Have I missed anything?

pottssteve
pottssteve Posts: 4,069
edited July 2022 in The cake stop
I joined the forum in 2008 and started road cycling regularly in 2009. At one time I was a very regular visitor, and have posted over 4000 times. However, for various reasons I think my last post was sometime in 2015. What's been the biggest change in cycling in the last 7 years?

Have I missed anything since then? :)
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,354
    No.
  • pottssteve
    pottssteve Posts: 4,069
    Pross said:

    No.

    Excellent. Didn't think so. Same cr@p as when I left... :)

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  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    loads of people think they HAVE to have discs and electric assisted shifting to ride exactly the same tides As people hsve done for decades or they WILL DIE. for some bizarre reason.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • focuszing723
    focuszing723 Posts: 7,212
    edited July 2022
    Where I live (hilly) lots of people use electric bikes now. They seem very popular, good to see really if it gets people out the house.
  • pottssteve
    pottssteve Posts: 4,069
    MattFalle said:

    loads of people think they HAVE to have discs and electric assisted shifting to ride exactly the same tides As people hsve done for decades or they WILL DIE. for some bizarre reason.

    Glad I missed that. I'm still on caliper brakes and 105....

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  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    MattFalle said:

    loads of people think they HAVE to have discs and electric assisted shifting to ride exactly the same tides As people hsve done for decades or they WILL DIE. for some bizarre reason.

    Glad I missed that. I'm still on caliper brakes and 105....

    not for much longer as Shimano seem to be having their way.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,894
    Mountain bikes don't have 26 inch wheels anymore.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited July 2022
    people think they NEED to fill their road tyres with gloopy stuff or they will DIE
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pottssteve
    pottssteve Posts: 4,069
    MattFalle said:

    MattFalle said:

    loads of people think they HAVE to have discs and electric assisted shifting to ride exactly the same tides As people hsve done for decades or they WILL DIE. for some bizarre reason.

    Glad I missed that. I'm still on caliper brakes and 105....

    not for much longer as Shimano seem to be having their way.
    Perhaps I will stock up....


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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,354
    Oh, I forgot - there have been a few things that were briefly discussed on here in passing. Something called Covid, a minor political policy known as Brexit and the new PM who I think it is fair to say generally gets good approval ratings from the Cake Stop community who also love that Brexit thing he helped introduce.

    Some tips to fit back in - make sure you say how good you think Boris is, extol the virtues of Brexit and tell people how vaccines for Covid are just a form of Government control. Complaints about wokeness and political correctness gone mad will also go down well.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited July 2022

    MattFalle said:

    MattFalle said:

    loads of people think they HAVE to have discs and electric assisted shifting to ride exactly the same tides As people hsve done for decades or they WILL DIE. for some bizarre reason.

    Glad I missed that. I'm still on caliper brakes and 105....

    not for much longer as Shimano seem to be having their way.
    Perhaps I will stock up....


    see the 105/Di2 thread - everyone else is.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    oh - you hsve to work out some randomshitabout tyre width and your weight before you can go out gor a ride with your mates
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,354
    Slovenia is the new UK when it comes to Grand Tour winners.
  • pottssteve
    pottssteve Posts: 4,069
    Pross said:

    Slovenia is the new UK when it comes to Grand Tour winners.

    Yes, I saw that. But I understand that Cav is the new Cav. Or is he still past it?

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  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,897
    People don't go to ride real places any more, far easier just to get changed and jump on the turbo, which these days can easily emulate ~20% gradients. Just waiting for headwind emulation and frame melting fake rain.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,437

    Pross said:

    Slovenia is the new UK when it comes to Grand Tour winners.

    Yes, I saw that. But I understand that Cav is the new Cav. Or is he still past it?

    No, Froome is "past it",

    Cav is, in fact, "finished"
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • focuszing723
    focuszing723 Posts: 7,212
    Cav won the nationals, people seemed to have missed that.
  • photonic69
    photonic69 Posts: 2,561
    We got a phone line installed in our house and it’s not a party line either! That’s posh innit!?


    Sometimes. Maybe. Possibly.

  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,165

    Where I live (hilly) lots of people use electric bikes now. They seem very popular, good to see really if it gets people out the house.

    Strangely I only ever see e-bikes on the flat, never the hills. Dunno why.
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  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,591

    I joined the forum in 2008 and started road cycling regularly in 2009. At one time I was a very regular visitor, and have posted over 4000 times. However, for various reasons I think my last post was sometime in 2015…. :)

    So, you’ve made parole then?

    Welcome back.
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  • pottssteve
    pottssteve Posts: 4,069
    Thanks. Ironically, I would have probably had a lot more time to post on here if I had been locked up... o:)
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  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,491

    I joined the forum in 2008 and started road cycling regularly in 2009. At one time I was a very regular visitor, and have posted over 4000 times. However, for various reasons I think my last post was sometime in 2015. What's been the biggest change in cycling in the last 7 years?

    Have I missed anything since then? :)

    Nope, you were posting in 2020. Overly dramatic.
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  • pottssteve
    pottssteve Posts: 4,069
    seanoconn said:

    I joined the forum in 2008 and started road cycling regularly in 2009. At one time I was a very regular visitor, and have posted over 4000 times. However, for various reasons I think my last post was sometime in 2015. What's been the biggest change in cycling in the last 7 years?

    Have I missed anything since then? :)

    Nope, you were posting in 2020. Overly dramatic.
    You might be right! That was just after I received a heavy blow to the head.

    Was it just one post?

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