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by keith
18 Jul 2014 11:15
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Holes in Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 996

How big is the hole Keith... I only ask because i appear to have inherited my others abilities with a needle and thread. Difficult to assess without seeing it but If it is a smallish hole i may be able to do something with it. Might not be a completely blemish free finish but it'll hold and it will...
by keith
10 Jul 2014 11:26
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Holes in Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Holes in Kit

Can anybody recommend somewhere that I can get a Gioddana jersey repaired?:oops:
by keith
05 Jul 2014 22:07
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Tour De France Stage 2
Replies: 23
Views: 3966

Ian ,Nick,Matt and me road up to Leeds from Ashboune yesterday saw the race leaving Leeds ,then road to Harrogate and found a vantage point 2.1 km from the end (you can see Beacon tops on the highlights show) I had an off going into Harrogate (yes me as well) OK apart from a few cuts and bruises,and...
by keith
03 Jul 2014 09:55
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club 10 Chanps 9th July course change.
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Is there a route or GPX available for this event ?
by keith
19 Jun 2014 12:30
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 37491

Really enjoyed last night, pretty quick in near perfect conditions , absolutely no truth in the rummer that I slashed my own tyre to catch my breath
by keith
27 May 2014 12:38
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Three wheels to Abu Simbel
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

Wonderful! A tale from a different age, not a Garmin or a credit card in sight.
by keith
12 May 2014 14:08
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: The Fred Whitton Sportive 2014 - 11th May
Replies: 19
Views: 3227

Well done guys a really great achievement.

What's the next stupid idea?
by keith
10 May 2014 20:48
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Exceeding expectations
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Exceeding expectations

I picked up a small saddle back from Aldi on Friday perfectly serviceable bit of kit very similar to the Top Peak product but at £4.99 about a third of the price. None branded but OK, exactly what I expected. Imagine my surprise therefore when I opened it up and found, patches and chalk, a multi too...
by keith
06 May 2014 08:28
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: The Fred Whitton Sportive 2014 - 11th May
Replies: 19
Views: 3227

Best of luck Chaps mind the edges of the road ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2a_oRBXTwQ
by keith
29 Apr 2014 22:39
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: LMTT Beacon rider results.
Replies: 13
Views: 2693

But what does it all mean, Compared with this the scoring in Quiddich seem easy.
by keith
16 Apr 2014 17:49
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 37491

Only really do the long route we we are practising for some thing really arduous, likely to be the short tonight.
by keith
16 Apr 2014 08:50
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Castleton Classic Audax: 11th May
Replies: 2
Views: 753

I road it last year, with good weather it was delightful, haven't entered yet but i would like to do it again this year
by keith
13 Apr 2014 20:15
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Yr Elenydd / The Elenith: Now with Beacon Members
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Not sure if enjoyable is quite the right word.certainly an epic journey very well organised ,very good and friendly stops with Rhayader and Old Wheelwrights particularly good Some challenging climbs Devils Staircase so steep that you would normally pick up a ladder rather than a bike ,sure I saw a f...
by keith
15 Feb 2014 22:21
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: FillThatHole.org.uk
Replies: 23
Views: 3072

Worst surface out there is Scotland lane by Frankley reservoir. A few months ago I went out there, took photos and stopped counting at 200 potholes along a 0.7km stretch of road. In the last couple weeks one of the potholes, I say pothole -- it's several metres long, has disintegrated into a ditch ...
by keith
04 Feb 2014 20:22
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Midsummers Night Ride?
Replies: 48
Views: 5921

Is the 64 miles there and back or just there. the former I guess, only I notice that the pretty pig Audax 200 starts from Tamworth at 8 on the Saturday ,now that would be a challenge.
by keith
21 Jan 2014 18:41
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Yr Elenydd / The Elenith: Now with Beacon Members
Replies: 23
Views: 3528

Clearly as mad as a box of frogs ,who ever they are.
by keith
16 Jan 2014 12:43
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 37491

Bit grim last night but on balance would rarther have the miles in the bank than not . 4 intrepid 'nutters' at the end
by keith
29 Dec 2013 20:01
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Unusual noise from drive train this morning?
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

They were the plastic ones
by keith
28 Dec 2013 22:22
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Unusual noise from drive train this morning?
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

One of the spacers went AWOL (I've seen them crack in the past) luckily the graduated splines on a Shimano hub kept most of the sprockets in the right place,well more or less ! Just 2 or 3 gears in the middle i could not quite get
by keith
28 Dec 2013 16:21
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Unusual noise from drive train this morning?
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

At least that cassette goes spacer sprocket spacer sprocket etc, which is more than mine did after 5 miles on boxing day ��
by keith
02 Dec 2013 20:31
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Greasy roads
Replies: 10
Views: 1709

Really glad I continue to wimp out on that hill and bend and break early ,it seems to have been muddy for ages
by keith
24 Nov 2013 21:26
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Toaster down?
Replies: 27
Views: 3985

Pedlo Mudguardo wrote:Let's hope the toaster pops up again.
I thank you.
No Toast but comedy genius anyway :lol:
by keith
05 Sep 2013 09:25
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 37491

Very enjoyable run last night gentelmen,
Mad init
by keith
30 Aug 2013 20:30
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Falling Leaves Audax - 100km - 6th October
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

"Labour pains, poo and nappies" sounds like the Kidderminster Killer all over again
by keith
20 Aug 2013 22:57
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Clee & KK, VIDEO! Pictures, Review & Results 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3330

I would have expected more blurring of the spokes on the shots of the Burway climb .........must of been a really fast shutter speed ,as least that's one explanation
by keith
06 Aug 2013 21:20
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Beacon RCC's 'MONTGOMERY MADNESS' 200km permanent audax
Replies: 82
Views: 16190

Did it today, total time 10 hrs 34 mins and actual riding time 9:21. Very nice route,not quite as tough as the killer perhaps a bit tougher than the Castleton?? Philip is right about White Grit Bank, its a nasty little sucker that should more accurately be called Right Git Bank. Ivy cafe is brill, t...
by keith
25 Jul 2013 12:18
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 37491

Fun Fun Fun !
Either the Garmin's broke or we did the 50 miles at 19.8
by keith
17 Jul 2013 23:42
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Tyre Blow Outs in Hot Weather
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Interesting we we having a conversation about this a work with one of the guys who plays squash. As you may know a squash ball is a bit dead until it has warmed up,presumably as the air pressure in side increases or the rubber gets softer ??.I don't play the game so I wouldn't know. Any Hoo I have n...
by keith
04 Jul 2013 09:07
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 37491

How do you get rid of moss growing on the north side of a bike :D
by keith
24 Jun 2013 11:40
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: LEJOG 2013
Replies: 57
Views: 7861

What He said



FIN




Bond and Moneypenny may well be back in a new adventure in due course
by keith
15 Jun 2013 18:38
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: LEJOG 2013
Replies: 57
Views: 7861

The eagle has landed
Neil and Buz
by keith
14 Jun 2013 21:12
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: LEJOG 2013
Replies: 57
Views: 7861

96 miles today to Gospie, good weather and a slight tail wind finnished just after six. ETA late afternoon toorrow So close we can smel, it or is that the unwashed shorts i
Best Flanigan and Allen
by keith
13 Jun 2013 22:24
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: LEJOG 2013
Replies: 57
Views: 7861

We are in Kingussie. Did not think we would get here at one point due to the wrong type of wind and a terible surface on the cycle path. Switched to the glass smooth A9 just as the wind died down and we time trialed the last 20 odd miles in an hour. Hysterical !
Best Burt and Ernie
by keith
10 Jun 2013 22:28
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: LEJOG 2013
Replies: 57
Views: 7861

Pedlo Mudguardo wrote:Le Jog .
What ?
by keith
08 Jun 2013 06:58
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: LEJOG 2013
Replies: 57
Views: 7861

Hard day yesterday seemed to be climbing into a strong head wind all day good fun though. We stayed at Burrobridge last night which was nice. Got some pan flat stuff this morrning.
Best Butch and Sundance
by keith
06 Jun 2013 23:13
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: LEJOG 2013
Replies: 57
Views: 7861

Good first day 90 miles. Lumpy and a head wind. but cakes were super
Best Maverick and Goose
by keith
05 Jun 2013 10:28
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 27700

Fun fact 2 I once kissed a girl less than e hours after she had snoged Paul Weller almost makes me the 4th member of the jam
by keith
04 Jun 2013 08:56
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 27700

I'd like to say Led Zepp or AC/DC but the truth is that we went past a park somewhere in the Avon area that had a festival going on with the likes of Billy Ocean Go west and other names from the 70s and 80 so I was stuck with the real thing, and You to me are everything, in my head for the next few ...
by keith
02 Jun 2013 19:45
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 27700

Did any body mention that a lady gave birth in the car park of the Black Horse as we were about to depart . I was a little apprehensive myself but nothing that bad .Just wondered if any body heard any thing on local radio etc.
by keith
02 Jun 2013 12:25
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 27700

118 miles Keith? Did you take a shortcut on the way back? In all seriousness though good luck to yourself & Ian on your upcoming tour & don't forget to post your progress on the message board when you get the chance. Oops must have been getting a bit punchy. 218 miles hope I haven't made the same m...
by keith
02 Jun 2013 11:09
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 27700

Big thanks to Philip for organizing and the rest of the swivel eyed loons for the company. Especially good to see was the first seven or so riders going into Weston in beacon tops, sort of like a lead out train, just in slow motion. I ended up with 118 miles at 16.1. I could get in to this cycling l...
by keith
03 May 2013 12:14
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Garmins
Replies: 12
Views: 2118

I’d be lost without my Garmin 8oo(literally ) as I can’t see text without my glasses .and I can't see the road with them on. So maps are out, …………plus they sell them at Halfords
by keith
01 May 2013 12:51
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 27700

Good Advice Phil, although I thought that Baboons Bottom was a real ale
by keith
23 Apr 2013 10:31
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Wiggins
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Dura ace chain on wiggle is about £30 so whoever caught that bike apart from a sore head ,has a bargin
by keith
22 Apr 2013 19:52
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Shenstone Audaxes
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

Well done to Keith and Ian too. Have you any further events lined up? I was wondering whether you would consider riding some events 'back-to-back' in order to build resilience. One option may be our Cotswolds Journey combined with the following: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/13-256/ . Both ar...
by keith
21 Apr 2013 22:17
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Shenstone Audaxes
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

Very enjoyable and well organized Audax (But not as good as yours Phil) According to Garmin 8000 calories burned, but at least 10,000 in the form of cake , consumed
by keith
18 Apr 2013 18:06
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Helmet Longevity
Replies: 22
Views: 4218

While discussing this at work today , I did inspect said head gear and noticed that mine did in fact have a crack right through the inner foam, so new helmet needed before Sundays audax .Last one was a Giro Monza. I have noticed that some helmets don’t look as much like a mutant mushrooms as others ...
by keith
22 Mar 2013 00:33
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 27700

Given the tenacity of this years winter, does the panel envisage a gritted route
by keith
19 Mar 2013 03:17
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: To Weston and Back: "The Weston Run"
Replies: 196
Views: 27700

where are the A and B runs going the next day ? would not want to miss those either
by keith
11 Mar 2013 21:01
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Wiggins [Pinarello] cycles stocked at Halfords!
Replies: 20
Views: 2865

This has got to be a huge blunder by Pinarello. I can just picture a situation on a club run: Member 'A' arrives on a brand new Pinarello and Member B exclaims, "where did you buy that, from Halfords!", with much guffawing from fellow participants. I would of thought most people would have asked ho...