Cycling Thread 2.0

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#4684

Long shot but is anyone watching the national crit championships in Sheffield on Weds. @TontonZolaMoukoko is unavailable, no one else is getting back to me and I want to watch the bikes and do some pints


#4685

THE UGLY

Col de Vars - oooof! I have a new found respect for this now, had sort of ignored it in the build up as a little cat 1 but woooooah it’s tough. Well played Mr mountain.

Col d’Izoard - my word - this took some casualties with it, people walking to the top from 14km out :tired_face:
last 2km were absolutely savage - i have no idea how the pros will race up that (yes drugs but still)

People collapsing left right and centre from col Vars onwards, at the last water stop I have never seen so many people dressed in lycra throwing up, was like a scene from a niche zombie movie :sweat_smile:

Lots of brits caught out by the heat.

I sprinted for the finish line but timed it wrong, chucked it in big ring and went for it with about 50metres to go but should have left it until 5 metres to go :grin:


#4686

I’ll be there with work. Want a VIP pass?


#4687

anyone off to the Red Hook Crit on Saturday in Greenwich? Went last year, was quite a fun afternoon / evening out, but full of fixie hispters, as you’d expect.


#4688

Wow yeah. Slide up in my dms?


#4689

Guys I went swimming today for a bit of a change and to try something different.

Don’t bother, won’t be doing that again. swimming is saaaaaaaad!!


#4690

Why is this in the cycling thread???

(This is now the Swimming thread)


#4691

I combine both.


#4692

Hired a Boris Bike for a bit yesterday for the first time in years. FUCK ME they are shit. I mean I know they’re fine for occasional use, but jfc they’re so frigging heavy and I felt so vulnerable in traffic. Also the highest gear was too low. ANYWAY.

In other news I am trying to locate a front basket / crate for the rack on my Plug.

Like this:


#4693

bungee cord a shopping basket to the rack…?


#4694

I need to find one first!


#4695

just tan one out of tesco


#4696

Look, I know I stole that glass for you, but this is another level I am not quite ready for.


#4697

get @plasticmike to do it


#4698

wiggle haul for today:

new spoke key
master link pliers
head band
2nd chain whip
some high5 tablets


#4699

haribo…?


#4700

:white_check_mark:


#4701

Yeah, reckon @plasticmike is up for a spot of shoplifting


#4702

A dockless system has launched in Manchester. It could be good but the bikes are only made for people under six foot that want to go 12km/h or slower. Also, there are plenty of reports of people just storing them in their back gardens/houses but hopefully that’ll die down once those people get fined, that’s if they haven’t trashed the lock to get it in the first place.


#4703

Hasn’t that system already been shut down?