The Retirement Thread

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

  1. PaulSB

    PaulSB Guru

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

    PaulSB Guru

    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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  3. OP

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    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.

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  4. 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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  5. OP

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    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:


    I couldn't get back to sleep then, with the thought of Jack staring at me.......
    Last edited: 11 Jan 2019
  6. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    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 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:
  7. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
    I won on the euro million lottery :hyper:

    £2.90 well it's better than being hit in the eye with a blunt stick :B)
  8. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    What we getting?

    Blunt stick to hand.....
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  9. PaulSB

    PaulSB Guru

    Good Morning :hello:

    I'd like to be asleep but I'm not so hey ho best to get on with life. Blowing a gale here, probably 30+ at times. Forecast for tomorrow is heavy rain and 40+ winds. Not much riding this weekend so off to spinning in an hour.

    Later I'm taking the kids to look at cars. Fortunately there's a huge motor park in Preston where all the main dealers are located.
  10. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
  11. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    Good morning folks. Windy and rainy here today. Another bleh day by the looks of it. :hello:
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  12. GM

    GM Guru

    North of the river
    Morning all. The lovely Mrs GM has just brought me up a cup of :cuppa:. Looks a bit grey out there at the moment, time to catch up with the iplayer before getting up.
  13. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    Dog walked, just enjoying a nice relaxing Forest. Today I will be dismantling the drivers door of the Little Tykes car to replace the cable for the internal handle. Not a difficult job, but long winded cos the inner card and outer door skin have to both come off. New cable was £20 from Mercedes, and I'm not chucking cash at Fred In A Shed when I can do it myself.
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  14. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    Its next week that is worrying
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  15. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    Hope it goes without a hitch
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