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    I've cycled that part of the world, nice day out in La Jolla as well.

    Happy memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~dadam02~ View Post
    Now that wasn't something I had even considered, good point.
    All the road muck ends up on your bottles in winter if you don’t run guards.

    Would you lick the roads you ride on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    All the road muck ends up on your bottles in winter if you don’t run guards.

    Would you lick the roads you ride on?
    Sounds like I already have

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeromeo View Post
    Just wow and thanks for link. Incredible skill and fitness.[/QUOTE]

    I'm in awe of these guy's talent and speed going downhill from the peak of Alpe d'Huez.

    Me too!

    This guy; Damien Desbrosses, finished in 11th place so God knows how fast Kilian Bron was going to finish 1st. I will have to watch his run as well.

    I found parts of this truly terrifying, going down through the rocks and scree at immense speed. When the route or trail is in shade I don't know how he did not wipe out.
    Then, further down the mountain side when he gets to the woods the speed he carries through certain sections is insane.

    I have hit a top speed of 61mph going down Fleetmoss into Hawes on the Etape du Dales, but these downhill rides are way too scary for me.. Going fast downhill on the road is nothing compared to this;

    100+ kph on Megavalanche 2021 with Damien Desbrosses;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZWU9I30Gxg&t=1061s

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33mgb View Post
    Bike Storage and bike workstands - seem to be so many options for both of these, from hanging pulley systems and wall mounts for storage, and cheap and cheerful to v. expensive on the workstand. Anybody got decent recommendations for either?

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    I have four bikes hanging upside down in the garage on metal hooks. Cheap and easy.


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    In all seriousness, is this too lame even for a 74 year-old? Wondering if it's akin to wearing a helmet to protect your head throughout the day!




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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    In all seriousness, is this too lame even for a 74 year-old? Wondering if it's akin to wearing a helmet to protect your head throughout the day!

    This photo will not mean much but to those who’ve spent time on your side of the pond or who watched films made there, preferably with children in them.

    I am pretty sure the answer to your question is yes, a bit. However a small redeeming feature is the Bell logo, if you wear the matching helmet.
    I think flashing led lights are far more efficient at drawing motorists attention. But hey, more power to you if you like it.
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Really enjoyed Kilian's vid so thanks, unbelievable speed over that ground, I'm convinced that around 14 minutes in it's playing on double speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    This photo will not mean much but to those who’ve spent time on your side of the pond or who watched films made there, preferably with children in them.

    I am pretty sure the answer to your question is yes, a bit. However a small redeeming feature is the Bell logo, if you wear the matching helmet.
    I think flashing led lights are far more efficient at drawing motorists attention. But hey, more power to you if you like it.
    Thanks for the input. Actually, I do have a flashing red tail light and a daytime headlight. The left side mirror is incredibly helpful, too.

    I read the daily San Diego newpaper and notice that there are several bike fatalities EVERY WEEK here in the county due to encounters with cars.


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    This was all over the FB cycling forums earlier. What sort of world are we now living in??? https://news.sky.com/story/pro-cycli...TqrV1Dsw9Djqxk

    One of my friends bought 2 new e-bikes for himself and wife and no sooner bought than they were stolen from the bike racking outside Harrow Tube Station.Must have been knowledgeable thieves to know what they were looking at compared to all the other bikes there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrzej View Post
    This was all over the FB cycling forums earlier. What sort of world are we now living in??? https://news.sky.com/story/pro-cycli...TqrV1Dsw9Djqxk

    One of my friends bought 2 new e-bikes for himself and wife and no sooner bought than they were stolen from the bike racking outside Harrow Tube Station.Must have been knowledgeable thieves to know what they were looking at compared to all the other bikes there.
    Sorry to hear that about your friends bikes ... it is always in the back of my head that whilst cycling someone could easily force my off my bike and steal it. Its like a war zone out there now its ridiculous

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    I often worry about some of the places that you people must live, and then appreciate all the more where I live. That's not supposed to be a smug comment. I genuinely sympathise. We have a relatively small population up here, and the chance for most of being found out for your crimes is a reason why so few commit crimes in the first place. Everyone will soon know who did it and who you are, and you will be remembered for that for ever. If the crims got their mugshot in the paper where you are I am sure that there would be less crime, assuming people still read the local papers. At least people would know who to look out for, but then of course the crims 'ooman rights would be trampled on - a terrible shame!

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    If you ever ride through Richmond Park, or walk for that matter, you'll appreciate its a robbers dream. At any point in time there is a stack load of cash riding around. One loop of the Park and I'd regular see a handful of S-Works at a minimum. I was actually thinking of heading there tomorrow but think I'll give ita wide berth.

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    Sad to read of course.

    But reminds me of Bob Mortimer's childhood friend Gary Cheeseman AKA 'Sniper's Dream'.

    Such a brilliantly told story.

    https://youtu.be/ey5MP4e2QOQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrzej View Post
    This was all over the FB cycling

    One of my friends bought 2 new e-bikes for himself and wife and no sooner bought than they were stolen from the bike racking outside Harrow Tube Station.Must have been knowledgeable thieves to know what they were looking at compared to all the other bikes there.
    A brand new E-bike is going to stick out like a sore thumb, most people just lock up rat bikes at stations as stuff is always getting nicked.

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    Just do not be the slowest runnner that the bear is chasing.

    I see hundreds of bikes locked up in Kingston. Loads of nice and expensive bikes locked up with sh1tty cable locks. One snip and they are gone. I have seen the urchins do it, chased them, and recovered a bike. You are asking for you bike to be stolen if you do not lock up your bike properly with proper D-locks.

    I always lock my bike with an Abus X-Granit Plus. It needs an angle grinder to get through it in two places. If the thieves want it they will take it, but 99.9% of the time the they will just go for an easier lock to overcome.

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    Nice early ride out this morning with a coffee and a bar on the beach
    Untitled by biglewie, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    Nice early ride out this morning with a coffee and a bar on the beach
    Untitled by biglewie, on Flickr
    Same here, quiet roads, beautiful, foggy sunrise.




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    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post
    I have four bikes hanging upside down in the garage on metal hooks. Cheap and easy.


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    Thanks for this. Shed is getting cleared out tomorrow and then I'll see what I can get to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33mgb View Post
    Thanks for this. Shed is getting cleared out tomorrow and then I'll see what I can get to work.

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    Dont hang disk brake bike upside down DAMHIK

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Dont hang disk brake bike upside down DAMHIK
    Good point for hydraulic. But regular cabled disk brakes won't mind hanging upside down.

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    Been off two wheels since July 2019. In that time I sold both my bikes and all of my kit. However I've been struggling a bit with my mental health recently so decided that getting back out again might help.

    So earlier this week I ordered a bike...blimey are they hard to find, plus all the kit I needed....from a helmet down to shoes and everything in between.

    Just back from a 42 mile ride...absolutely shattered but what a great day or glorious Autumnal sunshine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Steve View Post
    Been off two wheels since July 2019. In that time I sold both my bikes and all of my kit. However I've been struggling a bit with my mental health recently so decided that getting back out again might help.

    So earlier this week I ordered a bike...blimey are they hard to find, plus all the kit I needed....from a helmet down to shoes and everything in between.

    Just back from a 42 mile ride...absolutely shattered but what a great day or glorious Autumnal sunshine...

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    Well done for getting back in the saddle. Unusual trike behind you , photobombing your selfie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Well done for getting back in the saddle. Unusual trike behind you , photobombing your selfie.
    Looks like that guy requires "dualies!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Well done for getting back in the saddle. Unusual trike behind you , photobombing your selfie.
    Thanks! You get to see a lot of different modes of transport on the Bristol to Bath Railway path...anthing from kids on balance bikes to various tandems and recumbents...unfortunately the electric scooter and blokes on roller skis seem to be much more common that the last time I was out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Steve View Post
    Thanks! You get to see a lot of different modes of transport on the Bristol to Bath Railway path...anthing from kids on balance bikes to various tandems and recumbents...unfortunately the electric scooter and blokes on roller skis seem to be much more common that the last time I was out.
    aka the Psycho Path. I avoid it at all costs, I’d rather take my chances on the A4.

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    Posted on the FB cycling forums this evening:


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    That’s just a neutral service vehicle for those high flyers doing laps of the park.

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    Anyone use slime when running tubes? I've never used it before but figured it's almost essential as the condition of roads worsens throughout autumn and into winter. Any views?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~dadam02~ View Post
    Anyone use slime when running tubes? I've never used it before but figured it's almost essential as the condition of roads worsens throughout autumn and into winter. Any views?
    I did use it about 15 years ago when I was commuting by bike every day on my old Ridgeback, can't honestly remember if it ever prevented a flat but I don't think it's almost essential - I've done thousands of miles of winter road cycling, not always on the best roads over the last few years without getting a puncture. The best approach is to buy good tyres and change them when they're wearing down.

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    I wouldn’t bother with slime, go tubeless if you’re worried

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~dadam02~ View Post
    Anyone use slime when running tubes? I've never used it before but figured it's almost essential as the condition of roads worsens throughout autumn and into winter. Any views?
    I use Stan's sealant in my tube tires.

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