Road bike riders
Yep the long rides have made way for hill climbs though. Mixing up with some CX.
Hoping to get a few long rides in these next few weeks though. Probably throw a set of road tyres on some ksyrium elites and add them on the cx bike soon.
The good bike is going up in the spare bedroom soon.Posted 5 years ago
Went out on the good bike this morning into sunny Surrey with the club. I will however admit to looking at the weather before leaving. I’m also looking for a winter bike, because, love the fixie as I do, gears do help keep me in the fast mediums at 24 mph. The fixed is good for a 20 mph average, but I can’t hold 24 in a chain gang for long.
Winter bike/commuter with new wheels and stripped of rack (exactly 10 kilos)
Posted 5 years agoteamhurtmoreSubscriber
Also only have one road bike. Bizarrely, cleaned up for first ride in about a year (on a road bike) today Like the MTB just give an extra special clean in bad weather so dont see the need for a winter bike. Lovely to get out for a fast spin today though, if a little brassy.Posted 5 years ago
Our rides tend to be 50-60 miles, average around 18mph (depending on who’s out).
Our evening ride is 30 miles. I drop to the medium/slow group for that. This morning, gears felt like cheating! Also, with full luggage and lights, my commuting bike weighs exactly DOUBLE my nice road bike 😯Posted 5 years ago
One final point, most of our rides are pretty FLAT. Fixed takes it out of you going downhill, where you can regularly see 150 RPM. Keep that up and your legs fry. I’d get out on your own to build up first. Some groups aren’t too happy about fixed riding in formation, but as I say to the group, you shouldn’t notice my bike – and one person only asked at the end of a ride.Posted 5 years ago
Yeah I’ve done some decent solo rides on it before, also in very small groups. I got very used to riding fixed (commuted also) but it’s been a while since I last rode it.
My riding has changed/improved significantly since and I just wonder if I’m going to struggle on it.
Our rides are pretty easy going as far as hills go, may just have a word before I head out on it to ask if they’re ok with it.
Cheers.Posted 5 years agodirtygirlonabikeMember
I’m still on the good bike (and aero wheels!). A lot of the club are also still on good bikes, although some have already dug out the winter bike and mudguards. I’m pretending its still summer 🙂
Looking forward to clear crips winter rides but think i need to get some better hubs/wheels…can’t face going to open pros after riding my 50m deep sections for months! 🙄Posted 5 years ago
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