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10-03-16, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,122
Posted By steve2k

B-Twin Rock Rider bikes from Decathlon

I'm seriously considering a B-Twin Rock Rider 560 from Decathalon. I've found a route to work that gets me off 6 miles of dangerous roads and onto a few miles of fire track and forest route. ...
07-21-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 32,398
Posted By steve2k

The tour would have been more fun if Froome had...

The tour would have been more fun if Froome had lost that time after the motorbike crash and was working to get it back.
07-21-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 32,398
Posted By steve2k

One for Froome today? do you think he'll switch...

One for Froome today? do you think he'll switch bikes like last time - road bike for up the hill, tt bike for down?
07-20-16, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,787
Posted By steve2k

I took my hybrid on a ride to Germany (I live in...

I took my hybrid on a ride to Germany (I live in the UK), my friend was on a mountain bike with road tyres. We did 4 days - 98 miles, 102 miles, 105 miles, 146 miles.

We were touring and spent...
07-14-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,818
Posted By steve2k

I first noticed him when he wheelied up Alpe...

I first noticed him when he wheelied up Alpe D'Huez in 2013 (well, not all the way up, but it was still cool)
07-12-16, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By steve2k

ITV4 for me too - I watch the nightly highlights...

ITV4 for me too - I watch the nightly highlights on the ITV hub which has ads every 15 mins, but it's usually one of two short ones.
07-11-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,913
Posted By steve2k

Chris Froome got piss thrown over him last year -...

Chris Froome got piss thrown over him last year - I think this year has been pretty tame so far
07-11-16, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,302
Posted By steve2k

It's the same in F1: Lewis Hamilton won the...

It's the same in F1:
Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix in 1:34:55.831
Second was +8.250s
Third was +16.911s


I thought it was always shown as the leaders time + however many seconds...
07-11-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By steve2k

My understanding: Attacking early is often...

My understanding:

Attacking early is often about something other than trying to win - especially on multi stage races. The tactics of the breakaway depend on who's there, from which teams, what...
07-08-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,563
Posted By steve2k

I like the official tour site: Race Centre...

I like the official tour site: Race Centre (http://racecenter.letour.fr/#/stageprofile)
07-08-16, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By steve2k

are you using cycling tops? They are usually cut...

are you using cycling tops? They are usually cut longer at the back.
07-07-16, 05:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,679
Posted By steve2k

Graeme Obree was a master at this - he and Chris...

Graeme Obree was a master at this - he and Chris Boardman exchanged the hour record during the 90s. Chris Boardman with the might of Lotus behind him, Graeme building his own bikes and coming up...
06-14-16, 03:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,424
Posted By steve2k

I know that physically I may not notice much, but...

I know that physically I may not notice much, but mentally I would notice and therefore hills would feel super easy compared to before. But I may not be the best judge because I'm always convinced...
06-14-16, 03:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,071
Posted By steve2k

Mine was a triple and I went from 48/38/28 to...

Mine was a triple and I went from 48/38/28 to 48/36/24 - took me about 30 minutes to make the change. I guess it's not the same with doubles.
06-13-16, 05:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,120
Posted By steve2k

7lbs, that's a great weight loss - well done. ...

7lbs, that's a great weight loss - well done.
We're about the same weight so I'm going to try and keep pace with you as you continue to lose - although 7lbs is quite a start you've had.

I walk or...
06-13-16, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By steve2k

A Hardrock equivalent seems to be the way most...

A Hardrock equivalent seems to be the way most people go who are starting out.

I recently picked up a 2nd hand beach cruiser and I absolutely love it. It's big and heavy, the wheels and tyres are...
06-13-16, 03:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,071
Posted By steve2k

Instead of switching out the rear cassette to a...

Instead of switching out the rear cassette to a larger one I switched the front chainset to a smaller one - it gave me the same effect without having to change any components.
I needed to lower the...
06-11-16, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By steve2k

I average about 90. I read I should be at 90-100...

I average about 90. I read I should be at 90-100 and went out and measured and found I'm naturally at 90. Compared to my friends I look like I'm going like the clappers but it feels comfortable to...
06-08-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,379
Posted By steve2k

The school's about 1/2 mile away in the wrong...

The school's about 1/2 mile away in the wrong direction.
06-08-16, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,379
Posted By steve2k

Agreed, I loved my motorbike and felt very safe,...

Agreed, I loved my motorbike and felt very safe, safer than in the car thanks to the better visibility. However after my accident my wife is very anxious whenever I mention getting a new one. I like...
06-08-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,379
Posted By steve2k

How much "assistance" do you get and when you...

How much "assistance" do you get and when you reach the limit of 15.5 mph what happens?

If I can get to 20mph on the flat (I usually pedal at about 14mph) and 15mph up the hills (I'm usually...
06-08-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,379
Posted By steve2k

Ah, I've just read that in the UK they're limited...

Ah, I've just read that in the UK they're limited to 15.5mph. I wonder if I can make one that's faster than that.
06-08-16, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,379
Posted By steve2k

Would an ebike get me 7 miles to work in 20 minutes?

I live about 7 hilly miles from work. It's about 5 miles of 50mph roads and 2.5miles of towns and traffic.

I cycle it in about 45 minutes but am sweaty and need a shower etc. So in total it...
06-06-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By steve2k

If you need friends, there are a few of us using...

If you need friends, there are a few of us using it - well, 4 including me.
06-03-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By steve2k

I'm not big on the chit chat but I do like to see...

I'm not big on the chit chat but I do like to see when people have been out on their bike or have had a good weight loss - I find it motivating, especially if they do similar activities. I also like...
06-03-16, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By steve2k

I feel honoured and slightly apprehensive at...

I feel honoured and slightly apprehensive at having to provide a good MFP friend experience.
06-03-16, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,160
Posted By steve2k

I've broken plenty of spokes before, and they're...

I've broken plenty of spokes before, and they're not that hard to replace. I'm often able to replace it without having to rebuild the wheel (but this is probably not the right method). I bought a...
06-03-16, 02:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,987
Posted By steve2k

Freudian slip? :) Mine won't stop dinging his...

Freudian slip? :)
Mine won't stop dinging his new bell - makes me want to curse all the time.

I'm aiming for 150 in June.
3/6 - 14.5
06-03-16, 02:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By steve2k

Thanks for the adds (or whatever the correct term...

Thanks for the adds (or whatever the correct term is). I'm trying to surround myself with people with similar aims and hobbies to help keep me motivated and make it a bit more relevant to me.
More...
06-03-16, 02:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,120
Posted By steve2k

Hi Dexter, It was good to read this thread of...

Hi Dexter, It was good to read this thread of your updates and set backs over the last year or so, glad to see you're back for more. Sorry to hear about your dog, we got our first family dog 18...
06-02-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By steve2k

Everything I've heard about professional fitters...

Everything I've heard about professional fitters make me think it's worth while doing, and certainly if I was having pain but wanted to continue riding I think I'd go there. It sounds like you went...
06-02-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By steve2k

Any myfitnesspal users out here?

I'm using myfitnesspal to track my meals/exercise are there any other users on here?

Feel free to add me as a friend if you're using it too. My username is sutibo
06-02-16, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By steve2k

been away a while, wanted to say hello again

A few years ago I used to be a regular on here, it was one of the things that kept me motivated when I was commuting to work and taking on cycling challenges. I commuted 12 miles a day, I watched...
07-01-13, 05:21 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,015
Posted By steve2k

I'm in 235 today, going to be 225 by the end of...

I'm in 235 today, going to be 225 by the end of the month.
Is someone tracking this in a table somehow?
06-12-13, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,887
Posted By steve2k

ok so at least it wasn't just me, everyone found...

ok so at least it wasn't just me, everyone found the shirts too small. So we had a bit of a switch around, with the "small" guys wearing "large", the "medium" guys wearing "XL" and the XL guys...
06-06-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,887
Posted By steve2k

Thanks - saved me from making a mistake.

Thanks - saved me from making a mistake.
06-06-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,887
Posted By steve2k

It starts on Saturday - it's 160 mile ride and a...

It starts on Saturday - it's 160 mile ride and a 7 mile walk up a mountain in 24 hours - probably not the time to be cutting carbs :)
06-06-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,251
Posted By steve2k

On one of my first rides my mountain bike picked...

On one of my first rides my mountain bike picked up a puncture, I took the rear wheel off and something went flying past my ear. Anyway after struggling a bit I manged to fix it and get the wheel...
06-06-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,887
Posted By steve2k

how to 'stretch' a cycling top?

I've been sent a cycling top for an upcoming charity ride. It's a bit snug though - I can wear it, it's just a bit tight.
Any recommendations on how to stretch it?

I've heard wash it in cold...
06-04-13, 04:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By steve2k

That's a good idea - they do something similar...

That's a good idea - they do something similar with big bookcases to stop kids pulling them on themselves.

My bike lives outside and even with a tarp on it is wrecked - the cables don't run...
06-03-13, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By steve2k

The plan is for a hearty breakfast, high carb...

The plan is for a hearty breakfast, high carb lunch and snack around 3pm, then:
6pm set off - snacking on energy gels, bananas, dried fruit, electrolyte drink etc.
1-2am - arrive at campsite eat...
06-03-13, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By steve2k

Good recovery food while camping?

I'm going to be cycling 85 miles, camping for a few hours, getting up early, climbing a mountain and then cycling 85 back.

So I'm looking for recommendations that would be good to eat on a...
05-29-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,736
Posted By steve2k

Agreed, I used the backs for cruising and when I...

Agreed, I used the backs for cruising and when I needed to be near the brakes, I used the sides when climbing and I used the fronts to get out of the wind - often swapping around different positions...
05-29-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,758
Posted By steve2k

This was my reading of this thread too. - I don't...

This was my reading of this thread too. - I don't know why I posted this, it doesn't add anything :)
05-28-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,736
Posted By steve2k

How about some butterfly bars if you don't like...

How about some butterfly bars if you don't like drops. I had some on my last bike, my current tourer has drop bars, and I'm pretty sure I'll be going back to them on the next bike - I miss them....
05-28-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,317
Posted By steve2k

You can certainly get pedals with more grip - my...

You can certainly get pedals with more grip - my mountain bike has metal ones with teeth that are very grippy but also very painful if you bash one into your shins.

Clips are the other obvious...
05-28-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 745,277
Posted By steve2k

You must be about 7ft tall, it doesn't look like...

You must be about 7ft tall, it doesn't look like you're carrying 337lbs. Good job on the weight loss!
05-20-13, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By steve2k

3 weeks to go before long ride - what training should I focus on?

In 3 weeks I'm cycling 160 miles (and doing a 5 hour walk) in 24 hours. On Sunday I did 85 in about 8 hours and felt ok but I really need to try and bring this down to nearer 7 hours.

So with 3...
05-17-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By steve2k

I find this a bit interesting because I would...

I find this a bit interesting because I would sometimes go without breakfast, skip lunch if I was busy and then eat normally at dinner time. It wasn't a planned regime, I was just a busy chap with...
05-17-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By steve2k

:)

:)
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