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Offline madras

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The cycling thread
« on: Friday 19 June 2009, 12:58:48 PM »
Well it had to happen. I'm probably as unfit as I've ever been so I've resolved to have the bike fixed up and get out. I hate jogging. Love walking but being a non-driver as yet it's pretty boring walking round the west end and public transport can't be trusted to get me back sharpish if needed by the kids. So the bike it is.

Who else likes cycling...where do you go etc ?

in particlar anyone use those kevlar lined tyres (schwalbe marathons/armadillos....contis etc) what they like as i hate getting punctures.
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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #1 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 01:03:48 PM »
Used to  cycle a canny bit my mate got right into it some c*** nicked me bike though, he does the derwent walk mate, its a fkn mint cycle like.
http://www.cycle-routes.org/threerivers/ncn14/section_3/ncn14_03rev.html

Once you hiot the cravan park at Rowlands Gill cross over the road through the park and then you can go all the way to Conssett then all the way to the moores there's a caravan cafe thing int he middle of nowehrre, drink & feed up cycle back.

or canny one thats shorter from Newburn along the tyne over the bridge into Prudhie and back along on the other side.


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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 01:11:23 PM »
sounds canny. what i used to do  was just wander  along the country roads (basically if you drew a line from hexham to kirkwhelpington up to morpeth over to blyth) and just follow signs to places i'd never been to.
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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #3 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 01:12:02 PM »
The Mrs and I go quite regularly, we really enjoy it. We just got some budget mountain bikes and go on a 10.5m loop near home that incorporates varying surfaces and gradients.

www.mapmyrun.co.uk is a useful way of mapping out a route and tracking distances etc.

Offline cp40

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #4 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 03:00:50 PM »
well wa splanning on taking gimp to pick up him , amd his mrs bike tmrw, then after his driving leesson we were going for a ride, if i ever get this f***ing puncture fixed,.. fk it im gonna buy a tube when we pick his bike up.


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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #5 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 03:17:42 PM »
The Mrs and I go quite regularly, we really enjoy it. We just got some budget mountain bikes and go on a 10.5m loop near home that incorporates varying surfaces and gradients.

www.mapmyrun.co.uk is a useful way of mapping out a route and tracking distances etc.

Does pretty much exactly the same thing, but I've always found http://www.mapometer.com/en/ much easier to use for making routes etc. Doesn't send you irritating emails all the time either.
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« Reply #6 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 03:24:41 PM »
The Mrs and I go quite regularly, we really enjoy it. We just got some budget mountain bikes and go on a 10.5m loop near home that incorporates varying surfaces and gradients.

www.mapmyrun.co.uk is a useful way of mapping out a route and tracking distances etc.


thats handy dave, Just discovered my return ride to gimps via wagonways, 9 miles.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #7 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 03:42:57 PM »
Well i'm still waiting for my call from the bike shop informing me our bikes are ready.  they had better of not fcked up.  I've been looking forward to getting back on a bike for years!!!



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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #8 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 03:47:36 PM »


My new bike, i think  :-[

Specialized Hardrock Sport 09

Offline cp40

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #9 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 03:50:56 PM »
Well i'm still waiting for my call from the bike shop informing me our bikes are ready.  they had better of not fcked up.  I've been looking forward to getting back on a bike for years!!!





let me know, asap,. cos if im not picking them up, Im f***ing off into the wilds for the day, the kids are at a wedding with thier mam.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #10 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 03:53:13 PM »
Well i'm still waiting for my call from the bike shop informing me our bikes are ready.  they had better of not fcked up.  I've been looking forward to getting back on a bike for years!!!





let me know, asap,. cos if im not picking them up, Im f***ing off into the wilds for the day, the kids are at a wedding with thier mam.

I wasn't planning on telling you, i was just going to let your whole day go to waste.


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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #11 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 03:53:23 PM »
Well i'm still waiting for my call from the bike shop informing me our bikes are ready.  they had better of not fcked up.  I've been looking forward to getting back on a bike for years!!!





let me know, asap,. cos if im not picking them up, Im f***ing off into the wilds for the day, the kids are at a wedding with thier mam.

Remember lads GEL seats fkn GEL seats, why sadles are made like razors nowadays I have no idea, hurt more than sitting in lava.
Oh and a suspension/shock absorber seat post.

Offline cp40

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #12 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 03:56:12 PM »
Well i'm still waiting for my call from the bike shop informing me our bikes are ready.  they had better of not fcked up.  I've been looking forward to getting back on a bike for years!!!





let me know, asap,. cos if im not picking them up, Im f***ing off into the wilds for the day, the kids are at a wedding with thier mam.

Remember lads GEL seats fkn GEL seats, why sadles are made like razors nowadays I have no idea, hurt more than sitting in lava.
Oh and a suspension/shock absorber seat post.


the seat on the chopper was a good un.

Offline Skirge

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #13 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 04:27:02 PM »
Well i'm still waiting for my call from the bike shop informing me our bikes are ready.  they had better of not fcked up.  I've been looking forward to getting back on a bike for years!!!





let me know, asap,. cos if im not picking them up, Im f***ing off into the wilds for the day, the kids are at a wedding with thier mam.

Remember lads GEL seats fkn GEL seats, why sadles are made like razors nowadays I have no idea, hurt more than sitting in lava.
Oh and a suspension/shock absorber seat post.


the seat on the chopper was a good un.
The bomber had the best seat, a great riding position to, and those 3 gears were a + was just such a short pedal arm only thing that let it down.

Offline cp40

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #14 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 04:28:59 PM »
Well i'm still waiting for my call from the bike shop informing me our bikes are ready.  they had better of not fcked up.  I've been looking forward to getting back on a bike for years!!!





let me know, asap,. cos if im not picking them up, Im f***ing off into the wilds for the day, the kids are at a wedding with thier mam.

Remember lads GEL seats fkn GEL seats, why sadles are made like razors nowadays I have no idea, hurt more than sitting in lava.
Oh and a suspension/shock absorber seat post.


the seat on the chopper was a good un.
The bomber had the best seat, a great riding position to, and those 3 gears were a + was just such a short pedal arm only thing that let it down.



the bomber had to be the inspiration for the mountain bike?

Offline Skirge

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #15 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 04:29:40 PM »
Well i'm still waiting for my call from the bike shop informing me our bikes are ready.  they had better of not fcked up.  I've been looking forward to getting back on a bike for years!!!





let me know, asap,. cos if im not picking them up, Im f***ing off into the wilds for the day, the kids are at a wedding with thier mam.

Remember lads GEL seats fkn GEL seats, why sadles are made like razors nowadays I have no idea, hurt more than sitting in lava.
Oh and a suspension/shock absorber seat post.


the seat on the chopper was a good un.
The bomber had the best seat, a great riding position to, and those 3 gears were a + was just such a short pedal arm only thing that let it down.



the bomber had to be the inspiration for the mountain bike?
Yeah I think so, was a class bike in its time.

Offline cp40

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #16 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 04:31:58 PM »
i always wanted cool bikes, but my dad always insisted i got a raleigh Racer, with ridiculous twisted handle bars, and skinny ready to buckle wheels.

Offline Skirge

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #17 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 04:34:07 PM »
i always wanted cool bikes, but my dad always insisted i got a raleigh Racer, with ridiculous twisted handle bars, and skinny ready to buckle wheels.
I had a green striker, loved the pedal back brake though ahhh me striker :D

Offline Dave

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #18 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 06:14:22 PM »
The Mrs and I go quite regularly, we really enjoy it. We just got some budget mountain bikes and go on a 10.5m loop near home that incorporates varying surfaces and gradients.

www.mapmyrun.co.uk is a useful way of mapping out a route and tracking distances etc.

Does pretty much exactly the same thing, but I've always found http://www.mapometer.com/en/ much easier to use for making routes etc. Doesn't send you irritating emails all the time either.

Cheers, I'll have a look. I didn't register on mapmyrun like, so I don't know about the emails etc.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #19 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 08:12:43 PM »


My new bike, i think  :-[

Specialized Hardrock Sport 09

Oi, that one's mine!!  :angry:

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #20 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 08:13:34 PM »
Oh hang on, no it isn't, I'll let you off. ;)

Offline madras

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #21 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 11:37:39 PM »
The Mrs and I go quite regularly, we really enjoy it. We just got some budget mountain bikes and go on a 10.5m loop near home that incorporates varying surfaces and gradients.

www.mapmyrun.co.uk is a useful way of mapping out a route and tracking distances etc.

Does pretty much exactly the same thing, but I've always found http://www.mapometer.com/en/ much easier to use for making routes etc. Doesn't send you irritating emails all the time either.

Cheers, I'll have a look. I didn't register on mapmyrun like, so I don't know about the emails etc.
just been playing about with those and whislt i like them, especially the altitude thing and calorie reckoner i'm a tad peeved at it's reluctance to use A-roads. it added 3/4s of a mile onto my cycle into work for no good reason.
Bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all.

Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant.

Offline Dave

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #22 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 11:40:06 PM »
What do you mean? You can have it snap to roads if you check the box to the left.

Offline madras

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #23 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 11:43:48 PM »
What do you mean? You can have it snap to roads if you check the box to the left.
yeah done that and then it just gives you,as the crow flies.

you know if you want to plot a route between two points.....it wont go the most direct way, it wont use A-roads.
Bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all.

Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant.

Offline Dave

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #24 on: Friday 19 June 2009, 11:48:32 PM »
Ah right. I've never planned anything over 10m where I pretty much already know which way I'm going.