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Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-11, 02:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 916
Posted By Orca

Hit my next target of 30 miles on Sunday so I'm...

Hit my next target of 30 miles on Sunday so I'm pretty happy with that! My sunglasses kept fogging up in the cold though so I actually had to stop at one point just to clean them (lol).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-11, 08:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,299
Posted By Orca

Had the same two choices last night - head out...

Had the same two choices last night - head out into the dark with lights or plonk the bike onto the trainer. I chose the former... and rather enjoyed it :) May do the same again tomorrow evening if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 935
Posted By Orca

Since getting a Garmin 500... every ride :)

Since getting a Garmin 500... every ride :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-11, 02:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By Orca

I've nearly had a fall similar to the OP. Luckily...

I've nearly had a fall similar to the OP. Luckily I was able to clip out of my other foot quick enough to keep myself up, all because I was hoping to catch the light change. Good to hear you're OK...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-11, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Orca

I use SPDs on my road bike too, and have it at...

I use SPDs on my road bike too, and have it at not too far from the lowest tension setting, making it really easy to clip in/out but not so much to clip in/out unintentionally :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-11, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 559,515
Posted By Orca

Agree with this absolutely!

Agree with this absolutely!
10-06-11, 03:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By Orca

Went from a Hybrid to a Road bike myself, didn't...

Went from a Hybrid to a Road bike myself, didn't take long for me to get hooked :) Take a test ride on one at your LBS and see how you feel too!
10-05-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By Orca

That's an awesome amount of weight to lose, gratz!

That's an awesome amount of weight to lose, gratz!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-11, 02:25 AM
Replies: 18,755
Views: 3,739,800
Posted By Orca

That's quite a haul you've got there! Enjoy :D

That's quite a haul you've got there! Enjoy :D
10-05-11, 02:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,537
Posted By Orca

Or get one of these :p ...

Or get one of these :p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbQu_IVUURA

Seriously though, that lock combo seems a bit weak, perhaps check out the U locks by Kryptonite and a cable to lock your bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-11, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Orca

Nice video! Looks like a real pleasant route :)

Nice video! Looks like a real pleasant route :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-11, 01:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,216
Posted By Orca

Started last night on the Turbo Trainer already....

Started last night on the Turbo Trainer already. Will be on it a few times each week with a long ride on Sunday mornings.
10-04-11, 04:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 894
Posted By Orca

Neither... but I'm quite a paranoid person...

Neither... but I'm quite a paranoid person anyways and try to keep my guard up for both, more so for Cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-11, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18,755
Views: 3,739,800
Posted By Orca

Picked up an Elite Crono Fluid ElastoGel Trainer...

Picked up an Elite Crono Fluid ElastoGel Trainer for my move to indoor training during the week for the Winter. For the cheap price, it's not too shabby!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-11, 03:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,818
Posted By Orca

Around 30 mph. I think the most I will go is...

Around 30 mph. I think the most I will go is around 40 mph though but we'll see....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-11, 03:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 810
Posted By Orca

It's been a bit of a hot spell in the UK at the...

It's been a bit of a hot spell in the UK at the moment, with temps getting up to 30 (in September/October!) Needless to say I was quite looking forward to my Sunday ride and got a good 26 mi in the...
09-30-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,506
Posted By Orca

Hilarious post!

Hilarious post!
09-30-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Orca

This thread is useless without pictures! :p Gratz...

This thread is useless without pictures! :p Gratz and enjoy it!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By Orca

It's a great piece of kit, even better with the...

It's a great piece of kit, even better with the heart rate and cadence combo! Used to use a Cateye and my phone prior to upgrading to the 500 :)
09-29-11, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By Orca

Next time, just smile and wave back :)

Next time, just smile and wave back :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-11, 03:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 619
Posted By Orca

Never ridden at Midnight before but wouldn't mind...

Never ridden at Midnight before but wouldn't mind giving it a go if I can, with the appropriate lighting of course.

With days getting shorter and shorter, I'm not surprised if my early rides start...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-11, 02:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,153
Posted By Orca

I was using a Cateye Wireless Computer but have...

I was using a Cateye Wireless Computer but have recently upgraded to a... yes you've guessed it - a Garmin Edge 500. With the heart rate and cadence sensor, it's nothing short of brilliant really :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-11, 02:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,731
Posted By Orca

When I started cycling I told myself I wouldn't...

When I started cycling I told myself I wouldn't be getting any cycle clothing... lo and behold 6 weeks later I end up buying a jersery and bib tights :p However I don't use them all the time, just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-11, 05:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,367
Posted By Orca

Enjoy the new bike OP and welcome to the club!...

Enjoy the new bike OP and welcome to the club! Stay safe and have fun out there :)
09-27-11, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By Orca

I think the most I would do is give the...

I think the most I would do is give the occasional nod to a fellow cyclist going the other way but aside from that no, not really.
09-24-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Orca

Thanks for the tips guys, I will work hard...

Thanks for the tips guys, I will work hard towards it :)



Hmm true but for my rides during the week I'm not a fan of riding in the dark, even with lights and high vis. And gym memberships in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18,755
Views: 3,739,800
Posted By Orca

Ordered another pair of bib tights, a jersey, and...

Ordered another pair of bib tights, a jersey, and a Garmin Edge 500 with heart rate & cadence sensor!
09-23-11, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Orca

A Century by Spring 2012 - Realistic?

So I've only been cycling for a little over a month now as a means of getting my fitness level up. Needless to say I'm hooked, and I definitely want to shoot for a Century as one of my goals.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-11, 02:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,723
Posted By Orca

Same here, on weekdays I have a short ride after...

Same here, on weekdays I have a short ride after work and before I set off the sun has already set :( It's only going to get darker from now onwards...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Orca

Bah! Reading this thread isn't helping me stay...

Bah! Reading this thread isn't helping me stay away from nabbing an Edge 500 for myself. If only I hadn't recently purchased a Cateye computer :( Payday soon though.... argh tempted >.<
09-21-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 341,772
Posted By Orca

London guy right here :)

London guy right here :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,229
Posted By Orca

Yep... that's definitely happened to me in the...

Yep... that's definitely happened to me in the past.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-11, 02:37 AM
Replies: 18,755
Views: 3,739,800
Posted By Orca

Ordered my first jersey and bib tights last...

Ordered my first jersey and bib tights last night... here's to hoping I'll look OK in them lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-11, 02:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By Orca

When I used to ride my hybrid around I would drop...

When I used to ride my hybrid around I would drop my chain every now and then. I just thought it was one of those things that just happens, pick the chain back onto the front cog and then keep on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-11, 02:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,815
Posted By Orca

As a newbie to road cycling with my Secteur being...

As a newbie to road cycling with my Secteur being my first proper road bike, I'm very happy with it :) Faster than my hybrid could ever be so it's a lot a fun!

Yeah I'll admit, I've been looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-11, 02:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,658
Posted By Orca

A spare tube, 2 tyre levers, patch kit and a...

A spare tube, 2 tyre levers, patch kit and a multi tool. I'm thinking of getting a bigger saddle bag though so it isn't as much of a squeeze, and perhaps stick my phone in there as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,285
Posted By Orca

I have two... a 2009 Giant CRS 4.0 (hybrid) which...

I have two... a 2009 Giant CRS 4.0 (hybrid) which I use to ride down to the station and a 2011 Specialized Secteur which I bought last month :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Orca

Thanks guys! Advice noted, will HTFU within...

Thanks guys! Advice noted, will HTFU within reason :) Average speed according to my computer was around 14mph and I was back where I started in just over 1.5 hours so that sounds about right. Getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Orca

First distance goal... done!

Hi guys!!

After being disappointed with not being able to ride last weekend because of the weather (hooray for British weather :rolleyes:) I set my sights on this Sunday morning for attempting my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,525
Posted By Orca

2 pages of posts and not a single pic of the new...

2 pages of posts and not a single pic of the new bike yet? :p Gratz on the purchase and enjoy it loads! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By Orca

I was in a similar situation to yourself...

I was in a similar situation to yourself cheap_skate and ended up getting the Specialized Sport MTB Shoes with a pair of Shimano M520 pedals. Be sure to get down to a store and see if they fit you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18,755
Views: 3,739,800
Posted By Orca

I picked up a pair of these: ...

I picked up a pair of these:

http://www.evanscycles.com/product_image/image/446/a42/8da/53588/product_page/specialized-sport-mountain-shoe.jpg

And a pair of these to go with it:
...
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