2020 cycling thread

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errant

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edit - if helmet took a strong impact does it need replacing
if the helmet has taken any impact, think the recommendation is you get a new one before riding again.

hope the road rash isnt too bad today... how's the bike?
 
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It should never be compulsory. It allows nature to filter out the morons.
It’s compulsory in Western Australia where I live. I couldn’t imagine not wearing a helmet.
And now that I’m back from holidays I’m out on my first ride of the year tomorrow. Doing about an hour and a half just to get the legs back into it. It’s not helping that I caught some sort of chest infection on the flight back over the weekend. At least if I have a coughing fit and come off my compulsory bike helmet might save me.
 

Fletch

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if the helmet has taken any impact, think the recommendation is you get a new one before riding again.

hope the road rash isnt too bad today... how's the bike?
cheers mate

had quick look last night in garage, i think/hope it is ok , the gear i had on is all shredded and helmet will be no good now .
walking around at work like john wayne today with a very sore hip and cuts all over arms/hands and all down right leg.

will need to go down cycle world for new helmet in couple weeks so may take bike down at same time to ask if they can give it a basic maintenance/check over ? lots of scratched on the frame now but couldn't see any cracks, not clued up on the bike mechanics at all so wasn't 100%

just hope it hasn't put me off, will be a bit wary at first when I do go out again . just when i was starting to put a bit training together again , still fuming that the dick just drove on
the important question as always :)
to be fair even when i was lying down the first thing i did was look over at my bike for damage then stop my garmin :D
 
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Cee Jay

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cheers mate

had quick look last night in garage, i think/hope it is ok , the gear i had on is all shredded and helmet will be no good now .
walking around at work like john wayne today with a very sore hip and cuts all over arms/hands and all down right leg.

will need to go down cycle world for new helmet in couple weeks so may take bike down at same time to ask if they can give it a basic maintenance/check over ? lots of scratched on the frame now but couldn't see any cracks, not clued up on the bike mechanics at all so wasn't 100%

just hope it hasn't put me off, will be a bit wary at first when I do go out again . just when i was starting to put a bit training together again , still fuming that the dick just drove on

to be fair even when i was lying down the first thing i did was look over at my bike for damage then stop my garmin :D

Surely you can get helmets cheaper than in Cycleworld...not just find the same helmet online ?
 
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cheers mate

had quick look last night in garage, i think/hope it is ok , the gear i had on is all shredded and helmet will be no good now .
walking around at work like john wayne today with a very sore hip and cuts all over arms/hands and all down right leg.

will need to go down cycle world for new helmet in couple weeks so may take bike down at same time to ask if they can give it a basic maintenance/check over ? lots of scratched on the frame now but couldn't see any cracks, not clued up on the bike mechanics at all so wasn't 100%

just hope it hasn't put me off, will be a bit wary at first when I do go out again . just when i was starting to put a bit training together again , still fuming that the dick just drove on

to be fair even when i was lying down the first thing i did was look over at my bike for damage then stop my garmin :D
That was me when I had a bit of a fall last year. At the time I just got back on and finished the ride (until my derailleur went through the spokes 35km later). Afterwards and once I’d got the bike repaired I felt very wary about getting back on and when I did I avoided anywhere where there might have been fast moving traffic that couldn’t give me a wide berth.
 

DaveH

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Target of 2,000 miles and a couple of rides of at least 75 miles.

Not been out yet this year. Picked up a cold early in the new year and can't shake off an annoying cough. Hopefully will get out commuting soon. I only did a couple of rides last January so want at least 100 miles by the end of the month.
 

monkeytassle

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That was me when I had a bit of a fall last year. At the time I just got back on and finished the ride (until my derailleur went through the spokes 35km later). Afterwards and once I’d got the bike repaired I felt very wary about getting back on and when I did I avoided anywhere where there might have been fast moving traffic that couldn’t give me a wide berth.
I was really concussed. Got back on and cycled another 10km til someone stopped me and said half your top is ripped off and you're bleeding a lot
 

Fletch

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I was really concussed. Got back on and cycled another 10km til someone stopped me and said half your top is ripped off and you're bleeding a lot
i put the chain back on and slowly cycled home as knew the missus was out with her running club , got some strange sights as had blood seeping through my top from both arms and everything was ripped , looked like a dog had mauled me
 
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I was really concussed. Got back on and cycled another 10km til someone stopped me and said half your top is ripped off and you're bleeding a lot
Yeah, know what you mean. It wasn’t until I was on the train with a knacked bike that I saw that the right leg was a bit wet and my bib and socks were letting some air in.
 

Cee Jay

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i put the chain back on and slowly cycled home as knew the missus was out with her running club , got some strange sights as had blood seeping through my top from both arms and everything was ripped , looked like a dog had mauled me
my time where car took me out at decent speed ( luckily the car hit the bike rather than me) left me with some horrible road rash.....two days before my first ever trip to Mallorca.

Got loads of knowing nods from other cyclists.... ;)
 

Fletch

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my time where car took me out at decent speed ( luckily the car hit the bike rather than me) left me with some horrible road rash.....two days before my first ever trip to Mallorca.

Got loads of knowing nods from other cyclists.... ;)
when out round the pool you prob just looked like you were into S&M mate:D
 

Al

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just hope it hasn't put me off, will be a bit wary at first when I do go out again . just when i was starting to put a bit training together again , still fuming that the dick just drove on
You're bound to feel a bit wary at first but confidence always comes back eventually - just keep riding & don't worry.

Mind my last big off was when I hit a pothole while giving it the full beans on a descent, resulting in shredded kit and bits of shredded me. That was over 18 months ago and I still can't go full speed on descents, so who knows, maybe I'll never get back that ability to relax going fast downhill. Shame if so cos it was fun, but I'll not let that bother me and I'll not let it put me off riding.

And btw, and I'm really not trying to make any point here or trying to tell anyone what to do or not to do, but regarding some comments in recent posts I wasn't wearing a helmet that day and I didn't die.
 
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Just back from first ride. Shit food and no training makes EJK a fat bastard.
 

Cee Jay

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Question for @Hitchin Exile ...or anyone else who's been cycling Althea way

Thinking of doing Althea one time as the wife fancies going there ( possibly next Feb half term)
Know where we want to stay (very cycle friendly hotel) but wondering what's the weather like in mid Feb ?
Always do Mallorca at Easter (and still plan to next year) and the weather is nice then, just wondering whether Feb would be nice enough ?

Know that Hitchin/Roger is out there now....but want it nice enough for shorts/short sleeve jersey. Not going abroad to be chilly/cold

Cheers
 

Hitchin Exile

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Question for @Hitchin Exile ...or anyone else who's been cycling Althea way

Thinking of doing Althea one time as the wife fancies going there ( possibly next Feb half term)
Know where we want to stay (very cycle friendly hotel) but wondering what's the weather like in mid Feb ?
Always do Mallorca at Easter (and still plan to next year) and the weather is nice then, just wondering whether Feb would be nice enough ?

Know that Hitchin/Roger is out there now....but want it nice enough for shorts/short sleeve jersey. Not going abroad to be chilly/cold

Cheers
Hello mate. The weather here is generally lovely through the Winter but it’s a bit more prone to storms which are increasingly severe but only last 2-3 days.

The climbs here go over 1,000mtrs and it can get really chilly on the descents. So at this time of year, I’ll generally wear a l/s base layer, a Gabba, arm-warmers and a gilet and sometimes even put on a shower jacket for descents. Get a bit warm on the climbs though. Don’t forget that I’m a soft southern wuss who feels the cold.


I heartily recommend the area though. Brilliant, beautiful, quiet climbs. We worked out that in a 6 hour ride on Monday that, once we were away from the coast, we’d seen more World Tour pros than either moving cars or other cyclists.
This trip we’ve seen Bahrain McClaren, Astana, NTT, Lotto Soudal, Sunweb, QuickStep, Vital Concept, Direct Energie, CCC plus women’s team and lots of Pro Conti.

If you want to know more and chat through good routes etc, just let me know.
 
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