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29 minutes ago, Jbr said:

Sneaky lunchtime ride in the sun (but cold), guess I’ll have to go back out after work with the little one for the active recovery part 😆

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Good man. Not all rides should be measured in TSS, but also the happiness metric.

 

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4 hours ago, Bernard Horn said:

Gary Fisher and I felt brave and took the cycle lane through Paardeneiland to the city and back.More worried about getting a flat from all the glass and metal bits than being bikejacked.City cops on duty along the route.Had to stop at Espresso Bakery for a reward!!

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5 hours ago, I FLY said:

I had very mild cold symptoms two weeks ago which disappeared after 4 days. I decided to be cautious and go for a covid test which came back positive. So now I am doing 7km rides around the estate at a very sedate pace for a week and then building up week by week for the next month.

I cannot believe I am being this sensible. But a number of my old teammates have died already so best I be patient rather than be a patient

My results came back negative. But I’ll be doing zone 2 rides for a little longer just in case. 

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Yep, I have noticed a very marked deterioration in the cycle path all the way from Paardeneiland to Melkbos. Its littered with glass without break for almost the entire distance. In fact its so bad that I am averaging 1 puncture per 100km at the moment - on a brand new gravel bike with 600km on teh clock - so good new tyres - even fitted with tyre liners.

I have found the road alongside the Blaawberg / Melkbos section to be almost spotless in comparison, just run the risk of being hit by a car (or shouted at by a fellow cyclist for not using the cycle path!) so it looks very much like the cycle path is deliberately being spoilt.

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3 hours ago, 'Dale said:

Good man. Not all rides should be measured in TSS, but also the happiness metric.

 

You’re damn right, and this one was pretty good !

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15 minutes ago, Never too many bikes said:

Yep, I have noticed a very marked deterioration in the cycle path all the way from Paardeneiland to Melkbos. Its littered with glass without break for almost the entire distance. In fact its so bad that I am averaging 1 puncture per 100km at the moment - on a brand new gravel bike with 600km on teh clock - so good new tyres - even fitted with tyre liners.

I have found the road alongside the Blaawberg / Melkbos section to be almost spotless in comparison, just run the risk of being hit by a car (or shouted at by a fellow cyclist for not using the cycle path!) so it looks very much like the cycle path is deliberately being spoilt.

The problem really lies in it not being used like it used to pre Covid

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20 minutes ago, Never too many bikes said:

or shouted at by a fellow cyclist for not using the cycle path

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Yep, fellow cyclist felt the need to berate me for riding inside the very narrow yellow lane on the road instead of the cycle path between Melkbos and Blaawberg.

I guess everyone is entitled to an opinion so I just ignored him, but he was pretty obnoxious.

I hear the lower use as a result of Covid dea, but what is odd for me is that between Melkbos and Blaawberg you find maybe 2 or 3 patches of glass in the road, but literally you find only 200 m of cycle path free of glass. So how does all this glass end up in the cycle lane and not the road? - especially as there is a cement barrier between the two so its not being washed off the road by rain or scattered by car tyres to the side of the road and onto the cycle path. Its crossed my mind that its an attempt to stop cyclists for some reason.

I've almost given up riding the cycle path now between the muggings and puncture repair practice i've been blessed with. 

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I just run tubeless.

honnestly depending of the day and the time of the day I’ll ride either on the road or on the cycle path between TV and Milnerton and both are full of glass. It’s just idiots throwing their bottles out the windows vs vagrants throwing their bottles while walking on the cycle paths. I don’t think it’s targeted to us.

 

And for the guy who shouted at you, damn people should really start minding their own ******* business…

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1 hour ago, ouzo said:

My results came back negative. But I’ll be doing zone 2 rides for a little longer just in case. 

Good luck with your "recovery" - keep safe.

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6 hours ago, Bernard Horn said:

Gary Fisher and I felt brave and took the cycle lane through Paardeneiland to the city and back.More worried about getting a flat from all the glass and metal bits than being bikejacked.City cops on duty along the route.Had to stop at Espresso Bakery for a reward!!

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Love that bike 

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1 hour ago, Never too many bikes said:

Yep, fellow cyclist felt the need to berate me for riding inside the very narrow yellow lane on the road instead of the cycle path between Melkbos and Blaawberg.

I guess everyone is entitled to an opinion so I just ignored him, but he was pretty obnoxious.

I hear the lower use as a result of Covid dea, but what is odd for me is that between Melkbos and Blaawberg you find maybe 2 or 3 patches of glass in the road, but literally you find only 200 m of cycle path free of glass. So how does all this glass end up in the cycle lane and not the road? - especially as there is a cement barrier between the two so its not being washed off the road by rain or scattered by car tyres to the side of the road and onto the cycle path. Its crossed my mind that its an attempt to stop cyclists for some reason.

I've almost given up riding the cycle path now between the muggings and puncture repair practice i've been blessed with. 

That cyclist was probably shouting at you to use the cycle lane as required by law!

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Another day, another IDT workout... as we're closing in on the mid-point for this year, I find myself slightly ahead of my annual goal. Happiness is!

  • Distance: +4.9% further
  • Elevation: +5.4% higher
  • Duration: +0.9% ahead
  • Speed: +3.6% faster (imagine we had races, the picture could be completely different).
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