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by Grogz
02 Nov 2015 22:03
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Training talk with Ruth Eyles 29 October, Rednal Social Club
Replies: 17
Views: 4612

An informative and elegant presentation with a light touch. Pity I arrived a shade late for these gems...by about 48 yrs! Good to see some of the younger members there and hopefully to benefit from someone who really knows what it takes. On behalf of myself and all those present, thank you v much R...
by Grogz
20 Sep 2015 17:10
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Training talk with Ruth Eyles 29 October, Rednal Social Club
Replies: 17
Views: 4612

I'll do my best to make this.

Thanks for organising, Laurence.
by Grogz
13 May 2015 08:43
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: The Definite Article
Replies: 22
Views: 5023

Anyone have their savings at the Halifax, the Woolwich (ah, now the Barclays) or the Abbey (doh, the Santander)? 😏

BTW, we do get Solihull club members in the shop ( should it just be 'in shop'?) referring to 'the Solihull'. Maybe the the just sounds right in some cases and not others?
by Grogz
07 Dec 2014 19:37
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Pain in the Back!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3879

Nick, the back ache you describe is most frequently caused by a saddle that's too high. I don't believe in coincidences, so I'd suggest you get some help in adjusting your overall fit.
by Grogz
21 Sep 2014 22:45
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 11 into 10 or 10 into 11!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3693

Cassette 'sprockets'; 'chainrings' on the front are attached to the chainset/crankset. To add to the debate, chainrings are the area where there is most flexibility to mix. As groupsets are changing, cable pull rates on the front and rear mechs alters, sprocket widths change as do chains and chain l...
by Grogz
17 Sep 2014 12:00
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: CX Round 2
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

I didn't see the behaviour you did, Tim. I'm sure the commissaires would have stepped in if they'd been aware: Debbie Salkeld is particularly sharp on this kind of behaviour. I know of one parent who was banned from WMCCL races for bullying his kids. Sad.
by Grogz
16 Sep 2014 08:31
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Shimano shoes
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

I always find that Shimano shoes come up quite narrow. My CX ones pinch, so l'm thinking about changing. You'll be familiar with your forefoot spreading as you age, I'm sure?
by Grogz
16 Sep 2014 08:20
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: cx round one
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

The kids course is more a mix of grass and paths through the woods and is mildly undulating. The grass makes up about a fifth of the course and is meant to be cut this week, I think.
by Grogz
08 Sep 2014 19:52
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: cx round one
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

You've got to join in now, Tim. It's the rules.*





* Maybe I made up that bit, but what the heck :)
by Grogz
04 Aug 2014 21:58
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Continental GP4000s II 700x28 mm
Replies: 8
Views: 2346

CakeStop wrote:It's probably academic to Barry if GP4000s doesn't come in 28mm but any idea whether the premium for GP4000s II compared to GP4000s is worth it?
One of the guys I work with races on these and thinks the 4000S IIs offer much better grip.
by Grogz
06 Jul 2014 20:11
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Bar tape 'shape'
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Have you got yourself a set of ergo bars that have ovalised tops? I have them on my 3T Ergo Pro bars too.
by Grogz
03 Jul 2014 07:36
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Am I a freak?
Replies: 13
Views: 3471

Many, not all, cycling glasses have flexible nose pieces and arms which can be manipulated to fit. As with so many things in life, the more you pay, the better the quality, comfort and style.
by Grogz
22 Jun 2014 18:57
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Portable Power Pack
Replies: 6
Views: 2085

I got one of these, which is rechargeable:

http://tinyurl.com/qdv3wjm
by Grogz
15 Jun 2014 17:59
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Mercia CC 25 K16 TT result
Replies: 4
Views: 1615

Cool!
by Grogz
14 Jun 2014 21:09
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Tour of the Black Country
Replies: 18
Views: 4519

So whose backside can be viewed in Cycling Plus above the ride report for this sportive? See page 249, issue 289/July 14.
by Grogz
07 Jun 2014 21:33
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Tubeless?
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

Tim wrote:.
The above get good reviews but can't find them stocked/for sale anywhere?! And price is crazy steep £110 for pair!
I know a shop that has a kit...
by Grogz
17 May 2014 20:57
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Loan of rollers
Replies: 1
Views: 1394

You can borrow mine, Pat. PM me to arrange a pick up.
by Grogz
04 May 2014 16:15
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Diane Cook 10mTT 3rd May
Replies: 3
Views: 1338

Bad luck, Ed. Would you have won if you were running Gatorskins? :D
by Grogz
28 Apr 2014 22:36
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: The Fred Whitton Sportive 2014 - 11th May
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Rule #20?

Best of luck, Phil. It sounds like an epic ride.
by Grogz
28 Apr 2014 17:42
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: LMTT Beacon rider results.
Replies: 13
Views: 3592

Ed Moss wrote:Think that was the most miserable 2 hours I've ever spent on my bike, just never got going...
You should do it when the weather is more 'interesting', Ed!
by Grogz
13 Apr 2014 19:15
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Yr Elenydd / The Elenith: Now with Beacon Members
Replies: 23
Views: 5013

Great riding, boys. Well done. This will, of course, mean that you'll rip my legs off if I ride with you in the near future, so I might bottle out if invited!
by Grogz
10 Apr 2014 21:35
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Little Mountain Time Trial Sunday 27th April
Replies: 30
Views: 7686

I'm happy to marshal, Dave.
by Grogz
06 Mar 2014 20:27
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Garmin Edge 510, 800 or 810 owners - you'll love this tip
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Nice idea - I'll be sorting that at the weekend.
by Grogz
28 Feb 2014 17:52
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: BEACON SEASON DVD 2013 COMPLETE
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

How do we get a copy, Charles?
by Grogz
22 Feb 2014 20:44
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Mild seat post panic
Replies: 19
Views: 4284

To get that impression in the post, it looks as though it was a bit tight, Barry! How's the calibration on your torque wrench? It's always worried me that their accuracy deteriorates and could end up with a costly break like this. Otherwise, it's possible that the carbon was not perfect - may be wor...
by Grogz
07 Feb 2014 18:15
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Campag Chorus hubs
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

Works of art!
by Grogz
02 Feb 2014 20:30
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Women's Go Ride racing at Solihull 9th Feb 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 662

Women's Go Ride racing at Solihull 9th Feb 2014

Women's Go Ride racing has been arranged by Redditch RPCC. The second in trhe series is nexrt weekend, 9th Feb for anyone who's interested: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/103820/Women-and-Girls-Go-Ride-Races-2 The races are aimed at women and girls who are new to racing and of all ...
by Grogz
15 Jan 2014 21:23
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Cork and Brake tip
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Interesting tip. I'll have to crack open a bottle of red...
by Grogz
10 Dec 2013 20:47
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Don't try this at home. (OR ANYWHERE ELSE.....)
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

I can't bunny hop the little obstacles at cyclocross - seriously awesome
by Grogz
27 Oct 2013 16:47
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Bike fitting app
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Interesting. It would be helpful to see a comparison between the app and a professional system like Retul or Dartfish. This a actually closer to Dartfish, being a single sided view and looking at specific frames rather than an average over time. Having completed the Retul training, I know how diffic...
by Grogz
19 Oct 2013 12:22
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: George does look young for his age
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

George wrote:I always say you're as young as you feel.

I feel 94.

But I'm pleased to say that I still have the sense of humour of someone eighty years younger.
<@>
by Grogz
12 Oct 2013 13:25
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 3587

And I fit Conti Contact winter tyres to my car, when the temperature gets below 7C. Last year, mid Nov to end March.
by Grogz
12 Oct 2013 13:23
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 3587

Continental 4 Seasons or GP4000s. Can't really go wrong.
by Grogz
04 Oct 2013 12:35
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULT: Patch & The Mac: Three Peaks Cyclocross
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Well done, guys. Hopefully both riders and bikes made it unscathed.
by Grogz
29 Sep 2013 20:20
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Balance and low gears
Replies: 13
Views: 3413

Between Peaks wrote:... I'm sure a 50 something year old should be behaving in a slightly more mature manner but . . . . .
Um...no, I don't think so!
by Grogz
21 Sep 2013 19:36
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Redditch / Beacon Cyclocross Event - 22nd September
Replies: 20
Views: 4707

David Farley wrote:Just curious really, but is this event sponsored by Waldrons the haulage Co, their place is on the old A38 by Lidiate Ash. I used to race against Graham Waldron in 100c Kart Racing back in the seventies
The sponsors are Waldrons the solicitors...no idea whether there's a connection.
by Grogz
15 Sep 2013 16:20
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club Handicap Tables 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 6372

Well done, Gary. Great effort Martin - you've got a target for next year!
by Grogz
15 Sep 2013 13:29
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: La Vuelta (spoilers)
Replies: 13
Views: 3014

George wrote: I know he has done some good stuff before ...
...that is the worry.
by Grogz
15 Sep 2013 07:58
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULTS WMCCL Round 1 Henley
Replies: 12
Views: 2943

Sundorne today is a great course, very varied with a mix of technical and fast sections. If the planks are in their usual position on a slope, it'll be a challenge to bunny hop - riders have great difficulty jumping them! Enjoy.
by Grogz
11 Sep 2013 22:44
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULTS WMCCL Round 1 Henley
Replies: 12
Views: 2943

Well done guys. I'm looking forward to when I can join in!
by Grogz
08 Sep 2013 11:12
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: ZipVit Lichfield CCC Points Chaser - Curborough, 7 September
Replies: 50
Views: 9365

Great to read the write-ups and get a real feel of the enthusiasm for racing. Well done to everyone who took part, some great efforts (and photos).
by Grogz
08 Sep 2013 10:59
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULTS Hill Climb KH28 7th Sept
Replies: 23
Views: 4957

Well done, Martin.
by Grogz
01 Sep 2013 17:45
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: WM CX league
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

So first event is Henley... looking on Google only place I could see for the event was just east in an area with a lump in the middle of it. Is that it? Not seen any details from the organisers about locations/courses/etc at all Details usually appear in the General section of the Waldron WMCCL For...
by Grogz
20 Aug 2013 20:33
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Clee & KK, VIDEO! Pictures, Review & Results 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 4598

Some nice photos there, Charles.
by Grogz
15 Aug 2013 22:20
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: WM CX league
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Nope, not even a BC member... the WM CX site said all I needed to be was a member of the league to get 'league' points, which I guess is their own internal scoring system and nowt to do with BC :) Maybe they've changed it since last year, when a day licence had to be purchased if riders didn't have...
by Grogz
14 Aug 2013 20:12
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: WM CX league
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: WM CX league

Well I've entered... gonna give it a whirl on the mtb. :) I don't have a race licence any more -- anyone know if that matters for the league points, or does it just apply to BC regional points which I won't get anyway :P I'm guessing that you are a BC member, in which case the provisional licence i...
by Grogz
13 Aug 2013 07:26
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club 25 champs Wednesday 17th K34/25c
Replies: 15
Views: 3550

Congratulations, Steve and we'll done all. Close times.
by Grogz
09 Aug 2013 21:06
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Accident help
Replies: 21
Views: 4902

Nasty. Glad you're not too badly hurt, Clive.
by Grogz
07 Aug 2013 12:16
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Beacon Stourport circuit races Tuesday 6 August
Replies: 5
Views: 1690

Re: Beacon Stourport circuit races Tuesday 6 August

Sadly Andrew Clayton, who had a lucky escape with his collarbone on the club run on Sunday, came down on the final lap of the 3/4 race and had to go to hospital for the second time in three days. It looks like he's broken it this time. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Andrew. Ouch! The man is det...
by Grogz
06 Aug 2013 20:49
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: The RideLondon100
Replies: 16
Views: 3986

Nice one, chaps!