Cycling Thread 2.0

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#3564

It’s a much nicer drive from South Manchester/Cheshire to Sheffield than Snakes Pass, so always has quite a bit of traffic.


#3565

on the subject, are you joining us next weekend?


#3566

Hopefully! It depends if my knee is destroyed come this Sunday. How early a start do you reckon it’ll be on Saturday?


#3567

There’s a very good looking tap takeover at the Shakespeare on Friday night, so I’m guessing it won’t be crack of dawn.


#3568

14 kudos given?
harsh


#3569

He does only have 21 followers. But yeah, I’d want to be in the millions of I did a 150+ mile mountainous ride


#3570

how you feeling about your audax @japes? how many info controls are there? remember to take a pen to write the answers down!!!


#3571

alright. was weighing up whether to replace my chain beforehand but that will probably lead to disaster, eh. will probs just give the bike a clean and a wee tweak tonight, nothing major.

think there’s three controls? and a lunch stop. I should probably look up what i need to do at each one. not really got a clue how this audaxing thing works tbh

you looking forward to yours? take it @plasticmike is doing it too?


#3572

yeah, there’s a few of the penge lot, one who did it last year. weirdly the organiser hasn’t sent an email with an updated gpx or anything which isn’t great :confused:

you have “controls” at audaxes: info controls (where you have to answer a question); and full controls- these either have a person stamping your brevet (like the iow randonnee), or, if there’s no one there, you will have to get proof of passage another way, like getting a receipt from a shop. the bit on controls here explains it: http://www.aukweb.net/events/riding/

it’s a bit bonkers but quite fun, i found.


#3573

most people seem to just memorise the answers as they pass the controls - and write them down at the next tea stop

This led to me missing my 1st ever one, as I expected to come across a crowd of stopped audaxers getting their pens out

About 30% of the questions seem to be vague/ confusing/ answers have changed since they set the questions.


#3574

WHAT IS THE PUB CALLED ON THE LEFT AS YOU PASS THE VILLAGE OF SHITVILLE?

I’m going to put some markers on the GPX and then hope that my Bolt will tell me when I get to them.


#3575

going to take my boy and his mate mountain biking tomorrow - only problem is when I’ve been riding to work this week any vibrations through the bars really hurt my bad arm from my crash on tuesday. Could be a painful ride

Also excitingly my boy is ready to move to a 16" frame - I’ve found him a cotic soul frame. We are going to get the tools out and switch all the bits over. Fun times


#3576

other irk is that the questions usually are something like “what’s the name of the pub at 78K” - and then you pass a pub at like 76K and you are like “is that it, is there another one coming???”


#3577

Have we all seem the Trocadero fixie?? Steers via the back wheel and not the bars or forks. Mental


#3578

THEY’RE NOT FIXED!!!

Consider me irked


#3579

Probably would be a death trap if they were fixed tbh


#3580

remember seeing these before. would love a go on one.

makes me think of reverse steering bikes. you ever tried one? your brain can’t cope


#3581

That’s amazing!


#3582

They used to have those in Thorpe Park when it was still shit 25 odd years ago

So weird


#3583

Did the Iseran. 7/10 slightly underwhelming but still fun. Last 2 kms at the top were brutal.