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  • Psychotext 7 Dec 2012 22:58:38 55,032 posts
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    Saw a DVD called something like "Yoga for Cyclists" the other day. Came pretty highly recommended. I imagine it's easy to get completely unbalanced (muscular / flexibility wise) as a cyclist.
  • MikeP 8 Dec 2012 10:14:22 2,075 posts
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    Yeah, it's doing a highly repetitive movement with no cross-training that makes you prone to problems.

    She suspects that my back asymmetry is a result of playing golf when I was younger, because it tends to tighten one side up.

    Stupid golf.

    Edited by MikeP at 10:18:41 08-12-2012

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  • Trafford 8 Dec 2012 10:52:28 5,971 posts
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    Yoga sounds good. My physique is all over the place.
  • Psychotext 8 Dec 2012 19:34:37 55,032 posts
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    Terrible ride today. Back tyre started rubbing against the frame (wheel needs truing badly), then my gears started going to shit on virtually every change and my bottom bracket ended up grinding too. I think I need a new crankset.

    Annoying my preferred LBS is closed tomorrow so I can't just drop off the bike and pick it up shiny and fixed up for next week. :(

    Route was pretty good though. Will revisit it when it's dry.
  • Deleted user 9 December 2012 10:56:53
    I hate it when I can't ride now, whilst my bike is getting treatment for an injury. I feel your pain. I also have some niggly things wrong with my bike, gears mainly, and chain, need to really try and sort them out, it does spoil the ride somewhat.

    Before I forget I should just praise my local bike shop for taking back my faulty wheel under warranty and replacing it with a better wheel (as they couldn't order like for like until after Crimbo). Service was excellent, so I will deffo be using again. If you're ever in the Ringwood area of the New Forest you should drop into Bicycle World fo sho. ;)

    Edited by Apostle at 11:14:00 09-12-2012
  • Psychotext 9 Dec 2012 12:23:06 55,032 posts
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    Bicycle World of Ringwood, New Forest are excellent you say?

    I will be sure to consider Bicycle World in the New Forest for all my bike servicing, repairs, parts and buying needs. \o/

    I really should get up there at some point, supposed to be nice.

    Edited by Psychotext at 12:24:25 09-12-2012
  • Deleted user 9 December 2012 13:44:13
    Yeah that's them. Please do consider them for all your bicycle needs

    /shill mode deactivate

    ;)

    I dunno yet if I'd recommend round here, I'm still struggling to find places to go locally. Certainly might be a nice weekend for anyone who hasn't been to the New Forest before, or for a while.
  • pistol 9 Dec 2012 21:50:41 13,019 posts
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  • elstoof 9 Dec 2012 21:57:06 8,312 posts
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  • elstoof 10 Dec 2012 11:02:04 8,312 posts
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    My colleague just described a nasty accident he saw last week, a guy stopped beside him at the lights before entering the Regents Park Outer Circle, nice bike, all the gear, clearly knew his way about things. Off like a shot when the lights turned green, halfway down the unlit and mostly empty road he saw the guy on the floor behind a BMW - the only parked car on the long stretch of road. He must have not seen it parked, the parking bay is almost like a cycle path sometimes there and it's about a km long straight so you can get some speed up. Big pool of blood, teeth on the car, massive face shaped dent in the boot of the car and split his cheek open.

    Careful out there guys!
  • Trafford 10 Dec 2012 11:39:10 5,971 posts
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    Nasty :(
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    Ouch..
  • MikeP 10 Dec 2012 12:37:44 2,075 posts
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    Ouch! I guess it's surprisingly easily done if you're gunning it and then look down for a couple of seconds to check a noise/what gear you're in/trying to push really hard.

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  • Trafford 10 Dec 2012 13:19:59 5,971 posts
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    There's a lot to be said for easy going, cautious cycling.
    Most of the collisions on that show last week were down to reckless cycling.
    Even that tanker on the roundabout, I wouldn't have taken right of way over that.
  • Deleted user 10 December 2012 14:06:59
    Thought that myself, Trafford. As sad as it was and as conscientious as she might have been, that girl who died when the lorry turned left only did so because she rode along in the blind spot of a lorry for half a mile. Surely everyone knows you never ride along on the inside of a moving vehicle?
  • MikeP 12 Dec 2012 13:33:51 2,075 posts
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    I appear to have entered the 155km Liege-Bastogne-Liege ride in April. Yikes!

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  • Psychotext 12 Dec 2012 13:52:06 55,032 posts
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    My new bike is in the shop for a service as are two completely bent wheels for truing. Going to be an expensive week (especially as I've got a feeling one of my wheels needs a new hub).

    Yay.
  • elstoof 12 Dec 2012 14:10:16 8,312 posts
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    Is that a charity ride Mike?
  • MikeP 12 Dec 2012 14:31:07 2,075 posts
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    @elstoof Nope, it's just a sportive-style ride, the day before the actual LBL race. You can make a charity donation, but it's not assumed, they just do it 'cos the race is the day after.

    There's an option to do the full 270km, if you're a total lunatic.

    http://sport.be.msn.com/lblcyclo/2013/nl/

    Just booked a room in Liege, staying on the 19th and 20th of April, which gives me the option of staying to watch the race. Ibis Hotels rock, you can cancel at really short notice if you need to. Apparently the accommodation is the thing that sells out fastest.

    Fancy taking part?

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  • elstoof 12 Dec 2012 14:46:18 8,312 posts
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    Dunno if I can, my wife goes back to work about then so my daughter will be starting nursery too, have to see if I can justify the time away and work out the likelihood of a disappointing last minute cancellation.

    Should be good though, might need some thermals and a pair of Vittoria Pavés.
  • Psychotext 12 Dec 2012 15:11:26 55,032 posts
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    Looney toons. I really must try one of your crazy roadie outings one day.
  • elstoof 12 Dec 2012 15:19:01 8,312 posts
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    Heh, I think a spring classic like that would be more up your street than you realise ;-)
  • Deleted user 12 December 2012 15:31:48
    Trafford wrote:
    There's a lot to be said for easy going, cautious cycling.
    Most of the collisions on that show last week were down to reckless cycling.
    Even that tanker on the roundabout, I wouldn't have taken right of way over that.
    I sort of agree - if comes to big viechles, just let them go not worth the potential dangers. But at the same time, you always have to give way to the right on a roundabout, it was also careless driving by the tanker dude. He just came on to the roundabout ignoring the cyclist when he had right of way.
  • MikeP 12 Dec 2012 16:44:10 2,075 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Looney toons. I really must try one of your crazy roadie outings one day.
    EG cycling weekend. One day MTB, one day road.

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  • Psychotext 12 Dec 2012 23:15:44 55,032 posts
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    I can picture myself being held down and shaved before being swaddled in lycra. :p
  • MikeP 13 Dec 2012 09:43:53 2,075 posts
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    Yep, and then you can set us roadies up with those extra-long MTB forearms so we can drag our knuckles along the ground :p

    If I lived anywhere near the countryside I'd love to get a decent mountain bike, but I really can't justify it at the moment.

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  • elstoof 13 Dec 2012 09:56:16 8,312 posts
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    I think you're scared you might like it Psycho. Smooth legs, a smear of Vaseline on the calves....

    Which bike are you taking over to Liege Mike?
  • Psychotext 13 Dec 2012 11:44:35 55,032 posts
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    Wait... what's this about vaseline now? It's starting to get a little kinky!
  • elstoof 13 Dec 2012 12:22:24 8,312 posts
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    I know, if only we told you sooner right!
  • Psychotext 13 Dec 2012 12:34:15 55,032 posts
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    I just bought lycra knee warmers so I'm pretty much half way there now. \o/

    I bet it's just a matter of time before I get a bib, if only for use in my dungeon... uhh, garage.
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