jasonc wrote:14000kms for the year now
Well done mate, I just passed 15k over the weekend.
open topic, for anything cycling related.
Maybe next year, bunch riding again might take me a while, have to get the first ride done...to be honest the thought of doing a RL scares me a bit, crazy bunches taking risks everywhere, I'm a bit over it
I've been a bit quiet this year... But making my end run now. At the start of this week I was at 7,600km with a goal of 10,000km.
Only 55km a day average to keep to if I am going to reach the goal.
To think, this time last year I had already passed 10,000km!!!!
I passed 16 000 pure commute k's this morning...but pales into comparison to another rider I occasionally come across...he said he had gone past 25 000 k's for the year this morning
just under 17 500 k's for the year in total.
I can remember a bicycle mechanic once saying he does a couple thousand k's in a year, and my thoughts at the time were "I could never do that many"...yet here I am
So I took the plunge on the weekend and freed my commuter bike from the chains of the wind trainer and went for a spin!
Was inspired by a bloke who pulled up at the coffee shop, on a roadie, who had way less extension on one of his arms than I currently have and thought bugger it if he can I can, so I did
Working my way back with some solo rides so if you see a female version of Quasimodo with a smile as wide as a mile around Brisbane that's probably me!
I have 1000ks to go to make it to 10k, I hope to make it
want me to log some kms for you?
I just worked out that I need to do 25ks per day to make it to 10k for the year.
I think that it's totally do-able, I've done 70k's in three rides this week already... if the weather is kind and my shoulder and elbow hold up I think that I can make it!
BOM just now said there will be a 100% chance of rain for the next 6 weeks with the weather clearing up at the last minute for new year fireworks
I wouldn't be surprised at all if this became the case...!
Are you racing Lakeside on Saturday?
Just tying to decide if I drive out to watch or try and ride out, watch and then get a train back into Brisbane...
Nah. No racing for me this weekend as I'll be working.
If it was me I'd say train it. Use the GoCard for the cheaper fare and sit in the air conditioned train. Depending on how you feel you could get off at an earlier stop and ride the remaining distance ie Bail at Toombul and hit up the Kedron Brook Bikeway back to the city and vice versa. If its raining just drive
The weather down here has been remarkably 'Victorian' to say the least. I've managed to get out a bit the past week, but had to revert to the trainer, sadly.
Hopefully the weather will pick up.
Keep up the good work all.
Got some new brakes today. Had plenty of time to install them and head out to the local crit circuit for a shakedown run. About to put the bike in the stand and mount them when I see something.... something off in the distance. I had to move the brake cables to get a closer view but once I was close enough.
Hooray for Thursday late night trading. Bike is now in the shop awaiting a warranty replacement (didn't have any stems in my length available).
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Good thing you found it now and not at the end of the month doing a descent of one of the hills around here. Me thinks with you hammering the downhills I would be getting an alloy stem and bars, like the pro's do.
Oath. That's exactly the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw it. Not Oh there's a crack. Oh, how much is this gonna cost me. But oh f**k thank god I didn't ride down glorious and having it fail in a spectacular fashion. Shortly followed up with a phone call to the giant shop asking about their mtce schedule and getting the nod to bring it around that evening.
Yeah. I'm not really a big fan when it comes to carbonfibre around the stem/handlebar area for obvious reasons. Might just use the propel as a dedicated race bike and use the Merida as the dedicated training bike.
I'm using strava, so far 9339km.
Gosh - you'll do it easily! I was hoping for someone to 'compete' with me... I haven't even cracked 8,000 km yet!!
Well done everyone who has made their 10k already!
I'm on about 8500 and am close enough to sniff it, but still need to push hard. In Melbourne it seems to have been crazily windy lately, or maybe I'm just soft...
Not soft - it's either been wind or rain or both. This winter I've used every drop of every lubricant I've had kicking around the bike room!
I am now a big fan of Shimano's wet lube.
Went to a Christmas drinks thing last night and caught a train home. Am now on a 5.39 train to get to work to get on the bike to get my kms in... The things we do!
Lol well done...biking after xmas do is keen.
I'm sure the wind will ease soon.. It better, or I may not make target!
I won't let on about it. ..hahaha
sent from a MacGalaxy far, far away. ..
wow, Luke that's scary. those parts are carbon wrap i think - so you should still have an aluminium 'skeleton' underneath, which may or may not be cracked. but not good either way!
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