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by Lapin
16 Aug 2019 13:14
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: le Tour
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: le Tour

My distant cousin Egan winning, the best ever Tour!! :lol: Thank goodness Alaphilippe's attempt to win collapsed in final days as was starting to think about doping a lot, the time trial was a bit suspicious. The Tourmallet stage though with several riders there til near the summit compared to Cont...
by Lapin
08 May 2019 09:45
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 8947

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Hey Stu,

You can put that £60 towards the order - I'll get the returned jersey back to you sometime soon!

Cheers,
Dave
by Lapin
01 May 2019 09:00
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: L'etape du Tour 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: L'etape du Tour 2019

No, but planning on going to see the penultimate stage (Albertville to Val Thorens)...gonna try and watch on the Cormet de Roselend. Hoping to be riding 25-28th Jul, based in Saint Gervais. Have you got accommodation sorted? Indeed we have - staying in Val Thorens in some rather brutalist ski resor...
by Lapin
25 Apr 2019 13:04
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: L'etape du Tour 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 543

L'etape du Tour 2019

Anyone else from the Beacon doing l'etape this year?
by Lapin
03 Apr 2019 18:12
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 8947

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

How are we looking on numbers Stu? I'm guessing that the lead time on any order is going to be quite a while - have Giordana communicated anything with respect to that? Just wondering if there's any chance any potential kit could be delivered before the summer...

Cheers!
Dave
by Lapin
05 Mar 2019 09:53
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 8947

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Go on then - put me down for a new jersey.
Men's S/S FR-C PRO Jersey - XS.

Thats assuming that they're about the same size as the Bodhi stuff I tried on at the kit evening a while back -Giordana only seem to give measurements down to Small on their site (!).

Cheers,
Dave
by Lapin
06 Feb 2019 14:37
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Club Kit Order 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 8947

Re: Club Kit Order 2019

Thanks for all the work Stu - its greatly appreciated (even if I'm not exactly a frequent customer when it comes to club kit). I may have missed the discussion / can't find it on the board - what happened with Bodhi then? I got the impression they became slow at turnarounds and the deal we were gett...
by Lapin
06 Feb 2019 14:22
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Janet Kelly Memorial Beacon RCC Open 10 mile TT - 15th June 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: Janet Kelly Memorial Beacon RCC Open 10 mile TT - 15th June 2019

Dangit....In Spain for work that week, unlikely I'll get back to Brum in time for the Saturday.
by Lapin
06 Feb 2019 14:21
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RTTC Classic Series
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: RTTC Classic Series

Ahh great - I'll be seeing you both at least at a few of them then!
by Lapin
08 Jan 2019 15:23
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RTTC Classic Series
Replies: 3
Views: 575

RTTC Classic Series

Whos going to be targeting any of the Classic Series this year outside of the LMTT? I'm planning to hit all of them as a main TT goal for 2019, or at least thats what I keep telling myself...

Dave
by Lapin
05 Dec 2018 13:05
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout
Replies: 11
Views: 1560

Re: Dangerous changes at Longbridge roundabout

I totally ignored what it was they were doing when doing construction on that roundabout for ages and then after a spell riding elsewhere nonchalantly rode over the roundabout from lickey. Almost found myself under someone's car trying to get into the left lane - I was utterly shocked at the road la...
by Lapin
16 Oct 2018 14:56
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: National Hillclimb Championships
Replies: 0
Views: 432

National Hillclimb Championships

Fantastically we have 4 Beacon riders on the start sheet for the Nationals on the 28th - Myself, Jess Rhodes-Jones, Mark Patton and John Hunt. Amazing! As most know by this point the Nationals are no longer being held on Shelsley Walsh but up on Pea Royd Lane in Stocksbridge. While a little out-of-t...
by Lapin
14 Sep 2018 17:04
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Redditch hill climb on 11th September postponed
Replies: 3
Views: 793

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: 54
Views: 8739

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: 54
Views: 8739

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: 54
Views: 8739

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: 54
Views: 8739

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: 803

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: 54
Views: 8739

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: 54
Views: 8739

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: 793

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: 54
Views: 8739

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: 54
Views: 8739

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: 1494

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: 3852

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: 3761

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: 1214

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: 1214

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: 3761

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: 4727

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: 4727

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: 2524

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: 1077

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: 54
Views: 8739

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: 1077

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: 1077

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: 54
Views: 8739

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: 1357

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: 1357

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: 760

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: 1214

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: 1214

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: 54
Views: 8739

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: 9996

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: 9996

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: 1357

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: 2353

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: 2353

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...)

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by Lapin
14 Nov 2017 09:57
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Time trials - July, August and September 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 5206

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: 907

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!