Started by Dixkot, May 12, 2013, 00:27:41 AM
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Quote from: Jonners on April 19, 2021, 10:18:59 AMDid 66 miler on Saturday PM (was to chilly to go out early, clothing would have meant the second half of the ride would have been very hot work)Crossed over into Slims territory a fair bit, Bosworth, Barton in the Beans etcWhat I noticed is that as soon as you get into Leicestershire, the road surfaces improve dramatically. I was thinking the ride home would be lovely, as it had a following 5/6 mph wind from the East. But then I got to Catton Park (home of Bloodstock festival) and the wind just started swirling and changing (maybe a weather front?) and then from Lichfield to Sutton the roads were just awful. Aside from the holes, we seem to have a lot of tarmac where it has that rough/pitted finish, and by the time I got home my wrists and hands were sore.I think my next bike will need that dampening tech that some of the better models provide, it comes at a premium but our roads wont get any better, and I am certainly not getting any younger. As you all know I have a bit of an obsession with pace/watts/performance etc, but a shot surface must slow the bike down, due to friction, the wheel constantly hitting rough patches and the sides of holes etc.Might move to Majorca
Quote from: Nick on April 19, 2021, 15:13:29 PMOr dare you take a bit of air out of the tyres?
Quote from: Jonners on April 19, 2021, 16:31:04 PMGreat question. I switched to latex inners to give me some dampening effect, and binned gatorskins and now ride GT5000'sProblem is the latex do deflate over time, so if I started at 80, I woulf finish a ride at 70, and thats too low. I ride at 100 normally
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