I am back!!

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Stevec047, 17 May 2019.

  1. Stevec047

    Stevec047 Über Member

    Location:
    Chelmsford Essex
    I have been away from the forum for a while due to work family and moving house but the cycling has been a constant part of life.

    So last time I was on here I was riding my trusty Carrea road bike. Well things have changed a bit now. I now own a beautiful Ribble Sportive Carbon which I love its so fast and responsive and already has over 700miles on it since I got it in October even though it had been sat in the shed until the weather got better.

    On top of that I have also gone to the darkside and only gone and got myself a second hand Specialized Rockhopper which has already seen action at Chicksands and Danbury.

    I have also lost over a stone and down to my lightest since I was at highschool.

    In a much better place mentally and physically now and loving cycling. IMG_20190121_184717_335.jpg IMG_20190514_211549_810.jpg IMG_20190402_140533_956.jpg IMG_20190221_192211_407.jpg
     
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  2. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Welcome back
    Ribble sportive you’ve got it in one. Love mine too
     
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  3. Joffey

    Joffey Über Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    My first road bike was the very same Carerra Virtuoso Ltd! Lovely little bike it was!

    Please you are enjoying your cycling!
     
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  4. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Good to read about your return to cycling even though mountain bikers usually talk about road cycling as The Dark Side!

    Where's the dual-carriageway? It looks new and not worn out like the rest of our roads.
     
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  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    He’s in Chelmsford Essex so maybe close to there?
     
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  6. OP
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    Stevec047

    Stevec047 Über Member

    Location:
    Chelmsford Essex
    Its near Great Leighs just outside Chelmsford. Nice stretch or road that a few braver cyclist use to tt on including a couple of pros.
     
  7. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
  8. The Central Scrutinizer

    The Central Scrutinizer Veteran

    Location:
    Essex
    That dual carriageway is the A131 and I've rode on it recently.
     
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    Stevec047

    Stevec047 Über Member

    Location:
    Chelmsford Essex
    Bigger balls than me then lol. I used to live in the village backing onto the duel carrigeway and the speed some people used to come up there was mental.
     
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    Stevec047

    Stevec047 Über Member

    Location:
    Chelmsford Essex
    Oh the Carerra is still getting used and abused as a winter bike now. Still love it and toying with the idea of a full overhaul and repaint soon.
     
  11. The Central Scrutinizer

    The Central Scrutinizer Veteran

    Location:
    Essex
    Wasn't by choice believe me.
    I came through great leighs and it was chucking it down and i had to get back to brentwood so i aimed to go down the A131 and then through great waltham,writtle and through the back roads to blackmore and eventually brentwood.
     
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  12. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Good to see you back. Can you go again now?
    ;-)
     
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    Stevec047

    Stevec047 Über Member

    Location:
    Chelmsford Essex
    Oh never nice when that far from home. To be honest I have done that before jumping on to a faster more direct route.
     
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    Stevec047

    Stevec047 Über Member

    Location:
    Chelmsford Essex
    Hahah yeah I will close the door behind me as we :laugh:
     
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  15. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    ^_^
     
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