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by riderdown
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: selling all and getting a cheating bike.
Replies: 25
Views: 321

Re: selling all and getting a cheating bike.

As with anything it depends how you use it. As you are not planning treating it like a silent Mx I really would just do it. It will help you do the thing you love, it's up to you how much "assist" you get. No-one grownup cares what you ride if you are still pushing the pedals, just get out...
by riderdown
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clearout (BHS suit/tires etc)
Replies: 23
Views: 272

Re: Clearout (BHS suit/tires etc)

Deal then!


Same method as above?
by riderdown
Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clearout (BHS suit/tires etc)
Replies: 23
Views: 272

Re: Clearout (BHS suit/tires etc)

a "they probably won't last 5 mins around here" disgustingly low offer of £30 posted for the pair of Rocket Rons

I need to do what you are doing, far too much stuff in my cellar that needs getting rid of
by riderdown
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clearout (BHS suit/tires etc)
Replies: 23
Views: 272

Re: Clearout (BHS suit/tires etc)

Which version is the non pace star?
by riderdown
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ortlieb vs Alpkit
Replies: 38
Views: 663

Re: Ortlieb vs Alpkit

I use the ortlieb fronts as rear paniers for the commute to work mainly along a canal path. They bounce a bit so a bungee cord is needed as the bottom "clip" isn't strong enough to hold in place. Other than that they are great for the job especially as I need to carry in my laptop.
by riderdown
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we talk about Roman Roads? Please..
Replies: 40
Views: 680

Re: Can we talk about Roman Roads? Please..

My thought is that all the Roman roads in E&W should automatically be given bridleway status as a minimum based on historical use......
by riderdown
Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we talk about Roman Roads? Please..
Replies: 40
Views: 680

Re: Can we talk about Roman Roads? Please..

There are a lot more than you think

https://www.romanroads.org/gazetteer/lancspages.html

West Cumbria is stacked with them
by riderdown
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Popping pill - TD related (or not)
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Popping pill - TD related (or not)

At least this way nobody is "cheating" and its down to the the concience of the individual if they ride "clean" and what indeed "clean" means to them. It's when it becomes habituated and what you need to do to be successful then it becomes a problem. Not many pro cycli...
by riderdown
Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

But I also think at the sharp end in particular the riders are capable of making their own decisions? People's decision making processes are hampered by lack of sleep etc. As with anything it depends on the individual and the unique circumstances leading up to the decision point I don't know if any...
by riderdown
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

I'm pretty sure that most people are there with the aim of finishing. It won't be a close run thing, They know that the first person over the line might do so a fortnight ahead of them, so they're fairly detached from it. Some get very upset about riders being gridded in the third group off 10/20 m...
by riderdown
Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Sometimes we need to protect the riders from themselves, or from trying to keep up with others in a pill popping arms race
by riderdown
Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022
Replies: 203
Views: 6730

Re: HT550 Grand Depart - May 2022

Well worth the read, thanks
by riderdown
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.
Replies: 351
Views: 7562

Re: The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

Ok, so looks like Zoe would have started earlier in the field. That’s not great. I think the complaint is that the way it's been grouped is that she fails to benefit from starting in a "fast" group and any drafting/ morale benefit it gives for the first few days, after all the 10/20 minut...
by riderdown
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted XL commuting frame and forks, disc compatible
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Wanted XL commuting frame and forks, disc compatible

Thanks for the tip

I need 700c/29er and mudguard eyelets and really after f&f Paul
by riderdown
Tue Jun 07, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted XL commuting frame and forks, disc compatible
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Wanted XL commuting frame and forks, disc compatible

My current bike frame is on the way out, need something cheap and cheerful to replace. Frame and rigid forks required

Plan to crossdeck a load of parts bit 9 speed MTB stuff and associated bits

XL, as I'm 6'2"

It's mainly for canal and city roads bashing

Did I mention cheap...
by riderdown
Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lael Wilcox AZT FKT controversy.
Replies: 81
Views: 1908

Re: Lael Wilcox AZT FKT controversy.

to me than dots. Dots can turn it into 'who's in the lead'
I always thought the leaders dots were notoriously unreliable and seem to pack up with remarkable regularity...
by riderdown
Sun Jun 05, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lael Wilcox AZT FKT controversy.
Replies: 81
Views: 1908

Re: Lael Wilcox AZT FKT controversy.

I can’t understand why these super duper racers can’t just swear into a camera that’s pointing up their nose? It’s not hard.
You should offer your directorial skills to these young influencers so they can increase their audience

Can you get nose hair wigs for the folically challenged?
by riderdown
Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lael Wilcox AZT FKT controversy.
Replies: 81
Views: 1908

Re: Lael Wilcox AZT FKT controversy.

Having a concept such as FKT inevitably leads to This sounds like the long descent into UCI levels of madness! which in turn leads to When do you start measuring sock height? We live in a world which since before Shackleton etc has been about making money out of being first/youngest/oldest/insert ow...
by riderdown
Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lael Wilcox AZT FKT controversy.
Replies: 81
Views: 1908

Re: Lael Wilcox AZT FKT controversy.

It's going to end up with half a dozen FKT's as the variations on support get argued out.

If the record "owner" cares, they ignore her time. It doesn't stop her making her "FKT" films as her way of paying the mortgage.
by riderdown
Fri Jun 03, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Salsa Cutthroat (price dropped again)
Replies: 15
Views: 1447

Re: FS: Salsa Cutthroat (price dropped)

If you haven't sold this in 22 months time I'll be interested, spotted the eBay listing popping up. Good luck and hope you get a decent amount for it
by riderdown
Fri May 20, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where the bridleway ends...
Replies: 36
Views: 936

Re: Where the bridleway ends...

Trouble is, no one is ever likely to be prosecuted as the CPS are highly unlikely to run with it as a) it wouldn't meet the public interest test and b) they wouldn't know the case law themselves. I thought the CPS wouldn't run with it because trespass is a civil matter. The additional references to...
by riderdown
Wed May 18, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where the bridleway ends...
Replies: 36
Views: 936

Re: Where the bridleway ends...

Bizarrely, to actually answer your question, it is actually illegal to walk a bike on a footpath. I believe this is an urban myth If you know of a successful civil action I'm obviously wrong and will stand corrected The bicycle is an example of Schrödinger's cat, it's a vehicle and not a vehicle de...
by riderdown
Wed May 18, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where the bridleway ends...
Replies: 36
Views: 936

Re: Where the bridleway ends...

If you believe higher rights should exist you can arguably exercise them but if they are trying to discourage access then put a claim in/ register on lost ways/ etc

There are a few around my way but everyone just rides them
by riderdown
Sat May 14, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Amateurs - should be using OS paper maps...
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Amateurs - should be using OS paper maps...

Oh... the good old russian military maps.

They are quite accurate for the Manchester area, even showing the then as yet not built M66

I suppose their their interest was focused on places they might want to go.......
by riderdown
Sat May 14, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Amateurs - should be using OS paper maps...
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Amateurs - should be using OS paper maps...

Russians mapped everywhere during the cold war, a warehouse full of them was found in one of the Baltic countries. They have been digitised and there's an app

https://blogs.bl.uk/magnificentmaps/201 ... r-era.html