General Discussion: Cycling


Show original post
swede
swede avatar

10372 posts since 21/3/09

28 Jun 2013 19:03
bookmarked that tdf guide. nice on flasket
Fläsket
Fläsket avatar

3983 posts since 14/8/04

28 Jun 2013 19:10
yeah man.

posting these up too to watch later - the legen of the tour de france


http://api.dmcloud.net/player/pubpage/505c818194a6f64ee5000a33/51c9999694a6f61cf3000044/d0ac715188b14b00a4c4d6e0632e8a00?wmode=transparent


http://api.dmcloud.net/player/pubpage/505c818194a6f64ee5000a33/51c99df69473994ad4000386/7c9835f0126142eebe723feec359f43c?wmode=transparent

Lucas82
Lucas82 avatar

461 posts since 26/10/09

28 Jun 2013 21:08
swede wrote: bookmarked that tdf guide. nice on flasket

^ I've done the same - thanks flasket. I'm over Paris for the last stage, I went last year and it was good fun.
stelfox
stelfox avatar

8488 posts since 11/3/09

29 Jun 2013 00:58
swede wrote: bikeradar and lfgss

Cheers mate
swede
swede avatar

10372 posts since 21/3/09

29 Jun 2013 09:42
Lucas82 wrote:
swede wrote: bookmarked that tdf guide. nice on flasket

^ I've done the same - thanks flasket. I'm over Paris for the last stage, I went last year and it was good fun.

really want to get this sorted… no idea how though. eurostar is booked up… was gonna drive
ross
ross avatar

875 posts since 6/2/10

29 Jun 2013 10:54
are there any good cycles from N1 in London or do I need to get a train out to somewhere? ideally 30-50 miles with some hills
JacktheHat
JacktheHat avatar

1655 posts since 26/2/10

29 Jun 2013 11:25
Head up into hertfordshire? Lots of hills round there.

Anyone signed up for the urban hill climb?
Lucas82
Lucas82 avatar

461 posts since 26/10/09

29 Jun 2013 12:06
swede wrote:
Lucas82 wrote:
swede wrote: bookmarked that tdf guide. nice on flasket

^ I've done the same - thanks flasket. I'm over Paris for the last stage, I went last year and it was good fun.

really want to get this sorted… no idea how though. eurostar is booked up… was gonna drive

Last year I cycled to Paris from London. I was going to do it again but got a good price with the Eurostar.
DuffMan
DuffMan avatar

14389 posts since 21/2/07

29 Jun 2013 12:15
ross wrote: are there any good cycles from N1 in London or do I need to get a train out to somewhere? ideally 30-50 miles with some hills

Been thinking about this myself, live not too far away. I reckon your best bet is to get a train out, can take bikes on first capital connect out to herts as long as it's not from a central station / peak time. Can go from St Pancras which is v. close to N1.

If you do cycle out I think the barnet road is alright / A111 ain't terrible
swede
swede avatar

10372 posts since 21/3/09

29 Jun 2013 15:03
herts and essex roads are Cool i regularly hit them up from cambridge
swede
swede avatar

10372 posts since 21/3/09

29 Jun 2013 15:04
also anyone got a decent eurosport stream
mtthrvy2
mtthrvy2 avatar

1981 posts since 8/11/10

29 Jun 2013 15:31
swede wrote: also anyone got a decent eurosport stream


buy a eurosports player pass for the month, might be worth it at £4
Hanto
Hanto avatar

3420 posts since 30/11/09

29 Jun 2013 15:33
swede wrote: also anyone got a decent eurosport stream

I think you can pay a couple of quid for a monthly sub through their app and then stream it to your tv if you have apple tv.
swede
swede avatar

10372 posts since 21/3/09

29 Jun 2013 16:00
mtthrvy2 wrote:
swede wrote: also anyone got a decent eurosport stream


buy a eurosports player pass for the month, might be worth it at £4

Cool
mtthrvy2
mtthrvy2 avatar

1981 posts since 8/11/10

29 Jun 2013 16:01
orica greenedge bus ruining the day Laughing out loud
mtthrvy2
mtthrvy2 avatar

1981 posts since 8/11/10

29 Jun 2013 16:07
Shocked mess
swede
swede avatar

10372 posts since 21/3/09

29 Jun 2013 16:39
absolute chaos. excellent start to the tour
Goldie
Goldie avatar

4840 posts since 17/10/07

29 Jun 2013 17:34
Wouldn't be the Tour without chaos and controversy Laughing out loud
JustinCredible
JustinCredible avatar

2737 posts since 11/6/08

30 Jun 2013 10:16
aitch wrote:
JustinCredible wrote: No but did my first Audax in Feb http://app.strava.com/activities/40417417 was 67 miles in sub zero temperatures, strong winds and sleet (soul destroying stuff) with very little flat roads, all up and down hill.

Not sure how big a step up 127 miles will be but reckon decent weather in June will make a huge difference and will give me something to train for (and an excuse to buy a new bike!)

Thinking about one of these but apparently there is a waiting list http://www.canyon.com/roadbikes/series/ultimate-cf-slx.html

Nice, I seize up after about 1 hour in anything under zero degrees.

JacktheHat wrote: Did the Wiggle long one last year. It's great. 120 miles but not hilly at all. If you can ride with 3-4 people the same speed as you, you can nail it round.

Good to know, I stick to the roads mostly on the first 50% of that route as part of my weekly rides, judging by the route they've avoided a couple of the short and sharp ones:

http://app.strava.com/segments/1534738
http://app.strava.com/segments/654156

Think I've pretty much talked myself into it, never done anything more than 70 miles so I'll give it a crack.

Did you end up doing the Wiggle ride Aitch? Got picked up at 2am and drove down with 5 mates, we stayed together until the second feed station (60 miles in) but after that a couple of us kicked on to the third stop (102 miles) and waited for the others. Really good ride and the first time I've done a century, would definitely recommend it.

http://app.strava.com/activities/63641212
aitch
aitch avatar

8925 posts since 19/8/07

1 Jul 2013 14:41
Nah couldn't do it in the end, I'm signed up for the one in October now though. Nice work though, good time as well. How'd you feel after it?