Road Cycling

Soldato
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Quick question for all you premium Strava users, can you set monthly goals as well as weekly & yearly?
Or specific dates for data to be included in a goal?

I can on Garmin Connect, but would prefer to migrate all my tracking & data analysis to Strava rather than having to use both as I currently do.
 
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In other news, not involving near death experiences, my garmin vector s pedals arrived. I won them on eBay yesterday, so that's pretty quick! They even included cleats, so I needn't have ordered a set, though at least now I'll have a spare set waiting. Looking at them now I can see why it wouldn't be possible to get away with the sneaky upgrade plans I was contemplating, as it's the cartridges come in the upgrade kits, not the spindle with the magic gubbins in.

Now I just need to pick up my new torque wrench on Saturday and wait for my crow foot adapter to arrive in the post. Chances are it'll be next weekend before I get to give them a go.

Exciting times...
 
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Think I just got a bit of a deal.

24 SIS bars + 12 SIS gels for £13.35 and then 4% cashback to come. Seem to be going through Gels quite a bit recently with the amount of TTs I'm doing, so they'll definitely come in handy.
 
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Thank goodness for the brain stem. By the time I realised there was a driver attempting to left hook me, I was already braking and turning with it. Sadly that bit of the brain sucks at language, so the best I could manage was a couple of mouthfuls of Anglo Saxon.

Good job avoiding that! I wish I had managed to when I got knocked off in similar circumstances. I was probably about a foot of straight on braking distance from avoiding it - if only I had turned with the car as well. The Met police have still done almost zilch as far as I know. I pass the same junction on 80% of my rides and I always end up going pretty much primary now to avoid it despite the cycle lane and loads of traffic.

Think I just got a bit of a deal.

24 SIS bars + 12 SIS gels for £13.35 and then 4% cashback to come. Seem to be going through Gels quite a bit recently with the amount of TTs I'm doing, so they'll definitely come in handy.

From where? Might be tempted by some bars.
 
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Speaking about energy related products, I actually picked up a little sample pack of Torq powder to try, as well as some of their Hypotonic sachets (0.5 a Torq unit and electrolytes). Also got one of their Snaq bars to try (not intended for use on the bike, just as a treat :)).

I've heard a lot of good things about Torq products, so I hope they live up to the expectation!
 
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Evening all, road cycling newbie here! Picking up my first proper bike on Sunday from a guy at work (picture in the gallery thread...) and looking forward to getting out on the open road once more!

One question: what are the bare necessities I need, would you say, to support myself on a solo ride? I am guessing a spare inner, tyre levers, pump/gas(?) - anything else you'd recommend? Obviously take some water and a couple snacks and my mobile/some cash just out of common sense too.

I hear that Roady carries 128 items with him? ;) randomshenans tells me you will tell me all about them.

Cheers.
 
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Fitted my new wheels to my bike this evening, moved the rear cassette over and fitted my new chain.......then realised I forgot to check the length compared to the old one :mad: I'll need to redo the chain tomorrow night. What an idiot!
 
Soldato
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I hear that Roady carries 128 items with him? ;) randomshenans tells me you will tell me all about them.
Basically.. take a look at your bike, note down every part, buy a spare of each + the tools to fit them and pop it all in your saddle bag :p

Think I just got a bit of a deal.

24 SIS bars + 12 SIS gels for £13.35 and then 4% cashback to come. Seem to be going through Gels quite a bit recently with the amount of TTs I'm doing, so they'll definitely come in handy.

Ah cool. Will take a look... don't think I actually used the 12 free gels thing yet.
 
Soldato
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Evening all, road cycling newbie here! Picking up my first proper bike on Sunday from a guy at work (picture in the gallery thread...) and looking forward to getting out on the open road once more!

One question: what are the bare necessities I need, would you say, to support myself on a solo ride? I am guessing a spare inner, tyre levers, pump/gas(?) - anything else you'd recommend? Obviously take some water and a couple snacks and my mobile/some cash just out of common sense too.

I hear that Roady carries 128 items with him? ;) randomshenans tells me you will tell me all about them.

Cheers.

Put the number of a local taxi company in your phone. Chances are you might not have data to be able to search for one when you need to call.

I always take my drivers licence & blood donor card with me, so they can identify my organs :p
 
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