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  • Graham Breeze's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    I was pondering this debate on my 39 miles (2700 feet): Bolton Abbey - Burnsall - Grassington - Gargrave ride when an old man passed me on a nasty...
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  • anthonykay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    anthonykay replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    What upset me was when they built the Toyota factory and closed the straight road from Willington to Etwall, spoiling the best route into the...
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  • Gambatte's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    Gambatte replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    Marco, when I have time I'll try to explain why I consider your explanation wrong.
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  • PeteS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    PeteS replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    I think as Marco says you use a greater combination of muscle groups and weight distribution can be more dynamic which seems for me to generate more...
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  • Marco's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    Marco replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    A shorter ride than normal dodging very dark, and potentially thundery, showers. Started from just to the East of Hoar Cross and headed NE to...
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  • Marco's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    Marco replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    No Whilst I can see what you are getting at, the fact is that when pedalling on the saddle some weight is being supported by the saddle and also...
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  • anthonykay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:08 PM
    It appears that it has been made a World Heritage site; but it's only the slate quarrying areas:...
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  • molehill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:59 PM
    molehill replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    Didn't get far up the hill before the thunderstorm moved in, lightning overhead I sprinted for home pursued by hail stones! Do cyclists ever get...
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  • noel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:07 PM
    noel replied to a thread World Heritage Site in General chat!
    It seems you win some and lose some. This after Liverpool was stripped of it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-57879475
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  • Mike T's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    11.7 miles, 2,279 feet, 2 hours 54 minutes: Rothay Bridge - Under Loughrigg - Badger Bar - Rydal Water - Deerbolt Woods - Loughrigg top - around...
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  • Llani Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:50 PM
    I am hoping that UNESCO does not announce that Snowdonia will be made a World Heritage Site later today. I fear that if it becomes one then access...
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  • Gambatte's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45 AM
    Gambatte replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    On the Skill of Balancing While Riding a Bicycle https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0149340
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  • Llani Boy's Avatar
    27-07-2021, 11:03 PM
    Llani Boy replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    I agree. The weight of one's body and bike combined are the same whether seated or standing on the pedals. I think that a different position/angle of...
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  • Gambatte's Avatar
    27-07-2021, 09:57 PM
    Gambatte replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    I don't buy the point "you can use your body weight". Of course you can use your body weight to push the pedals down. But for that to be possible,...
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  • noel's Avatar
    27-07-2021, 09:52 PM
    My first froglet encounter of this year. A few hopping across the road in front of my bike as I cycled very slowly up the hill home from the station...
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  • Marco's Avatar
    27-07-2021, 06:40 PM
    Marco replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    I was being simplistic, so everyone reading could follow I also think there's more to it, and there's probably a whole PhD subject waiting for...
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  • Marco's Avatar
    27-07-2021, 06:21 PM
    I think it's a case of 'getting your eye in', as once I started taking an interest I started to see a lot more. There are, apparently, around 40...
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  • Mossdog's Avatar
    27-07-2021, 06:14 PM
    Nice one. Is this year an exceptionally good one for dragonflies? I seem to have seen so many more than usual, but perhaps I've just 'tuned-in'...
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  • Marco's Avatar
    27-07-2021, 06:06 PM
    A female Southern Hawker dragonfly above my mum's very small pond. Wouldn't settle long, or let you get close, but I managed to get the following...
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  • anthonykay's Avatar
    27-07-2021, 05:33 PM
    A race that has recently come to my attention is the Cwm Alpine Climb, held at Cwm Carnival. This is at the village of Cwm, a few miles down the...
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  • TheReverand's Avatar
    27-07-2021, 01:31 PM
    That's him, for some reason I was thinking Alan... You're correct though! Derry Brabbs, now that's a name nobody will forget, also synonymous with...
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  • Mike T's Avatar
    27-07-2021, 01:03 PM
    12.06 miles, 3,883 feet, 4 hours 24 minutes: Traveller's Rest - Grasmere - Far Easedale - Calf Crag - Steel Fell - Steel End - Dunmail Raise - Seat...
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  • molehill's Avatar
    27-07-2021, 09:22 AM
    molehill replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    As a very amateur novice cyclist I cannot get to grips with the standing up off the saddle to peddle uphill. Possibly I have the wrong technique but...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    27-07-2021, 07:31 AM
    Travs replied to a thread Arenig Fawr in Races
    Well done Anthony, it's a fantastic race. My scrawled notes on the back of my race map tell me that CP1-CP2... Low = tussocky grass High =...
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  • anthonykay's Avatar
    26-07-2021, 11:19 PM
    anthonykay replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    So, if the Arenig Fawr fell race on Saturday was the "main course", then the "dessert" was cycling over two of Wales' 500-metre passes over the next...
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  • anthonykay's Avatar
    26-07-2021, 10:24 PM
    anthonykay replied to a thread Arenig Fawr in Races
    Well, I didn't come last . . . My navigation was perfect; but there is a big difference between navigation and finding the best line. I knew where...
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  • Gambatte's Avatar
    26-07-2021, 09:53 PM
    Gambatte replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    Thanks but I don't think this answers it. No matter how (un)fit, and overgeared or not. The workload your muscles are required to do is always the...
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  • theitmancometh's Avatar
    26-07-2021, 09:32 PM
    I think 'the bloke off Look North' you refer to may be Eric Robson?? If so, I remember it too; it was good TV
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  • Llani Boy's Avatar
    26-07-2021, 08:48 PM
    Llani Boy replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    I agree, and the sooner the organisers of the Grand Tours remove team radios the better.
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  • TheReverand's Avatar
    26-07-2021, 08:08 PM
    Been in love with the books from boyhood, still have pride of place on the bookshelves. Was only the other day I was flicking through the Central...
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