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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby LiveGiantly » Tue Apr 08, 2014 09:47 am

Forget SCRing - it's more like fighting with the wind at the moment!
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby willy b » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:24 am

Agree that wind was quite tasty this morning.

Regents Park was full of limpets this morning. Just saying.

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby goonz » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:28 am

LiveGiantly wrote:
goonz wrote:I really dont appreciate headwinds, but I dont appreciate wheel sucking cnuts even more. Same wheel sucker I mentioned a few days ago turned up just as I was beginning my commute. W said 'morning' and got on our way. Lo and behold a few minutes down the road I spot his shadow right behind mine and my blood boils. I weave about a bit letting him past which he doesnt do. So I slow right down I mean any slower and I would have stopped. This is in the middle of the road no where near lights or any other obstruction and he still slows down behind me. I can hear his freewheel clicking away!

Finally he pedals past, I ride behind until we hit some lights. I dont fancy sitting behind him or riding with him near me so I have to put in an effort (which I wasnt planning on doing) just to build a gap between us. Wind was brutal but that joker spurred me on.

Didnt spot Sharky or any other competition.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Always a pleasure reading your distaste of drafters...


Dont get me wrong, I do draft at times if my legs are spent or if someone is willing to put in a shift and is fast enough. When I dont have the legs I still acknowledge the other guy and let him know that I wont be able to tow and he is more than welcome to drop me and disappear and usually after a few miles they usually do.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby J_MCD » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:30 am

Pleasant ride in this morning just a shame about the wind being all over the place.

My new commute in takes me up Wimbledon Hill, I think I actually prefer the hills in Richmond Park, steeper but shorter and at least the scenery is nicer.

Could be a strange coincidence, but this morning, almost everyone who was being a dick was riding a yellow Carrera. Saw at least three idiots including one guy, headphones in, who wasn't even slowing down for red lights, just blasting straight through. Twunt.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Sharkyssurfers » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:48 am

goonz wrote:
LiveGiantly wrote:
goonz wrote:I really dont appreciate headwinds, but I dont appreciate wheel sucking cnuts even more. Same wheel sucker I mentioned a few days ago turned up just as I was beginning my commute. W said 'morning' and got on our way. Lo and behold a few minutes down the road I spot his shadow right behind mine and my blood boils. I weave about a bit letting him past which he doesnt do. So I slow right down I mean any slower and I would have stopped. This is in the middle of the road no where near lights or any other obstruction and he still slows down behind me. I can hear his freewheel clicking away!

Finally he pedals past, I ride behind until we hit some lights. I dont fancy sitting behind him or riding with him near me so I have to put in an effort (which I wasnt planning on doing) just to build a gap between us. Wind was brutal but that joker spurred me on.

Didnt spot Sharky or any other competition.




:lol: :lol: :lol:

Always a pleasure reading your distaste of drafters...


Dont get me wrong, I do draft at times if my legs are spent or if someone is willing to put in a shift and is fast enough. When I dont have the legs I still acknowledge the other guy and let him know that I wont be able to tow and he is more than welcome to drop me and disappear and usually after a few miles they usually do.


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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby MrSweary » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:35 am

Not sure I noticed any adverse wind but then I left the park around 7am so maybe it hadn't got up yet.

Blasted everyone apart from TCC man (who was wearing a helmet today). He was leaving the park at the same time as me, gave himself Priory Lane to recover them sped off the front from the LRR onwards making me feel very very slow.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby ShavedWheels » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:44 am

MrSweary wrote:
Blasted everyone apart from TCC man (who was wearing a helmet today).


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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby jds_1981 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:28 pm

Talius wrote:Horrendous ride in. Nearly got taken out by two different vans swerving left into me to avoid traffic islands.


Maybe just me, but I know the rough locations of the traffic islands on my route and so avoid undertaking down the cycle lane in this sort of scenario?
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Talius » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:40 pm

jds_1981 wrote:
Talius wrote:Horrendous ride in. Nearly got taken out by two different vans swerving left into me to avoid traffic islands.


Maybe just me, but I know the rough locations of the traffic islands on my route and so avoid undertaking down the cycle lane in this sort of scenario?


Yes, but they were overtaking me, and I wasn't exactly in the middle of the lane.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby jds_1981 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:46 pm

Talius wrote:Yes, but they were overtaking me, and I wasn't exactly in the middle of the lane.


Ah, okay. I might well have done the same then - I tend to cycle on the left and assume that drivers have enough sense to plan for what is coming. Normally they do, but I am sometimes disappointed.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Dyrlac » Tue Apr 08, 2014 13:14 pm

LiveGiantly wrote:Forget SCRing - it's more like fighting with the wind at the moment!

I don't know, I quite appreciated the breeze giving me a gentle shove up CS7, which really saves my smashed up knee. Having just gotten back on the bike after a 5 week layoff, on my first day back I thought my rehab exercises had miraculously preserved my top end, it wasn't until my ride home that I realised the morning ride had been significantly wind assisted. :oops:

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby LiveGiantly » Tue Apr 08, 2014 13:41 pm

Dyrlac wrote:
LiveGiantly wrote:Forget SCRing - it's more like fighting with the wind at the moment!

I don't know, I quite appreciated the breeze giving me a gentle shove up CS7, which really saves my smashed up knee. Having just gotten back on the bike after a 5 week layoff, on my first day back I thought my rehab exercises had miraculously preserved my top end, it wasn't until my ride home that I realised the morning ride had been significantly wind assisted. :oops:


I'm glad you came to realise this yourself otherwise this post would have started with the word - TAILWIND!!

I'm all for tailwinds BUT headwinds, crosswinds & hurricanes are a different story....

Well I'm glad your back on your bike, they say you can't keep a good man/woman (*delete as appropriate) down...
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby itboffin » Tue Apr 08, 2014 13:58 pm

Talius wrote:Horrendous ride in. Nearly got taken out by two different vans swerving left into me to avoid traffic islands.

And being unable to change gear is horrible, don't know how SSers do it. Must get fettling this evening.


push harder with your legs you big jessie :twisted:
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby goonz » Tue Apr 08, 2014 14:07 pm

itboffin wrote:
Talius wrote:Horrendous ride in. Nearly got taken out by two different vans swerving left into me to avoid traffic islands.

And being unable to change gear is horrible, don't know how SSers do it. Must get fettling this evening.


push harder with your legs you big jessie :twisted:


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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby LiveGiantly » Tue Apr 08, 2014 14:23 pm

itboffin wrote:
Talius wrote:Horrendous ride in. Nearly got taken out by two different vans swerving left into me to avoid traffic islands.

And being unable to change gear is horrible, don't know how SSers do it. Must get fettling this evening.


push harder with your legs you big jessie :twisted:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Yeh, PUSH HARDER, so hard you end up with blisters & corns on your foot.... :idea:
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby Talius » Tue Apr 08, 2014 14:59 pm

Ah fugg off! I can push hard enough thank you, it was the ridiculous spinning in a stupid low gear, and the danger of becoming a retard, which worried me. :wink:
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby LiveGiantly » Tue Apr 08, 2014 15:11 pm

Talius wrote:Ah fugg off! I can push hard enough thank you, it was the ridiculous spinning in a stupid low gear, and the danger of becoming a retard, which worried me. :wink:


:lol: :shock: :? :|

I'm a gear-cyclist myself but I know of quite a few SS-cyclists on here....be careful you don't start a war :idea:
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby rower63 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 15:53 pm

Talius wrote:Ah fugg off! I can push hard enough thank you, it was the ridiculous spinning in a stupid low gear, and the danger of becoming a retard, which worried me. :wink:

in which case you should adopt bruceman's solution to the problem, 52x16 :evil:

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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby MrSweary » Tue Apr 08, 2014 16:14 pm

ShavedWheels wrote:
MrSweary wrote:
Blasted everyone apart from TCC man (who was wearing a helmet today).


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Don't remember deep section cosmics but he is always on something black, no backpack and always in the drops. Turns off at Lots Road. Sometimes I can keep up with him. Sometimes not.
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Re: Silly commuting racing

Postby menthel » Tue Apr 08, 2014 17:00 pm

CS7 home. No action but there was headwind.
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