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Forum: Touring 12-23-12, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By tallmantim
Ahh - awesome - thanks! I was originally...

Ahh - awesome - thanks!

I was originally looking at Kota Tingi first of all, but thought Mersing would be a nicer stop point. KT would probably be a much better idea to go for - more manageable...
Forum: Touring 12-23-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,798
Posted By tallmantim
Hi - I created some brackets - drilled some...

Hi - I created some brackets - drilled some centre holes in my rack, made a bracket from aluminium to attach from the brake mount and created some "feet" for the rack that I connected with hose...
Forum: Touring 12-23-12, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By tallmantim
Ah - cool, thanks for that. Any idea what time...

Ah - cool, thanks for that. Any idea what time the boats would run from in the morning? It sounds much more attractive that going through the city!

I would like to get up to Mering on the first...
Forum: Touring 12-23-12, 03:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By tallmantim
LOL - yes, do a lot of ks with that setup, so...

LOL - yes, do a lot of ks with that setup, so should be comfortable. Might get a handlebar bag as well.

What advantage do the 25's give? I was planning on putting on some rubino pro tyres I have...
Forum: Touring 12-23-12, 02:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By tallmantim
Thanks for the advice guys I ended up going...

Thanks for the advice guys

I ended up going with the panniers as I think I could use them for commuting in the future.

I got some aluminium and created the brackets and mounts to put the rack...
Forum: Touring 12-15-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By tallmantim
Hmm - looking at panniers - there are some...

Hmm - looking at panniers - there are some Ortlieb ones for front or rear - thinking about getting these smaller ones (25L) to ensure I don't overpack?

Or should I be looking at 45-50L for a two...
Forum: Touring 12-15-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By tallmantim
This is my current bike: ...

This is my current bike:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/lechamp_teamti_10.htm

with a few differences.
Forum: Touring 12-15-12, 07:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,710
Posted By tallmantim
FWIW - I'm taking the Sony Ericsson Xperia Acros...

FWIW - I'm taking the Sony Ericsson Xperia Acros S with me rather than a tablet. It's only 4.3" in size, but it's waterproof (IP7). Therefore, I figure I can have it easily in a bento or jersey...
Forum: Touring 12-15-12, 03:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By tallmantim
Awesome! Thanks guys, feeling happier about it...

Awesome! Thanks guys, feeling happier about it ;-)

I had the same sort of idea that it shouldn't be that bad for heading over alone but people I speak to think I'm nuts. Maybe I am, but sounds...
Forum: Touring 12-14-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By tallmantim
Touring Newbie setup with road bike

Hello all,

I wish to use my Ti road bike to tour with - planning to land in Singapore with it, catch the ferry to Malaysia and ride up the east coast towards Thailand and then back to Singapore (2...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,849
Posted By tallmantim
Try hydrogenated water - the hydrogen will likely...

Try hydrogenated water - the hydrogen will likely make it much much lighter!

Best way to make the hydrogen stay in the water is to mix in some chlorine tablets. Will also ensure your bidons are...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-26-12, 12:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,531
Posted By tallmantim
Made me LOL ;-) I agree as well - if you are...

Made me LOL ;-)

I agree as well - if you are looking to marginally support your family on the marginal salary that a pro cyclist earns at the bottom level, convincing yourself that buying drugs is...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-23-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 79,231
Posted By tallmantim
My body has an equilibrium point at ~95-96kg...

My body has an equilibrium point at ~95-96kg (which I'm sure sounds huge to most people!)

Low B fat% but my body doesn't want to go lower (at least not without drastic dieting - and that's no...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-23-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,531
Posted By tallmantim
Man - I gotta get me some of this soap! from...

Man - I gotta get me some of this soap!

from http://pherolibrary.com/androstadienone/430
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-23-12, 07:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,531
Posted By tallmantim
LOL. ... At least I can blame it on the...

LOL.

...

At least I can blame it on the competitors PEDs getting them the win every time I get my ass handed to me in club racing now!

;-)
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-20-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,023,320
Posted By tallmantim
Legs felt tired today - not sure whether the...

Legs felt tired today - not sure whether the cross training is causing extra fatigue in the legs. Currently swimming 2-3 times a week, running 1-2 times (5 or 10km) and riding as well (300-400km).
...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-18-12, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,023,320
Posted By tallmantim
Using the Powertap for cadence right now - and it...

Using the Powertap for cadence right now - and it takes a guess at it. It is OK for looking at the total average cadence of a ride, but not down to the low level. Power is recorded correctly, just...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-18-12, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By tallmantim
Yep - and the dude averaged about 130 cadence for...

Yep - and the dude averaged about 130 cadence for the entire race - very cool.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-18-12, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,023,320
Posted By tallmantim
Set up WKO after doing my FTP test on Tuesday and...

Set up WKO after doing my FTP test on Tuesday and went out for group ride today - rolling small hills. Ended up with a >100% IF on the ride. Does that indicate that FTP should be higher for...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-17-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By tallmantim
Here are some figures from the world cup points...

Here are some figures from the world cup points race (from SRM http://www.srm.de/es/srm-in-action/competition-with-srm/bahn/334-bahn)



1/2 second: 2,096 watts
1 second: 1,638 watts
5...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-17-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By tallmantim
Apart from the other stuff, they did 500W for...

Apart from the other stuff, they did 500W for apparently nearly 2 hours. Top level time trialists (Cancellara etc) may have an FTP of ~500W. This is incompatible with being able to hold 2000W (LOL -...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-17-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,461
Posted By tallmantim
Hey - that's very interesting. Made me think of...

Hey - that's very interesting. Made me think of the item below - Wade Wallace, a cycling blogger/journalist got to go to a Trek launch junket and they had a bike for him to ride:

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Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-17-12, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,023,320
Posted By tallmantim
Yeah - hovering around 95-96kg at the moment....

Yeah - hovering around 95-96kg at the moment. Lost weight for a competition at work (I won it!) and now looking to put back on muscle again without putting on too much extra weight.

Cheers
Forum: Road Cycling 07-17-12, 12:07 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,079
Posted By tallmantim
Di2 batteries last longer than 28 days.

Di2 batteries last longer than 28 days.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-16-12, 11:23 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,023,320
Posted By tallmantim
Ah - thanks. That was the best 5 minute time I've...

Ah - thanks. That was the best 5 minute time I've recorded before anyway.
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