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Road Cycling

Discussion in 'Pedal Powered' started by FrenchTart, 29 Jun 2016.

  1. Robzere31

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Nov 2005

    Posts: 4,562

    Location: Redditch

    Poor effort for 2017. Combination of loss of interest in cycling & generally doing other things.
    Didn't acheive any of my 2017 targets. :(

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  2. One More Solo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 16,309

    Location: Shepley

    As long as you have a comfortable bike and a decent nutrition plan, you'll get round alright. :) A flat 200km isn't a massive step up from a century, even if your fitness isn't where it could be.
     
  3. physichull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Sep 2008

    Posts: 9,686

    Location: Warrington

    Lots of people in my club do them and our club run two aduaxes a year, the Mere 200 and the Wizard and the Llamas. A few have completed the RRTY award and I figure I might give it a go. Doesn't have to be completed in a calendar year, so strictly I could start in February. I've signed up to the January Newport audax anyway, in order to provide the correct "motivation".
     
  4. physichull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Sep 2008

    Posts: 9,686

    Location: Warrington

    I wonder if they would count towards the RRTY award...?
     
  5. Saytan

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,572


    They're official events. I believe you can count them towards paris-brest-paris entry if you follow the rules
     
  6. Jonny ///M

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 10,522

    Didn't make 5k as I was gubbed most of December with the flu and alcohol!

    Happy with what I achieved though.

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  7. UTmaniac

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

    Posts: 6,882

    Location: Southampton

    Not that I've sat on a saddle yet since last Thursday, but I've noticed this morning that the Strava January Climbing Challenge is only 7500m instead of 8000m.

    Are Strava lowering the target, or is this normal, along the lines of typical winter weather making it harder to reach 8000m?
     
  8. Lethal`

    Soldato

    Joined: 25 Oct 2006

    Posts: 5,261

    I think every gran fondo last year was 100km so I'd say they are... The previous year they went up to 140km IIRC.

    Along with making every new segment attempt a "PR". My number of PRs for months after October climbed incredibly... I did a lot of new roads. It makes me dismiss the results now as I can't be bothered determining which PRs are actually improvements vs which are just new roads I've now ridden once.

    I guess it's possible something like Stravistix may address this issue in a future update.
     
  9. Shadowness

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    Joined: 17 Sep 2006

    Posts: 3,686

    Location: Gloucestershire

    The Strava challenges were rubbish last year, hope they bring some more interesting ones out this year.
     
  10. UTmaniac

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

    Posts: 6,882

    Location: Southampton

    Just been googling last year's early climbing challenges (before I knew about them full stop) and the early months were 7500m or even 6000m, they went to 8000m in June.

    So maybe it is seasonal, given how indoor turbo sessions don't count, but then it seems a bit odd to me that December was 8000m... Not that I issues getting there. ;)
     
  11. Lethal`

    Soldato

    Joined: 25 Oct 2006

    Posts: 5,261

    I didn't spend all that much time cycling in London in December... as a result I probably did over 20% of my climbing for the year last month :D
     
  12. Shadowness

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Sep 2006

    Posts: 3,686

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Woohoo! My first trip of the year on Saturday has been cancelled. More time in the saddle for me then :)
     
  13. physichull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Sep 2008

    Posts: 9,686

    Location: Warrington

    Somebody didn't check the wind speeds in the weather forecast for today....around commuting home time....
     
  14. Roady

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,142

    Location: Hereford

    My commute home (west) at lunchtime was interesting... Pushing 300W and burying myself on a 2% incline to maintain 14mph... The ride back was fun though, 27mph on the flat freewheeling...!
     
  15. physichull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Sep 2008

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    Location: Warrington

    More worried about gusty crosswinds blowing me into:

    a, a farmers field

    or

    b, a car
     
  16. UTmaniac

    Soldato

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    Location: Southampton

    ... And you still got a third overall. Can I flag it? ;)
     
  17. Roady

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,142

    Location: Hereford

    Oh that too! Shame I didn't put more of an effort in on my way back.

    Naaah I was obviously pushing a bit judging by that avg HR lol

    Interesting. My cadence spikes are back which implies my cadence sensor has stopped and my ELEMNT is using the Powertap C1's guesstimated cadence reading (which I know is bogus). Grr!
     
  18. rnickster

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Mar 2007

    Posts: 409

    Location: Manchester

    Hi all, Happy New Year!

    Me and the g/f are looking at turbo trainers and I have a quick question which I was hoping one of you clever chaps might be able to help with...

    My bike has a 10 speed 105 groupset and she has a newer 11 speed 105 groupset on her bike. We are looking at the Kickr SNAP and whilst I have a spare rear wheel which I figured I could use for both, I'm realising this might not be possible because we not the same speed groupset?

    If I put a rear cassette on the wheel is there one which would be compatible with both bikes so we only have to have one wheel for the turbo or do we both need our own rear wheels for the turbo?!! (and cassettes!) ugh.
     
  19. merlin

    Capodecina

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    Location: England

    Why bother with a spare wheel, why not just use your usual wheels?
     
  20. rnickster

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Mar 2007

    Posts: 409

    Location: Manchester

    Because it is my understanding that turbo's wreck normal tyres? So I don't fancy changing my tyre and my g/f tyre each time we want to go from turbo to outside.