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PostRe: Cycling
by Jenuall » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:43 pm

Now that the kids have started getting into cycling (and can actually go for more than a few metres without falling off!) I've started getting out with them on my bike and it's reminded me just how much I enjoy cycling and miss that I used to get to do it every day on my commute!

After a couple of years of basically zero use my bike really needs a bit of TLC though!

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PostRe: Cycling
by darksideby182 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:02 pm

Bloody snapped my chain on a trail ride and I'm at least 4 miles from home.

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PostRe: Cycling
by JNR » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:28 pm

I noticed a couple of people complaining about rain. I commute every day by road bike and invested in a Rapha Winter Jacket this winter. They are expensive, but very, very good. You can sometimes get a sale price and it’s a steal at that price. I pair it with a base layer and that me sorted for everything but the very coldest days, when I use the rapha pro team winter base layer with the roll up neck bit. It has a waffle texture for extra warmth. It really is about the right clothes to match with the weather and you’ll stay warm and dry.

I aim to start off a bit chilly and warm up to the right temperature after a short time when I’m exercising.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Jenuall » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:35 am

Yeah I cycled to work/uni every day regardless of the weather for about 15 years and as long as you get some decent gear and the weather should be no real problem, even in hard driving winds and rain I tended to get to the office in a decent condition.

Regarding base layers - I was never that fond of them myself, if anything I find my problems were more about getting too hot, even in the winter. It would be freezing to start with but after just a few minutes I would always find myself getting too warm, even with decent "breathable" kit on.

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PostRe: Cycling
by KingK » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:42 am

JNR wrote:I noticed a couple of people complaining about rain. I commute every day by road bike and invested in a Rapha Winter Jacket this winter. They are expensive, but very, very good. You can sometimes get a sale price and it’s a steal at that price. I pair it with a base layer and that me sorted for everything but the very coldest days, when I use the rapha pro team winter base layer with the roll up neck bit. It has a waffle texture for extra warmth. It really is about the right clothes to match with the weather and you’ll stay warm and dry.

I aim to start off a bit chilly and warm up to the right temperature after a short time when I’m exercising.

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PostRe: Cycling
by abcd » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:22 am

So I did this last week.....

https://www.relive.cc/view/r10007577310

704km distance

13033m of climbing

It was a long long week.

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PostRe: Cycling
by darksideby182 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:12 am

Nice that is a decent amount of climbing. How are the legs and butt.

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PostRe: Cycling
by abcd » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:58 am

I've got nappy rash.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:52 pm

These darker nights and this rainy weather :dread:

Cycling is really.unpleasant at the moment.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Blue Eyes » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:55 pm

Ad7 wrote:These darker nights and this rainy weather :dread:

Cycling is really.unpleasant at the moment.

I haven't cycled in a while now. It's not so much the darker nights as I actually find it quite nice being out as the sun is going down, but the rain I just can't deal with. If you're caught in a torrent with half an hour of your journey to go it's a really horrible experience.

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PostRe: Cycling
by KK » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:58 pm

Cycling in my mind:

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Cycling in reality:

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PostRe: Cycling
by LightWanderer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:26 pm

Got a new bike last week from my boss

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PostRe: Cycling
by Jenuall » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:44 pm

Can't stand bloody fair-weather cyclists - I used to cycle to work every day come rain or shine! :capnscotty:

But yeah, cycling in the rain and with a strong headwind has got to be one of the most soul crushing experiences! :dread:

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PostRe: Cycling
by darksideby182 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:26 pm

Got an Enduro mountain bike race this Sunday and the weather looks a bit rubbish but should help though as I did get 3rd in category last time the weather was rainy.

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