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user15757

Member since Jan 2010 • Last active Aug 2014
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  • in Rides & Races
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    When its sunny outdoors there is only one place to ride...indoors competing in an omnium...Finishing 4th overall female was amazing setting a new PB in the 500TT & doing better than expected in the devil. Shattered.

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    Mondays maybe, but I know a lot of folks who do not have accreditation & ride the track league on Fridays (MRTL) & have entered various other events. I guess it depends on the levels & who is organising the event.

    I'm hoping soon that the velodromes will share a database of accredited riders so a bit of paper isn't required. I guess it takes time to put these things in place (we are only just getting online booking here at Manchester) & standardised across the velodromes.

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    At Manchester if you don't do one of their SQT sessions for 6 months then it's almost back to square one: you have to gain accreditation again. To race in Manchesters track league you do not need accreditation, you can ride them without, same as at the track masters competitions & such. Having accreditation is beneficial though, it gives you the skills, confidence & know how.

    Currently if you are accredited at one track you are not automatically accredited on other tracks. From what I have heard they are working on this, & hopefully it will make it easier to get on SQTs at other velodromes across the UK.

  • in LFGSS Ladies
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    I guess I should add my sidi shoe info. I have two pairs, one a 39, one a 40 both womens fit. The 40s I wear on the road bike with custom insoles & 39s on the indoor track bike only (strangely these felt too small on the road bike!?). Both are super comfy & fit perfect for my needs.

    Sidi's crazy sizing

    Name | UK Real Size | EUR Real Size | Sidi Womens size | Sidi Mens size | Fit description
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    mrs socks | ? | 41 | NA | 41 | Right fit
    hats | 5 | 38/39 | 40 | NA | HUGE
    poots | 6 | 39 | NA | 42 | Right fit
    mands | 4 | 36.5 | 38 | NA | Right fit
    LongAndWinding | 5 | 38 | 40 | NA | Right fit
    tricitybendix | 6 | 39 | 41 | 40, I think | 41 women's super comfy, 41 men's a little big
    betty | 5/6 | 39/40 | 39 & 40 | n/a | just right

  • in General
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    Aaaaaand, I've registered. Maybe I'll come last this time...

  • in General
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    Good to see you too, Betty! Are you coming to Herne Hill for the part 2?

    I think that some folks are trying to persuade me to do it. Will need to sort out my gearing though. That first round I was spinning far too much, also the wobbly/sketchy girl worried me, especially as she fell off in the first corner!? It's a huge learning curve & I should probably just do it...round 2 here I come! (maybe?!) When is the sign up?

  • in General
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    Spotted Dimi taking chunks out of the boards at Manchesters Keirin, along with the lovely Jimbilly & Mrs socks. So lovely to see you all & well raced Sirs!

  • in Manchester
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    Drew, I have one of these Park tools thingys. You are more than welcome to borrow it if its the right one.

  • in Manchester
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    Yeah! one I actually know...
    OLD: Broughton Bridge over the river Irwell...

    NEW: From one bridge over the Irwell to another...

  • in LFGSS Ladies
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    I have some of the Howies ones & have been super happy with them. They have been super comfy on short rides, all day rides & on the track (where my more expensive Castelli shorts are super painful after half an hour, I won't go into detail). I like the lack of gripper around the leg, feel of the fabric, lack of branding (yeah, I know there is the small blue howies logo but its subtle compared to most brands) & they are comfortable.

    Although they are now relegated to second choice bibs after my Giordana ones which I prefer the race/compression fit for my more competitive riding.

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