Author Topic: Photos  (Read 2909 times)

Photos
« on: August 22, 2019, 11:03:19 am »
Interested in anybody's pics of the controls to remember them, as well as any impromptu ones.
I took some this time after resolving to remember to...

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0eGa2q5Ms-uWSkdWuhfGUkAUQ

Hope the link works, it's as closer as I can get to making my phone do what I want it to until I get back home...
Hopefully you can work out from the location which ones they are, adding captions was trying my patience  ;D

Also does anybody know what website the pro photos of riders are uploaded to please?
It is what it is. It's not what it's not, so it must be what it is.

Re: Photos
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 11:58:39 am »

Re: Photos
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2019, 02:56:16 pm »
That's the one cheers
It is what it is. It's not what it's not, so it must be what it is.

Re: Photos
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2019, 05:34:19 pm »
I'm never impressed with the Maindru photos. Last two editions I've refused to buy the photos because basically they were crap: most weren't even properly in focus.

Did they have prints for people to view at Rambouillet? The thumbnails on the Maindru web site are so small you can't tell if the pics are in focus or not.
You're only as successful as your last 1200...

Re: Photos
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2019, 06:15:52 pm »
I'm never impressed with the Maindru photos. Last two editions I've refused to buy the photos because basically they were crap: most weren't even properly in focus.

Did they have prints for people to view at Rambouillet? The thumbnails on the Maindru web site are so small you can't tell if the pics are in focus or not.

I was thinking along the same lines Wobbly..
They're good as a souvenir but they're not photographically good.
I would have liked either a really nice backdrop or some bokeh, but not just random buildings or, especially, cars. Any shot with a car in the frame certainly won't be being bought by me.
It's a shame no one did any panning shots. It's not that hard, all you need is a descent so riders are going well over 20mph, set your shutter to about 1/30 or 1/40, and follow the rider using burst as they pass.
If I didn't ride I'd try and do better myself. Maybe I could try LEL...

I think if I bought one and it was out of focus I would demand a refund as that's just unprofessional.
It is what it is. It's not what it's not, so it must be what it is.

Re: Photos
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2019, 07:51:57 pm »
I'm never impressed with the Maindru photos. Last two editions I've refused to buy the photos because basically they were crap: most weren't even properly in focus.

Did they have prints for people to view at Rambouillet? The thumbnails on the Maindru web site are so small you can't tell if the pics are in focus or not.

I was thinking along the same lines Wobbly..
They're good as a souvenir but they're not photographically good.
I would have liked either a really nice backdrop or some bokeh, but not just random buildings or, especially, cars. Any shot with a car in the frame certainly won't be being bought by me.
It's a shame no one did any panning shots. It's not that hard, all you need is a descent so riders are going well over 20mph, set your shutter to about 1/30 or 1/40, and follow the rider using burst as they pass.
If I didn't ride I'd try and do better myself. Maybe I could try LEL...

I think if I bought one and it was out of focus I would demand a refund as that's just unprofessional.

There is a guy on the french forum who took pictures as well one of his spots was on that bridge into Brest will take a will before he sorts them(has around 6 thousand) will send some update when I get more info might be a better alternative(and free if you leave his watermark

Re: Photos
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2019, 08:06:59 pm »
Sounds good, please do. Quite willing to pay for non water marked version if good.
It is what it is. It's not what it's not, so it must be what it is.

Re: Photos
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2019, 05:45:55 pm »

Re: Photos
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2019, 05:58:13 pm »
Mainduru.
They should lose the contract.
There's no sence of place. Just People on bikes with a messy background.
It's not difficult to find some better vantage points.
I'd really like a pic. Shame really.


StevieB

  • I'm an embarrassment to my bicycle!
Re: Photos
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2019, 07:11:06 pm »


spent a long time on the road admiring this frame...
immaculately clean and shiny...
how is that even possible?
It may be self-flagellation, but it still hurts

Re: Photos
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2019, 08:22:35 pm »


Classy retro "style" bike and rider. Almost makes me ashamed to have riden myself on some chinese plastic with a power meter attached.

spent a long time on the road admiring this frame...
immaculately clean and shiny...
how is that even possible?

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: Photos
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2019, 10:43:11 pm »


spent a long time on the road admiring this frame...
immaculately clean and shiny...
how is that even possible?

And the bike looks good too  :demon:
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

Re: Photos
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2019, 11:24:51 pm »
H267 Alexandrine Henry, from Rambouillet. 83.33.31.

I was all set to defend Maindru, as it's a difficult job they do. But that is a better photo, not least because she's wearing a fairly nondescript yellow top in their shots. It's descending from Roc Trevezel, towards Carhaix. I've straightened it up.

The Randonneurs France top looks good on her. It's a pity that the front light is aimed a bit high to avoid the bag, that must have been an annoyance.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/GR8yp81t7p7SS8Gf9

Re: Photos
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2019, 06:08:21 am »
spent a long time on the road admiring this frame...
immaculately clean and shiny...
how is that even possible?

Proper mudguards...

 :demon:
You're only as successful as your last 1200...

Re: Photos
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2019, 09:15:50 am »
Be a little careful if you download the 'finishers pack' from Maindru.   It displays your time and it is, of course, wrong.   Should have bought the plain ones.

I have logged a query on their website.   Let's see if anything come back.

StevieB

  • I'm an embarrassment to my bicycle!
Re: Photos
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2019, 09:34:05 am »
Quote from: Wobbly link=topic=113098.msg2421916#msg2421916

Proper mudguards...

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That is bound to be a big part of it....
but i also think some people are messy cyclists,
just like some people are messy eaters!

 :demon:
It may be self-flagellation, but it still hurts

Re: Photos
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2019, 09:36:19 am »
I've got 16 photos in my Maindru pack...there's gotta be one worth keeping in there by law of averages, no? Still debating whether to spend the 49 euros...

Be a little careful if you download the 'finishers pack' from Maindru.   It displays your time and it is, of course, wrong.   Should have bought the plain ones.

As I didn't hit my target time this is an easy choice  ::-)


StevieB

  • I'm an embarrassment to my bicycle!
Re: Photos
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2019, 09:47:04 am »
Quote

Classy retro "style" bike and rider. Almost makes me ashamed to have riden myself on some chinese plastic with a power meter attached.


While the plastic may be stronger, lighter, more rigid, more aerodynamic and hence faster... some the words you are missing out on are:

minimalist
simplistic
refined
elegant
beautiful
It may be self-flagellation, but it still hurts

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: Photos
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2019, 09:49:26 am »


spent a long time on the road admiring this frame...
immaculately clean and shiny...
how is that even possible?

And the bike looks good too  :demon:

Looks like an Alex Singer, though I dare say he's not the only one who makes them as shiny.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

FifeingEejit

  • Not Small just Far Away at the back
Re: Photos
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2019, 11:35:28 am »


spent a long time on the road admiring this frame...
immaculately clean and shiny...
how is that even possible?

And the bike looks good too  :demon:

Looks like an Alex Singer, though I dare say he's not the only one who makes them as shiny.

Think it is as he was showing one off very very similar afterwards on his stand.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Photos
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2019, 11:42:15 am »
Alexandrine was riding the new-ish Singer she got for her 40th, replacing the Singer she got for her 18th. She was escorting Dominique her father (also on a Singer) round his 12th PBP Randonneur.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Photos
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2019, 12:15:35 pm »
That's just the sort of story that the press were desperate for, but we got no information about those details. That's why the journos hang around here.

zigzag

  • unfuckwithable
Re: Photos
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2019, 12:44:03 pm »
if the bike is ridden in dry conditions there is no reason for it to be not clean. lovely looking bike, only why so many spokes in the wheels - half of them would do the job just as well for a slender rider like her.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Photos
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2019, 12:49:24 pm »
So the wheel stays straight if a spoke breaks. I passed one 80hr rider two hours after the start with his rear tyre just touching both chainstays. I think he got another spoke at a control because I saw him a day later but he had a long way to go to get assistance. Nice aero carbon wheel but not very straight.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

zigzag

  • unfuckwithable
Re: Photos
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2019, 01:01:10 pm »
i agree re spoke breakages, but struggle to understand how 20/24 spokes are fine for a 80kg pro sprinter able to push 1.5kw+ but a 55kg randonneur needs 36/36. seems way ott.