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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:49 am
by jasonc
Livetoride wrote:And Andy is out of the TDF haven't read why yet, am wondering if it's the director sportif of the team that's caused that.... One less person for our Cadel to worry bout, should be a good battle with Wiggins. Though I thing BMC team need to train harder at staying with Cadel right till the line, he can't afford to be isolated at the end in the TDF like he was last week.


and last years tdf

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:53 am
by clackers
Livetoride wrote:
And Andy is out of the TDF haven't read why yet, am wondering if it's the director sportif of the team that's caused that....


Fights with Bruyneel notwithstanding, he's got a fractured pelvis.

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:33 pm
by Baalzamon
Drat, wanted 214km on Sat doing Audax Dawn 2 dusk Anniversary ride. Instead who I was riding with decided to get a sore hamstring and bail on the ride and call for help. I wasn't about to let him stay by himself on the side of the road 1.5hrs out from help, so I bailed as well and summoned a lift to come get me. But I taught them something, how to set boom length up on a trike. I suspect they have got an over extension injury as the boom was out too far.

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:35 pm
by DTdotcom
So after Sunday's ride noticed a crack in the frame, so back for an x-ray to identify if it's just paint.
Luckily I have a mate who has very kindly given me his spare Bianchi in the interim.

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:49 pm
by sli123
Dimma wrote:So after Sunday's ride noticed a crack in the frame, so back for an x-ray to identify if it's just paint.
Luckily I have a mate who has very kindly given me his spare Bianchi in the interim.


Lucky you! Bianchi's go faster :mrgreen:

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:56 pm
by jasonc
sli123 wrote:
Dimma wrote:So after Sunday's ride noticed a crack in the frame, so back for an x-ray to identify if it's just paint.
Luckily I have a mate who has very kindly given me his spare Bianchi in the interim.


Lucky you! Bianchi's go faster :mrgreen:

but they are not read. tell your mate that he needs to leave his bianchi at my place once you're done :P

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:54 pm
by mdkcairns
Rode 145 km today. First 110 km were comfortable but ran out gas with 35 km to go. Trying to get in shape for the Blue Lizard ride in September. 863 km over 8 days. I'm currently sitting at 3,300 km YTD which puts me behind the dreaded triangle. It is more than I achieved for the whole of 2011 so I pretty pleased about that achievement. Keep chipping away.

Cheers, Mathew

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:40 pm
by DTdotcom
sli123 wrote:
Dimma wrote:So after Sunday's ride noticed a crack in the frame, so back for an x-ray to identify if it's just paint.
Luckily I have a mate who has very kindly given me his spare Bianchi in the interim.


Lucky you! Bianchi's go faster :mrgreen:


Not this one lol, the setup is a lot less aggressive but it works well for him and I don't want to tinker other than seatpost.

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:05 am
by Livetoride
Have dropped the ball lately and fallen behind the red demon, reckon I'll have to do a double ride on the weekend to get me back up there. was hoping to have hit the 10k by now but not the case, theres time to catch up though

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:18 am
by duds2u
We've had 4 days of cold and rain and even my wife is saying that she hopes it clears up soon.
I must be getting grumpy. :roll:
That pesky little red triangle is getting away from me.

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:27 am
by DTdotcom
Hopefully Brisbane's coldest week in 13 yrs ends tomorrow.
More importantly the rain that has kept me off the bike all wk dissappears!

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:05 am
by Livetoride
Dimma wrote:Hopefully Brisbane's coldest week in 13 yrs ends tomorrow.
More importantly the rain that has kept me off the bike all wk dissappears!

A week off the bike is a pain in the ass BUT, judging by you massive K's logged already a rest will have done you good. Harder and Faster when you get back on the bike.

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:10 am
by Livetoride
As the TDF starts I'm planning on ridding every day till the tour finishes, just to get into the whole Tour feeling, anyone gonna join me. Should raise the K count nicely too :D

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:26 am
by ni78ck
im in! i have had a quiet month, so i need to catch up :)

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:54 am
by norbs
Livetoride wrote:As the TDF starts I'm planning on ridding every day till the tour finishes, just to get into the whole Tour feeling, anyone gonna join me. Should raise the K count nicely too :D


Tried that last year. Dismal fail! Got crook, broke the bike and bad weather. :)

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:20 pm
by Livetoride
norbs wrote:
Livetoride wrote:As the TDF starts I'm planning on ridding every day till the tour finishes, just to get into the whole Tour feeling, anyone gonna join me. Should raise the K count nicely too :D


Tried that last year. Dismal fail! Got crook, broke the bike and bad weather. :)

Te it's a big ask but will give it a go and see how it's goes.

Giddy up Ni78ck

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:25 pm
by Baalzamon
Tried it as well last year and broke my butt, boil nasty nasty one never had one so bad. Won't happen this year, trike :)

10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:58 pm
by gabrielle260
Not sure about the weather elsewhere in Oz today but kudos to anyone in Melbourne who got out and did serious kms today! It was seriously cold and wet all day.
At 1.00pm it was wet and 7 degrees or 4 if you include wind chill.
I am realizing that late nights, a stressful time at work and weather like this destroys my desire to ride!

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:29 pm
by Livetoride
gabrielle260 wrote:Not sure about the weather elsewhere in Oz today but kudos to anyone in Melbourne who got out and did serious kms today! It was seriously cold and wet all day.
At 1.00pm it was wet and 7 degrees or 4 if you include wind chill.
I am realizing that late nights, a stressful time at work and weather like this destroys my desire to ride!


Day 2 of the TDF challenge. Yup cold wet n windy in Melb and 107k done.
Stress in work, don't mention the war as they say. Need to invent the next brilliant Invention or win the lottery so I don't have to work.

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:18 am
by Livetoride
Day 3, 43k and that frigging rain, seriously !

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:54 am
by Livetoride
Very cold, Frosty and very foggy, Awesome morning for a ride :D

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:26 pm
by sli123
Just thought I'd throw in a "well done LTR" so you don't feel like you're talking to yourself!! :mrgreen:

Haven't updated BJ for a while. Had a few weeks of very little cycling due to other stuff and then I went and dobbed myself in for a half IM in October. So now I've traded a couple of rides each week for running (yay!) and swimming (yuk!).

Cheers,

Stuart.

10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:59 pm
by queequeg
Big month coming up. I have timed my annual leave with the "every second counts" challenge, so aiming to do around 2000km in a month....if my legs can handle it!

10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:02 pm
by gabrielle260
Yes, sorry LTR and Stuart - well done LTR, anyone riding early morning in Melb this morning has brass ones... And if they didn't before, they certainly do now!!! (sorry- poor joke easily made!).
I've had a really slow start to the month and have discovered I really don't like temperatures below 5 degrees C.
Very keen to head somewhere warmer...

Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:13 pm
by Wal42
Seeing a lot of excuses, are you guys soft or something?



Haven't been riding the Trek much, been commuting on the Dolan, so much easier to maintain a fixie especially on those rainy days we've just experienced in Brissie, lube the chain, wipe the frame down with penetrative spray & wipe the tyres/rims over with vinegar, check the tyre pressures & it's ready for the next day, all up about 20 minutes maintenance.



Had some interesting experiences of late, went up to help out a team at the Tour of Toowoomba, rode training rides with them, then rode the Tour of Toowoomba charity ride, then rode the MS Brissie to Bay the following weekend. The amount of 'experts' that couldn't ride a carnival ride doing these charity events thinking they're some kind of pro, watched one goose dive down the outside of everybody who was braking trying to out brake everybody, what he managed to achieve was ripping the tyre of his very expensive lightweight wheels (the guy looked heavier than I, I'm over 100kgs & won't use lw wheels) as he tried to corner & brake at the same time, then destroy the wheel, crash onto the ground probably wrecking his frame too.

I also had these types coming up next to me 'crowding' me trying to catch the draft of the bike in front, I was well behaved, but in future I'll be 'educating' these guys what happens in track racing when someone tries 'crowding' you.

I noticed on a forum some of these pros complaining about the social riders riding all over the road getting in their way, I'd much rather ride around a bunch of social riders than these 'experts' their ego's are writing cheques their skill level can't cash.

I think from now on I'll ride the fixie in these charity rides or I'll just donate to the charity & do a similar distance ride on the other side of town.



Yep not only do I take !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! on the interweb too seriously but it appears I take all 'expert' cyclists way too seriously.

But then what the fark would I know, I'm just a 'casual' cyclist.