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by Robzere31
5 Feb 2020, 6:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Twenty a day for 2020?
Replies: 87
Views: 4462

Re: Twenty a day for 2020?

For the past 10 years I've set a target of 5,000 miles.
Achieved it 4 times, usually managed, 4,000+
I find life & other commitments get in 5he way.

Last year was only 3000, However I had a good excuse as I broke my hip & was on crutches for 5 months!
Plenty of indoor training helped to scrape 3k in, with a 72 mile ride on 31st December.

Hoping this year will be better, currently on around 450 miles, however most of that in via zwift.
by Robzere31
29 Nov 2019, 1:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: New front lights
Replies: 43
Views: 2658

Re: New front lights

I'll just have another good look for the mount or buy a replacement.


I think I have a spare Volt mount lying around in my spares drawer. I'll have a look in the morning & confirm. If so I'm happy to send to you for the price of postage.
by Robzere31
10 Sep 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Tour of Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: Tour of Britain

Time trial in Pershore is only 20 miles from me, but I'll be stuck at work with zero chance of getting the day off to go along to watch. :(
by Robzere31
6 Sep 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying Advise “Smart Turbo Trainer”
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: Buying Advise “Smart Turbo Trainer”

What budget do you have in mind, & what are you expecting to get out of using the trainer?

If it's just to spin the wheels, then a cheap dumb trainer will do the job, I recently sold my old one for £30
However, if you want a move involed zwift or some other app expereince then I would spend whatever you can afford, I recently purchased a direct drive Elite Direto which was on offer at £549
by Robzere31
23 Aug 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1731
Views: 487642

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Cervelo R2

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Felt F5

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by Robzere31
31 Jul 2019, 1:20pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling and bone health
Replies: 33
Views: 1731

Re: Cycling and bone health

I was diagnosed with osteopenia (low bone density) back in March this years after breaking my hip in a cycling accident.

The consultant at no point hinted that the osteopenia was due to my cycling or that running was better for me. He did however mention walking would be benificial to my recovery & general bone helth
I did say I am a regular weekend walker, covering several hundered miles a year.

His personal oppinion to the increase of general bone problems within the population is diet, & the lack of calcium & other minerals.
I'm now on calcium tablets, although again I eat what you would concider a well balanced diet, & my calcium intake was good.
by Robzere31
4 Jul 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.
Replies: 31
Views: 6436

Re: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.

All the best for a speedy recovery & let's hope the driver is tracked down & fully punished.
by Robzere31
29 Jun 2019, 11:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: any englishmen and the midday sun here?
Replies: 29
Views: 3922

Re: any englishmen and the midday sun here?

Did 24 miles this afternoon around 3.15pm
On the warm side, all part of my recovery, well that's what I'm telling myself :D

https://strava.app.link/YqbBYmqrVX
by Robzere31
28 Apr 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Early end to 2018 cycling
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Re: Early end to 2018 cycling

landsurfer wrote:
Mick F wrote:Get well soon!
How's the bike? :wink:

Ice?
Not been below freezing here this winter so far. Lowest temp we've seen is +3degC ........... car frosted over no more than twice, but no ice on roads/paths/anywhere.


Diesel ? ..... When out on the motorbike i am always on the lookout for the "rainbow of doom" around roundabouts, their approach and egress areas, not so much on the bicycle .... maybe i should be ....

Have a straightforward recovery ...


This was certainly ice, there were several reports of other accidents that particular day. Friend at work nearly crashed his car at 20mph on a bend on the way to work.

In other news, recovery is going well, after 3 months immobile & on crutches with no weight on the broken hip, I was allowed to start trying to walk, a further 6 weeks & I am back on 2 legs & riding on the turbo trainer to rebuild muscle & generally get fit again. Also getting plenty of walking in to help with the bone healing.
Pins are still in my hip & unless they cause any problems will be staying in.
Still a way to go, but am starting to feel I am getting somewhere.
by Robzere31
22 Dec 2018, 11:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Early end to 2018 cycling
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Re: Early end to 2018 cycling

Thanks all for the comments, my first proper injury from cycling in the 10 years since I started up again.
Didn't look icy, (black ice) I assume, as to my age I'm 48, (49 in a few days)
by Robzere31
22 Dec 2018, 3:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Early end to 2018 cycling
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Early end to 2018 cycling

Bit of an accident on Monday morning on the way to work.
Front wheel slipped out from under me on a patch of ice & down I went.
After the initial shock of being on the floor, tried to get up & nothing doing.
Ambulance called, & after xrays, confirmed as a left NOF fracture.
Straight into theatre for it to be screwed back together, & two days later back at home.

Funny enough there was another guy in the ward with exactly the same injury which he had done on the Sunday.

So, no cycling for me for some considerable time :|
by Robzere31
3 Nov 2018, 3:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1731
Views: 487642

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Bike clean this morning,

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by Robzere31
23 Mar 2018, 2:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50 Years of Happiness
Replies: 21
Views: 857

Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Congratulations, it's my Mom & Dads 50th next year.
by Robzere31
5 Jan 2017, 10:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Continental grandprix 4 seasons
Replies: 20
Views: 3590

Re: Continental grandprix 4 seasons

I wasn't outright comparing them, just saying for the minor rolling resistance benefits of the GPS 4000s I was surprised that I actually found the 4 seasons a better tyre.
by Robzere31
5 Jan 2017, 1:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Continental grandprix 4 seasons
Replies: 20
Views: 3590

Re: Continental grandprix 4 seasons

Been using them for about 18 months.
First rear did 4,500 miles with no punctures, swopped the rear & that has done 2,750 so far with one puncture.
Front is the original, but is due to be changed now. Second rear seems to have worn more than the first one I had.

Compared to the GPS 4000s II I used to used they are bulletproof & everlasting!!!