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 Post subject: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:57 pm 
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I've so much got into my cycling and found that over a short distance (10 miles) I'm reasonable quick. I was clocked by one of the local riders at 22 mph on my bike over a mile distance nd cover 9.4 miles in 30 minutes! Not bad for an old bloke. So I've madly entered the closed technical world of time trials.

Tight licra clothing, aero dynamic helmets and push bikes that are built to go quickly.

There's even a standard time for your age group to challenge you. Mines 28.45 minutes for 10 miles. The idea is to race over a set course on your own with a gap of 1 minute between cyclists. If you catch the guy in front the one who is caught must drop back 50 meters so as not to slip stream and be pulled along. I've not done one yet (7th May) so a little way to go. It all about you challenging the course and time not somebody else.

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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Bugga that give me an engine :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

As long as you enjoy mate but I feel out of puff just reading your post :oops: :oops: :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:09 pm 
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My 9kg bike is better to pick up than my 250kg bandit if it falls over. I do recon though that the manufacture's need to work on comfy saddles mind.

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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:30 pm 
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Old wobbler wrote:
Tight licra clothing



There's an image that's going to take some shifting :ymsick:

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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Best of luck to you mate!

I prefer cycle touring, but I do like to get some speed up when out mountain biking and I like the thrill of the challenge of endurance rides. I should have been doing the Dyfi Winter Warm up tomorrow (just a 30 mile off road route) but have been off all week with a bad cold so wont be doing.

As for the lycra, I've worn it for years. Don't be self consious about it. Because surely you can't look this bad!!!

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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:33 pm 
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Erm :?


Oh yes he can x_x x_x x_x


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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:31 pm 
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Old wobbler wrote:
Tight licra clothing, aero dynamic helmets and push bikes that are built to go quickly.

we want pictures............ummmmm........or do we :-?? :-?? :-??

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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:34 pm 
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Old wobbler wrote:
aero dynamic helmets
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Are you gonna shave the beard too??

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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:48 am 
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damn my over active imagination!

mix that image above, with said gent waxing


erg erk :ymsick:

then there's the aero helmet (is this some pseudonym for his gentleman area?)


erk :ymsick:

i must stop its getting worse


great, i little bit of sick came up my throat!

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 Post subject: Re: My new Hobby.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:51 am 
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Well I'm glad my new hobby has brought so much fun and banter to people and left so little to the imagination of some. :(

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