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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:36 pm

mcteeth wrote:
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mcteeth wrote:Interesting route, only driven it, but complete agree on Wrynose to Hardknott being much worse than the other way round. Doing it on a bike I think you'd enjoy the challenge of both those passes, the one I'd dread would be Kirkstone, from either way it would feel like a never ending slog!
I'm not so sure; having done some category 2s (route below and actually I have the downhill at the end on youtube if anyone wants to see) in France in September, I don't mind steady long climbs; what hurts more is things that ramp up sharp. Did the other route below a month or so ago, and that was pretty evil in places, the stretch out of Barley to Newchurch was particularly evil!

http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com/Course. ... rse=454765
http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com/Course. ... rse=470977
I think it is the fixed gear in me talking, short sharp climbs when fixed are simply a battle to be won, get up some speed then go crazy trying to get up the thing.

Long climbs fixed are dreadful :cry:
Solution: gears.

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Re: Cycling

Post by wrinkleyninja » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:12 pm

ok.. so I think i'm always going to be a complete novice . I can't go out all the time as i'm a single mother but trying to increse the amount of miles/time each time I go out. I managed 5.2 miles tonight in 22 minutes which is great for me. I did 4.3 last night and try to go out at least 4 times a week. sometimes it's a struggle and sometimes I can do more. I gain a lot mentally from even the shortest of rides. Not really sure where this post was going but wanted to share anyway!

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Re: Cycling

Post by theadore » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:04 am

No shame in that - you get out 4 times a week more than I have recently. Guy I work with who wears the full italian lycra get up crawled into work today in a mess because he forgot that when your wheel has dipped intot the tram tracks you don't turn it.

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Re: Cycling

Post by Rover the Moon » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:15 am

Sounds painful. Is he OK?

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:09 am

theadore wrote:full italian lycra get up
*Shudder*

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Re: Cycling

Post by theadore » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:23 am

2014 tour - stage finish in Sheffield

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Re: Cycling

Post by theadore » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:27 am

yup... he done it. time for bed.

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Re: Cycling

Post by Rover the Top » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:26 am

Only heard a couple of snippets from the interview, but I can't be doing with the pretense that no one can understand why he cheated and then kept denying that he did. SSN showed Oprah asking how could he sue people when they were telling the truth about him. And the radio played clips of his previous denials before the section of the interview where he admits doping, as though it's shocking that someone would cheat and then lie about it... the dishonesty is essential to gain from breaking the rules, there'd be no point in taking banned substances to win a race and then telling everyone that you did...

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Re: Cycling

Post by theadore » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:31 am

From what he was saying though he didn't see it as cheating at the time. "It was like putting air in you tyres or water in your bottles". Comming clean - especially when everyone else was would have been the sensible thing to do - but I guess he stood to lose the most.

Pretty sure I fell asleep - but it was a pretty dull interview so far. He wasn't biting when pressed for details on others wrong-doing which was what I was interested in... he also was pretty sketchy on the finer details prefering to instead just confirm what everyone (now) knows and concentrate on his feelings.

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Re: Cycling

Post by Savory » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:43 am

cant wait for the film :P

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:38 am

Hardly surprising, is it?

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Re: Cycling

Post by Savory » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:39 am

i dont know, is it?

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