Don't know if it's worth you bringing it down to Woodseats area Giro but there's a local guy who's got good feedback on the Sheffield Forum that I'm going to get to service my road bike before I go out on it. He charges £4 to replace a broken spoke based off his website:
Sheffield Cycle Repairs
blah, can't make insert link thing work - here's the link or Google Sheffield Cycle Repairs and it's the first link.
Nice mini brick session this morning. 8 o'clock start to cycle up to the top of Graves park with our eldest. Gentle trot round the parkrun to bag a first parkrun for the lad. Top marshalling from Didds Back on the bikes for a gentle ride through Greenhill and down the Beauchief Drive bridleway to Abbey Lane then round Millhouses, Archer Road, stop off at the sorting office to pick up a parcel, then back up Archer Road and Fraser Road to be home for 12. Lovely start to the day but a bit tired now.
Should give me good empty legs for a long run tomorrow though... unless I end up watching the VLM all day which is entirely possible.
Lol, cheers for that Moz! Top riding with the boys btw.
At least Mrs JG still can't beat me over a proper distance yet. (Proper distance currently being defined as half mara but may be updated to full mara or ultra as required )
I was going to ask you foo why you'd not got on with the CTC ride as I had been thinking they might be a useful way for me to get to grips with road riding. Sounds from your experience like they might be just what I need - really gentle introduction while I get used to it. Others I've looked at such as the TNT group rides seem to be aimed at a minimum of advanced novice rather than real newby. I'll have a proper look at the CTC calendar once the bike's serviced.
Was very good to see Didds, Giro and Debs at Graves parkrun. Was a hard run and was beaten, just, by the missus but that's to be expected given my lack of recent running and that she's been getting pushed a bit by the Smiley runs. Hopefully this can kick start locating my lost running mojo... I did do a slow 17k the next day which was also hard in places due to the tired legs from the parkrun but was good to do. Will rest today then short run tomorrow hopefully.
Font sounds great Bex - does it not get heaving with people though given it's like the mecca of climbing?
Sounds like a hard but quality ride there pops and cracking result for your mate - did he ride the 50 miles from home before the race too?
I've just picked up a 2nd hand road bike and once I've got it properly serviced so I know someone competent has checked that it's safe to ride I'm hoping to use it to cross train a bit and maybe avoid injury. Plus then I'll be 2/3 of the way to being ready for a tri . Not sure where I'll be able to ride though as Gaz's recent post has reminded me why the idea of riding on main roads is a bit offputting (read fills me with terror ). If an experienced rider can get nearly taken out then what chance have I got? Still, get the bike road worthy first and then I'll worry about actually going out on it. Hard to believe that years ago I used to bomb around on my bike all day without a thought of the other traffic on the road - still you're invincible when you're 12 aren't you - probably got nearly killed any number of times without even noticing.
Been using these for the school run (walk) and they are truly awesome for the way they stick to the ground. Anything short of black ice and they are rock solid and even on smooth ice with nothing to grip they still barely slip at all. I never imagined anything could provide such solid footing. And they look good too
Hopefully before too long I'll actually be able to do some running in them but even if I can't I still love them.