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    Research would like advice input

    My s/o and I are looking into the possibility and feasibility of starting a 4 day long weekend cycle holiday in the South West of England starting next spring. Would appreciate any input from anyone...
  2. Thread: Alpe De Huez

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    Alpe De Huez

    In August i am cycling up the Alpe De Huez just for fun/pleasure and see if i can do it :eek:. Anyone out there done it can give me info or advice or any training tips, would be most gratful.
    Thanks...
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    Hi katie Hope you are as pleased as i am that we...

    Hi katie
    Hope you are as pleased as i am that we found this great site, there is so much encouragement and help here, it helped and gave me confidence no end. Glad you like to ride, the first time i...
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    Thanks for all the congrats i was well pleased...

    Thanks for all the congrats i was well pleased with myself for completing it and raised 1150.00 for our local hospice as well as what all the other riders raised. Going to train on a 25% hill :eek:...
  5. Thread: Total Newbie

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    I agree with Tucervill, i am only still new to...

    I agree with Tucervill, i am only still new to cycling but completed my first 71 mile charity ride this weekend, i started as near to the front as i could, loads passed me but not all so i knew there...
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    As a relative newcomer to cycling after a few...

    As a relative newcomer to cycling after a few weeks on bike i was persuaded but s/o to go clipless, got the road shoes and cleats, went on the trainer clip and unclipped fine. Went out on the road...
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    Thanks for asking

    The bike ride was great, i found it hard, a lot of hills one of which i walked up :eek:(hills not my strongest point yet) but it did it all 71 miles of it :D I was so proud of myself. I fell off only...
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    clipless

    They are shimano PD-M520, a cheaper alternative to speedplay frogs, the guy at my bike shop said if i couldnt get out of these then there is no hope!!:( So far i have managed to get out of them....
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    A Big Thank You - Mountain Bike Pedals

    I would like to say a huge thank you to all who gave me advice and encouragement about mountain bike pedals on a road bike.:D I had a pair for my birthday and tried them out yesterday, they worked...
  10. Thread: The Alps???

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    the alps

    Hi Blluepeace,
    We are off to the french alps end of august for a long weekend, to cycle up the alpe de heuz, cant give you any information at present as we havent done it but i can give you details...
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    Fell In Hedge And Disapeared From Sight

    Hi to you all thought i would share this with you all as you have been so supportive to me. Today went for a ride with s/o, did 40 miles in 2 hours 51 mins which i was pleased at, but i did have to...
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    What About This Then

    Well i went for ride a few days ago with s/o, first time since my unjury only 18 miles, some short hills and a lot of flats. I had my areo bars on to, i loved them but am still a bit wobbly with then...
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    Advice For Tri Bars & Mtb Pedals

    I wonder if anyone here can help, i find resting on the bars of my road bike very comfortable although it adds wobble which = falling off. I wondered if tri bars my be suitable for my road bike...
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    injury

    Hi oakleaf,
    The injury started as a twinge last week when i was trying to save myself from falling off my bike. Then i tried to push something along that was way too heavy for me, hense i had a...
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    Hi Trigress

    The sportive is in two weeks time, but unsure if i will be able to enter now as i have an injury will no more tomorrow after i have seen the doc.
    Thanks for the reply though all replies are helping...
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    An Update

    Well a big thank you to all your very good advice the conclusion being i took a ride all on my own:eek:
    I was frightened and nervous, took a canister of repair puncture in case i got flat still not...
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    thanks spoke

    For your kind words, i am going to try and get my confidence back by riding on my own short distances for a while, and then try and build on that. I wish you lived here to as that would have been...
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    An update

    :)Keeping all you nice people up to date as i promised, i have thought in great detail about all your comments and advice with i great appreciated. yes i believe there may well be relationship issues...
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    Me again

    Well what can i say but thank you all for words of wisdom and support,much appreciated and taken on board.

    I understand the male thing of wanting to ride faster etc but i guess i would have never...
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    Hi everyone I am new here

    Just like to firstly say what a great place this is, i have been here reading advice for a few weeks and what i have read has helped me no end, so thank you all for that.
    To introduce myself, i am...
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