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  • pistol 30 Aug 2013 13:32:28 13,018 posts
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    Me descending part of the Galibier climb on this year's Marmotte in France.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW_mgIAOn7E
  • MikeP 30 Aug 2013 21:02:32 2,816 posts
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    Nice vids Pistol.
  • Jazzy_Geoff 30 Aug 2013 23:21:51 8,068 posts
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    Bought the limited edition "cavendish" OPQS jersey with rainbow trim. If you see a stout cunt wearing it on Oxford Street / Uxbridge Road that'll be me. I bet everyone thinks I'm a right twat.
  • Deleted user 31 August 2013 11:04:15
    Bit behind on La Vuelta. Just watched Tony Martins ride a couple days back. Astonishing. Gutted for him though!
  • FartPipe 1 Sep 2013 08:13:44 5,307 posts
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    pistol wrote:
    Me descending part of the Galibier climb on this year's Marmotte in France.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW_mgIAOn7E
    Holy cow, what sorts of speeds did you get up to, good job you aren't scared of heights?
  • elstoof 2 Sep 2013 12:13:53 18,651 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:

    Unrelated, does anyone know if Cube or Canyon have sales.
    Just got an email from Sigma Sport, 15% off all Cube and Focus bikes.
  • pistol 2 Sep 2013 15:26:55 13,018 posts
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    OptimusPube wrote:
    pistol wrote:
    Me descending part of the Galibier climb on this year's Marmotte in France.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW_mgIAOn7E
    Holy cow, what sorts of speeds did you get up to, good job you aren't scared of heights?
    I hit 54mph on one stretch of that particular climb. There can be so many other riders around you coming down that's it's not always about how confident you are. Some riders have no clue how to descend or have no awareness of others around you, so you have to be on your guard. I'd push it a little harder if I was the only one of the road or trusted other riders 100%.
  • pistol 2 Sep 2013 15:28:12 13,018 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Psychotext wrote:

    Unrelated, does anyone know if Cube or Canyon have sales.
    Just got an email from Sigma Sport, 15% off all Cube and Focus bikes.
    Make sure you check the original RRP is right. Discounts quoted can often be a right scam. I also can't see Sigma being the most competitive out there for anything.
  • FartPipe 2 Sep 2013 15:32:27 5,307 posts
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    pistol wrote:
    OptimusPube wrote:
    pistol wrote:
    Me descending part of the Galibier climb on this year's Marmotte in France.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW_mgIAOn7E
    Holy cow, what sorts of speeds did you get up to, good job you aren't scared of heights?
    I hit 54mph on one stretch of that particular climb. There can be so many other riders around you coming down that's it's not always about how confident you are. Some riders have no clue how to descend or have no awareness of others around you, so you have to be on your guard. I'd push it a little harder if I was the only one of the road or trusted other riders 100%.
    Wow didn't think those sorts of speeds were possible on a road bike, I bet it's scary with just a bit of lycra protecting you.
  • pistol 2 Sep 2013 15:35:03 13,018 posts
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    OptimusPube wrote:
    pistol wrote:
    OptimusPube wrote:
    pistol wrote:
    Me descending part of the Galibier climb on this year's Marmotte in France.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW_mgIAOn7E
    Holy cow, what sorts of speeds did you get up to, good job you aren't scared of heights?
    I hit 54mph on one stretch of that particular climb. There can be so many other riders around you coming down that's it's not always about how confident you are. Some riders have no clue how to descend or have no awareness of others around you, so you have to be on your guard. I'd push it a little harder if I was the only one of the road or trusted other riders 100%.
    Wow didn't think those sorts of speeds were possible on a road bike, I bet it's scary with just a bit of lycra protecting you.
    Some of the pro's can hit 70mph+, but only a select few even in the pro ranks can descend that fast.
  • FartPipe 2 Sep 2013 15:36:02 5,307 posts
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    That's insane. :eek:
  • Psychotext 2 Sep 2013 20:29:22 62,016 posts
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    Massive, massive cramp again, nearly 9 months since the last time but given what the last time did to me it's still scared the shit out of me.

    Really need to stop cycling and dieting. =/
  • mal 2 Sep 2013 21:20:06 28,505 posts
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    Apparently I hit over 50mph on some of the downhills in the pennines the other weekend, in the pouring rain. Not that scary - it was a 60mph road, so being closer to the speed of the surrounding traffic felt safer if anything.
  • pistol 2 Sep 2013 22:03:26 13,018 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Massive, massive cramp again, nearly 9 months since the last time but given what the last time did to me it's still scared the shit out of me.

    Really need to stop cycling and dieting. =/
    Love to know what your diet is.

    Does not sound right at all. Do you get cramp in the same muscles all the time? If so I wouldn't put it down to diet. Possibly bike fit or just fatigue. Did you say previously it was your calf?

    Also, some more footage on me descending on Surrey Hills this weekend.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2pubL2nwPs&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share
  • Psychotext 2 Sep 2013 22:41:21 62,016 posts
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    I haven't had cramp for 9 months (and done far more challenging rides than today). I've been working extremely long hours, not sleeping enough and not getting enough calories. I'm not massively surprised, but I'm not good at taking it easy... even though I really, really shoul.

    Today was both of my hamstrings, the last cramp was my right calf, which resulted in a tear then a DVT.
  • pistol 2 Sep 2013 23:05:13 13,018 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    I haven't had cramp for 9 months (and done far more challenging rides than today). I've been working extremely long hours, not sleeping enough and not getting enough calories. I'm not massively surprised, but I'm not good at taking it easy... even though I really, really shoul.

    Today was both of my hamstrings, the last cramp was my right calf, which resulted in a tear then a DVT.
    Fair enough
  • orpheus 4 Sep 2013 19:05:05 1,811 posts
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    Was anyone at Eurobike this year?
  • Psychotext 4 Sep 2013 19:19:35 62,016 posts
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    Considered it, but I'd have just got depressed as I'd really want to rock up with a few grand for toys. :)
  • Zackv4861 4 Sep 2013 22:00:45 1,191 posts
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    I got my bike serviced. It feels like new. Really enjoyed cycling to work this week.

    Edited by Zackv4861 at 22:00:55 04-09-2013
  • andytheadequate 4 Sep 2013 22:19:46 8,977 posts
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    If anyone is in the Yorkshire area, there is a charity mountain bike race later in Bronte country this month. I think there is a 12, 21 and 24 mile course.
  • FartPipe 4 Sep 2013 22:41:38 5,307 posts
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    Does anyone use the Skyride site for group rides and if so is it any good?
  • Salaman 4 Sep 2013 22:42:39 22,826 posts
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    Bloody hell pistol. Looks a lot scarier from a pov than it does when you see pros barrelling down a descent like that.

    I've not been following the Vuela at all but I've just been checking out some stage highlights.
    I don't think I recall anyone ever doing a 170k solo breakaway before.
    Edge of your seat stuff!
  • Psychotext 5 Sep 2013 12:07:56 62,016 posts
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    I really don't have any words for this... but I thought I'd share it anyway:

    http://dirt.mpora.com/news/regis-a-bike-film.html
  • BillMurray 5 Sep 2013 13:48:15 9,068 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    I really don't have any words for this... but I thought I'd share it anyway:

    http://dirt.mpora.com/news/regis-a-bike-film.html
    That was brilliant. Probably the most French thing i've seen in a long while.
  • Psychotext 5 Sep 2013 13:49:34 62,016 posts
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    Yes, it was certainly very French.
  • Psychotext 5 Sep 2013 14:26:04 62,016 posts
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    Just found myself (quite innocently) typing "should I lubricate my nipples" into Google. :D
  • elstoof 5 Sep 2013 14:52:49 18,651 posts
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    Building a wheel?
  • Psychotext 5 Sep 2013 15:32:08 62,016 posts
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    No, just tired of them rubbing on my shirts when I'm riding.

    Yeah, and truing another one.
  • Wacko_AK 5 Sep 2013 15:42:49 212 posts
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    Just found myself (quite innocently) typing "should I lubricate my nipples" into Google.
    Probably, when my rear mech kamikazed into the rear wheel and bust some spokes at rebuild time I noticed that the spokes that were not broken had seized. IIRC brass nipples should be ok though (these were bling gold ones to match the hub colour).
  • Psychotext 5 Sep 2013 16:02:24 62,016 posts
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    A lot of people seem to recommend spoke prep / nipple cream.
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