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Rod_Munch

Member since Dec 2008 • Last active Mar 2015
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  • in Rides & Races
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    Bauer's was entirely his own...

    it looks like someone else's red rain jacket or gilet caught in his gears though...?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yeah, most of those sort of pages seem to have several paragraphs of weird differences which will bore the average user into submission - then tuck the conclusion in at the bottom...

    99% of people want a GPX Track. Unless you know what you are doing, GPX Routes are not useful and should be avoided.

    Incidentally, IIRC, my single attempt to use a TCX resulted in the turns being announced in some odd text format when I had already passed the junction. Almost certainly my cock up, but I've used GPXs exclusively ever since without a problem.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Export as GPX
    Save in new files folder
    Give 810 to me Julie to go and ride the course
    Find out afterward that the GPX was saved as points which the Garmin was then meant to navigate between using the installed OSM set, but didn't- instead the 810 tried to straight line between points leading to total confusion

    I've only ever had that problem once (out of hundreds), and it was because I had exported the GPX 'Route' rather than the 'Track' - and yeah, it was practically useless.

  • in Midweek Evening Rides (TNRC, WNKR)
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    Looking at my strava feed, my speed uphill is miserable

    I think you can safely blame the terrible GPS coverage on this tree/cloud lined route for this ;-) It's consistently the 'slowest' ride of the year by far. Apparently I was travelling at 4mph on the fastest descent and was completely stationary for another couple of miles!

    The ride home was battle into the headwind, and made worse when I suddenly remembered I had stupidly agreed to do a conf call with a US based colleague @ 2am AND had a meeting booked for 9am. I managed the former - missed the latter by 2 hours...

    Anyway, an excellent start to the season. Thanks @clintsmoker, I owe you a beer - collection from Roydon..

    See y'all in two weeks.

  • in Midweek Evening Rides (TNRC, WNKR)
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    oddly they all seem to have appeared immediately after me making that post ^ !

    Crisis averted...

  • in Midweek Evening Rides (TNRC, WNKR)
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    out of interest, does 'following' the WNKR forum still work for people? Last night I found 2 new threads and 3 updated ones - none of which had shown up in in my 'following' tab...

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Similar to the loose BB guide theory, if the cables are unlubed or routed a little poorly it can be possible to squeeze enough extra movement out of them, usually when pedalling hard, to trigger a phantom semi-shift.

    I had a flexy frame (also with 6700 funnily enough) and it would often do this if I let the BB guide (or the cable housing) get gunked up. Cleaning and relubing them usually solved the issue...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I believe he tweeted this, not long before the Sky deal was announced...

    "Cracking turn out at Bickerstaff chain gang future stars aswell as some former, great crowd; not a Rapha jersey to be seen"

    ... make of it what you will..

  • in Rides & Races
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    Does alphabetising one's lycra collection count?

    ... however, you are right, I shouldn't make light of the genuinely afflicted.

    WRT publishing daily results - it doesn't sound like there's much potential for 'off grid' activity based on Steve's comments in that Telegraph article.... "I must submit each day's ride to the adjudicators at the Ultramarathon Cycling Association (UMCA), or the day of riding will not count..."

  • in Rides & Races
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    Maybe it's just my OCD talking, but if the 9th of January rolled around and I was 1 mile ahead of Steve - but I knew I'd included a random 100 miles on a recumbent in the total - I reckon I'd feel compelled to ride another century before opening the champagne... ;-)

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