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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 04:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,164
Posted By Rowan
Well, the point was that according to interviews...

Well, the point was that according to interviews with Froome afterwards, it wasn't planned. The style of descending was as evidenced by Froome's comments about the extra teeth on his big chainring,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 03:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,231
Posted By Rowan
Rust is not necessarily indicative of wear and...

Rust is not necessarily indicative of wear and what you call stretch, but it may well indicate lack of maintenance (ie, lubrication) and possibility that the bike has been ridden in wet and gritty...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-27-16, 01:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,164
Posted By Rowan
Oh yes, he definitely did. He had a bigger...

Oh yes, he definitely did. He had a bigger chainring fitted to the bike for that particular stage, and even though the attack was a spur-of-the-moment thing, it was obvious he had rehearsed the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-26-16, 01:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,164
Posted By Rowan
Yes, but the pedalling at high speed added a new...

Yes, but the pedalling at high speed added a new dimension to it, in my opinion. It wasn't just a case of sitting on the top tube and letting the bike roll as most riders do. And certainly, I don't...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,164
Posted By Rowan
Dropper posts for road use mean nothing now that...

Dropper posts for road use mean nothing now that Chris Froome has popularised his method of descending... because it literally nabbed him the yellow jersey in the TdF.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 02:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,199
Posted By Rowan
No, it isn't. He's one of the best.

No, it isn't. He's one of the best.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 42,570
Posted By Rowan
I sincerely hope that everything is OK. Silence...

I sincerely hope that everything is OK. Silence on the web here is the worst part of all this. For me, it was not being able to let people know what was happening and that I was all right; for Machka...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-24-16, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 42,570
Posted By Rowan
Your early departure doesn't affect your...

Your early departure doesn't affect your assessment?
Forum: Road Cycling 07-23-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 42,570
Posted By Rowan
How can it possibly cathartic losinhg a home in a...

How can it possibly cathartic losinhg a home in a fire?

Just so you know, it takes years to get over it, if ever. Especially if there are lives lost or people badly burnt in the process.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 616
Posted By Rowan
Saren/cling wrap it. You can still swipe the...

Saren/cling wrap it. You can still swipe the screen through the plastic. It protects the plugholes, too. If you want earbuds, pierce the plastic with the plug. And if you have a mount, like the Quad...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By Rowan
Yep, this is a world centred entirely on the...

Yep, this is a world centred entirely on the individual who isn't the least interested in others around them. UNLESS it's posted on social media to tell the world... but it still has to be about...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-23-16, 05:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 727
Posted By Rowan
Why the aggro? You are coming across as a whiny,...

Why the aggro? You are coming across as a whiny, petulant nitpicker in a conversation that is otherwise quite interesting.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-22-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 42,570
Posted By Rowan
We do seem to be amidst high achievers on this...

We do seem to be amidst high achievers on this Addiction thread business. LAJ, Heath, Doug. Well done all of you. Nice people to boot.

Actually, what prompted that was a comment that LAJ made in...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-22-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 42,570
Posted By Rowan
I was tempted the other day... but posting to BF...

I was tempted the other day... but posting to BF probably sealed the deal. :D
Forum: Road Cycling 07-22-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 42,570
Posted By Rowan
I am also part of that corss-over generation...

I am also part of that corss-over generation where I can talk metric and imperial and know equate the two.

One thing that did surprise me the other day was hearing a young guy say "couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-22-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 42,570
Posted By Rowan
No, I do it just to confuse you guys.

No, I do it just to confuse you guys.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-22-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By Rowan
Achilles issues in your case might be traced back...

Achilles issues in your case might be traced back to your bike fit, and particularly that your saddle might be too high. Maybe the doctor is right in this case, and instead of complaining, you should...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-22-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 42,570
Posted By Rowan
We live about 50 metres above sea level and less...

We live about 50 metres above sea level and less than a mile from the ocean. And it's snowing.

Just as well we postponed our 60-mile training ride to tomorrow/
Forum: Road Cycling 07-22-16, 02:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,499
Posted By Rowan
Pair of old grey Specialized Tahoes Pair of old...

Pair of old grey Specialized Tahoes
Pair of old grey Shimano MTB shoes of some model
Pair of new grey Shimano MTB shoes of same model as above
Pair of old brown Shimano MTB/Touring shoes
Pair...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 42,570
Posted By Rowan
I ran a fixed gear with a Biopace chainring on...

I ran a fixed gear with a Biopace chainring on it. I never threw a chain, and I think tight chains on FGs are a fallacy.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-20-16, 02:12 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,520
Posted By Rowan
The microshift brifters are somewhat different to...

The microshift brifters are somewhat different to the Shimano ones in their actuation. It's a sort of cross between the old Sora with the button, and say at 105, but the button is taken care of by a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 02:14 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,520
Posted By Rowan
Oddly, and you will laugh, I agree with...

Oddly, and you will laugh, I agree with everything you say about the use of triples, or more specifically the granny.

As you say, it doesn't get used that often, but in the middle of a cold...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-19-16, 01:44 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,656
Posted By Rowan
The trouble with all these diets that you have...

The trouble with all these diets that you have listed, plus others, is that there is a mentality of deprivation that comes with them. In other words, people have to give up something, quite possibly...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-18-16, 03:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,612
Posted By Rowan
Congrats. It's nice to have a full SR under the...

Congrats. It's nice to have a full SR under the belt. We are aiming for one by the end of the season. Just the 400 and 600 to go :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-16, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 42,570
Posted By Rowan
Randonnees or brevets are also an equal...

Randonnees or brevets are also an equal opportunity sector of the sport. No-one and I mean NO-ONE disses a woman lining up at the start of a 1200 (or even a 200 for that matter). There are enough...
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