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On your Bike

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Now if you have scrimped and saved to buy yourself a Porsche Taycan, but also like a bit of cycling, what better than the add on accessory of a couple of Porsche e-bikes to complete your ensemble.

Don't worry the price is suitably expensive as you might expect.
Have to say the electric vehicle centric web sites are all bulging with news virtually every day about new e-bikes/e-scooters/e-motor bikes.

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Lovely bike Skull :D

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I was very nearly off my bike this morning. The stays for the front mudguard came adrift, whipped round, and then got jammed between the forks and brakes, almost locking the front wheel
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With no tools I couldn't free it at the side of the road, cue a 2 mile walk home carrying the bike. I've managed to pop rivet the brackets back on, so good to go again. Just a couple of chips in the paint on the forks...

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There are numerous unpleasant tales of mudguard stays jamming in (front) wheels. You have got off quite lightly. They do make some designed to pop off to make this less lethal, but then they are just much more likely to come off and get stuck so I'm not convinced it's much of an improvement. I partly blame the various flavours of adjustable attachment which are often a bit s**t. And plastic mudguards. They are cheap and light but they break and the stay brackets break off them due to the flexing. I have one bike with lovely 'Dutch' metal mudguards and they are so gloriously rigid and robust and look like they'll stay nicely put for decades, and won't rub on your tyres. Quite expensive to retrofit, but will last a lifetime.

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Sorry to hear of your calamity Richard :(

I don't ride with mudguards any more... I tolerate the fact that bike and I get mucky on a wet day as a result!

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It's been a truly magical day down this way today :D

I made the absolute most of it....
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16.6mph average with some quite challenging climbing thrown into the mix!

A truly magical ride and warm in the sunshine too :)

And that was after running 10K this morning faster than I have for some while :D
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I think I can safely say I'm now fully recovered from the effects of my Covid jab :)

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Well Done Jim even with a bit of Covid in you :shock:

My trip today had a medieval theme 2 Castles Raby / Walworth and Archer's Ice Cream parlour but ran low on battery #-o recharged for screenshot...

Still on the Huffy =D>
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Skull wrote:
09 Mar 2021, 19:05

My trip today had a medieval theme 2 Castles Raby / Walworth and Archer's Ice Cream parlour
Walworth Castle's other mention on the FCF courtesy of yours truly back in 2014 :-D
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06 Jul 2014, 10:32
Find a summer classic car show of any description preferably in a nice location, have a mooch around, bit of lunch, and ice cream and a beer.....

Randomly found the Durham Classic Car show at Walworth Castle near Darlington yesterday and.....great day out!

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Sounds like great day out Neil roll on 2021 car shows I've been to the Raby Castle car show before in 2016 (normally June :roll: ) ...

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Very lucky there Richard! That could have ended So very badly!

Met up with a buddy who's been allowed out after quarantine since getting home from his job in Kazakhstan, last time he was back had to bail through pain, almost had to do the same due to some tree clearing on the trails Sunday, but 4am painkillers helped and with the weather changing tomorrow was too good a chance to miss!
Quick loop of the woods on the Stupidly long steel beasts! Opertunity for a quick picture or two!
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His chromag is about two inches longer than mine, but he is running full 29" over my 29/27.5+ and 2 degree slacker head angle at 62 degrees with 20mm longer travel at 180mm, was Great fun, and good to ride with him again! With him being unfit at the mo, made me feel like an Olympian 😜😂😂

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Skull wrote:
09 Mar 2021, 19:05

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Great riding Skull and congratulations on the Strava Local Legend :D

I picked up two yesterday, one for my run and one for my ride!

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Today I passed 3,500 miles ridden on the Zwift virtual cycling platform :)
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Zwift also tells me I've achieved just under 200,000 ft. of elevation gain in that time!

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well done Jim! impressive!

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Is there an 'off your bike' topic thread :oops:

Another crash yesterday ...funnily enough I was going to visit a friends headstone ....nearly took a shortcut to the cemetery :( badly bruised ribs (hopefully although might have cracked them), 8 miles in, riding on a rough cycle path rather than road for safety, rode into a fallen tree branch which pulled my bars, bounced me and the Huffy off the bank and into the oncoming lane - lucky again nothing was coming towards me.

Ironically I wouldn't have rode through the branch if I hadn't had my helmet on to shield my head and face from the branches. :roll:

Thanks to all those who stopped to check on me, offers of a lift etc.

Huffy is OK just a snapped data cable - tougher than me ...ruined my average speed though .....got to be an easier way to keep fit :lol:
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Skull wrote:
13 Mar 2021, 10:55
Is there an 'off your bike' topic thread :oops:
Not as such but I have amended the title on my post here to reflect your misfortune Skull, or indeed good fortune that it wasn't worse.

Hope the bruised ribs aren't too bad, in my experience the bruised rib after taking a tumble on a bike is one of those injuries that, just when you think you have found a comfortable position to have a nice sleep, a mere millimetre or 2 of slight adjustment has you yelping in pain.

Hope its not too bad for you and you are back in the saddle soon. I like your pics of the local scenery!

Regards Neil
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