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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: September 15, 2017, 09:37:24 AM »
La Dordogne, tres beau endroit! The madras popover is very nice too, but what I'm curious about are the shades in the second pic, I'd swear they're a pair of Ray Ban Clubmasters. Funny cos' I've just bought the Clubmasters with prescription lenses (not tinted).
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They are similar to Clubmasters, but are dead stock by an unknown maker that I picked up from American Apparel 5 or 6 years ago.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:53:23 PM »
Due to a combination of work, holidays and training to cycle from London to Paris, I've not posted a great deal recently.

Just a couple from the last few months:


I've posted a few details about this ride on the cycling sub forum, but hey, I was in lycra for 4 days at the start of this month so it's still relevant here :-) A celebration pic of me and my mates having finished riding from London to Paris over 4 days.


Me & the good lady enjoying the view on holiday in the Dordogne. Apologies for the unbuttoned top button but it was damn hot and we'd walked a few miles to get to the top.


Waiting for lunch...Ralph Lauren pop over (no Pony logo on this one) and cheap Specsavers prescription sunglasses.


Park & Ride French style...

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Cycling / Re: London to Paris...Completed!
« on: September 14, 2017, 08:47:50 AM »
I'll keep an eye out for any sale reductions for the Speedplays or add them to my Christmas wish list :-)

The Shimano pedals do have a fair degree of movement, and my knees hurt less when I'm cycling that they do when I bend them in normal day to day use. I just think it's age related...at 52 I've realised that things are starting to hurt more, especially around the lower back and my knees and oddly one elbow. The good thing about riding is that my arse hurts so much that I tend to forget the other pains :-)

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Cycling / Re: Cool cycling clobber
« on: September 14, 2017, 08:35:44 AM »
Yes, this one and a few of their T Shirts too. It's a great bit of kit but definitely one for wearing off the bike.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: September 13, 2017, 01:17:05 PM »
smashing jacket, Laird, you didn't happen to notice if they had any big boy sizes?

looks like you could be in luck https://www.peterwerth.co.uk/clothing/blazers/stoker-dogtooth-cotton-workwear-blazer-charcoal-p1q16008-char.html

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Cycling / Re: Cool cycling clobber
« on: September 13, 2017, 12:45:08 PM »
My most recent cycling related purchase:




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Cycling / Re: London to Paris...Completed!
« on: September 13, 2017, 12:40:58 PM »
What pedals are you using Steve? I had similar problems with my knees till I started using speedplay pedals with full float. Worth a try

I'm using Shimano pedals (their entry level ones http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-pd-r540-spd-sl-sport-pedals/ )

To be honest my knees are painful if I crouch down, or bend etc ... I don't think it's the cycling which is the cause. My old man had bad knees around his mid 50's and has recently had two new titanium ones fitted. I may end up going the same way :-)

I've often looked at the Speedplay pedals but the price has always put me off trying them...I think the base ones are around 100 a pair rising to well over 400.

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Cycling / Re: Cool cycling clobber
« on: September 13, 2017, 08:48:40 AM »
I purchased the last two along with another one that you've not pictured. They were in the sale at about a tenner each. The quality is superb too.

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Cycling / Re: London to Paris...Completed!
« on: September 13, 2017, 08:47:07 AM »
Good pics Steve . What is the strap below your knee , is it something to do with the Craft ?

Not that sinister I'm afraid Simon. Have suffered with knee pain for a while now...think it's a touch of arthritis. The strapping was something my chiropractor suggested.

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Cycling / Re: London to Paris...Completed!
« on: September 12, 2017, 12:25:24 PM »
Cheers Bill & Simon.

It was definitely the hardest physical thing I've ever done, but oddly I enjoyed almost every mile of it. The second day from Dunkirk to Abbeville was really hard at over 157k of riding which equated to over 8 hours in the saddle. We rode as a team of four aka
The Cider Riders, and had jerseys made up with the Team Logo on them. Think they looked quite nice.

I've managed to find a new photo hosting site and hope this works:







In this photo from the ride to Dover the chap in front of me is getting a helping hand up a long uphill drag...yours truly riding behind seems to be enjoying the pain :-)







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