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by Neil Compton
15 Apr 2014 12:53
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Little Mountain Time Trial Sunday 27th April
Replies: 30
Views: 7071

If i can get a lift there i would be happy to marshal.
by Neil Compton
12 Mar 2014 23:53
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Iron bridge cafe, the tea emporium 01952 43302
Replies: 1
Views: 1049

£4.50 for beans on toast. :lol:
by Neil Compton
30 Jan 2014 09:51
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Wheels for light weight touring
Replies: 12
Views: 2968

I've just bought a DT Swiss TK540 700c touring rim after reading good things about them.

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/dt- ... m-ec039543

Going to have it built with my existing Shimano Deore hub.
by Neil Compton
15 Oct 2013 21:35
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Funny stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

I see other cyclists going through red lights quite often on my commute. It is annoying.
by Neil Compton
10 Sep 2013 23:30
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULTS Hill Climb KH28 7th Sept
Replies: 23
Views: 4525

np, thanks for clearing that up Simon.
by Neil Compton
10 Sep 2013 09:44
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULTS Hill Climb KH28 7th Sept
Replies: 23
Views: 4525

Not that it has any bearing on the outcome but i seem to missing a score of 40 which i got on the k32/20 on the 6th Apr !!
by Neil Compton
23 Jul 2013 11:34
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: 10 mins slower on Alpe D'Huez?
Replies: 24
Views: 5066

Glad you are ok Paul.
by Neil Compton
14 Jul 2013 23:01
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULT: SCCA 100
Replies: 10
Views: 2233

Well done Gary.
by Neil Compton
27 Jun 2013 20:34
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Beacon bottles on tour
Replies: 58
Views: 16910

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by Neil Compton
04 Jun 2013 15:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 35893

Limp Bizkit - 'Rollin'
by Neil Compton
02 Jun 2013 19:28
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: LEJOG 2013
Replies: 57
Views: 10180

Good luck guys. Enjoy. Looks like you will have some nice weather.
by Neil Compton
02 Jun 2013 12:07
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 35893

Fab day. Can't really say more than what has already been said. Thanks Phil.
by Neil Compton
31 May 2013 11:16
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 35893

I will go straight to Speeds so will meet you all there.
by Neil Compton
27 May 2013 23:21
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Mavic Aksium (rear) wheel -cracks
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

I've seen this quite a few times with Aksiums. After a certain age the area around the eyelits seems to become brittle and fragile and prone to splitting . Wether it's through too much spoke tension, old age or lack of maintenance I don't know but quite often with the wheels in question the spoke e...
by Neil Compton
27 May 2013 23:19
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Mavic Aksium (rear) wheel -cracks
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

CakeStop wrote:How old's the wheel Neil?
They are the wheels i had with my Trek so must be close to 5 years old i think. Done quite a few miles but as you know i have two other bikes so it's not been continuously ridden during that time.
by Neil Compton
27 May 2013 20:58
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Mavic Aksium (rear) wheel -cracks
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Mavic Aksium (rear) wheel -cracks

Checking out my road bike today i noticed some cracks on the rear rim around a number of eyelets. Have replaced the wheel but just wondered what might have caused it. I'm thinking it's either just wear, hitting a pot hole ! or most likely...:( over tightening the spokes....
by Neil Compton
24 May 2013 09:50
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 35893

HAZBRO wrote:21 out of 21 will embark on the great pilgrimage next Saturday, the ultimate question is,
How many will return?
Oh i'm sure we will all return but will it be by bike that is the question. :)
by Neil Compton
22 May 2013 09:34
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULT: Highley Triathlon 19th May 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

Well done.
by Neil Compton
17 May 2013 09:47
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: 2013 Giro (spoiler)
Replies: 21
Views: 3154

Well Wiggins won't be winning it this year. Going to be interesting to see what happens now between Froome and Wiggins in the TDF.
by Neil Compton
15 May 2013 23:20
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Next Club TT Weds 15th May (now with results)
Replies: 17
Views: 3248

Thanks Richard and Phil.
by Neil Compton
13 May 2013 19:05
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: European Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Nice one. Wish i could meet someone who likes doing that kind of thing.
by Neil Compton
12 May 2013 23:18
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: European Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Just curious Barry but when you say We ! who are you doing it with?
by Neil Compton
07 May 2013 13:01
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 35893

HAZBRO wrote:
Neil Compton wrote:Was there any particular reason why Saturday was chosen and not Sunday?
So you don't miss out on the club run on Sunday
I'll be in bed catching up on my sleep, thats if i do the Weston run of course. Anything could happen between now and then and the weather might be crap. :wink:
by Neil Compton
07 May 2013 12:57
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 35893

Was there any particular reason why Saturday was chosen and not Sunday? To allow people to recover in readiness for work on Monday. A late finish on a Sunday night would not be a great idea for those individuals starting work early on the following day. This is the very same reason why the Kiddermi...
by Neil Compton
07 May 2013 12:35
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 35893

Was there any particular reason why Saturday was chosen and not Sunday?
by Neil Compton
30 Apr 2013 19:44
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 35893

Put me on the list please Philip. If there is quite a large group on the day i may ride at my own pace off the back somewhat as the A38 isn't pleasant in a group as i have found on winter club runs to Worcester.
by Neil Compton
26 Apr 2013 16:51
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Beacon RCC's 'MONTGOMERY MADNESS' 200km permanent audax
Replies: 83
Views: 20643

Thanks Philip, A tough ride indeed. I enjoyed the stretch between Bromyard and Ludlow. Was tough going between Knighton and Montgomery and at one point i was wondering whether i had bitten off more than i could chew. Just managed to get up the 17% climb and that was the hardest part all day. After t...
by Neil Compton
10 Apr 2013 23:47
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULT: K32/20 6th April
Replies: 10
Views: 1983

There is a big hole in your shorts.
by Neil Compton
09 Apr 2013 17:18
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Helmet Longevity
Replies: 22
Views: 5289

I can see no good reason to replace a helmet that hasn't been bashed. Are they trying to say that they 'go off' over time? I don't really have an answer to this observation by can only moot:- 1. The plastic outer shell becomes brittle with age. 2. The glues holding the various foam and shell sectio...
by Neil Compton
07 Apr 2013 20:20
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Result Halesowen Triathlon 7th April 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2161

Well done folks.
by Neil Compton
27 Mar 2013 11:00
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: How can I watch RvV?
Replies: 11
Views: 2052

Would you consider Virgin Media? Whether you could get it where you live though George is doubtful but they do a tv package which includes Eurosport 1 and 2.
by Neil Compton
26 Mar 2013 16:38
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Severn Bridge RR Result
Replies: 7
Views: 1583

Well done. Shame about the bloomin car.
by Neil Compton
20 Mar 2013 11:02
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 35893

A 4am start doesn't much appeal to me. It implies getting up at 2am, which effectively means no sleep the night before the event. Also, I can't see the point: why start in the dark in order to avoid finishing in the dark? Besides, the originally suggested 6am start allows roughly 15 hours of daylig...
by Neil Compton
11 Mar 2013 23:52
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Wiggins [Pinarello] cycles stocked at Halfords!
Replies: 20
Views: 3618

=Personally, I'd hate to see a wonderful historic brand tainted but I really couldn't care less what brand of bike a guy rides as long as he can ride safely and considerately in the bunch and keep his pride and joy in good order. It might be cool to own a three grand bike but if it takes you twenty...
by Neil Compton
06 Mar 2013 09:54
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Farmhouse Cafe
Replies: 0
Views: 739

Farmhouse Cafe

Cycling through Tanworth the other week i went past Umberslade Farm Park and noticed they have a cafe. Here is a link to their website. Looks like it might be ok for a shorter run. Menu looks good.

http://www.umberslade.com/pages/farm_pa ... -cafe.html
by Neil Compton
26 Feb 2013 09:33
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike advice
Replies: 51
Views: 9960

My road bike is also the Trek 1000 that Phil F had and it's still going strong. For the money it has been a great bike. I didn't have Bontrager wheels with mine though, i upgraded to Mavic Aksiums and they have been great too.
by Neil Compton
07 Feb 2013 10:23
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: cyclethon
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

cyclethon

At work the other week we had a Health Fair day and throughout the day there was a cyclethon. Each entrant had a 10min slot to cover as much distance as possible in that time. The target to beat was set by none other than Roger Hammond. Now although it was only a bit of fun i did try my hardest to g...
by Neil Compton
30 Jan 2013 15:19
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club TT Calendar 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3875

It's nice to have a challenging hill but i'm suprised Saintbury Hill has been chosen because of the distance from Brum. My concern is that no one will go because of that.
by Neil Compton
25 Oct 2012 16:10
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53076

Don't forget that after he recovered from cancer his weight loss helped him to become a better climber. As you say Lance isn't a moron but having nearly died from cancer to then start doping and injecting yourself with stuff with risks of infection and what not is just plain crazy. An equally valid...
by Neil Compton
25 Oct 2012 15:27
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53076

How do you know George? All the people you name have been caught doping. Several of them (and others) have said publicly that they believe that all their main rivals were doing drugs too. Look i'm no expert on drugs but if you or Ed are telling me that they can turn an average rider into a tour win...
by Neil Compton
25 Oct 2012 15:17
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53076

I hate to stay this but, I'm no fan of Albert but to take on Armstrong/Bruyneel, and win, takes some bottle and mental strength (2009 TDF.) I doubt he was doping with the help of LA and Bruyneel, they were probably doing everything to stop him winning. I don't doubt that he has many admirable quali...
by Neil Compton
24 Oct 2012 13:33
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53076

"Most, if not all. That's why he couldn't have beaten them without doping. " How do you know George? Look i'm no expert on drugs but if you or Ed are telling me that they can turn an average rider into a tour winner then i'm sorry but i think thats crap. That's what Ed is implying - quote="Ed Moss"]...
by Neil Compton
24 Oct 2012 11:57
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53076

"Without Drugs, no way would have he beaten Basso, Pantani, Ullrich, Heras, Hamilton, etc etc, probably top 20 at best, going on his pre 1999 grand stage results." How many of these riders were proven cheats themselves? And no way can you know whether he would have won or not. You can presume all yo...
by Neil Compton
24 Oct 2012 00:18
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53076

To come back from cancer and win seven tours takes some doing and i don't believe for one minute that if he hadn't done the training and been a great athlete would he have been able to do it whether he was on drugs or not.
by Neil Compton
23 Oct 2012 20:03
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53076

For now he is still the winner of the seven TDF as far as i am concerned.
by Neil Compton
16 Oct 2012 19:14
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53076

Indeed Neil but i was interested in his comments about the Dauphine race and if he is telling the truth it shows the USADA are not accurate in what they are saying.
by Neil Compton
16 Oct 2012 16:54
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53076

"A former team-mate of Lance Armstrong claims the disgraced cyclist should not be singled out for criticism despite the damning findings of the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Armstrong was said to have orchestrated "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that spo...
by Neil Compton
16 Oct 2012 12:44
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53076

"2) It is very clear from the testimony of various confessed dopers and testing experts that the system was very easy to get round: one simply had to avoid getting tested when one was 'glowing' (by laughably straightforward means such as pretending not to be at home)." And yet riders did get caught....
by Neil Compton
13 Oct 2012 10:00
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53076

Well i am an atheist George and i have had similar conversations with a Christian that i work with so i know exactly what you mean. All i am saying is that things are not always as clear cut as they appear. I am not privy to whats gone on. All i see as an outsider is whats reported in the press, so ...
by Neil Compton
12 Oct 2012 21:52
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 53076

"The payment that the Italian authorities have reportedly uncovered was made in 2006. This payment followed Lance Armstrong's winning a court case with one of his sponsors which awarded him $7.5 million in bonus, penalties, and interest. The speculation is that a portion of this bonus was owed to Fe...