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by Rigged
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Your Favourite Poem
Replies: 36
Views: 1199

Re: Your Favourite Poem

Invictus - William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond ...
by Rigged
Thu Jun 07, 2012 20:44 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: My 3 year old has cancer, and what I'm going to do about it
Replies: 246
Views: 10185

Re: My 3 year old has cancer, and what I'm going to do about

Happy to hear they're getting to the bottom of a few things. That seems to be the trouble with these things, once you have more than a few things going on at once it becomes increasingly difficult to attribute the route cause of each problem. But progress seems to be moving on in the right direction!
by Rigged
Fri Jun 01, 2012 02:11 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: My 3 year old has cancer, and what I'm going to do about it
Replies: 246
Views: 10185

Re: My 3 year old has cancer, and what I'm going to do about

I keep checking back on this to see how the little man is doing. It seems good news so far :) I hope the progress continues for him. Your strength through this is incredibly inspiring, thanks for bringing a little perspective into my life.
by Rigged
Mon May 07, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Riders using bike sizes that come as a bit of surprise
Replies: 11
Views: 2280

Re: Riders using bike sizes that come as a bit of surprise

Have a look here for lots of the measurements of his bike in the TDF. http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/07/ ... r01_181844
by Rigged
Sat May 05, 2012 21:28 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Dead toes
Replies: 16
Views: 2091

Re: Dead toes

I sometimes find that I curl my toes inside my shoes as though I'm trying to grip the pedal. Pretty quickly my big toe in particular becomes numb but making a conscious effort to keep the toes relaxed relieves the pressure from them in just a few minutes and blood flow returns to normal. Perhaps tha...
by Rigged
Fri May 04, 2012 15:17 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: SPD
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: SPD

I went straight from flats to speedplay zeros. They were so stiff to get in I initially had to be stationary, brakes locked on and put all my force through the pedal at 4 o'clock to have them engage. I took the opportunity of 3 days rain to practice clipping in and out inside, wedged between the foo...
by Rigged
Fri May 04, 2012 15:08 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Riding 100k in sub 4.5 hours
Replies: 19
Views: 1244

Re: Riding 100k in sub 4.5 hours

Except that this wasn't an interesting change of subject and it's the OP requesting a move back on topic. NITR8s - The distance isn't a problem and the time should be achieveable for most club cyclists. I would have thought that you can do it with a bit of luck and some dedicated training. The most...
by Rigged
Fri May 04, 2012 09:55 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: My 3 year old has cancer, and what I'm going to do about it
Replies: 246
Views: 10185

Re: My 3 year old has cancer, and what I'm going to do about

I'm 22, unemployed and with a student debt the length of my arm but causes don't get more worthy than this. It's not a lot - I wish I had more to give away - but I hope it helps. Best of luck on your ride and more importantly my very best wishes to the little man, I'm sure he has the fight in him to...
by Rigged
Thu May 03, 2012 23:00 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Riding 100k in sub 4.5 hours
Replies: 19
Views: 1244

Re: Riding 100k in sub 4.5 hours

I'd be more inclined to sponsor someone who was riding 100 MILES rather that k's as the distance is more readily understood and appreciated. The time, to me at least, is not a deal breaker. I think more and more people are becoming more accustomed to using metric rather than imperial. I certainly t...
by Rigged
Thu May 03, 2012 19:27 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Riding 100k in sub 4.5 hours
Replies: 19
Views: 1244

Re: Riding 100k in sub 4.5 hours

I'd be more inclined to sponsor someone who was riding 100 MILES rather that k's as the distance is more readily understood and appreciated. The time, to me at least, is not a deal breaker. I think more and more people are becoming more accustomed to using metric rather than imperial. I certainly t...
by Rigged
Thu May 03, 2012 19:19 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: New to cycling on the road
Replies: 17
Views: 1084

Re: New to cycling on the road

If you can't make the turn because of oncoming traffic move towards the centre of your lane to take control of it and prevent a car behind from passing and then you can turn off once the oncoming car has passed. It doesn't matter if you have to come to a complete stop and hold up cars behind you for...
by Rigged
Thu May 03, 2012 19:10 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: new flat pedals required with toe clips
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: new flat pedals required with toe clips

team47b wrote:So I will put the MKS pedals and the brand new Zefal style clips back in my shed then :roll:


I can only think that he didn't read your post :S
by Rigged
Wed May 02, 2012 13:57 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Different Breed
Replies: 55
Views: 2530

Re: Different Breed

I've recently just come out the otherside of a wanting versus needing situation with my missus, it went tsoemthing like this. Me - I wish i never sold my turbo I could really do with it especially with all this rain. Her - How much are they? Me - They range from £100 to £400 for a really decent one...
by Rigged
Wed May 02, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Different Breed
Replies: 55
Views: 2530

Re: Different Breed

I've recently just come out the otherside of a wanting versus needing situation with my missus, it went tsoemthing like this. Me - I wish i never sold my turbo I could really do with it especially with all this rain. Her - How much are they? Me - They range from £100 to £400 for a really decent one...
by Rigged
Tue May 01, 2012 20:36 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: how much effort to pump to 100psi?
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: how much effort to pump to 100psi?

If you're light like me than I can put my whole body weight on the handle of my track pump (joe blow) at 85 psi without it putting any more air into my tyre. Fortunately I fill to 80-90psi so only need to give it one short bounce of my weight on the handle to bring it up to the 90. Worth keeping in ...
by Rigged
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Help required for my first road bike please
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Re: Help required for my first road bike please

I have just found that out, I am waiting for cube direct to see if they can get me a 56 size, I do still like the bianchi but it is a tad heavier. How will this effect me when on the move if any.? I have never rode a road bike so I am sorry if I am asking some basic questions. I am used to mountain...
by Rigged
Sun Apr 29, 2012 16:49 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Help required for my first road bike please
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Re: Help required for my first road bike please

I have just found that out, I am waiting for cube direct to see if they can get me a 56 size, I do still like the bianchi but it is a tad heavier. How will this effect me when on the move if any.? I have never rode a road bike so I am sorry if I am asking some basic questions. I am used to mountain...
by Rigged
Sun Apr 29, 2012 14:19 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Helmet noise
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: Helmet noise

I've never noticed any difference in wind noise with/without a helmet. You could always look at these to channel air around your ear. http://www.slipstreamz.com/content.asp?subID=9# It's probably one of the many things you only notice for a moment or two and then it effectively dissappears as you b...
by Rigged
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Help required for my first road bike please
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Re: Help required for my first road bike please

Try and have a test ride of a carbon and alu bike to see how the ride differs and go from there :)

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