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The Road Cycling Thread

Post by Annoyed Grunt » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:27 pm

I realise this is probably only going to be posted in by me, but feck it.

Anyway, I've entered this....http://www.epicevents.co.uk/cycle-sport ... -2014.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Going to enter this http://www.greatcycle.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; as well....

Hitting the turbo trainer at the moment, need to get a bit of fitness back after the Christmas period before hitting the roads again..

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Post by Bijou Bob » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:47 pm

Bloody red light Dodgers......
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Post by Burnden Paddock » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:33 pm

'.... follow the rules of the road.' That sounds like it could turn into carnage to me tbf. :shock:

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Post by Harry Genshaw » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:12 pm

Annoyed Grunt wrote:I realise this is probably only going to be posted in by me, but feck it.

Anyway, I've entered this....http://www.epicevents.co.uk/cycle-sport ... -2014.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Going to enter this http://www.greatcycle.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; as well....

Hitting the turbo trainer at the moment, need to get a bit of fitness back after the Christmas period before hitting the roads again..
Loving the It'll be reet & ecky thump options! :lol:

I need to get myself on something like this. I've never really taken to cycling, despite a few attempts. I need to though. We're going on a cycling holiday to Vietnam in September :?
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:05 pm

Henrik Pedersen's fallen off of his bike. Looks nasty, but he says that it looks worse than it is. Stood up on the pedals when his chain snapped, apparently.

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Post by Annoyed Grunt » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:26 pm

Thankfully, not fallen off a bike for about 25 years....BMX racing.....

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Post by Burnden Paddock » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:29 pm

Looks like the message on his t-shirt may well have been appropriate!

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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:13 pm

Road cycling. Dangerous.
Off road cycling. Fun.
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Post by General Mannerheim » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:25 pm

I see merits in road cycling during the winter to keep your fitness up for summer mountain biking adventures, or commuting. but apart from that i dont see the point in it as a full time pursuit. why ride along roads when theres rocky, muddy, rooty, jumpy, swoopy trails to explore in the hills and forests? one of the main reasons i love mountain biking is the escapism and getting to places where cars cant get.
I appreciate the speeds achieved and milage covered on road bikes is a big buzz, which is why many people do both! but if i had both to choose from but only managed one ride a week like i do atm, id always choose mtb.

you also look a proper tallywacker in lycra!

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Post by Gary the Enfield » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:40 pm

I cycle as little as possible on the roads.

A couple of weeks before a triathlon race I'll go out and do a couple of 'Brick' sessions (bike then run to replicate transition during a race) but that's about it.

However next year I am looking to do the Ironman which means having to put some serious time in on the bike. So I may be looking to up my mileage once the weather improves. Gulp

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Post by Annoyed Grunt » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:00 pm

General Mannerheim wrote:I see merits in road cycling during the winter to keep your fitness up for summer mountain biking adventures, or commuting. but apart from that i dont see the point in it as a full time pursuit. why ride along roads when theres rocky, muddy, rooty, jumpy, swoopy trails to explore in the hills and forests? one of the main reasons i love mountain biking is the escapism and getting to places where cars cant get.
I appreciate the speeds achieved and milage covered on road bikes is a big buzz, which is why many people do both! but if i had both to choose from but only managed one ride a week like i do atm, id always choose mtb.

you also look a proper tallywacker in lycra!
Can see where you're coming from...I just want to see if I can push myself to complete longer distances...

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Post by Gooner Girl » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:18 pm

Annoyed Grunt wrote:Thankfully, not fallen off a bike for about 25 years....
Has Mrs AG STILL not let you take your stabilisers off? :conf:

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Post by Annoyed Grunt » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:07 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Annoyed Grunt wrote:Thankfully, not fallen off a bike for about 25 years....
Has Mrs AG STILL not let you take your stabilisers off? :conf:
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Post by jimbo » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:07 pm

Annoyed Grunt wrote:I realise this is probably only going to be posted in by me, but feck it.

Anyway, I've entered this....http://www.epicevents.co.uk/cycle-sport ... -2014.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Going to enter this http://www.greatcycle.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; as well....

Hitting the turbo trainer at the moment, need to get a bit of fitness back after the Christmas period before hitting the roads again..
Would be up for some sportives if you fancied. Trying to line my calendar up for the year. Got a new bike just before Christmas and can't wait to get out on it properly.

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Post by Andy Waller » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:16 pm

jimbo wrote:
Annoyed Grunt wrote:I realise this is probably only going to be posted in by me, but feck it.

Anyway, I've entered this....http://www.epicevents.co.uk/cycle-sport ... -2014.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Going to enter this http://www.greatcycle.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; as well....

Hitting the turbo trainer at the moment, need to get a bit of fitness back after the Christmas period before hitting the roads again..
Would be up for some sportives if you fancied. Trying to line my calendar up for the year. Got a new bike just before Christmas and can't wait to get out on it properly.

Isn't the long route going up "The Rake"??

Oooh, what bike yer got??
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Post by Annoyed Grunt » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:19 pm

Andy Waller wrote:
jimbo wrote:
Annoyed Grunt wrote:I realise this is probably only going to be posted in by me, but feck it.

Anyway, I've entered this....http://www.epicevents.co.uk/cycle-sport ... -2014.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Going to enter this http://www.greatcycle.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; as well....

Hitting the turbo trainer at the moment, need to get a bit of fitness back after the Christmas period before hitting the roads again..
Would be up for some sportives if you fancied. Trying to line my calendar up for the year. Got a new bike just before Christmas and can't wait to get out on it properly.

Isn't the long route going up "The Rake"??

Oooh, what bike yer got??
Yes, it does.

In the process of getting a road bike....

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Post by Annoyed Grunt » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:19 pm

jimbo wrote:
Annoyed Grunt wrote:I realise this is probably only going to be posted in by me, but feck it.

Anyway, I've entered this....http://www.epicevents.co.uk/cycle-sport ... -2014.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Going to enter this http://www.greatcycle.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; as well....

Hitting the turbo trainer at the moment, need to get a bit of fitness back after the Christmas period before hitting the roads again..
Would be up for some sportives if you fancied. Trying to line my calendar up for the year. Got a new bike just before Christmas and can't wait to get out on it properly.
Yeah, would be good....

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Post by Andy Waller » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:28 pm

Annoyed Grunt wrote:
jimbo wrote:
Annoyed Grunt wrote:I realise this is probably only going to be posted in by me, but feck it.

Anyway, I've entered this....http://www.epicevents.co.uk/cycle-sport ... -2014.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Going to enter this http://www.greatcycle.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; as well....

Hitting the turbo trainer at the moment, need to get a bit of fitness back after the Christmas period before hitting the roads again..
Would be up for some sportives if you fancied. Trying to line my calendar up for the year. Got a new bike just before Christmas and can't wait to get out on it properly.
Yeah, would be good....

I'd be up for the 30 miler, i did a few sportives last year on my own and the 60+ milers just got a bit boring!
What a hero, What a man...... Ooooh, what a bad foul...

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Post by Annoyed Grunt » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:41 pm

Andy Waller wrote:
Annoyed Grunt wrote:
jimbo wrote:
Annoyed Grunt wrote:I realise this is probably only going to be posted in by me, but feck it.

Anyway, I've entered this....http://www.epicevents.co.uk/cycle-sport ... -2014.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Going to enter this http://www.greatcycle.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; as well....

Hitting the turbo trainer at the moment, need to get a bit of fitness back after the Christmas period before hitting the roads again..
Would be up for some sportives if you fancied. Trying to line my calendar up for the year. Got a new bike just before Christmas and can't wait to get out on it properly.
Yeah, would be good....

I'd be up for the 30 miler, i did a few sportives last year on my own and the 60+ milers just got a bit boring!
You up for the Bolton Bash then?

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Re: The Road Cycling Thread

Post by Il Pirate » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:21 pm

would like to post more on this thread & probably will over time; but for now, get yerselves signed up for the West Pennine RC 'North West Passage' Audax. Hopefully you still have time. Always a lovely little intro into the season. And for all this sportive bollox, if you want to race, don't feckin' pretend & get fleeced £60 for the privelige of riding your bike on roads you could ride for free, get a licence and race. But learn to ride in a peleton (bunch) first. There is much to learn......................

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