Author Topic: TODO list of stuff to get or do  (Read 6285 times)

Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2019, 08:41:15 am »
Don't forget to ride your bike, people do!!!

I did last time and lost enough fitness to decide to DNS the ride.
The older you get, the better you get, unless you are a banana.

Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2019, 10:13:48 am »
Don't forget to ride your bike, people do!!!

I did last time and lost enough fitness to decide to DNS the ride.
What? You DNS'ed after completing an SR, booking accommodation, booking ferries/trains, arranging leave/holiday? Suspect not just 'fitness loss' and 'not riding bike' in play for you four years ago.

Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2019, 03:47:53 pm »
The not riding your bike is far more common then people think, mr bunkers story is not that unusual.

Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2019, 05:40:28 pm »
Wonderfully Wessex is the obvious antidote to 'not riding your bike':
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Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2019, 03:48:19 pm »
Don't forget to ride your bike, people do!!!

I did last time and lost enough fitness to decide to DNS the ride.
What? You DNS'ed after completing an SR, booking accommodation, booking ferries/trains, arranging leave/holiday? Suspect not just 'fitness loss' and 'not riding bike' in play for you four years ago.

True. My mojo disappeared at the same rate as my legs. Had a nice relaxed cycling tour in France instead.
The older you get, the better you get, unless you are a banana.

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Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2019, 01:30:26 pm »
  • how do I mount the backup light?

   the bike I'm using doesn't have a great way to mount a spare light.  I have ordered some sugru

Front or rear?
I wouldn't mount a rear backup light - I'd take a compatible (identical) one but keep it securely packed away in my luggage.  A mounted spare is vulnerable.
At the front I would mount the light, because its usefulness as an extra light outweighs everything else.

it's the front light and the problem is now resolved as I have found one of my commuting lights mounts on the  front fork nicely
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Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2019, 01:42:51 pm »
need ultrasun suncream stuff           
28mm gp5000 or schwalbe G1 speed  (got G1 speed)   
brake bleed kit (or just more fluid)           
load openstreet maps for france into eTrex         
how do I mount the backup light?    found a light in the garage which will attach direcly
new head torch    got a cheap 18650 based Cree one 
do i want a new saddlebag?    no 
more neoprene padded tape           
more bar tape - like genesis    found an unused pack in the garage 
dyno rear light     
sunglasses     
finish line green     ordered
Orange Seal     ordered
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Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2019, 08:14:53 pm »
So how good is the Ultrasun suncream? Is it really once a day application? It's not cheap but if folk reckon it's worth it then I'll cough up. Thanks

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Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2019, 08:32:36 pm »
I need to rebuild my back wheel and re-true the front. 

Une chute dans le peloton yesterday morning (about 1am)  :facepalm:

UPDATE — done  :thumbsup:
RRTY #7 done.  Need something else to do ... ah, welcome #8 8)

Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2019, 08:36:35 pm »
I need to rebuild my back wheel and re-true the front. 

Une chute dans le peloton yesterday morning (about 1am)  :facepalm:

Did you eat all the (pork) pies before the wheel went?

Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2019, 08:41:03 pm »
New bike promised to be ready 'in good time'. 

You know what frame-builder are like.

Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2019, 08:49:09 pm »
New bike promised to be ready 'in good time'. 

You know what frame-builder are like.

Ha, I've been quoted 3-4 weeks for a recumbent frame build.  In theory it'd be soon enough to build it up for PBP. But I'm assuming it'd be longer and have no plans to switch from road bike this time round. Meanwhile I'll get on with building the wheels for the new recumbent.

Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2019, 12:46:50 pm »
On my TO DO is to find wider, spd 2 bolt shoes. Can anybody recommend?

I'm considering Shimano RT5
I saw that Bont vaypor G stand as good wide comfortable shoe, but also it is 3 times more than shimano....

Now I have Northware but I'm still recovering from numbness and hot foot from last 600k audax :)

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Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2019, 12:52:16 pm »
Sidi Dominator come in a wide option.

Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2019, 01:02:41 pm »
Second vote for Sidi.

I don't have Sidi MTB shoes but the wide version of the road shoes almost completely solved the nerve damage my flipper width left foot was experiencing.

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Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2019, 02:22:54 pm »
So how good is the Ultrasun suncream? Is it really once a day application? It's not cheap but if folk reckon it's worth it then I'll cough up. Thanks

Ultrasun and P20 are both similar.  They "react" with the skin in some way.  They are good until the next time you shower with soap.  I have used Ultrasun lots of times and it works

I prefer Ultrasun because it doesn't stain clothing as much.  I think originally also Ultrasun did a SPF20 or 30 or 50 and P20 just did a 20 :) . I think P20 do other grades now
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Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2019, 02:32:08 pm »
need ultrasun suncream stuff
28mm gp5000 or schwalbe G1 speedG1s bought     ✔
brake bleed kit (or just more fluid)
load openstreet maps for france
how do I mount the backup light?found a light in the garage which will attach direcly  ✔
new head torchgot a cheap 18650 based Cree one ✔
do i want a new saddlebag?no   ✔
more neoprene padded tapefitted        ✔
more bar tape - like genesisfound an unused pack in the garage ✔
dyno rear lightfitted  ✔
sunglasses
finish line green
Orange Seal
hi5 zero
gps route from Dieppe
sudocreme
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Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2019, 05:53:17 pm »
So how good is the Ultrasun suncream? Is it really once a day application? It's not cheap but if folk reckon it's worth it then I'll cough up. Thanks

Ultrasun and P20 are both similar.  They "react" with the skin in some way.  They are good until the next time you shower with soap.  I have used Ultrasun lots of times and it works

I prefer Ultrasun because it doesn't stain clothing as much.  I think originally also Ultrasun did a SPF20 or 30 or 50 and P20 just did a 20 :) . I think P20 do other grades now

Yes, P20 can be had in SPF 30 and SPF 50.  I use the SPF 30 and it does a good job. Think the advice is to apply it 20 mins before exposure to sun. Been a while since I read the instructions though.

Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2019, 02:41:58 am »
I liked P20 but I found Calypso after that - applies more like an alcohol hand gel than a liquid. Was available in Aldi for a while but haven't seen it there lately. On Amazon for ~£7 a bottle. It's the least sticky all day suncreen I've found and I think it's less staining than P20.

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Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2019, 08:46:22 pm »
Fit new cleats as yesterday's ride revealed they are due replacement.

Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #45 on: July 14, 2019, 08:51:46 pm »
I liked P20 but I found Calypso after that - applies more like an alcohol hand gel than a liquid. Was available in Aldi for a while but haven't seen it there lately. On Amazon for ~£7 a bottle. It's the least sticky all day suncreen I've found and I think it's less staining than P20.

Calypso is excellent. Wilko stock it, £6 a bottle. 
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Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #46 on: July 15, 2019, 08:04:00 am »
So how good is the Ultrasun suncream? Is it really once a day application? It's not cheap but if folk reckon it's worth it then I'll cough up. Thanks
Ultrasun and P20 are both similar.  They "react" with the skin in some way.  They are good until the next time you shower with soap.  I have used Ultrasun lots of times and it works
I prefer Ultrasun because it doesn't stain clothing as much.  I think originally also Ultrasun did a SPF20 or 30 or 50 and P20 just did a 20 :) . I think P20 do other grades now
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Thanks for your feedback, I'll get down the shops :-)



Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #47 on: July 15, 2019, 08:13:40 am »
Beware if you shave directly before applying you will know about it :)
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Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2019, 08:32:52 am »
Beware if you shave directly before applying you will know about it :)
Noted  :o ;D

Re: TODO list of stuff to get or do
« Reply #49 on: July 15, 2019, 03:12:26 pm »
Front derailleur needs adjusting.  Something to do this week.