On the road today...

Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

Moderator: Moderator Team

Dalai
Posts: 1491
Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:54 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

by Dalai

Routier wrote:I think you should go back and take a photo from the top of that tower :wink:


Did back in June 2011... As it was freezing that day (Four degrees celcius on the summit) I ended climbing up and down in my cleats! No way was I going to walk up the steel structure in bare feet...

View from the tower.

Image

User avatar
jekyll man
Posts: 1360
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:23 am
Location: Pack filler

by jekyll man

Routier wrote:Image



I can see ma house from here!!
Roache Grange- a lovely climb (not) :lol:
Official cafe stop tester

User avatar
Miller
Posts: 1275
Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:54 pm
Location: Reading, UK

by Miller

Here's a snap from the sign-on for the GS Henley reliability ride yesterday morning. Reliability rides are a pre-season thing in the UK, the idea being that you sign up to ride a specific route in a specific time and 'win' by being closest to that time. I guess their meaning has shifted over the years and nowadays most people treat them as a fast-paced clubrun. The 90km route went off to the north of Henley through the Chilterns and into S Oxfordshire and was a good blast despite cold and grey weather. Ostensibly in a 3hr10 group I completed in 2hr52, the fastest group took 2hr40. Legs a bit sore today.

Image

GASer
Posts: 229
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:11 pm

by GASer

Similar to the one above, the sign-in line for the 320 Km brevet ride from north of Athens to Atalanti and back, completed in 12 hours 23 min.



Image




Not my taste of a view but had to carry tools, spare tubes, food, emergency pack etc...


Image
Last edited by GASer on Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Trek SpeedConcept 9.9 Project One, Basso Diamante SV, DeRosa SK (sold), Orbea Orca Gold 6430gr, Orbea Aqua, Tommasini Tecno, FM-066SL 6480gr, Kinesis RaceLight T2, Trek Superfly 100, Orbea Alma 29, Specialized Enduro S-Works 29, KTM EXC-250

User avatar
jmilliron
Posts: 2014
Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:03 pm
Location: San Francisco Peninsula

by jmilliron

broke out the mountain bike this morning and got some dirt action in before work.

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

User avatar
prendrefeu
Posts: 8609
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Location: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California
Contact:

by prendrefeu

Saturday turned out an interesting ride that was fairly dynamic in weather and air conditions. On Friday my ride partner (and teammate) opted to move our 150mi loop to next week and keep things local instead because I'm currently suffering from a nasty cold, making a shorter ride in order. So we hit up an oft used 115mile/11,000ft route. Temperatures started off chilly at 50°F. Cutting through the San Gabriel Mountains found temperatures in the upper 80's with a humidity in the single digits. Once on the other side in Acton, things were muggy stifling with a high humidity. Back over, the reverse, only to be welcomed into the smoggy heat of the San Fernando Valley. Salvation came at dusk when we hopped over the Hollywood Hills into WestLA, where the weather is comparatively ideal. Throughout the ride everyone we met was very friendly, welcoming, and pleasant. A few spare bottles of water were given by a construction crew at the top of Angeles Forest, vehicles descending into the canyons were very accommodating. Great day, good karma, but I'm still very sick. *cough cough*

Pic taken at the top of Angeles Forest, looking back.

Image
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

shotgun
Posts: 194
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:38 pm
Location: Philippines

by shotgun

Drove north, and rode in Makoy's neck of the woods.

Rode by the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. It cost $2.3B to build when it was finished in 1984 and mothballed eversince. It costs about $1M to maintain each year.

Image

Rode up to Mt Samat. There's a shrine above to comemorate American and Filipino soldiers of WW2 .

Image

User avatar
Ghastly
Posts: 465
Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:43 pm
Location: Belgium

by Ghastly

commuting this morning in some sun!

Image

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

User avatar
astranoc
Posts: 458
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:43 am

by astranoc

GASer wrote:Similar to the one above, the sign-in line for the 320 Km brevet ride from north of Athens to Atalanti and back, completed in 12 hours 23 min.


Do you all work in construction sites or something? :P

GASer
Posts: 229
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:11 pm

by GASer

astranoc wrote:
GASer wrote:Similar to the one above, the sign-in line for the 320 Km brevet ride from north of Athens to Atalanti and back, completed in 12 hours 23 min.


Do you all work in construction sites or something? :P



Not in my taste either but rules are rules! :roll:
Trek SpeedConcept 9.9 Project One, Basso Diamante SV, DeRosa SK (sold), Orbea Orca Gold 6430gr, Orbea Aqua, Tommasini Tecno, FM-066SL 6480gr, Kinesis RaceLight T2, Trek Superfly 100, Orbea Alma 29, Specialized Enduro S-Works 29, KTM EXC-250

User avatar
Kjetil
Posts: 1390
Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:17 pm
Location: Hamar, Norway
Contact:

by Kjetil

Must be a market for cycling specific/brevet approved reflex vests. Anyone but Rapha doing it? http://www.rapha.cc/brevet-jersey
Bianchi-Campagnolo

User avatar
HammerTime2
Posts: 5432
Joined: Thu May 04, 2006 4:43 pm
Location: Wherever there's a mountain beckoning to be climbed

by HammerTime2

GASer, but given the length of the ride, and the time of year, some of the ride was in the dark, correct? Hence the rules, perhaps?

Routier
Posts: 289
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:21 am
Location: UK

by Routier

More sunshine :)

Image

User avatar
astranoc
Posts: 458
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:43 am

by astranoc

GASer wrote:Not in my taste either but rules are rules! :roll:


Sorry taking this a bit offtopic, but really? You must wear those things in order to take part in the event? :noidea:

billysan
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 2:42 pm
Location: Wiltshire, UK

by billysan

First remotely warm day of 2013 here, so of course made the most of it and knocked off work early.

Amusing example of nature reclaiming what was once hers, not seen every day in the UK:

Image

Locked
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post