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by Baby Trek
Sun Sep 21, 2014 18:33 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Autumn/Cycling jacket
Replies: 12
Views: 928

Re: Autumn/Cycling jacket

I bought a Castelli windproof jacket some months back in a sale because I had a training session at a really exposed racing track and knew I would freeze without it. It was a godsend and has been a life saver many times since...best £60 ever spent!
by Baby Trek
Tue Sep 16, 2014 19:51 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: New bike feels quite twitchy at speed
Replies: 17
Views: 2846

Re: New bike feels quite twitchy at speed

I ride the track at Manchester and used to use their hire bikes. I then bought my own, a Planet X carbon and wow, what a difference. Twitchy is a very good word to use! It is so much more responsive than the heavier track hire bikes, you only have to think about changing direction and it does...if y...
by Baby Trek
Sun Sep 14, 2014 19:33 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Colombian's women team have gone viral
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: Colombian's women team have gone viral

Absolutely no way you would get me in that kit...let alone being seen in public in it! Terrible!
by Baby Trek
Sat Sep 06, 2014 19:49 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: No Haribo
Replies: 17
Views: 1177

Re: No Haribo

Scandalous! You want to buy a jersey from Stolen Goat...mine came with a load of refreshers, chews and violets...marvellous!
by Baby Trek
Sat Sep 06, 2014 19:45 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Route advice A6 derby to buxton.
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Route advice A6 derby to buxton.

I have never had problems on the A6...regularly use it between Matlock and Bakewell and down to Derby. Long straight roads with plenty of visibility.
by Baby Trek
Sat Sep 06, 2014 19:43 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Should I have a bike clearout?
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Should I have a bike clearout?

I am not sure that selling bikes is an option...collecting them seems to be the norm...!
by Baby Trek
Mon Jun 23, 2014 19:59 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: What do you carry on rides and how...
Replies: 86
Views: 2684

Re: What do you carry on rides and how...

Small saddle bag that I can squeeze an inner tube, levers, iPhone and cash into. My bike pump is a small one that fits neatly next to one of my water bottles next to the cage and then I use my jersey pockets for a rain jacket if needed and/or food.
by Baby Trek
Fri Jun 20, 2014 14:23 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cyclist / Horse Rider Tips
Replies: 35
Views: 1109

Cyclist / Horse Rider Tips

I am both horse rider and road cyclist (expensive!) and just thought I would post some 'hopefully' helpful tips on the best way to pass a horse rider on your bike, so as to avoid upsetting horse and rider! Along with being on this forum, I visit horse based forums too and get disheartened by the num...
by Baby Trek
Thu Jun 19, 2014 18:42 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Big up your good LBS
Replies: 56
Views: 2440

Re: Big up your good LBS

Stanley Fearns in Matlock are fantastic. Great and helpful staff, when they service your bike, they really service it well, people that are passionate about bikes. I bought my bike from them with no hesitation because of the help they provided in helping me choose the right bike and make sure I was ...
by Baby Trek
Wed Jun 11, 2014 21:03 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: I can't stay out the saddle for long
Replies: 71
Views: 2201

Re: I can't stay out the saddle for long

I used to be the same...always rode in the saddle, even up climbs in the Peak District and French mountain climbs...I could not manage to get out of the saddle for long. It really is down to practice and doing it more often. I cannot sustain it for long periods but I am a whole lot better than I was...
by Baby Trek
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Track
Topic: tubeless in the velodrome
Replies: 18
Views: 2812

Re: tubeless in the velodrome

They are fine at Manchester.
by Baby Trek
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: anyone trying to stop spending???
Replies: 75
Views: 2563

Re: anyone trying to stop spending???

No...just had bike serviced at £400 including new parts and wheels...could do with replacing some of my horse riding gear too....! And my husband is more than a little keen for me to get a mountain bike too!
by Baby Trek
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Am I Very Bad??
Replies: 45
Views: 2525

Re: Am I Very Bad??

We don't have this problem and just get on with it...we are both into bikes and I could not complain even if I wanted to...I have both a bike habit and a horse habit too!!! Work out the expenditure on that one! :oops:
by Baby Trek
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Col de la Colombiere...
Replies: 35
Views: 1952

Re: Col de la Colombiere...

So long as you go at your pace then you will be fine, you can always stop for rests on the way. My husband did it when we were over there and his biggest piece of advice is to start as early as you possibly can...depending on the time of year you go. We were over there in July and he tackled it mid-...
by Baby Trek
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Is there anything better...
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: Is there anything better...

Chris Bass wrote:pffft, you think that's good?

On Wednesday I spent 2 and a half hours cycling in torrential rain just south of Birmingham!

I didn't get any photos which is probably a good thing as you'd be overcome with jealousy!


Haha! Brilliant! You lucky person you!
by Baby Trek
Sat May 31, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: 2 months in!
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: 2 months in!

Great stuff and keep at it! I started cycling just under 2 years ago and went through the pain of finding the right saddle and padded shorts combo for women. I absolutely love cycling and have done all sorts of things since starting...did some alps climbs in France last year, cycled to the Lake Dist...
by Baby Trek
Sat May 31, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Getting better two months in to it
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Getting better two months in to it

Well done...keep at it and enjoy!
by Baby Trek
Sat May 31, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Womens saddles
Replies: 16
Views: 8295

Re: Womens saddles

I have been through three different brands of cycling shorts and four saddles to find the right one! I am afraid that price does not necessarily come into it either...sometimes what you pay DOES make a difference. In the end I have found the Altura Synergy Pro shorts pad and Selle Italia gel diva sa...
by Baby Trek
Sat May 31, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Women's bike - design fault?
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Re: Women's bike - design fault?

Yeah I have this problem with my small frame size too...I got the side loading cages and it fixed the problem.
by Baby Trek
Sat May 31, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Does this look like a crack......
Replies: 18
Views: 1527

Re: Does this look like a crack......

Serious Cat wrote:Image



That's a crack.

That is indeed...a crack...! but from your point of view...if in doubt...get it checked.

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