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by TheNissanMan
18 Jun 2018, 8:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My London to Brighton experience
Replies: 76
Views: 2939

Re: My London to Brighton experience

I definitely won’t be stopping cycling, a couple of days down as a tad sore but will be out on the bike before the end of the week, will get some new cleats and keep going. I cycle as I enjoy it, going out in the wet and the cold isn’t something I would do by choice so think the bike will be going a...
by TheNissanMan
18 Jun 2018, 9:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: My London to Brighton experience
Replies: 76
Views: 2939

Re: My London to Brighton experience

I know the fags have to go at some point but after 27 years not easy (I know, excuses)... I’ll have. Couple of days to recover and be back on the bike although need some new cleats as killed mine yesterday. It was still tough and could not believe the beacon, to people cycling all the way up I take ...
by TheNissanMan
18 Jun 2018, 9:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyre sizes...
Replies: 60
Views: 1522

Re: Changing tyre sizes...

So feedback after a longer ride (l2b), what a difference, I was still slow uphill but then I’m unfit but downhill I found quite amusing, with the Hypers I was just coasting down at a rate of knots without peddLing and sitting up to have a rest, it was amazing how many people I was cruising past comf...
by TheNissanMan
18 Jun 2018, 8:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: My London to Brighton experience
Replies: 76
Views: 2939

My London to Brighton experience

So it’s the morning after the day before and fist of all have to thank everyone on this forum for the help leading up to the L2B. As mentioned on my previous posts, I’m not fit, I get very anxious over new things and this year have only logged 199 miles on the bike including yesterday’s 54.6 mile. F...
by TheNissanMan
14 Jun 2018, 7:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 101
Views: 13353

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

The trouble with the question in tends to be down to the local demographic rather than the national stereotype these days, Audi/bmw/Volvo seem to be top of the tree but around here it’s the dominos delivery drivers that are the ones to watch out for, have been tempted to suggest they are driving wit...
by TheNissanMan
13 Jun 2018, 5:35pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Nutrition on a long ride
Replies: 69
Views: 2418

Re: Nutrition on a long ride

Only downside is that if I feel this rough today, what am I going to feel like on Monday :) :) Would a sports massage Monday or Tuesday help aching muscles? Don't know, but the important thing to remember is to log in here and tell us how it went, before your body contorts into a mass of screaming ...
by TheNissanMan
13 Jun 2018, 4:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Nutrition on a long ride
Replies: 69
Views: 2418

Re: Nutrition on a long ride

Think I’ve been overthinking it, woke up again at stupid o’clock yesterday which this week unfortunately is turning into a bad habit so rather than eating or drinking anything went straight out on the bike for the last (what I would class as) long ride before the L2B, a quick bottle of water in the ...
by TheNissanMan
13 Jun 2018, 9:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyre sizes...
Replies: 60
Views: 1522

Re: Changing tyre sizes...

Just as a quick further update, yesterday I did a 30 mile (suffering today) cycle trying new tyre pressures at 75R 55f, although the bike felt as comfortable as the lower pressures from Sunday looking at the energy useage and avg speed over various Strava segments the lower pressures definitely look...
by TheNissanMan
10 Jun 2018, 4:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyre sizes...
Replies: 60
Views: 1522

Re: Changing tyre sizes...

Would it not be possible to calculate as the revolutions vs the speed with gps giving elevation must give a close estimation to power or is that what strava is already doing?
by TheNissanMan
10 Jun 2018, 3:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyre sizes...
Replies: 60
Views: 1522

Re: Changing tyre sizes...

So there you go, Strava thinks the tyres saved 165 W minus 144 W equals 21 W. Sounds about right although Strava is famously bad at power estimation (the problem being unsolvable without a power meter). I have the wahoo cadence and speed sensors fitted to the bike, stupid question but is there anot...
by TheNissanMan
10 Jun 2018, 3:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyre sizes...
Replies: 60
Views: 1522

Re: Changing tyre sizes...

thelawnet wrote:
TheNissanMan wrote:The last two rides before the new tyres recorded 144kwh so power output has increased...
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Presumably that is an average output of 144w, rather than a total output of 144kwh


Yes, Avg 144/165 claimed...
by TheNissanMan
10 Jun 2018, 2:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyre sizes...
Replies: 60
Views: 1522

Re: Changing tyre sizes...

The last two rides before the new tyres recorded 144kwh so power output has increased... Have had the bike service and would never have found the clicking or gear issue. Apparently when bikes are built they use a link on the chain that makes it easier to fit the chain on the bike which was overly st...
by TheNissanMan
10 Jun 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyre sizes...
Replies: 60
Views: 1522

Re: Changing tyre sizes...

Getting technical for me but if it helps strava believes my avg energy usage to be 165w
by TheNissanMan
10 Jun 2018, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyre sizes...
Replies: 60
Views: 1522

Re: Changing tyre sizes...

My average speed has increased from 10.3mph to 12 which over any distance will help. Yup, that’s the sort of difference I would expect in this case. Nice. The OP has reduced perhaps 10 watts rolling resistance from the tyres. Most of the increase is likely to be psychological. Also good chance prev...
by TheNissanMan
10 Jun 2018, 11:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyre sizes...
Replies: 60
Views: 1522

Re: Changing tyre sizes...

Amazing the difference to be fair, the route I took this morning was longer than my normal route with some slight inclines and a bigger one at the end so suspect it may get better still. Am popping the bike in for a service this afternoon as clicking quite a bit from the cogs which I suspect is addi...