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Beggners help on what to wear on bike and beginner groups in area...

Posted: Today at 21:33

+1 for DHB. Bibtights are great (thinking winter here), Sealskinz are great but neoprene overshoes are a gift from God. A decent buff (pirate ones are perfect), fleece headband/earwarmers are lovely. A decent baselayer from wiggle (buy one that's well long to make sure everything is covered). A decent jacket, the hi viz Altura ones are fine and cheapish. Don't forget lights. Deal extreme do a rechargeable blazing furnace front light for about 30 quid and although expensive, I swear by an Exposure flare at the rear at about 36 quid. Shades from Aldi at 2.99, their running socks are superb too and easily up to marathon distance at 2.99. Aldi also doing a wedgie pack and tool kit for something silly like 4.99.

And to tell my favourite old joke for all that valuable advice.

What do you call a Chinaman born between Dudley and Stourbridge?

Yow min lye of course! LOL! ROFLMAO!


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 23:13

Another vote for the Elite fluid crono elastogel here.

I use a turbo tyre, it is a bit quieter. Not sure how the hell I managed to puncture on the turbo last winter though!

Winter Rides

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 23:11

Not a lot of support for this it looks like, so I will likely bin it. I will probably pop out for a few mile Sunday subject to the weather then. 

Get well soon Smiffy. We miss you!

Winter Rides

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 20:14

If the grand sadist-meister is out of commission, I could put something together for Sunday morn if you want?

Any takers in addition to BM?

Can start Newlands for a bit of lumpiness (I've got an idea) or can go St Johns near Woking for something more humane with some nicely resurfaced roads in there. Not too lumpy but a couple of moderate gradients you won't need to get out of the seat for.

Winter Rides

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 21:10

Any updates on this ride Smiffy? Sunday set to be 22 degrees and sunny! BM, I will have a look at yours if I am still alive after Smiffy.

Are there any Pirates in the Telford area?

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 16:43

Wow, a rare request, a pirate who actually trains.....



LOL. Not me, soz, I am dahn sarf.

Winter Rides

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 12:07

Dunno, which lump is it?

But I trust you, I think....

Unless it's 14M a KM for 50K solid. In which case, I could go off you.

Winter Rides

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 00:13

Soooo, is this looking like the 19th then?

Will put some winter tyres on. Can I be arsed to stick my 28 Ultegra cassette on or will I just die on a 25 105 cassette?

Best advice? Pack some cleat covers for walking! LOL. Oh, and diet like feck for a week or so.

Names for the ride? How about Smiffy's hurt box? Hahahahahahahaha. ROFLMAO!

Not The Ridgeway Christmas Special

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 13:20

Cheers Ferret. I'll have a go if I can get a pass. See, I am a total whore for Ferret biscuits. I am guessing it's not the whole 87 miles?

Winter Rides

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 13:17

No, he is much much worse. But he is very encouraging, a born ride leader, respectful of others capabilities, a thoughtful route organiser, even provides hot chocolate and always has a cheery smile on his face.

Best I can do mate, now you're on your own. LOL.

Hoping to be there if I can. Don't blow my ticker up though please, I don't think another thirteen grand for another op would please people at my end. Or me for that matter.

(Very worried if Ferret has baled, What does he know that I don't?)


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