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by vorsprung
14 Sep 2011, 11:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Paris Brest Paris
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: Paris Brest Paris

beachcomber wrote:I don't think I looked much of a poseur. I picked up a stomach bug on day one. Puking at the road side and looking like death warmed up as I grovelled across Brittany/Normandy doesn't project the cool image I was hoping for. :oops:


Nasty, did you make it to Brest and back?
by vorsprung
13 Sep 2011, 4:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Paris Brest Paris
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: Paris Brest Paris

I've just returned from a cycle tour along the Normandy coast visiting the Beach's Visitor's Centres and Pegasus Bridge. 600 km in six days. The French guys who were with us mentioned the P-B-P as "Poseur's paradise". Yeah there were some great poseurs on PBP. Some amazing bikes. The UK r...
by vorsprung
13 Sep 2011, 11:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Paris Brest Paris
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Paris Brest Paris

I've done another blog entry on my PBP experiences, "PBP: Stuff that Worked"
by vorsprung
30 Jun 2011, 9:54am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: CHARITY END TO ENDS ??
Replies: 24
Views: 1691

Re: CHARITY END TO ENDS ??

I had an enquiry recently (from someone outside the UK) asking if the LEJOG route was signposted (yes, really!!) .... from visitors to the website which now number thousands a week it does seem there's lots of interest in the E2E. [inappropriate term removed] Outside the UK it would be a no brainer...
by vorsprung
23 Jun 2011, 11:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Montane featherlight velo
Replies: 15
Views: 2443

Re: Montane featherlight velo

I had one of these. It isn't waterproof. It is windproof but it is so thin it doesn't seem that effective. My experience with this garment is that it packs down to almost nothing but it is better to actually carry nothing instead
by vorsprung
27 May 2011, 9:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow Riders on new, clean, Expensive Bikes
Replies: 92
Views: 7453

Re: Slow Riders on new, clean, Expensive Bikes

I have a nice new(ish) Specialized Roubaix for PBP It weighs 10.5kg with pedals which isn't super light but because it is carbon people think it is super light So people find it odd when I hang a SQR Tour off the seatpost stuffed with several Kg of random stuff I'm sorry people but that is my audax ...
by vorsprung
23 May 2011, 12:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you recommend any good cycling blogs?
Replies: 18
Views: 1819

Re: Can you recommend any good cycling blogs?

Mine is

http://audaxing.wordpress.com

It's about AUK events, long distance audax style riding, bikes and equipment

One other bike related blog I like that hasn't been mentioned yet is

http://www.joefrielsblog.com/

Joe Friel is a coach/sports science bloke, really interesting factual articles
by vorsprung
16 May 2011, 8:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bryan Chapman Memorial 600km photos
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Bryan Chapman Memorial 600km photos

Weldone Vorsprung, have you completed an SR for this year now. I guess you will be doing PBP. I'm riding the Lincon at the w/end followed by the Cambrian and the 3 Coasts next month. I have yet to submit an entry to PBP. Nope, I have the 200,300 and 600 now but the 400 I hope to complete (John Hami...
by vorsprung
16 May 2011, 12:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bryan Chapman Memorial 600km photos
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Bryan Chapman Memorial 600km photos

Some pictures of this weekends Bryan Chapman Memorial 600km on my blog here

Another super event from Mark Rigby and his team
by vorsprung
6 May 2011, 11:46am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Hybrid or Road
Replies: 20
Views: 3185

Re: Hybrid or Road

.. if you are saying that you can't hang on to a group that is doing 16-17mph, and you don't have the time to improve your fitness, then if it were me I'd have to ask myself if I really wanted to go on this ride? You may be better off just going by your self or finding someone of the same fitness a...
by vorsprung
3 May 2011, 2:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How Brooks can justify their price rises?
Replies: 61
Views: 3301

Re: How Brooks can justify their price rises?

I bought a Ti Swift from the Harogate Brooks shop in 2008 for I think 85 quid? I did a few thousand km on it and recently sold it for £65 quid :) The current "full retail" for the same saddle is over 200 I don't need a new saddle at the moment but if I did then the US Selle Anatomica would...
by vorsprung
15 Apr 2011, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Paselas still the default option?
Replies: 29
Views: 1474

Re: Paselas still the default option?

What I've noticed with Panaracer tyres, Pasellas and Stratius is that after a year or so regardless of how worn the tread it starts to show cracks The cracks in the tread are not "wounds" due to sharps like some other tyres (ie Continental 4 Seasons) are prone to. They look like the sort o...
by vorsprung
15 Apr 2011, 11:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 central channel modification
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Brooks B17 central channel modification

I did the Elenith 300km, with my modified B17. I kept the lacing off
It went fine and the saddle was just a bit more comfortable
by vorsprung
4 Apr 2011, 9:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 central channel modification
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Brooks B17 central channel modification

I've made a hole in the middle of my black, titanium railed, broken in B17 to relieve perineum pressure Did it work? I did a 120km ride on sunday. First 10km it was raining heavily, then I noticed my saddle was wrongly adjusted. It didn't just feel like the nose was up with the modifications. It ac...
by vorsprung
1 Apr 2011, 11:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 central channel modification
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Brooks B17 central channel modification

I've made a hole in the middle of my black, titanium railed, broken in B17 to relieve perineum pressure
It's a channel about 1" wide
Then to stop the sides splaying out I've added lacing
Photos etc here on blog