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by Rezillo
Fri Sep 17, 2010 16:05 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Tour of Britain - missed opportunity
Replies: 19
Views: 2619

Here's the leaders at the start of the Milden King of the Slight Incline today. http://www.whimsy.myzen.co.uk/pedals/milden.jpg I was a bit stunned by the numbers of support vehicles - about 25 police bikes, 30 non-police bikes and 40 or so support cars. Quite a sight in itself. John
by Rezillo
Mon Sep 13, 2010 06:26 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mount for HTC Desire
Replies: 20
Views: 2118

thanks guys. anyone recommend a mount though? The closest I've found is this: http://www.fommy.co.uk/view-full-page.asp?divid=HTC&model=HTC+Desire&cat=Vehicle+Mounts&skuno=88196 but it still needs a cable tie round the top to be secure as I don't think the top clip is strong enough on i...
by Rezillo
Sun Sep 12, 2010 20:56 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mount for HTC Desire
Replies: 20
Views: 2118

The Desire hasn't got a great battery life but I've used Viewranger on it for six hours and still had plenty of power left.

The GPS on its own doesn't seem that power-hungry - apps' cpu use and any data download for maps seems more of an issue.

John
by Rezillo
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Suffolk Coast 60 - Sun. 8th August
Replies: 62
Views: 5308

I signed up to help escort my boss round. He did really well but I found I was fairly useless at keeping to a slower pace than I was used to. At one point, what I thought was the sound of his bike behind me was in fact one of a large group of riders with him at the back in the distance. The muddy co...
by Rezillo
Tue Jun 01, 2010 20:52 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Orbea (first road bike)
Replies: 23
Views: 2739

markos1963 wrote:Bu&&er, another one's in the club now :wink:


If this goes on I'll have to resort to lacquering my frame in butterflies to retain some exclusivity.

John
by Rezillo
Sun May 30, 2010 20:13 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Orbea (first road bike)
Replies: 23
Views: 2739

hopper1 wrote:Stand back, the Orbea owners club will be through shortly...
And they all love their Onyx's... :wink:


We sure do! Great bikes - thoroughly recommended.

In fact, I don't ride mine - I just look at it in a trance of admiration.

John
by Rezillo
Wed May 12, 2010 19:05 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Suffolk Sunrise 100
Replies: 76
Views: 7636

539 for me (don't laugh!)

John
by Rezillo
Wed May 12, 2010 18:32 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Suffolk Sunrise 100
Replies: 76
Views: 7636

Photos went live last night - 2,500 of them!

John
by Rezillo
Mon May 10, 2010 16:37 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Suffolk Sunrise 100
Replies: 76
Views: 7636

On the route back nr Woodbridge I completely missed a turn as I was busy watching 2 planes doing stunts, had to turn back 1/2 a mile to get back on route lol I first heard these near Sibton - the sound of planes doing aerobatics is pretty impressive - but couldn't spot them and they may have been a...
by Rezillo
Sun May 09, 2010 20:52 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Suffolk Sunrise 100
Replies: 76
Views: 7636

A cold and damp Friston, as I was leaving: http://whimsy.myzen.co.uk/sunrise/friston.jpg The ford near Benhall was interesting - got warned it was slippery as I approached, went through ok then as I left, there was a loud shouted warning behind me followed by a crash and splash! Peasenhall http://wh...
by Rezillo
Sun May 09, 2010 18:43 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Suffolk Sunrise 100
Replies: 76
Views: 7636

It was the turning prior to the right hand turn that leads into Orford, people were heading down the B1078 which takes you to Tunstall, !!! I wonder how they got back on route? I must admit I didn't check the sign there because I knew where I was going. The map in the event pdf is a bit crude. I pl...
by Rezillo
Sun May 09, 2010 16:50 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Suffolk Sunrise 100
Replies: 76
Views: 7636

Its the power of Orbea that made you faster this year..lol The power of Orbea was a big factor! I'm also fitter than I was last year plus I got rather dehydrated towards the end then, so I drank much more this year. As a 'former fatso' in his fifties, I was pretty happy with my time. No problems wi...
by Rezillo
Sun May 09, 2010 16:01 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Suffolk Sunrise 100
Replies: 76
Views: 7636

Foul weather early on I made things worse by going a mile down the road and finding I'd left my water bottles in the car, so I had to go back to the start! 100 was up at 6hrs 19 - finished in 6hrs 35. Rather better than last year's 7hrs 20. A few hundred yards from Shottisham was a right turn toward...
by Rezillo
Sat May 08, 2010 21:06 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Suffolk Sunrise 100
Replies: 76
Views: 7636

Hoping to register around 7 - will be in a cyclechat jacket if anyone's about from here.

John
by Rezillo
Thu Apr 15, 2010 06:53 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Wheels - is the choice fast or comfortable?
Replies: 11
Views: 3257

I'd disagree with balthazar, but based purely on experience rather than a sound scientific basis. My Kyserium SSCs feel less comfortanble than my 32 SSDB 3x handbuilt wheels with open pros. Same tyres and tubes on both.. Same here, with some anecdotal evidence on top. Swapped Aksiums on one bike fo...
by Rezillo
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Open Pros - not as good as they were?
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

If you fancy trawling through the wheelbuilding thread on the weightweenies forum, you'll find exactly the same opinion expressed by a number of people, including a number of wheelbuilders. Namely, open pros of late build up less evenly, particularly around the join, and they are far more sensitive...
by Rezillo
Sun Apr 11, 2010 15:19 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Open Pros - not as good as they were?
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Completely off-topic but that's a nice looking bike in your avatar Rezillo, the only other red one I've seen so far :) It's my pride and joy, but not in the same league as yours! Those red wheels are something else. It was Orbeaorca's Orca (posted below yours), a thing of beauty, that prompted me t...
by Rezillo
Sat Apr 10, 2010 20:58 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Open Pros - not as good as they were?
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Well, there's a choice of three in that link....

[edit] Well, admittedly two as one looks like being a car plate seller.

John
by Rezillo
Sat Apr 10, 2010 20:31 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Open Pros - not as good as they were?
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

It may sound like dodgy wheel-building but really that's the last thing I would expect from this particular LBS. I won't name it but some may recognise it if I say it's a few miles south of Stowmarket in Suffolk.

John
by Rezillo
Sat Apr 10, 2010 19:21 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Open Pros - not as good as they were?
Replies: 12
Views: 1274

Open Pros - not as good as they were?

My LBS used to regularly build wheels using Open Pro rims and Revolution lightweight spokes, although a year or so ago they switched to Ambrosios for lightweight option wheels. The LBS has a very good name locally and from an earlier purchase, I have Open Pros that have done 7K and remained true. Wh...

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