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Today's ride

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by rideswithmoobs, 25 Nov 2015.

  1. rideswithmoobs

    rideswithmoobs Guest

    Location:
    North West
    .....was 27 mile in 1hr 47min so around 15mph average. A lot of short sharp hills and some longer ones. The same ride on my old trek 1.7 I did in 16mph average and that's using a cateye strada for timing. Today I just used the stop watch on my suunto vector and started it before putting on gloves, covering up and setting off so more old school timing
    So I learnt that the SS ain't that much slower than a compact triple. It's the engine that counts
     
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  2. 3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    You're right, and once you get used to singlespeed you'll be faster on both bikes....
     
  3. OP
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    rideswithmoobs

    rideswithmoobs Guest

    Location:
    North West
    I sold the trek a good few years ago and plan to stick to SS. If I can keep the mileage between 60 and 100 per week when I'm home and not away working, and prove to myself I can keep committed and fit then I plan to get a Condor Pista next Summer. That's the plan/dream but much to do till then.
     
  4. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    this is true
     
  5. Rohloff_Brompton_Rider

    Rohloff_Brompton_Rider Formerly just_fixed

    Good thread title for us fixie riders.

    Yesterday's ride was a very hilly 15 mile loop on 69". Winter wheels and Contact 2 tyres will be put on today because it was slippery up on the high hills at 340m above sea level
     
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  6. OP
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    rideswithmoobs

    rideswithmoobs Guest

    Location:
    North West
    I'm on 69", spins out a lot on flats but pretty much most I can manage on hills at present. Continental 2 fitted 35mm. Although I'm not riding fixed. May try it next year.
     
  7. OP
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    rideswithmoobs

    rideswithmoobs Guest

    Location:
    North West
    image.png This is what I'm 'foolishly' working towards next summer. Better weather as its bleak up there this time of year.
     
  8. OP
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    rideswithmoobs

    rideswithmoobs Guest

    Location:
    North West
    image.jpeg Slightly shorter route showing gradient along bottom
     
  9. Ajay

    Ajay Über Member

    Location:
    Lancaster
    Up Jubilee and Boundary Hill on SS, chapeau dude!
     
  10. OP
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    rideswithmoobs

    rideswithmoobs Guest

    Location:
    North West
    :laugh: I say working towards, seen in a thread a guy did the Fred Whitton on a SS so got to have a goal !!!! Or chuck up trying xx(
     
  11. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
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  12. OP
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    rideswithmoobs

    rideswithmoobs Guest

    Location:
    North West
    I'm spinning out on flats a lot so will be going to a 16t or 17t at rear shortly. Nice bike by the way :thumbsup:
     
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  13. OP
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    rideswithmoobs

    rideswithmoobs Guest

    Location:
    North West
    Today's short ride:
    11 mile quick loop, 46min 54 sec,
    573ft elev gain, 383ft max,
    14.1 mph ave
    30.6 mph max
     
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  14. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    my ride today just over 8.5 miles on cycle paths commuting and testing ready for 2moros 25+ miles
     
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  15. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    27 miles mostly flat averaged 14.5 so quite happy with that
     
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