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Re: Cycling

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:54 pm
by OLIN
[iup=3530701]TigaSefi[/iup] wrote:Erm? :lol:


100% Chilli Beer inspired. :lol:

I'm after paintwork suggestions, any ideas?
I'm gonna call it Psyclepath and spray that on the panels.

Re: Cycling

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:56 pm
by Yoshimi
WTF?! Love to see pics of you riding it!

Re: Cycling

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:58 pm
by OLIN
I've ridden it up and down the garden, it's a bit difficult with only one & half pedals though. On a bumpy lawn. The front wheel just wants to flop to the side, it'll probably be more stable at speed?????

I'm thinking of fitting a steering damper. :lol:

Re: Cycling

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:40 pm
by TigaSefi
September 2014 has been an immense month for me! First with HotChillee alpine challenge where I clock my first two ever HC climbs then a 5 days bender back in the Alps last weekend where I climbed Alpe D'Huez, Col du Galibier AND Mont Ventoux!! 58,000 feet just for September!

Re: Cycling

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:28 pm
by Bunni
*bump*

Did 36miles to Loch Lomond and back today. Really feeling it despite being well rested beforehand. Some days just kill me for no real reason but other days I'm I can go for hours no bother. Definitely have to build up my stamina for cycling long distances every day rather than once a week in preparation for cycling round Europe with banjo in September.

Any advice on bike requirements. So far my list is lightweight tourer style, easy to take apart (for the flight over/back) with bullbars/racing style handlebars as my wrists get sore in the same position for ages. Not sure on budget yet, could be £300, could be a grand on cycle to work scheme. Suggestions for long distance spec would be appreciated.

Re: Cycling

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:18 pm
by OLIN
Left work yesterday, went to unlock my Trusty Steed and noticed this. I didn't ride home quite as fast as I usually do.

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Re: Cycling

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:11 pm
by Kezzer
Duck tape that sucker and it will be fine 8-)

Re: Cycling

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:19 pm
by Slartibartfast
Bunni wrote:*bump*

Did 36miles to Loch Lomond and back today. Really feeling it despite being well rested beforehand. Some days just kill me for no real reason but other days I'm I can go for hours no bother. Definitely have to build up my stamina for cycling long distances every day rather than once a week in preparation for cycling round Europe with banjo in September.

Any advice on bike requirements. So far my list is lightweight tourer style, easy to take apart (for the flight over/back) with bullbars/racing style handlebars as my wrists get sore in the same position for ages. Not sure on budget yet, could be £300, could be a grand on cycle to work scheme. Suggestions for long distance spec would be appreciated.


It can be the wind that catches you out, makes life a lot harder but you may not even realise it...

This is the bike I would love to get for touring. High price but built for touring. But otherwise, go for a non-carbon relaxed geometry road bike that has eyelets for a pannier rack(s) and mudguards.

http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/products/genesis-tour-de-fer-15

Re: Cycling

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:02 pm
by jawafour




Incredible :lol: . I love the cyclist signalling in the second one! Wolverhampton and Tendring Councils... we salute you :datass: ( :fp: ).

Re: Cycling

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:08 pm
by Errkal
Got two punctures last week cycling in... Hopefully I will now be free of them for a bit!

Am using my Mtb to get in which hard work as my hybrid commuter is bust

Re: Cycling

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:59 pm
by Slartibartfast
jawafour wrote:



Incredible :lol: . I love the cyclist signalling in the second one! Wolverhampton and Tendring Councils... we salute you :datass: ( :fp: ).


Really is shameful.

Highway engineers are the shitest engineers. But really it's a complete lack of leadership from the councils who know there are massive issues with air pollution, congestion and obesity and yet allow our towns to be built for the sole use of cars - things that pollute the air, are congestion and make people fat.

Especially mad when London now has proper cycle routes so no-one can say 'can't be done in the UK nah nah' it's been done literally right outside of Parliament straight through the biggest city in the country.

Re: Cycling

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:47 am
by Turboman
Agreed, their attitude is terrible

Auckland has recently introduced cycle ways in busy areas, there's a few gone up in the last couple of months, and the complete segregation from cars is brilliant. They have their own traffic lights too which helps.
I've never been able to grasp how someone could think a faded white line painted on a road constitutes a safe cycle path. It makes those that don't cycle more at risk of accidents as they just blindly follow the path, and it makes those that take primary position at certain points lawbreakers by some of the public's perception
Add in the fact there's quite often cars parked directly to the left of the average cycle path in the uk means the design is useless

We need more segregated/visible/larger paths as they do in some parts of London across all of the U.K.

Also agree with the point about health/congestion/pollution benefits. The government needs to put more money into this, it's a decent investment. I'd give Boardman a pot of cash and send him on a tour of the U.K. to do the work. He's been banging the drum for years.

Horrible news about his mother, RIP

Re: Cycling

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:28 pm
by D_C
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Gotta love the cycle to work scheme.

Re: Cycling

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:01 pm
by Errkal
Pretty!

I have just had my commuter fixed, so much nicer riding in on that than an MTB, there are far too many hills in Hastings!

Re: Cycling

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:57 pm
by Errkal
Made it up the biggest hill on my route home today, was bloody knackered but was well chuffed to do it. It goes up something like 90ft in .3 of a mile its bloody hard work!

Re: Cycling

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:56 am
by abcd
Good for you. There is a 12% hill near where I live that is murder to get up but so rewarding.

Re: Cycling

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:08 am
by Errkal
I'll bet! The issue now is I know I can get up it so am going to feel like i need to do it regularly now...

Re: Cycling

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:39 pm
by Knoyleo
Wiggo's former team doctor is doing his best to throw him under the bus, only figuratively though, which must be refreshing for any cyclist.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37456623

Though he could not comment on Wiggins's private medical records, he was said he was "surprised" he needed this sort of intervention.
"I was surprised to see there were TUEs documented for intramuscular triamcinolone just before three major events - two Tours de France and one Tour d'Italia.
"You do have to think it is kind of coincidental that a big dose of intramuscular long-acting corticosteroids would be needed at that… exact time before the most important race of the season.
"I would say certainly now in retrospect it doesn't look good, it doesn't look right from a health or sporting perspective."

Re: Cycling

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:40 am
by Errkal
Went on a ride / pub crawl yesterday, ended up doing 32 miles and my legs are now killing me.

Re: Cycling

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:42 am
by Errkal
Oh good, only one of the hour blocks on met office shows rain and it is the one I ride to work in.... hurrumph.