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by Philip Whiteman
31 Oct 2008 19:21
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Gear set-up
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Thanks Richard.

Would you mind if I forwarded this to HubUb as a useful tip - in your name as the author, obviously.
by Philip Whiteman
08 Jun 2008 18:33
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 103
Views: 25261

Heart of the Shires. 108km & 208km

Heart of the Shires The two routes of 108km and 208km effectively circuit Leicester from Walton, 15 miles south of the City. The event is organised by the local Leicester CTC Organisation - HQs and control stations were well staffed and situated - Excellent provision of refreshments at the HQ - Fri...
by Philip Whiteman
19 Oct 2007 18:46
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Tyre choice
Replies: 14
Views: 2249

Hate to say it but I spend £25 per tyre - on Continental GP4000s. They are expensive but they are excellent.
by Philip Whiteman
07 Oct 2007 17:41
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 103
Views: 25261

Kidderminster Killer

Kidderminster Killer, 209k, 13,000ft of climbing, 4AAA points A rather notorious audax that more than deserves a triple AAA point award. It is slow but worth it. Would not wish to ride the route in wet or windy conditions. Usually run on the second Sunday of September. -Clear and accurate route she...
by Philip Whiteman
05 Oct 2007 08:49
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26747

I started to read Krabbe but found it rather difficult to engage with his rather turgid and descriptive style of writing unlike Seaton's own publication. I managed around three chapters before returning it to the shelf. I was probably in a terrible mood at the time as I have heard plenty of raving ...
by Philip Whiteman
12 Sep 2007 17:03
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Ankerdine by the Pros
Replies: 74
Views: 6694

John Hitchcock would like to offer 4-06
by Philip Whiteman
12 Sep 2007 15:45
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Ankerdine by the Pros
Replies: 74
Views: 6694

Missiles wrote:I'm not having 'ishes' Phil! What's your guess?!
3.35
by Philip Whiteman
12 Sep 2007 15:09
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Ankerdine by the Pros
Replies: 74
Views: 6694

I am going to hazard a guess at around 3.30ish
by Philip Whiteman
13 Jun 2007 17:21
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Audax Digest
Replies: 103
Views: 25261

Redditch RC's 'Cotswold Edge'

Redditch 200km "The Cotswold Edge" -Mid July -Good Route Sheet -Pleasant route, undulating with no steep hills. Easier than the Beacon's Cotswold Expedition. There is perhaps less Cotswolds and more Worcestershire but is nonetheless an excellent route.It meanders across thalong a lanes to Wellesbou...
by Philip Whiteman
12 Jun 2007 21:33
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26747

Yes I read Chris Smith's book straight after his talk and really got into his quirky take on long distance cycling. I am now reading Alistair Humphries Mood of Future Joys about a ride down Africa - not as good but another example of internet publishing. I've also read some time ago Mark Jenkins Of...
by Philip Whiteman
12 Jun 2007 12:50
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26747

Dave, I started to read Krabbe but found it rather difficult to engage with his rather turgid and descriptive style of writing unlike Seaton's own publication. I managed around three chapters before returning it to the shelf. I was probably in a terrible mood at the time as I have heard plenty of ra...
by Philip Whiteman
11 Jun 2007 19:32
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26747

Sorry can't agree with the 2nd LA book, it should of been titled "I'm Lance and have I told you how great I am, No? Then here's 200+ pages just to remind you I'm Lance Armstrong and I'm great" Hmmm, yes. Of course the 2nd is a sequal to his first book, "I am Lance Armstrong, I am actually quite imp...
by Philip Whiteman
20 May 2007 20:38
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: A great read
Replies: 141
Views: 26747

I have to read it first!
by Philip Whiteman
05 Mar 2007 13:18
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Why aren't more people using GPS?
Replies: 42
Views: 4711

I suppose it depends upon the type of GPS that you own. I have Garmin Etrex which is simply not sophisticated enough for route planning. Its waymarking is basically useless. I only ever use it for conferring grid-references against OS maps when mountaineering. Of course it can be used for downloadin...
by Philip Whiteman
01 Dec 2006 17:20
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Wheel recommendations please!
Replies: 28
Views: 3373

I have used two sets of aero wheels within the past two years. The first have excelled themselves minus one spoke break. The other was a disaster. I'am not too techy so I cannot provides pearls of wisdom in terms of the technology but I have found my Mavic Kysrium ES wheels to be bomb proof. They ar...