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paperman



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:35 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Monty28 wrote:
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thunderthighs wrote:
i love speed.. ciao


If you love speed, race with Valentino.................... ciao


Isn't Rossi driving in the Welsh Rally GB next month? Chance to at least see the man for our Welsh posters, though probably not a great idea to go racing with him. Now if someone was to lend him a bke....


He sure is.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a schoolboy we were restricted to 72 ( was it 76) I think and 86 as a junior, so never really got into big gears.

Just in case anyone was wondering what I was on about, thats

48 x 17 as a schoolboy

48 x 15 as a junior  

it was checked before and immediately after a race ( especially if you got a "place"
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CapeRoadie wrote:
Rob, where's that middle picture?


Looking back down the valley on the same climb. Cwm Parc is the village you can see, it's a side valley to the main Rhonnda Fawr. The virage in the middle picture is hidden behind the ridge of the mountain in the first picture.  You can see where  the road starts in the top of the picture and follows the opposite side of the valley to the village. The two pictures are from almost exactly opposite positions as the road snakes up the pass.

The south side, from the Ogmore Valley, is more spectacular to ride as it goes up a tight cutting against a vertical cliff face. It doesn't photograph so well though. I found this one, if you look at the top where the tree line ends in a diagonal line, that's where the road is going.



Watch out for the sheep wandering into the road... especially on the descents  Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's enough rob, you're making us jealous  Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jealous of the sheep or the climbs? Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paperman wrote:
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i love speed.. ciao


If you love speed, race with Valentino.................... ciao


i had a gsrx 750..with a 1100 kit that i installed.. wow.....

i watch valentino ride, yes he is good, but nobody is superman..

ciao
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Valentino is......... Cool Cool Cool he's the dogs
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

21st(i think) of June 2006. Thats when I started proper training for races Very Happy It's quite sad how I can remember when I started Rolling Eyes  Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ralph, do you have to ride restricted gears ????
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bartali wrote:
Jealous of the sheep or the climbs? Wink


You're bad Barali, very bad. Wink  Very Happy  Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bartali wrote:
Jealous of the sheep or the climbs? Wink

Very Happy  Very Happy
only just found this thanks to berck's post.
er, both?

had a great joke about a sheep, a sheepdog, a Welshman and a beautiful blonde but I can't find the piggin' thing.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

last km wrote:
Ralph, do you have to ride restricted gears ????

I do in crits and RR's I think, but as you know Wink I'm a TT man, and I don't have restricted gears in a TT Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

last km wrote:
Valentino is......... Cool Cool Cool he's the dogs


The dog's what?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bollocks  Wink
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...and one of my favorite low-class pubs in San Francisco. I heard they just closed.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

junoir in canada.. 50x14..cadet 48x16... juventile senoir 51x13.. senoir..what ever you can push... i rode 54x12.. in fast crits..and 53x13 road served me well

23..21..19..17..15..13..  my favorite block...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started when i was 12 way back in 1990 and raced every year until end of 2003. Took 3 years off and started back again last year.
For gearing rode 42x17 at Under 12 and then 42x15, 52x17, 52x15 and then turned senior with a 52x13 through 21 block. After two years on that switched to 53x12 through 23.
First two bikes had down tube shifters and toe clips and straps.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First two bikes had down tube shifters and toe clips and straps.

Wink me too, happy days.......and centre pull brakes
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cape - sorry about the thread drift, but I thought you might appreciate this


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thunderthighs wrote:
23..21..19..17..15..13.. my favorite block...


I rode:

12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/21/23

I like the 18 cog.  That was new for me this year.


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