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23 Mar 2017 21:34

42x16ss wrote:Anyone taking a selfie in the bunch should be immediately flicked into the gutter until they get the message.


Sean Kelly style. :)
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23 Mar 2017 21:37

Haha, yeah, or cycling without hands in the middle of a bunch as well, always makes me uncomfortable.
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24 Mar 2017 09:35

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Seriously? Selfies...in a bunch! That's completely crackers.
I don't understand what selfies are all about full stop but that's another matter...

Valv, glad you know what you're doing. Good luck.


Yep. Usually on the front but I've seen people doing it in the middle of a bunch. Not sure where the trend started but as a club we stamped down on it very quickly.

42x16ss wrote:Anyone taking a selfie in the bunch should be immediately flicked into the gutter until they get the message.


Yup, it's just stupid.

Valv.Piti wrote:Haha, yeah, or cycling without hands in the middle of a bunch as well, always makes me uncomfortable.


This one depends. I do it if I need to take off/put on my gilet, arm warmers etc. or grab a gel flask. I only do it when I know the roads are fine though and the bunch is just rolling along, if the pace is on I just suck it up until the coffee stop. I'd never do it for no reason though and never for longer than a few seconds.
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24 Mar 2017 11:07

I didn't ride anywhere today. However, yesterday I rode my bike down to my parents and grandmother, and then I rode home again after we'd eaten. :D

I don't have any suggestions to the group-riding issue. I get nervous just by riding on the bike lane with other cyclists. I get nervous just by watching the bunch in the pro races during a sprint.
Then there was the one time I overtook a lady on her bike, our handlebars touched, and I sorta went flying out onto the road. Few cars, luckily, and I stayed upright.

But yeah, people who are on their phones while riding should be shot. Not just talking people on group-rides here, but also regular cyclists. Surely that text doesn't need to be answered now...
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24 Mar 2017 19:03

RedheadDane wrote:I didn't ride anywhere today. However, yesterday I rode my bike down to my parents and grandmother, and then I rode home again after we'd eaten. :D

I don't have any suggestions to the group-riding issue. I get nervous just by riding on the bike lane with other cyclists. I get nervous just by watching the bunch in the pro races during a sprint.
Then there was the one time I overtook a lady on her bike, our handlebars touched, and I sorta went flying out onto the road. Few cars, luckily, and I stayed upright.

But yeah, people who are on their phones while riding should be shot. Not just talking people on group-rides here, but also regular cyclists. Surely that text doesn't need to be answered now...


My phone turns into my bike computer when I ride. It's mounted on my handle bars....please don't shoot me. :p

I just got a new bike. It's a Mekk Primo 6.6. Full carbon frame, carbon semi deep dish wheels. Ultegra components, except for the handle bar and brakes. I haven't even ridden it yet. Can't wait though!


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24 Mar 2017 19:04

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RedheadDane wrote:I didn't ride anywhere today. However, yesterday I rode my bike down to my parents and grandmother, and then I rode home again after we'd eaten. :D

I don't have any suggestions to the group-riding issue. I get nervous just by riding on the bike lane with other cyclists. I get nervous just by watching the bunch in the pro races during a sprint.
Then there was the one time I overtook a lady on her bike, our handlebars touched, and I sorta went flying out onto the road. Few cars, luckily, and I stayed upright.

But yeah, people who are on their phones while riding should be shot. Not just talking people on group-rides here, but also regular cyclists. Surely that text doesn't need to be answered now...


My phone turns into my bike computer when I ride. It's mounted on my handle bars....please don't shoot me. :p

I just got a new bike. It's a Mekk Primo 6.6. Full carbon frame, carbon semi deep dish wheels. Ultegra components. I haven't even ridden it yet. Can't wait though!


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24 Mar 2017 19:13

Jspear wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:I didn't ride anywhere today. However, yesterday I rode my bike down to my parents and grandmother, and then I rode home again after we'd eaten. :D

I don't have any suggestions to the group-riding issue. I get nervous just by riding on the bike lane with other cyclists. I get nervous just by watching the bunch in the pro races during a sprint.
Then there was the one time I overtook a lady on her bike, our handlebars touched, and I sorta went flying out onto the road. Few cars, luckily, and I stayed upright.

But yeah, people who are on their phones while riding should be shot. Not just talking people on group-rides here, but also regular cyclists. Surely that text doesn't need to be answered now...


My phone turns into my bike computer when I ride. It's mounted on my handle bars....please don't shoot me. :p

I just got a new bike. It's a Mekk Primo 6.6. Full carbon frame, carbon semi deep dish wheels. Ultegra components, except for the handle bar and brakes. I haven't even ridden it yet. Can't wait though!


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24 Mar 2017 19:18

Yeah, like I said I haven't even ridden it yet, but I know it's a beast. I love the geometry. I don't think you can find a cheaper full carbon bike/wheels set up then this.
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24 Mar 2017 20:37

took my new bike up my local steep ramp and its bloody steep, a tough 8 minute effort, pleased I was just over a minute from my best time so pleased with it, Scotland got hit with a cold spell this week and it hit me like a brick, I was in bib shorts last weekend then this week I was back in winter gear...
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24 Mar 2017 21:12

Out riding in NW Durham Hills this afternoon, almost 70k and 1000m of ascent, from east Gateshead up to Wrenkenton then descent to team Valley up Silverhills (184m ascent avraging 7% with steep bits), then over lumps and bumps to Beamish, down and through a closed road and made my way up to Pontop Pike, descending to Lanchester hitting 70kph on descent, up Peth bank with its 20% ramp, and up and down pretty much all the way home.
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24 Mar 2017 22:38

Valv.Piti wrote:Haha, yeah, or cycling without hands in the middle of a bunch as well, always makes me uncomfortable.

Depends on the circumstances. If someone takes both hands off to grab a gel or strip arm warmers that's ok with me as long as I can see they're competent.
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25 Mar 2017 00:01

rick james wrote:took my new bike up my local steep ramp and its bloody steep, a tough 8 minute effort, pleased I was just over a minute from my best time so pleased with it, Scotland got hit with a cold spell this week and it hit me like a brick, I was in bib shorts last weekend then this week I was back in winter gear...


The weather has been very bipolar here in VA as well. Shorts, then pants, then shorts, than pants....literally. This winter has been the warmest I can remember. But we'd still have a spurt of cold days. Kinda annoying even though I did appreciate the warm days.
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25 Mar 2017 08:56

rick james wrote:took my new bike up my local steep ramp and its bloody steep, a tough 8 minute effort, pleased I was just over a minute from my best time so pleased with it, Scotland got hit with a cold spell this week and it hit me like a brick, I was in bib shorts last weekend then this week I was back in winter gear...

Logie Kirk? What bike? I should check Strava.

I've missed all this dry weather as I have my daughter for two weeks. Sneaking out on a club run tomorrow morning though

I can't see JSpear's new bike. Can someone repost it?
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25 Mar 2017 09:32

Found Rick James' new bike, very nice, not steel though so obviously not as good as it could be :D

I should definitely get the train to Stirling sometime this year and you can show me some Perthshire roads.
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25 Mar 2017 10:38

King Boonen wrote:
rick james wrote:took my new bike up my local steep ramp and its bloody steep, a tough 8 minute effort, pleased I was just over a minute from my best time so pleased with it, Scotland got hit with a cold spell this week and it hit me like a brick, I was in bib shorts last weekend then this week I was back in winter gear...

Logie Kirk? What bike? I should check Strava.

I've missed all this dry weather as I have my daughter for two weeks. Sneaking out on a club run tomorrow morning though

I can't see JSpear's new bike. Can someone repost it?


Yip the kirk, pure and utter hell when not fit on the bike.

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25 Mar 2017 10:43

King Boonen wrote:Found Rick James' new bike, very nice, not steel though so obviously not as good as it could be :D

I should definitely get the train to Stirling sometime this year and you can show me some Perthshire roads.

yip we should get a ride sorted out, I've got great roads around here when I hit the countryside, up over Crieff way are amazing roads
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25 Mar 2017 10:44

Jspear wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:I didn't ride anywhere today. However, yesterday I rode my bike down to my parents and grandmother, and then I rode home again after we'd eaten. :D

I don't have any suggestions to the group-riding issue. I get nervous just by riding on the bike lane with other cyclists. I get nervous just by watching the bunch in the pro races during a sprint.
Then there was the one time I overtook a lady on her bike, our handlebars touched, and I sorta went flying out onto the road. Few cars, luckily, and I stayed upright.

But yeah, people who are on their phones while riding should be shot. Not just talking people on group-rides here, but also regular cyclists. Surely that text doesn't need to be answered now...


My phone turns into my bike computer when I ride. It's mounted on my handle bars....please don't shoot me. :p


Can I shoot you a little bit? Maybe with a water pistol...
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25 Mar 2017 18:42

RedheadDane wrote:
Jspear wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:I didn't ride anywhere today. However, yesterday I rode my bike down to my parents and grandmother, and then I rode home again after we'd eaten. :D

I don't have any suggestions to the group-riding issue. I get nervous just by riding on the bike lane with other cyclists. I get nervous just by watching the bunch in the pro races during a sprint.
Then there was the one time I overtook a lady on her bike, our handlebars touched, and I sorta went flying out onto the road. Few cars, luckily, and I stayed upright.

But yeah, people who are on their phones while riding should be shot. Not just talking people on group-rides here, but also regular cyclists. Surely that text doesn't need to be answered now...


My phone turns into my bike computer when I ride. It's mounted on my handle bars....please don't shoot me. :p


Can I shoot you a little bit? Maybe with a water pistol...


In July, yes!
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25 Mar 2017 18:43

King Boonen wrote:
rick james wrote:took my new bike up my local steep ramp and its bloody steep, a tough 8 minute effort, pleased I was just over a minute from my best time so pleased with it, Scotland got hit with a cold spell this week and it hit me like a brick, I was in bib shorts last weekend then this week I was back in winter gear...

Logie Kirk? What bike? I should check Strava.

I've missed all this dry weather as I have my daughter for two weeks. Sneaking out on a club run tomorrow morning though

I can't see JSpear's new bike. Can someone repost it?


I can't see the pic on my phone right now. Will have to check later on my laptop.
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25 Mar 2017 21:06

rick james wrote:
King Boonen wrote:Found Rick James' new bike, very nice, not steel though so obviously not as good as it could be :D

I should definitely get the train to Stirling sometime this year and you can show me some Perthshire roads.

yip we should get a ride sorted out, I've got great roads around here when I hit the countryside, up over Crieff way are amazing roads


Will give you a shout once I've got myself sorted in the new place, well up for some new roads, even fancy the Kirk at the moment!
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