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L110CDL



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Good move Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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Caterham



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so clothing sorted.
new shoes,
x2 new bib shorts and jersey.

training is upto 40+ km in just under 2 hrs which I'm happy with but know I need to find the time to get some longer rides in and time is running out Shocked

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L110CDL



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Good to have an update and sounds like your getting there Thumbs Up

Sorry to say, but you have to make the time somehow to progress further for the added miles, good luck Very Happy 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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As someone who spent 6 months as a bike test rider doing between 1000 to 1200 miles a month.... Are you doing your training ride day after day, or with a break? If you're only doing a couple of sessions a week. the killer comes after a couple of days with no break off - it's then when you'll feel it as your body has not had a deal with a reduced recovery time, despite a lot of pre-event training. Your backside will also appreciate the daily, no break, training as well!!!!

Good luck with the ride!!

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Caterham



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L110CDL wrote:
Good to have an update and sounds like your getting there Thumbs Up

Sorry to say, but you have to make the time somehow to progress further for the added miles, good luck Very Happy


I know. was having the very same conversation with the wife only yesterday. come rain or shine I need to get out there.

....and no. not been doing back to back rides (well very few). done the odd am and pm ride but still got a long way to go and running out of time.

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shropshiredefender



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I believe that the bicycle has evolved with the addition of a small internal combustion engine.



Would this help Whistle Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right.

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Caterham



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Laughing arguably my new bike is more advanced than that one Mr. Green

electronic gears and carbon fibre galore Cool

.....but even with all the tech is probably a whole lot slower Sad

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shropshiredefender



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"Ain't no substitute for cubic inches" Rolling with laughter

Good luck with the trip - have fun Thumbs Up Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right.

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Caterham



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Laughing

many thanks.

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Tim in Scotland



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shropshiredefender wrote:
"Ain't no substitute for cubic inches" Rolling with laughter

Good luck with the trip - have fun Thumbs Up


E-mountain bikes are pretty good these days though - restricted to 15mph but can be derestricted just like a car’s ECU with a remap...... Epsom Green Tdi300 County Hard Top that has been converted into a Station Wagon
Recently departed - RRS2 HSE Dynamic in Corris Grey brilliant car but a pity about the crank problem JLR don’t acknowledge so at 3 years old it was replaced by my first non-LR car in 30 years......... a fantastic Mini Countryman PHEV, loving the economy of so far better than 148mpg as it runs 90% of the time on solar generated volts and amps

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ebikes.....not for me. I'm in it for the exercise as much as anything.

but that said I can clearly see there's a place in the market for them - just not for me Very Happy

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L110CDL



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Good decision about getting out there come rain or sunshine, i know when i was training it was hard to get the enthusiasm to go out in the rain, but after a few times it was good, you felt you are winning here and the best thing is that you don't get to hot Wink 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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90 Dreamer



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Tim in Scotland wrote:
shropshiredefender wrote:
"Ain't no substitute for cubic inches" Rolling with laughter

Good luck with the trip - have fun Thumbs Up


E-mountain bikes are pretty good these days though - restricted to 15mph but can be derestricted just like a car’s ECU with a remap......


At which point I'm led to believe they are basically classed as a moped and you need licence/ insurance / etc ???

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Caterham



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with about 6 weeks to go I'm wondering if I've bit off a little too much - as much as anything due to the time limitations Confused

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L110CDL



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Must not think like that, positive thoughts only Wink

Even if you have not had enough time to train, you must still go ahead and it's surprising what a bit of Adrenalin does and works wonders and most of all, enjoy the ride Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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