BMW4, me and an apology

The British Muni Weekend was held in the Forest of Dean, as last year,
and we followed the same trails, with the addition of a fantastic downhill
run. I’ll leave a detailed report to someone more articulate.

Coming back to those trails after a year’s absence has really encouraged
me: I’m definitely getting better at muni. Everyone who thinks they’re
stuck should try this experiment. Mind you, it’s not just me that’s
improved - my equipment is better too, which helps an awful lot:
decent handle, airseat and tons of water on board.

I had a wonderful time, but the real reason for posting is to make an
apology. I bored everyone to tears with my new mantra: “Wow! I
couldn’t do that bit last year!”. Sorry about that folks. I felt like a
puppy with two tails (Mary says Odi might be an appropriate
reference).

Thanks to Geoff and Leo for organising the weekend.

Arnold the Aardvark

Re: BMW4, me and an apology

Not being there last year I have no yard stick by which to judge you but you didn’t bore me, it gave me the inspiration to stick at it (Muni) and come back next year so I can say it :smiley: I’m sure everyone got fed up with hearing how exhausted I was, even if I said nothing you could still hear me panting :astonished:

And thanks to Geoff and Leo from me as well.

Gary

Re: BMW4, me and an apology

Arnold the Aardvark wrote:
> I had a wonderful time, but the real reason for posting is to make an
> apology. I bored everyone to tears with my new mantra: “Wow! I
> couldn’t do that bit last year!”.

I don’t think you really bored anyone. Actually I think it’s quite
heartwarming to see someone really getting a kick out of having improved.

I did a lot of stuff I wouldn’t have been able to do last year, too, but
that’s entirely down to better equipment, i.e. the Gazz tyre and, on the
ride home from the pub, my new lamp.

Thanks for letting me try the Reevu, though I wish now I’d strapped it on to
get a better idea of fit. Is the sizing adjustable, or do they come in
different sizes? And I’m still curious about the weight, it doesn’t seem to
be specified anywhere at http://www.reevu.com


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Re: BMW4, me and an apology

> Thanks for letting me try the Reevu, though I wish now I’d strapped it on
to
> get a better idea of fit. Is the sizing adjustable, or do they come in
> different sizes?

I think it’s one size fits all. The chin strap can be adjusted as on other
helmets,
and there is a further adjustable strappy thing at the back of the head. I
guess it’s similar to other helmets in this regard.

> And I’m still curious about the weight, it doesn’t seem to
> be specified anywhere at http://www.reevu.com

It didn’t seem noticeably heavy, but I’m not overly concerned about the
weight
of my equipment. It might be an issue for people interested in shaving a few
grams off here and there. The periscope is all plastic; no heavy glass.

What I did notice was how hot and sweaty I got under the lid. The periscope
means that the ventilation is pretty poor. Mind you, I drip quite bit
anyway,
and the sun was out at least some of the time.

I won’t be using it for muni again either. What a silly idea! And I bashed
it
on several low-hanging branches.

Arnold the Aardvark

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Arnold the Aardvark wrote:
> It didn’t seem noticeably heavy, but I’m not overly concerned about the
> weight
> of my equipment.

Ooh er missus. And did you remember to grease your nipples when rebuilding
your Coker wheel?

> It might be an issue for people interested in shaving a few
> grams off here and there.

I find a few grams can make quite a difference in comfort when I’m carrying
something on my head for any length of time.


Danny Colyer (remove safety to reply) ( http://www.juggler.net/danny )
Recumbent cycle page: http://www.speedy5.freeserve.co.uk/recumbents/
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Danny,

You’re carrying quite a few grams of hair more than Alan!

Leo White

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Leo White wrote:
> Danny,
> You’re carrying quite a few grams of hair more than Alan!

Hmm, I suppose I can’t argue with that.

If we assume that in each case the proportion of body weight made up by the
head is equal then he’s still carrying more weight atop his neck than I am,
since I know Alan’s total body weight is more than my 148lbs :wink:

But that argument doesn’t really work.


Danny Colyer (remove safety to reply) ( http://www.juggler.net/danny )
Recumbent cycle page: http://www.speedy5.freeserve.co.uk/recumbents/
“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.” - Thomas Paine

Re: Re: BMW4, me and an apology

hey, children read this forum , so stop telling us about your sexual unicycle fantasies…

muahahahahha… just kiddin…

-Mike