Cycling Thread 2.0

bikewankers
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#8185

yeah, it’s fine. just wants access to yr strava no?

also you can rescind permissions from strava after if you want


#8186

26 miles though, it’ll be higher in km


#8187

Ah. 33 in km


#8188

ha, just looked up my 2016 score. 50! so i’ve beaten it by one! i’ll take it…


#8189

mine was 53! all those 200km rides for bloody nothing!!!


#8190

A poor effort:


#8191

Nice one!!
I’d probably be taking 11 or 12 days to cycle that route. So, roughly 47 miles per day average.

Looks INCREDIBLE!!!

“It will take 2 hours to climb the Col du Tourmalet”…I’ll double that then add on a bit more!


#8192

I think you’re underestimating your climbing ability. It’ll be pretty heavy going fully laden but you were Quite Good At Hills when we did the Five Ferries iirc…


#8193

Took me more than 2hrs actual time when I climbed it, but that included about 45 mins of stoppages


#8194

Aye, but the five ferries were like bumps in the road compared to these monsters.
Plus, I had a 860 mile warm up the week before the 5 ferries! :wink:

Thanks for your confidence though!


#8195

What the heck is an Eddington Ride?


#8196

X rides of X km or longer


#8197

I dunno. Like Rich said, just find your rhythm and go for it. Weren’t you stuck in the big ring the whole time too? Honestly, it’ll be tough, but well within your capabilities.


#8198

it’s a metric that shows the number of rides you have done of that length. so for 33 you have done at least 33 rides of 33km or more.

it gets exponentially harder to increase it.


#8199

don’t think I wanna go to Chad tbh racist


#8200

Ok it’s gonna be at least 6 weeks before i can afford my winter bike by which time proper winter will be nearly over. Running is balls.

so… what mudguards can I get for my current bike that will fit and do a job?


#8201

sks raceblade pro XL


#8202

got some for my birthday in october and have been on since. do a good job keeping the worst off yourself and others behind you. no more wet bum! also quite light and easy to fit, i’ve not had problems with mine at all (apart from a very slight toe overlap) and don’t notice them while they’re on, though i’ve had a slight problem fitting mike’s over his rear wheel.

oh i also got a nice RAW mudflap for christmas which should extend their coverage even more!


#8203

Mr bean.jpg


#8204

you’re a raw mudflap pal