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  • PeteS's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    26-07-2021, 07:16 PM
    It was a shambles. They don't know their arses from their elbows without their teams to tell them which is which. Completely undone by a herculean...
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    26-07-2021, 07:08 PM
    mr brightside replied to a thread Turnslack Fell race in Races
    Cheers fellgaz. 83.08 points scored, that's pretty solid for me. I was reflecting today on how my relentless speed endurance training paid off at...
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  • fellgazelle's Avatar
    26-07-2021, 06:33 PM
    fellgazelle replied to a thread Holme Moss in Races
    That was a tough day at the office! I also struggled with the heat and humidity, especially on the flagstones (which I dislike immensely at the best...
    4 replies | 1769 view(s)
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