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I'll be doing my first 200km audax tomorrow. Having done an imperial century-and-a-bit* recently, I reckon I won't have too much trouble managing...
> the threads in your trousers are probably
quite stable dimensionally but you can deform the trousers quite happily..
>Finally, don't forget that thread which won't
stretch will probably still be easily compressible, which may be all that is...
>Or does Kevlar stretch/compress in the same way and to the same extent as rubber?
In a bid to answer my own question, I looked up the Kevlar...
>Take a piece oof rubber.
>Pull at both ends. It stretches. (by thinning long its length)
>Push it at both ends. It compresses. (By...
>Blimey, I'm having a light bulb moment! :-)
I could do with one of those.
>Those who still can't get their head round the concept should look at and measure a flat or very soft racing tyre* from the side.
>Personally I think breaking in is a nonsense.
Having broken in several pairs of leather walking boots in my time, I have to...
>It's true, Brookes leather saddles offer the best comfort if you are doing quite a few miles. When I do the long distance Audax...
>Maximum sustained gradient for cycleways and footpaths is 1 in 20, which gives .1% difference.
The grimpeur ride I did recently...
Ian G Batten:
>What, before the Matra Espace?
>Mine is a 3 speed with the -18% gearing. Recommended if you have big hills. I'd have the -12% in any case as the default is a bit...
>Have you ridden up it on a bike? If not, argument disallowed ;0).
I've been up Rosedale Chimney Bank. Not on a bike, though.
>ride quality? foldability? will they fit on an aeroplane? which model? prices? alternatives?
Prices are on www.bromptonbicycle.co.uk...
>all right showoffs, what you talking about?
Caesar adsum iam forte
Caesar sic in omnibus
Brutus sic inat
>Total time on bike: 24 hours giving an average speed of 25km/h.
Blimey. That really is good going over that kind of distance....
>I'm slowly realising that when others say they rode a century, I've not been far off it too, once I've twigged they mean kilometres and I...
>Your wheel will measure the slope distance which will inevitably be geater than plan distance
Good point. One of those [few]...
>For anyone who is interested here's a brief summary of the ride:
I just made an oblique reference to this thread in response to...
>Indeed, it's not my problem. It just irks me when I feel I've acheived something and am then subjected to 'but cambridge is flat and has...