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#3391 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Had the day off yesterday and headed out for an afternoon ride with some lads from work, first group ride for quite a while. Great spring weather, apart from a stiff westerly...
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#3392 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Ray P wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 6:47 am ....apart from a stiff westerly...
Stop it! You're just encouraging me😂
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#3393 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Hey, what happened to my posting from 3 hours ago ?
Have you stolen it, TheBass ?
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#3394 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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IslandPink wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 8:37 pm Hey, what happened to my posting from 3 hours ago ?
Have you stolen it, TheBass ?
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#3395 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Hmm yes.
Right, so anyway, as I said, I did my first 2hrs+ ride today, about 30 miles.
2hrs07 to be exact. two 1-in-6 hills around half way.
Weather was perfect, landscape glorious.
All this and a sun-tan too !
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#3396 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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One for DtB, I just watched a GCN documentary about a Fixie, the Hope HB.T to be precise.

Really interesting design concept, all about reducing the drag of the combined bike/rider package...

You can have one to Mr. B, if you save your pennies.

https://www.hopetech.com/news/hbt/

There's a trailer available

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#3397 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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There's a trailer available
That would certainly increase the drag.
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#3398 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Nick wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 12:09 am That would certainly increase the drag.
Yeah, but he'll need it for his cheese & piccalilli sarnies.

Hope have some impressive engineering capabilities - they're just up the road from you.
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#3399 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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More on the bike:

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#3400 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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jack wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 10:32 am More on the bike:
Good video. The GCN one I watched had a lot of content about the design theory, the wide front forks and rear seat stays are all about reducing the drag of the riders legs for example - the numbers from the wind tunnel measurements show a non-trivial improvement, IIRC something like 2-3 bike lengths over a 200metre sprint.
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....but....but... all that assumes you want to go faster.

Supposing you didn't, suppose you just wanted to ride again and look at the views n stuff.

And anyway, my legs are fatter than those forks. Actually, everything of mine is currently fatter than those forks 🤭🤓😁
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Dave the bass wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 8:59 pm ....but....but... all that assumes you want to go faster.
It's a good point you make there, young fella.
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#3403 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Dave the bass wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 8:59 pm Supposing you didn't, suppose you just wanted to ride again and look at the views n stuff.
I refer the gentleman to Nick's earlier comment...
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#3404 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Good racing in yesterday's Giro stage and a brave defence of the maglia rosa.
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#3405 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Dave the bass wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 8:59 pm ....but....but... all that assumes you want to go faster.

Supposing you didn't, suppose you just wanted to ride again and look at the views n stuff.
In that case you get more MPS. (miles per sarnie). :lol:
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