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Re: My Tour de France

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:09 pm

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foo on patrol wrote:What, you carted other riders around and made them ride, while you got fat on cheese and plastered on plonk? :lol:

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Yup, that's basically what I do for a job... although usually I get to ride :D .


I could handle that! :mrgreen:

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Re: My Tour de France

Postby dalai47 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:00 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Here was my ride for the last 10 days... felt like Mr T, very cool set up, takes 8 bikes and has sliding luggage rack underneath the bikes.

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That is one very nice set up!
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:22 am

It twas a rather nice ride... holds 8 bikes, 8 people comfortably with multiple TV screens etc, race radio all installed and ready to go ... luggage would be a squeeze with 8 though unless traveling light. 100 euros a day to rent... had to take it back to Belgium though which was the only drawback!.

Other "news" :mrgreen: ... rebuilt the Ribble pig today, 9 speed winter goodness! ... need to rob some bits off the race roadie to build up the CX bike. It "may" get a new group set next year!. Temp is dropping, winter is not far away, time to order those battery powered heated gloves and socks!. http://warmthru.com/
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:22 am

toolonglegs wrote:Other "news" :mrgreen: ... rebuilt the Ribble pig today, 9 speed winter goodness! ... need to rob some bits off the race roadie to build up the CX bike. It "may" get a new group set next year!.
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I still can't believe you haven't broken that yet. It must be the worlds strongest aluminum frame. How old is it again? And as a matter of interest, what does it weigh built up and is it actually nice to ride?
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:02 am

Must be 4 years now... Maybe 5. Only ride it in winter and didn't really use it much last winter as I trained on the CX bike. Thinking of leaving it in NZ at Xmas, as I will probably spend most of this winter on the CX bike again.
Weight... Not sure, the cannondale is 8 so I suppose about 9kgs.
It has lasted well though :-)
PS... Yeah it is pretty nice to ride... Whole bike minus the wheels cost about 300 euros!... Old parts lying around!
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:29 pm

It surprising how much you love riding the bikes you just cobble together from spare parts isn't?
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:06 pm

All my bikes are cobbled together... Last complete new bike I brought ( for me ) was in 2007 I think... They do the job ;-)
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:40 pm

And this is where I get half my cobbling bits :lol: ... we are just a little club / team ( about 30 members ) , but we organize this bike sale each year, the hall doesn't cost us, people bring along their bikes and bits and set a price. We then sell it for them and take 10%. Good little earner for the club. Nothing really retrotastic to pick up though this year, a brand new Battaglin 1990's but it was a bit too much for something not my size. I only grabbed a nice set of retro mavic wheels, a set of Fulcrum racing 3's and a set of Ultegra wheels for the home TT trainer.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:59 pm

What a great idea.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toppity » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:34 am

that is awesome.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:57 pm

Ready for some dirt... just forgot the cable adjuster for rear mech... works fine with out but need to get one before first race! ... still on clinchers which is a shame :| .
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:21 pm

Last weekend in the hurt box big time.
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Thought I got away from yesterdays crash OK... but woke up during the night with good bruise on inside of right knee... iced it straight away, will decide in a couple of hours about another CX today... rained all last night :-)
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:49 am

Pulled the pin on racing today... knee wasn't great and I was trashed, oh well at least the bike is ready for next weekend!. Loads of rain this week coming... going to be a super tough race next Monday as it is on the side of a very steep hill!. Last year I did really well there and they missed my number for one lap :-( .
From yesterday... before the chain drop :oops: ( me in the back ground )
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:04 pm

You don't look like your enjoying yourself Ian :D
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:11 pm

There isn't much time for smiling in an hours race :lol: ... but love every minute of it.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:56 pm

World of pain... it is a bizarre type of enjoyment!.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby ft_critical » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:42 pm

toolonglegs wrote:World of pain... it is a bizarre type of enjoyment!.
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Please don't even think of sandbagging into B grade in Aust Waratahs. Look how you are crushing the will of the pink rider.

Although... he does seem fixated on your butt.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:20 pm

The only reason I want to go B grade is that is where I was when I left... And I wasn't winning. Plus I am nearly 6 years older now!.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:51 pm

More pics :mrgreen: ... some aren't the prettiest :lol: ...and the socks are bad I know!
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My Tour de France

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:45 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Image

Hilarious facial expression.
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:53 pm

That must be near the start of the race... around the same area 45 or so minutes later I would have been looking very different... taking imaginary turns etc :oops:
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:20 am

toolonglegs wrote:The only reason I want to go B grade is that is where I was when I left... And I wasn't winning. Plus I am nearly 6 years older now!.


Depends on what you want from the race. B grade typically ride around and then sprint for the win, where A grade could be almost anything but in A there is a lot less chance of going for the podium

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Re: My Tour de France

Postby skull » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:39 am

I hope you were fined for those socks.

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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:53 am

Mike, just want to have bit of fun... Don't care about podium. If I feel alright I will jump in A so I can ride with my mates.
Not feeling amazing riding wise this year... Just buy getting the k's in.
I am wearing a skin suit... A balmy 7 degrees ;-) ... It's a couple of years old, new club kit is similar, just changes with different sponsors each year.
I knew as soon as I arrived that the one thing I had forgotten was the socks!
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Re: My Tour de France

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:20 pm

Done it... pulled the pin on heated gloves and socks ... pretty expensive at Au $550 :oops: ... but with the amount I have to spend each year on new gloves, bootie covers, disposible heat pads etc hopefully it will work out ok.
Put it this way... when your fingers and toes are solid you would pay anything for some warmth!.
http://warmthru.com/acatalog/NEW-G4-Hea ... Black.html
http://warmthru.com/acatalog/heated-warm-socks.html
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