Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby znomit on Sat 7/Aug/10 9:32pm

nzmatto wrote:Thanks for the link to mapometer. I likes it a lot. seems better than MMR for me.....but....
I just found a farken steep piece of road according to it.....130m ascent over 500m!!! That's 26%!!!! :crazy: I think it's a map error, if the weather clears I'm gonna go have a look see tomorrow
http://nz.mapometer.com/en/cycling/route_742975.html


Take your hiking boots matto. check the satellite view

Yeah mapometer has a nice clear interface.

Went out for a gentle ride today. My lungs are almost clear of germs and the bike has just been cleaned and serviced. Hence my ride today was doomed. Poured down, bike now back to the usual filthy state.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/43435985
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Sat 7/Aug/10 10:18pm

znomit wrote:
nzmatto wrote:Thanks for the link to mapometer. I likes it a lot. seems better than MMR for me.....but....
I just found a farken steep piece of road according to it.....130m ascent over 500m!!! That's 26%!!!! :crazy: I think it's a map error, if the weather clears I'm gonna go have a look see tomorrow
http://nz.mapometer.com/en/cycling/route_742975.html


Take your hiking boots matto. check the satellite view

Yeah mapometer has a nice clear interface.

Went out for a gentle ride today. My lungs are almost clear of germs and the bike has just been cleaned and serviced. Hence my ride today was doomed. Poured down, bike now back to the usual filthy state.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/43435985


ha ha....bugger....
Just checked street view for my planned exploration ride.....3 roads are lots shorter than the map suggests, and a 4th road quite simply doesn't exist at all!!!! Will garmaing it when I ride it.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Sun 8/Aug/10 4:57pm

Well, that was harder than I was expecting. 69.5km, 1270m vert. No wonder my legs are tired now. Only averaged 24.4kph, mind you with all that climbing I don't think it's too bad.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby XCrazy on Sun 8/Aug/10 5:03pm

So I did a bit of a ride today after handicap race yesterday. From Lower Hutt into town to meet bunch back out to Haywards, then Paekak, round the inlet and back into town via Tawa, Jville, Ngaio etc then back out to Lower Hutt.

120km @ 30kph, legs feeling pretty tired now :)
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby rmare on Sun 8/Aug/10 5:17pm

Got my first puncture on a ride today, out aoukautere way. Is it worth patching tubes, or is the patch always going to be a weak spot?
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby jo on Sun 8/Aug/10 5:32pm

If patched properly, a patch is stronger than the tube. But I would only patch it, then ride it. I wouldnt patch it and then leave it hanging on a hook in the garage. I theorise that the pressure of riding it helps it stick. But its been a while, and now I suspect I'm just being superstitious. :blush:
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Sun 8/Aug/10 5:36pm

I always patch them, I've never had a patch leak. It is sort of a can I be arsed thing. I tend to buy tubes 10 at the time off T7 cause there really cheap that way (like $3 per tube) so I will just work through the tubes and then every so often (6 months or more) I will fix any that are waiting. I don't tend to get many punctures though.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nzmatto on Sun 8/Aug/10 5:40pm

Oh yeah....
here is where that road with the hill climb was 'supposed' to be....the sign says the land is unstable and it is a restricted area. Local legend says the developer had lots of fun digging and basically ripped away half a hill side :crazy:
August 012.jpg

and just cause I can...last nights pudding...
August 001.jpg

and one more view from today's ride.
August 009.jpg
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby SaturnReturn on Sun 8/Aug/10 6:04pm

Nothing spetacular today - was off for much of the week with the bloody flu :( So Didn't want to push the body on a long ride. 60k @28km/hr :)

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/43586420
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sun 8/Aug/10 10:22pm

jo wrote:If patched properly, a patch is stronger than the tube. But I would only patch it, then ride it. I wouldnt patch it and then leave it hanging on a hook in the garage. I theorise that the pressure of riding it helps it stick. But its been a while, and now I suspect I'm just being superstitious. :blush:


I leave my tubes that I’ve previously patched lying around and grab them for the seatpack when needed. As Matt says – they don’t leak (ok, it has happened but it was my fault :blush: )

Took my SS for the group ride yesterday. It rained most of the way (though it was fine as I had mudguards on and a jacket).
I got dropped after about 30kms. A fast guy was leading the 5 of us, I peeled to the back and the back was not to be held on to – well not by me :rolleyes:
They stopped and waited a few kms up the road but I’d had enough my dicky left knee that plays up occasionally was having an occasion and causing my knee to thigh to ache :( so I headed home…the slow way.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Klarkash-ton on Mon 9/Aug/10 9:51am

I've patched them successfully on the roadside and had no problems, but if it's raining I've had problems with the patch not sticking. Always best to have a couple of tubes and patch the puncture when you get home, imho.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby fatwombat on Mon 9/Aug/10 10:08am

Klarkash-ton wrote:I've patched them successfully on the roadside and had no problems, but if it's raining I've had problems with the patch not sticking. Always best to have a couple of tubes and patch the puncture when you get home, imho.

That's my experience too. At the speed I ride i don't think it matters, but do any of you fast guys worry that puncture patches will make the wheel overall heavier, or unbalanced because the patch concentrates a lot of mass in one place??
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Mon 9/Aug/10 4:59pm

fatwombat wrote:
Klarkash-ton wrote:I've patched them successfully on the roadside and had no problems, but if it's raining I've had problems with the patch not sticking. Always best to have a couple of tubes and patch the puncture when you get home, imho.

That's my experience too. At the speed I ride i don't think it matters, but do any of you fast guys worry that puncture patches will make the wheel overall heavier, or unbalanced because the patch concentrates a lot of mass in one place??


You're joking right? :exclaim:
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby znomit on Mon 9/Aug/10 7:15pm

FLATULENTFRIEND wrote:
fatwombat wrote:
Klarkash-ton wrote:I've patched them successfully on the roadside and had no problems, but if it's raining I've had problems with the patch not sticking. Always best to have a couple of tubes and patch the puncture when you get home, imho.

That's my experience too. At the speed I ride i don't think it matters, but do any of you fast guys worry that puncture patches will make the wheel overall heavier, or unbalanced because the patch concentrates a lot of mass in one place??


You're joking right? :exclaim:


You put another patch at the other end of the tube to balance.
Everyone knows that.
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Re: Roadies - Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Oli on Mon 9/Aug/10 7:43pm

Some thinner tyres you totally can feel the patch - thumpthumpthumpthump. :angry:
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