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by dweben
08 Dec 2018 17:12
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 12136

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

So.. for those who got distracted completely by a tiny sprog appearing and didn't notice you had to order your own... when's the next window?

Paul
by dweben
21 Aug 2018 21:54
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 84
Views: 12136

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Stooey

Large in both please :)

Paul
by dweben
17 Jan 2018 22:23
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: 2018 Racing Plans
Replies: 24
Views: 4545

Re: 2018 Racing Plans

Main aim this year is TTs, but that said... will get back into some MTB and possibly SSRSSRRRLLLSLSLLL, Brum business park, depends on whether the road racing messes up TT plans! Interested in team events too like Brum Uni and Silverstone 9up!
by dweben
12 Jul 2017 19:32
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: XC Mountain-biking
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: XC Mountain-biking

If it's proper XC racing then a good start would be Midlands XC https://midlandsxc.com/ You can pick the level of ability you think you're at and compete in it. I've done it in the past. It's bloody hard! There's also a number of mid week racing events dotted around the place but probably not BC aff...
by dweben
09 Jul 2017 08:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 9th July
Replies: 22
Views: 4565

Re: Club runs - 9th July

What distance for b run Andy and are you heading out via Barnt green ?
by dweben
07 Apr 2017 20:34
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Short term room let
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Didn't Toby post something about a spare room?
by dweben
22 Feb 2017 23:07
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Silverstone 9-up TTT 9th June 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 4769

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
by dweben
11 Feb 2017 23:33
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Weight loss in cyclists
Replies: 18
Views: 3720

Weights always been an odd one for me also. Until I was about 19-20 I was about 62kg, which at 5'11 is a bag of bones. Then I hit 89kg by the time I was 25 and now I struggle to get anywhere near 80. Currently 83kg even with no processed food, no ready meals, no gels, I've removed sugar and only sna...
by dweben
06 Feb 2017 19:06
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th Feb
Replies: 28
Views: 5137

George gave him the name, 'Flatmatt'. Well, to be precise, I dubbed him Flatt Regan. However, that was before Sunday. My view of Matt has changed entirely since Sunday. On Sunday Matt called me 'sexy'. So, from now on, I won't hear an ill word against him. What... I slapped him on the butt and he n...
by dweben
05 Feb 2017 19:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 5th Feb
Replies: 28
Views: 5137

Matt had a flat on saturday too... methinks he's not looking after his toys!
by dweben
14 Dec 2016 16:41
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: what are you planning?
Replies: 43
Views: 5937

Let me know what events you're planning Laurence. I was pondering giving road racing a go again next year. Not a big fan of the stourport type races but sssrrrcclclslrlrslslsllll races are ok
by dweben
17 Nov 2016 23:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon Burst Revival
Replies: 14
Views: 2882

I too prefer non stop rides but mainly 'cos my rubbish spine doesn't like the cooling down/warming up bit around the cafe stops sadly :(
by dweben
15 Nov 2016 13:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 20th November
Replies: 21
Views: 4378

Phil... sounds like a classic mucky day out on the mtb!!! Lush!!
by dweben
11 Nov 2016 18:08
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Invitation to Q&A with Matt Stephens
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

They're pretty entertaining on GCN, watch a few recent ones and you'll enjoy it. He's fairly well known for the CX bike handling skills of a drunken sloth... he's the older chappy with the curly/wavey hair
by dweben
08 Nov 2016 18:31
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'Cycling Weekly' Club run
Replies: 61
Views: 10705

BBC says snow at 8am... rain all night. A touch colder and it's perfect ice weather ;)
by dweben
24 Oct 2016 12:10
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trial secretary.
Replies: 7
Views: 1517

Domination... ?

Is our link with Xav about to ramp up to full on fluid dynamic analysis for free??? ;)
by dweben
24 Oct 2016 12:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'Cycling Weekly' Club run
Replies: 61
Views: 10705

Given enough notice I might be around...
by dweben
06 Oct 2016 23:33
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Garmin out-front mounts
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

I have a Garmin and SRAM mount ... the SRAM is flimsy, slightly at an annoying angle and so low it rubs my Garmin on the stem bolts. The proper Garmin version however is spot on.
by dweben
05 Oct 2016 23:51
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Velo Birmingham Closed Road Sportive
Replies: 52
Views: 8427

I assume the road closures won't stop be using the roads for my own personal bimble on the bike. I usually come back through Belbroughton!
by dweben
17 Aug 2016 23:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 21st August
Replies: 17
Views: 3640

Gravity innit.
by dweben
24 Jul 2016 08:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 24th July
Replies: 8
Views: 2288

Do you have a gpx Helen?
by dweben
08 Jul 2016 21:00
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club 10 Champs K34/10D Wed 6th July
Replies: 11
Views: 1757

Same :)
by dweben
01 May 2016 15:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 1st May
Replies: 18
Views: 4021

I claim all A run points which I think should be about 14, plus I led myself around, behind the intro ride. :)

Since no other blighter turned up!
by dweben
03 Apr 2016 15:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd April
Replies: 21
Views: 4061

Cheers for the late A run call there Phil, was a good quick ride given the lumpy stuff!

Only a slight mechanical with Ade's rear brake being a bit 'loose' :D
by dweben
27 Mar 2016 14:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th March
Replies: 18
Views: 3274

I did... I woke up at 9 thought 'bugger!' Then I thought if I go a bit quicker I can meet in the cafe. It was all going so well too. Still, nice ride if a bit windy and got home just before a downpour...

... and then my electric shower broke :(

Happy frigging Ishtar!!
by dweben
27 Mar 2016 13:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 27th March
Replies: 18
Views: 3274

I cycled out, in the wind, all on my lonesome, to meet the A run... I left 30 mins late, got there at 11am, and sat there... waiting, pining, looking lonesomely out the window... ... and the blighters didn't bother to stop at the cafe!!! I demand all their club run points are reassigned to me, they ...
by dweben
20 Mar 2016 18:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th March
Replies: 19
Views: 3866

How could you miss me off the list Nick? :(
by dweben
22 Feb 2016 21:22
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Factory built wheels - wear rate
Replies: 29
Views: 4042

Several sets of disc pads in 4000 miles? Surely longer than that... on my old commuter I never changed them in 3 years + LEJOG, and transferred to my current Boardman. They've got about 9000-10000 miles on them. Are yours made from chalk ??? Having said that... they can burn out in 20 miles on a MTB...
by dweben
16 Feb 2016 18:01
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: power meters that measure each leg output
Replies: 16
Views: 2776

Bummer dude, know the feeling after years of continuously herniated discs. Ease back into it nice and slow though, find the position that you're comfortable with which might be at odds with the norm. I.e I run about 10 deg nose down on my saddle and have a spacer under my left cleat... made from a t...
by dweben
06 Feb 2016 17:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th February
Replies: 30
Views: 5328

You doing a silly 70m detour route Ian or direct ?
by dweben
03 Feb 2016 23:45
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Cyclo Cross
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Fancy some mtb training sessions over Cannock Nic? I'll give you a good thrashing! ;)
by dweben
02 Feb 2016 18:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 7th February
Replies: 30
Views: 5328

... and also your bike, Andy?
by dweben
30 Jan 2016 19:17
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Rear gear cable snapped again
Replies: 29
Views: 4442

Another reason to go electric ;)
by dweben
24 Jan 2016 16:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 24th January
Replies: 28
Views: 4632

Cheers for the A run... quite enjoyed the long draggy drags of dragginess up the hills, after the other hills... and the mud. Though nothing beats watching Matt suffer like a dog! ;)

Few people asked after I vanished down Stanford. Got up to 54mph! Whee!
by dweben
21 Jan 2016 18:44
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Safety (or lack of) on our roads
Replies: 16
Views: 2577

It's picking up in Highways England too. Quite a few schemes surrounding the main road network.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/40-c ... gest-roads
by dweben
20 Jan 2016 20:59
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Safety (or lack of) on our roads
Replies: 16
Views: 2577

I have a car... I still don't pay VED (tax) on it... I'm so waiting for some dunce to come up and mention car tax to me! I love commuting, it wakes and loosens me up and it's reliable and fun! Plus more opps for bike pr0n. I've been knocked off 6/7 times and once carted off in an ambo with all sorts...
by dweben
17 Jan 2016 18:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 17th January
Replies: 13
Views: 2887

Oh I dunno, in that picture you're pretty distinctive with your cod piece and knee high ugg boots...

... did I say I wouldn't mention that moment when you thought you had forgotten your helmet? Guess where it was people!!

Great day out though, always good to see Beaconites on MTBs! :)
by dweben
15 Jan 2016 17:08
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Noisy disc brakes?
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Whenever I get this realigning the calipers always sorts it. In the wet they just squeal not much you can do about that short of dragging brakes on descents to warm them up
by dweben
12 Jan 2016 23:50
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Thinking about giving in and getting a winter bike......
Replies: 15
Views: 2438

I had swissstop on my older commuter and running discs on the newer one. Much nicer in the rain. No lag from wet discs plus you buy one set of wheels and never wear them out and rarely change pads. The whole thing locking wheels before losing brakes I doubt really ever happens on the road for the fr...
by dweben
11 Jan 2016 19:06
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Vehicles with only one headlight working
Replies: 24
Views: 3466

I've noticed a lot more cars where their front lights are on but the rears are off...
by dweben
05 Jan 2016 19:17
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300km Club Run. 29th May
Replies: 71
Views: 12243

Is this similar to the Weston in terms of 16mph pace and a 6am start ?
by dweben
03 Jan 2016 14:05
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd January 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2894

Haha didn't forget them I was fine. Was my hands that were cold -- rubbish gloves!
by dweben
03 Jan 2016 12:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 3rd January 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2894

Where did you go in the end? Ali and I zipped off to Henley instead. Much nicer ride home in the warmish tailwind!
by dweben
03 Dec 2015 18:35
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs: 6th December
Replies: 14
Views: 2813

Got a route for Sunday yet James?
by dweben
19 Nov 2015 23:27
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Are my teeth getting old?
Replies: 14
Views: 2250

Is it slipping? If no then nah :P

Run to failure!
by dweben
12 Nov 2015 20:12
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Return Of the Beacon Balti 30/01/2016
Replies: 28
Views: 4479

Surely they have something... a pile of poppadums, pile of rice... hell bring a packed lunch! Just be there!
by dweben
01 Nov 2015 16:04
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 1st November
Replies: 17
Views: 3360

Unofficial MTB run ... Paul "overtaking at inappropriate moments" Watkins Nick "sl...oo...w...mo...over bars" Shenton James "wot no brakes, or shocks, or grip???" Tate Ali "fell off on a flat straight bit" Hey George "belchmonster" Lazenby Mark "glad to survive" livesnextdoortoNick Err, so I think e...
by dweben
15 Oct 2015 16:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 18th October
Replies: 16
Views: 3305

Not sure I want a B grade rub from James... :twisted:
by dweben
15 Oct 2015 16:17
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Newtown Lane closed
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Is it a gravel pit?
by dweben
14 Oct 2015 16:23
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Taking your bike on Eurostar
Replies: 1
Views: 722

All a bit short sighted really... I'm guessing most people who take a bike on that train (outside of the car, etc) will be touring people. So big bike, mud guards, pannier rack, bags, etc etc.