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Forum: Commuting
09-16-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By FreddyV

Absolutely! I'm not pro or anti e-bike. It's just...

Absolutely! I'm not pro or anti e-bike. It's just a means of transport. As soon as the company decides to build a shower though, I'm swapping it for a road bike again.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-18, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By FreddyV

I get your point. Since English isn't my native...

I get your point. Since English isn't my native language sometimes it's hard for me to find the right words, and some words may result in understating or overstating the situation. In this case,...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-18, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By FreddyV

I'm not talking to him anymore, I tried to...

I'm not talking to him anymore, I tried to explain but he wasn't open for reasoning with.

I've changed my route slightly so I can avoid most of the youth. Though when I enter the city I work in I...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-18, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By FreddyV

It's pedal support, so I have to pedal at a lower...

It's pedal support, so I have to pedal at a lower resistance. So yes, it's the same activity.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-18, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By FreddyV

We usually don't do that when there's more than...

We usually don't do that when there's more than enough space to pass. Which there was. I was actually right beside him when he swerved.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By FreddyV

Thanks for the replies guys, greatly appreciated!...

Thanks for the replies guys, greatly appreciated!

I'm trying to ignore most remarks towards me, as it's their opinion and that's none of my business. Though, sometimes there's an occasional...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By FreddyV

'Abusive' underaged fellow road users

I've been lurching the forums for some years, after about two years of being pretty active. I thought it might be worth getting back into the commuter community, since I've been riding my bike for...
08-09-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By FreddyV

Noisy front disc brake while wet commuting

When I'm having a wet commute (rain or wet roads) somehow my front disc brake start making noise. It's apparently sliding through the brake shoes and seems to get out of line. It's just the front...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-16, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,930,349
Posted By FreddyV

Thanks for the feedback. I'll be looking into...

Thanks for the feedback. I'll be looking into those. For my Giant OCR I just bought some SKS Raceblades which did the trick for me just fine. Needless to say, this was a road bike that I used for...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,095
Posted By FreddyV

I'm a bit late in this discussion, but here's my...

I'm a bit late in this discussion, but here's my two cents.

As some others have said I would limit the colors on the bike. On your frame I'm seeing black as a primary color, and gold as a...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,930,349
Posted By FreddyV

As the company I work for moved to a new...

As the company I work for moved to a new location, which put it within daily cycling distance, I decided to start bike commuting again. My trusted Giant OCR would be the fast option to ride to work,...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-14, 03:07 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,930,349
Posted By FreddyV

Try looking for a serial number, mostly they're...

Try looking for a serial number, mostly they're on the bottom bracket. With that you might be able to track it back to its roots.
Forum: Commuting
12-31-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,930,349
Posted By FreddyV

Forgive me father, for I have sinned. It's been...

Forgive me father, for I have sinned. It's been nearly 4 years since my last confess... err... commute :)

Made my bike winter ready this afternoon. As costs are going up I've decided to get back...
Forum: Touring
08-01-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By FreddyV

I will be staying a bit closer to the camping...

I will be staying a bit closer to the camping site, which is still over 200 km away from the border of Belgium. We're pretty close to the border of Germany though.
Forum: Touring
08-01-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By FreddyV

Two weeks of vacation coming up

This Saturday I will be riding my bike to a camping spot we rented for the season. It's 60 km from where I live, so not too far. The area is slightly more hilly than here so that makes for some great...
07-30-13, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 306,586
Posted By FreddyV

Five years ago I started riding my bike to work....

Five years ago I started riding my bike to work. My reasons were that it took me the same amount of time to get there, including a hot shower at the office, as it took my public transport. Buses,...
07-30-13, 03:35 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 60,979
Posted By FreddyV

Thought I'd add myself to the map, being 100kg's....

Thought I'd add myself to the map, being 100kg's. First one in the Netherlands though :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-13, 01:30 AM
Replies: 18,543
Views: 3,655,143
Posted By FreddyV

Didn't buy this, but I got it for father's day...

Didn't buy this, but I got it for father's day from my wife. Seems like a hint I should be riding more ;)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-13, 04:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 907
Posted By FreddyV

Just a small update from the Ronde van...

Just a small update from the Ronde van Vlaanderen. I did the 80km, but had to check out after 50km. Took the shortcut back to Oudenaarde and hit the showers with a total of 65km. It was so incredibly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 02:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,947
Posted By FreddyV

Will be doing the Ronde van Vlaanderen tomorrow....

Will be doing the Ronde van Vlaanderen tomorrow. If I get to it I'll take some pics of the cobbles.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 02:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 907
Posted By FreddyV

My planning for this weekend is the 80km version...

My planning for this weekend is the 80km version of the Ronde van Vlaanderen in Belgium. Temperature will be around +5C, wind speeds will be 2 Beaufort and there will even be a little bit of sun....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,601,837
Posted By FreddyV

Exactly my thoughts!

Exactly my thoughts!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-12, 02:00 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,601,837
Posted By FreddyV

Seriously, don't. The dark blue/celeste is a...

Seriously, don't. The dark blue/celeste is a perfect combination. Swap out for celeste.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-12, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 171,828
Posted By FreddyV

Too fat for this sport, I weigh 102kg's at a body...

Too fat for this sport, I weigh 102kg's at a body length of 1.86m.
I not even nearly make enough mileage on my road bike.
I love the idea of having an awesome bike, but still wouldn't ride as much...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,930,349
Posted By FreddyV

Looks pretty darn sweet. Kind of cappucino-ish.

Looks pretty darn sweet. Kind of cappucino-ish.
Forum: Commuting
12-14-12, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,930,349
Posted By FreddyV

Is the color on the fenders slightly off or is it...

Is the color on the fenders slightly off or is it me?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-12, 12:10 AM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,212,712
Posted By FreddyV

That's a nice one to combine with a paintjob of...

That's a nice one to combine with a paintjob of the shift levers. Up is red, down is blue.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By FreddyV

I am aiming to ride it a few weeks before the...

I am aiming to ride it a few weeks before the actual 140km ride, but am not sure if I will be able to get there. My goal is to, at least, ride the rides up to the 100km rides, and see what I will do...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-12, 01:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By FreddyV

Thanks for the advice, noted. Changed my schedule...

Thanks for the advice, noted. Changed my schedule a bit so I won't be riding more than 75% of the final distance during the last 4 weeks of training.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By FreddyV

Just did 30km on the Tacx in an hour. It's a good...

Just did 30km on the Tacx in an hour. It's a good start, but damn I'm tired now.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-12, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,930,349
Posted By FreddyV

Very.

Very.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-12, 04:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By FreddyV

I decided to put the laptop in front of me and...

I decided to put the laptop in front of me and ride with audio plugs in. Lots of series and movies to watch to I'll be good.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-12, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By FreddyV

Just bought a Tacx trainer which I am picking up...

Just bought a Tacx trainer which I am picking up this Monday. Another less reason to procrastrinate :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-12, 01:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By FreddyV

And obviously, at the point I signed up, snow...

And obviously, at the point I signed up, snow started falling and the entire country got covered by a white carpet, several cm's thick. Training will be less easy like this but I will have to make...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By FreddyV

I just signed up for the ride, no turning back...

I just signed up for the ride, no turning back now :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-12, 11:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By FreddyV

That's correct, I'm not the lightest cyclist...

That's correct, I'm not the lightest cyclist around. At over 100kg's I carry quite a load, my co-worker is probably less than 70kg's. Though! A friend of mine, the one I did the 75km with, weighs...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By FreddyV

I'm constructing a training schedule based on the...

I'm constructing a training schedule based on the one cplager posted on his blog (thanks cplager!) and will fit that into my 'normal' weeks. I'm pretty excited to see where this will be going :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By FreddyV

Awesome quote, and just the motivation I needed I...

Awesome quote, and just the motivation I needed I guess :)

Have a look at this calendar, should be some interesting rides for you :)

http://www.wielersportinfo.nl/toertochten.htm
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By FreddyV

Anyone else feeling like sharing an opinion on...

Anyone else feeling like sharing an opinion on this? I'm pretty excited and would love to ride, though I'm still not entirely sure if it's possible physically.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-12, 05:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By FreddyV

I've done this particular ride in 2011 as well,...

I've done this particular ride in 2011 as well, though that was the 75km version. Speeds are pretty high at times, it's mostly cobblestones where speeds are decreasing very much.
With 16000...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-12, 04:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By FreddyV

145 Km ride on March 30, starting training now

So temperatures are dropping gradually and yesterday we had our first bit of snow which didn't last long on the rainy wet roads. Temperatures are still slightly above 0C so there's no chance of roads...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-12, 02:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,533
Posted By FreddyV

Here's mine about 4 years ago when I got her. ...

Here's mine about 4 years ago when I got her.
Changed a few things through time, new saddle (Ritchey Pro Biomax) and black bar tape. All black tires, lost the seatbag as well. I've done the "Ronde...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-12, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18,543
Views: 3,655,143
Posted By FreddyV

A set of Vredestein innertubes, and an SKS...

A set of Vredestein innertubes, and an SKS Airgun:

http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/sk/sks-airgun-with-co2-cartridge.jpg

Finally a CO2 pump for me :)
Forum: Commuting
06-19-12, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 92,937
Posted By FreddyV

My commute was alright. I've been out of...

My commute was alright. I've been out of commuting for one and a half years, but today was a nice day. Decided to ride the bike to work and it felt good.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-12, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By FreddyV

50km One way, with an active office day can be...

50km One way, with an active office day can be pretty exhausting.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-12, 03:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By FreddyV

It's been suggested, but they really aren't into...

It's been suggested, but they really aren't into providing bikes to people who will be leaving the company in either short or long term. As soon as I told them I was planning on leaving, they let me...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-12, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By FreddyV

Rerun of my life...

For the past one and a half year I have been working at one of our clients. The distance was a bit too far to ride the bike to work, so the company provided me with a car. I had a great time, though...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2,946
Views: 223,714
Posted By FreddyV

No it's not, which brakes are these and how much...

No it's not, which brakes are these and how much do they weigh? They look great!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By FreddyV

You sure did know how to motivate me, but today...

You sure did know how to motivate me, but today wasn't the best choice of days I could have made. I'm having a cold and pretty sore shoulders, neck and back, but decided to ride anyway. It was the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By FreddyV

Yeah, Machka has the habit of hitting the nail on...

Yeah, Machka has the habit of hitting the nail on the head. Never even thought of that.
It's a bit unfortunate that it's still getting dark pretty early at night, but that will change soon too.
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