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by Between Peaks
03 Nov 2013 20:00
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Northfield cycling
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

I read them - I wasn't any the wiser to be honest :)
by Between Peaks
03 Nov 2013 19:45
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Northfield cycling
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

Rubbish website - tells you nothing of value e.g. who they are and what their aims are (other than to win £50,000) - or have I missed something?
by Between Peaks
01 Nov 2013 19:02
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Tracking/ICE app
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: Tracking/ICE app

Ed Moss wrote:
Are you sure it's for you Neil, there are some climbs on the dog and will you be going fast enough for the GPS to register.
Ouch :shock: Good point though :lol:
by Between Peaks
01 Nov 2013 11:41
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Tracking/ICE app
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Tracking/ICE app

I like the look of this app - although there is a risk of emergency services turning up and carting you off before you finish your beans on toast if you forget to switch it off when you get to the cafe

http://singletrackworld.com/2013/11/roa ... e-cavalry/
by Between Peaks
17 Oct 2013 18:37
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Lights
Replies: 11
Views: 2026

Good survey and possibly more subjective than the link I posted (i.e. MTBR don't sell lights . . . )
by Between Peaks
16 Oct 2013 18:15
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Lights
Replies: 11
Views: 2026

Lights

I came across this http://www.torchythebatteryboy.com/p/bi ... e.html?m=0 earlier - thought it might be useful for anyone thinking of spending silly money on 'big name' lights :)
by Between Peaks
12 Oct 2013 19:25
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Accident help
Replies: 21
Views: 3332

You need to push the police to take action. There's a limit to the time in which charges can be laid and there's a risk you'll end up in the same situation as me (albeit for different reasons) where the driver gets off scot free. If the insurers have admitted liability for your bike then surely it f...
by Between Peaks
02 Oct 2013 23:19
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Prescription Cycling Glasses
Replies: 10
Views: 1941

Possibly slightly over your budget but Optilabs are said to be very good http://www.optilabs.com/site/prods.php?pfid=0,8,11,17
by Between Peaks
29 Sep 2013 20:03
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Balance and low gears
Replies: 13
Views: 2409

I'm not sure speed is always your friend on a mountain bike
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOjwtb8N ... ata_player

:D :D :D
by Between Peaks
28 Sep 2013 09:10
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Balance and low gears
Replies: 13
Views: 2409

Definitely vintage - it's more than 5 years old, although those tyres look suspiciously modern . . . . :) I read somewhere that the cover of a book is a key determinant in whether people bought a book. I'm guessing this book didn't sell well . . . . Maybe the next edition should use a frame from thi...
by Between Peaks
27 Sep 2013 19:19
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Balance and low gears
Replies: 13
Views: 2409

I have a copy of that book somewhere!

But, in answer to your question I offer this http://onabicycle.tumblr.com/post/49632 ... ntain-bike

(that's an unequivocal no btw :) )
by Between Peaks
27 Sep 2013 18:16
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Balance and low gears
Replies: 13
Views: 2409

As a change from Cannock, I've booked a day here http://www.bikeparkwales.com/ next Friday. I'm sure a 50 something year old should be behaving in a slightly more mature manner but . . . . .
by Between Peaks
25 Sep 2013 21:47
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Etrex or Edge?
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Cheers Barry but I'm an iPhone user (which I do use for GPS but battery life isn't great) . Neil if you have a Android smartphone, just download OSMAnd+ from the Google Play store. It is open source Ware based upon osm. Brilliant. I have been using it for 4 months touring round Europe and it hasn't ...
by Between Peaks
24 Sep 2013 12:14
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Etrex or Edge?
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Thanks Andy!
by Between Peaks
23 Sep 2013 15:47
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Etrex or Edge?
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Etrex or Edge?

Yes, it's another GPS thread :roll: I'm looking for a GPS unit that I can load a route onto (e.g. an Audax route) and the unit tells me when to turn (and in which direction of course) and obviously I need the ability to record routes so I can continue to prop up the bottom of the Beacon Strava Leagu...
by Between Peaks
11 Jul 2013 08:33
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULT: Congleton CC Gawsworth circuit 09/07/13
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Congratulations Ed - Handicap 20 next year? :wink:
by Between Peaks
16 Jan 2013 16:46
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 34653

Animal wrote:. . . . Lance has come clean to Oprah and admitted that he doped but that he was not the leader and was merely one of the team.
so glad I wasn't drinking hot coffee when I read that . . . .
by Between Peaks
11 Jan 2013 18:00
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 34653

I note it's a pre-recorded interview which I suspect means Armstrong has some control over questions asked, content that gets shown etc.

Unless, of course, they're worried Paul Kimmage might get hold of an audience ticket :D
by Between Peaks
30 Dec 2012 12:51
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Knighthoods
Replies: 10
Views: 1689

George wrote:Very deserving recipients ... and yet, I do feel slightly uncomfortable about recognising a career still in progress.
Does that apply to Brailsford as well? :)
by Between Peaks
16 Nov 2012 18:58
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Is spinning evryday of the week good for you
Replies: 23
Views: 2998

Harry, you don't need a heart rate monitor - mostly it can be done on feel (e.g. you can gauge roughly what 'zone' you're training at by whether you can talk in sentences, phrases, words or grunts :) ). Lots of sensible advice from George, but if you want a turbo trainer I have one you can have for ...
by Between Peaks
25 Oct 2012 17:07
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 34653

I have also about 3-5kg drums of sodium chlorate weed killer which I purchased after the EU banned it's sale. I'd keep very, very quiet about that if I was you Les. Whoops, too late, GCHQ have probably read your post already :D http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg18424771.800-histories-farmer-buc...
by Between Peaks
25 Oct 2012 17:01
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 34653

Don't forget that after he recovered from cancer his weight loss helped him to become a better climber. As you say Lance isn't a moron but having nearly died from cancer to then start doping and injecting yourself with stuff with risks of infection and what not is just plain crazy. An equally valid...
by Between Peaks
25 Oct 2012 15:52
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 34653

Don't forget that after he recovered from cancer his weight loss helped him to become a better climber. As you say Lance isn't a moron but having nearly died from cancer to then start doping and injecting yourself with stuff with risks of infection and what not is just plain crazy. An equally valid...
by Between Peaks
25 Oct 2012 09:51
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 34653

The support Armstrong received from his team was a key factor in his 'successes' too. As I'm sure we all remember, USPS were so much better than any other team including Telekom. It was not unusual for Armstrong to have 3 or 4 team mates around him in the high mountains whereas the others (Ullrich, ...
by Between Peaks
23 Oct 2012 17:46
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 34653

Carl, whilst many might agree with sentiments expressed in your recent posts can you rephrase them using slightly less colourful language (bearing in mind the possible age range of readers).
by Between Peaks
22 Oct 2012 14:16
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 34653

Philip Whiteman wrote: McQuade appears to have progressed the UCI.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Between Peaks
16 Oct 2012 20:50
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 34653

Indeed Neil but i was interested in his comments about the Dauphine race and if he is telling the truth it shows the USADA are not accurate in what they are saying. Sorry, I'm afraid his statement isn't worth much. He was aware of doping within the team (but said/did nothing) but doesn't think it w...
by Between Peaks
16 Oct 2012 18:32
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 34653

As for Jonker - only rode for USPS for a year, didn't ride the Tour, was by his own omission a second ranker, therefore no possible value in putting him on a doping programme.
by Between Peaks
16 Oct 2012 18:29
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 34653

Between Peaks wrote:
Rather naively I'd assumed it was because Heras et al were careless but, increasingly, I think we ain't seen anything yet.
As I was saying . . . .

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/report- ... g-positive
by Between Peaks
16 Oct 2012 10:48
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 34653

According to Christian Prudhomme (quoted in The Guardian 13 Oct) ASO do not have the authority to strip Armstrong of his TDF titles: that rests with the UCI. He would like to see Armstrong's name removed from the records and no winner shown for those seven years. The characters at the heart of the ...
by Between Peaks
15 Oct 2012 23:41
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 34653

George wrote: Also, I've always wondered why it was that Lance's team-mates tended to get caught doping after they left his team.
Rather naively I'd assumed it was because Heras et al were careless but, increasingly, I think we ain't seen anything yet.

I've also donated to the Kimmage defence fund.
by Between Peaks
07 Oct 2012 20:47
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Skinny shorts
Replies: 10
Views: 1749

Thanks both. The Polaris kit is good, but seems to stop age 12 and whilst he might be as skinny as a 12 year old, Jake is quite a bit taller than your average 12 year old, and has probably grown another inch as I type this. Good news on the club kit though. In the interim I called in at Decathlon on...
by Between Peaks
06 Oct 2012 20:15
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Skinny shorts
Replies: 10
Views: 1749

Skinny shorts

(not for me obviously :oops:)

I'm trying to find some cycling shorts for my youngest - Jake. Problem is he's 5'9" with a 26" waist and we're struggling to find anything to fit. Any suggestions anyone?
by Between Peaks
19 Sep 2012 23:07
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: MTB help : The rear wheel wont turn freely
Replies: 15
Views: 2138

Where do you live Harry? If it's anywhere near the SW Birmingham area I'd recommend calling in to see Ben at Venture Bikes - there's not much he doesn't know about mountain bikes.
by Between Peaks
10 Sep 2012 16:09
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Hill Climb Pics
Replies: 22
Views: 2741

OK as Neil was first, donate what you want and send me your email address and file number of the pic. In the interests of transparency I should disclose that my wife, Jacky, works on the Cancer Unit at BCH. But, it is a good cause. It's every bit as good as Gt Ormond Street but gets a fraction of t...
by Between Peaks
09 Sep 2012 22:48
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Hill Climb Pics
Replies: 22
Views: 2741

Ed Moss wrote:Thanks for the comments :D

Suppose a small donation for files to a charity of the clubs choice, how does that sound?

Any suggestions?
http://www.bch.org.uk/cancer_appeal.php
by Between Peaks
11 Aug 2012 11:25
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Numb fingers
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Numb fingers

I've recently started riding my mountain bike again, but had been suffering from numb fingers after just a few miles so I shelled out for a pair of Ergon GP1 grips http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/en/product/gp1

Problem solved - I'm very impressed :)
by Between Peaks
23 May 2012 22:52
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULT: K36/4.5Cx2 TT 23rd May 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 757

RESULT: K36/4.5Cx2 TT 23rd May 2012

Steve Bull 21.06 Colin Edney 22.26 Phil Field 22.33 Simon Packer 22.45 Gary Lowe 23.18 Brian Botfield 23.19 Nic Vipond 23.35 M Regan 23.46 Paul Watkins 23.57 Andrew Burley 23.58 Neil Compton 24.57 Phil Taylor 25.09 Martin McGowan 25.34 Richard Leaper 26.12 Paul Gaynor 26.29 Pat McCabe 28.08 Bob Gree...
by Between Peaks
08 May 2012 22:25
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: LMTT
Replies: 75
Views: 8510

RichK wrote:
chalkie wrote:i hope i can set all your fab photos george, ed, paul to suitable music for dvd purposes :roll:
Rain (The Cult)
Riders on the storm (TheDoors)

spring to mind...
Good choices, but surely it has to be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fpbCLNy ... ata_player
by Between Peaks
28 Apr 2012 22:14
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: LMTT
Replies: 75
Views: 8510

Make sure you leave plenty in the tank for the last 3 miles - not much fun at the best of times . . . .
by Between Peaks
24 Sep 2007 11:58
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Ankerdine by the Pros
Replies: 74
Views: 6697

This is the point at which Ruth admits she forgot to press the start button on the stopwatch :)
by Between Peaks
18 Sep 2007 16:20
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Ankerdine by the Pros
Replies: 74
Views: 6697

Missiles wrote:
Any more for any more? I'll donate a free entry to next year's LMTT to the winner. :D
in which case, can I change my guess to 20 minutes?
by Between Peaks
12 Sep 2007 15:09
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Ankerdine by the Pros
Replies: 74
Views: 6697

2:55
by Between Peaks
12 Jun 2007 13:06
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26823

'The Rider' is one of my all time favourite books.
by Between Peaks
12 Jun 2007 11:17
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26823

hmm the problem is . . . . Lemond has more than a few chips on his shoulder too . . most TdF winners have more than a touch of arrogance about them . . . that said neither Indurain or Ullrich ever come across as arrogant - so maybe it is an american thing :)
by Between Peaks
05 Dec 2006 18:13
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Wheel recommendations please!
Replies: 28
Views: 3375

I've got a pair of campag vento's on my hack bike, and they are great!! Got them for £99 and they came with tyre's and inner tube's. Have rode them for 2 mile's with a flat( from pub) and they are still true. So it's campag for me. So, Stuart, were you aware you had a **flat** at the time, or did ...
by Between Peaks
02 Dec 2006 00:55
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Wheel recommendations please!
Replies: 28
Views: 3375

another vote for campag wheels here