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#3136 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Ray P wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:05 pm Yep, I don't even make the top quartile for my age group!
.. of those people who post their bike rides on Strava ..
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#3137 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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I was wrong and when all is said and done I did make the top quartile for both my age group (I'm 63) and overall. These stats are for elevation climbed:

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The sample is those who log their rides on Strava and entered the July climbing challenge. Relative to the number of Strava users (about 76M and growing by about 1M new accounts per month) the overall sample is relatively small, though the user population covers many sports disciplines and I don't know how many are cyclists.
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#3138 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Apologies for this, but...

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Wildetriathlon

Our eldest son, Will is doing the London Full Olympic Triathlon (the first in the family) on the 8th August in aid of GOSH. He hates running and swimming, but has worked really hard on those over the last 18 months.

Every few quid helps - he's only a small amount off his target and it's a great cause. Ta.
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#3139 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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jack wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:22 am Apologies for this, but...
No prob - done.
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#3140 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Ray P wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:50 pm
jack wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:22 am Apologies for this, but...
No prob - done.
Ta. He's not done an Olympic Triathlon before - the water is cold & dirty (he says) and he hates swimming in a wetsuit...

At least the forecast for Sunday is reasonable.

On other matters, I had a meeting with the Rheumatologist today - prognosis is good, hopefully... still need the knee replacement though...
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#3141 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Good news Nick, you'll be doing an Olympic triathlon with him this time next year.

This is my sort of olympic challenge...

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Oof !
Meanwhile ... Tour of Spain from tomorrow :)
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Imagine my surprise.. when I turn on 'Quest' at 11pm , and find they have an apology and a programme about the Polish border Police :angry6:
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#3144 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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A most unpleasant experience - I had a wasp get in my mouth while out riding yesterday and got stung on the inside of my top lip. I wasn't too far from getting home but by the time I did I looked as though I'd had one of those bad 'cod fish' lip jobs! I managed to pull the sting out with some tweezers, popped an anti-histamine and survived - still a little tender this morning but should be fine by the end of the day.

The weird thing is that I was riding with someone last Thursday afternoon and they had exactly the same experience!
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#3145 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Ouch! Heal quick Ray. I got stung once on the lip at a beer festival, a wasp was sitting on my glass and I took a gulp from it, kerrrrpoweee! You wouldn't believe the amount of of Ale I had to sink to make the pain go away :)
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#3147 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Dave the bass wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:20 am Ouch! Heal quick Ray.
Cheers Dave.
Dave the bass wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:20 am I got stung once on the lip at a beer festival, a wasp was sitting on my glass and I took a gulp from it, kerrrrpoweee! You wouldn't believe the amount of of Ale I had to sink to make the pain go away :)
Actually, I can - I found this image of a beer festival first aid facility:

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#3148 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Dude that's harsh !
Glad you're on the mend.

I'm just trying to work out how NOT to spend £30 in order to watch one stage of the Vuelta...
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#3149 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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This has appeared at the bottom of my road. Should I dig out my excited trousers?



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#3150 Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

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Thanks for reminding me - I may be in North Wales, or in the Lakes that week, I have taken hols. Must re-check the route and timings.
At the finish in Llandudno, they are going up the hideous 1 in 4 road by the Cog railway on the Orme.
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