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Roller Race Wrap Up
I think I proved Simon Jackson's theory about getting faster the more you ride the rollers by being the exception to this rule! The guy timing my coughlafying run had to be woken up to stop the clock.
Bugger it, even without qualifying, I had a huge laugh last night cheering until hoarse at the riders I knew, especially Scarlett who made it to the final and almost won save for the last 50-100m!! Damn! Drat! Blast! Job well done Rollapaluza
Danzel's Rollapaluza IX video
LFGSS thread with pics, chatter, etc
Full Results from Rollapaluza 9
Rollapaluza IX-Mas Party (Updated)
Rollapaluza IX-mas party in association with LondonFGSS.com
7pm - 2am
Waterloo Action Centre
14 Baylis Road
London SE1 7AA
Entry: £5.00 plus £2.00 to race
A classic Rollapaluza night of Rock and Roller Racing.. an Open event for all London Cyclists. Roller Racing, bands, DJs and BEER!
Qualifying from 7pm
Deadley Treadleys playing live plus DJ's:
Jono, Slamm, Teenslain, J:Miah, The Living Graham Bond, Steve McColl
for more details.
Don't buy Endura socks
I don't give negative product reviews very often.. oh yeah.. that's because I don't give any product reviews very often!
Here's one: Don't buy Endura socks (I got mine from Wiggle). They are too damn thin. I wore a hole through mine in a single ride from London to Brighton (~80k). The other pairs now have holes in them from a few commutes.
Built this up yesterday after Dale got me some Fuji bars and a cog that was surely salvaged from the Titanic's engine room!
It's brakeless at the moment so it's only done a couple of nearby shopping runs but I have a brake ready to fit. The cog is slipping (not good brakeless!) so I need to show it some hippy love (that's 95kg + gravity + anger + muscle power) before smacking the lock ring down with something (the ancient cog has a sticky-outty lip that stops me using my DA lockring tool - doh!).
Initial thoughts: It's low. The saddle to bar drop is greater than on all my other bikes so I can't see myself in the drops much. Even with kinda heavy wheels it's fscking light! It's ugly (although Mal seems to like it) and it should blend in with commuter bikes at work, which was the main aim for this machine. With the cog slipping and no brakes I've not ridden it hard yet but I reckon it's gonna be pretty damn quick. Slave to the NJS and 531 need to embrace the teknology! :)
Specialized Twatster Pics
FixedGearLondon MASH Almost Official Premiere
Thanks to fixedgearlondon.com
for putting on the Almost Official Premiere of MASH
Surprised at the turnout actually - seemed to be loads of people there. The bike stack in the hallway was certainly full of lovely bike bling! Can't wait to see pics :)
Enjoyed the flick (you can see some of it on the mashsf.com
site). Bummed I had to bail early. FGL Headquarters are quite close to work so I might have to pop in for some important err "part acquisition" :)
Pics: falasunn borntolose slaam's