The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:06 am

Glad Mr Capsey is working out for you Mr. Bass.

I thought it was time to get my legs moving again so went out for a spin from work yesterday lunchtime;

Departed: Aug 23, '18, 12:12PM
Starts in: Taunton Deane, England, GB
Distance: 22.3 mi
Elevation: +1017/-1025ft
Max Grade: 6.6 %
VAM: 441 Vm/h
Total Duration: 01:16:09
Moving Time: 01:15:43
Calories: 879
Avg. Watts: 194
Max Speed: 34.1 mph
Avg. Speed: 17.7 mph
Moving Pace: 00:03:23
Max Heartrate: 144 bpm
Min Heartrate: 68 bpm
Avg. Heartrate: 117.4 bpm

This training malarky seems to work as I set PBs on about half a dozen of the segments.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:23 pm

Some more pictures. First a couple of me on the front pulling the group along (I did a lot of that);

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Everyone at the pub for lunch;

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The end of the road; team photo outside my place of work at about 9pm;

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And finally, I bet Mr. Bass doesn't have too many encounters like this on his London laps;

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:02 am

Ha! No lovely big Moo Cows but the occasional big city fat cat :D
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Mike H » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:06 pm

Ray P wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Some more pictures. First a couple of me on the front pulling the group along (I did a lot of that);
Or in other words, acting as a wind shield that the others can hide behind :D
 
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:21 am

Mike H wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:06 pm
Or in other words, acting as a wind shield that the others can hide behind :D
Indeed Mike, though to be fair to the others, I was one of the stronger riders in the group and I do most of my riding alone so I'm used to shifting air. I had the satnav too.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Wieslaw Lipowski » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:00 am

I found some tips and advice for amatour cyclists in the Weekly. I think you all know these things, though.

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/late ... ing-199108

Greetings, WL

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:04 pm

This year's Tour of Britain (with Messrs Froome and Thomas) is visiting the West Country next week; I'm planning to ride, with a few others, down to Cranbrook, near Exeter, next Monday for the start of the stage and then take a direct route to Willand, (while they take the long way around, about three times as long) to watch them race by there. I'll do something around 80miles to see less than a minutes action! Coffee and cake on the agenda after Willand though so it'll be worth it.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:58 pm

Wieslaw Lipowski wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:00 am
I found some tips and advice for amatour cyclists in the Weekly. I think you all know these things, though.

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/late ... ing-199108

Greetings, WL
Hahahaha! Some excellent tips there WL, I like eating! :)
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Stew my foot and call me Brenda".

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by SimonC » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:19 pm

Dave the bass wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:58 pm
Wieslaw Lipowski wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:00 am
I found some tips and advice for amatour cyclists in the Weekly. I think you all know these things, though.

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/late ... ing-199108

Greetings, WL
Hahahaha! Some excellent tips there WL, I like eating! :)
I know I've posted this before, but it seems like a good time for a reminder...

http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

Rules 12 and 47 look to be written with us in mind (plus a special mention of #29 for DTB...!) :wink:

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:04 pm

Beat me to it Simon.

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:19 pm

"Bum bag.....BUM BAG....!" You brutes! :shock:

Its a Brooks tool bag, ergo its pricey/practical/'cool' and jolly handy its been too :)

As for Beer and Coffee and food, well, y'know. Like,plus wun,thumbs up etc etc etc!
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:33 pm

Dave the bass wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:19 pm
Its a Brooks tool bag, ergo its pricey/practical/'cool' and jolly handy its been too :)
See rule #31

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Dave the bass » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:10 pm

Roolz iz fer foolz, rah rah rah!
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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by RhythMick » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:34 am

I really need to get back on the bike. Haven't touched it this year, mostly due to hifi building!

Perhaps I'll cycle to the next Owston - but not if I'm taking my new amp which I'm expecting to weigh in at around 20kg (the PSU around the same). Perhaps some sort of trolley arrangement...

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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Post by Ray P » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:44 pm

Had a good ride out with some work colleagues today to catch the Tour of Britain in a couple of locations;

Departed: Sep 03, '18, 07:20AM
Starts in: Taunton Deane, England, GB
Distance: 65.3 mi
Elevation: +4315/-4287ft
Max Grade: 12.9 %
VAM: 482 Vm/h
Moving Time: 04:25:19
Calories: 2962
Avg. Watts: 186
Max Speed: 35.2 mph
Avg. Speed: 14.8 mph
Moving Pace: 00:04:04
Max Heartrate: 150 bpm
Min Heartrate: 65 bpm
Avg. Heartrate: 114.4 bpm

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We met up in the village of Hemyock, about 10miles south of Taunton and rode down to the stage start at Cranbrook, near Exeter, before heading up to see them past at Willand, then coffee and cake at Uffculme Mill before heading home.

Here we are at Hemyock;

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Here's some my group at Cranbrook checking out the Team Sky support car and team coach;

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The stage gets underway;

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and by Willand five riders were in a break 4mins ahead of the peleton;

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