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  • daleftw
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    Yeah, think it’ll just take some getting used to. Won’t be putting the clipless pedals on for while though because that combination will end badly 😆

    daleftw
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    titusrider – Member
    live by the rules:
    http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

    Yeah, my mate made me aware of the rules when I told him I’d just be wearing my usual Endura baggy shorts on the bike 😆

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Re: The turbo trainer – Yeah, already got one

    take one of the greatest sports in the world and take all the fun stuff out of it. Awesome.
    I can just about cope with running machines coz running is rubbish anyway, no way could I hack turbo sessions tho.

    But you know, each to their own.

    get out find a nice smooth open road and break yourself, thrash your legs so hard they are shaking and you have difficulty walking through the front door when you get home. Road bikes are good for breaking yourself.

    daleftw
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    D0NK – Membertake one of the greatest sports in the world and take all the fun stuff out of it. Awesome.
    I can just about cope with running machines coz running is rubbish anyway, no way could I hack turbo sessions tho.
    But you know, each to their own.

    get out find a nice smooth open road and break yourself, thrash your legs so hard they are shaking and you have difficulty walking through the front door when you get home. Road bikes are good for breaking yourself.

    See, now I love my turbo trainer because I kill myself on it. I love seeing how high my heart rate is, how much sweat is dripping off me. Sounds daft, but I tend to push myself harder on the turbo 😆

    Love my 15 minute warm up, sprint for 30 seconds, recover for 4 minutes, sprint for 30 seconds, rinse and repeat routine.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    as a training aid they kinda make sense and yeah I guess you can go balls out without having to worry about traffic, still not proper riding tho is it? Where’s the speed, the adrenaline, the rushing wind, the views, the fresh air?
    I’m oot 🙂

    daleftw
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    D0NK – Member
    as a training aid they kinda make sense and yeah I guess you can go balls out without having to worry about traffic, still not proper riding tho is it? Where’s the speed, the adrenaline, the rushing wind, the views, the fresh air?
    I’m oot

    Get all that on the TV I can watch while doing it man. 😆

    Haze
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    If/when you get the spare cash I would seriously consider ditching the CB’s and buying dedicated road shoes and pedals.

    Easily the best ‘upgrade’ I made early on, I thought I was doing fine on my Candy’s until I stepped into some proper pedals!

    Premier Icon edhornby
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    proper road pedals and shoes are a worthwile addition, the shimano RL450 or what ever they call them, the bottom of the range ones are great

    toe overlap does happen on rare occasions but shouldn’t on corners; hands on the bottom of the drops covering the brakes, elbows bent and tucked in, outside foot at the bottom of the stroke, press on the outside pedal, slight cock of the inside knee and look forward through the corner

    oh yeah, don’t put tools in your pocket unless they are in a protective something, otherwise they become an implement to puncture the skin on your back if you come off, the pockets are for food and a small packing waterproof/arm warmers for emergencies

    garmins aren’t necessary either, just print out rough directions from google maps at work.

    enjoy 🙂

    daleftw
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    edhornby – Member
    toe overlap does happen on rare occasions but shouldn’t on corners; hands on the bottom of the drops covering the brakes, elbows bent and tucked in, outside foot at the bottom of the stroke, press on the outside pedal, slight cock of the inside knee and look forward through the corner

    oh yeah, don’t put tools in your pocket unless they are in a protective something, otherwise they become an implement to puncture the skin on your back if you come off, the pockets are for food and a small packing waterproof/arm warmers for emergencies

    Like I say, I’m fine when the bike is moving, just when I have to pedal and turn – Like turning left at a T junction. Will just take some time to get in the habit of pushing off, turning, then pedalling.

    Second point is a great shout, definitely getting myself a saddlebag.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    daleftw – if you want a nice new small saddlebag I have one on the classifieds 🙂

    stevewhyte
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    I just love rule 42.

    Premier Icon Pawsy_Bear
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    I turbo I the winter, makes a significant difference to my mtb riding. I’m just that much fitter. It serves no other purpose. When it’s warmer I ride more out doors. Makes sense to me.

    cynic-al
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    Most of the rules are BS.

    But any time you see a guy on a decent road bike in baggys you do wonder what he’s trying to prove.

    wingnuts
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    Was riding with Fedor den Hertog in 197something (google him) when he was on a visit here. He said to ride well you had to do miles and eat peas! He obviously hadn’t heard of the rules ….. He was wearing one of those full flap fur hats!

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    any time you see a guy on a decent road bike in baggys you do wonder what he’s trying to prove

    that he doesn’t like having his spuds on show?

    CaptJon
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    cynic-al – Member
    Most of the rules are BS.

    But any time you see a guy on a decent road bike in baggys you do wonder what he’s trying to prove.

    That most of the rules are BS?

    AndyP
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    any time you see a guy on a decent road bike in baggys you do wonder what he’s trying to prove
    that he’s got a really small nob and is more concerned about looks than performance.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    But any time you see a guy on a decent road bike in baggys you do wonder what he’s trying to prove.

    what if i’m just riding to the shops?

    cynic-al
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    You’d change into mtb baggies to ride your decent road bike to the shops?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    no. but I live in the tropical SW and wear shorts quite a lot.

    lycra ones round the house are a bit over the top….

    cynic-al
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    Oh well, just for you, I will re-state my proposition:

    But any time you see a guy on a decent road bike doing a training ride in baggys you do wonder what he’s trying to prove.

    That OK? 😉

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