**** 2017 Cycling Thread ****

Discussion in 'SMB' started by elder, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. elder

    elder Striker

    first work day so commute of the year under the belt. warm, humid and they closed of a few streets in town that i use due to putting in a tram line so had to make it up as i went along but still better than the bus.
  2. Sleepy

    Sleepy Striker

    I was thoroughly confused by that post until I realised where you were! :lol:
  3. elder

    elder Striker

    aye, out in the colonies. 32 deg C today and up to 38 deg C tomorrow... it's a bit on the warm side.
  4. Smiler

    Smiler Striker

    I rode to and from work the other day, it was neither warm nor humid and they hadn't closed any roads.
    It was pitch black in both directions and my crackers were frozen by the time I got to work and also when I got home the next morning.
  5. Ditchboy

    Ditchboy Central Defender

    Can MTBr's post in here or is it just road bums?
  6. elder

    elder Striker

    better than the bus though but...?
  7. Al

    Al Midfield

    You just did
  8. Market Where?

    Market Where? Striker

    Just serviced my bike at the weekend - very much a part timer though. I intend to start commuting in April when it gets light here and might look for something different - I was thinking of one of those cyclocross/adventure type jobs.

    I also intend to arrange a ride around Lake Geneva over a couple of days.
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  9. Billy Fish

    Billy Fish Striker

    Target for this year is 2017 miles, done the 17 so far...
  10. Kevj

    Kevj Winger

    Start an MTB equivalent. Last year's was slightly more road biased.
  11. You talking about intrepid routes up into the hills or those urban routes i see riders on just above lake level. We see them as we're heading back to the airport. Look great for training. No idea what condition the track surface is like. Could get a good few miles in round the lake.
  12. Market Where?

    Market Where? Striker

    They opened a proper route recently which does a bit of climbing to keep off main roads nut not too much! Apparently you get some great views when you are over the eastern side of the lake above Vevey.

    I did it a couple of years ago and pootled around at lake level basically doing some slow cycling between drinking sessions, however one of the lads who did it with us took off into France to do one of the TDF climbs. He missed his valley on the way back to the lake so had to do another TDF like climb! That is the good thing about the route, us knackers can just do the easy route around the lake and the hardcore can disappear off up the Jura and Alp foothills if they want and everyone meets back up for a pissup!
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  13. DaveH

    DaveH Striker

    I have a small target of 500 miles, I should be able to do this with ease.
  14. Cee Jay

    Cee Jay Striker

    Less than last year..but maybe more top end stuff
  15. Walter Ego

    Walter Ego Winger

    Didn't get into The Transcontinental, so I'm fucking bikes off and going fishing this year. Might do London Edinburgh London on a fixie though.
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  16. Cee Jay

    Cee Jay Striker


    Mooching on Strava recently...Ingrid injured ? Don't see much trace of her( or Steve Gordon for that matter) clocking the winter base miles like they have in the past
  17. Scotty

    Scotty Winger

    got a new turbo trainer for xmas, put my back out on boxing day - turbo trainer therefore still in its box

    so much for the 'at least 30 mins a day everyday' plan

  18. Walter Ego

    Walter Ego Winger

    We're all too busy fishing. Seriously. :lol:

    Getting SCFC waders printed.
  19. Cee Jay

    Cee Jay Striker

    Literally don't know where to start with that :eek:
  20. Roker Mackem

    Roker Mackem Striker

    Some tips anyone?

    I’m quite unfit, in an aerobic exercise sense, and I want to start cycling again.

    Has anyone got any tips for starting out (how many miles etc?)


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