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things I learnt today....

Postby thejester » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:52 pm

1. If you have one foot shorter than the other, then the cleat on shoe of shorter foot, should be placed further back on the shoe to prevent knee pain.
2. cyclists shave their legs because..... LONG knicks (roubaix) are itchy.
3. (AT) the 60km mark my legs start to sting. (I need to research this more)
4. bald heads require more than a helmet to keep warm in sub 10 degree weather, despite exercise.
5. shoes purchased with 30+ degree weather in mind, don't keep your feet warm in sub 10 degree weather either, despite exercise.
6. it doesn't matter which direcion you ride there is always a head wind, especially in sub 10 degrees.
7 I prefer to ride with no chamois.
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Postby Baalzamon » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:29 pm

Add this to your list.
A bald head and a helmet give you a very funny pattern on your head when the helmet is off :roll:

To fix 5, get some overshoes.
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby grosry » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:31 pm

thejester wrote:4. bald heads require more than a helmet to keep warm in sub 10 degree weather, despite exercise.

mmm... do they ever!

Well did you learn anything good :P
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby casual_cyclist » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:59 pm

grosry wrote:Well did you learn anything good :P

On the weekend I learned on a long ride, eat even if you are not hungry (or you'll run out of energy before the end of the next leg).
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby grosry » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:14 pm

casual_cyclist wrote:
grosry wrote:Well did you learn anything good :P

On the weekend I learned on a long ride, eat even if you are not hungry (or you'll run out of energy before the end of the next leg).

It was more than a long ride casual_cyclist! Very true and you need to eat the correct foods and also keep up the fluids aswell... :)
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Postby fatherofmany » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:33 am

thejester wrote:4. bald heads require more than a helmet to keep warm in sub 10 degree weather, despite exercise.


+1 I wear a cotton bandana under my helmet in winter... guess what I forgot this morning !!
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby cavebear2 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:20 pm

grosry wrote:Very true and you need to eat the correct foods and also keep up the fluids aswell...

+1

Also, never ride with a trumpet up your arse, (or is that a witches hat?) especially on long rides! :lol:
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby grosry » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:33 pm

cavebear2 wrote:
grosry wrote:Very true and you need to eat the correct foods and also keep up the fluids aswell...

+1

Also, never ride with a trumpet up your arse, (or is that a witches hat?) especially on long rides! :lol:

Mate it increases my speed so why not! :lol:
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby msn » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:32 pm

grosry wrote:
cavebear2 wrote:
grosry wrote:Very true and you need to eat the correct foods and also keep up the fluids aswell...

+1

Also, never ride with a trumpet up your arse, (or is that a witches hat?) especially on long rides! :lol:

Mate it increases my speed so why not! :lol:

This device of which you speak.....

Single note, or can you play Colonel Bogey with it? :lol:
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Postby im_no_pro » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:50 pm

grosry wrote:
cavebear2 wrote:
grosry wrote:Very true and you need to eat the correct foods and also keep up the fluids aswell...

+1

Also, never ride with a trumpet up your arse, (or is that a witches hat?) especially on long rides! :lol:

Mate it increases my speed so why not! :lol:


In which case you are obviously not following your own advice and eating the correct foods :wink:
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Postby grosry » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:46 pm

im_no_pro wrote: In which case you are obviously not following your own advice and eating the correct foods :wink:

Well I need to eat cans of baked beans a day because of my iron deficiency anyway so... its all good

msn wrote:Single note, or can you play Colonel Bogey with it? :lol:

Not that good... yet!!
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:50 pm

Thing I learned today: Ninja riders coming towards me on a very dark shared path are hard to pick-up in the headlight beam.
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby bradwoodbr » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:59 pm

:) :)
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby bradwoodbr » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:04 pm

[quote="thejester"]1. If you have one foot shorter than the other, then the cleat on shoe of shorter foot, should be placed further back on the shoe to prevent knee pain. [/ich quote]

I have learnt this one too.
My right leg and foot are shorter then the left and I have the right shoe cleat as far back as possible. :)
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby hartleymartin » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:42 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:Thing I learned today: Ninja riders coming towards me on a very dark shared path are hard to pick-up in the headlight beam.


Rather like this ey?

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Postby Thoglette » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:28 am

hartleymartin wrote:Rather like this ey?


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Postby VictorE » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:45 am

gorilla monsoon wrote:Thing I learned today: Ninja riders coming towards me on a very dark shared path are hard to pick-up in the headlight beam.

Yes, I saw one of those commuting home yesterday along a bike path that crosses a few roads. It was dark by then and some Ninja rider just speeds past me with no front light, then proceeds to cross the roads without even slowing down. Talk about an accident waiting to happen. Hope he lives to outgrow it.
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby gorilla monsoon » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:49 pm

Which leads me to ask: If a ninja rider falls in the dark, does anybody notice?
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby Aushiker » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:25 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:Which leads me to ask: If a ninja rider falls in the dark, does anybody notice?


Must do since we see some many reports of sightings of ninja riders ... :wink:

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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby twizzle » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:30 pm

A long ride is no fun when you have only a micro-pump and an empty CO2 bottle... and it's raining.

And last week I learnt that a $400+ light works much better for the ride home in the dark if you have remembered to recharge the battery the night before.
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:40 pm

twizzle wrote:A long ride is no fun when you have only a micro-pump and an empty CO2 bottle... and it's raining.

And last week I learnt that a $400+ light works much better for the ride home in the dark if you have remembered to recharge the battery the night before.


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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby NathanC » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:05 pm

Things I learnt today -- don't spend your lunch looking at wiggle and ribble, because you invariably buy things...
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby casual_cyclist » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:26 pm

I learned on Saturday night to ride over wet railway tracks very carefully or you will go down hard :cry:
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Re: things I learnt today....

Postby zozza » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:15 am

twizzle wrote:A long ride is no fun when you have only a micro-pump and an empty CO2 bottle... and it's raining.

And last week I learnt that a $400+ light works much better for the ride home in the dark if you have remembered to recharge the battery the night before.


I have also learnt that said lights work much better when you remember to take the battery off the charger and attatch it to the bike :idea:
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Postby brendancg » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:40 pm

I learnt today if it is cold and looks like rain, it will rain and you will get cold. My legs my legs, I can't feel my legs.
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