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Help! Where can I get a rear derailleur hanger in paris??
Getting a bit nervous now, imminently about to enter the unknown. Well after Brest anyway. Wondering if the bare minimum involving only having done the one 200 pre qualifier, and then the minimum qualifying rides this year are enough. Including the post bike fit dunwich ride, these are the only rides I've done on the geared bike.
So my plan is to just aim for 20kph ave, which gives me 30 hours off the bike. Plus, I have forgone caffeine for past two weeks, so will be drinking espressos strategically. And sleep normally now as much as possible till the start.
Weather looks like it'll be likely be a bit wet a few times, but without any stormy headwinds or heatwaves, so am willing to get a bit of rain if it means a tailwind back.
Found some gpx's if anyone that way inclined here
Hmm, that's a conundrum. On the one hand they are not aero bars. And is the point of no aero bars safety/control?
I was on an aventon with a creaky 46x15 (great choice, would grind again) and risers in a forum jersey going what felt like pretty fast. Was DAS'd by @cgg, but did not oblige because 40kph on the A4. Hi! Rode at a generally antisocial pace, except for a nice chat with the most welsh sounding really strong looking guy from South Wales with a Monster (energy drink) tattoo on his calf.
Averaged 35kph for the 132km I sneaked in. Not sure I could have kept that up for another 30km tho.
Nice one @rhowe, you now claim the Golden Cog award?
3) Sasmon - Probably get the tube from Wembley park.
I thought you were bringing these?
That would have probably been easier to navigate had I looked at the route beforehand. Still, was refreshing to ride new hills, and Norths was very nice happy ending.
Well, blue skies just made their appearance here, so am downloading the route right now. See you there @am13 ?