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by Cruff
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Your rants here.
Replies: 17381
Views: 1105274

Re: Your rants here.

In Mallorca and got an infected finger which has turned septic, led to an inflammation in my hand and lymph node in my armpit. Currently dosed up in antibiotics, got another topical antibiotic cream for the finger and told not to ride for a week. FML
by Cruff
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Your rants here.
Replies: 17381
Views: 1105274

Re: Your rants here.

and Im just left thinking why am I getting so much grief for this :roll: I once had an old woman stop on a zebra crossing, directly in front of me, so I couldn't proceed. The reason? To punish me for the actions of another cyclist who hadn't stopped. When I pointed out that I'd done exactly what I ...
by Cruff
Fri Oct 18, 2019 19:28 pm
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: Crit Racing- last lap
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: Crit Racing- last lap

Gets shared about once a month, so I get the joy of watching it again every time and laughing. TBF I've seen crits that were chopfests but nothing like that. It's wide as f***, has no real corners only bends and none of them look like they're within ten feet of the rider in front - is it a sixth ca...
by Cruff
Fri Oct 18, 2019 15:58 pm
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: Crit Racing- last lap
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: Crit Racing- last lap

Gets shared about once a month, so I get the joy of watching it again every time and laughing. TBF I've seen crits that were chopfests but nothing like that. It's wide as f***, has no real corners only bends and none of them look like they're within ten feet of the rider in front - is it a sixth cat...
by Cruff
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3933034

Re: Silly commuting racing

...These worked a treat this morning: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/gripgrab-hi-vis-cyclingaiter/?sku=100384192... On this recommendation I ordered a pair of these today. If I'm less than satisfied with their performance, at least I know where you live :mrgreen: Today I had a harder ride in than intende...
by Cruff
Tue Oct 15, 2019 08:22 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Your rants here.
Replies: 17381
Views: 1105274

Re: Your rants here.

Rain can f**k right off
by Cruff
Mon Oct 14, 2019 18:47 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3933034

Re: Silly commuting racing

Are velotoze robust enough? Not for every day use, even with something over the top. Even just used for racing they seem to have a finite (and probably fairly short) life. I was more thinking that it must be possible to build something more robust and user-friendly that works on the same principle....
by Cruff
Mon Oct 14, 2019 09:04 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3933034

Re: Silly commuting racing

Are there any shoe covers that can keep water out for more than 20 minutes? 45 minute commute in London: Sealskin cap, Gore ShakeDry jacket, Endura Stealth Lite 2 bib tights and ProViz waterproof show covers. Bibs over the covers, not under. Head is dry, arms and torso as slightly sweat damp, legs ...
by Cruff
Mon Oct 14, 2019 08:04 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3933034

Re: Silly commuting racing

Are there any shoe covers that can keep water out for more than 20 minutes? 45 minute commute in London: Sealskin cap, Gore ShakeDry jacket, Endura Stealth Lite 2 bib tights and ProViz waterproof show covers. Bibs over the covers, not under. Head is dry, arms and torso as slightly sweat damp, legs ...
by Cruff
Fri Oct 11, 2019 16:35 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3933034

Re: Silly commuting racing

Hillingdon - flat, wide, non-technical Hog Hill - Has a hill in it. Sometimes. Different configurations used for different races - some have it every lap, some less frequently, some hardly at all. Non-technical Velopark (Lee Valley) - More corners, but nothing too bad, and flat Palace - Proper race...
by Cruff
Fri Oct 11, 2019 14:47 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3933034

Re: Silly commuting racing

Do we need to organise a Sky / Ineos style train to make sure you win? Best mate has already volunteered to turn it into a two man chaingang :lol: Also it would be embarrassing to lose, considering at the moment I'm putting in 10-13 hours a week on the bike between training and commuting. Also if a...
by Cruff
Fri Oct 11, 2019 13:20 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5595
Views: 277795

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

David Walsh talking about doping in rugby; https://play.acast.com/s/theruck/dccc4e07-f034-4c61-8a0c-beff962f507a if you can't spare 30 minutes to listen the gist is that international rugby doesn't have a major drug problem. I'm sure you're all relieved to hear this. The gym I went to when i first ...
by Cruff
Thu Oct 10, 2019 17:11 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3933034

Re: Silly commuting racing

DrHaggis wrote:At least with derestricted ebikes you know they're "cheating". Being passed by pro conti riders makes you (me) very aware of my severe limitations as a rider.

Never mind pro-conti. I regularly race with conti level riders who destroy me!
by Cruff
Tue Oct 08, 2019 07:30 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Spatz overshoes
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: Spatz overshoes

cougie wrote:Bite the bullet and get a winter bike if you can't fit guards on yours.

Or just spend 60 quid on these, if they work
by Cruff
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Spatz overshoes
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: Spatz overshoes

There are two members of my clubs winter ride group that have them (I don't myself). Don't think they would appeal to commuters as they take a long time to get on and off. Long winter rides are another use case altogether. Bearing in mind this is all second hand knowledge, they do keep your feet dr...
by Cruff
Sat Oct 05, 2019 22:36 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Spatz overshoes
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Spatz overshoes

Hoping some hardy commuter will have invested in a pair of these over the past couple of winters and have an idea of whether they're worth getting? I could put up with the ridiculous look of them if they keep my feet reasonably dry over a two hour soaking - absolutely p1ssed off with overshoes/velot...
by Cruff
Wed Oct 02, 2019 21:41 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3933034

Re: Silly commuting racing

Also a big well done to the Rapha douche on a pearson fixie for just forcing me left at the Oval segregated track as he couldn't be bothered with sitting 2 by 2. Being petty I just undertook and forced my way back in front of him. These mugs would not dare of pushing into a queue in Waitrose but on...
by Cruff
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3933034

Re: Silly commuting racing

HRM are really useful, I been feeling tired but judging by the data from a flat turbo session this morning my tiredness and headache is clearly some illness lurking on the horizon I find HRV a good indicator. Plenty of free apps (I use elite HRV). Tbh - I found HRV a bit of a ballache, it was a pai...
by Cruff
Sun Sep 29, 2019 20:39 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74787
Views: 3933034

Re: Silly commuting racing

HRM are really useful, I been feeling tired but judging by the data from a flat turbo session this morning my tiredness and headache is clearly some illness lurking on the horizon I find HRV a good indicator. Plenty of free apps (I use elite HRV). Tbh - I found HRV a bit of a ballache, it was a pai...
by Cruff
Sun Sep 29, 2019 20:36 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5595
Views: 277795

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

Man who missed 3 drugs tests and got off on technicality absolutely owning 100m so far. Nothing to see here. Christian Coleman defended himself against criticism over his three missed doping tests after his stunning win in the World Championships 100m final. He said: "It's sad when people say ...

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