have done, I went through 4 odd years ago.

It's rough on you mentally so make sure to get help, don't do the bloke thing and tough it out, it'll make the recovery much quicker.

When you're ready, tinder is amazing if you have super low standards
 

Ultra Lord

Beanie Fitment Specialist
It's been a right head fuck since christmas, honestly it's nice to finally know she is finished now. It's been a little over a month of me trying to make things better and just getting shut out. She doesn't want to take anything, just want's it over and to move back in with mum to live the insta travel lifestyle and find herself apparently. I should be able to keep the house if I transfer over to an investment loan and lease it out. Just means I have to move back in with mumsy and dad too(ah fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. 27's not too old right? RIGHT?), untill I smash it down abit and re-finance again.

Luckily theres no kids, and we were only engaged (defacto though).

So bloody angry still.
 
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