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by Ayesha
4 Sep 2014, 6:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: RIP Etrex 20
Replies: 11
Views: 1052

Re: RIP Etrex 20

Didn't you find the lanyard hitch on the eTrex?

Its the two holes at the bottom end.
by Ayesha
1 Sep 2014, 12:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Energy, Fuel, 2nd Wind, Motivation
Replies: 8
Views: 890

Re: Energy, Fuel, 2nd Wind, Motivation

Judging the amount of CHO to eat before a bike ride is tricky for the newbie. It is dependent upon the cyclist's capability ( Watts for 1 hour ) and the Watts demand of the ride ahead. The greater the cyclist's capability and the lower the demand of the trip, the less CHO the rider needs to eat befo...
by Ayesha
1 Sep 2014, 11:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Energy, Fuel, 2nd Wind, Motivation
Replies: 8
Views: 890

Re: Energy, Fuel, 2nd Wind, Motivation

"So, getting more energy a few miles after starting out - is that 2nd wind ?" No. That is your vascular and pulmonary systems dilating in response to some exercise. "2nd Wind" is the release of adrenaline in response to sustained exercise. This condition can be fuelled with simpl...
by Ayesha
1 Sep 2014, 10:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hardest UK climb?
Replies: 246
Views: 29512

Re: Hardest UK climb?

The major reason for a hill to be fearsome.
The bicycle has not got the appropriate gearing.

The minor reasons:-
Wheelies. Balance.
by Ayesha
29 Aug 2014, 4:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shocking behaviour from a Range Rover Vogue
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: Shocking behaviour from a Range Rover Vogue

Did you clock the driver?

Was she in her eighties and wearing a tiara?
by Ayesha
29 Aug 2014, 4:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: average times
Replies: 29
Views: 1452

Re: average times

In the AUK world, some members who have retired from work ride a 200km DIY or 200km calendar ride on a weekly basis.
by Ayesha
29 Aug 2014, 3:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are bikes so expensive…
Replies: 211
Views: 8879

Re: Why are bikes so expensive…

http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/how-mu ... 280/012014

From the horse's mouth. 2011 vintage.

Have to wait for 2014 figures next year.
by Ayesha
29 Aug 2014, 11:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: average times
Replies: 29
Views: 1452

Re: average times

In the AUK world, no-one gets any credit until they have got an Eddington Number of 125.

Some guys get this done in three and a half years.
by Ayesha
29 Aug 2014, 11:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: average times
Replies: 29
Views: 1452

Re: average times

Eddington Numbers are nothing to do with PBs. Time and speed don't enter into the calculation. Just distance alone, so you can take as long as you wish. I have done 79 bicycle rides over 80miles. This has taken my whole life to do, and Sunday will take me to 80 times. I wasn't referencing you. Eddi...
by Ayesha
29 Aug 2014, 11:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: average times
Replies: 29
Views: 1452

Re: average times

Don’t, don’t, don’t start the “PB” escapade.

You will eventually start taking risks to beat your best time or speed, and end up wedged under a truck’s tyre.
by Ayesha
29 Aug 2014, 7:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are bikes so expensive…
Replies: 211
Views: 8879

Re: Why are bikes so expensive…

There's more to pricing than just manufacturing costs, wholesale, and retail. Retail price is set by what the public is prepared to pay. I agree with that, Mick. A bloke selling replica world cup shirts in Birmingham’s market had Brazil shirts at £3, but couldn’t get his hands on Germany shirts. Th...
by Ayesha
29 Aug 2014, 7:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are bikes so expensive…
Replies: 211
Views: 8879

Re: Why are bikes so expensive…

If you want to gauge the price of bicycles, take a look back at the price of the Halfords Apollo ‘Fire chief’. It has been on sale for over twenty years, and hasn’t changed much in that time. It is a 12” wheel S/S for 4 yr old boys as a starter bike. In 1996, I paid £29.99. It is now £69.99. That’s ...
by Ayesha
29 Aug 2014, 7:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are bikes so expensive…
Replies: 211
Views: 8879

Re: Why are bikes so expensive…

PS.

My Halfords Apollo 5 speed Hi-Ten in 1972 was £29.99.


Maybe this is where he’s getting confused.

Critchlow’s law of bicycle pricing.

“A bicycle rises in price by 15% per annum.”

In 2014, it is now £10,625.
by Ayesha
29 Aug 2014, 7:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are bikes so expensive…
Replies: 211
Views: 8879

Re: Why are bikes so expensive…

A 531 race bike for less than £200 in 1985 ??? The man's in cloud cuckoo land. The frame alone might have been £199.99. :lol: My dad bought a 531 framed RX100 equipped Peugeot race bike in 1986 for iirc £600. I have to wonder at the profit margins on bikes given that my Vantage had an rrp of £599 w...
by Ayesha
28 Aug 2014, 9:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are bikes so expensive…
Replies: 211
Views: 8879

Re: Why are bikes so expensive…

As a price comparison, in 1940, the Claude Butler Tour d'Angleterre full 531 race bike was £17.17.00 and a pint of bitter was 8d. 1/535th of the cost. Today, a decent race bike is about £3000. A pint of bitter in a London pub is £3. 1/1000th of the cost. So yes. Bikes have increased in price nearly ...