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31 July 2012 14 comments

The 2012 Brooks Vacationary Euphemism Contest.

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By GARETH
The 2012 Brooks Vacationary Euphemism Contest.


Of course, at the Brooks Blog we try to stay on top of all the important bike stuff. Purely, you'll understand, in order that our subscribers can go out into the Conversational World, secure in the knowledge that they won't be trumped by anybody on Bike Talk. Obscure fashion labels, bespoke frame builders, technological breakthroughs... it's all here, right?

The past weeks and months, however, have provided those of us with an interest in matters two-wheeled and human powered with much upon which to reflect. Wiggo nailing the Tour, Cav making a dog's breakfast of the road race, those incriminating, unpublishable photos from the Retro Ronde...

So much, in fact, that Catch-Up-Reflection will be taking up nearly all of our time in the immediate future. To this end, things are going to be a little quieter than usual around Boultbee Towers over the next week or two.Seeing as how I'm on hols, can I get Cod and Cheesy Chips instead of Cod and Chips?

Now clearly, reflecting hard and usefully about a lot of bicycle stuff can be done just as easily on the beach as it can in front of a typewriter, so in the interest of good Time Management, we will be simultaneously combining this Reflection Time with Beach Time.

While we will be clearly working throughout this period, we will also therefore be kind of not working too.

If we had an e-bike we'd tell you we were going to recharge our batteries. We don't, as it happens, so allow us to make our intentions more clear.

We're going to metaphorically Proofide the old saddle.

Get a bit of notional air back in the tyres.

Switch out all the cables, so to speak.

Re-pack the headset, as it were.

If anybody wishes to add a Bicycle Related Euphemism for taking a holiday, simply fire it in to our Comments Section and we'll send out a Trouser Strap (at the very least) to the author of the best one.

Soon as we get back, that is.

Comments
Time to warm the saddle
23 May 2016 at 16:32
Time to warm the saddle.
Steve 23 May 2016 at 16:32
added 'tension' for road trip
James 23 May 2016 at 16:32
Riding on the tops
Steve 23 May 2016 at 16:32
Granny gearin'
23 May 2016 at 16:32
Just freewheeling.
UJS 23 May 2016 at 16:32
Taking to the open road.
Paul 23 May 2016 at 16:32
Get the crank out of the crankset
Chad 23 May 2016 at 16:32
Getting the mental wheels re-trued.
23 May 2016 at 16:32
Getting the mental wheels re-trued.
Mike Kruger 23 May 2016 at 16:32
I'll be taking a brake.
Tim Hart 23 May 2016 at 16:32
Here are a few:

Time to clean (the cob webs out of) the cogs,

Re-align the gears

True the mindset

Get the wheels rolling on the right track

Get the rubber side back down

Fix your 'bike' to free your mind

... so many ways to describe the healing power of the bicycle
Jeremy 23 May 2016 at 16:32
Chasing out the shell threads
Neil Warner 23 May 2016 at 16:32
Changing down for the road home
Tim 23 May 2016 at 16:32