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by Nessie23
30 Jul 2021, 11:51am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 1001
Views: 71622

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Fantastic achievement and matches anything achieved in the Olympics.
Well done Christina and well done Team.
Absolutely great to put Stornaway/Isle of Lewis on the map. Chapeau…..
by Nessie23
30 Jul 2021, 9:27am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 1001
Views: 71622

Re: Record attempt scheduled

I hope the good people of Caithness can get out and line the route for the final push and witness history in the making. Keep going Christina….
by Nessie23
29 Jul 2021, 11:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 1001
Views: 71622

Re: Record attempt scheduled

1982john wrote: 29 Jul 2021, 10:22pm Anyone recall how much up on schedule Christina was at this point 2 years a go
As Thirdcrank said her 2019 attempt started to go wrong from Drumochter (about 20mins down at the pass last time) but she started to flatline from there and fell rapidly behind from Helmsdale (just before Berriedale Braes). She carried on to the finish last time but this time things are looking much more promising and up on schedule by about 80mins. Come on Christina….
by Nessie23
29 Jul 2021, 9:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 1001
Views: 71622

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Christina still going really well on the long slog up to Drumochter. Westerly crosswinds for next few hours will not help but at least they are not headwinds. Come on Christina, nearly home stretch, and downhill after Drumochter….
by Nessie23
30 Jun 2021, 7:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 93
Views: 10266

Re: Best Bike (very) Overweight

Grandad wrote: 30 Jun 2021, 12:05amInspiring.
+1
by Nessie23
25 Jun 2021, 8:03am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2021 LEJOG
Replies: 137
Views: 10338

Re: 2021 LEJOG

Congratulations Puffin.
Enjoyed your report and hope you are reunited with your bike soon.
by Nessie23
24 Jun 2021, 9:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is cycling getting more dangerous?
Replies: 107
Views: 6039

Re: Is cycling getting more dangerous?

My response to the question is…..NO.
I am both a motorist and a cyclist. When I am in my car I believe the standard of driving has deteriorated over the last few years. However, when on my bike I believe motorists have become more courteous to cyclists. Maybe this is a result of the obvious increase in cycling activity over the past year and motorists adapting to the increased numbers.
by Nessie23
21 Jun 2021, 5:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2021 LEJOG
Replies: 137
Views: 10338

Re: 2021 LEJOG

Syd wrote: 20 Jun 2021, 10:49pm
If I wasn’t accepted anywhere I would be carrying out an inward assessment before looking outwards. If I was then 100% sure I was not contributing to the problem then I may think it is a localised issue with the area I am in, but that would always be the second step in the process.
This. Absolutely spot on.
by Nessie23
14 Jun 2021, 7:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ….Most effective body position for tailwind
Replies: 22
Views: 1184

Re: ….Most effective body position for tailwind

Thanks for all the replies. The penny has dropped for me…..I hadn’t considered that there will be many occasions when I am cycling faster than the wind. This explains the phenomenon that when I cycle circular routes, the wind always feels to be in my face (headwind). I now see this is because if I am cycling downwind faster than the wind I will feel the air resistance in my face. Seems very obvious now!!
Liked the video also 👍
by Nessie23
13 Jun 2021, 9:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ….Most effective body position for tailwind
Replies: 22
Views: 1184

Re: ….Most effective body position for tailwind

Jdsk wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 8:56pm Do you mean a typical wind from behind, reducing the relative air speed for that road speed?

Or one that is so strong that while riding forwards the air is coming from behind?

The optimal position is different...

Jonathan
The former, when you have a tailwind that you can feel pushing you along….
by Nessie23
13 Jun 2021, 8:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ….Most effective body position for tailwind
Replies: 22
Views: 1184

….Most effective body position for tailwind

Was out on Friday, lovely day but deceptively strong blustery wind. When I have a strong tailwind I am never sure of the most effective riding position to adopt. Should I sit up, making a large ‘sail’ area but but also creating a larger frontal air resistance surface? Or should I tuck down into a more aero position to best exploit a tailwind?
After a bit of experimentation I concluded that sitting up provides an opportunity for extra recovery time, but if I want to maximise speed then I should go aero. Interested to learn what forum members think/do in such circumstances.
by Nessie23
9 Jun 2021, 8:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clicking noise when pedalling - run out of ideas
Replies: 49
Views: 1884

Re: Clicking noise when pedalling - run out of ideas

You could try mounting your bike in a bike stand, turn the pedal and move your ear around the bike. Better still, use a stethoscope (piece of plastic tubing will suffice) to focus in on the BB area.
Recently I had intermittent clicking when pedalling. Turned out to be end of my shoe-lace flicking against crank arm, but not on every revolution.
by Nessie23
7 Jun 2021, 10:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Selle Italia Mitica Leather Saddle
Replies: 37
Views: 5142

Re: Selle Italia Mitica Leather Saddle

I applied 2nd application of dubbin to my Epoca yesterday. Bike is kept in a wooden shed in south facing garden so gets very warm. Dubbin is doing an excellent job of nourishing saddle but is probably not the best if you are after a glossy shine. Still love the saddle after another 2-hour cycle.
by Nessie23
7 Jun 2021, 9:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling gloves recommended?
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Cycling gloves recommended?

I splashed out on some Castelli Rosso Corsa gel mitts on the basis that I doubt I will ever fit into their tops and shorts. They have been excellent, fit my hand perfectly and been thru washing machine many times. I also have several pairs of Lidl/Aldi mitts but not a patch on Castelli. My long fingered glove of choice is from Aldi.
by Nessie23
5 Jun 2021, 3:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 885
Views: 142480

Re: A positive thread

Pebble wrote: 14 May 2021, 11:12pm seen a Cross Bill today
Image
a bit distant for my little camera but can make out that distinctive beak
Great spot and nice pic👍