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  • Vortex808 19 Sep 2012 22:03:43 6,965 posts
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    MikeP wrote:

    http://www.pannier.cc/

    They are doing accommodation mapping for some of the main UK cycle tours. Early days yet, but if I'd had that it would have saved loads of time on the planning.

    Deffo worth a look.
    Nice link. Thanks for that!
  • Dougs 19 Sep 2012 23:44:41 66,709 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Cateye cycle computer. Cheap, and pretty much bombproof.

    I got a wireless one that works on my rear wheel so I can still use it on my turbo trainer.

    Edit - Oh, apparently not. The one I bought isn't available any more, and the nearest equivalent really isn't that cheap.
    Cheers. Will probably be a Christmas or birthday present, so 30-40 odd quid looks about right. For the Strada anyway.
  • Salaman 20 Sep 2012 10:39:04 18,870 posts
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    MikeP wrote:
    There's a cracking film documentary from the 1970's about Paris Roubaix called A Sunday in Hell. It got removed from YouTube, but you can still view and download it here:

    http://www.veoh.com/watch/v20924403zBshk7AE?h1=A+sunday+in+hell
    Aaah good link. I don't think I've seen that yet although I've heard of it.
  • Psychotext 20 Sep 2012 13:11:24 53,846 posts
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    Just downloaded that vid, really does scream 70s doesn't it. :D
  • Salaman 20 Sep 2012 13:43:00 18,870 posts
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    They all have pubes I tell ya! Big hairy bush and pron pustaches ahoy!
  • Deleted user 20 September 2012 17:03:00
    anyone been watching the championships. Tony martin has just over took contador on a time trial. madness.
  • MikeP 20 Sep 2012 18:28:31 1,771 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Just downloaded that vid, really does scream 70s doesn't it. :D
    Oh yeah, it sure does.
  • Deleted user 21 September 2012 09:33:07
    How many calories would you burn on a 7 mile cycle ride, over uneven ground a few medium inclines?
  • Red-Moose 21 Sep 2012 09:46:14 5,346 posts
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    Around 370kcal. My Edge 800 usually gives around 30-35kcal/km.
  • Deleted user 21 September 2012 09:50:44
    That's a cycle computer I presume? I shall get myself one, I guess most have a calorie function? I was thinking it would be a bit more than that tbh :(

    Oh well, faster, harder and longer in the future.
  • elstoof 21 Sep 2012 10:01:07 6,626 posts
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    If you train intensely your body will be using more calories for hours after, increased muscle mass means your body will use more calories just to fuel it. Counting calories burned during a workout is one of the least useful things to consider.
  • Salaman 21 Sep 2012 10:46:56 18,870 posts
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    Watched all of that "Sunday in hell" yesterday. Good stuff.
    Gives a good insight into some of the tactics as well that are less obvious when you watch the TV footage/race summary.

    Got a distinct sense of "wait that's not fair, the guy that won just took advantage of all the other chaps work and then snuck in to claim his victory" which incidentally is exactly what road racing is all about.

    Cool.

    Edited by Salaman at 11:23:29 21-09-2012
  • elstoof 21 Sep 2012 10:52:34 6,626 posts
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    It's about licking your opponents plate clean before starting your own.
  • pistol 21 Sep 2012 11:23:55 13,019 posts
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    Apostle wrote:
    How many calories would you burn on a 7 mile cycle ride, over uneven ground a few medium inclines?
    Depends on pace but a good guide is around 40 per mile.
  • pistol 21 Sep 2012 11:28:07 13,019 posts
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    joelstinton wrote:
    anyone been watching the championships. Tony martin has just over took contador on a time trial. madness.
    Not that much of a suprise. Contador will be a little fatigued from winning the vuelta and he's bound to be a little off his peak having been out for 6 months.
  • Psychotext 21 Sep 2012 15:28:24 53,846 posts
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    Yay... road cycling is fun: http://boingboing.net/2012/09/20/lunatic-suv-driver-harassing-c.html
  • Deleted user 21 September 2012 15:36:48
    What a cock. That happened (not as bad as that though) the other day in the way into work. A cyclist was going the other way, and was beeped when a driver went past.
  • Psychotext 21 Sep 2012 15:49:15 53,846 posts
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    I've had things thrown at me twice (Aside from all the people trying to crush me on corners / open doors on me / not leave decent space when passing etc). I just don't like going on the roads at all now.
  • Trafford 21 Sep 2012 17:08:44 5,622 posts
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    As a cyclist you see the shit people get up to behind the wheel. It's frightening,

    Just about to leave the house for a 4 hour drive to Northumbria, not happy with the drive, but a weekend out on the hills \0/
  • thelzdking 21 Sep 2012 21:15:23 4,326 posts
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    Fuck's sake: my rear axle just sheared off on a five-minute ride to the shops. It's probably not worth getting it fixed, can anyone recommend a good online store for someone on a budget?

    Edited by thelzdking at 23:13:35 21-09-2012
  • mal 21 Sep 2012 22:33:44 22,339 posts
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    Rear axle should be a cheap fix. Mine buckled coming out of the ramp at work. Think repairs were less than 30 quid.

    Unfortunately some dozy bint decided to come between me and the hill I was about to bomb down last night, and the repair bill's currently looking at new wheel and front forks which alone are getting close to the value of the bike. Still waiting for the repair shop to get back to me with all the bad news.

    On the other hand, it might mean I'm in the market for a new bike \o/

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Psychotext 21 Sep 2012 23:21:04 53,846 posts
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    Off out again tomorrow. Sadly it's one of the more boring routes but I can't spend too long out so I'm stuck being local.

    Still, any day cycling is better than being sat in front of the computer. :)
  • MikeP 22 Sep 2012 14:38:51 1,771 posts
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    I've just come back from a club ride, and for part of it I was with a former pro who rode for Peugeot in the early 1980s. He was a really nice guy, some good stories too.
  • Futaba 22 Sep 2012 15:03:23 3,462 posts
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    I was dangerously overtaken by a motorist yesterday on a part of a narrow road that caused him to be centimetres away as he overtook. I took a more central position on my part of the road to put off the next car behind me trying to same thing and he still accelerated despite there still being no safe room to overtake. Shortly after this he decides to go for it and overtakes me, despite a car coming up the road the other way, almost causing a crash. Some people are so impatient, stupid and dangerous it really pisses me off.

    Had some other recent aggro too, someone I overtook sped up really fast just so he could get back in front of me (even though there were red lights directly ahead). So of course, I ended up going back in front of him 5 seconds later to wait at the lights (well done, mate, I'm sure that dick-waving was worth it).

    I've also had things thrown at me, been hit by a passenger of a car going past, almost hit off, cut-up extremely dangerously by cars over the years and I'm honestly a safer cyclist than most I see (I wait at 90% of red lights, I give cars room to get past when there actually is safe room to get past, I rarely cycle on the pavement, I wave cars to pull out, etc) but still get treated like shit regardless. I have no idea how I've not had a major accident yet, or been killed by these idiots, touch wood it stays that way.

    As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a ninja.

  • mal 22 Sep 2012 15:30:23 22,339 posts
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    Apart from my off on Thursday night, I've had my fair share of near misses and close shaves. Never had anything thrown at me though - that's just bizarre and implies malice of forethought rather than just poor driving.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • elstoof 22 Sep 2012 16:58:12 6,626 posts
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    Which club's that Mike?
  • MikeP 22 Sep 2012 20:25:51 1,771 posts
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    @elstoof I'm a member of Dulwich Paragon, even though I live in Norf London.
  • Psychotext 22 Sep 2012 21:13:36 53,846 posts
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    Just got back. Good day on the whole... not too many stops and my nephew is getting a bit fitter. Still whines like a great big whiny thing though.

    Today apparently his hips were in "agony" and he couldn't push the pedals at any speed (it's really odd, he actually slows down to rest up and it genuinely looks like it's even harder for him). Still, did the usual, started well, got tired and then bitched for about a full hour before just getting on with it.

    I'm hoping next time out it's just 45 mins, and that it keeps reducing. :D
  • elstoof 22 Sep 2012 22:57:02 6,626 posts
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    Cor that is a bit out the way, start off around Herne Hill right? I suppose there isn't really any club serving the North too well though.
  • mal 23 Sep 2012 01:25:07 22,339 posts
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    I use round Dulwich (well, Crystal Palace) as hill training exercise. Not encountered hills like that anywhere outside the Pennines.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

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