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Beams

Member since Jul 2019 • Last active Aug 2019
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  • in Rides & Races
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    Thanks Frank, that's really helpful and appreciate the offer for taking questions - definitely time for me to geek out. And that looks like a lot of good material to get me started.

    I'll have a read of the blogs and let you know if I've got any questions.

    Thanks again!

  • in Rides & Races
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    Hey LFGSS

    Reaching out for some help here, as at present I'm in a bit over my head! I've been doing some dotwatching on this year's TCR, and now am completely hooked on the idea.

    I've done a reasonable amount of touring and multi day rides and can happily spend a few days in the saddle, but have never done "training" before - and feel like I need to train a hell of a lot and also clue myself up a fair bit if I'm to get close to having a crack at it next year.

    I've registered for the event, and if I get in, my current training plan is to cycle lots over the next year, ditch the extended cake stops and panniers/racks in favour of petrol station sandwiches and apidura kit and get something more sporty than my Surly ( 😔). From the limited material I've managed to uncover online, it looks like that's vaguely in the right direction. However, I've not been able to find any in-depth info on kit/training and would be really grateful if anyone knows any good resources for this kind of riding or could share any experience they've had with audax/TCR riding.

    Any help or thoughts would be much appreciated! (Couldn't see any posts on TCR advice already, but please shout if so)

    Thanks

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Hey LFGSS, I'm looking to get a ti road bike (ideally a van nicholas, but very open to other brands). I'll be starting from scratch with this one, so ideally looking for a fully built up bike, but if parts need replacing that's fine, subject to pricing etc.

    I'm 5'10" and usually ride a 54cm frame. Keen to have an ultegra groupset (or equivalent), but open to anything else. Disk or rim brakes fine

    Based in London and can travel for the right bike.

    Thanks

    Ben

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I'm really keen on getting a ti or stainless road bike. I've been looking at Van Nicholas, which look great, but I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on other brands theyd recommend?

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