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GideonPARANOID

Member since Apr 2013 • Last active Apr 2019
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Leeds/Manchester.

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    Never not great. Have to admit, I quite like what you've done with the wrap on the fork.

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    Wonderful article. This quote is beautiful:

    “And is this cycling? Per se, possibly not altogether. Some of the way over the mountains was ridden, but for the most part it was a walking expedition, as has been made clear. It should be emphasized, however, that only through the medium of cycling was the outing in any way possible. Prefaced by a 60-mile ride and followed by one of nearly 50 miles. I claimed that, broadly, this is cycling. At least, it is cycling as I understand it, for my conception of the pastime includes much besides main roads and secondary roads and much beyond the propelling of a bicycle. And, though I am almost a “one-pastime man”, I fling wide the boundaries of that pastime and include whatever is incidental thereto. Some of the best of cycling would be missed if one always had to be in the saddle or on a hard road.”

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    Yes, thank you. Phone keyboard got the butter of me.

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    Maybe I'm weird but I respectively put things in my calendar. Just like having a single point of truth to see what I was doing on any one day.

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    The more I think about it though, I have worn through three sets of road shoes because the heels couldn't keep up with the walking, & my current set are currently fixed with a dab of glue on the heel - not the best look.

    I was really happy touring on my road bike on SPDs last year, & with doing more all-road type cycling, I'm kind of swaying towards just sticking with SPDs. Don't want to invest further in a system which I essentially only use on one bike. I read somewhere on here that the Shimano PDA600s were pretty well regarded. Might give those a shot instead. Would certainly look better than whacking a set of M520s on.

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    Was just about to take the Donohue out for its first foray & was redoing the cleat positioning to avoid causing heel rub on the new cranks. Looks like I need new pedals - seems I've ripped a chunk off the clip on the drive side pedal. Was wondering why they felt a bit floaty, barely clips on! Anyone got any LOOK Kéo recommendations?

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    Nay, it's an event-based system & the trigger is new activities being uploaded, so it won't do historical rides.

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    I've been after something like this for a while & eventually figured out a way of doing it - logging Strava rides on a Google calendar.

    Using IFTTT (you might be able to reuse my applet if you're logged in):

    • Create a new applet.
    • Set this to new Strava activity.
    • Set that to new detailed Google calendar entry.
    • Set start time & end time to {{CreatedAt}} (annoyingly there's no ingredient arithmetic, so this has to do).
    • Set name to {{Name}}.
    • Set description to the rest of the other ingredients available. URLs automatically make links so that'd handy.

    Pretty handy for me as I use Google calendar to manage a lot of my appointments.

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