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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:12 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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And its free!

There is a catch however...

Well a few.

Bad bits:

1) You need to ride your bike for at least 10 days to end up with a GC place.
2) The 'Grand depart' looks strangely like your front door. Every day.
3) Unless you have a helpful other half, the 'team car' will probably sit on your drive a lot.

Good bits:

1) The Parcours is your own design
2) You can ride any bike you choose AND have the saddle at a wonky angle if you wish. AND run 650c wheels. etc.
3) You can cancel the stages you wish if its a bit cold, CBA, etc


Here it is:

www.peoplesgrandtour.com



updated 9/5/12 - next edition thread here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=200720


Last edited by DA-EVO on Wed May 09, 2012 1:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:28 am 
retrobike rider
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What a great idea - anything to assist you getting of your arse.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:31 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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paininthe wrote:
What a great idea - anything to assist you getting of your arse.


Have we met? you seem to know my sloth like habits quite well ;)

TBH I haven't even signed up yet


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:32 am 
South East Deputy AEC
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I like it!

already doing 30DaysOfBiking in April, so why the hell not!

Perhaps keep a log in here too?

*edit*

Joined the strava group too


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:55 am 
retrobike rider
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DA-EVO wrote:
paininthe wrote:
What a great idea - anything to assist you getting of your arse.


Have we met? you seem to know my sloth like habits quite well ;)

TBH I haven't even signed up yet


That came out a bit weird didn't it. In "you" i meant "me" and everyone else not you as in DA-EVO. The collective you of all you's out there.

IYSWIM


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:33 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader

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paininthe wrote:
DA-EVO wrote:
paininthe wrote:
What a great idea - anything to assist you getting of your arse.


Have we met? you seem to know my sloth like habits quite well ;)

TBH I haven't even signed up yet


That came out a bit weird didn't it. In "you" i meant "me" and everyone else not you as in DA-EVO. The collective you of all you's out there.

IYSWIM


I know that ;) however I ccertainly resemble the remark so no offence taken :) However, I have now signed up so technically I have to get on my bike some days and stuff.

Probably.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:09 pm 
retrobike rider
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Bit of a plug for Strava, just signed up and loaded my first. It compares sections of your ride with others that have travelled that same section. I'm King Of the Mountains on a Cat4 climb in Temple Newsam! (only me ridden it)

here


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:42 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Yes thats a good feature, looks good and has an Android client as well.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:51 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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been on it for a little while, but not used it very often. Quite a lot of the local Morvélo crowd use it, i think.

sportstracklive.com for me, as i got the bluetooth HRM for my birthday last year. I just transfer my routes once i'm done to see how I compare (not many up yet though)..oh yeah, and i'm on mapmyride.com too :oops: they're all good for different things, honest!

Will post up usernames for any that want them :?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:09 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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BobCatMax wrote:
been on it for a little while, but not used it very often. Quite a lot of the local Morvélo crowd use it, i think.

sportstracklive.com for me, as i got the bluetooth HRM for my birthday last year. I just transfer my routes once i'm done to see how I compare (not many up yet though)..oh yeah, and i'm on mapmyride.com too :oops: they're all good for different things, honest!

Will post up usernames for any that want them :?



Why not start a 'retrobike' bike club on there?


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