The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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#3751 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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jack wrote: Mon Sep 25, 2023 7:38 am I shoot with folk with £20,000+ guns - I (and they) know that once you've paid a certain amount, mechanically the guns are pretty much identical. However, they choose to pay the extra for nice figured wood and hand engraving etc. It's their choice and I won't deride them for that.
Same with HiFi, Same with cars, same with boats and all other tech based hobbies and interests. Some blokes just like expensive kit either to appreciate the fine engineering or to show off, according to type.
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#3752 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Nick wrote: Sun Sep 24, 2023 9:53 pm
No, not really, progression takes commitment and time, there are no (ethical) short cuts.
You are assuming that they are doing it for the same reason as you. They may just enjoy the nice kit and streachy clothing.
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There is that. There is a parallel with motorcycles - it's all about image and not the 'experience'. I remember an anecdote about some guy buying a new motorcycle, sitting on one in the dealer and asking the wife does it go with his jacket. :shock:

Just for myself, I was hoping that cycling would take me further than walking, for the same kind of effort so to speak, which I think it does, if not massively. Like in the old days, the guy cycling to the railway station and back, quicker and easier than walking, or the old fashioned bobby doing his beat on his bicycle.
 
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#3753 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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There have a been a few notable exceptions to the fitness vs. weight rule over the years.
At the time I started and was following the TT results, c.1980 you'd regularly see Paul 'Porky' Bennett near the top of the results sheets. This was a guy who must have been over 15st, but could do a 52-minute 25 mile TT in the time before aero wheels , frames and Tr-bars. He continued to sweep up Vet's prizes for another 20 years. I never saw him in the Hillclimb results though !
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#3754 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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I put this ...here ...

First of 2, recorded back in September but I'm late getting them out ...

EDIT: 32 minutes, –ish.
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#3755 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Well done, I watched it a little while ago. :)
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#3756 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Mike H wrote: Fri Oct 13, 2023 11:33 pm I put this ...here ...
Good one Mike.
Sorry, I couldn't resist!
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#3757 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Thank you. :thumbleft:

Part 2 when I can get onto it ... maybe tomorrow...
 
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#3758 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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And Part 2 is here! This time around Booton in Norfolk. 33 minutes.

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#3759 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Found this interesting.



I have a bottle or two of High-5 high carb. energy drink when I do a long ride, though I never consume it at anything close to the rates mentioned in the video - no Ketones though, other than what I produce myself!
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#3760 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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I did a virtual race on Zwift this evening - averaged 25mph and finished only 5seconds behind the winner. Chuffed with that.
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#3761 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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My cycling year - 2023

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Thats some going, nice work Ray.
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#3763 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Outrageous!👍
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#3764 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Holy crap. :shock:

Mine is still mostly what I racked up in Norfolk.

I.e. bugger all.
 
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#3765 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Cyclist had jumped a red light then had a near miss with the pedestrian on a zebra crossing, after which the cyclist confronted and headbutts the guy... Police are looking for him...


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