HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8459 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1 ... 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497 ... 564  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:21 am
Posts: 286
Location: UK
Great stuff Ninius, and welcome to the forum.


Stunning weather today, just perfect.
Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:19 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:11 pm
Posts: 182
Been riding at Dubai today!



Image




Image

_________________
Orbea Orca Gold 6430gr, Orbea Aqua, Tommasini Tecno, FM-066SL 6480gr, Kinesis RaceLight T2, Trek Superfly 100, Orbea Alma 29, Trek Session 88, KTM EXC-250


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Posts: 7411
Location: Los Angeles / Glendale, California
So many things to upload, so little time to sort through them.

Recently, south of Lake Tahoe last Thursday:
Blue Lakes climb (perhaps the easiest climb in the area, but fun and among the most scenic with the least amount of traffic). Taken on a short little "loosen the legs" ride while suffering under a nasty cold, which had a stronger impact than expected on the following Saturday.

Image

Sorry Dalai, no photos from that Saturday. It was 110°F (asphalt reading off the Garmin). Kingsbury, Luther, Carson, Blue Lakes, Ebbets (both sides), Monitor (both sides). The weather made "epic" into a battlefield of misery with many, many victims. I hope the weather is in your favor when you get out here!


Also, this:
Fallen Leaf Lake (Lake Tahoe adjacent), an amazing place to take an easy afternoon rest.
Image

_________________
Exp001 || TeamLACBC


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:58 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:03 pm
Posts: 2011
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
Nice. Can feel the altitude in the first photo.

_________________
2013 Wilier Cento1 SR || 2009 Ridley Crossbow || 2011 Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:54 pm
Posts: 642
Location: Reading, UK
As usual, great photos in this thread, too many to praise individually.

Myself, photographing pretty things this morning. A little bit of off-road to visit a local nature reserve, Hurley chalk pit:
Image

Came back through Henley where visitors are pouring in for the regatta. The weather is superb and the ladies are going for it big time.
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:47 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:37 pm
Posts: 1340
Got bored on the way home...

Image

Image

Image

_________________
"Smart may have the answers, but stupid have all the interesting questions."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:03 pm
Posts: 2011
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
GASer wrote:


Looks post apocalyptic. Wild.

_________________
2013 Wilier Cento1 SR || 2009 Ridley Crossbow || 2011 Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:59 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 04, 2006 4:43 pm
Posts: 5081
Location: Wherever there's a mountain beckoning to be climbed
More to the point, it looks sandy. Did you get a lot of sand in your drivetrain?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:59 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 9:34 am
Posts: 404
Location: Melb, Australia
GASer wrote:
Been riding at Dubai today!


How do those roads work? Is everything to the left (from the POV of the photo) of the divider a bike lane?

_________________
CAAD10 Di2


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: On the road today...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:46 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:23 pm
Posts: 407
Location: medellin, colombia/miami, fl
Image
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:41 pm
Posts: 593
Willy, liking the blue and pink kit...any full shots of it?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:11 pm
Posts: 182
jmilliron wrote:
Looks post apocalyptic. Wild.



tcurtbike wrote:

How do those roads work? Is everything to the left (from the POV of the photo) of the divider a bike lane?



HammerTime2 wrote:

More to the point, it looks sandy. Did you get a lot of sand in your drivetrain?




This was my very first ride in Dubai. There is a group named Dubai Roadsters sponsored by a LBS that do group rides during both weekends (Friday & Saturday here) and weekdays.

Ride started at 0530 to avoid the heat of the day, start point was the Nad Al Sheba Cycle Track, an amazing bike only track that can accommodate fast cycle routes of 4, 6 and 8Km. The place had very good quality of tarmac, was almost flat and is lighted for night rides as well. It also has an off-road running course to suit both bike+run athletes.

Nad Al Sheba is not the only cycle track in Dubai, there is also a much longer course of 80+km, I think its named Al Quadra but I still need to discover this option in the future.

During Friday's ride we only did a warm up round in the track and then left to follow public roads accompanied by three support cars sponsored by the group and the this LBS (where I rented this aluminum Scott). There were two options, either do an 80Km route (which I preferred at this time) or do the full blown 120km route. Speeds were 38-40Km/h on average on pretty flat (no more than 3% inclines) and excellent paved roads. Riders were very friendly from around the world, as 80% of the people living here are ex-pats.

Driving is done on the right side of the roads. Was a really nice experience and even at this time of the year that temperatures at 40s (Celsius), intense cycling is enjoyable during the morning.

Here are some more shots I took that morning.


Shots from the Nad Al Sheba Cycle Track


Image




Image




Image






This is a quick stop at the 40th km where the 80 and 120 km routes split. Ice cold water was offered by the support vehicles.


Image



Out on the sub-urban roads before heating the desert

Image




This is inside the cycle track. The road on the right side is for support vehicles or so. You can spot Burj Al Khalifa at the back, the highest building in the world!


Image




Just before start at 0530


Image



That's me :D


Image

_________________
Orbea Orca Gold 6430gr, Orbea Aqua, Tommasini Tecno, FM-066SL 6480gr, Kinesis RaceLight T2, Trek Superfly 100, Orbea Alma 29, Trek Session 88, KTM EXC-250


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:45 pm
Posts: 790
Location: Stockholm, The Arctic...
Me in Skåne, Sweden today:

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:20 am
Posts: 349
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
From today's ride in the Trossachs north of Glasgow, perfect weather if a little too hot for me :lol: Don't get to say that often around here!

Image

Strava of the ride:

http://app.strava.com/activities/65387399


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:49 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: On the road today...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:53 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:27 pm
Posts: 84
North Yorkshire already getting ready to welcome the Tour de France next year!

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8459 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1 ... 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497 ... 564  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Lake CX331 Road Shoes $244.99; Sale today only

in Cycle Chat

Cleaner

2

971

Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:54 pm

Cleaner View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Got my red Sidi shoes today

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

SalsaLover

15

2384

Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:18 pm

Wingnut View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Interesting stuff at London Bikeshow today - Viner Maxima is

in Cycle Chat

TimW

5

1346

Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:56 pm

TimW View the latest post


It is currently Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:08 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB