I am very pleased!

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odpshane
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I am very pleased!

Postby odpshane » 21 Apr 2017, 8:07am

I asked a question about a week ago about which style of bike to go for and after much thinking I have changed my plan slightly. I have bought a used Cube peloton to try while I save some more for my new bike. I wanted to try a road bike as I have only had experience of MTB's.

I rode to work today for the first time on it and took it pretty easy. Had a mess around with some settings en route and took it really slowly over the gravel section that I use. It took me about one minute longer to get here although my mac speed was 12mph faster than anything previously achieved!

Whether it is a bonus or not I am unsure yet but I am not out of breath at all upon arrival (obviously I need to work harder!) if I am using this to get fitter I am going to have to work up more of a sweat! I have lost 3kg since starting riding again and have another 8kg to go.

Just thought that I would post up and say how much fun I am having and I guess that is the purpose of it all!

Thanks for listening
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Re: I am very pleased!

Postby gaz » 21 Apr 2017, 8:26am

:D
It's got nothing to do with vorsprung durch technic you know ...

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Re: I am very pleased!

Postby Audax67 » 21 Apr 2017, 8:35am

:D
Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: I am very pleased!

Postby eileithyia » 21 Apr 2017, 9:38am

:D :D
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Re: I am very pleased!

Postby Bonefishblues » 21 Apr 2017, 9:54am

May I be the first to say that you have bought an entirely inappropriate bike and that you need to immediately cease riding.


...as is sometimes the tradition on here :wink:


(but secretly I'm pleased for you, of course :lol: )

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Re: I am very pleased!

Postby LollyKat » 21 Apr 2017, 10:54am

Welcome to the wonderful world of cycling!

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Re: I am very pleased!

Postby Vantage » 21 Apr 2017, 3:49pm

There's no point cycling if it isn't fun, coz then it's just work.
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Re: I am very pleased!

Postby Grarea » 21 Apr 2017, 10:18pm

Also :)
I am just back to cycling myself.
I have been struggling with discomfort and at last (after much help) went for a smashing cycle today.

Hard to explain what it is that puts a smile on your face isn't it?

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Re: I am very pleased!

Postby Heltor Chasca » 22 Apr 2017, 6:41am

Endorphins. It's all hormonal. Cycling is 'Type 2 Fun'.

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Re: I am very pleased!

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Apr 2017, 8:14am

12 mph faster? How fast are you now

WE LOVE CYCLING!
Cycling? Of course, but it's far better on a Gillott.

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Re: I am very pleased!

Postby odpshane » 22 Apr 2017, 8:17am

brynpoeth wrote:12 mph faster? How fast are you now

WE LOVE CYCLING!

I made 33 mph today which I know isn't the fastest ever but it's not bad for my route and a newbie?!?!

I am going out tomorrow for a proper ride and will see what happens then!


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Re: I am very pleased!

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Apr 2017, 8:20am

odpshane wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:12 mph faster? How fast are you now

WE LOVE CYCLING!

I made 33 mph today which I know isn't the fastest ever but it's not bad for my route and a newbie?!?!

I am going out tomorrow for a proper ride and will see what happens then!


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Top speed not average I hope :wink:
Cycling? Of course, but it's far better on a Gillott.

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Re: I am very pleased!

Postby Bonefishblues » 22 Apr 2017, 8:30am

Have you been receiving brown paper packages, perhaps?

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Re: I am very pleased!

Postby odpshane » 22 Apr 2017, 8:30am

Yes. Top speed! Average was 12


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Re: I am very pleased!

Postby odpshane » 23 Apr 2017, 6:55am

Bonefishblues wrote:Have you been receiving brown paper packages, perhaps?

Other than the normal ones that are discretely packaged, not yet




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