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Cycling? Anyone else?

Discussion in 'Hobbies, Lifestyle and Sport' started by Sharpy, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Sharpy

    Sharpy Active Member

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    So along with detailing I do quite a bit of cycling.. and when I say that it’s as much time as a part time job, typically 13 hours and 250miles a week.

    I ride competitively mostly time trials but its another passion, the only downside is it costs more than the car...

    100 mile TT last year
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    Etape du tour 2018 100miles 4000m of climbing and 37degrees in the sun...
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    I don’t do that much but I do like the way you carry your detailers wax & polish bottles in that rear basket


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  3. Maypack

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    Get yourself up to the Lake District for some nice climbs. This is the challenge you need to do
    https://www.fredwhittonchallenge.co.uk

    “The Fred Whitton Challenge consists of a 112 mile sportive around the Lake District, starting at Grasmere and taking in climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott & Wrynose passes.”
     
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    Blimey I only just about managed Honister in my Mk 2 Leon 2.0L TFSI FR DSG in 2007
     
  5. Maypack

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    I know. Mad isn’t it..
     
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  6. Sharpy

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    Well I do see some horribly dirty cars when I’m racing lol


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    ever since i got my car, my bike has been retired to the shed (sad!). i use the exercise bike almost daily at the gym, but my string bean legs could never keep up with you @Sharpy
     
  8. Sharpy

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    I did the same many years ago but I’ve re found the love. Now I try to balance the love of cars and bikes... but both are expensive. Lol. Also have to keep the missus happy.... no wonder I’m skint. Ha.


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    i love how your outfit matches your car
     
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    I don't understand how does it cost more than the car?
     
  11. Brimfull

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    I cycle but only to my place of work, living only 3 miles from work it's hardly worth using the car when it's only a 15 min cycle.

    My current bike is a Giant Roam 0 2016
     
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    I’m a leisure cyclist, mines a Giant Rapid 1 2017


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    I'm a fairly obessed cyclist. Did over 3k miles last year and spend a lot of time chasing KOMs etc.

    Still yet to do a sportive but take part in Revolve 24 every year and a lot of time in my shed on zwift/sufferfest doing training and racing etc.

    Currently riding a Specialized Tarmac in summer and an Allez in winter.
     
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    I do about 2k per year, spread between road bike, trekking bike and mountain bike. Last year I came down Pikes Peak in Colorado, dropped about 6000 feet in 20 miles!
     
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    Guy I normally go out cycling with has been put on blood thinners for life so his cycling days are kinda over, mountain biking anyway.

    Last time I was out was three weeks ago and I had a hard fall. Front wheel washed out at speed and I went down very hard. Even with pads it hurt a lot and my left knee still is't right at all. Was very fortunate, pads and helmet did their jobs.
     
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    Hope you’re on the mend.
     
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    Head was fine, face slightly scratched. Right hand was sore but nothing terrible. Body scuffed a bit, ripped my favorite top ;0( Left knee took a very hard blow and it's still not right. I think it was twisted, but I'm sure it will get there.

    Totally convinced that if I hadn't been wearing good quality pads and helmet I would've been in the hospital. Reckon my knee would've been wrecked.
     
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