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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    That padded seat cover
    Dill's coming-out?

    https://teakdoor.com/health-fitness-...ml#post4111030 (Log in your workouts today!)




    Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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    If any of you remember SEA Traveler he got into biking heavy about 7 years ago. Pretty much daily rides adding up to over 500 kilometers a week. He has also lost about 30 kilos. Here was his ride of a few days ago.

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    He more or less got me into daily exercise when I saw the change in him.

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    I remember SEA Traveler was a bit chubby. And I must admit (as I have already) that Cujo, despite being a curmudgeon, achieved a very impressive...in fact rather astonishing.... body transformation. I myself started cycling again about 3 months ago, after 5 years off. There are hills where I live which are a great challenge, and my bike has front and rear suspension.

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    Great pictures, Chitty! Impressive hills. I'm going out of town soon on a very long bike ride, ill try grab some snaps. Ciao

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    Sweated out the weekends debauchery today ...
    Country life, off for a milking..
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    Cow pat guy for dinner..
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    Bumped into TD Legend Luigi today, he says hi.


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    ^Who's bike? So cute!
    I love the cow's crossing the road pic..
    Nothing like country life.

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    Weathers been crap for a while now so gave the bike a service .

    Added mudguards for the wet weather and some new 700x28mm Schwalbe tyres for better grip.
    My last set of tyres only lasted 4 months or approximately 1500 miles.
    All oiled and ready to go...

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    A few urban pics to mix it up today..
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    L.S.Lowry painted the above street many moons ago..


    Some fading old street art
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    Not a bad pint made at this brewery, when they are brewing the whole town centre smells of hops.
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    5 hours in the saddle yesterday on a three city tour!

    Thought i'd explore the semi-lockdown urban areas to liven up this picture thread.

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    The Trans Penine trail, easy flat unhindered cycling.
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    Time for a spot of social distancing lunch, a drive/ride through Subway
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    Tuna salad on hearty Italian with a Cappuccino to refuel.
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    First stop the city of Trafford.

    Home of Lancashire County cricket..
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    Typical, had to get a flaming puncture outside this place..
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    That's about it for Trafford,lets hit the city of Salford now..

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    Media city at Salford Quays has had billions of investment in recent years and is now home to the headquarters of the BBC..
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    Gnome Island..
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    The Imperial War Museum..
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    A few more Media City pics..
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    A greenhouse beer garden for bubbles of socialisers being constructed..
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    I shall not be contributing to their jollies with a licence fee.


    Interesting bridge, anyone know what type it is?
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    Riding the Manchester ship canal towpath to my third and final city, manchester.
    Plenty of graffiti en route, just out of shot on the right some funny red bastard had painted" Black lives matter, blue ones don't "
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    A giant cycling monument outside Deansgate station..
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    Time to head home, the sun is going down..
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    An enjoyable ride out.

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    Nice one mate - just how locked down is Manchester? Looks empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Nice one mate - just how locked down is Manchester? Looks empty.
    Cheers, we had a brief taster of freedom until there was a massive spike in a several areas.
    On the bright side Wetherspoons is back open with a 50% discount! "Eat out to help out"

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    Nice pics!

    What I'd give for a Wetherspoons pie and chips with a pint right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Nice pics!

    What I'd give for a Wetherspoons pie and chips with a pint right now!
    Think of your healthy regime, no pain no gain.
    Get in the gym if your trainers are knackered.

    Something to look forward to...

    2.99 for today's lunch

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    Eat out to help out
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    Great pics, Chit. A damn fine day for it.

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    Grey tires eh ? I always thought grey tires looked kinda off

    The new bike has white walls

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    An amazing white knuckle ride of a video.
    Almost makes me want to start mountain biking again, not for the faint hearted...



    A few more pics..
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    Cheers

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    Why the blindfolds on the horses... is that a northern thing?

    Does it not take some of the fun out of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Why the blindfolds on the horses... is that a northern thing?

    Does it not take some of the fun out of it?
    I've no idea why they were blinkered up, thought someone on here might know.


    Yesterday's 4 hour sweat in the saddle took me to somewhere new, a bit of history for you...

    Quarry Bank is one of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived. Here you can discover the story of mill workers, mill owners and how the Industrial Revolution changed our world forever.
    On your visit, you can explore the domestic life of the mill-owning Greg family in their home, Quarry Bank House. Or wander through the stunning picturesque gardens that rise up the banks of the river valley for stunning views and spectacular changes through the seasons. In the restored glasshouse and kitchen garden, you can see the array of exotic fruits and vegetables that were grown for the wealthy Gregs' table.
    For an alternative view of life in the Industrial Revolution, take a guided tour of the Apprentice House to step into the lives of the pauper children who worked 10 hours a day in the mill. Or stroll to Styal village to see how many of the other workers lived. In the village hub, a permanent exhibition explores the living conditions of the workers compared to life in the centre of Manchester. A tour of a two-up-two-down worker's cottage offers an insight into more than 150 years of history and invites you to compare your life to those of the workers.



    My pics from yesterday..

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    When i first started cycling, one hour was enough.
    Now after one hour i feel as though i'm just getting warmed up. About 3/4 hours is the norm now although i will push it with an occasional 5/6 hour ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    When i first started cycling, one hour was enough.
    Now after one hour i feel as though i'm just getting warmed up. About 3/4 hours is the norm now although i will push it with an occasional 5/6 hour ride.
    Good stuff, Chits.

    What sort of average speed do you, umm, average?

    Just out of sheer curiosity.

    I use a mountain bike and on flat roads seem to average between 25-30 kph nowadays, was in Decathlon today and looked at a damn nice road bike, must have weighed about 1500 grams. Which was probably the cost of each wheel in USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Good stuff, Chits.
    Cheers



    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    What sort of average speed do you, umm, average?
    Probably about the same as you, aprox 20mph. Then again you're younger and fitter than i.


    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Decathlon
    Outstanding shop for cycling gear, everything i use is from Decathlon.Although last time i visited the place absolutely everything was sold out due to a nation getting into cycling because of C19.



    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    must have weighed about 1500 grams
    1.5kg !!

    The lowest weight i've seen is just under 5kg, i know a few cyclists who have 7kg bikes.

    Mine is 11.6kg

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    After a week of raining, its was great to get back in the saddle for a few hours.

    Reflections
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    Coolest August on record..
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    Extra terrestrial life in these parts, crop circle city..
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    New tyres stood up to the rugged canal tow path..
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    Check out the beacon top right..
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    Gawsworth
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    This next pic is going to be the inspiration for my next set of pictures on this thread.
    England is not all green and pleasant, I shall venture into some of the worst, depraved shit holes on this Island for the craic and give an alternative view.
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    When I return from my biking holiday around the Snowdonia hills with my new holiday home, all mod cons.
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    Some pictures with a difference today.

    To spice things up, i present ...

    Englands not so green and pleasant land...

    Urban decay

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    How many tower blocks? Yes people live in these..

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    How many vehicles in this Pikeys garden?
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    Utd Junk skips, sounds appropriate..

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    Fly tippers paradise..

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    ^ Did you walk Hal home from the pub?

    Coolest Autumn on record? It's been roasting down here. Nearly bought a fan

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    He's currently sleeping it off in that United junk skip pic, the penthouse one.

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