Oh yes that’s true ! Cakes, stickers and patches.
Dah whaaaa. I go away for a week.
This is great news though
If you think I’m following you up any hills again any time soon, think again my friend
Excellent you plan to be in front.
You do know the shark is umm a bit lumpy.
Yes and I am able to ride uphill. It’s riding uphill with you that I don’t like.
I have feelings you know
Don’t ride up so good then
Reported for grooming.
Had a blast rebel-riding the Man of Kent with @amey and @Klar today. The ride down was lovely as well though fairly cold towards the end. Ride back was cut short as I punctured near Sevenoaks which deflated my motivation as well as my rear wheel. Still, grand day!
I chickened out of riding back too. Went to Tonbridge.
268km ain't too shabby, is it? I had a nice time but I was either freezing cold or sweating
Today was sweet. Ditched the idea of riding for points though and just rode a reliability loop.
We (ACH) route checked The Shark today, 3 of us rode fixed I only took one picture because of the endless suffering!
Was going pretty well until Mayfield, but I always forget the next section is an arsekicker, and on 72" fixed it was really tough and I suffered with cramp, my shoes got nearly as much wear as my tyres this afternoon.
I worked out earlier I've riden it 10 times now, finished eight and bailed twice.
was mega fun!
Wow. Well done. I've ridden lots of Audaxes fixed but wouldn't attempt The Shark fixed.
It's ACH, so why would they do it any other way? :)
Wondering whether to fit compact double for the shark with all the ups and downs or stick with single ring 42 x 11-28
Has anyone ever been on a hilly ride and wished for fewer gears?
There was a bloke riding Greenwich Mean Climb fixed last year.
I mean well done, but also, I was grateful for every last sprocket I had on that ride.
If anyone, I thought you'd understand. The balance of easier riding vs not having to do some work on the bike is heavily tipped toward the latter
100% what I would do is:
I'd put "install Compact" on my todo list and come Friday night, having not done it, I will remove "install Compact" from todo list using "don't change anything the day before a big ride" as justification.
Its fine, I won't finish the ride anyway. I've jinxed it by getting excited and already ordering the badge
That's not an audacious attitude. It's easy, you just push a pedal down and when the other pedal is up the top you push that one down and repeat until you get to the finish.
Slow and steady wins the race.
So long as I'm back by 7pm, I'll be happy.
I’m following you pal. Slow and steady yourself!
Also I was kidding. I’m sure it’ll be fine
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