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by Audax67
13 Sep 2018, 8:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sticky Brake Hoods
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Sticky Brake Hoods

A word to the wise: buy a new set of hoods while your kit is still relatively recent. Shimano have a nasty habit of discontinuing the spares before you need them.
by Audax67
13 Sep 2018, 8:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing
Replies: 252
Views: 7096

Re: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing

He's going to catch his foot in the mudguard.
by Audax67
10 Sep 2018, 9:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: POETRY
Replies: 58
Views: 16213

Re: POETRY

For thou shalt have a mount of coal
All shod with shining Ksyrium
Thy head with helm of foam encrowned
Then shalt thou ride in majesty
To Finis Terrae shalt thou come
To end of world and back again


In other words, he's doing PBP on a middling-fit carbon bike
by Audax67
6 Sep 2018, 12:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: POETRY
Replies: 58
Views: 16213

Re: POETRY

Hymn to Autumn

They reap the fields and slurry spray
So that the seed will grow up
The scent pervades the dining-room;
We praise the Lord and throw up.
by Audax67
6 Sep 2018, 11:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Technique For Climbing Hills
Replies: 38
Views: 1193

Re: Technique For Climbing Hills

Spinning in a low gear is about the only option for long hills (e.g. Mt. Ventoux) but on shorties I find standing on the pedals much more fun. Someone (Richard Ballantyne?) once observed that standing on the pedals should feel like climbing stairs. I generally use a mix so as to employ different mus...
by Audax67
3 Sep 2018, 3:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France & getting by with limited french
Replies: 84
Views: 1993

Re: France & getting by with limited french

Son, who teaches English as a foreign language, uses this lot for his private linguistic dabbling: https://www.babbel.com/ Never tried them myself, though. Is German much use in Alsace? Sort-of. Firstly, everyone speaks French so you definitely don't need it to get around. Secondly, while knowledge...
by Audax67
3 Sep 2018, 3:13pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 7985
Views: 291213

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

The left luggage department was a handbag short. Ernest poked Annie with his bus pass Elvis action figure , Buzz lightyear hovered am I bovered about cucumber shortages? Mr Potato head suicided himself, tastefully with salt and balsamic vinegar flagellation, whipping up a croustade des langoustines ...
by Audax67
2 Sep 2018, 9:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France & getting by with limited french
Replies: 84
Views: 1993

Re: France & getting by with limited french

Son, who teaches English as a foreign language, uses this lot for his private linguistic dabbling:

https://www.babbel.com/

Never tried them myself, though.
by Audax67
1 Sep 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sweaty smelly hat
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: sweaty smelly hat

Every so often I let my plastic hat soak in a basin of soapy water with a weight on top to keep it under. Dunno if it pongs any less afterwards but it satisfies conscience.
by Audax67
1 Sep 2018, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should electric bikes be allowed on Audax events?
Replies: 170
Views: 3078

Re: Should electric bikes be allowed on Audax events?

I quite like the idea of ebike endurance events. Seeing just how far you could squeeze out of a standard sized battery, they could call it Eedax. Understandably they wouldnt want to have people taking part who were not even using a battery to power their bikes at all, it just would have nothing to ...
by Audax67
28 Aug 2018, 2:08pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 7985
Views: 291213

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

The left luggage department was a handbag short. Ernest poked Annie with his bus pass Elvis action figure , Buzz lightyear hovered am I bovered about cucumber shortages?  Mr Potato head suicided himself, tastefully with salt and balsamic vinegar flagellation, whipping up a croustade des langoustines...
by Audax67
28 Aug 2018, 2:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France & getting by with limited french
Replies: 84
Views: 1993

Re: France & getting by with limited french

My advice (based on having moved to France, no English in the area and with limited French language skills) - never ask if anybody speaks English. Learn to say "I speak a very little French" (in French) and launch into whatever limited skills you have. You will be forgiven for anything if...
by Audax67
28 Aug 2018, 1:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should electric bikes be allowed on Audax events?
Replies: 170
Views: 3078

Re: Should electric bikes be allowed on Audax events?

I have recently ridden with an ebike rider on a lejog .... after 3 days of him laughing and making comments as he whined up hills that where killing the rest of us ... words were had ! Sure, until his battery ran out and he had to pedal 25 kg of velocipede with nobbut his thews. Our club prez, havi...
by Audax67
22 Aug 2018, 1:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric Audax
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Electric Audax

PH wrote:People ride Audax for all sorts of reasons, but it is a sport and I don't see how assisted bikes fit into that without diminishing it.


Hear hear. Audax is a measure of human performance, not human plus machine.
by Audax67
22 Aug 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Syncope and biking
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: Syncope and biking

If your collapse involved a swimming head and your vision blacking out from the edges in then it's probably low blood-pressure, as a reaction to getting off the bike with a high heart rate. In that case I would suggest: . I’ve been in hospital on the Treadmill checking out my heart today. Learnt th...