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by Lapin
14 Sep 2018 17:04
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Redditch hill climb on 11th September postponed
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Redditch hill climb on 11th September postponed

Tim wrote:
12 Sep 2018 22:17
Sat 13th October at 3pm is new proposed date. Not 100% confirmed yet. Anyone fancy riding out to do? Might be a few academy members up for that as well
Potentially, although I'm racing Whiteleaf hill the day after so will likely be down south on the Saturday to be a bit nearer to it

Dave
by Lapin
11 Sep 2018 11:29
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 51
Views: 2506

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

I’m doing Dovers :) if you want a lift I’ll be driving down with Xav in the van, enough space for one extra passenger and lots of stuff Ahh great! I'll send you a message on messenger or something I'm giving Mark Patton a lift now - Three Beacon riders at an open Hillclimb? Team prize anyone? Just ...
by Lapin
11 Sep 2018 10:58
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 51
Views: 2506

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

Boom yes :D ok no problem, will see you there! Debating whether to have a go at it on fixed gear bike...got a monster 25t sprocket, just depends if I can find the right combination of cranks / chainring Dooooooo iiiiiitttt! Dovers looks like the perfect climb for a fixie - pretty much only one bran...
by Lapin
11 Sep 2018 08:28
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 51
Views: 2506

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

I’m doing Dovers :) if you want a lift I’ll be driving down with Xav in the van, enough space for one extra passenger and lots of stuff Ahh great! I'll send you a message on messenger or something I'm giving Mark Patton a lift now - Three Beacon riders at an open Hillclimb? Team prize anyone?
by Lapin
11 Sep 2018 08:27
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 51
Views: 2506

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

3. Shelsley Walsh - 7th Oct (ENTRIES CLOSE 25TH SEPT) - the last hill of the Beacon Little Mountain TT and the location for this year's National Hill Climb champs There are a few Beacon riders already entered for Closed Circuit Champs and Shelsley Walsh - who has entered so far? Anyone else keen :)...
by Lapin
10 Sep 2018 07:25
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Sun 9th sep KH12 club hill climb championship RESULTS
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Sun 9th sep KH12 club hill climb championship RESULTS

Thanks as ever and especial thanks to the stand-in help, was much appreciated!

I think Toby should get extra commendation for "Deepest dug" - hope you've recovered by now mate!

Dave
by Lapin
06 Sep 2018 09:57
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 51
Views: 2506

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

JessRJ wrote:
04 Sep 2018 21:23
I’m doing Dovers :) if you want a lift I’ll be driving down with Xav in the van, enough space for one extra passenger and lots of stuff
Ahh great! I'll send you a message on messenger or something
by Lapin
04 Sep 2018 13:39
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 51
Views: 2506

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

Its a long shot but if anyone has put in an entry for Dovers Hill on the 16th Sep I'll have a car, a spare space in said car and a free slot on the bike rack attached to said car - if anyone wants a lift. Also going down to Bucks for Bison Hill on the 15th and the same invitation stands, although I ...
by Lapin
31 Aug 2018 08:14
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Redditch hill climb on 11th September postponed
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Redditch hill climb on 11th September postponed

Thanks for the headsup Tim!
by Lapin
14 Aug 2018 13:20
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 51
Views: 2506

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

Can't the hill climb be changed? Sacrilege! Actually, the real sacrilege is holding the hill climb in September. It should be the first weekend of October. Ha! Indeed. However being forced to race a big open HC up North (this year the first weekend of October is The Rake) and doing the club champs ...
by Lapin
14 Aug 2018 08:48
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 51
Views: 2506

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

Tim wrote:
11 Aug 2018 21:22
Can't the hill climb be changed?
Sacrilege!
by Lapin
12 Jun 2018 13:02
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: LF easy routes advise around Birmingham
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: LF easy routes advise around Birmingham

I noticed that there is also something running from Loaf in Stirchley on Sunday too: https://www.facebook.com/events/177072552996007/ +1 for this - My friends at Birmingham Bike Founrdy and Loaf organise this and have had two rides so far, both really successful. Friendly, broad range of abilities ...
by Lapin
05 Jun 2018 10:44
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Bike Fit
Replies: 27
Views: 1856

Re: Bike Fit

+1 for Misura Bike Fit at Worcester University. Really in-depth service, loads of consulting around the actual bike fit. I ended up with 6cm (!) taken off my reach, worked wonders. Only thing that was missing in my opinion was a recommended ideal bike geometry 'recipe' that could be used to inform f...
by Lapin
31 May 2018 11:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club kit order - deadline 31 March
Replies: 26
Views: 1617

Re: Club kit order - deadline 31 March

Did Tom Mellor provide tracking information? I assume with such an expensive box of kit the club would have been given a fully tracked and insured service?

Hope you're not getting too many impatient messages Dave! Fingers crossed it'll turn up soon.
by Lapin
23 May 2018 12:57
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Replacement chamois
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Replacement chamois

I Got the chamois replaced by a company called DrPad in the end: http://drpad.it/en/home-2/ They were really communicative and helpful - they don't do many 1-offs but are happy to add a garment to their production que. Ended up being ~30EUR which is brilliant considering the quality of the pad and t...
by Lapin
23 May 2018 12:55
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Replacement chamois
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Replacement chamois

Pm'd you Martin!
by Lapin
23 May 2018 11:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club kit order - deadline 31 March
Replies: 26
Views: 1617

Re: Club kit order - deadline 31 March

I'm hearing that kit is starting to turn up with people who ordered it through the web portal, should be any day now for whoever is taking charge of distribution.

Dave
by Lapin
07 May 2018 08:11
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Silverstone 9-up TTT Friday 15th June
Replies: 22
Views: 1829

Re: Silverstone 9-up TTT Friday 15th June

Great stuff! I for one wouldn't mind some aero gloves if there is a spare pair kicking around - alternatively if anyone has recommendations for a pair under 30 quid I wouldn't be above buying a pair. Same goes for recommendations for aero covers - I really like my velotoze but they rub ever so sligh...
by Lapin
24 Mar 2018 10:37
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Silverstone 9-up TTT Friday 15th June
Replies: 22
Views: 1829

Re: Silverstone 9-up TTT Friday 15th June

I can make it now! Put me down!

May have a car that day too.

Cheers,
Dave
by Lapin
21 Mar 2018 14:17
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 TT calender
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

Re: 2018 Proposed TT calender

martin mc wrote:
06 Jan 2018 14:45
Other midlands district club events can be viewed at http://events.midlanddc.org.uk/all
Just noticed this is last year's calendar (after becoming very confused about dates!)

Cheers,
Dave
by Lapin
20 Mar 2018 11:04
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Positioning session at Halesowen
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Positioning session at Halesowen

Hi Dave - the sessions Andy is talking about are for the Silverstone 9-up (fancy joining the team because we still have spaces :D?) re TT position session, I will have a think about when would be best to run one Ahh cool, no worries. I'd really like to this year but I have to be in the office that ...
by Lapin
15 Mar 2018 10:50
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 51
Views: 2506

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

Looks like snow on Sunday morning... Probably not that in to doing a TT effort in those kind of temperatures anyway...

Good luck anyone who does end up braving it!
by Lapin
12 Mar 2018 21:40
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Positioning session at Halesowen
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Positioning session at Halesowen

Can't find any details Andy, only stuff I could find was the session Gavin ran for road race positioning - I guess I was a little unclear before as I meant position on the bike (i.e. for TT's) rather than position on the road relative to others!

Cheers,
Dave
by Lapin
09 Mar 2018 14:01
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Positioning session at Halesowen
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Positioning session at Halesowen

This is a question for Jess I guess! I might have missed this in another thread or it might have been advertised somewhere else but is there going to be a positioning session at Halesowen like there was last year?

Cheers,
Dave
by Lapin
09 Mar 2018 09:13
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 51
Views: 2506

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

Royal Sutton CC have a club TT event next Sunday (18th March) at 10am on the K18/14 (http://www.royalsutton.co.uk/tt/maps/k18_14.shtml). It is officially a 2-up event, but you can also enter as individuals. Xav and I are both doing it - anyone else fancy a warm up 10 mile TT the week before the fir...
by Lapin
09 Mar 2018 08:58
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RTTC Classic series
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: RTTC Classic series

I could very well do with a lift Ian if its ok to bagsy the space? Would you have room for a folding turbo as well?

Dave
JessRJ wrote:
08 Mar 2018 17:26
will be equally fun on a TT or road bike
John has persuaded me to take my TT bike this time, although I'm having to sort out some lower gears for that climb...

Dave
by Lapin
08 Mar 2018 06:35
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RTTC Classic series
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: RTTC Classic series

Whos put an entry in for the Buxton TT?
by Lapin
28 Feb 2018 07:53
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Help with Garmin file
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Help with Garmin file

Hard to tell from your description but it might be that the file is corrupted. You may have to just abandon it I'm afraid!
by Lapin
11 Feb 2018 17:07
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Replacement chamois
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Replacement chamois

Thanks for the tips - yeah I can imagine its dead fiddly. Maybe worth sending it off to professionals.

I'm just into 80s and 90s kit - i'd just be wearing it training or on hols up the cols
by Lapin
10 Feb 2018 10:02
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Replacement chamois
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Replacement chamois

I recently got hold of a fantastic '93 Mercatone Uno Medeghini skinsuit for a song on Italian ebay. The thing is great - see-thu white material sections (!!!) and an original (though thankfully unused) chamois that is basically just a panel of flocked cotton - the 90's idea of comfort. https://i.img...
by Lapin
26 Jan 2018 12:49
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs
Replies: 51
Views: 2506

Re: 2018 Time Trial Calendar - Open TTs, Club TTs, Team TTs and Hill Climbs

Even with the breathtaking web calendar that I'm sure Robin will conjure I think a separate TT organisation calendar is useful and necessary. What we need as a club is an easier way to know who is going to what throughout the year to coordinate lifts / aim for team prizes. I commend Jess for getting...
by Lapin
22 Jan 2018 17:20
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 5846

Re: Club Kit Discussion

Thanks for the clarifications! There's no secrecy about this subject but we're waiting for the outcome of Bodhi's positive offer to address feedback provided before going forward with direct ordering This was the piece of info I was missing it seems - There had been a discussion I'd missed. Its less...
by Lapin
16 Jan 2018 21:25
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 5846

Club Kit

Would it be possible to get a solid update on where we are regarding individual orders of Bohdi kit? I feel like club knowledge on the subject is distributed across a number of people which gives the (hopefully false) impression that no one seems to know why Bohdi can't/won't do individual orders af...
by Lapin
09 Jan 2018 10:53
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RTTC Classic series
Replies: 6
Views: 587

RTTC Classic series

Last year i rode 2 of the 6 Knight Composites classic series, of which the LMTT is one. I'm definitely putting in an entry for the Buxton CC event at Longnor again but would like to go to at least one more this season. As I'm not really built for flat TTing these mountain TT events hold some appeal!...
by Lapin
24 Nov 2017 08:19
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Help on '90s 'TT' build
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

Re: Help on '90s 'TT' build

Be interesting to ride it against a contemporary bike on a few of the club courses to see what recent developments have gained. Indeed! I've been training on it as much as I can (of what little is actually being done this time of year) and its definitely harder to put down any reasonable power comp...
by Lapin
14 Nov 2017 13:57
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Help on '90s 'TT' build
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

Re: Help on '90s 'TT' build

Well I finished it! Got hold of some Zipp 340's with Hope Ti glide hubs for a song and found an old Turbo saddle to sit on. Dead chuffed and it rides great (although the gearing could do with being lowered a bit...tad 'superhuman' at present...)

Image
by Lapin
14 Nov 2017 09:57
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - July, August and September 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2746

Re: Time trials - July, August and September 2017

It would be fab to get even more going to hillclimbs next year - start contesting some team prizes!
by Lapin
29 Sep 2017 13:57
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Return of Club Trophies
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Return of Club Trophies

David Cole wrote:
25 Sep 2017 18:44
The Beacon Dinner is Saturday 2nd December
Ahhhh dangit. I secured the hillclimb cup this year but I'm at a family wedding in Wales on the 2nd December. As much as they've conceded to my riding this season I'd be crucified if I missed it!
by Lapin
18 Sep 2017 08:35
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: hill climbchampionship Sat 17th Sept RESULTS
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

Re: hill climbchampionship Sat 17th Sept RESULTS

Exellently run as always - and your sweeping of the course was very much appreciated Barry!
by Lapin
12 Sep 2017 13:52
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - July, August and September 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2746

Re: Time trials - July, August and September 2017

Tim wrote:
11 Sep 2017 21:23
If anyone can give me, my two kids and their two bikes a lift let me know :D

My wife has firmly claimed the car :(
Dang! I'm car-less so riding down. Looks like its going to be real wet...
by Lapin
11 Sep 2017 08:38
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - July, August and September 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2746

Re: Time trials - July, August and September 2017

Not a big one but it looks like a bunch of Beacon climbers are going to be at Gorcott Hill tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1830 for Reddich Road and Path CC's HC. Should be fun.
by Lapin
30 Aug 2017 08:41
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - July, August and September 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2746

Re: Time trials - July, August and September 2017

How was the Winwood Heath hill climb Dave? Ready for club champs?! Great actually - the field was only 5 wide including me which helped my 2nd placing a bit! Phil Whiteley from Worcester St. Johns CC won with 3:08, 10s ahead of me. Ready to shave a good chunk off on the 17th! Just need to learn to ...
by Lapin
24 Aug 2017 11:35
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - July, August and September 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2746

Re: Time trials - July, August and September 2017

Just found out that the Midlands CTT site is wrong (quel surprise) - BOCC's Hillclimb will not be on KH11 (gorcott) but KH12 (Winwood Heath) tonight at 7. Which is a good thing, right?
by Lapin
24 Aug 2017 08:39
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - July, August and September 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2746

Re: Time trials - July, August and September 2017

Had a crack at Burton Dassett hill (KH5) yesterday, hosted by Banbury Star CC. Clocked 1:13 (Joint 6th) which I'm a little miffed about - I was certain that the CTT route ended about 200m further on than the finish line was at the end of a flat section. So I prepared to make up time on the sprint to...
by Lapin
23 Aug 2017 11:24
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - July, August and September 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2746

Re: Time trials - July, August and September 2017

Tim wrote:
23 Aug 2017 09:37
Redditch on Gorcott Hill on 12th too
Put it in my calendar. Lets go for two course records in the space of a month!
by Lapin
22 Aug 2017 09:10
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - July, August and September 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2746

Re: Time trials - July, August and September 2017

Gonna go to the following this week - anyone else? Nowt overly exciting but half-decent warmups to the HC season. Banbury Star CC Hillclimb on Burton Dasset hill (KH5) tomorrow (Weds 23rd), 18:30. Planning to take a train from Moor Street to Leamington and ride over, seems like the cheapest / shorte...
by Lapin
08 Aug 2017 11:18
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - July, August and September 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2746

Re: Time trials - July, August and September 2017

Gemma_j1983 wrote:
04 Aug 2017 09:33
Apart from the open evens do you just turn up and sign on?
Yep - if its not a CTT open event then its the same deal as with our club TTs (although the sign-on price will vary)
by Lapin
03 Aug 2017 07:35
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Help on '90s 'TT' build
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

Re: Help on '90s 'TT' build

So here's the SR Litage as it stands, shined up nicely (albiet after 6 hours with the dremel and some polishing paste). Still a ways to go to get a mirror finish on some of the lugs but I might leave it as it is for now. http://i.imgur.com/7c6uN8p.jpg Managed to get hold of some Shimano 1055 Downtub...
by Lapin
03 Aug 2017 07:23
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - July, August and September 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2746

Re: Time trials - July, August and September 2017

WorcsPhil wrote:
02 Aug 2017 22:35
...and there's a new kid on the block of course, namely Ryan Evanson

Get him along to these if you haven't already, he could be a contender for some trophies!
Most definitely! A strong Beacon HC squad would be great to see
by Lapin
02 Aug 2017 08:33
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - July, August and September 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2746

Re: Time trials - July, August and September 2017

Great plan Dave :D hill climb season is nearly here! Have you got national hill climb champs on your list as well? Think we talked about it a few months ago - you'd need a good couple of placings at open events to qualify but would be a cool goal :) Yep - Nationals are definitely on my list! Got ma...