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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 6:25 pm 
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20 miles today on my local loop, weather was great, but had been hammering down most of the week, so whilst most of the route was dry/fast there were some very muddy/flooded sections!.....

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I broke out in a cold sweat and couldn't bare to leave it that dirty for any longer.....

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 7:10 pm 
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I want your bike its nice, have you performed a full nut and bolt re check yet.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Looking good...mine got in a similar state last week, it was hard to leave given my bike cleaning OCD! My road bike has more mud on it than my SX at the mo.

My bike is just dusty after today; the Chase was bone dry, running well and not too busy.

Where did you end up today?


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
Looking good...mine got in a similar state last week, it was hard to leave given my bike cleaning OCD! My road bike has more mud on it than my SX at the mo.

My bike is just dusty after today; the Chase was bone dry, running well and not too busy.

Where did you end up today?


Just at pines mate, did the Kitchener trail with one mate, then met another and did it again most of it was dry! Just a few huge puddles!

The thought of them hills at Cannock makes my legs hurt. I do fancy a session at style cop though!...


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 8:45 pm 
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*AJ* wrote:
Mindmap3 wrote:
Looking good...mine got in a similar state last week, it was hard to leave given my bike cleaning OCD! My road bike has more mud on it than my SX at the mo.

My bike is just dusty after today; the Chase was bone dry, running well and not too busy.

Where did you end up today?


Just at pines mate, did the Kitchener trail with one mate, then met another and did it again most of it was dry! Just a few huge puddles!

The thought of them hills at Cannock makes my legs hurt. I do fancy a session at style cop though!...


Those hills are good for you! It's a it better now the whole of the Monkey trail is open. They just need to sort out the Dog and open up High Voltage because that bit is ace fun.

Is the Kitchener trail the red up there?


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:50 pm 
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Yes mate, the red route!


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:44 pm 
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After a 3 hour ride yesterday I was really struggling with back ache... I'm wondering if I've gone too low on the front end. Bars only have a 12mm rise and the stem is 0 rise @ 50mm long....

Thinking of changing to a higher rise bar and a stem with a bit of rise in it too, get me sitting up a bit more.


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:22 pm 
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I'd give it a few more rides first; I found that having taken a break from riding for a while, suffered with back ache but it gradually got better as I became more used to riding again.

I was the same with the road bike; at first I found the lower, stretched out position hard work but now it feels natural.


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
I'd give it a few more rides first; I found that having taken a break from riding for a while, suffered with back ache but it gradually got better as I became more used to riding again.

I was the same with the road bike; at first I found the lower, stretched out position hard work but now it feels natural.


I haven't really had a break from riding though as I commute every day... Granted its only about 10 miles a day, but riding the MsIsle home I didn't feel anything at all from my back. Having sat on the mega again I also noticed that I have a lot more weight on my wrists on the mega too....


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Isn't the Ms Ilse dinky though?

It might be just down to being more stretched out than you're used to was what I meant.


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