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  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,337
    asprilla wrote:
    elbowloh wrote:
    asprilla wrote:
    Nice ride in this morning. 5 weeks of laziness means I'm finding it hard. Garmin said this morning's commute requires 69hrs of recovery. Yesterday's commute home needed 3.5 days so things are trending in the right direction.

    Saw Rhodri at the Rocks Lane junction this morning but didn't say high as we were on completely opposite sides of the bike box and I was turning left.

    Barnes is still a dream to ride in.

    Where does Garmin tell you your recovery time? On the device or Garmin Connect? I've not seen it.

    On my Edge 1000:

    Settings 》 My Stats 》 Recovery Advisor 》 Enable.

    If you are wearing an HRM it will give you a recovery time of between 6hrs and 4days when you save a ride.

    No idea how useful it is but it's another metric.
    Yeah. It's pants. Gave me a recovery time of 37 hours after an hour long chainy last Tuesday, then a recovery time of 32 hours for a 400km ride on Sunday... :roll:
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,958
    asprilla wrote:

    On my Edge 1000:

    Settings 》 My Stats 》 Recovery Advisor 》 Enable.

    If you are wearing an HRM it will give you a recovery time of between 6hrs and 4days when you save a ride.

    No idea how useful it is but it's another metric.
    Cheers Aprilla, i'll check it out. I don't always use the HRM, but might give it a go.
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  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,059
    elbowloh wrote:
    asprilla wrote:

    On my Edge 1000:

    Settings 》 My Stats 》 Recovery Advisor 》 Enable.

    If you are wearing an HRM it will give you a recovery time of between 6hrs and 4days when you save a ride.

    No idea how useful it is but it's another metric.
    Cheers Aprilla, i'll check it out. I don't always use the HRM, but might give it a go.

    On my 820 it auto displays every time I save a ride. Well, shortly after I save a ride to be precise

    EDIT. I'm not aware of having set it to display and it's usually laughably inaccurate in terms of over-estimating recovery time required 'before next ride'. stock pic from Google below

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  • drhaggisdrhaggis Posts: 766
    elbowloh wrote:
    asprilla wrote:

    On my Edge 1000:

    Settings 》 My Stats 》 Recovery Advisor 》 Enable.

    If you are wearing an HRM it will give you a recovery time of between 6hrs and 4days when you save a ride.

    No idea how useful it is but it's another metric.
    Cheers Aprilla, i'll check it out. I don't always use the HRM, but might give it a go.

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  • smokey_baconsmokey_bacon Posts: 1,590
    Incident at Queenstown, not sure on details but the roundabout was taped off with quite a few blue lights present. Last time they did that it was a cyclist under a skip lorry, hope it wasn't this time...

    Quite a lazy ride in on the heavy bike but enjoyably so :)

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/12/scooter-rider-dies-lorry-london-battersea

    RIP!
  • frogonabikefrogonabike Posts: 157
    Fudge. Knew it...

    Electric scooter as well, I wonder if there may be any repercussions on that front

    Always shocking when it's on your regular commute and chances are you've commuted alongside them recently
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,958
    RIP.

    In my experience, it's always v busy on that roundabout in the morning and no-one is able to go very quickly?

    As for the segregated lane for cyclists on that roundabout, it always seemed a bit confusing and I tended to stick to the main lane.
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  • anonymousblackfganonymousblackfg Posts: 1,965
    RIP. As much as the road layout is meant to help it is confusing to use. Also, we find it difficult enough on London's roads on 700c wheels, it must be dreadful hitting event a small hole when your front wheel is only 12cm.
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  • frogonabikefrogonabike Posts: 157
    The most dangerous part of that infra in my experience is when you re-merge pretty much into a bus stop. I've been run off the road by a bus once and seen it happen to many others. The two deaths that I now know of seem to be when joining the roundabout though.. so who knows, probably just lack of awareness from both parties
  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,059
    RIP indeed. I must admit that when i read that earlier i thought of motor scooter i.e. motorbike w/50cc engine rather than an electric scooter.

    On a lighter note I spotted this guy earlier this week #imnotjudging
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 21,961 Lives Here
    Very sad.
    The problem with the phrase electric scooter is it can mean two very different things. A chap at work has one, it’s like a 125 Vespa. Could also mean an electric kick along scooter.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,375
    Yesterday's drive home on the M4 no cyclist this time but a car undertaking with no number plates front or back
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,958
    So, gear cable snapped on way in, leaving me pretty much stuck in 34/12 (well i did have the option of 50/12) all the way, but still managed to get a few scalps.

    By the way, the lady (Emily Hartridge) involved in the fatal electric scooter crash at Queenstown was a TV presenter and instagram unfluencer https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... oter-crash.

    RIP
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,958
    elbowloh wrote:
    So, gear cable snapped on way in, leaving me pretty much stuck in 34/12 (well i did have the option of 50/12) all the way, but still managed to get a few scalps.

    By the way, the lady (Emily Hartridge) involved in the fatal electric scooter crash at Queenstown was a TV presenter and instagram unfluencer https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... oter-crash.

    RIP
    Further to that, just noticed the guardian have now got a story on "the invasion of the e-scooter"


    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019 ... r-backlash

    Not sure if this was the type of scooter involved in the incident, but i would have expected better from the guardian to follow the incident with an article headlined like this (tbf, i haven't read the article yet though).
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    Tall....
  • anonymousblackfganonymousblackfg Posts: 1,965
    Nice ride in, I took the new New Malden to Raynes Park path, a little detour but well worth it for traffic free and silky smooth tarmac.

    Tons of chopppers so effort was needed to stay free from them.
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  • martincmartinc Posts: 399
    32mm are definitely too big for summer commuting. I'm SCRing with Boris bikes FFS.
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  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,102
    Nice ride in, I took the new New Malden to Raynes Park path, a little detour but well worth it for traffic free and silky smooth tarmac.
    Where does this start & finish abfg?
    PT today as has been the case on quite a few Mondays and Fridays due to shower refurbishment in the building. Tube is grim.
  • anonymousblackfganonymousblackfg Posts: 1,965
    edited 15 July
    hopkinb wrote:
    Nice ride in, I took the new New Malden to Raynes Park path, a little detour but well worth it for traffic free and silky smooth tarmac.
    Where does this start & finish abfg?
    PT today as has been the case on quite a few Mondays and Fridays due to shower refurbishment in the building. Tube is grim.

    Raynes Park end you go into Camberley Ave opposite the Waitrose (off the road heading down towards the A3/Krispie Kreme junction. All resurfaced and it take you into the park, through the car park and the path begins. New Malden End it's right by the station, also there is a ramped bridge which lets you leave early at the New Malden end up onto Alric/Dukes Ave.

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  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,326
    edited 15 July
    Reliability test for the ADX this morning. All good and it's very comfortable.

    Needs:
    Garmin mount
    Saddle levelling a bit (feels down at the front)
    Bloody chain rub sorting

    Overtook everyone I saw on the way in, natch.

    Also, I wore arm warmers this morning. Not happy I needed to do that.
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  • kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 1,751
    Was in the US last week so no SCR action...............back into it this morning and the traffic was so light. Love it when school is out and the traffic halves.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 21,961 Lives Here
    hopkinb wrote:
    Nice ride in, I took the new New Malden to Raynes Park path, a little detour but well worth it for traffic free and silky smooth tarmac.
    Where does this start & finish abfg?
    PT today as has been the case on quite a few Mondays and Fridays due to shower refurbishment in the building. Tube is grim.

    Raynes Park end you go into Camberley Ave opposite the Waitrose (off the road heading down towards the A3/Krispie Kreme junction. All resurfaced and it take you into the park, through the car park and the path begins. New Malden End it's right by the station, also there is a ramped bridge which lets you leave early at the New Malden end up onto Alric/Dukes Ave.

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    Haven't sorted the bar tape yet then. I wasn't sure if that had opened yet, presumably there have been no terrorist threats yet then. I could use that when going to visit the old dear.
  • anonymousblackfganonymousblackfg Posts: 1,965
    Plenty of choppergeddon on the way in, anyone slightly ahead of me on CS7 to see what happened on the run up to toulous le trec with two bikes a car and a flat bed, one cyclist laying in the road and all traffic blocked? One bike had aero bars on so one assumes a likely cause was bike handling ability.
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  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,326
    31kph average on the way in this morning. Flyby tells me I couldn't quite catch Magnus and James as they made it through the lights at the end of Priory Lane and I didn't.

    New bike is lovely, and its definitely not just because it's new. Honest. Leveled the saddle last night and it's made a big difference to my wrist comfort this morning.
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  • j_mcdj_mcd Posts: 460
    asprilla wrote:
    31kph average on the way in this morning. Flyby tells me I couldn't quite catch Magnus and James as they made it through the lights at the end of Priory Lane and I didn't.

    I don't think I've ever got anywhere close to a 31kph average. Managed just over a 27 today but it feels like a lot more effort to get to a 29 which is where I'd like to be sitting.

    Felt knackered today and was going to full on pootle but got overtaken by a couple of chaps that come from out my way (Godalming I think) and they spurred me on to push a bit harder.

    There was A LOT of bikes out there today but some people need to learn that there are roads you can race on (Millbank obvs.) and roads you just need to hold back on (anywhere where there are roadworks on the Chelsea Embankment).
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  • rower63rower63 Posts: 1,952
    Yes was quite a sizable group of higher-than-usual speed, with a handful of total choppers thrown in trying to join in the "fun", but not knowing the "rules": e.g. trying to make a pass up the left, or aggressively trying to cut in across from the right having been drafting a lorry. Made for a twitchy ride.

    Also Liam regaled me with his tale from yesterday, caught on his bike-cam, of how a runner, annoyed at not being able to run across the bike-lane, pulled a rider down off his bike and set upon him, then got pulled off by a load of riders in the vicinity.
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,264
    rower63 wrote:

    Also Liam regaled me with his tale from yesterday, caught on his bike-cam, of how a runner, annoyed at not being able to run across the bike-lane, pulled a rider down off his bike and set upon him, then got pulled off by a load of riders in the vicinity.

    WTAF???
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  • smokey_baconsmokey_bacon Posts: 1,590
    cjcp wrote:
    rower63 wrote:

    Also Liam regaled me with his tale from yesterday, caught on his bike-cam, of how a runner, annoyed at not being able to run across the bike-lane, pulled a rider down off his bike and set upon him, then got pulled off by a load of riders in the vicinity.

    WTAF???

    Jesus! some total wackjobs out there!

    Must be the time of year theres definitely been a rise in choppers recently willing to draft anything dangerous that moves.
  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,059
    rower63 wrote:

    then got pulled off by a load of riders in the vicinity

    I hope he got the money-shot :oops:
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  • GallywomackGallywomack Posts: 823
    Must be the time of year theres definitely been a rise in choppers recently willing to draft anything dangerous that moves.

    Er...like me this morning, for instance. Got overtaken by some sort of e-utility/cargo bike on CS3. Thing was like a Sherman tank, ploughing along at around 20mph so rather than a silly overtake I availed myself of a nice comfortable tow. :oops:
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,326
    Must be the time of year theres definitely been a rise in choppers recently willing to draft anything dangerous that moves.

    Er...like me this morning, for instance. Got overtaken by some sort of e-utility/cargo bike on CS3. Thing was like a Sherman tank, ploughing along at around 20mph so rather than a silly overtake I availed myself of a nice comfortable tow. :oops:

    Was it nice and red and shiny?
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    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
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