For general Banter not connected to any particular topic or page
Happy New Year all. Hope you’re not being too messed around by this bloody COVID thing still.
Happy New Year – trying to recover some fitness after not being near a bike for seemingly months due to back issues. Hopefully now in a better state. Soooooooo unfit……..
Try having a guinea pig related injury, then a rock climbing related knee injury, then COVID…very much in a rebuilding phase about now. Signed up for a 200km mid Feb. So…yeah. That’ll be fun.
Errr – Guinea Pig related injury? I guess I can just about visualise being savaged by a Guinea Pig but on the other hand………
I wont show you a picture in case you’ve just eaten, but last May one of our guinea pigs had a moment of madness and sunk his teeth into the base of my left index finger. Long story short, infection of the tendon sheathe requiring two operations to clean out. Then months and months of physio to get the mobility back.
Yikes – and I was merely imagining that you nearly trod on it and did yourself a nasty avoiding flattening it.
Interesting video from Team Jumbo Visma as to what it takes to be able to run a team
Happy New Year everyone. I’ll get to work building up the OTRL Events Calendar for 2022.
Merry Christmas and Very Best Wishes for the New Year.
Eeeee the old days……..
God, I remember that ad. Yellow pages? Gone the way of the dodo – replaced by google. I remember having a Falcon catalog and a Raleigh catalog that I would pore over for hours. The former had Bill Nickson standing next to their top model (Eeee by gum, by today’s standards he was a big lad!). The latter the whole prime time Raleigh squad with strange sounding foreign names like Cees, Gerrie, Ad, Jan. Finally got a 531SL team colors Raleigh in 82.Good times.
Just plain Evil….how was nothing done so far…
Welcome to @gorillaclimber hope you got your login details OK.
With the death of Bernard Tapie, I thought I’d throw this old gem out from the V days which happens to mention to Gallic changer. Enjoy!
Haldy, how did you get into this Silca video? (Near the end)
(1202) Hammer v SILCA’S Machinist Deadblow Hammer – YouTube
I have the great privilege of knowing lots of folks withhin the industry. Since I have helped Don Walker at quite a few NAHBS shows, I have met and helped out alot of industry folks at various brands. Josh Poertner at Silca being one of them. When they launched the 3D printed tools, he wanted to show off the custom option too, so he reached out to me to ask if he could use HHW as the test set. I was honored he thought to ask me, and obviously I took him up on the offer.
Cycology is the brand you are after. Cycologygear.eu or cycologyclothing.com
Can anyone help me with something – I half remember a post on Velominati related to a Kiwi/Aussie cycling clothing brand. The picture was a blonde female cyclist posing with her bike on a cobbled street. Anyone else remember that picture and the brand?
I do remember the picture. Can’t remember the cyclist nor the brand. Pretty sure there was an article in Cyclist magazine with the same photo.
FYXO. I remembered in the end.
Hope you all like the new Home Page layout. Thought it might make it easier to see new Gazzetta and Member Posts.
Definitely liking it!
Hello All…a question…does anyone live in any of the following countries…Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Turkey ?..if so I may ask for a tiny favor…
These arrived last night. I’ll have a review for PEZ. Shimano S-PHYRE RC902 road shoes. F*ing BLING!
Happy New Year and Best Wishes to all. Here’s hoping for fewer lockdowns and reduced risk for everyone in the New Year. Wonder whether we will get anything like a near normal Classics Season in 2021. They are not far away and it would need a dramatic impact from vaccines to get things anywhere near normal.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to y’all! Can’t help but share two brags.
Got a short ride in today but enough miles to make it 7,600 (and small change) for the year. And all road miles. I keep my Zwift/virtual miles on a separate Strava account because IMHO it’s not “real” riding so not real miles or real elevation gain. https://www.strava.com/activities/4545491648
Second brag is that two of my articles were in the top 10 for the year on PEZ. https://pezcyclingnews.com/features/pez-top-10-stories-of-2020/
Wishing everyone the very best in 2021!
I managed to clear 4,000 miles for 2020. I suspect a significant majority were indoors on the rollers. It would be nice if Strave separated miles bit bike/medium for the year in the same way it does for total miles. Maybe if I downloaded the data to excel I could separate them but I can’t be arsed to do that!
It can’t be that hard for Strava to code.
Merry Christmas to everyone. I still have some catching up to do on OTRL. I’ll get there!
Hey all! Just want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas (or however you celebrate) and a Happy New Year. Best wishes from my family to all of yours!
Hey Chuck: Merry Christmas to you and your family too and to all those who have enjoyed playing the OTR league.
We cab add FMB tubulars and Open Tubulars to that list of available items too. 🙂
Hey all…been awhile since I have popped on here. I have slowly built up the supply chain coming into Haldy’s Handbuilt Wheels, and I now have a pipeline to get “Golden Tickets” for rims. 🙂 Any interest in getting some Nemesis( tubular) or Elegance( clincher) rim orders going? Let me know!
Welcome back. I’ve been a bit remiss (absent) lately too due to house moves and decorating. I need to finalise the OTRL results for 2020 which I will try to get round to this weekend. I need to get outdoors too – can’t remember the last time I was out. Many catching late afternoon time on the rollers these days.
Welcome back. Hopefully you’ve had some time to enjoy the Bixxis. I recently had a rear wheel failure, Crono F20 cracked. Looking to have a new set built up with the existing Record hubs. Nemesis is on my short list, we may need to talk.
Hit me up when you are ready!!
Ready for new wheels. Emailed your via your website.
Apparently I’m also ready for grammar and proofreading lessons.
Weird but when I login Comments and Recent Posts disappear but are fine when I’m logged out. Trying to investigate but anyone else seeing the same?
Seems to be ok for me….
Hmm – looks like it may only be with admin access. That is weird.
This winter will be very interesting, to say nothing of next summer. For the first time since I got into road cycling I actually have a coach. I have trained with a group that had a coach make a training plan for the group as a whole before. This time however I decided I needed someone to taylor the training sessions to what I need to improve and to really tell me off when I slack. I’m beyond excited, got my trainer set up, bought new winter kit ($$$) and my cyclocross bike is standing ready with a new chainring… Read more »
The conclusion of this week’s science experiment is as follows:
There exists at least one tree through which riding a bike is not possible.
Oooooerrrr! Hope the bike is OK. Oh, and you.
Both are fine. No scratches on the bike and very few on me. Fortunately I wasn’t on my nice bike but on the “made for trying stupid things” cyclocross bike. This turned out to be a very stupid thing to try…
Incidentally, I tried to post a picture (not from the “try to ride through a tree” ride) to the Photos section the other day, but it hasn’t shown up. Could it possibly be stuck in a spam filter or require approval?
Can’t see anything pending and no photo in the media library. What format and size was it? Can you try again.
This was a .jpg file, the size was 5823kB. I can certainly upload it again, but I’m afraid the brilliant prose that accompanied it will be lost forever unless the system has a copy…
I’ll up the max file size limit as I’m not entirely sure how the media settings on the uploader translate to actual photo files.
Dang but that’s one dog in deep doo doos in the dog house.
Honestly … I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. But as a dog owner/lover, hard for me to get too mad at the dog.