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by Spyglass
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Conditions and course weren't so conducive on my last 25 and I have deeper wheels this time so I hoping, even expecting, to go under the hour. I've got one of those aero jackets to turn the rear wheel into a disc which I've not tried yet, might have to deploy that tomorrow for extra insurance! How ...
by Spyglass
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Conditions and course weren't so conducive on my last 25 and I have deeper wheels this time so I hoping, even expecting, to go under the hour. I've got one of those aero jackets to turn the rear wheel into a disc which I've not tried yet, might have to deploy that tomorrow for extra insurance! Good...
by Spyglass
Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

I have a 25 on Saturday morning on a fairly fast course & forecast is sunny, 20+ degrees (80+ to you Spyglass) and 5km/h wind. :) Seez - that sounds like fabulous riding conditions, here in Houston cyclists deal with what's known as the 3H - heat, humidity and headwind (the wind was blowing 16-18mp...
by Spyglass
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Decided to go out for a ride in the rain today (been bloody hot the last week, nice way to cool down) and managed to chip one of my front teeth in the weirdest way - chewing gum! Wet road, lots of grit flying up, think a tiny bit got stuck in my gum and I ended up chomping down. Tiny bit came off a...
by Spyglass
Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Sad news. I've entered the Legs of Steel in October, hitting the gold time will be a decent morning's challenge: https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fulontri.com%2Flegs-of-steel&ei=1_PSUf7rLrOy0AXtp4HoCA&usg=AFQjCNEk3Qv6MbmA6e...
by Spyglass
Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Sad news. I've entered the Legs of Steel in October, hitting the gold time will be a decent morning's challenge: https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fulontri.com%2Flegs-of-steel&ei=1_PSUf7rLrOy0AXtp4HoCA&usg=AFQjCNEk3Qv6MbmA6e...
by Spyglass
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

The one thing I advise against doing if you ride a Moulton is get out of the saddle. Honking up a hill would probably make you sea-sick... :lol: Anytime you do a sportive in the UK you will see one or two nutters on a moutlon/brompton. Usually pretty quick as well. The funniest bike thing I have se...
by Spyglass
Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Wish me luck lads I'm going to need it... Good luck indeed, are you carrying all your gear or do you have some kind soul running SAG for you? How many days do you estimate? I haven't ridden (or even sat on) a small wheel bike like that. What's the stability like at speed, with the small wheels and ...
by Spyglass
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

On this: http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/images/Moulton_AM202_testride_Small.jpg Wish me luck lads I'm going to need it... Good luck indeed, are you carrying all your gear or do you have some kind soul running SAG for you? How many days do you estimate? I haven't ridden (or even sat on) a small wh...
by Spyglass
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Got a cracking deal on a set of Zipp 404's so decided to treat myself for Fathers Day. I realize that they won't make me appreciably faster but I'll sure look good getting dropped.... They do look really, really nice. I rode with a fella who had a set, I'd be a slightly stronger climber but he was ...
by Spyglass
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Got a cracking deal on a set of Zipp 404's so decided to treat myself for Fathers Day. I realize that they won't make me appreciably faster but I'll sure look good getting dropped.... :thumbup: I bought some chinese jobs off ebay, pretty good quality and look good in matt carbon with no logo, but n...
by Spyglass
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Got a cracking deal on a set of Zipp 404's so decided to treat myself for Fathers Day. I realize that they won't make me appreciably faster but I'll sure look good getting dropped....
by Spyglass
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58352
Views: 7355033

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

meanwhile in Abuja.... http://davidmurodesign.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/hyena_man.png Ok. Spot the naiive Paddy who's never been on safari, but I had a mental image in my head of a hyena being quite a small, compact, if powerful creature. You see it in a picture like this one and you real...
by Spyglass
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

OK I've just joined too
by Spyglass
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Terryfinch - well done, getting up day after day to do 80-85 miles (in typical UK weather) is an great achievement :thumbup:

DOB - :lol: it sounds like you've attended a few traffic/road planning meetings in your time :D
by Spyglass
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

I'm doing the Wicklow 200 tomorrow. 200kms over cycling over and through the Dublin/Wicklow mountains. Official event time limit is 14 hrs. I'm aiming for 9 hours maximum. How did you get on MI? Yesterday was one of the toughest days I've ever experienced on a bike. Temperature was very warm by Iri...
by Spyglass
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Miguel Indurain wrote:I'm doing the Wicklow 200 tomorrow.
200kms over cycling over and through the Dublin/Wicklow mountains. Official event time limit is 14 hrs.
I'm aiming for 9 hours maximum.
How did you get on MI?
by Spyglass
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Any off road night riders here? I bought a mountain bike this summer mainly for the fresh air and fitness and I was riding 3-4 times a week over summer and loving it. Now it's winter and the days are shorter I can only get out at the weekends so I thought I would try night riding. First time out wa...
by Spyglass
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2013 UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 572
Views: 25895

Re: 2013 UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Doping scandals like CONI (Italy) and Puerto (Spain) would support your view. Public reaction in countries like France and Germany are far more unforgiving of doping and dopers. Subject to due process, life bans should be the order of the day for riders and management alike involved in doping. They...
by Spyglass
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

I recently got back from Durango, Colorado from the Iron Horse Classic weekend. Basically the whole town gets taken over by cyclists for the long Memorial weekend and the locals really embrace it. There are four main events over the three days with each being broken in to gender and race categories,...
by Spyglass
Tue May 14, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2013 UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 572
Views: 25895

Re: 2013 UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Janier Acevedo wins stage 2 to Palm Springs of the Tour of California, ahead of Tejay Van Garderen. Field absolutely demolished on the final 7km climb. Andy Schleck back with Philippe Gilbert down the field. Oddly enough, on a day with 100F+ temps, 3rd place (and 3rd overall) was a Mick, Philip Dei...
by Spyglass
Tue May 14, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

SRAM have hydraulic brakes for the road now. Discs and calipers. Should be pretty good. Unlike electric shifting, this I can see catching on. DOB - electronic shifting is here to stay and with more mass market adoption as it trickles down to the lower groups. It won't be long before the 105/Rival/A...
by Spyglass
Mon May 13, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

a Have my first sprint tri (22km cycle) in 2 weeks. Are tribars worth it, have been managing ok on the drops do far... I'm doing my first tri June 2nd - Helston - 400m swim, 22k cycle & 5.5k run. From my experience with tribars I would say yes but it depends on the course, if it's hilly I would say...
by Spyglass
Mon May 13, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Went out for the same ride as last week this morning. Managed to make it up both the hills that defeated me last time, so pretty chuffed about that. It's a mental thing as much as anything, it's amazing how long you can keep grinding away in the lowest gear if you're determined to get up it. Accord...
by Spyglass
Mon May 13, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

a Have my first sprint tri (22km cycle) in 2 weeks. Are tribars worth it, have been managing ok on the drops do far... I'm doing my first tri June 2nd - Helston - 400m swim, 22k cycle & 5.5k run. From my experience with tribars I would say yes but it depends on the course, if it's hilly I would say...
by Spyglass
Mon May 13, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Enjoyable write-up, Spyglass! Sounds like you were more than comfortable, presume you'll be hoping to move up the categories soon? :) Thanks Womack, yes I think I have the legs but I need to work on my race craft which was pretty poor. Immediate goal is to get out of Cat 5 as that's where all the i...
by Spyglass
Fri May 10, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Just got my racing license and did my first official road race at Coldspring Texas on Saturday, M35+ Cat 4/5. Three laps of a 16 mile course mostly flat/rollers with a 4 mile hilly section. Just to make it more painful the finish was a at the top of a short 700 yard hill, which made for a tough spri...
by Spyglass
Fri May 03, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6330
Views: 525958

Re: Your most recent purchase

Mr Mike wrote:The pool guy discouraged using the salt system, but I can remember the reason. We have gas heating, which apparently will raise the temperature a degree a minute but the kids can simply harden up.
That would be a hell of a heater, mine is 400,000 btu and is does around 1 degree F per hour!
by Spyglass
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Advice please; Looking at a turbo trainer. which is decent one to get in £100-£150 range and am i best to get a spare back wheel to use when on it? Whatever you get, get one that is compatible with http://www.trainerroad.com/tour . That for me has been the difference between using it twice in 5 yea...
by Spyglass
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Advice please; Looking at a turbo trainer. which is decent one to get in £100-£150 range and am i best to get a spare back wheel to use when on it? I would recommend a fluid type, they're generally quieter and have a very linear resistance. I have Kurt Kinetic Road Machine, it has a magnetic couple...
by Spyglass
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Skiing and Snowboarding Thread
Replies: 2722
Views: 231362

Re: Official Skiing and Snowboarding Thread

Spent the week in Steamboat Springs on business, managed to get a few hours free yesterday to snowmobile. Steamboat is a great place, nice atmosphere and very friendly locals, this was my first visit in winter, the previous visits have always been summer.
by Spyglass
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

A few of us from my cycling club entered a local ride this weekend called Peddling the Prairie; approx. 1,500 cyclists doing one of four distances 24/45/55/71 miles over rolling terrain to the Northwest of Houston. Temperature was nice in the high 60's and cloudy but there was a constant 15+ mph win...
by Spyglass
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Right folks bear with me. If you recall about 6 months ago I bought the cyclocross bike from the Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative. It cost £650 and is their own Revolution make. I'm happy with the bike generally, as I feel comfortable on it with my size but basically i'm not too happy with some of the...
by Spyglass
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58352
Views: 7355033

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

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I bigger version of my bath tub filler 8)
by Spyglass
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Womack wrote:Blimey, that looks a bit fancy.

You'd better have a read through the rules - riding a bike like that carries with it certain responsibilities and obligations...
The Rules :lol:
by Spyglass
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Okay, think I have decided on the FELT Z85. Nice spec (Shimano 105's, Mavic wheels) a comfortable ride and £925. http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/2013/Road/Z-Series/Z85.aspx http://www.feltbicycles.com/Resources/ProductPhotos/Bikes/Felt-Bicycles-Z85_BLK_USA_sm.png Now ordered this one from Bristol T...
by Spyglass
Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Yes. It's Endura's sizing that's the problem. First spill in a while yesterday; fast descent, round a wide-swinging left hander, a white Nissan pickup coming up the hill somehow manages to come way over my side leaving me with about 18 inches of Tarmac at 40 miles an hour. My correction takes me ri...
by Spyglass
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Winter jackets, talk to me. Donned my full gloves this morning for the first time, winter is here at last. I also f**ked the zip on my Decathlon flourescent body condom, meaning I am now without a winter cycling jacket, or at least one that can be zipped up. Recommendations? I survived last winter ...
by Spyglass
Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

Slick, I've read that a chain link is exactly one inch long, so a good wear check is to take a ruler and line up the zero end with one link and see if the 12" end lines up with the same spot on the link 12 links down. Obviously there'll be some stretch, but you can judge for yourself what is and is...
by Spyglass
Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3577
Views: 270605

Re: The official cycling thread

I would lean toward the better wheels and run with Tiagra. My bike came with a mix of 105 and Tiagra. The 105 fd was the first part to break. I replaced it with a Tiagra which lasted slightly longer. The main advantage I can see to new 105 is the internal routed gear cables. If you prefer the tidie...