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Forum: Commuting
07-21-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By rivers

11 miles. I normally average 13-14mph on my...

11 miles. I normally average 13-14mph on my commute.
06-30-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 3,542,035
Posted By rivers

My Orro Terra C. Due to bike supply issues, I...

My Orro Terra C. Due to bike supply issues, I ended up with the more road oriented model (full 105). I have since swapped out the crankset to a 46/30, and a slightly bigger cassette. It has 2 sets of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,564
Posted By rivers

I would second the assioma pedals. They're...

I would second the assioma pedals. They're brilliant. I switched over from Shimano pedals and have no issues. I swap the pedals between my road and TT bikes with lout issue. Takes about 2 minutes.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,057
Posted By rivers

Cooler air, as well as flappy clothing will make...

Cooler air, as well as flappy clothing will make a difference. I did 2 x 10 mile TTs a week apart on the same course earlier this month. Wind conditions were the same. Temperature was about 8-10...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,823
Posted By rivers

Those aren't the same muscles you use in cycling....

Those aren't the same muscles you use in cycling. I've done various sports throughout my life- from soccer to rugby as well as cross country and track. Plus years of strength training as well as...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,823
Posted By rivers

GCN did a video on this bike recently. Not worth...

GCN did a video on this bike recently. Not worth the money. They do give some advice on where to go if you're on a budget
https://youtu.be/MurHt7Sxhyk
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By rivers

4iiii has instructions on how to check if there...

4iiii has instructions on how to check if there is enough clearance on your bike for the power meter to fit. I ended up getting pedals for my TT bike for that reason- and I just swap them between my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By rivers

When my current two sets of Velotoze finally give...

When my current two sets of Velotoze finally give out, I'll have to check out the Velotoze 2. So probably around June....
03-06-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,364
Posted By rivers

I've been working with a coach for about 6 months...

I've been working with a coach for about 6 months now. I have a nice mix of structured training and fun, social rides put into my training peaks weekly. Now that I'm headed back into work, it's also...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,430
Posted By rivers

If the weather is nice and my favourite bike is...

If the weather is nice and my favourite bike is in the shop, I'll take my gravel/cross bike out. If it's just the wheels that are being repaired, I might nab the wheels off my TT bike for the day if...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,703
Posted By rivers

I bought a new set of wheels and tyres from my...

I bought a new set of wheels and tyres from my LBS last June. They set them up tubeless for me,and did not charge me labour. Same for a set of wheels and tyres I bought last year for my winter bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By rivers

I've been working with a coach for the past few...

I've been working with a coach for the past few months. I don't race anything besides TTs, and I enjoy long distance rides. I have a hefty goal of a sub 5 hour 112 mile TT or a sub 4:40 100 mile TT...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,636
Posted By rivers

It depends if it's been wet or dry. Wet, it will...

It depends if it's been wet or dry. Wet, it will need to be a couple of degrees above freezing (around 2C). Dry, I've commuted down to -8C. I use my snowboarding or diving baselayers, which are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,476
Posted By rivers

A saddle that works for you is key. See if the...

A saddle that works for you is key. See if the shop doing your fit also has demo saddles available to try. Invest in a good pair of cycling shorts and some decent chamois cream as well. Also, don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,345
Posted By rivers

For my double century last year, I bought the...

For my double century last year, I bought the biggest water bottles that would fit on my bike (800ml and 600ml, but I'm 5'2 with a 46cm frame). I had a to peak top loader to keep a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,792
Posted By rivers

A 3-4 hour ride is usually zone 3 and a bit into...

A 3-4 hour ride is usually zone 3 and a bit into zone 4/5 depending on terrain for me. If I'm in zone 2, it's normally a 100+ mile ride for me (and even on this weekend's 109 mile ride, 25% was zone...
04-09-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,790
Posted By rivers

Thanks. I'll wait to re-do the FTP test, and just...

Thanks. I'll wait to re-do the FTP test, and just keep following the training program as is.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By rivers

72 miles of mostly hills yesterday with some...

72 miles of mostly hills yesterday with some friends on a local audax. As the weather here is still hit and miss, I was on my winter bike. Pros: 46/30 chainrings paired with an 11-34 cassette. Cons:...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 56,937
Posted By rivers

My wife has an e-bike that she uses mainly for...

My wife has an e-bike that she uses mainly for commuting, but occasionally out on days out with me and our dog. She is a self-employed fitness instructor. An e-bike allows her to get to work between...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,575
Posted By rivers

I run 32mm pirelli cinturatos on my winter bike. ...

I run 32mm pirelli cinturatos on my winter bike. While I am slower in the winter, it's not strictly down to just tyres. Bike geometry, weather, and road conditions all play a part in it (moreso than...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15,496
Views: 11,627,159
Posted By rivers

This is my winter commuter/gravel/leave my bike...

This is my winter commuter/gravel/leave my bike in town bike. Felt f-40x, lovely ride. But not as fun on road as my summer bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,137
Posted By rivers

I have a pair of profile design aero bars I fit...

I have a pair of profile design aero bars I fit for both TTs and anything over 100 miles. They were a godsend on my double century last year. It was nice having another position to be in, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By rivers

n+1 if you can afford it, why not?

n+1
if you can afford it, why not?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By rivers

45 miler today with friends. Started off nice, ...

45 miler today with friends. Started off nice, but then it rained. Ended up being fairly tough for the last half as straight into a headwind. But the company was good. And hit the 6000 mile mark for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By rivers

It was my club's annual "Run What Ya Brung"...

It was my club's annual "Run What Ya Brung" pre-Christmas costumed/questionable choice of bike ride. As usual there was all manner of bikes present: decorated road/gravel/cx bikes, mountain bikes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,921
Posted By rivers

Long rides is relative really. What's long for...

Long rides is relative really. What's long for one rider may be an average length for another rider. I consider anything over 100 miles to be a long ride, anything under 50 to be short, and 50-100...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By rivers

Did Ride London today with around 30,000 other...

Did Ride London today with around 30,000 other riders. While closed roads were nocw, I'm not sure I'd ever want to ride it again. Missed out on the full 100 due to an accident on one of the hills and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By rivers

On Saturday, myself and around 750 others...

On Saturday, myself and around 750 others departed Minster, Isle of Sheppey in Kent UK at 4:41 am in hopes of making it 206 miles to Burnham-On-Sea before the sun set for Chase the Sun- UK South...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By rivers

Absolutely brilliant 105 mile bank holiday ride...

Absolutely brilliant 105 mile bank holiday ride yesterday with 7 others. It was my second build-up ride to Chase the Sun in June. It was a route none of us had ever done and I just kind of plotted...
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