Search found 215 matches

by jdtate101
26 Aug 2018 08:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th August
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: Club runs - 26th August

B run will also be shortened depending upon peoples willpower to suffer in the rain. I will make a choice at the BH and see who's foolish enough to come out to play today. :shock: <@>
by jdtate101
21 Aug 2018 22:23
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th August
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: Club runs - 26th August

I'll take the B run on a flat route out to Wellesborne for a breakfast bagette.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28406578
by jdtate101
15 Jul 2018 14:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th July
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Club runs - 15th July

Small B run group today with just 6 heading out to Draycote:

James Tate (L)
Pete Norman
Si Turner
Neil Orchard
Alan Weaver
Huan Dong

Route was fast with an avg speed of 28kph avg...well done to the guys who stepped up from the C run. :D
by jdtate101
13 Jul 2018 10:00
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 70
Views: 2705

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

laurence_cooley wrote:
13 Jul 2018 08:31
jdtate101 wrote:
13 Jul 2018 08:12
Can I have a XL Jersey in (Red Eye) the Black CX colours.
As far as I know, the black design hasn't been set up with Bodhi.
I'm sure I saw one on the page. If they are not available then a classic coloured one in XL (Red Eye...relaxed fit).
by jdtate101
13 Jul 2018 09:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th July
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Club runs - 15th July

by jdtate101
13 Jul 2018 09:33
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 15th July
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Club runs - 15th July

I'm happy to lead the B run to Draycote Water, we'll need an early start of 8.15 to make the most of the day as Draycote is a quite far...but flat route.
by jdtate101
13 Jul 2018 08:12
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: New Beacon RCC Kit Order
Replies: 70
Views: 2705

Re: New Beacon RCC Kit Order

Can I have a XL Jersey in (Red Eye) the Black CX colours.
by jdtate101
03 Jun 2018 16:04
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Important: New LMTT organiser sought from 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Important: New LMTT organiser sought from 2020

I'm happy to take this on. Bonus is I'll never have to ride it again 😂. In all seriousness I'd like to get involved as it's a once a year commitment I can do.
by jdtate101
06 May 2018 12:20
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: changing Di2 Synchro shift settings in e-tube
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: changing Di2 Synchro shift settings in e-tube

I have 9070 Di2 on my road bike and I've turned synchro off because whilst it was pretty novel, it ended up bugging the hell out of me. I want total manual control. I think the software does allow you to change the ratio mix, but tbh I've not tried it.
by jdtate101
29 Jan 2018 18:40
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: V718 course proposed ban by Highways England
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: V718 course proposed ban by Highways England

I have TT'd on this course and it's perfectly safe. Yes the cars are sometimes going fast, but the road is pretty much straight and the lanes are wider than average, meaning drivers have NO reason not to see cyclists. If they were genuine about road safety, they should be calming the traffic once th...
by jdtate101
29 Jan 2018 18:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 4th February
Replies: 25
Views: 2587

Re: Club runs - 4th February

Forgot to get peoples names...sorry. slipped my mind.
by jdtate101
22 Jan 2018 16:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 28th January
Replies: 19
Views: 2384

Re: Club runs - 28th January

Weather looks good, so I'll lead a B run to the breakfast baguette place in Wellesbourne...(assuming I don't crash and injure myself in the races on Sat)
by jdtate101
09 Jan 2018 10:11
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: 2018 Racing Plans
Replies: 24
Views: 1899

Re: 2018 Racing Plans

I shall be doing the SSSCCRRL,2 of the Mamil races and maybe the odd road race on Sat's and the odd Fri track league. I have my kids every weds and every other weekend, so it's all about the scheduling, although most of my free weekends will be doing TT's when the season starts. I'd like to do Darle...
by jdtate101
29 Dec 2017 09:59
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: HONC 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: HONC 2018

I'm up for it again.....I don't have the kids that weekend so it should be all good.
by jdtate101
23 Nov 2017 13:20
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club run ideas for 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Re: Club run ideas for 2018

I'm looking to run a 'Beacon French Adventure' whereby people would drive down to Dover, we get the 1st ferry over as foot/bike passengers, ride around the Pas De Calais area during the day (100mile route) and catch a ferry back. This is very much based upon the model Wiggle uses for their French tr...
by jdtate101
23 Oct 2017 11:08
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Belgium campsite and accommodation recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: Belgium campsite and accommodation recommendations

Nick Shenton and I have stayed here when we did flanders...it's just outside Oudenaarde.

http://www.vakantiehuismeerse.be/en_studios.php

It's pretty nice and not expensive, plus the owners make a wicked local brew beer...
by jdtate101
05 Sep 2017 22:03
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: CycloX frame fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 1170

Re: CycloX frame fitting

Hmm..cx frames are generally smaller than road bikes.

I'm 6ft1 and I take a 54cm in my Ridley CX, yet a 56cm on my Pinarello and a 58cm on my winter Steel fixie. Having a more upright position in CX is beneficial...
by jdtate101
01 Sep 2017 10:30
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - July, August and September 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2876

Re: Time trials - July, August and September 2017

Well done to James Tate on a new 10 mile PB of 21.10 on the V718 course in Hull at the weekend, cracking time! Cheers, it was a little unexpected given the pretty horrendous time I've had of late and the inability to commit to any training. I've had to cancel loads of planned events, but this was o...
by jdtate101
23 Aug 2017 22:19
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: 2018 - Cycling Adventures?
Replies: 11
Views: 1511

Re: 2018 - Cycling Adventures?

I'd love to have another crack at paris-roubaix...
by jdtate101
11 Aug 2017 10:39
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Price drop - Fuji Track Pro - Track Bike
Replies: 9
Views: 1218

Re: Fuji Track Pro - Track Bike

Very tempted....however I have neither the shed space or the cash to buy it right now. If you end up hanging on to it, I will have it off you when I've moved into my own place.
by jdtate101
18 Jun 2017 17:03
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 6118

Re: Kit order 2017

Shorts have arrived and should anyone wish to pop round Wednesday evening after 6 then please drop me a text. Unfortunately there has been a slight delay on the delivery of skin suits. I will update when they arrive Any news on the skinsuits Andy?????? Hello?...it's been ages since the other kit tu...
by jdtate101
10 Jun 2017 10:32
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 6118

Re: Kit order 2017

Andy_Craddock wrote:
22 May 2017 22:30
Shorts have arrived and should anyone wish to pop round Wednesday evening after 6 then please drop me a text.

Unfortunately there has been a slight delay on the delivery of skin suits. I will update when they arrive
Any news on the skinsuits Andy??????
by jdtate101
31 May 2017 16:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 4th June
Replies: 16
Views: 1806

Re: Club Runs - 4th June

Guys,

Due to some family issues I'm going to have to bow out on leading Sunday's ride. Nick Shenton has agreed to stand in for me, so he will decide to go to Draycote or another destination...
by jdtate101
21 May 2017 14:07
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Road/circuit race reports 2017
Replies: 79
Views: 5902

GCCC Great summer road race today in Winchcombe was a sorry affair for me, lady luck deserted me completely on lap 3 out of 9 (9.5km lap), as I got hung up behind a crash and lost the bunch. Tried to chase on but it was hopeless as they were going full gas to pull back a small breakaway. Decided not...
by jdtate101
13 May 2017 15:53
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 6118

laurence_cooley wrote:
jdtate101 wrote:Andy,

Any chance I could collect my skinsuit on the Weds 24th? I'm racing on the 25th and would like to use it if possible... (same for Laurence as well)
That's our week organising rather than racing James!
Still can't do a pickup on that Thursday thou, so another evening would be appreciated.
by jdtate101
13 May 2017 07:08
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 6118

Andy,

Any chance I could collect my skinsuit on the Weds 24th? I'm racing on the 25th and would like to use it if possible... (same for Laurence as well)
by jdtate101
12 May 2017 07:17
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 6118

Balance paid...
by jdtate101
06 May 2017 19:46
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: sat 6th may k34/25
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Well done to everyone who raced today, nice to see you before the start. Today was like death by a thousand cuts, the K33/10D was block headwind all the way from the roundabout...absolutely horrendous. Good news is they've resurfaced the dual carriageway and it's amazingly smooth now, so as long as ...
by jdtate101
04 May 2017 08:33
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Anyone fancy summer cyclocross in May?
Replies: 5
Views: 657

I'm also entered for the Queen Viccy at ironbridge.
by jdtate101
02 May 2017 16:03
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Volunteers needed - Beacon circuit races, Stourport, 9 May
Replies: 16
Views: 1708

Put me down as a maybe. I should be able to make it, work permitting (assuming they don't send me to London or up north that day)
by jdtate101
01 May 2017 22:44
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - April, May and June 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3778

Who has entered the Beacon open 10 mile TT on 13th May? If you haven't entered already, entries close tomorrow! Men's entry page: https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/14994 Women's entry page: https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/14996 I'm going to be Marshalling, as I'm d...
by jdtate101
30 Apr 2017 20:44
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: sat 6th may k34/25
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

keith wrote:No you really ought to know the course , at least the turnaround island :lol:
Gutted to be missing it . Fit and healthy but in Bristol sadly enjoy !
I seem to remember someone getting lost a few yrs back..eh keith?
by jdtate101
29 Apr 2017 16:09
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Open 10 TT Janet Kelly Memorial Trophy 13th May
Replies: 16
Views: 1596

Dave I can probably marshall as I won't be riding. I'm doing a 25 in south Wales on the Sunday instead.

(jdtate101@gmail.com 07940440854)
by jdtate101
24 Apr 2017 21:27
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs April, May and June 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3638

Nicks_77 wrote:I'll do my rescheduled Merckx ride on the 2nd July
Nick, that's the weekend of the midsummer ride...best choose another weekend.
by jdtate101
23 Apr 2017 15:55
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Little Mountain Time Trial
Replies: 29
Views: 2576

Ditto, my thx to everyone too. Another superbly well organised event. I would say it was fun, but the suffering endured makes that adjective not quite the right choice. Thx folks...and well done to all the Beacon riders.
by jdtate101
16 Apr 2017 18:49
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: 23mm vs 25mm tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 1712

Really depends on the rim width. I have a set of FFWD wheels that are quite wide and a 23mm comes up at 24.5mm. Generally I do races & TT's on 23's but do training and group rides on 25's. Winter rides are on 28's.
by jdtate101
09 Apr 2017 19:02
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Converting a compact to a sub-compact chain ring
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Yep 6800 can easily take a 32T rear cassette. Dura ace is the only one with a max of 28, but even that can be taken to 32 with a bit of bodging.
by jdtate101
07 Apr 2017 22:42
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Anyone fancy summer cyclocross in May?
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Same day as the Beacon 300K ride....otherwise I'd have a pop.
by jdtate101
31 Mar 2017 10:58
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: what are you planning?
Replies: 43
Views: 3116

Next race for me is a crit at Castle Coombe motor circuit on good friday. Should be a blast on nice smooth, wide tarmac. Would like to do the 20mile club TT on the 8th, but I'm doing HONC on the sunday so I probably won't.
by jdtate101
31 Mar 2017 09:01
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: K8 10T
Replies: 5
Views: 609

The northern end of the course is quite a narrow road in parts and it's fairly busy, meaning car drivers get frustrated and pull close passes...making it dangerous and not pleasant for competitors. Also as the cars stack up behind a rider, looking for a passing spot, it can mean a faster rider behin...
by jdtate101
24 Mar 2017 12:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 26th March
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Can't volunteer this week due to racing on Sat....
by jdtate101
20 Mar 2017 15:37
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs April, May and June 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3638

Philip Whiteman wrote:
neilo wrote:
jdtate101 wrote:4th June....I'll take the A run to Draycote Water
George is leading then James.
Neil and James. I have sent you both a PM

.

I think George was down to lead the B...I've said I'll lead the A's.
by jdtate101
20 Mar 2017 13:50
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C & Intro Club runs April, May and June 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3638

4th June....I'll take the A run to Draycote Water
by jdtate101
17 Mar 2017 11:49
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Midsummer Night's Club Ride...Sat 1 July.
Replies: 15
Views: 1468

Last time we got back in about 7am...we can always leave a touch later or stay longer at the cafe...or I can extend the distance ;)
by jdtate101
14 Mar 2017 09:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 500kms Club Run
Replies: 51
Views: 5598

I'd love to do this, but alas I cannot. I will have just have got back from a week in the Alps and must pay for my absence with child minding duties whilst my better half has a well deserved break herself.
by jdtate101
13 Mar 2017 14:21
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 19th March
Replies: 12
Views: 1434

I will be back on the A ride once the weather turns the corner and summer bikes are back in fashion. Winter bikes for me equals social speed only i'm afraid.
by jdtate101
06 Mar 2017 21:25
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Carbon Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Firstly...don't ride it. It could just be a crack in the paint lacquer, but equally it could be in the carbon. Take it back to the shop where you bought it, it should still be covered under some form of warranty being only 18months old. The below seems to suggest a 3 yrs cover: http://www.cannondale...
by jdtate101
05 Mar 2017 12:47
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 5th March
Replies: 16
Views: 1604

Only myself and Helen Jamieson made it to cannock chase today for the offroad unofficial run. Not a great start as it was chucking it down and snowing at points and 1c to boot. Still we got going and warmed up pretty fast. Quite a short outing at 1hr15, but great fun...Lots of strange looks from the...
by jdtate101
02 Mar 2017 14:37
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time Trial Routes
Replies: 1
Views: 298

This xls produced by Xav should help you, it's all the CTT races..:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/446 ... s2017.xlsx

And this one lists most of the 'club' events in the local area:

http://events.midlanddc.org.uk/approved (nothing up there yet...it will fill up soon hopefully)