Silly commuting racing

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beams87
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby beams87 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 13:45 pm

tetm wrote:
Kieran_Burns wrote:Hmph.

You lot with your fancy-schmancy 20+mph sprints between lights

Some of us have to hold 16-18mph for miles at a time with ne'er a stop anywhere. I'm chuffed to bits to be able to SEE 20-something on the speedo.


That poor Madone.


That poor big ring.

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Kieran_Burns » Fri Apr 05, 2013 13:45 pm

tetm wrote:
Kieran_Burns wrote:Hmph.

You lot with your fancy-schmancy 20+mph sprints between lights

Some of us have to hold 16-18mph for miles at a time with ne'er a stop anywhere. I'm chuffed to bits to be able to SEE 20-something on the speedo.


That poor Madone.


Well.... when I'm on the Madone for the commute, I do tend to hold pretty much 20 ish the whole 12 miles and if the weather Gods are smiling I have recorded (and filmed) a held 25+ for a few miles

Generally, however... 16-18mph the whole way with a FUC most days.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby pitchshifter » Fri Apr 05, 2013 14:28 pm

beams87 wrote:It was me (thanks coriordan). Pitchshifter, well played - I was out gunned by Trigon & the wind. A worthy scalp.

Lead out Trigon et al. @ ~ 25-30 mph for a while into a severe wind, was punishing myself for having a drink last night ;)


:lol:

I said to myself "surely he can't keep that up, I'm almost flat out? I'm pretty sure that's a headwind?" Then Trigon goes past and I thought "sod that". Good effort into that wind though..

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Wrath Rob » Fri Apr 05, 2013 14:32 pm

Kieran_Burns wrote:Hmph.

You lot with your fancy-schmancy 20+mph sprints between lights

Some of us have to hold 16-18mph for miles at a time with ne'er a stop anywhere. I'm chuffed to bits to be able to SEE 20-something on the speedo.

Try changing it into km/h. It will make you feel a lot better.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Kieran_Burns » Fri Apr 05, 2013 15:01 pm

beams87 wrote:
tetm wrote:
Kieran_Burns wrote:Hmph.

You lot with your fancy-schmancy 20+mph sprints between lights

Some of us have to hold 16-18mph for miles at a time with ne'er a stop anywhere. I'm chuffed to bits to be able to SEE 20-something on the speedo.


That poor Madone.


That poor big ring.



I should use the middle ring more often I know
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby cyclingprop » Fri Apr 05, 2013 15:21 pm

Kieran_Burns wrote:
beams87 wrote:
tetm wrote:
Kieran_Burns wrote:Hmph.

You lot with your fancy-schmancy 20+mph sprints between lights

Some of us have to hold 16-18mph for miles at a time with ne'er a stop anywhere. I'm chuffed to bits to be able to SEE 20-something on the speedo.


That poor Madone.


That poor big ring.



I should use the middle ring more often I know


Oh the humanity.
What do you mean you think 64cm is a big frame?

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby tetm » Fri Apr 05, 2013 15:28 pm

Kieran_Burns wrote:
beams87 wrote:
tetm wrote:
Kieran_Burns wrote:Hmph.

You lot with your fancy-schmancy 20+mph sprints between lights

Some of us have to hold 16-18mph for miles at a time with ne'er a stop anywhere. I'm chuffed to bits to be able to SEE 20-something on the speedo.


That poor Madone.


That poor big ring.



I should use the middle ring more often I know


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=eKFjWR7X5dU#t=41s

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby michael_roadie » Fri Apr 05, 2013 18:13 pm

Thought I got a KOM today on one segment and a personal best if not KOM on another segment on on the commute home... but my Garmin was apparently being a tw*t and Strava shows my route along side the road through buildings, sometimes veering sharply off randomly and back again, though of course I was plodding straight along on the road all the time... has this happened to anyone else? Seems to happen to me mostly on my way home, not really on my commute in. Also noticed when it's acting up it tends to show me moving several mph when I'm standing still. Wondering if it has to do with my surroundings when I turn it on for my commute home, high walls around me and stuff, is the Garmin just latching on to some crappy satellite or due to not finding it's preferred or something?

I have attempted to test this a few times by riding a bit away, then enabling it... then waiting till it finally picks something up (Edge 500 btw)... and usually at does follow me correctly at that point, but I'm still uncertain and wonder if anyone has any experience with this. Thanks


Oh - bearded guy with a white-ish Kask vertigo, blue (I think) open jacket, zipp wheels and some red frame, near Clapham Common - nice speed and was stealthily 'mirin your wheels!

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby iPete » Fri Apr 05, 2013 19:10 pm

Seems odd that a Garmin edge is doing it, you in a really built up part of town? Not sure if this will fix it..
http://strava-tools.raceshape.com/snap/

And evening Blonde, Zone 1 training? ;)

Got caught in two minds, continue to reel in the guy ahead or be social, ended up managing neither :lol: Good luck racing, I didn't get a place/too slow and sold out, need to get something booked ASAP.

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Blonde Cyclist » Fri Apr 05, 2013 19:30 pm

Yup - easy commute! I tried to spin up but it's hard to chase in Z1...

Anyway - nice to see you briefly ;) Looking forwards to Sunday except the early start. You need to get (proper) racing soon! Shame to waste all that speed...
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby cyclingprop » Sun Apr 07, 2013 16:40 pm

Fancy bumping in to Coriordan on the wiggle spring saddle today
What do you mean you think 64cm is a big frame?

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby coriordan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 20:06 pm

Interesting KOM's there on Strava. Good final descent - just pipped me! Got the other one though.

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby cyclingprop » Sun Apr 07, 2013 20:49 pm

1 each innit ;)
What do you mean you think 64cm is a big frame?

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Kieran_Burns » Mon Apr 08, 2013 08:15 am

Boy did I get comprehensively left for dust this morning.

Two guys on touring config'd bikes pull out of a junction on the right just ahead of me and left me reeling in their wake.

I had NO chance, they were going at least 25% quicker than me. I did briefly try and match them but it wasn't going to happen. I had a great list of excuses all lined up though:

They'd come from the right so clearly had a tailwind whereas I'd been into the wind the whole way in
It was my first time on the bike for 3 weeks
My mate had borrowed the bike and adjusted the saddle too high for me
I was on the Tricross not the Felt which is a slower bike

I think I got the phase of the moon in there somewhere as well....
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Veronese68 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 08:25 am

Pulled up next to a chap on a Bianchi at a set of lights in Kingston this morning.Rare to see any competition headed my way, the lights changed and I set off full of new bike keenness. I soon realised I wasn't going to be able to keep that pace up for long, I kept going. I resisted looking over my shoulder to see where he was, just a quick check on the cars. Couldn't see him so I must have left him for dead. Through the tunnel and over the bridge, as I turn right towards Bushy Park I have a long look and there's no sign of him. Success. Or, more likely he turned left at the very first set of lights.

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby menthel » Mon Apr 08, 2013 08:34 am

So do I get points for each time I passed the guys that overtook me at red lights or squirmed their way to the front of the queue and then went half way across the junction? 2 specialised road bikes and a triban 3 I passed at least twice each because of their red light idiotness. ;)

Mind you, anyone of any substance (or basic fitness) is more than welcome to pass me on my Charge. Watch out for me breating heavily, wearing a yellow long sleeve and having a slightly girly orange crumpler courier style bag.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby JonGinge » Mon Apr 08, 2013 08:38 am

Imagining I was Cancellara today: bridging solo between SCR groups. :D

We were promised higher temperatures and less wind. Not That Noticeable.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby anonymousblackfg » Mon Apr 08, 2013 08:39 am

Quite a world of dicks out there thismoring, feckless idiot in a knackered old Vectra pushed me out of the right turning lane so he could squeeze to ahead of me at the lights, he looked the type to have done time so I didn't point out what a sh*t driver he was, then I picked up a drafting fairy from pretty much RP all the way to chelsea, Blue jacket riding a silver BH, anyone here?

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby menthel » Mon Apr 08, 2013 08:40 am

Agreed. It was a little warmer (1-2 degrees probably) but the wind was still there. Hopefully it will change tomorrow.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby tetm » Mon Apr 08, 2013 09:03 am

There was someone on a plastic Ribble in those cheapo blue and white ZipVit shorts absolutely flying down Embankment today (compared to everybody else).


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