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Some pedalling

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:09 am

It being a two day holiday for Chinese New Year and me trying on a resolution to get some form of work life balance sorted for 2019 meant I had two days in the saddle.

Tuesday was a 65km run out along the Coastal Path on the gravel bike that was supposed to be a 100km run! It was bastard hot and when I got to the end of the beach path and turned onto the airport road at around 35kms the headwind was a mofo. The road runs around the perimeter of the airport and is about 15kms each way with no tree cover and 3 lanes of flat scorching concrete in each direction. I made the decision to skip that section and head back through town to see some of the CNY festivities.
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Even though I took on more than 3 litres of fluids & 2 bananas during the ride, I was still 1/2 a kilo lighter when I got home! Happily, the beer fairy had visited while I was out, so I had a fridge full of ice cold Boags to ensure I stayed hydrated!

Yesterday was my first time back on the trails after a self imposed month out to try to sort my shoulder ligaments. We're in the hot dry season and the trails were dryer than I ever remember them being and they just flowed so much better.
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I managed PB's on 3 of my favourite (and Singapore's only) downhill runs whilst managing not to crash or aggravate any of my old injuries, properly happy with that.
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Back in the office today, 1/2 day tomorrow as I've got to take MrsHGL back for her 1 week post op check-up. If I'm not working Saturday I'll get up earlier and try to get the the 100km ride done before it gets too hot. Sunday will be back on the trails all being well.
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Re: Some pedalling

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:34 pm

After a near perfect couple of weeks with four rides into the office out of 6 days and another long blast out on the beach something had to give.

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Something's not quite right here...
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And that something was my inner ring.
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Thunder, thunder, thunder
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I think,
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Fuckity fcuksticks, just I was getting into a rythm something gets in the way!
Why did I listen to my wife and sell the hybrid???
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Re: Some pedalling

Post by S1K @ Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:49 pm

At least it’s only a bike part this time. Usually when we get a cycling update from you it involves a trip to A&E.
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Re: Some pedalling

Post by Pigeon @ Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:59 pm

I once split the sun gear of a Sturmey-Archer into two neat halves by thrashing it, so join the club. (The Break Bike Parts Just By Standing On It club.)
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Re: Some pedalling

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:14 am

S1K wrote:At least it’s only a bike part this time. Usually when we get a cycling update from you it involves a trip to A&E.

This much is true, silver linings an all that jazz, also the Ultegra crank is only S$65 more than the 105 I need to replace. Would seem daft not to upgrade in the process.
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Re: Some pedalling

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:46 am

HappyGoLucky wrote:
S1K wrote:At least it’s only a bike part this time. Usually when we get a cycling update from you it involves a trip to A&E.

This much is true, silver linings an all that jazz, also the Ultegra crank is only S$65 more than the 105 I need to replace. Would seem daft not to upgrade in the process.

Why do you need to replace the crank?
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Re: Some pedalling

Post by Aesgarth @ Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:48 am

Careless Whisperer wrote:
HappyGoLucky wrote:
S1K wrote:At least it’s only a bike part this time. Usually when we get a cycling update from you it involves a trip to A&E.

This much is true, silver linings an all that jazz, also the Ultegra crank is only S$65 more than the 105 I need to replace. Would seem daft not to upgrade in the process.

Why do you need to replace the crank?

Because he has an excuse to....
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Re: Some pedalling

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:11 am

Careless Whisperer wrote:Why do you need to replace the crank?

The retainer bolt pulled out of it's thread - no doubt due to the superhuman forces exerted on it by legs as I commenced my sprint away from the lights.

I could probably have it re-threaded, but there's not masses of metal there as it is and I'd be concerned it might end up being weaker...

Aesgarth wrote:Because he has an excuse to....


Also this.

Although struggling to find stock locally and don't want to wait 2 weeks to get it from Chain Reaction so I'll end up getting whatever they've got in Singapore that fits.
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Re: Some pedalling

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:14 am

HappyGoLucky wrote:
Careless Whisperer wrote:Why do you need to replace the crank?

The retainer bolt pulled out of it's thread - no doubt due to the superhuman forces exerted on it by legs as I commenced my sprint away from the lights.

I could probably have it re-threaded, but there's not masses of metal there as it is and I'd be concerned it might end up being weaker...

Aesgarth wrote:Because he has an excuse to....


Also this.

Although struggling to find stock locally and don't want to wait 2 weeks to get it from Chain Reaction so I'll end up getting whatever they've got in Singapore that fits.

That's nuts for what doesn't exactly look like a Halfords cheapo special.
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Re: Some pedalling

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:19 am

Careless Whisperer wrote:That's nuts for what doesn't exactly look like a Halfords cheapo special.


It's a Shimano 105, so not quite Halfords.
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Re: Some pedalling

Post by thekungfury @ Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:56 pm

Perfect opportunity to go 1x11

I wish I’d done that with my gravel bike from the off.
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Re: Some pedalling

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:41 pm

thekungfury wrote:Perfect opportunity to go 1x11

I wish I’d done that with my gravel bike from the off.

Bollocks!

Why didn't I think of that??? Between Wolftooth & my spares box I'm pretty sure have everything I need including an XTR derailleur.

Shame, I picked up a 52/36T one of these on the way home last night...
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Re: Some pedalling

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:51 am

Semi on a gravel. You crazy, bro.
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