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by John
20 Jun 2017 21:32
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club H'Cap Competition
Replies: 12
Views: 3090

Re: Club H'Cap Competition

Is anybody driving from south Birmingham and able to give me a lift?
by John
13 Apr 2017 10:35
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - April, May and June 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 9839

I'm riding fairly late but you can stick it in mine if that's any use.

If you want to hang about I can offer you a lift home too.
by John
05 Apr 2017 10:51
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: sat 8th april K32/20 club event
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Do we have a list of courses and records anywhere?
by John
04 Apr 2017 18:03
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: sat 8th april K32/20 club event
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Is sand bagging allowed?
by John
22 Mar 2017 08:52
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Silverstone 9-up TTT 9th June 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 7250

Me me me me me me
by John
22 Mar 2017 08:51
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - April, May and June 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 9839

keith wrote:I would have thought that, that is more likely to be positive John . Others have been told no , yesterday
I'm on the start list, but they never bothered to tell me. Time to book a hotel in Wales!
by John
21 Mar 2017 10:51
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - April, May and June 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 9839

Didn't get in on the Merthyr event . Perhaps entering under my pet name of Edward 1st of England was not such a good idea. There is a Worcester st johns 25 on the same day so I've entered that instead . That one closes tomorrow I've still not heard about it :( In other news the Midlands events page...
by John
13 Mar 2017 13:29
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Road/circuit race reports 2017
Replies: 79
Views: 17914

Last weekend Matt Clegg and I competed in the 2/3 Category of the University of Birmingham One Day Stage Race. Daniel Newns and Gareth Powley were also competing in the 4th Cat only event. The event consisted of a fairly hill 10 mile TT around Great Witley followed by a crit in Stourport. Despite Ma...
by John
05 Mar 2017 17:17
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Silverstone 9-up TTT 9th June 2017
Replies: 31
Views: 7250

Keep me in the loop
by John
24 Feb 2017 13:58
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Great Dun Fell
Replies: 7
Views: 2961

I think it is L826.

Got it from here: - http://www.beaconwheelers.co.uk/time-trials.html
by John
22 Feb 2017 22:14
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - April, May and June 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 9839

All three are entered!
by John
20 Feb 2017 13:44
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - April, May and June 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 9839

I have entered the Little Mountain TT via the CTT website. I just wondered whether there was a link to the rules for "roadman" entry - I remember it somewhere on the Beacon site but I can't find it. I just want to be sure that any of my aero slipperyness will not void entry into this classification...
by John
17 Feb 2017 14:21
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - January, February and March 2017
Replies: 53
Views: 11623

I love roundabouts.
by John
17 Feb 2017 14:21
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Great Dun Fell
Replies: 7
Views: 2961

There's a hill climb up there I'd love to do later in the season.

I wouldn't mind a day trip at some stage though.
by John
06 Feb 2017 12:03
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - January, February and March 2017
Replies: 53
Views: 11623

RTTC #2 and #3 (Buxton and LMTT) entered.
by John
24 Jan 2017 16:08
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Planet X carbon frames
Replies: 8
Views: 3182

It depends on the course if a fixed gear is beneficiail.

With technological advances you can get incredibly like road bikes these days. A friend built on that weight 4.5kg!

My Scott Foil (aero frame) was sitting at < 7kg when I did the national hill climb and I don't have the lightest wheels.
by John
16 Jan 2017 18:48
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - January, February and March 2017
Replies: 53
Views: 11623

I'm down for the Buxton one!

I'm also considering driving to Wessex...
by John
09 Jan 2017 08:05
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 21332

carolyn wrote:Can you put me down for the March session please
Me tooooooo
by John
04 Jan 2017 13:55
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Proposed Club TT calender for 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 8229

Hi Martin, Something I saw a few other clubs running is a Season Ticket for their time trials. It seems a good idea as you get payment up front and I don't need to find three quid every week :) That's interesting John, which clubs are doing it so I can investigate it? Worcester St Johns was the one...
by John
03 Jan 2017 16:16
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Proposed Club TT calender for 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 8229

Hi Martin,

Something I saw a few other clubs running is a Season Ticket for their time trials. It seems a good idea as you get payment up front and I don't need to find three quid every week :)
by John
16 Dec 2016 11:45
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: what are you planning?
Replies: 43
Views: 9933

I don't recall this! When was that Tim??? :shock: To be fair to Stourport, it is a great circuit. My first few races were there and I loved it, great corners, draggy uphill finish. I've just seen a lot of scary riding in the Wooly Mamils, but that could be from myself according to Tim!! :D It was p...
by John
15 Dec 2016 17:00
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: what are you planning?
Replies: 43
Views: 9933

I'm aiming to start Late Feb/Early March and get some points in some road races. Ideally I want me second cat before I bugger off and become a dirty tester chasing club records.
by John
15 Dec 2016 16:58
Forum: Beacon Road / Track / CycloCross Racing
Topic: Hard and Fast - Crit/RR/Track Training Ride
Replies: 32
Views: 6472

I'd say Thursdays are preferable for me. Mondays are the traditional rest day.
by John
06 Dec 2016 08:46
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 21332

Just paid.
by John
22 Nov 2016 13:46
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon Burst Revival
Replies: 14
Views: 4221

Yosser wrote:What could possibly go wrong with John Hunt leading. A 54 min 25 miler with the body weight of a fetus!
The important thing to note is that nobody got dropped. I suffered more than most, especially when the road pointed upwards.
by John
20 Nov 2016 19:19
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 20th November
Replies: 21
Views: 6192

Burst:

John Hunt
Robin Kirkham
Steve Philpots

Fun ride in better than expected weather.
by John
18 Nov 2016 13:40
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club Runs - 20th November
Replies: 21
Views: 6192

Given the weather I think a Burst is in order. I'll create a route and we can work out the details on Sunday.

https://www.strava.com/routes/7034107
by John
18 Nov 2016 13:38
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Mad March Hare Sportive
Replies: 9
Views: 3600

WorcsPhil wrote:Hi Chris...I'm also in.

Ambition: to be within 15mins of the Sette crew
Last year we had about 6 **flat**s. I assume you beat us.
by John
17 Nov 2016 16:17
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Mad March Hare Sportive
Replies: 9
Views: 3600

I'm in.

As are a number of Sette riders including Mark Patton, Andrew Clayton etc.
by John
17 Nov 2016 12:41
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon Burst Revival
Replies: 14
Views: 4221

I'd be in favour of more of these. I'm not so sure on the pace of them but the none-stop idea particularly appeals. This is particularly true when the weather is wet, as there are few things as grim in my mind as the leaving a cafe already soaking wet and having to endure 15 minutes of bitter cold. ...
by John
02 Nov 2016 17:26
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Track Cycling Sessions January to April
Replies: 107
Views: 21332

First and possibly the second too!
by John
31 Oct 2016 20:26
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: CTT National Hillclimb 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

CTT National Hillclimb 2016

The weekend Jessica Rhodes-Jones, second claim member Ollie Hayward, ex-Beacon member Richard Bussell and myself all competed at the national hill climb. This year the course was Bank Road in the centre of Matlock. Richard came 7th and was sadly unable to defend his title. Jess finished a very respe...
by John
29 Oct 2016 12:59
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cracked Front Mud Guard
Replies: 7
Views: 2725

laurence_cooley wrote:The more usual place for SKS Chromoplastics to break is at the back brake. As a result of that happening to mine, I had to replace the rear one, and now have a spare front if you want a replacement.
I might have to take you up on this! :) I'll pm you
by John
26 Oct 2016 19:43
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Cracked Front Mud Guard
Replies: 7
Views: 2725

Cracked Front Mud Guard

I'm hoping someone on here can give me some wisdom on this! My winter bike has fitted mudguard that mount onto the frame. The front one mounts onto the frame and also directly onto the front brake with a metal mount. The plastic one one side below this bracket has cracked, and this is causing the fr...
by John
07 Oct 2016 14:44
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Garmin out-front mounts
Replies: 7
Views: 2770

I just picked a Cero one up for a tenner. Looks ok but we shall see.
by John
09 Sep 2016 12:15
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Alternative Club Ride - Peak District
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

AlanW wrote:Are there any KOMs that people should know about?
or hedges?
by John
02 Sep 2016 14:36
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: University Station to Canal Tow Path Steps (re-opened)
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Fell foul of this yesterday.

There was no signposted diversion or any notice before you came across it. Not really impressed. It would have been nice to have had at least some nice so I could have jumped off the canal earlier and not ended up so lost!
by John
31 Aug 2016 15:57
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: New club senior men & women 10 mile records!
Replies: 21
Views: 4557

There are some interesting suggestions here: most of my TTing has been down to the encouragement of Jess. For standard turn up and race crits the idea might work, but not as well for events you have to enter in advance (always my downfall!) It would be nice if we could use the official Facebook page...
by John
22 Aug 2016 11:25
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Simon and others results
Replies: 15
Views: 3637

I've started to try to use the Beacon Facebook page to share more regular news about people's race results, starting with Stu's win this week and news of the National 10. Anyone can view the page - no need to have a Facebook account (we could probably find a way to embed the feed on the front page ...
by John
11 Aug 2016 13:54
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club 25 Champs 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2961

Entered. Never done a 25 before so may not get in.
by John
03 Aug 2016 14:43
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Simon and others results
Replies: 15
Views: 3637

In terms of organisation it would be good if we could work together to enter events and pool cars etc. Especially road races where we start and finish together, unlike a TT where you can have an hour or more between competitors. Pete is correct in that Facebook and mainly Strava are how I get most o...
by John
29 Jul 2016 10:08
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Almost a new Vet 10 record
Replies: 9
Views: 2253

Where can we see all the records?
by John
10 Jun 2016 11:10
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Result 9 mile K36/4.5 Wed 8th June
Replies: 7
Views: 2421

Yosser wrote:How the mighty are fallen eh George. Got to say that I tried v hard but it was a sound beating on the night. Not using TT bike was a factor but neither were any others. What a ride by Jon Hunt, on a strictly non aero bike! Respect.
To be fair my bike is a strictly aero non aero bike ;)
by John
07 May 2016 15:29
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Strava
Replies: 17
Views: 4052

Paul Gething is from Redditch/Beoley. Nice bloke, gave me his Mad March Hare entry.
by John
17 Aug 2015 13:44
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Beacon Road Race CANCELLED
Replies: 11
Views: 2605

petemarshall wrote:I bet no one was working on the "emergency" today and the world would not have ended if they had delayed until Monday . Unfortunately the lack of concern for our sport is displayed once again.
My guess is that the individuals concerned with this decision were unaware of the event.
by John
30 Jun 2015 22:13
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Bike Fitting
Replies: 6
Views: 1923

Pedlo Mudguardo wrote:Greg's a fully qualified Retul fitter but I know he also has in-depth knowledge of the various other systems employed by Trek and Specialized etc.
Most of all he has lots of experience.
I just want my measurements, so I can compare frame sizes and see what will fit me. Is this possible?
by John
30 Jun 2015 13:49
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Bike Fitting
Replies: 6
Views: 1923

Bike Fitting

Do people have any recommendations for bike fitting? I'm looking at buying a new bike, but don't know if I should get a bike fit prior to buying so I don't get the wrong frame, especially if buying online! Does anyone have any advice; either in general terms or places to have a bike fit? Cheers, John
by John
24 Jun 2015 09:46
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: British Schools CA Regional Hill climb - 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1436

John Hunt did it in 1min10 and won the Redditch hill climb here last year I think, would be good to see how the Academy stars compare! Local lad Gerard Henry won his age group last year too. The lad's a twig. At the Redditch event I was at there was a large number of young kids doing it. Some must ...
by John
17 Jun 2015 10:52
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Marshals and first aider required for circuit races 16 June
Replies: 17
Views: 3663

Tim wrote:Whos racing there next week?
I'm thinking of doing it.
by John
12 May 2015 19:50
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: The Definite Article
Replies: 22
Views: 4808

Flat mate (he's been in clubs for 15 years across the country) and I can't think of any other examples...