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General Discussion

suze

cycling

What do you ride?

When I am out and about, like local rides and in Scotland I use my Dawes Super Galaxy.

I went up my first alpine climbs and Mont Ventoux on that heavy beasty too, but after that success I invested in a beautiful Trek Madonne .. I know a couple of women who invested in racey sports cars after their cancer experiences, I preferred to get a sporty bike. Beautiful she is ....

She cost me 600 quid a ride between buying her and being back in treatment for my secondaries :-\ very sad times they were ..

But I got well enough to ride her again, and now I have decided to switch to a triple set of gears on her, cos the original was too sporty for a fat-old-bird like me, so I hope this new engine will make it easier to do more climbing on steeper slopes this summer

:D

BaronGreenback

And yes, still cycling but mainly at weekends only due to weather and work sending me across Europe during the week. Gym bikes only :(

Smiley2

That's amazing both of you!!! Richard sends man hugs back ❤️️

wikey

not bad for a 68 year old eh! and with regards to winter riding i have just fitted these to help with my Raynauds,

BaronGreenback

They look the business. I suffer with cold extremities. Went out this morning and gave up after 45 minutes even with a merino base layer and thick sealskinz gloves.

wikey

hi @BaronGreenback
yes i sometimes wear two merino base layers and use the lobster gloves. i am hoping with these bar mitts i can use an ordinary fingered pair of winter gloves in side them. and may get electrically heated insoles for the feet, expensive but worth it if i can keep going... didnt bother today with all the rain and wind, monday i usually cycle...
cheers

wikey

done 2408 miles recorded on strava and then a couple of hundred more, in 2016

only done one ride so far this year but lots of hard work, DIY and logging and gardening
on the bike again soon !

wikey

i dont know if anyone follows this thread still, but I just want to say we will have a 'Team Walsh' on the Ride London/Surrey 100 again this year. myself and sister Mary and brother Mark, two of my daughters Stephanie and Sophie, stepson Matthew and daughter Sophie's partner Sebastian ---- so far!!

Mainly raising money for this charity....

time to kick off this winter flu bug thing and get back on the bike very soon!!
just to wet your appetite, a picture of my 1963 bike made out of two bikes of that year! my Dawes Red Feather and my brother Dave's Falcon... I rode this as my main road bike up to this time last year when i got a new carbon bike....

wikey

back on the bike the last couple of weeks a bit, dong the ride london again this year, got in on the ballot and all signed up to raise some money for the charity here....

BaronGreenback

Hey @wikey

Also back on the bike and have logged 200 miles so far this year. Signed up for Velo Birmingham and I'm just about to treat myself to a stupidly expensive bike :)

wikey

i thought of doing the brum one, as i used to live there and in solihul, but in the end have gone for london again with several family members. it was jauary last year is sepnt 1300 on a specialized roubaix... good bike...liking it still...
what are you thinking of getting, carbon? discs? what gears? i got shimano 105 gears (50/34 chainrings) but with sram cassette with cogs12 to 36 to give very low bottom gear for hills....@BaronGreenback

BaronGreenback

I used to have the secteur @wikey and it was a great first road bike.

I'm going all in this time - carbon and discs. Looking seriously at the Trek Domane, which looks perfect in terms of geometry and comfort. What model I choose depends entirely on what I can get pass Mrs Greenback ;)

wikey

yes i was looking at that before i bought the specialised roubaix , carbon but not discs,,,,, @BaronGreenback

BaronGreenback

Well @wikey it turns out my lovely wife appreciated a bargain. So when Evans offered me a good discount and a few upgrades how could I refuse? So I now own a shiny new Trek Domane SLR 6 disc. My backside now enjoys unparalleled comfort and after an anterior resection, it's worth every penny!!! Went on a great 50 mile tour of the countryside round here last week and I might do a metric century tomorrow depending on whether I finish the bottle of open red wine this evening...

Hope all is well with you :)

Smiley2

@wikey, I started a cycling thread under Wellness.. thought of you while doing so :x::x::x:

wikey

Hi @Smiley2
I can't find it

wikey

Hi @BaronGreenback
Sounds like s good bike
!!

Smiley2

It's under the new subject heading on the forum - Wellness during and after treatment @wikey :x:

wikey

A little animation of my cycling activity in 2018