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Martine

Member since Apr 2014 • Last active Dec 2016
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Dutch female cyclist that likes a challenge. I have been cycling on my road bike since 6 years, both solo and in groups, and enjoy long distance rides into the country side. Recently started racing, managing to get cat 3 in May. Member of the committee, responsible for woman racing and general running.

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  • in Clipping in
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    @JennMairead I am also a female with long legs, and all my frames are 'male'. The major thing I changed was a shorter stem (standard 200mm, mine 100mm) to compensate for shorter arms (so no lower back pain due to overstretching), and shorter handlebars to match my shoulder width (to net get pain in my shoulders/higher back). If you buy new from a shop you should be able to get this for free or only a little bit extra, as they just swap the handlebars and stem.

    I find a good fit is more important then weight on your comfy/heavy/slower -> less comfy/light/fast scale. Also everyone is different so some frames just are better for you then others independent of prize.

    Good luck with finding your bike and with future rides.

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    @Eskimojudi it is a bit of a long shot but do register your bike at Stolen-bikes.co.uk

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    @Eskimojudi I am sorry to hear that! I really don't get why and how people justify stealing other peoples property!

    Where did you stop for a drink?

  • in Clipping in
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    Yes, we leave at 8:30 so be there 5 minutes before. Have a nice ride.

  • in Clipping in
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    Yes there will be a B-ride @user6786

  • in Clipping in
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    @user58903 You are welcome on Sunday. There will be a C-ride and already quite some people expressed interest.

  • in Clipping in
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    only members can post on the other forums. Once you sign up @Orestis will manually activate your email address. But this can take a few days if he is busy. If it takes longer than that message him.

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    no need to worry. You should be fine with the C ride @Jacob

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    What speed and distances do you do @Jacob

  • in Clipping in
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    Dear @Jacob Are you happy with 60-70km? In that case yes you are welcome to join this Sunday.

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