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ChrisF

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  1. Maybe Admin can merge the two threads ...
  2. I typically do 1 to 2 hour rides, with the odd 3 hour ride. Did a 7 hour ride earlier this month. Other than my sit-bones and leg muscles NO issues. Actually, muscles were fine 48 hours later for anther ride. My sit-bones was fine for the first 30 minutes, then mild discomfort. ELDRON - your thoughts on the sit-bones ? Just not used to longer rides ? Or at what point do I do more homework on this item ?
  3. He may have "some" discomfort after cycling to your store ....
  4. That first time you realise you cant even carry a cup of coffee from the kitchen to the tv ....
  5. talk about KICKING a man when he is down ....
  6. nobody even asked .... is the bike okay ? Robbie speedy recovery, trust you will be back on the "black-on-black" again soon
  7. And here I thought those two bones were a bit lower ..... sorry (having had a femer fracture I DO know the "feeling" ..)
  8. A well know bike fitter in our area spends more than 30 minutes with the RIDER before even looking at the bike. Once she understands the riders medical history, flexibility, core strength, etc, only then does she start with the "actual" bike setup.
  9. Sunday morning I left home just before sunrise. ..... cool, but clear morning, perfect cycling weather. 1 hour later cloud cover came in, bringing in a nasty chill, but still no wind. By lunch time the cloud cover was gone, nice moderate temperatures .... but one nasty wind picking up pace .... Welcome to Cape Town, where we have four seasons in one day.
  10. Just keep on riding. Your bum will get used to it .... When I do an after work 30km trail ride, it is done in a T shirt, shorts, and tekkies. Even the work back pack on. The only cycling item I wear for these rides is my helmet
  11. Louise at Knipe_Racing (Durbanville) sorted me out with a similar issue ....
  12. The tapperometer is for pesky sram fine tuning ..... Put into early retirement as I now only have Shimano ....
  13. Where are the "good old days" of using a dyno to power the lights on a bicycle .... Now it is a mobile assortment of electrical goodies : - front light, off course USB rechargeble - rear light, off course USB rechargeble - GoPro, off course USB rechargeble, with a number of spare batteries ... - Garmin cycle computer, off course USB rechargeble - Garmin watch, off course USB rechargeble - cell phone, off course USB rechargeble When you get home after a ride it is one MESS of wires and plugs .... Eventually I had enough of this mess, and made a charging rack. For good measure these charging points are fed of a 12V battery which is charged via a PV panel. BUT .... what to do when away on a cycling holiday .... real P.I.T.A. to get everything charged ..... So before our last trip I bought this - Nice 6-port setup. Plug everything in after the ride, and it is ready by the next ride.
  14. My Trek was also rear on the left. The Scott was rear on the right .... OUCH !! Internal routing meant it would not be an easy left.to.right swop ..... the next couple of rides was "interesting" to say the least. I then swopped the commuters brakes, to have rear on right on both bikes. Giant also came with rear on right.
  15. You got me googling .... For many years I had the front on the right, same as on a motorcycle. Few years back I swopped to rear on the right. New bikes are delivered in either configuration .... probably as a result of where it originated
  16. SA have barely reached 14% fully vaccination, for the total population. Possibly higher under those taking part in the CTCT.... would be most interesting to see the actual data from the entries .... As for testing everybody .... from a total risk control point, YES. Practically, we simply dont have the capacity to do PCR tests on that number of people in the days before the event. At the height of the 3rd wave the Western Cape did not even test people under 40 (or 50?) with all the symptoms, simply because they did not have the capacity. Thus it is down to "risk mitigation", not risk elimination.
  17. Linked a few trails for a nice morning ride .... My riding buddy learnt not to shift gears while powering up a STEEP section ....
  18. Did have any sessions with a biokeneticist after your operation ? The body is a strange machine .... with any luck just referred pain and some muscles that need some rehab ....
  19. Same day I got my 2nd Pfizer ....
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