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This is a link post The bike isn't my cup of espresso

Bicycle rides should not be preceded by a swim or followed by a run. And bikes should be UCI compliant.
guy who rides this probably doesn't even own socks, never mind decent ones.
But the vid is satisfying none the less
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 20:30, Reply)
This is a normal post I don't know.
I've done a triathlon and it was ace, a lot of fun. They even do shorter distances for fat fucks like me.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 21:10, Reply)
This is a normal post If you can run after cycling
you're not doing it properly. ;-)
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 21:19, Reply)
This is a normal post Trust me, I did nothing properly.
I borrowed a mountain bike off my mate. Forgot to reraise the seat after we got it out of the boot, so it was like Danny from The Shining riding round Blenheim. The gears fucked up as soon as I put all my massive POWER through the pedals, so I had 2 gears, 1st and 7th. As part of the transition, after I'd rolled around trying to get my wetsuit off (think elephant seal crushing its young on a Patagonian beach) I realised I'd put my cycling shorts on back-to-front. I was Cameo.

That was just the cycling.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 21:37, Reply)
This is a normal post Roflcopter
I left my tent behind in a mountain marathon. I had to empty my rucksack at registration to prove I had the minimum required gear and managed to leave it in the marquee.
I did not make the checkpoint in time to be allowed to continue through the night. Given how wet my bag was when I woke up, I was very glad I'd put most of my clothes in a plakky bag when I conked out. After a few hours of shivering and cramp I abandoned the sleeping bag as it weighed more than me.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 21:47, Reply)
This is a normal post When did you realise you'd left your tent in the marquee?
Those moments are comedy perfection. The expectation, the disbelief, the realisation, the reassessment. The human experience in 5 seconds.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 22:05, Reply)
This is a normal post when I stopped at the control point in the middle of the night
I'd been so pleased at how light my rucksack felt. I've actually had several worse nights but the cold combined with muscle soreness and wet lead to massive fucking cramps. That did my head in.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 22:16, Reply)
This is a normal post "I'd been so pleased at how light my rucksack felt"
Made me laugh. You wont make that mistake again...
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 22:41, Reply)
This is a normal post Yes. Yes, I will
And this is far from the worst mistake I've made involving uncomfortable nights out. A standout was a forced mountain bivouac on an alpine ledge. The guide was cool as fuck. But do not spend eight hours freezing your bollocks off with a german doctor. Or a very young ACFC spreading out his tent in a lovely Scottish field close to a stream - when the midges rose from the long grass like the lord's vengeance.
And don't get me started on my poor decision making skills regarding sleeping with women. The torture never stops.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 22:49, Reply)
This is a normal post Lol
Bleinheim is well nice though. But some cunt drove into the back of me in Woodstock at 30 mph when I was stationary waiting for someone to turn right. I was so cross I called the fuzz. They breathalysed me. Outrageous. It gets worse. RammyMcRamface was a forrin. In fairness he was very apologetic and was insured by Tesco, who were very good and got me a courtesy car before my own insurers did, but even so.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 21:55, Reply)
This is a normal post Blenheim was rather spolied for me
went there with daughter than aged about a year. She massively shit when we were in the middle of the maze and screamed when we took her out in rowing boat. She did fucking love the model village.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 21:59, Reply)
This is a normal post A forrin rammed me. A forrin. This is why I voted Brexit. I'm that stupid.

(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 22:46, Reply)
This is a normal post did you check if he was EU?
I'm guessing not as he had insurance.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 22:56, Reply)
This is a normal post He was brown. Brown, I tell you!
Still, his insurers were very good.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 23:51, Reply)
This is a normal post Gordon Brown smashed your car?
cunt. He smashed my business model too. serial offender.
(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 0:04, Reply)
This is a normal post Karma, man.

(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 2:06, Reply)
This is a normal post Blenheim
is a nice course and perfect for first timers of all abilities !
I was forced to take a detour at 30mph across a field on something similar to video above in the pouring rain by a woman on a bike with a basket on the front who suddenly stopped in front of me to pick flowers (I assume :-)). Deciding it was safer to ditch than to stay on the bike I lay it down and slid about 30 metres in thick muddy sh*t.I got back on and finished but the pictures of me show a beautiful clean kit from one side, and a filthy black mess from the other.
(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 9:28, Reply)
This is a normal post Hi Rob

(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 22:46, Reply)
This is a normal post Hi Dom

(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 1:26, Reply)
This is a normal post I hate press-fitting
and I hate crown race fitting.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 22:41, Reply)
This is a normal post as a man who has just had his BB-30 expensively replaced with a special shimano-compliant BB
I concur. So many standards. each worse than the other.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 22:43, Reply)
This is a normal post I tried to understand chain-lines and bottom brackets last week
and just decided to leave my junker well alone.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 23:22, Reply)
This is a normal post I've done a headset
I can do my drivetrain and reindex gears.
fucked if i'm going near the bottom bracket.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 23:44, Reply)
This is a normal post I have only replaced/built with Hollowtech II BBs
and they went fine... thankfully no spacers to consider.

My fixie is the junker - square BB, but there are about 6 depth variants. Bleh.
(, Sat 12 Aug 2017, 23:50, Reply)
This is a normal post Size required is dictated by a: bb shell width and b: chainset used, since they can sit on the spindle differently depending on the design.
So for example an FC-2450 chainset like what's on my winter bike, mounted on a cartridge BB with a spindle of 113 would locate the midpoint between the chainrings at 43.5 which is the recommended Shimano road double measurement.
(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 1:03, Reply)
This is a normal post LOL
Now try it on a 750cc motorcycle.
/ageing biker
(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 2:12, Reply)
This is a normal post nah mate, i'll open this beer from your fridge and watch
occasionally making encouraging noises and tutting when it don't work.
(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 2:57, Reply)
This is a normal post Okay, having not built anything like this I'm confused.
Where do the two cables go that come from the ends of the aero bars? Beyond squashing them into a sort of z shape near the headset. Are they additional brake controls, or what?
(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 0:11, Reply)
This is a normal post aero/tt bikes
have shifter buttons on the tri bar ends. You'll note its electronic shifting. Plus hyrdo disc braking.
You'll also note that when he's threading the cables there's a bloody great open space just in front of the bottom bracket. there's where tri athletes hide their mechanical doping.
Gets wetsuit, sprints for sea.
(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 0:17, Reply)
This is a normal post Looked like cable disc brakes to me.
Oh, what the shifter buttons are connected to some kind of wireless transmitter in the stem area?
(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 0:26, Reply)
This is a normal post i'd have to rewatch.
don't think wireless though. You're right on mechanical discs though.
if you've got an aero bike you;ve got too much money and fear hills
(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 0:39, Reply)
This is a normal post
It's SRAM wireless shifting. You can see him testing the shifters with the wireless controller on the bench at 9:00.

The brakes are TRP Hy-Rd hybrid mechanical/hydraulic disc brakes, with a hydraulic piston at the brakes which is actuated using a mechanical cable. They provide some of the advantages of hydraulic brakes (e.g. self adjusting pads) but you can use them with non hydraulic levers, like the compact aero levers fitted to this bike.
(, Mon 14 Aug 2017, 22:06, Reply)
This is a normal post Aha!
Yeah, on the second watch through I thought 'hang on, mineral oil and a cable??'
(, Mon 14 Aug 2017, 23:43, Reply)
This is a normal post There's a man who knows his rules.
And for everyone else. Rule #5.
(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 1:02, Reply)
This is a normal post What a tosser. All those specialist tools.
I can build a bike from scratch using only mole grips, a screwdriver and hammer.
(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 21:09, Reply)
This is a normal post
..and a packet of Monster Munch
(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 21:44, Reply)
This is a normal post Only for high-end spec bikes.

(, Sun 13 Aug 2017, 22:14, Reply)
This is a normal post Baked corn has road buzz dampening properties far superior to even the most expensive carbon

(, Mon 14 Aug 2017, 7:01, Reply)