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Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By SurferCyclist

Modern road shoes long?

Hi all,
Thought I'd upgrade my old road shoes so I've tried a few pairs on in my size and they all seem to fit OK but they all seem long? Quite a space at the toes, is this common or just specific...
02-10-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,728
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yep I train with weights and always have done. I...

Yep I train with weights and always have done. I have a good set up in my garage with free weights and lat pull down, chin up bar etc. As surfing is my main sport I'll only do weights if not riding...
02-05-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,417
Posted By SurferCyclist

You don't live longer if you don't drink, it just...

You don't live longer if you don't drink, it just feels that way.
01-25-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,382
Posted By SurferCyclist

I'm more interested in how many older guys and...

I'm more interested in how many older guys and girls use a turbo rather than general population hence posting in over 50's forum.
01-24-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,382
Posted By SurferCyclist

Over 50's turbo use

Just wondering how many of the over 50's (I'm 62) use the old turbo trainer? I'm in UK which means at this time of year(and a lot of rest of time unfortunately) the weather is abysmal so it's either...
01-20-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,417
Posted By SurferCyclist

Pfft, I don't need to ride my bike to enjoy a few...

Pfft, I don't need to ride my bike to enjoy a few beers or glasses of vino collapso, I find I'm quite capable of imbibing whenever I feel like it. Might be post ride but then again might be post...
01-19-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By SurferCyclist

Both tyres will be 25mm and road slicks. This is...

Both tyres will be 25mm and road slicks. This is on a Canyon Endurace road bike. I'm not racing etc, just a keen recreational rider like probably 99% of road cyclists. My concern was having the...
01-18-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By SurferCyclist

Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
01-18-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By SurferCyclist

New back tyre

So, the rear tyre on my road bike has worn down so wear indicators getting hard to see so figure soon be time to change plus lots of little nicks in tyre so it's going to need changing soonish....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 18,056
Posted By SurferCyclist

I was referring to the many people who over the...

I was referring to the many people who over the years have complained that one of THE big problems is the battery "unexpectedly" runs out/goes flat because they didn't charge it and are left stuck in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 18,056
Posted By SurferCyclist

Di2 is superb, not tried other electronic...

Di2 is superb, not tried other electronic gearing. Is it essential? Nope. Is it great? Yes.
Once set up never needs adjusting, super easy shifting, same time every time. Integrated with head unit...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,550
Posted By SurferCyclist

If it's icy don't ride, simple. Way too dangerous...

If it's icy don't ride, simple. Way too dangerous and not worth risk.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,299
Posted By SurferCyclist

As for getting PBs' or KOMs well it's blindingly...

As for getting PBs' or KOMs well it's blindingly obvious it's what 99.9% of people do, wait for a howling tailwind and then go for it. We all know that the top guys can beat our times whatever so...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,299
Posted By SurferCyclist

Wind sucks but where I live you either put up...

Wind sucks but where I live you either put up with it or don't ride outside a lot of the time. The absolute key thing is ensure you go out into headwind so get tailwind home (if at all possible)....
10-08-20, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,181
Posted By SurferCyclist

Overshorts?

Hi all,
Although it certainly doesn't get the extreme sub zero temps here in UK that some of you get, as autumn is here and winter due I was wondering if any of you had any recommendations for road...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,356
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yep I have a Canyon Endurace CF 9.0 Di2. Got it...

Yep I have a Canyon Endurace CF 9.0 Di2. Got it in 2017 and it's been superb, best bang for buck at the time for sure. Only drawback was buying it sight unseen online but it all turned out good.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,268
Posted By SurferCyclist

There is when the rim tape extends into the spoke...

There is when the rim tape extends into the spoke holes and causes a pinch flat. This happened to me recently. Maybe I should have changed the rim tape before this occurred(been on wheels a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,603
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yep. I've just added my own email so I'll check...

Yep. I've just added my own email so I'll check next ride but yes my wife mentioned she'd not been receiving some and I also checked a few and they were only partial rides. As per usual Wahoo not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,603
Posted By SurferCyclist

Use with Elemnt Bolt and yes it's intermittent....

Use with Elemnt Bolt and yes it's intermittent. This is in UK if that makes any difference. I use with an android phone.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,895
Posted By SurferCyclist

Well all you can do is try a pair, might feel...

Well all you can do is try a pair, might feel strange rather than uncomfortable at first with the straps but soon forget about them and believe me MUCH more comfortable over a period of time.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,895
Posted By SurferCyclist

Much more comfortable, no waist band digging in...

Much more comfortable, no waist band digging in for hours on end. There may be a case of better fit as well, the straps keep shorts in place but primarily it's a comfort thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By SurferCyclist

I have DT Swiss wheels and hub with the 240 hub...

I have DT Swiss wheels and hub with the 240 hub and it is loud and I think designed to be. However the other day it seemed to be louder than usual so I just took it apart, cleaned it up the ratchets...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,197
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yeah well sorry but I'm also in the camp that the...

Yeah well sorry but I'm also in the camp that the Local Legend thing is just a bit of a crap Strava gimmick designed to take heat off them after all the negative comments from users after they...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,731
Posted By SurferCyclist

I've used Squirt for around 3 years, it must be...

I've used Squirt for around 3 years, it must be initially applied to a completely oil/grease free clean chain. I then reapply every 200 miles or so and just wipe chain with rag and apply a single...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,411
Posted By SurferCyclist

Canary Islands are good, a lot of pro go there to...

Canary Islands are good, a lot of pro go there to train and Lanzarote especially very popular place for cyclists and triathletes. Only time I got hassled by a driver was a tourist in a rental car. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,913
Posted By SurferCyclist

Often on downhill segments it seems you can get...

Often on downhill segments it seems you can get the KOM if you want to risk it. There are segments around here which I'm pretty sure I could get the KOM on if only I wanted to risk it. Narrow single...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,913
Posted By SurferCyclist

Well if you ride and get a KOM it counts,...

Well if you ride and get a KOM it counts, obviously. The point I was making was just how hung up some people are on getting KOMs, it seems to be the reason some ride. As I said whatever floats ya...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,901
Posted By SurferCyclist

All a matter of taste for sure but to me cream or...

All a matter of taste for sure but to me cream or tan side walls look awful and I'd pay extra not to have them if required.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,913
Posted By SurferCyclist

There's a couple of riders around here who do 3-4...

There's a couple of riders around here who do 3-4 mile "rides" just to get a KOM. You can see the start finish places of their rides so obviously went out purely for purpose of getting KOM. Whatever...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 13,178
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yep. This thread sums up internet forums.

Yep. This thread sums up internet forums.
07-13-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,537
Posted By SurferCyclist

It is an issue. I live in a quiet and beautiful...

It is an issue. I live in a quiet and beautiful area right by the sea with countryside and hills all around. Ideal cycling area in fact. However, if you cycle from home rather than driving you will...
07-09-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,047
Posted By SurferCyclist

I have a Canyon Endurace CF 9.0 Di2 which covers...

I have a Canyon Endurace CF 9.0 Di2 which covers all the bases. Light, weighs 7kg so good for climbing, cost me 2600 so around $3000? whatever exchange rate is now and is "Endurace" so relaxed...
07-05-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,888
Posted By SurferCyclist

I agree with what others say, it's the humidity...

I agree with what others say, it's the humidity as much as the heat that makes it so tough to exercise when it gets hot. Admittedly here in the(usually) cool UK high temps are rare. Last week did a...
07-04-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,516
Posted By SurferCyclist

Unless you are specificially training for an...

Unless you are specificially training for an event or a pro etc then junk miles don't exist. For 99.9% of cyclists, myself included bikes are ridden for fun or transport. Any ride is good and usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,552
Posted By SurferCyclist

Well I've used Strava the last 4 years or so and...

Well I've used Strava the last 4 years or so and recently signed up for the 2 month free trial as a Subscriber. Whether I'll continue to pay for it is another thing but fun to attack starred segments...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,320
Posted By SurferCyclist

This. However bear in mind the navigation on the...

This. However bear in mind the navigation on the Bolt is not brilliant. If you miss a turn it'll tell you but won't redirect back onto route. I rarely use it for navigational purposes, if I ride...
07-02-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,159
Posted By SurferCyclist

Make sure you're fuelled up BEFORE you leave, eat...

Make sure you're fuelled up BEFORE you leave, eat a good breakfast etc then ride. Every ride I take a bar of some kind but rarely need it. For rides of 50 miles or so, maybe eat a flapjack mid way...
06-29-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,698
Posted By SurferCyclist

I live in Pembrokeshire which is hilly (most...

I live in Pembrokeshire which is hilly (most rides every 10 miles = 1000ft) although couple years back had a trip to Somerset and did a few rides around there and man there's some hills there!
To...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,253
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yep, been using Squirt for about 3 years now and...

Yep, been using Squirt for about 3 years now and it's excellent stuff. Just make sure to completely degrease/clean chain before first application. No point in faffing around melting candles etc.
06-11-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,141
Posted By SurferCyclist

It's more of a case when going down a single...

It's more of a case when going down a single track road with a tractor coming towards me they often don't slow down or move over at all so many times I've had to take evasive action to avoid getting...
06-11-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,141
Posted By SurferCyclist

Around here it's tractors. Think they own the...

Around here it's tractors. Think they own the road.
06-05-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By SurferCyclist

Rinse off with hosepipe, wipe down with sponge....

Rinse off with hosepipe, wipe down with sponge. Dry off with old towel and wipe dry chain and reapply Squirt. Very occasionally I'll then apply some car wax to the frame to get it gleaming. I avoid...
06-05-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,241
Posted By SurferCyclist

Whenever I approach people walking on the back...

Whenever I approach people walking on the back roads around here I just shout "BIKE". Often lots of people walking in the nice weather we've had and often in middle of road(quiet back lanes). A...
06-04-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,137
Posted By SurferCyclist

Every cyclist needs to watch this.

An excellent video from Phil Gaimon and I agree entirely with it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDMdcC63Z0s
06-03-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By SurferCyclist

I always hang clothing bike or otherwise outside...

I always hang clothing bike or otherwise outside whenever possible. Dries better, fresher and as regards bike stuff always inside especially bib shorts. UV good to kill bacteria so anything that's...
06-03-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,170
Posted By SurferCyclist

Unfortunately it seems this is the way on...

Unfortunately it seems this is the way on internet forums. Lots of self declared experts and people looking to score points. This was reason I left Bike Radar forum (UK based forum). It got very...
06-03-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,280
Posted By SurferCyclist

I'd never drink and drive or ride, recipe for...

I'd never drink and drive or ride, recipe for disaster I reckon.
06-03-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By SurferCyclist

Hey canklecat, you make repeated references to...

Hey canklecat, you make repeated references to PEDS, just out of curiosity what are you thinking of and how would you obtain them? You mention money being the hurdle to getting them so are they legal...
06-02-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,280
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yep, same here. I enjoy a beer and a glass or two...

Yep, same here. I enjoy a beer and a glass or two of wine. I keep myself very fit and always have several days a week with no alcohol so I enjoy it all the more when I do.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 20,061
Views: 4,407,372
Posted By SurferCyclist

Whilst not strictly only for cycling I've got...

Whilst not strictly only for cycling I've got some Jlabs Air Icon earbuds. After a previous(now closed thread as it got a bit antsy) about wearing headphones I thought I'd try some for cycling and...
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