Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Klarkash-ton on Mon 19/Dec/16 3:03pm

nice commute! Good news is headwind will reverse for trip home :satan:
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby dwgknz on Wed 21/Dec/16 3:39pm

Do any of you fine roadie types have a ride they can share with me that shows me the best/safest route from Plimmerton to town?

Thinking of riding it tomorrow.

TIA
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Tugboat on Mon 27th Feb 6:36am

After doing the Ruapehu Express on the MTB this weekend, I ventured up here (for the first time in about 20 years) as a non-recovery recovery ride!

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Circa an hour and a half up and then 17 minutes down. :D
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Klarkash-ton on Mon 6th Mar 10:18am

sorry Imissed that when you posted it Tugboat, great work! ALways meant to ride up there ut my climbing legs are worse than they used to be...

but training is picking up again, might start to lose some weight soon...

https://www.strava.com/activities/889108300
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby EoinC on Thu 30th Mar 10:02am

About 1 km down the road from where I live in Kuala Lumpur.

I've been going out at 3:30 each morning for a 50km ride before work. This morning I pulled up 49km short when, with a loud bang, the snapping of my saddle / setpost bolt dropped me unceremoniously on my arse. I happened to be sitting up riding no-hands at the time, adjusting my Roadworks (ahhhh, Oli !) jersey, before my erstwhile arse hit the back wheel and then the road.

I larfed and I larfed...Well, I whimpered, at least.

On the positive side, I did get to try out my cleat covers for the walk of shame home. I've been carrying them in my back pocket for the last few weeks, after experiencing my only puncture in years, through hitting a massive KL-special potcanyon in a dark section of downtown KLCC. They performed exquisitely, handling corners and hills (actually no hills) with great aplomb.

My arse and wrist hurt, and it's nothing to do with bedtime activities.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Tugboat on Sun 2nd Apr 2:55pm

Eek... not a very fun sounding experience there Eoin!! :crazy:
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby EoinC on Mon 3rd Apr 1:00am

Chur, Adrian.

At least at 3:30am there aren't too many people around to view the spectacle. It reminded me very much of the old school trick of pulling a chair out from someone sitting down, with the added bonus of being from a greater height, and having rough asphalt passing by, after a quick ride on a rotating tyre.

All is good now, though, with a new seatpost installed.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Dennis L. Ward on Wed 5th Apr 10:08pm

On my backyard, It's pretty big and I enjoy riding there.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Rik on Thu 6th Apr 7:24am

How big?
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby EoinC on Thu 6th Apr 8:15am

Rik wrote:How big?

As big as.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby slowMTB on Thu 6th Apr 7:42pm

EoinC wrote:About 1 km down the road from where I live in Kuala Lumpur.

I've been going out at 3:30 each morning for a 50km ride before work. This morning I pulled up 49km short when, with a loud bang, the snapping of my saddle / setpost bolt dropped me unceremoniously on my arse. I happened to be sitting up riding no-hands at the time, adjusting my Roadworks (ahhhh, Oli !) jersey, before my erstwhile arse hit the back wheel and then the road.

I larfed and I larfed...Well, I whimpered, at least.

On the positive side, I did get to try out my cleat covers for the walk of shame home. I've been carrying them in my back pocket for the last few weeks, after experiencing my only puncture in years, through hitting a massive KL-special potcanyon in a dark section of downtown KLCC. They performed exquisitely, handling corners and hills (actually no hills) with great aplomb.

My arse and wrist hurt, and it's nothing to do with bedtime activities.


:lol: :paranoid: sounds errr ummm interesting.
This happened to my daughter ( the broken seat bolt thing ) when she was racing track .... she said it was an interesting experience on a fixie :crazy: , better her than I :D
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby EoinC on Fri 7th Apr 7:42am

slowMTB wrote:
:lol: :paranoid: sounds errr ummm interesting.
This happened to my daughter ( the broken seat bolt thing ) when she was racing track .... she said it was an interesting experience on a fixie :crazy: , better her than I :D

My bike's a fixie, too (My old race bike). I didn't get the chance to ride out the tower of pain - it dropped me straight on the deck over the back in a nano-second. I didn't even get to swear on the way down. I suspect i was passing through a high-gravity zone at the time. I've been slightly less keen on riding sitting up with both hands around the back of my jersey since then.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Tugboat on Mon 8th May 7:34pm

Up to Kapiti and back for a coffee and a scone...

https://www.strava.com/activities/972756535


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Time
7:50:33
Distance
171.74 km
Average
21.90 kph
Climb
1536.60 m
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby dwgknz on Mon 8th May 8:48pm

That looks like a great ride, good work, some nice areas you've passed through. Didn't realise that loop would be 170km though!
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Tugboat on Tue 9th May 8:23am

That's because it wasn't 170km... It was only 156. I don't know why there's such a big discrepancy between the Google overlay (which uses the GPX file from Strava and Strava itself.
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