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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:57 am
by Dave the bass
IslandPink wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:13 pm

For 3x piccalilli sandwich and beer ?
Bang on! That's my kinda date!
Ray P wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:37 am

Yer little legs ain't gonna get any longer now...
Oi! :lol:

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:50 pm
by little eddy
After a year out of the saddle, just had a very tough but rewarding 3 days in Yorkshire and Cumbria. Good quiet roads with remarkably few potholes. Plus some good food and beer in Ilkley and Dent with old college mates, shame about the Yorkshire drizzle all Monday.

160 miles and 12000ft over 3 days:

Ilkley/Fleet Moss/Hawes/Dent (my first cat2)
Dent/Arnside/Barbom/Dent for fish and chips
Dent/Ribblehead/Stainforth/Halton Gill/Rivington/Ilkley

I need to better understand the Yorkshire definitions for flat, gentle, undulating and rolling, because definitely felt nothing like any of these!

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:55 pm
by Ray P
little eddy wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:50 pm
160 miles and 12000ft over 3 days:
Muchos Kudos due!

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:27 am
by jack
little eddy wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:50 pm
160 miles and 12000ft over 3 days:
Really impressive! Top cycling!

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:39 pm
by Ray P
I went out with a couple of colleagues for a blast at lunchtime - they're young, strong riders but I managed to live with them, resulting in these numbers:

Sep 18, '19, 12:13PM
Starts in: Taunton Deane, England, GB
Distance: 22.7 mi
Elevation: + 984 / - 967 ft
Max Grade: 7.0 %
VAM: 508 Vm/h
Moving Time: 01:06:29
Calories: 855
Avg. Watts: 215
Max Speed: 33.6 mph
Avg. Speed: 20.5 mph
Moving Pace: 00:02:56
Max Heartrate: 150 bpm
Min Heartrate: 98 bpm
Avg. Heartrate: 125.1 bpm
Heartrate zones:
Zone 1: 8 min
Zone 2: 31 min
Zone 3: 19 min
Zone 4: 2 min
Zone 5: 1 min

Strava says I set PBs on 41 segments! Chuffed with that.

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:37 pm
by Dave the bass
Top work all round Team!

I even got out tonight to do a local loop. It was nice.

Departed: Sep 18, '19, 05:00PM
Distance: 13.8 mi
Elevation: + 627 / - 628 ft
Max Grade
8.9 %
Avg. Grade
0.2 %
VAM 351 Vm/h
Ascent time 00:32:40
Descent time 00:27:30
Total Duration: 01:03:40
Moving Time: 01:00:10
Stopped Time: 00:03:30
Max Speed: 30.5 mph
Avg. Speed: 13.8 mph
Pace: 00:04:36
Moving Pace: 00:04:21

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:29 pm
by shane
According to that you’re a foot shorter than you were when you started.

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:46 pm
by Dave the bass
Wear in the tyres innit.

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:30 pm
by little eddy
Ray P wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Distance: 22.7 mi Moving Time: 01:06:29
Pretty rapid

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:42 am
by Ray P
little eddy wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Pretty rapid
Cheers.

Another >100mile week again; 115miles @ 15.5mph average with almost 6000ft of climbing.

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:06 am
by jack
We've signed up for the Vätternrundan in Sweden in June next year. Last did it in 2000, so it'll be 20 years.

300km in a day. That'll be fun! (Actually, it's a great event).

4 of us going at the moment if anyone else would like to join us?

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:39 am
by Ray P
jack wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:06 am
We've signed up for the Vätternrundan in Sweden next year. Last did it in 2000, so it'll be 20 years.

300km in a day. That'll be fun! (Actually, it's a great event).

4 of us going at the moment if anyone else would like to join us?
Nice!

Would be good to join in - logisitics?

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:22 pm
by jack
Ray P wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:39 am
jack wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:06 am
We've signed up for the Vätternrundan in Sweden next year. Last did it in 2000, so it'll be 20 years.

300km in a day. That'll be fun! (Actually, it's a great event).

4 of us going at the moment if anyone else would like to join us?
Nice!

Would be good to join in - logisitics?
Well, we're doing what we did last time - taking the Wednesday overnight DFDS ferry from Harwich to Esbjerg in Denmark, then driving to Helsingborg in Sweden and spending Thursday night there in a youth hostel or similar.

On the Friday, drive up to Motola where we'll have hired an Airbnb log cabin. Rest up and eat pasta, before cycling to the start at about 1AM (or whatever start time we eventually get). Do the ride (with 25,000 other people), then back to the chalet. Early Sunday drive all the way back to Esbjerg and get the overnight ferry back or stay on a bit and get the Monday night ferry back.

We're taking a Volvo estate with 5 people, so can't take any more. Our two sons and a friend of theirs will probably go considerably faster than us - we just have to finish before midnight Saturday...

The ferry is really nice with great food and decent cabins. Good to relax.

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:41 pm
by Dave the bass
I was with you until you said "start at about 1AM"...

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:53 pm
by Ray P
Thanks for the info Nick (Jack). Food for thought. I wonder if I can drum up any interest down here.

I guess you're taking your bikes on top of the Volvo.