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by andydr2wheels
Wed Oct 10, 2018 00:06 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Advice on autum / winter / spring road bike jacket
Replies: 28
Views: 1365

Re: Advice on autum / winter / spring road bike jacket

Can,t believe no one mentioned the mistrial foul weather jacket from Galibi er. Fantastic quality at way less than competitors. I wore mine right through last winter -- in a 'll weather's. I thought I'd need something warmer for the real freezing days but it was more than enough in the end. And i s ...
by andydr2wheels
Sun Jan 07, 2018 19:20 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Corsica Bike hire and tips
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: Corsica Bike hire and tips

Thanks for route and hire suggestions. Also found this blogpage with plenty of useful info:
www.corsicacyclist.com/
Ideally I would have been taking my own bike, but likely I'll be travelling on from a work trip which would rule that out.
by andydr2wheels
Tue Jan 02, 2018 14:50 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Corsica Bike hire and tips
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Corsica Bike hire and tips

Hi I'm planning to squeeze in a trip to Corsica this year in late June. Don't know it well & about to do some research. Won't be able to bring my bike so any tips on recommended bike hire welcome, good spots to stay and routes to ride all welcome. Not travelling alone so need to balance wheel-ti...
by andydr2wheels
Sun Sep 10, 2017 15:49 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Defy to TCR - mistake?
Replies: 71
Views: 7711

Re: Defy to TCR - mistake?

Q I'd ask is why did you go for a TCR? I've had a Defy 0 Alu for 4 years and just got myself an Advanced TCR in the Aug sales. Did it because I wanted to push myself harder and faster on the climbs in particular, but also in general. I figured that's the point of a TCR over a straight up endurance b...
by andydr2wheels
Thu Jun 01, 2017 13:47 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?
Replies: 53
Views: 15207

Re: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?

" Personally I would like to join a club where I was welcomed, not cut-up because an ego has to get infront and, most importantly, the members were curteous to all road users. Macc Wheelers it is then! Just looked at the Macc Wheelers site - useful in itself! V welcoming!. Lots of good useful ...
by andydr2wheels
Thu Jun 01, 2017 13:40 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?
Replies: 53
Views: 15207

Re: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?

Women who 'only want to bimble about' will obviously hate being involved in a racing club with mostly male membership. That's not the fault of the incumbent males, incidentally - it just means that club is not right for them. Women who want to race will have less of an issue in joining such a club....
by andydr2wheels
Wed May 31, 2017 22:33 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Durham Dynamo.
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Durham Dynamo.

Chapeau, Monsieur Norfolk! Great tale of sporting valour.
by andydr2wheels
Wed May 31, 2017 22:06 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?
Replies: 53
Views: 15207

Re: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?

Looked at this a while ago having already helped make the (mostly male) club rides in a local club go from a handful of riders to a hundred 1. Set up a Breeze ride, even if its only once a month. This is probably favourable to start with as you get all the women out together rather than a few diffe...
by andydr2wheels
Wed May 31, 2017 22:05 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?
Replies: 53
Views: 15207

Re: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?

I think women only rides are the way forward, but they dont necessarily have to be shorter and/or slower. I wouldnt join a mixed club at the moment as all the blokes I see out are wxnkers who want to race past you, cut you up and generally ride like a xxxx. If you have the gall to overtake I get th...
by andydr2wheels
Wed May 31, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?
Replies: 53
Views: 15207

Re: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?

It's because a massively high percentage of male club riders are really boring and stuck up their own backsides. ^^ this totally :) Im always reminded of the time a small group from a cycling club all kitted up, of about 5 blokes and 1 woman probably late 20s early 30s, so not just idiot teenagers,...
by andydr2wheels
Wed May 31, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?
Replies: 53
Views: 15207

Re: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?

Women-only rides are the way to go. They seemed very popular at the RCCAMS and the comment from most ladies was that there was no testosterone going on. Thanks. What's the general opinion on running women-only rides? Should we only have a women leader on these rides, or would participants be ok wit...
by andydr2wheels
Wed May 31, 2017 09:51 am
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?
Replies: 53
Views: 15207

Re: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?

Find a Breeze ride local to you. https://www.letsride.co.uk/breeze Go on some of them. Chat to the riders about your club. Explain how any riders who fancy something a bit more challenging may like to join you. The word will soon get out. Thanks Milemucher1. Really helpful. Turns out there are seve...
by andydr2wheels
Mon May 29, 2017 23:10 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Flattest cities in the North of UK?
Replies: 39
Views: 4112

Re: Flattest cities in the North of UK?

Until the 1500s people thought the whole earth was flat.
:)
by andydr2wheels
Mon May 29, 2017 23:02 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Halford bike build £40 vs Evans bike build £110
Replies: 44
Views: 5861

Re: Halford bike build £40 vs Evans bike build £110

Sounds like you're nervous about doing it yourself. There's no shame in getting it done for you even if it is a good learning experience. But if you do LBS is definitely the way to go and any good LBS will be happy to take this on, generally be reasonable about the costing and you'll have more comeb...
by andydr2wheels
Mon May 29, 2017 22:36 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?
Replies: 53
Views: 15207

How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?

Hi, I'm looking for advice or suggestions on what my road club could do to promote women members. We are quite a large club w around 200 nominal members, closer to 50-60 more active ones. We have a weekly no-one-left-behind social run, a longer quicker run on Sundays, plus a chain gang. We're also a...
by andydr2wheels
Wed Jan 04, 2017 23:55 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Training Tech combo guidance.
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: Training Tech combo guidance.

Thanks for all these recommendations. Really helpful. It makes sense to me to begin with powermeter rather than upgrading my turbo at this point - I'd really like to be able to understand and analyse my road performance so that I can tailor my turboing. One question though, is an HRM an irrelevance?...
by andydr2wheels
Tue Jan 03, 2017 15:54 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Training Tech combo guidance.
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Training Tech combo guidance.

Last winter I got a basic magnetic turbo and used it through the winter alongside a bit of roadwork. I don't have a HRM or powermeter, and when I'm out on the road just use strava on my iphone - so I've been doing GCN training sessions working out cadence via the watch, and effort levels by feel. It...
by andydr2wheels
Fri Nov 18, 2016 15:41 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Sora shifters query
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: Sora shifters query

I know. It's possible I could be overthinking this! :shock:
Just wanted to check it wouldn't affect anything else but I guess the answer is no. doh!
by andydr2wheels
Wed Nov 16, 2016 20:08 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Sora shifters query
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: Sora shifters query

The thumb shifters are what I have now, but the 3500s are intergrated into the brake levers like my other bike. I've seen them advertised as both double, and triple shifters - eg http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-sora-3500-sti-double-9-speed-road-lever-set/ Just wanting to check I can install these ok...
by andydr2wheels
Wed Nov 16, 2016 19:45 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Sora shifters query
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Sora shifters query

I'm getting frustrated now I'm downgrading to my winter bike which has old-style Sora hood shifters. I'm looking to replace with the 3500 STI shiters but I'm wondering about 1 thing: the current shifters are set for a triple even tho I've got a compact chainring. This has always been a pain but is t...

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