The Retirement Thread

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dirk, 6 Apr 2017.

  1. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    Care to share your experience?
    Just curious what they are like, as there seems to be a bit of a growing market.
     
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  2. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    No, get there the day after, I was there last year when it was on. 3 of the lads did the middle distance.
    3 of us did our own thing because we hadn't entered.
     
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  3. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    Snow in Mallorca yesterday :cold:
     
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  4. PaulSB

    PaulSB Legendary Member

    In my club there are seven of us 62-70. I'm 64. The eldest has had a heart issue for years but is now back on his bike. He was a very strong rider but needs the ebike these days. We all go out on Mondays, the ebike simply let's my mate join in. It doesn't effect the ride at all. Above 15 the motor cuts out so when we start pushing 16-18 he has to work and these bikes are heavy!!

    When I need one I'd have no hesitation in buying one
     
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  5. PaulSB

    PaulSB Legendary Member

    Plenty of time for a thaw...:sun:
     
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  6. PaulSB

    PaulSB Legendary Member

    We arrive April 24th and fly home May 1st. If you see a bunch from Chorley CC that will be us.
     
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  7. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    Oh yes, indeed and hope so.
    A couple of years ago I was there early March and the mountains all had a white covering on them to half way down.
     
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  8. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    Stopping in PP or Alcudia for convenience for the early start?
     
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  9. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    I have heard of someone looking into getting one. Out of curiosity is there any way you could deregulate them as in the instance of your mate when he needs to go that little bit faster to keep up?
     
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  10. PaulSB

    PaulSB Legendary Member

    Platja de Muro - five minutes from start.
     
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  11. PaulSB

    PaulSB Legendary Member

    He pedals hard to keep up! Seriously.

    I'm not at all mechanically minded but I've read it's possible to deregulate an ebike. I've no idea how though.
     
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    It's pretty simple on a lot of ebikes. Mate of mine did something like this on his wifes Scott ebike. Maximum speed instantly went up from 15mph to 30mph apparently.


    View: https://youtu.be/IylWU9T8xE8
     
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  13. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    Nice part of Alcudia then :okay::okay:
    I took my friends down to the sign on place the day before opposite the big Iberostar complex, and we were talking the night after the ride and commented if you were entering the event that would be the ideal area to stay in due to the proximity of it to the start and finish.
    The ones doing it along with hundreds if not thousands had a really early start before 6am to get down there. As it was quite chilly we had arranged to be at the island by the Pollensa Park to give them a cheer and grab their gilets that they abandoned as they passed.
     
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    Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Hope I get a good night's sleep tonight.
    Just dropping off last night and I started thinking of the name of an actor. I could see his face but for the life of me couldn't get his name.
    This went on for about 10 minutes when I said to MrsD, who was dozing at the time, - 'What's the name of that actor in old Westerns; the one with the funny eyes?'.
    She wasn't best pleased, as she then spent the next 20 minutes racking her brains and not getting off to sleep.
    Eventually we both dozed off.
    I woke up about 30 minutes later and shouted - ' Jack Elam!'.
    She most definitely was not best pleased then........:laugh:

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    I couldn't get back to sleep then, with the thought of Jack staring at me.......
     
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  15. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

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    Built one up for a mate yesterday. He then ask me to take it for a spin today as i was going out with some of the club.Arrived at the metting place. Everyone was suprised to see me on a E bike.^_^ Anyway they all thought it looked good. Took a bit of getting used to.as i am used to Di2.did not take long i was soon flicking through the gears like pro.:laugh: First thing i really noticed was how comfatable it was.Pro logo saddle felt really nice. We only did 26 miles so not really a hard ride. But i could end up trying one on my own bike. Anyway the E bit.felt a bit strange to start with. The motor cutting in and out. 15mph the motor cuts out. Then you are on your own. I did struggle to stay with the guys on the long flats. The bike is heavy. But when it came to the hills. This is what its all about. Effortless climbing. The guys where really impressed with my climbing. Icould have gone a lot quicker and taken a few KOMs. But that is not what i am about. Just keeping it at my usual pace. I would not have one myself. Well not yet anyway. But when i start to struggle with the normal club rides. I would defo think about one. So to round up i think there is a place for these. It would make life a lot easier for a few old boys and girls. Not really for the young. Or idiot KOM hunters.but if it helps put bums on saddles thats fine. Am looking forward to the Saturday ride. Paul will be pulling me up a few hills. But he is going to suffer on the short sharp hills once we get over 15mph.:laugh::laugh:
     
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