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Discussion in 'Cycling Department Forum' started by Petra, Jun 29, 2016.
Welcome aboard @Rob Moore ! Great intro!
Here you are. Fresh out the box Cannondale System Six DuraAce Disk 2019. With the 'Training wheels' on .
Getting ENVE SES 7.8 wheels for racing!
Feel incredibly lucky to have such amazing team and sponsors. Now its upto the legs. Hard work makes the dream work!
Off to sunny Calpe next week, last chance to get this body into shape before the racing starts.
Came 2nd at the Portsdown Hill sporting 16.5mile time trial on Sunday so something is going ok.
That looks mouth-wateringly good
Yes, rode it for the first time this morning and... holy cr@p it's FAST!
I would give my least useful bodypart to get a ride on that thing!
Took a lot of hard work to earn the privilege.
I've got it for 2 seasons then the team sell it on at cost price to pay back the sponsorship agreement. This is how it usually works. I do not own it but have to look after it and keep it spotless fully working for the weekend races. All as described in my contract. Crashes happen but the team has insurance for that.
That basically means i can't train on it day in day out too much to reduce wear and tear.
But yeah probably the best bike ive ever had the pleasure to ride. I had a Specialized Sworks Venge in 2012-13 which i paid for personally, which was the fastest bike i've had with maybe the S Works Tarmac SL 4 in 2014 a close second. But this is something else.
Hello, saw this forum mentioned in the fitness thread at racedepartment and decided it was a good idea to join.
I am Miguel, currently living in Brighton, work in IT, ride a Basso Venta which is the best bike in the world (because it is mine) and enjoy nice sunny rides in the UK. Climate Change seems to be giving us more of those and today I went in a glorious bike ride under the spatters that the local weather report informed. Very loooong spatters... That culminated in hail just for a laugh.
Anyway, getting fit, getting better and hope to actually do some racing in the near future. Otherwise I am just doing 30 mile hotlaps.
30 mile hoplaps...after 30 miles, I'm done
Welcome mate, sounds like you are getting well into it!
Let me know, if you do want to start racing road or time trials especially, I can show you the ropes what to do etc. Check out BritishCycling.Org.Uk in the mean time. You need a silver membership and a licence to start racing road events. Time trials are a seperate organisation Cyclingtimetrials.Org.Uk. You dont need a licence to do TTs just enter events. In the UK many people start racing timetrials first. Doing a few regular 10 mile TTs is a good into if your worried about bunch racing.
Recommend finding some local club rides as well to learn how to ride in groups properly and meet the regular locals, you'll end up racing them anyway. Look up Brighton Mitre CC as a start there are plenty other clubs as well around Brighton.
I'm Brian and I live in the USA/Rhode Island.
Quite a long time ago I was a tennis player and competed (singles) in the local tournaments in Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, and Massachusetts. I used cycling as one of the ways I would train to get in top shape for the tennis. I had a Fuji 12 speed at the time.
Severe rotator cuff problems ended my playing when I was @ 35/36 in 1985. Back then the surgery for that issue was quite primitive compared to today. There was only about a 50/50 chance I was told, that if I had the surgery I would be able to serve 'big' again without pain. And the typical re-hab was pretty bad, and lasting about 7 months to a year. So, I walked away from the sport, unfortunately. I love tennis and follow the pro tour closely.
I've thought about getting a bike and getting into shape again. I'm 6'3", about 195 lbs and in good health. I want to get to 180 lbs. That won't be an issue once I put my mind to it.
Oops, this is turning into a diary entry. Oh well....
He, good to hear you want to go biking as well. Please do let us know any questions you might have as we are happy to assist.
Once you get rolling those pounds will drop right off
Hi, my Name is Marek. I live in Poland.
I ride a bike almost everyday, because I have no car. Always I have a photo camera in a bag and a smartphone ready for a shot. There is always something that I will never see again, it may be a rare car, a bird on a roof, a building while renovation or just amazing sunset. I often take photos while riding, what I could not do driving a car.
Sometimes I go for a planned ride, I search old maps and satellite views for ruins, old cemeteries, monuments. I go to see places and objects that could have never been photographed. I prefer to ride through fields and forests than streets and roads full of cars. All tracks are recorded with GPS, with every crossroad, railway crossing, bridge, large stone and other objects marked as waypoints. Every object is photographed.
On the road I take 500 other photos, so usually I don't go further than about 20 km, because it takes time. Sometimes the road ends and I have to walk, sometimes I use the bike as a lawnmower, when there are a lot of thorny plants. Sometimes I have to go back a few km, because there is a river, swamp or just a dead end of the world. And I have to return before it gets dark, there are no street lights on fields.
The work with the photos may extend to long years. Many photos are taken in HDR and panoramas, they must be stitched. When there is architecture, the photos must be straightened. After this, the work with colors and details begins. I want perfect photos. Then downsizing and publishing. How long it takes, you can see in my website, that the last finished track was photographed in 2016, 4 years ago.
After years it became simpler, because I may skip these parts of the world, that are already done, go further and take photos of new and modified objects only. So I will not publish full tracks anymore. The gallery itself will also be split into places, photos will be moved to localities.
Welcome to my adventures in discovering the closest, but forgotten world:
nice to meet you
welcome to the forum, very nice intro!
I like photography too but I'm not even close to your level. I hope to know more about your country!
Welcome Marek! Nice pics