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Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Reply #105 on: July 10, 2017, 08:40:19 pm »
Why has someone made you strip off and then painted you silver, and who's the other bloke? :D

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Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Reply #106 on: July 10, 2017, 09:00:52 pm »
Sounds like a great trip. Off to the Alps in September having never done any riding in big hills. Looking forward to it.

How are you going to keep adequate tension in the OHLE with EZ-line? Strikes me as a great product, but not for keeping the pan in contact with the wire.

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Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Reply #107 on: July 10, 2017, 09:09:56 pm »
Sounds like a great trip. Off to the Alps in September having never done any riding in big hills. Looking forward to it.

How are you going to keep adequate tension in the OHLE with EZ-line? Strikes me as a great product, but not for keeping the pan in contact with the wire.

It was great but hard work!  Where in the Alps are you going?  In the limited time you have I suggest you work on sustaining a high work output over two hours - I worked more on stamina over 100 miles and I was a bit slow on the hills!

he EZ-line will be for the "cosmetic" catenary and aux wires - contact wire will be fishing line still.

Cheers Jon  :)

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Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Reply #108 on: July 10, 2017, 09:18:05 pm »
Staying in Bourg d'Oisans, so right at the foot of Alpe d'Huez. Should be good, I keep a reasonable level of fitness most of the time, so should be fine! Definitely the slowest of the 3 of us though (up at least), which is never good!

Think we'll be doing more 40-60 mile days, get bored after that :)

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Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Reply #109 on: July 11, 2017, 07:32:14 am »
My bike is hanging from the roof of the garage where it's likely it will stay as my knees are shot, any push on the pedals is agony.
It's now 40+ years old and used to be used a lot...

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« Reply #110 on: July 11, 2017, 08:13:29 am »
My bike is hanging from the roof of the garage where it's likely it will stay as my knees are shot, any push on the pedals is agony.
It's now 40+ years old and used to be used a lot...

Sorry about your knees - knees seem to be the first thing to go for many.  :worried:
 
There's quite a market for vintage bikes (pre 1987) for L'Eroica and similar events - you could probably sell it if you wanted to clear the space.

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Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Reply #111 on: August 21, 2018, 09:23:20 am »
For those interested, just got back from a "Coast to Coast" in the very south of France, along the Pyrenees from Biarritz to Perpignan with 10 friends.

Here's me on top of Tourmalet, holding stomach in almost successfully!

Cheers Jon  :)


a year or s later saw me in roughly the same place - back after 19 years! (not doing the Raid though)

we had snow and hail and rain for a week of cycling up big hills in June, plus approximately  6 hours of sun.

here's me def. not holding my stomach in, and another showing hairpins in the sun (these ones were on the at up to Cauterets)

Donald
apologies if these are a bit large - I'll get back to edit in due course.  atm I am in the pleasurable activity of sitting in a train uploading cycling pictures, but with limited editing options...








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Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Reply #112 on: August 21, 2018, 10:00:51 am »
And just a reminder to road race followers, La Vuelta starts on the 25th of this month

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Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Reply #113 on: August 21, 2018, 10:07:16 am »
Looks great Donald!

We had a great time in the Alps last year, really keen to go back, weather wasn't brilliant, so probably try and go more 'in season'.

Here's me at the top of the Col de le Croix de Fer in the pouring rain forgetting to hold my stomach in.


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Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Reply #114 on: August 21, 2018, 11:14:22 am »
I guess you can't hold it when you're out of breath.  ;)

Cool pic!  :thumbsup:

Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Reply #115 on: August 21, 2018, 12:56:26 pm »
Can't even use that as an excuse, that was after the coffee and croque monsieurs! Was a long ol' climb though, something like 21km.

 

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