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Cycling's Weirdest Laws: Are You In Danger Of Breaking Them? | GCN Show Ep. 356


– From 3370 meters above sea stage at Alto de la Cuchilla in Colombia, welcome to the GCN Present – Welcome to the GCN Present

– This week, biking's weirdest legal guidelines from around the globe Are you in peril of breaking them? – We’re additionally edging ever nearer to biking's equal of the sub two hour marathon We’ve got bicycle license plates over in California, received some browsing for you, and we take a look at analysis from Molecular Range Preservation Worldwide – Ooh, plus, Dan's doing a 1000 kilometer bike journey – No I'm not

(upbeat music) This week on this planet of biking, we be taught that professional bike owner Thomas De Gendt is definitely identical to the remainder of us – Ie a traditional individual, although he's a prime professional bike owner, he's nonetheless not allowed in his personal home if he's too soiled – He's not, in reality right here he's getting jet washed after his journey earlier than he was allowed to go indoors

– We additionally realized this week that the UCI guidelines aren't maybe fairly as a lot of a restriction on bike improvement as we first thought British Biking's collaboration with Lotus and Hope as yielded this – [Dan] Wow, what are we enthusiastic about that, then? Scorching or not? – [Simon] Scorching, nicely I imply, fairly clearly it's not sizzling sizzling, is it? – [Dan] Thanks, Si, for clearing that up – Properly, you already know what I imply I imply, it's ugly, actually ugly

It's like a motorbike had an evening of ardour with a Zimmmer body nevertheless it's nonetheless very, very cool, and in addition, all as a result of the UCI relaxed their facet to width ratio factor – Properly, let's hope they don't calm down that rule an excessive amount of greater than they already did – Sure, precisely – Now earlier than we get on to some very unusual biking legal guidelines from around the globe, in case you have been upset not seeing me or Simon on the present final week– – Yeah, all two of you – Or maybe questioning the place we have been final week, we had to enter hiding, didn't we? – As a result of it turned out we had made tens of 1000’s of mountain bikers actually offended

– That’s bull (bleep) – I imply, all we did was recommend that trendy mountain bikes are boring – Yeah, we want to simply reiterate the top of the video the place we do say that we don't assume that trendy mountian bikes are literally boring, although they’ve modified essentially We might now, although, like so as to add one thing to that video, which is to say that numerous mountain bikers don't actually have a humorousness, Dan – These two guys don't know the best way to journey flat bars

– Or I can simply beat 'em up – No, they don't, we'll proceed digging on this It seems they take themselves method too critically – Yeah, large excessive and apparently relaxed is clearly critical enterprise – Whereas roadies, I imply, barely mockingly given how a lot we obsess about wattages and aerodynamics, we've needed to develop a humorousness, haven't we? As a result of we’ve to put on Lycra

– True, proper, let's speak about biking legal guidelines, then Now we've been enthusiastic about this, following a video we've been researching in regards to the legality of biking aspect by aspect – [Dan] Which is authorized, by the best way, in Australia and the UK – [Simon] Yeah, and 39 US states Now, no matter you do, don't mess with Hawaii, OK? – No, you might be allowed to journey aspect by aspect in Texas, Si, however with the caveat that you just do have to make use of your frequent sense there

– Yeah, nicely I suppose it is best to actually use that everytime you journey – Yo udo must watch out in Dallas, although, I discovered – Oh, what occurs in Dallas? – As a result of in Dallas it’s unlawful to take your bike into any public constructing, for some purpose – Actually? Proper, Australia, now, a a lot publicized regulation about necessary helmet use when biking, however, controversial, received to say, however we'll depart that there Worse for me is the very fact you've received to have a bell in your bike

– Properly, once we discovered that out, it did clarify why we get so many submissions of pimp by bells over on hack ahead slash bodge of the week The truth is, we had a traditional uploaded to the GCN app not too long ago, didn't we? Test this out Properly, it does resemble the saddle a little bit bit, I suppose – Yeah, or a fish, I feel – Sticking in Australia, really, there's additionally a regulation there that cyclists usually are not allowed to steer an animal, which implies no taking your pooch out for a mild bike journey stroll within the night

– Wow, there’s a regulation in lots of international locations, really, that stipulates that it’s important to have reflectors in your bike, each entrance and rear Fortuitously, this one doesn't appear to be significantly nicely enforced, I suppose 'trigger there's this tacit understanding that conventional reflectors are only a bit garbage, however right here within the UK there's additionally a regulation that claims it’s important to have pedal reflectors when biking at evening – Is there? – Yeah – Wow, that'd pose an issue in case you're working pace performs, wouldn't it? – Properly, or any clevers pedals, I haven't received adapters for my appears to be like – In the meantime, over in Colorado, and in reality, in Australia, which we've simply discovered, it’s important to have one hand in your handlebar, not less than, always

Which wouldn't pose an enormous downside for you or I, Si, wouldn’t it? – [Simon] No – Nevertheless it'd be blooming annoying in case you have been a rider able to profitable a motorbike race – Yeah, that's it One other one which's not going to pose a lot of an issue to us, nevertheless it seems that in Connecticut there’s a biking pace restrict Do you wish to have a guess as to what it’s? – 30 miles an hour

– No, however you're shut, 65 miles an hour – Who's going to be breaking that? – I don't know, that's fairly swift in case you ask me – There's not even many mountains round that neck of the woods, is there? – No, there usually are not A regulation right here within the UK that bans livid biking So all these mountain bikers which were commenting on our movies higher be careful

(Dan laughs) And Thailand, as nicely, based on Bike Radar it's unlawful to cycle with no shirt on – That'll be disappointing for the locals if we ever flip up, gained't it, Si? – Yeah, however think about Mario Cipollini wouldn't be allowed to go there both – No, very true certainly Proper, let's end with a regulation that was proposed over in Missouri That proposal was that each bike owner needed to journey round with a fluorescent yellow flag on their bike

(Simon groans) On prime of a 15 foot flagpole – Bloody hell! – Yeah, are you able to consider that? – No! – Fortunately, that regulation wasn't handed – No, though think about the tech alternatives Think about the aerodynamic 15 foot flagpoles I can just about hear Ollie squealing with pleasure as we discuss

– They usually could not stipulate the scale of the flag, may very well be a miniature factor on prime of a 15 foot pole, couldn't it? (Simon laughs) In case you have been going to suggest a biking regulation for the UK or wherever on this planet, what wouldn’t it be? – I’d ban dangerous vibes on bike paths, kay? Nothing upsets me extra on a motorbike path, no, critically, then when cyclists are aggressive in the direction of each other Like, I can type of perceive if you're using on the street you would possibly really feel a bit threatened and so that you're significantly assertive, borderline aggressive, however on a motorbike path there is no such thing as a room for that type of perspective Go away it on the street, please – You clearly really feel captivated with that – I do, it actually annoys me when cyclists get offended at different cyclists

– Properly, I’d ban– – Or, worse, with pedestrians, that actually annoys me – Can I get mine in? – Yeah – All proper, I’d ban boring mountain bikers (Simon exclaims) Sorry – All mountain bikers, then? – Whoa

– Ooh, no, we jest, we jest (Dan laughs) The feedback are going to go wild – Martin, sorry, sorry – Gravel bikes are mountain bikes With (bleep) handlebars

– Triathletes and mountain bikers all hate us proper now No, you already know that regulation over within the US the place in case you're driving and there's a purple gentle you're allowed to show proper so long as there's nothing coming from the left or in entrance of you? – Sure, yeah – Properly, I’d try this within the UK for cyclists, clearly turning left if it's a purple gentle and there's nothing coming – Properly, why mate, why not? – Yeah, I feel that's an incredible concept – I feel that could be a nice concept

– Wasn't mine, Stefan simply thought up that behind the digital camera, it was an incredible concept – Yeah, anyway, you all tell us within the remark part firstly what bizarre biking legal guidelines do we have to find out about so we don't fall foul of them once we're out touring round, and in addition, in case you may create your personal biking legal guidelines, what would they be? Make sure that to stay them within the remark part Now, although, we're going to go as much as London and journey again in time to Friday evening, 'trigger Hank was there, a visitor of Wahoo and Brewdog for the last word Friday evening out – He went to a brewery? – No, only a pub, mate, don't fear It's all proper

(laughs) Don't assume Dan knew about that (chill music) – Thanks guys, I made it right here to London the place I'm attending the Wahoo Zwift tour, which is named Crank It Up They've been to 6 totally different international locations, they've received 5 extra to go, and I'm right here on the seven dials Brewdog bar So to be trustworthy, Lloydy, you my buddy, are lacking out, proper, I'm going to become involved You coming, you coming? So this, the ambiance is completely booming right here, stuffed with cyclists, free Brewdog beer, and there's a Wahoo kicker up for grabs

You simply must do a hill climb, yeah About that, I might need to do it Shoot (chill music) I'm having an incredible evening right here, however the query I'm asking is is that this the last word evening out for a bike owner? I'm going to go discover out Lastly, I discovered Jason, and fortunately he's sweatier than I’m so we're good there, how are you discovering the occasion, bud? – It's nice, however I nonetheless hate hills, even when they're faux

– And is that this the last word evening out for a bike owner? Beer and hill climbs – Sure – Yeah, nothing fairly prefer it, really – Free beer and biking – It's all proper, yeah, or lemonades right here

(Hank laughs) – My job bears change from being introduced to beer holder There you go (chill music) Excellent bottle of B I discovered myself in the course of the mosh pit I feel it's my flip to have a go on the hill climb

Unsure how I'm going to get on, although – [Announcer] Three, two, one, let's make some climbs! (chill music) – I'm not going to lie, hill climbs are by no means simple And with a pint underneath you, they're even more durable Proper, Lloydy, you're right here subsequent time Whoo! What an evening

I've solely simply realized I've been consuming alcohol free beer Nevertheless it's been completely cracking evening, received hill climb in, didn't do too nicely, however there's at all times subsequent time, proper? Now I'm going to hit Harry Potter land I'm simply ready, I'm certain they're going to open in a minute How a lot is it, mate? 40, do you reckon I can put it on bills? (upbeat music) – Dan simply made me a cup of tea while James was doing that, thanks, mate – Properly that’s the kind of beneficiant individual I’m, Si

– Known as bribery, as one can find out shortly – It’s now time to your weekly GCN inspiration, which is the place you submit your inspirational pictures or movies, we've not had movies for a short time, have we? In return for probably profitable considered one of three prizes – That's proper, this week, third place is a a lot coveted GCN preserve cup – Second place will get you a 3 month free subscription to the GNC Membership, and on prime of that, GCN inventory E group, which you’ll be able to see behind us there – I like these, considered one of my private favorites

After which first prize, firstly, it's a replica of our new guide, The Plant Based mostly Bike owner, which may be very thrilling – Yeah, first place is principally a bundle this week, innit? Since you additionally get a GCN emblem hoodie – Woohoo, the traditional, after which additionally, a striped T shirt, which I’m significantly keen on – Yeah? All of which can be found at shopglobalcyclingnetwork

com Proper, let's transfer on In third place this week and receiving the preserve cup is Mike from Mohonk Protect and gardener over within the USA "New bike day journey in my yard, and sure I do know the cranks aren't stage" – [Simon] I feel we will forgive him, 'trigger his chainstays aren't stage both, are they? There's no method you're going to get round that

– [Dan] I've not seen chainstays raised like that earlier than – [Simon] Properly, it's a brand new allied time period, now you point out it (laughs) I feel that it's a really good picture – I had a GCN tech clinic final week (laughs) – You're swiftly coming over the uneven chainstays

– Went down nicely, received numerous likes A load of dislikes as nicely (Simon laughs) – Anyway, I feel that's an incredible picture I feel there's numerous autumnal slash fall colours happening for the time being and I'm a sucker for it I like a little bit of purple

– So we must always most likely transfer on to second, as a result of that's precisely what we've received there – That's proper, that is from Colin Fiedler, who was out for a journey along with his spouse on an area path Take a look at that! – [Dan] Do you reckon there's been any filters placed on that one? – [Simon] I don't know, I hope not, as a result of that’s insanely superb – [Dan] Pops – [Simon] It actually does pop, yeah, I simply

– Yeah, tell us in case you've messed about with it, however regardless, it appears to be like nice, that picture, doesn't it? Anyway, receiving the bundle because the winner of first prize this week is, Guenther over in decrease Austria "Stunning Sunday morning journey earlier than breakfast, beautiful using via the hills and woods of the Wienerwald" – [Simon] Guenther, are you able to tell us whether or not Wienerwald interprets actually as sausage world? As a result of, nicely, it sounds prefer it does

A wiener world? – [Dan] Properly, let's not focus an excessive amount of on the place it was and simply take a look at that picture, Si That's precisely a type of days the place you simply know that the mist goes to elevate, it's going to be a ravishing sunny autumn journey – [Simon] That does look superb, isn't it? And probably the most inspirational factor about that, Dan, is that that wouldn't look vastly dissimilar within the depths of winter, both, in order that type of makes me fairly longing for the following few months – [Dan] That sneaky little stick holding the bike up? – Properly, one thing's received to be maintaining it upright, isn't it? – In any other case he did a really timed picture – Yeah, anyway, worthy winner, Guenther, that’s unbelievable

And please preserve your inspirational pictures coming in – Yeah, nicely, really, a reminder you can now try this by submitting them on the GCN app, which is in reality, the place we received all of our winners from this week – That's proper, yeah, your inspirational picture on the app type of backfired a little bit bit – [Dan] It backfired, yeah, I didn't actually assume that via – [Simon] No, I don't assume you probably did

– Though I wasn't anticipating it to be promoted fairly a lot on the GCN present final week – Properly, for context, in case you didn't see it, Dan principally put a put up up and stated he’ll journey a kilometer for each like that the put up will get, and your journey's going to be fairly lengthy now, isn't it? – Properly, I imply, in my head I couldn't think about that we’d have had greater than, let's say, 100 or a 150 app customers, however because it seems we've received not less than a thousand – Yeah, so Dan's received a thousand and one thing kilometer bike journey coming proper up – No, as a result of fortunately I didn't say a time span for the stated kilometers, I can do all of it, nicely, I'll do all these in 2020 – No, no, you aren’t getting out of it that simply

I suggest, and I've given this some thought, that this maybe may very well be your December problem So it’s important to do it throughout Introduction, from the primary of December proper via to Christmas Eve it’s important to cowl off all of those kilometers and– – That's not too dangerous – the clock will preserve ticking, so if you wish to obtain the app and begin liking Dan's put up, then there's nonetheless time to make him journey additional than that – Oh no, I'm not maintaining doing it – Oh sure, completely, that's the principles, that's the principles

It's a accomplished deal – No, wait (trumpet performs) – It's now time for Biking Shorts – Biking Shorts now, and we'll begin with the information that Filippo Ganna has simply smashed the person pursuit world document, which now stands at simply 4 minutes and 2486 seconds, which is totally bonkers, and if we have to state the plain, that's averaging just below 60 kilometers per hour by yourself from a standing begin

– Even if you go downhill at 60Ok that feels actually, actually fast – Yeah, it does – As you may think about, aerodynamicist guru Xavier Disley was maintaining a really shut eye on Ganna's performances over in Minsk, and afterwards he got here up along with his conventional charts, with doc his lap by lap occasions And it seems it additionally did a unfavourable break up So principally he received sooner and sooner and sooner, till, I feel, simply the final lap he slowed barely

– Yeah, and he peaked at what, 62 level one thing kilometers per hour? – He certified 627, yeah – Yeah, now keep in mind that the 4 rider group pursuit didn't go as quick as that till, what, 20 one thing years in the past? – 1993 – It actually does put it into perspective – It does, yeah, we additionally Xavier whether or not he thought that these enhancements within the particular person pursuit time have been solely all the way down to improved aerodynamics, and he really stated no, energy outputs amongst trendy riders are additionally bettering because of trendy coaching strategies

– That’s good to know, isn't it? 'Trigger you wouldn't need, like, an aerodynamics arms race being the one purpose for it – That's true – We did, after all, then ask what it might take to go sub 4 minutes, and apparently 20 watts, or a 5% discount in drag, if the circumstances have been the identical as in Minsk on the weekend, however in additional favorable circumstances, ie decrease air density or one thing, it might take simply 5 additional watts to interrupt 4 minutes, and let's face it, you may at all times squeeze out 5 additional watts, can't you? Simply attempt a little bit bit more durable, Filippo

– It's solely two seconds, isn't it, Filippo? That is the legendary 4 minute barrier that grew to become legendary about two weeks in the past, wasn't it? After the sub two hour marathon – If solely we'd been making a factor about it for years, however no, we're just a bit bit on the social gathering – Does make you surprise, although, whether or not that is going to be damaged earlier than the top of this monitor season? – I'd assume it most likely can be, don't you? – Yeah, like I stated, it's solely two seconds – Yeah, precisely – Go Filippo

(Simon laughs) Now in different information, you at the moment are in a position to make use of your Canyon bike formally on an indoor coach – [Simon] Sure, from one sort of indoor biking to a different, and this one would possibly sound unusual, 'trigger a great deal of us have already been utilizing Canyons on indoor trainers and in reality Canyon have a professional indoor biking group However, as with many, many different manufacturers on the market, the actual stresses that indoor trainers could or could not have been inserting on frames hadn't been absolutely examined, and due to this fact utilizing your bike on an indoor coach meant that it wasn't absolutely lined by guarantee – However Canyon clearly realized how many people do wish to use their bikes on an indoor coach with out worry of any penalties, and they also have elevated the scope of their normal high quality testing processes – Yeah, principally what which means is that six fashions have now been cleared to be used on indoor trainers with a guaranty

– Sticking with indoor using, Zwift have stated that they’re going to donate $25,000 to the charity Movember if customers are capable of full an in sport mission – That's proper, the mission for Zwift being to get 10,000 customers to finish both using or working 99 hours in sport in November So if you wish to become involved on this, and any time you get on Zwift it would rely, you simply received to enroll in sport after which journey away Or run, in reality, in case you actually need

– It's a disgrace it doesn't coincide with my festive thousand, actually, Si, isn't it? – Properly, yeah, however not sufficient hours, mate Simply going to be a tiny fraction of that one thousand and one thing kilometers – [Dan] Yeah, most likely a couple of hundred kilometers – Proper, Dan, is it time for some biking themed science? – That relies upon, what's the journal? – It’s the Molecular Range Preservation Worldwide – Certainly one of my favorites, crack on! – Thanks, Dan, now this one, as ever, comes from a tweet by Biking Science

And the journal article is in regards to the results of fluid consumption in a one hour biking time trial efficiency undertaken by skilled endurance athletes The conclusion, Dan, finest to drink in any respect – I used to be actually stunned about that conclusion, 'trigger in case you're in a sizzling time trial certainly you wish to drink one thing, however the laboratory circumstances for the 9 members have been fairly sizzling at 30 levels centigrade, and as you stated, the conclusion was principally {that a} preplanned hydration technique or a drink to thirst technique was no higher than consuming nothing in any respect – I simply can't get my head round this You possibly can't go for an hour with out consuming it doesn’t matter what, are you able to? So there we go

Now, from one hour actions to a different one hour exercise, and the cyclocross season is gathering tempo For many individuals it's gathering tempo as a result of Mathieu van der Poel made his return on the Superprestige in Ruddervoorde He didn't make it look fairly as simple as regular I imply, it took till mid race to dispatch all of his opponents, however he nonetheless had sufficient within the tank left on the finish for this (crowd cheers) – Are you aware what that's known as? – What, the soar? – Yeah

– No, what? – Stease, model with ease – Steasy, sure – A mountain biker with no humorousness informed me that yesterday (Simon laughs) Anyway, Jeremy caught up with Mathieu van der Poel earlier than he launched into his race – I'm right here with Mathieu van der Poel

The way you feeling at this time, man? – For now I'm feeling fairly good, so (laughs) it's very nice climate right here at this time and, yeah, I'm excited – Yeah, it's your first race again, clearly You haven’t raced towards Eli Iserbyt or Tom Pidcock, they've been exhibiting that they've received nice kind arising Excited, nervous, most likely each? – Yeah, not likely nervous, biking is one thing I do for a very long time now, so it's a behavior and yeah, I'm a little bit bit curious how the blokes are doing and yeah, I'm trying ahead to it – You're prepared to tear

And this course, particularly, do you prefer it, is it one thing that favors you? – Yeah, it's considered one of my favourite, particularly in these circumstances and yeah, I hope I discover the nice tempo at this time and have an excellent method – By the best way, in case you haven't already heard, we now have a biking podcast devoted to cyclocross, which is out for the time being each single week Jeremy is on the head on this, and nice stuff happening there, together with weekly contributions from three time former world champion Erwin Vervecken – I do know, how cool is that, Erwin Vervecken? There we go, and Eli undoubtedly will likely be guesting on there quickly after his efficiency on the weekend within the video (upbeat music) – Eli's undoubtedly received an excellent humorousness, hasn't he? – He does, yeah

– He has to have, with abilities like that on a cyclocross bike, that was so humorous, that video – What the (bleep) is that? – Proper, shifting on, because of all of you who preordered our first ever GCN guide entitled The Plant Based mostly Bike owner Been fairly overwhelmed by the response really – [Simon] We’ve got, yeah, been good – However it’s a nice guide, as a result of primarily it options a great deal of footage of me and Si consuming

– Yeah, wasn't that– – We had an incredible day, didn't we? – Wasn't that unbelievable? "Right here, eat this" "Yeah, all proper, good" "Right here, eat that" "Ooh, yeah, unbelievable" – I lucked out greater than you, didn't I? As a result of while you simply had a load of snacks to eat, I ended up with the post-ride meal and the dessert

– [Simon] You probably did, sure – [Dan] That video'll be coming quickly – Yeah we received two extra recipe movies with Nigel coming quickly In case you haven't discovered a lot about The Plant Based mostly Bike owner Guide, then do ensure you take a look over on the GCN store Nigel is a little bit of a legend and he's been working in biking as a prime nutritionist for an extended, very long time, hasn't he? He is aware of his onions

– Proper, earlier than we end Biking Shorts, we’re going to let some fortunate winners know who they’re, principally That is the continental tie giveaway – That's proper, so we’ve Conrad Whiston, who has requested clincher tires We received Willian, Willian? William Cumberlidge, sorry, William Cumberlidge What a shock, I've tousled two names on the bounce, and he's requested tubeless GP 5000s

After which lastly Sven Lange, who's additionally after some tubeless GP 5000s – You bought the overseas one proper – I do know, bizarre, that, innit? – Yeah, nicely accomplished to all of you, we'll received these prizes out to you within the put up as quickly as attainable (drill whirs) Subsequent up, hack ahead slash bodge of the week And this phase additionally you may add your hacks and bodges by way of the GCN app

Properly, the primary one really I seen over on Twitter, so I wrote to Mark Scott and requested him to ship me – Ooh, good! the unique picture, he carved this pumpkin – [Simon] Which is neither a hack nor a bodge It's a pumpkin, isn't it? With a motorbike on it – [Dan] However he's hacked the pumpkin, hasn't he? – [Simon] Oh, I see what you imply! – Sure, no, he has hacked away on the pumpkin Yeah, no, I like that

– [Dan] Spectacular, isn't it? Higher than the smile and the 2 eyes that I did – I did a smile and two eyes as nicely, however I did make the pumpkin seeds into enamel, which I used to be significantly happy with – Properly, Lorraine made the pumpkin seeds, my spouse, right into a kind of spew popping out of the mouth (Simon laughs) – Did she? That’s unbelievable Present me an image later

(Dan laughs) – Will do, anyway, shifting on – Yeah, shifting on to this one from Matthias from Germany Ooh, I like this one, mate, so that is all about that pesky off heart gentle, this time of yr you've received lights in your bike How annoying is it to have it on one aspect of your handlebars? Matthias has fitted this one beneath his Garmin mount – [Dan] To take action he's dismantled his girlfriend's headlamp, which he apologizes for right here

– [Simon] Oh expensive, I really purchased a GoPro mount attachment for my gentle off the web the opposite day and I'm very excited to be utilizing that quickly – Off the web store website? – It was a web based store, yeah, it was, yeah – Proper, shifting on, we had this despatched in by Evan in Australia, not too long ago purchased a Cannondale that got here with imaginative and prescient metric handlebars As these are flat he was unable to clip on his aerobars So somewhat than pay some huge cash to get some new appropriate aerobars he designed a brand new element which permits current ones to suit on his bike

– Wowee, which is an extended winded method of claiming he's 3D printed some new mounts for his aerobars, which is kind of spectacular, actually – I like the best way he says that, "I've ridden 200 kilometers with no points," as if that's going to be the top of that – Sure, and he's additionally designed in a mechanism of failure that might be much less catastrophic, which I feel is an excellent plan, Evan, in case you've received plastic, hack Sure, and go cautious Proper, and subsequent up we've received this one from PaulMaron77

He stated, "I used to be out for a spin and I noticed this" Properly, what’s that, Paul? – Gripping – Properly, yeah, however what’s it? – [Dan] I don't even know – [Simon] Why have been they there? – [Dan] I imply, in the event that they have been the opposite method spherical it might be kind of aerobar hack, wouldn't it, not less than? – [Simon] No, I don't perceive that – Properly, possibly somebody can enlighten us as to why you would possibly wish to have two of these items hooked up to your handlebars

– I don't even know they're known as (laughter) – In case you can advise us as to what's on the handlebars, after which what they may be used for, that might be excellent, within the remark part down beneath – Proper, Michael Velo noticed this on a Fb group, don't know if it was a hack or a bodge It ain't silly if it really works Properly, that's an excellent use of a reflector

(Dan laughs) I like that – [Dan] It's nearly a hack, really, isn't it? – Yeah, I feel it does I imply, the one downside is clearly your chain would possibly come off the opposite aspect So that you type of want another kind of, I imply, most kind of chain, what are they known as, catchers? Are going to go excessive, don't they? So maybe in case you may trend some type of 3D printed factor which may bodge the hack – Are we saying bodge then, bodge for the final? – [Simon] Large bodge, yeah

– Proper, don't neglect you will get contain on this via the GCN app or certainly you may nonetheless use the add, there's a hyperlink to that within the description beneath (upbeat music) – It's Caption Competitors now, that time within the present the place you get your probability to get your arms on a coveted GCN elite waterbottle, ooh! Which these are the brand new ones, trying type of cool, aren't they? – They do like good, yeah – They do All you bought to do is give us a caption, a humorous caption, to a photograph that we're about to present you Firstly, although, outcomes from final week

– Sure, final week's picture was this one from the Sitanna Criterion the place there have been a load of cyclists wearing judo outfits Our winner this week is Wai Kin Lee Caption: Preparations for the judo d'italia – I like that, yeah, that put a smile on my face – Solely received 10 likes however I believed it deserved much more

– Properly, yeah, I imply, it's not like fun out loud factor it's like a, "Oh, I see what you probably did there, that's fairly intelligent, isn't it?" – Is that why you didn't simply giggle out loud? – Yeah, principally (laughs) In contrast to, I've received an excellent feeling about this one That is this week's caption picture Which was taken at Ruddervoorde on the weekend, I’d think about? – [Dan] That’s Eli Iserbyt – [Simon] Course it’s, yeah

– We’re going to begin you off How was your kind? Snot dangerous (Simon laughs) – No critically, that one was fairly humorous first time spherical, genuinely did giggle out loud – However not second time spherical? (laughs) – Properly, it's onerous to have a kind of pure laughter, isn't it, however – That was seen (Simon laughs) Proper, tell us your finest captions within the feedback part down beneath and we'll choose a winner this time subsequent week And don't neglect, Wai, to get involved together with your tackle in order that we will get that to you – That's proper

– It's that a part of the present the place you’ve a possibility to win three months free subscription to Zwift To place your self in for an opportunity, all it is advisable do is ask us a coaching associated query within the feedback part down beneath utilizing the hashtag #askGCNtraining This week's winner is Cam, who says – What's his surname? (Dan laughs) – Sorry, I simply realized there's no probability I'm going to to have the ability to pronounce his identify proper, however Cam I can get proper, anyway "How usually ought to I try an FTP check? I began a six week FTP coaching program on Zwift and have been logging my outcomes and progress up to now

However I don't actually wish to undergo the struggling that comes with an FTP check each week Ought to I wait till this system is completed earlier than my subsequent check? – The quick reply is, sure, completely I feel you undoubtedly wouldn't get any profit from doing an FTP check each week Firstly 'trigger it's fairly demanding, secondly 'trigger it gained't really make you that a lot fitter and due to this fact you're utilizing a day of coaching, and thirdly, I feel it's a type of issues the place you may look a little bit bit too intently for a development, can't you? – Like weight – Properly, precisely

In case you weigh your self every single day you then get a bit slowed down, don't you? Whereas really in case you check your FTP each six weeks or so or each three months or so, you then get to see that good development hopefully constructing over time if you've had time to really make these enhancements They take some time to return don't they, generally? – Yeah, they do, I don't assume I've ever heard of anyone doing an FTP check each single week You undoubtedly don't want to do this And in case you do hate them, loads of individuals do, 'trigger they're actually onerous, aren't they? I feel it is advisable solely do them each three to 4 months As a result of there's an previous saying in wattage discussion board circles

(Simon laughs) – Oh my goodness! – Coaching is testing and testing is coaching – And what does that imply? – Properly, principally if you do a check you might be nonetheless coaching your self however you may measure your coaching, no, you may measure your testing via coaching (Simon laughs) Principally what it means is that if you're utilizing an influence meter each single day, you may type of see whether or not you're getting fitter, as a result of if the coaching that you just prescribe your self or that your coach prescribes you feels fairly simple and also you're finishing with out too many issues, it most likely signifies that your FTP's gone up and it is advisable alter it ever so barely Anyway, in case you'd prefer to get your self in for the possibility of profitable three months free subscription to Zwift, don't neglect to become involved with a training or coaching associated query within the feedback beneath, hashtag #AskGCNtraining (upbeat music) – Okay, time now for our feedback of the week that you’ve got been leaving beneath our movies

Some good ones from Ollie and Jeremy – First off, there have been a great deal of actually good ones beneath the present final week however we thought we wouldn't learn any of them out – Completely not, no method – Yeah, underneath Ollie and Jeremy's cyclocross video "Ollie runs like a drunk crab

" – [Dan] (laughs) I did giggle at that – [Simon] That one got here from Actual Cider Opinions, so he clearly would know – Proper, shifting on to the Ted King gravel tires, which is an excellent video, they’d this remark from Linus Owens, "Hey, this beat me on the SBT GRVL," which is a steamboat gravel, "by 5 and a half hours, I don't actually know why anybody thinks he's an professional" Relatively good, isn't he, Ted King, at gravel endurance races? – Properly, you additionally level out, he rode for Cervelo TestTeam – Properly you then identified that he went via a whole 20 minute video with out mentioning that he used to journey for the Cervelo TestTeam

(Simon laughs) It's exceptional that some individuals can try this, isn't it? In the meantime, Rodney Eason wrote, "Maybe a JPow and Ted versus Dan and Si journey sooner or later? – Properly, yeah, I don't know whether or not we'd stand a distant probability up towards JPow and Ted – It must be a handicapped race of some type, wouldn't it? – Yeah, or within the pub, maybe – Yeah, nicely, we'd stand an opportunity there – Properly, that's it, I could lead on you out and you then'd end off the job Proper then, beneath the highest biking errors video, which was one other belter from Chris and James, Michael Lonetto stated, "Risks of fork mounted roof rack, I as soon as left my entrance wheel leaning on a tree in my driveway

" Oh man, I guess, after all, he did have his sneakers So there we go, not less than you would do a wheelie – A clipped in wheelie – Precisely, yeah A hazard wheelie, we generally name them

– Proper them, arising on the channel over the following seven days, on Wednesday we're going to point out you the best way to keep using outside for your complete winter So in case you hate using indoors regardless of all the brand new expertise that retains it entertaining, we've received some ideas for you On Thursday, we're going to provide the prime 10 climbs of the skilled biking season in 2019 And on Friday we're going to point out you the best way to shoulder your bike in cyclocross, and it's Ollie that's going to show you (Simon laughs) – Working like a drunk crab

No, Jeremy, you'll be grateful, on the helm on that one Then on Saturday we take a look at the bizarre world of British hill climb racing, fairly cool, that one After which on Sunday, what occurs when a professional bike owner goes bike-packing? Hank received his first style of in a single day journey That’s nicely value a watch, so do ensure you verify that one out – Additionally on Sunday over on GCN Racing we’ve stay protection of the European Cyclocross Championships you can watch in case you're not in Europe, Si, or in Australia

I do know that sounds barely ironic, however if you’re in Europe you'll be capable to catch that on Eurosport – However that's van der Poel in motion once more, isn't it? Presumably – It will likely be – Ooh, good one, after which after all Monday over on the Racing Channel we’ve the Racing new present, after which we'll be again subsequent week with the GCN present (upbeat music) Now we're getting on to the top of the GCN present, however there’s nonetheless time for Excessive Nook

And simply as nicely, 'trigger this week it's browsing – Yeah, everybody's been questioning what the browsing factor was within the intro however now they're going to search out out – Right here you go, so Nopinz have made a very cool little video the place their ambassador Andrew Cotton, who's a prolific large wave surfer, reveals how he makes use of biking as rehabilitation from large wave browsing accidents Which is what's coming proper up (upbeat music) However if you would like some extra biking, right here's some extra of Ollie falling off

(bleep) (gentle music) – Nonetheless discover that humorous – Yeah – Even now Good work, Ollie Proper, that’s all for this week's GCN present

Don't neglect to assist us with the whole lot that we've requested you for within the feedback part down beneath – You've received fairly an extended checklist, really, haven't you? – Yeah, higher begin ticking it off – Bike legal guidelines, shoe drying hacks – That was most likely about it, the caption competitors as nicely Anyway, (overlapping chatter)

We've received two extra movies that we will advocate to you now in case you haven't already watched them First up, Si and Nig did their recipe for using snacks, which you could find simply down right here And over right here you could find me presenting the Racing Information present – Yeah, and don't neglect these snacks are from The Plant Based mostly Bike owner guide Have we talked about that already at this time? In all probability we’ve, haven't we?

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