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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2015, 12:52:32 pm »
Makes for an interesting dynamic now that Kurt has someone who will finish after him.  I wonder if it will spur Steve on to go for 100 000 miles.
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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2015, 12:54:26 pm »
I once had a 57t ring on my time-trial bike and that was tiny to what I see there.

My guess would be that outer ring is about an 80t

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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2015, 12:55:32 pm »
Well, with a couple of clicks I've uncovered the answer to the most important question: what's his nom de velo?

https://twitter.com/robflyte/status/511472851505799168/photo/1

Miles 'Big-Ring' Smith.

I'm sure we could suggest something better than that.

Yes, "big-ring" just sounds like he needs some serious saddle readjustment and perhaps some time off the bike.

Some alternatives:

Miles "miles" Smith
Miles "kilometres" Smith
Miles "to go" Smith
Miles "covered so far" Smith
Miles "IronTarzanGrinder" Smith

Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2015, 01:43:14 pm »
The size of his ring had my eyes watering, I can't comprehend the pain that pushing a ring that big must entail. He must have thighs the size of very very big thighs.



I'm sure Steve rode fixed with a chain ring that big on LEL 2001...

And, doesn't the word "ring" mean something quite different in Auspeak?  :sick:
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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2015, 01:52:06 pm »
Well, with a couple of clicks I've uncovered the answer to the most important question: what's his nom de velo?

https://twitter.com/robflyte/status/511472851505799168/photo/1

Miles 'Big-Ring' Smith.

I'm sure we could suggest something better than that.

Yes, "big-ring" just sounds like he needs some serious saddle readjustment and perhaps some time off the bike.

Some alternatives:

Miles "miles" Smith
Miles "kilometres" Smith
Miles "to go" Smith
Miles "covered so far" Smith
Miles "IronTarzanGrinder" Smith

Miles "smiles" Smith - with a nod to the late great Miles Davis.
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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2015, 01:54:57 pm »
Miles "prower" Smith?
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Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2015, 02:33:20 pm »
I once had a 57t ring on my time-trial bike and that was tiny to what I see there.

My guess would be that outer ring is about an 80t

Updated my earlier post.
Yup, its about 79 or 80.

Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2015, 02:36:32 pm »
Miles does indeed put the miles in and that is his Audax bike (it always catches attention and is a talking point). He rode from Victoria to Queensland to do a 1,000 here last year (taking in 3x600 and 1 x 300 Audaxes on the way) and then rode home via Sydney for some other rides.
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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2015, 02:44:59 pm »
You never know, it might be a 14 x 28 nine speed which with a 80t ring, gives 154” high.

Downhill with his bum off the seat spinning that gear at 100 rpm might get him 45 mph. That would require 300 W down a 5%.  Possible, and something to think about.
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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2015, 02:45:50 pm »
Miles does indeed put the miles in and that is his Audax bike (it always catches attention and is a talking point). He rode from Victoria to Queensland to do a 1,000 here last year (taking in 3x600 and 1 x 300 Audaxes on the way) and then rode home via Sydney for some other rides.

Well he sounds like he's definitely made of the right stuff!

The very best of luck to him over the coming year.
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Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2015, 02:50:24 pm »

Here's my Audax bike.

We're two of a kind....  ;D

Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2015, 03:06:37 pm »
Are we sure he's not related to TG?
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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2015, 03:19:59 pm »
Are we sure he's not related to TG?

Go back far enough, we're ALL related.

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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2015, 03:45:13 pm »
Well, with a couple of clicks I've uncovered the answer to the most important question: what's his nom de velo?

https://twitter.com/robflyte/status/511472851505799168/photo/1

Miles 'Big-Ring' Smith.

I'm sure we could suggest something better than that.

Yes, "big-ring" just sounds like he needs some serious saddle readjustment and perhaps some time off the bike.

Some alternatives:

Miles "miles" Smith
Miles "kilometres" Smith
Miles "to go" Smith
Miles "covered so far" Smith
Miles "IronTarzanGrinder" Smith

Miles "smiles" Smith - with a nod to the late great Miles Davis.

Miles Marathon Smith?

Or Mohawk, or Magister, or Master, or even Hobby?

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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2015, 05:05:15 pm »
Miles "Koala Shagger" Smith

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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2015, 05:10:29 pm »
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2015, 05:16:48 pm »
I cannot figure out how that chainring can be a good idea.  In the hills, you are going to get a weight penalty from it, the cassette and the chain itself (for example).   Each to their own though.

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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2015, 05:57:11 pm »
"About 5" Miles Smith

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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2015, 06:44:06 pm »
'Loadsa' Miles Smith ? :)
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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2015, 07:17:34 pm »
Miles "Koala Shagger" Smith

"Why do Koala bears eat eucalyptus"
(NSFW)
(click to show/hide)

 :demon:

Now Hillbilly is going to tell us how 1980s pop group 'Blow monkeys' got their name.

Apparently, Rolf Harris was one.  ;)

Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #45 on: March 18, 2015, 07:22:50 pm »


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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #46 on: March 18, 2015, 07:31:24 pm »
Are we sure he's not related to TG?

Go back far enough, we're ALL related.

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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2015, 07:44:30 pm »


"Can you see what it is yet?"

Do you want him in your gang, your gang?
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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2015, 08:02:52 pm »
The size of his ring had my eyes watering, I can't comprehend the pain that pushing a ring that big must entail. He must have thighs the size of very very big thighs.




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Re: A new challenger - Miles Smith
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2015, 09:23:34 pm »


"Can you see what it is yet?"

Do you want him in your gang, your gang?

Not even if Jim could fix it.