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by Rod Goodfellow
14 Apr 2020 14:23
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Colin Purdy
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Colin Purdy

Older members may be interested to know that yesterday I had a call from Colin checking to see if I am still alive.He is still fit and reasonably well,living at Offchurch near Leamington and still riding most days,mainly on his favourite 63" fixed, for about 25 miles or so.Some 45 years ago he was a...
by Rod Goodfellow
25 Mar 2020 07:43
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Les Ladbury
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Les Ladbury

Sad news. In the photo which made the front cover of Cycling,the rider on Les's shoulder is professional Gil Taylor of Aston Fields. My late wife Chris and I often went out on tandems with Les and Ann. Les bought a new build house in Kings Norton and was dismayed by its numerous faults and claimed (...
by Rod Goodfellow
14 Dec 2019 11:50
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time Trials Courses 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Time Trials Courses 2020

In the 1960s the club 50 championship was a club event on the K37 on the Wythall-Alcester -Evesham road.
by Rod Goodfellow
22 Oct 2019 20:31
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: "Beryl" Oldbury Rep 2-9 November
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Re: "Beryl" Oldbury Rep 2-9 November

Beryl broke the 10 mile TT record in a Beacon 10 at Ombersley in an event for which I was the organiser and she stayed at our house after the event.I think I still have the result sheet.It must have been between 1964-1969. My son Peter(ex Beacon member) took me to see the play when it opened in Leed...
by Rod Goodfellow
12 Oct 2019 16:08
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon bobble hat?
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Re: Beacon bobble hat?

Nothing new. In 1975 the late Chris Goodfellow made a number of these on her knitting machine,albeit without a club badge. The machine was originally owned by one of my patients in Highley who developed tennis elbow using it .I advised her to stop using it,so she advertised it in the village shop an...
by Rod Goodfellow
30 Jul 2019 14:22
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Norman Adams
Replies: 13
Views: 2052

Re: Norman Adams

Norman was responsible for me joining the Beacon. As a student in 1958 and after riding evening 10s on the Wythall- Gorcott course on the Alcester Rd. he several times invited me back to his caravan home for a mug of tea prepared by his then girl friend Wendy, and then to the clubroom and the rest i...
by Rod Goodfellow
19 May 2018 07:28
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Ian To's RRA Le-Jog attempt
Replies: 0
Views: 1149

Ian To's RRA Le-Jog attempt

Live tracking here https://t.co/lIn3GnxzE5
by Rod Goodfellow
04 May 2018 19:59
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Another goodbye.
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Another goodbye.

Re Margaret Wright,Beacon member in the 60/70s along with husband Gordon the coach.
http://www.timetriallingforum.co.uk/ind ... ight-hwcc/
by Rod Goodfellow
01 May 2018 20:16
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Roger Shayes
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: Roger Shayes

Same problem as the late Jeff Gould.
by Rod Goodfellow
19 Apr 2018 21:05
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Stolen Bikes.
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: Stolen Bikes.

Glad to see your keyboard fingers still working Alan!
by Rod Goodfellow
05 Dec 2017 18:48
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Jeff Gould
Replies: 8
Views: 2137

Re: Jeff Gould

Jeff was a good mate of mine from when we met when he first came to Brum from the Welsh Valleys,riding for Abercynon RC.I think his father had a bike shop in that area. We both joined the Beacon in around 1961 with me (and his future wife Jean Platt) from B'ham UniversityCRC with the intention of ri...
by Rod Goodfellow
22 May 2017 19:03
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: New Message Board Platform
Replies: 17
Views: 4283

Re: New Message Board Platform

Is it possible to show unread posts?
by Rod Goodfellow
16 Apr 2017 12:00
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 23mm vs 25mm tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 3875

Do you always believe Cycling Weekly (and the Daily Mail)?
by Rod Goodfellow
30 Mar 2017 23:14
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: K8 10T
Replies: 5
Views: 1441

K8 10T

In the 1960s this course was used for Worcestershire CA 10s and 15s.I see that there is a currently approved club 10 course,straight out and back with an island turn.Yet no events are held on it.Is there a reason why it is not used? It seems to me that it reasonably near to Beacon area,is simple to ...
by Rod Goodfellow
24 Jan 2017 15:05
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Planet X carbon frames
Replies: 8
Views: 2491

I use both PX carbon Pro road and Stealth bikes and have never noticed any flex,but then I am 76kg but old and weak. However my son Peter (who some of you may remember as a Beacon sprog member in the early 70s!) is now a national class triathlete and using a Stealth without problems.He is 6ft 5.5 an...
by Rod Goodfellow
20 Oct 2016 08:49
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: power meters that measure each leg output
Replies: 16
Views: 3419

Laurence you are right,I wasn't thinking clearly.however this is offset by the strong dollar reducing the price of imports there from Taiwan etc.. I'm still living on the remnants of $s bought about 3 or 4 years ago 2.01$=£.
by Rod Goodfellow
19 Oct 2016 09:02
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: power meters that measure each leg output
Replies: 16
Views: 3419

I have used a Powertap hub for several years which I found useful.This year I obtained a set of Powertap P1 pedals which link to a Garmin (800 in my case) and and show me that when riding a TT my power is 47% left,53% right.This is due to a left total hip replacement in 1993 (sic).Although interesti...
by Rod Goodfellow
06 Jun 2016 08:53
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club 50 Championships
Replies: 11
Views: 2363

Great ride Dave.Obviously taking it seriously with Garmin files! Have you been turbo training all winter? How does it compare with your PB 50?
by Rod Goodfellow
25 Apr 2016 19:52
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon Social Get Together (aka Open 10tt)
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Beacon Social Get Together (aka Open 10tt)

In a moment of rash enthusiasm I have entered the above and look forward to chatting with and/or competing against any of my contemporaries who are still around.I was in the Beacon 1960 to 1976.After the event I am going to stay overnight with ex member Colin Purdy of that era and hillclimb fame who...
by Rod Goodfellow
28 Jan 2016 16:14
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon 70th anniversary
Replies: 21
Views: 3550

1 I am in USA most of the winter 2 I am not au fait with road developments in the Midlands 3 I am not au fait with suitable club run destinations 4 I do not know how many of my contemporaries are still around and capable of riding/ getting to a venue However if sufficient persons express an interest...
by Rod Goodfellow
27 Jan 2016 20:47
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon 70th anniversary
Replies: 21
Views: 3550

I'm disappointed there is no anniversary event.I had been looking forward to a re-union with my remaining contemporaries- even a club run for those in the club during 1959-1976.......
by Rod Goodfellow
26 Jan 2016 10:29
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon 70th anniversary
Replies: 21
Views: 3550

Beacon 70th anniversary

In November 2016.Any events planned?
by Rod Goodfellow
07 Jan 2016 20:38
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Unemployed
Replies: 10
Views: 2074

Quote two of the remaining six had full time jobs and they didn't show either?
Using the possibility of getting a new job to exert pressure on current employer for a pay rise?
by Rod Goodfellow
12 Oct 2015 21:13
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Beacon Old Boy nails Catford Hill Climb and 2nd in BEC Hill
Replies: 15
Views: 2805

Years ago the Beacon got 2nd in the Catford and first ,third and the team in the Bec!
by Rod Goodfellow
20 Jun 2015 10:17
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 70th Anniversary next year.
Replies: 1
Views: 682

70th Anniversary next year.

Are any plans being made for this important event?
by Rod Goodfellow
18 Apr 2015 21:49
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Pedal/Cleat Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1764

Not enough watts,Oscar?
by Rod Goodfellow
14 Oct 2014 21:54
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Bec and Catford HC Classics results
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Brings back memories! In 1972 Colin Purdy won the Bec,I was 3rd and Dave Sinar 7th to win the team.I was 2nd in the Catford and won the Bec in 1971. In those days Colin and I with any of Dave Sinar,Pete Ruff,or Steve Jones won quite a number of hill climbs. We also had an interclub hill climb with 5...
by Rod Goodfellow
21 Sep 2014 14:49
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Rear Mudguard Bridge
Replies: 11
Views: 2282

Drill 4 small holes in the guard so that you can loop a zip tie through the guard and over the brake bridge each side of the brake bolt. I have used this method for 20 years without problems,failures or rattles.
by Rod Goodfellow
16 Sep 2014 08:45
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULTS Beacon RCC Hill Climb Championships 14th September
Replies: 13
Views: 2871

A remarkable ride by the winner.The previous record holder (Colin Purdy 3-6.8) went on that year to 4th place in the Nat Champs H/C despite forgetting to tighten his chainring bolts after changing chainrings at the HQ and finishing with bolts catching on the chainstays and probably losing the 2 seco...
by Rod Goodfellow
26 Jun 2014 07:46
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Edgbaston to Sheffield for the TdF stage 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1959

If you prefer quieter roads you can avoid Bakewell by going from Monyash to Hassop via Ashford-in the-Water.About the same distance and possibly easier riding.There is a good tea room at the old station just before Hassop where you cross the Monsal Trail.
by Rod Goodfellow
24 Jun 2014 18:18
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Edgbaston to Sheffield for the TdF stage 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1959

I don't know that track and none of my cyclist friends in the area have ever mentioned it.I would guess if is rideable you would need a mountain bike.
by Rod Goodfellow
24 Jun 2014 15:01
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Edgbaston to Sheffield for the TdF stage 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1959

It's certainly quieter to go via Ringinglow .There are 2 ways from Hathersage. The harder bears left just after the centre of the village past the Scotsman's Pack pub and the church where Little John ,Robin Hood's mate is buried.The easier road bears left about a mile further up the Sheffield road j...
by Rod Goodfellow
23 Jun 2014 20:40
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Edgbaston to Sheffield for the TdF stage 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1959

Get to Ashbourne then use the Tissington rail trail to Parsley Hay then via Monyash (good cafe),Bakewell,Hassop,Calver (cafe),Grindleford,Hathersage(cafes),Bamford to Ladybower. I can give you more detail on cafes etc if you choose this route. You could also go from Hathersage to Ringinglow to Rivel...
by Rod Goodfellow
23 Jun 2014 07:08
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: 24hr TTs
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Correct.Bill did 406 in the 1968 champs North Rd event.We had entered a team of Bill,Jeff Gould,Dave Duffield and myself.Dave only lasted about 150m,Jeff fell asleep riding at about 250m,hit the verge and sprained an ankle.It was a foggy night and about midnight someone drove into my support car par...
by Rod Goodfellow
22 Jun 2014 18:09
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: 24hr TTs
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

24hr TTs

I had the pleasure of having Gary Mac as my minute man in a Lake District 25 this morning (After he did a PB 10 the previous evening).Talk got round to 24s and he expressed his possible intent to ride one next year. That set me thinking,does anyone in the club know of any 24s completed by Beacon mem...
by Rod Goodfellow
05 Dec 2013 21:52
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Roller racing
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Roger Shayes and Tony Webb may remember Beacon roller racing in the 60s, especially a 24 hr record attempt in a shop window in central Birmingham on St Patrick's night.You can imagine the interest shown by well oiled Irish revellers!
by Rod Goodfellow
29 Oct 2013 07:50
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Beacon Bikes!
Replies: 9
Views: 2213

I too was in Whalley yesterday! Beacon bikes and parts are top priced and obviously aimed at the affluent denizens of Whalley. However the chief mechanic (Spike) is very competent and they do serve decent coffee Worth a look round but consider carefully where to spend money.
by Rod Goodfellow
03 Jun 2013 06:47
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 27755

Entries for the Mersey RC 24hr on 20/21 July close 25/6/13.See you there?.......
by Rod Goodfellow
31 May 2013 18:08
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 27755

NW wind on Sunday? Good luck chaps!
by Rod Goodfellow
14 May 2013 17:43
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Open Event Entry Forms (Filling In with correct information)
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Many years ago John Patston and John Woodburn were suspended by the RTTC (and the BCF) for 12 months for falsifying their entry forms to get into the National 100 Championship.
by Rod Goodfellow
10 May 2013 13:56
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Bike book - help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1722

+1
Sounds like getting other people to do most of the work.
by Rod Goodfellow
29 Apr 2013 16:56
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: LMTT PHOTOS on flickr
Replies: 11
Views: 1878

Thanks for the video.Brought back some painful memories!
by Rod Goodfellow
20 Apr 2013 22:35
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULT: K35/6G x2 20th April
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Next step CTT Assistant Timekeeper?
by Rod Goodfellow
18 Apr 2013 02:14
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club TT Sat Apr 20 we now have a Timekeeper
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

You might like to look on the CTT website for Guidance notes for Timekeepers. Play with the watch(es) before the event to make sure you know how not to inadvertently stop the watch rather than the lap timer.Take more than one writing implement with you.Try to get a recorder to record the numbers of ...
by Rod Goodfellow
03 Mar 2013 20:28
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cloudy vision
Replies: 9
Views: 1825

I've had it happen 3x,in each case at over 300 miles in a 24hr TT in summer so not due to cold.Apparently when concentrating the blink rate drops so the corneal dehydration theory is probably correct.
by Rod Goodfellow
27 Jun 2012 08:55
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon bottles on tour
Replies: 58
Views: 13361

I accidentally left mine in Minnigaff YH (Scotland).I expect someone else has it now.
by Rod Goodfellow
26 Mar 2012 19:21
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Heavy refurb or replacement?
Replies: 6
Views: 1376

Sounds like a Shimano groupset.Replace with Campagnolo every 20 or so years.
by Rod Goodfellow
13 Jan 2012 08:25
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 23mm or 25mm tyres?
Replies: 26
Views: 4082

Michelin Kryllion now discontinued.Buy while you can.Replaced by a heavy robust version o Pro4.
by Rod Goodfellow
22 Nov 2011 01:20
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: RIP to an old friend: The longevity of aluminium frames
Replies: 23
Views: 3284

I have 2 1984 Vitus 979 al tubes bonded into al lugs still in regular training/racing use.No problems so far in 27 years.