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by TrevA
8 Nov 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's your average speed?
Replies: 71
Views: 1967

Re: What's your average speed?

So far this year I’ve done 5193 miles in 344 hours according Strava. That’s 15.096 mph. This is my true average speed over all types of terrain and all types of riding. Yes, I record all my rides, even pootling into town just for my own personal interest. The total includes the Gospel Pass and the T...
by TrevA
8 Nov 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?
Replies: 58
Views: 1549

Re: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?

40 miles takes 2.5 hours. No it doesn't, it takes much longer than that. Today's ride. The first ten miles took over an hour. The first ten miles had far more than 100ft per mile ascent.Screen Shot 2019-11-08 at 17.23.55.png Ten miles took 1hr 4mins. Therefore 40miles would take 4hrs and 16mins. I ...
by TrevA
8 Nov 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?
Replies: 58
Views: 1549

Re: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?

One could call into question any achievement. I mean what is the point of doing Lejog on a Chopper? Why not do it on a normal bike, or why bother at all?
by TrevA
8 Nov 2019, 12:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?
Replies: 58
Views: 1549

Re: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?

Here the current “league table” of high mileages according to the 300,000 miles club. I know two riders on that list who've passed the half million mark, it's hard to imagine anyone having ridden twice as far. Whatever the distance it's also an achievement to have kept the unbroken record for so lo...
by TrevA
8 Nov 2019, 8:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?
Replies: 58
Views: 1549

Re: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?

Here the current “league table” of high mileages according to the 300,000 miles club.

I reckon I’ve done about 180,000 miles in 45 years of cycling, so nowhere near 1m and not enough for the 300k club either.
by TrevA
7 Nov 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement clips for Halford Commuter mudguards
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Replacement clips for Halford Commuter mudguards

I gave my son in law a pair of 45mm wide silver SKS mudguards for his disc braked gravel bike. They were intended for my tourer, but they seem to do the job well on the gravel bike (GT Grade). You could go wider if using wider tyres. A special clamp/bridge is needed to fit where the seat stay bridge...
by TrevA
7 Nov 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?
Replies: 58
Views: 1549

Re: Anyone else getting close to 1 million miles?

That's nearly 15,000miles a year for 67 years! :shock: .............. I have other things to do than ride a bike. To ride 15,000miles a year, means 288miles a week and 40miles a day ..... every day. Miss one out, and you have 80miles to do the next day. Miss two out, and you have 120miles to do jus...
by TrevA
7 Nov 2019, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacement clips for Halford Commuter mudguards
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Replacement clips for Halford Commuter mudguards

Take them back and get a refund as they are not fit for purpose. Then buy a decent pair like SKS or Bluemels. Buy cheap, buy twice.
by TrevA
6 Nov 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Favourite railway cycle routes
Replies: 23
Views: 1821

Re: Favourite railway cycle routes

The High Peak trail is not flat. There were winding engines in three places. I have not yet been forgiven for those :-) It’s pretty flat apart from the the short Hopton incline and the very much longer Cromford to Middleton Top incline. The latter can be avoided by starting/finishing at Middleton T...
by TrevA
6 Nov 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's your average speed?
Replies: 71
Views: 1967

Re: What's your average speed?

My average can vary from 14 to 17 mph depending on who I’m riding with, the terrain and how windy it is. Club rides tend to be 15-16 mph average, we have a faster ride called a chain gang that can be anything up to 21 mph. We also have a slower club ride that averages 12-13 mph. In my experience, a ...
by TrevA
3 Nov 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on replacement commuter/light touring bike
Replies: 14
Views: 743

Re: Advice on replacement commuter/light touring bike

One thing to consider if buying a Spa touring frame, is that it doesn’t come set up for canti brakes. You’ll need to buy front and rear cable hangers if using cantis as it’s designed for vee brakes. Not really an issue, as Spa sell a Surly rear hanger that fits on the seat bolt for about a tenner. I...
by TrevA
2 Nov 2019, 3:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on replacement commuter/light touring bike
Replies: 14
Views: 743

Re: Advice on replacement commuter/light touring bike

The disc brake version of the Decathlon Triban 500, £529 with Sora groupset. I have the rim braked Triban 520 with Sora groupset and it’s my main winter bike and was my commuter before I retired. The rim brake version will only take 28mm tyres with guards, but the disc version should be fine with sl...
by TrevA
1 Nov 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: replaceable battery
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: replaceable battery

There are helmets that have Bluetooth speakers built into them - I think Coros and Lumos, but have no idea if the batteries are replaceable. I would have thought that they are rechargeable via a USB port.

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/12/han ... elmet.html
by TrevA
31 Oct 2019, 6:09pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Favourite railway cycle routes
Replies: 23
Views: 1821

Re: Favourite railway cycle routes

The Tissington and High Peak Trails are pretty flat and can be combined with a bit of B road to make a circuit, though it does mean a bit of climbing to get back onto the Tissington trail at Tissington village. Start from Tissington or Ashbourne then follow the Tissington trail to Parsley Hay (Cafe ...
by TrevA
27 Oct 2019, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spesh Tahoe shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Spesh Tahoe shoes

I’m on my second pair of Tahoes in about 9 years. I had a pair of a Sonomas before that. Great shoes, I ride them with toe clips so can’t comment on the SPD element of them. Plenty stiff enough but comfortable for walking too.