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My cycling December will be non-existent (no Festive 500) due to going back into hospital for surgery (removal of the titanium hardware in my wrist will lead to 1 to 2 months off the bike).

After a few weeks I may be able to get back on the indoor trainer if I don't put any weight on my wrist.

All-in-all, it'll be a rest, Xmas in the Lake District (England), and back to trying to get some form back in the new year.
 

luka

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Jan 13, 2015
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Running a bit ahead of myself, but saluting the coming weekend!

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After riding a lot and neglecting maintenance (see 1st two pics) I've done an overhaul on the Wilier a bit at a time over the last two weeks or so, as I was unable to ride as much. Everything got disassembled, cleaned, lubed, put back with the proper torque, the whole deal. Did a thorough inspection of tyres (swapped the front for rear too, to better distribute the wear), piled the brake pads, fine-centered the calipers, changed the chain etc.

Thanks to our admin here for drawing the world's attention to this issue, I even checked my RD spring for this symptom, but it felt pretty good as is, so haven't had to do this just now. Definitely a problem that does not get as much attention as it's potential damage warrants, as @macrophotofly can attest.

Anyway, bike feels smooth and almost like new now. As I mostly ride the other one, the Wilier should now be good for most, if not all, of 2017. :cool:
 

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My plan for Sunday was to roll out early and get several hours on the trails riding solo. My daughter had a different idea and she won.



So 2 hours on the mamachari and a quick stop at Doutor for a snack - our morning ride was a success.
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But I still wanted some trail time. So after lunch, my wife and daughter went to take a nap, I grabber a bike and took off.



Picked a route that left me climbing for 30 minutes to descend for 5. That is the worst part of the local trails.


But at least there is a view from the top.

I also used this ride as a chance to test out the new GoPro and get used to how it works vs the old one.
Sadly, I missed some stuff I thought I was recording and recorded some stuff I didn't know was recording.
I need to pay a tad more attention when starting/stopping the recording.
I did note quickly - The Hero5Session video and sound quality killed my Hero2.
Initial reaction is that I like it a lot more than the Hero2 and Virb.
 

bloaker

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Due to last night's rain and my desire to not destroy trails, I had to abort my original route. I decided to take in the colors of fall and just chill. The colors did not disappoint.



I did bring some of the trial home with me tho...

 
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luka

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Speaking of bike crimes, almost got doored during the evening commute. The taxi on the left is parked, the black car straight up is stopped for a red light, giving no sign whatsoever that it might open the door suddenly. The lane to the left of it is open after the taxi.

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I go between them very cautiously, as I usually always assume the worst. And all of a sudden, just as I was going past, the doors fully open.

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Because of the slow speed I managed to take sharp left and avoid it, but oyaji got a big oi and a glare. Looked like some big shot with a driver or something. FFS
 
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Great sunrise this morning but cold. -2 degC around the lake, frost on the ground. Starting to get down there.