The Bobbo aproacheth, and this time I thought I'd put some thought into my pre ride diet.
The ride is a road ride 105kms long, 1500m of climbing. Its no three peaks but its a challenging ride for me. I know what works for me on the bike but this time I'll try some carb loading before the race...
Frame - Banshee Prime med
Rear shock - Monarch plus rc3
Front shock/fork - Pike rct3 140mm
Handlebars - Race Face Next SL carbon
Stem - Thomson X4 70mm, just using old race face one to be sure of fit
Headset - Hope
Grips - ODI
Saddle - WTB
Seatpost - just using a crappy old race face one...
Building my first new bike, I've had the BBs out of both my ancient bikes but now I read of "chasing and facing: the BB shell of my new frame (painted frame)
I was really hoping to keep this bike from the LBS and was planning to DIY the headset install, no way I'm buying the tools to do the BB...
Faced with the prospect of needing to replace the Hecklersaurus I am trying to decide between some options, one of which is going for a new bike.
Which leads me to the question of choosing between buying off the rack or building one from scratch.
As a bike noob I'd be interested in hearing...
I'm having another crack at a training plan.
Goal is to ride the Half Fling sub 4 hrs (50kms)
Equipment: roadie on a kicker snap, hrm, cadence sensor and TrainerRoad for a training programme, mountain bike for real rides, ain't got no power meter so using virtual power.
Plan: beginners 6 week...
82 and I'm a goner, 32 years to go.
I'm still waiting to peak !!!!
I guess on the bright side I could maybe make an argument for a new bike
A while back I enrolled in the 90km Sydney to the Gong ride.
I have done zero training, last ride of any sort was 5 weeks ago.
I have a new second hand bike that I have ridden a total of 150kms on.
This will be the third longest ride I've ever done.
How far up shit creek am I ??
Forgive me Moorey, for I am about to sin.
I have acquired a used Trek Domane 5.2 with the integrated seat post.
I want to cut it by 20mm, it says don't cut, Trek says don't cut.
Why cant I cut it? Other brands have carbon ISP and they can be cut. I'm not talking about cutting...
It seems my boy has been growing, he is now 5'8" and he is looking like a praying mantis on his small adult frame GT.
I'm thinking my 1997 Medium Heckler may do the job for him for a while. I suspect that ultimately he is going to be pretty tall.
The works I need to do to the Heckler are...
I'm sure there are some abstainers out there, I'd be interested in hearing some stories as to why, how its been etc etc.
I sometimes wonder if my life would be better without the sauce, February is looming fast and I'm seriously thinking of giving it a crack at least for a month (nice short...
You can read this in you best Arnie voice if you like
" how far did you ride and how high did you climb?"
2015: 1200 km, 18,000 vm
2016 goal: hopefully more
Anyone else ?
(If this is already a thread I consider myself told, knuckles)