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by slogfester
21 Sep 2018 12:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 23rd September
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Club runs - 23rd September

I was really looking forward to riding with you all on Sunday, but as Phil says, its looking grim :cry:
by slogfester
17 Sep 2018 15:00
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Does the club mind if I re-join...?
Replies: 17
Views: 1336

Re: Does the club mind if I re-join...?

I regularly represent the Beacon DownUnder (when does my cheque arrive? :lol: ) and lead the Beacon A(ustralia) Sunday ride when other members visit Brisbane. Everyone is welcome, just don't nick my Beacon Strava KOMs!
Wear the kit with pride 8)
by slogfester
15 Sep 2018 17:57
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Sunday 23 Sept bike needed
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Sunday 23 Sept bike needed

Thanks all. In the end i was able to access my bike, and put it together, minus a few bits, so assuming they're not critical (who needs that crank arm preload plastic cap anyway!), i hope to get out for a club ride.
by slogfester
15 Sep 2018 17:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th September
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: Club runs - 16th September

Look out for strangers
by slogfester
28 Aug 2018 00:03
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Sunday 23 Sept bike needed
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Sunday 23 Sept bike needed

I'm making a flying visit to little england. IF I don't get too legless at one of the two weddings I'm attending, I might be able to make the club ride on Sun 23 Sept. I won't have a bike, but will arrive (via the Italian Alps) armed with pedals, helmet and even a saddle. So, can anyone lend me a bi...
by slogfester
27 Aug 2018 23:48
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: 85 at 85.
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: 85 at 85.

Chapeau, Sir
by slogfester
11 Jul 2018 05:42
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: changing Di2 Synchro shift settings in e-tube
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: changing Di2 Synchro shift settings in e-tube

Thanks James. I know what you mean, but I still think if I could change the swap points to where I really want them, I'd occasionally use it during a long flat(ish) club ride.
And, Dave, we're not upgrading your gears until you start losing some races.
by slogfester
15 Mar 2018 08:09
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: changing Di2 Synchro shift settings in e-tube
Replies: 3
Views: 745

changing Di2 Synchro shift settings in e-tube

Greetings Earthlings. I read that you've had a splendid winter and you've all given up your Zwift subs :lol: I was off the bike for a whole month due to the back being a bit sore and it being too hot. So I got bored and played with my bits. Upgraded my Di2 so I can have synchro shift. The full synch...
by slogfester
15 Oct 2017 19:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th October
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Club runs - 15th October

Thanks to Phil et al for another great ride today. Lots of fun; I will miss the banter. And yes, the Beacon first aid triage was revelatory: "I've been stung and don't feel well" "Do you want to stop" "No I'll hammer myself on the front and get it out of my system"" "Ummmm, I think we better stop" "...
by slogfester
14 Oct 2017 18:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th October
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Club runs - 15th October

The Aussie Santa will have a swagbag of Xmas goodies to give away that can't travel DownUnder. If you like Cliff bars and SIS gels, it could be your lucky day :) Phil, if I consume more than a ship's tot of grog tonight, I might rendezvous with you at Romsley village. If I get the key to the stores ...
by slogfester
09 Oct 2017 14:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th October
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: Club runs - 8th October

Attendees for Vince's B run 8/10/17 : Vincent Tennant, Andy Wright Paul Johnson Tess Oelofse Alistair Hey Ben Crone Alan Weaver James Brown James Tate Plenty of A run shirkers in there. I was looking forward to a nice easy cruise on the back of you all. Was it the pull of Vince's celebrity status o...
by slogfester
08 Oct 2017 16:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 8th October
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: Club runs - 8th October

Thanks Xavier and Jess for today's A run. Some impressive turns from you TTers on the front. It was certainly fast; I got 32 going out and 30 kph in to that pesky little head wind coming back. I was nursing a Class A hangover which added to my fun :lol:
by slogfester
03 Oct 2017 18:44
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Power meter training
Replies: 24
Views: 2337

Re:

nice steady 6% where you can flog yourself senseless AND 'enjoy' the sound of sub-tropical birds going tweet tweet at dawn. Ideally you should have a road at c. 3%, but it would need to be very long. I did try on a flat track but couldnt get full power and was bored senseless after 10 mins. I'm not...
by slogfester
01 Oct 2017 17:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st October
Replies: 23
Views: 2838

Re: Club runs - 1st October

Thx Ian n all. Mucho fun today in the barmy sunshine 8) I'm glad I didn't over dress.
Can we have a whip round for the club secretary's services and buy him a new saddle bag? His current one is quite disturbing :shock: and is no where near as taut and plump as Matt's Squirrel-filled pouch :lol:
by slogfester
28 Sep 2017 11:16
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Claims for Beacon Trophies
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: Claims for Beacon Trophies

Can I nominate Claire Dignon for touring champion? 2500 unsupported miles so far on her tour across America and Mexico. I'd second that. I don't know what tours may have been completed by others but Claire's Facebook updates are inspirational reading. Well thats blown my 1000 km tour of coffee, cak...
by slogfester
28 Sep 2017 11:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st October
Replies: 23
Views: 2838

Re: Club runs - 1st October

Ian Sorry for the delay in responding. I was due to ride the Worcester sportive this weekend, but it has been postponed. I have now scored a couple of free tickets for the Mad Malvern Hatter on Saturday. (If anyone wasnts to join me?). Sorry for the distraction. Forecast for Sunday is not great, so ...
by slogfester
28 Sep 2017 11:00
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Malvern Mad Hatter Sportive- Sat 30 Sept 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Malvern Mad Hatter Sportive- Sat 30 Sept 2017

Anyone done this before? On paper the route looks good and its a great neck of the woods.
I've scored 2 free tickets if anyone else is interested in joining me for the 'Epic' 100 miler?

https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/event ... -sportive/
by slogfester
26 Sep 2017 18:03
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st October
Replies: 23
Views: 2838

Re: Club runs - 1st October

IanT wrote:
25 Sep 2017 22:36
Phil

I can lead an A run on Sunday - destination tbc.

Ian
Ian,
how about we go see the hill climb champs at Shelsley Walsh? The road hill race starts at 1100. Not sure about macchiato and bacon buttie venues out that way?
Barry
by slogfester
26 Sep 2017 10:29
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Tour of Worcester 2017- date change
Replies: 0
Views: 346

Tour of Worcester 2017- date change

I was planning on riding this event, Sunday 1 Oct, but then read this:

http://www.wheelsinwheels.com/

Wow! :shock:
by slogfester
23 Sep 2017 11:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th September
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Re: Club runs - 24th September

Nicks_77 wrote:
22 Sep 2017 16:43
I'll take an A Run out East to Warwick to avoid the Velo chaos this Sunday.
Good on ya Nick. (Saved me a job!). Got a route? Need to plot a out/in VeloBrum diversion.
by slogfester
22 Sep 2017 22:51
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: CycloX frame fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: CycloX frame fitting

He was re-fitted by Evans to a 56 who apologised and gave him an extra discount! I've yet to see him on it so can't say for sure.
by slogfester
20 Sep 2017 11:35
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: hill climbchampionship Sat 17th Sept RESULTS
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

Re: hill climbchampionship Sat 17th Sept RESULTS

Just for the record, IMO I don't think sweeping the course should happen every year.... assuming someone is mad enough to try it again! Mud, leaves, horse S%&t are all par for the course. But this year was exceptional. The road was clean until just 2 weeks before the race, when 1-in-20 year coppicin...
by slogfester
10 Sep 2017 18:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th September
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

Re: Club runs - 10th September

Thanks to Neil O (1 of 3 Neils!) for leading an enjoyable and fast A run to Malvern. 31 kph av on the way back with the tail wind. Some impressive pulling on the front by Andy. It got a lot easier for me after I unstuck my back brake on top of Malvern! It all seemed rather chaotic and unorganised at...
by slogfester
09 Sep 2017 13:11
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th September
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

Re: Club runs - 10th September

Thx. I'll meet you on Quantry Lane, c. 0830
neilo wrote:
09 Sep 2017 08:45
Route goes out via dayhouse/quantry lane Barry, 85ish miles 6000 ft climbing.
I suspect it may be pretty busy at British army camp for food so if we struggle there we'll stop in Upton after the tour has passed through.
by slogfester
08 Sep 2017 14:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 10th September
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

Re: Club runs - 10th September

Neil
Got a route for Sunday's A? I suspect you'll be coming out near me in Romsley?
After 2 hard Sundays I'm looking forward to a nice social gentle wheel-suck :lol:
by slogfester
06 Sep 2017 18:05
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: CycloX frame fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: CycloX frame fitting

He is going back to shop next week and they'll do a proper fitting this time with a 56 cm waiting in the wings!
by slogfester
06 Sep 2017 10:36
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: CycloX frame fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: CycloX frame fitting

Thx for interesting replies. He has yet to ride the bike and I will see what he looks like when he does. He is no more than 6 ft max but says he has a 34 inch inside leg and short body (opposite to me!), but it just looks too big for him. If there is no specific need for cross frames to be bigger th...
by slogfester
05 Sep 2017 18:41
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: CycloX frame fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

CycloX frame fitting

A mate has just purchased a cycloX bike (Cannondale CAAX) from Evans. When he asked me about sizing I advised he would be about 56 cm frame based upon his height and trying my 56 cm road bike. Evans sold him a 58 cm on the basis that he was border line. My question is, with cycloX do you go up or do...
by slogfester
25 Aug 2017 13:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th August
Replies: 12
Views: 1815

Re: Club runs - 27th August

Yep Barry - 08:00 depart from the Black Horse. We will go direct to Bournville for the first checkpoint via Great Stone road and then join the route at the Kings Norton double roundabout's by the Fire Station. There should be a few cash machines around for a quick print out of receipts (or what eve...
by slogfester
23 Aug 2017 13:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th August
Replies: 12
Views: 1815

Re: Club runs - 27th August

Chris, I presume that is a 0800 start from the Black Horse?
by slogfester
21 Aug 2017 11:16
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Mad Summer Hare Sportive 3 Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Mad Summer Hare Sportive 3 Sept

Who is riding?
by slogfester
13 Aug 2017 16:32
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th August
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: Club runs - 13th August

On today's B run to Raphael's cafe at Evesham were: Usain Bolt (last minute entry as he was looking for a career change and to neutralise Dave H's sprints) Barry Evans (leader) John Hitchcock Dave Hughes Paul Johnson Martin McGowan Vincent (psssst)Tennant Will Woodhouse Kevin Young Beautiful day to ...
by slogfester
12 Aug 2017 15:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th August
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: Club runs - 13th August

Beacon B (plus any A strays if they want) route to Raphael's cafe at Evesham: http://www.gps-sport.net/routes/Beacon-B-Black-Horse-to-Evesham_206708 You can download the gpx/kml file ('Actions' in top right) for use in your garmin or nav aid etc About 95 km / 1000 m (ignore what it says on site). It...
by slogfester
11 Aug 2017 11:07
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 13th August
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: Club runs - 13th August

I'll lead the B run. If there are only a few A riders (not sure how many are joining Nick oop north?), then feel free to join us, but you'll be expected to contribute on the front at a steady but spirited B run pace. No surging, no drops. Probably an indirect route down to Raphael's at Evesham. Watc...
by slogfester
11 Aug 2017 10:59
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: The Swan Cycle II: Sat 9 Sept 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 422

The Swan Cycle II: Sat 9 Sept 2017

Heads up people:

https://www.letsgovelo.co.uk/event/swan ... ember-2017

It looks like the 'Challenge' and the 'Fun' routes go up Winwoodheath Rd! But starts and finished at the Swan; what's not to like :lol:

Unfortunately I think I will be away
by slogfester
11 Aug 2017 10:45
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Mudguards for 28 mm tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Mudguards for 28 mm tyres

Gave up looking. Given the move to wider tyres, seems there is a big hole in the market.

I have hopefully solved it by managing to squeeze an old pair of wider sks mudguards under the brake caliper.
by slogfester
08 Aug 2017 20:56
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Mudguards for 28 mm tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Mudguards for 28 mm tyres

Not eyelet mounted but better that strap fixings. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/sks-raceblade-long-2-mudguards/rp-prod141522?gs=1&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Chain+Reaction-UK-PLA-PLA-All-MB-SE-Shopping+QLB+Product+Mobile&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mkwid|sQCmdqLI8_dm|pcrid...
by slogfester
08 Aug 2017 12:13
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Mudguards for 28 mm tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Mudguards for 28 mm tyres

Are there any split-mudguards that will fit a bike (Van Nicholas Yukon) WITH eyelets and 700 x 28 mm tyres? There is not enough clearance to get full large mudguards under my brake calipers (up to 25 mm tyres are fine), but I do have eyelets front and back. I can only find this type which attach to ...
by slogfester
08 Aug 2017 09:57
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 6th August
Replies: 18
Views: 2190

Re: Club runs - 6th August

Thanks to Paul for an excellent A run and doing an impressive amount of work on the front into the wind. Chapeau, Sir.
Good route, pace and cafe venue.
And how lucky were we all with the weather on Sunday! Back to its miserable worst now :(
by slogfester
03 Aug 2017 16:47
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Hook of Holland to Central Switzerland (and on to Vienna)
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Hook of Holland to Central Switzerland (and on to Vienna)

Plotting a fast/light tour from Birmingham to Vienna via the Alps in Sept :) Train from Birmingham New Street to Stansted Airport and ride across Essex for overnight ferry from Harwich to the Hoek van Holland. Simples. First real destination is Andermatt in central Switzerland where I will go play i...
by slogfester
03 Aug 2017 12:41
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Two week tour
Replies: 12
Views: 1334

Re: Two week tour

Here is our route through the lowlands:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fMDl8 ... sp=sharing
by slogfester
03 Aug 2017 11:54
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: wed 2nd Aug K37/6G twice RESULTS
Replies: 10
Views: 1033

Re: wed 2nd Aug K37/6G twice RESULTS

Thanks Martin and Helen for timekeeping.
And many thanks, Martin, for the lift home through the doom and gloom...
I don't like TTs or rain, but thats how desperate I was to get out the of house and on to the bike :shock:
by slogfester
30 Jul 2017 16:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 30th July
Replies: 13
Views: 1858

Re: Club runs - 30th July

By the way, Baron Prescott may have been at the cafe, but he had two Jags round the corner in the car park :lol:
by slogfester
30 Jul 2017 16:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 30th July
Replies: 13
Views: 1858

Re: Club runs - 30th July

Thanks Phil for a great route today. Our average was faster coming back :shock: Lovely neck of the woods, but it would be good to find a better cafe nearby. The Dinosaur Diner had all the charisma of a school canteen! I wonder how much they paid for a machine with lots of buttons all delivering a wa...
by slogfester
29 Jul 2017 10:44
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: New Message Board Platform
Replies: 17
Views: 1938

Re: New Message Board Platform

Good work, Steve. Much appreciated.
by slogfester
25 Jul 2017 11:06
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: New Message Board Platform
Replies: 17
Views: 1938

Re: New Message Board Platform

Is the message board search working properly? I was searching for past posts on 'canal(s)', but get no results, despite there being at least one post with the word 'canal' in the title.
by slogfester
14 Jul 2017 18:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th July
Replies: 15
Views: 1923

Re: Club runs - 16th July

Thanks, Paul. But damnnnn.... Ikea now delivering stuff to me sunday morning :x Was looking forward to a piece of bread pudding :cry:
by slogfester
14 Jul 2017 10:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 16th July
Replies: 15
Views: 1923

Re: Club runs - 16th July

Mr Johnson, which way will you exit the great metropolis? so i can rendezvous with you.