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Health & Fitness / Re: Cross Training: Running
« Last post by Legs on Today at 03:57:22 pm »
Great consistent splits, Adam!
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Gallery / Re: Fully Loaded - Touring Bikes
« Last post by Ham on Today at 03:54:48 pm »
I've moved away from having separate bags-within-panniers for organisation, because I find it takes up more room. It's easier to fit everything in when individual items can tessellate and squash into spaces rather than having things in big lumps.

Vertical rolling in CISCO GBIC large heavy duty ziplock bags is the way to go, everything pushes in vertically
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Gallery / Re: Fully Loaded - Touring Bikes
« Last post by Oscar's dad on Today at 03:52:57 pm »
Word of the day: tessellate  :thumbsup:
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Audax / Re: Where do permanent Events start from and go - can you help?
« Last post by Ajax Bay on Today at 03:50:52 pm »
. And the Permanent Head Honcho (JW) could offer a mentoring service for those who offer 'sparse detail'.

very ambitious...
http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/JW06/
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The Dark Side / Re: new absolute speed record
« Last post by LittleWheelsandBig on Today at 03:32:56 pm »
Getting towed up to a decent speed has been standard since the '70s at least. Once riders are past 150kph, von Karman vortices off the back of the pace vehicle provide the main motive power for the rider. It is mostly a case of the rider trying to avoid too-violent a cycle of 'thrust forward', bounce off bumper on the back of pace car, thrust forward, repeat. The fixed wheel transmission helps with that.
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PBP 2019 / Re: Start Time/Group
« Last post by LittleWheelsandBig on Today at 03:27:16 pm »
2 x 90, 2 x 84 and 1 x 90 VS for me. I'll probably go 90 VS again. The 84hr starts are a little boring in comparison to the 90. The 84 riding standard in groups is a bit better though.
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The Dark Side / Re: new absolute speed record
« Last post by DuncanM on Today at 03:26:15 pm »
Naturally, I'm wondering about tyres...
This says motorbike wheels and has a few decent of pictures of the bike.
https://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/cycling-land-speed-record-52942/
The gearing arrangement is interesting...

I'm not convinced by being towed up to 50mph before you can turn the gear over, but I guess it's within the rules...
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On The Road / First, let's get rid of all the cars
« Last post by Ham on Today at 03:24:30 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/sep/18/paradise-life-spanish-city-banned-cars-pontevedra

Reading that article, notwithstanding that it is in the Graun really filled me with hope, it's a wonderful story. Then I thought, what would a Google News search for Pontevedra turn up? The answer, you might have guessed, is nigh on zero. A local town reported in a local paper, that's it. Maybe the Graun will open the good news story up to a wider audience but I 'm not holding my breath.

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The Dark Side / Re: new absolute speed record
« Last post by LittleWheelsandBig on Today at 03:23:04 pm »
They use 17" motorcycle tyres. Not much else is rated for 300kph.

John Howard had the highest speed bicycle flat in history during one of his early runs but didn't have a puncture. The Schraeder valve on his back wheel was opened by centrifugal force. Luckily his front wheel had a valve cap, so didn't lose pressure. After that, the wheels were balanced with valve caps in place.
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Gallery / Re: Fully Loaded - Touring Bikes
« Last post by Cudzoziemiec on Today at 03:18:34 pm »
I've moved away from having separate bags-within-panniers for organisation, because I find it takes up more room. It's easier to fit everything in when individual items can tessellate and squash into spaces rather than having things in big lumps.
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