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Reply to: Afan on a hardtail…
Sounds like a great weekend.
I’d take the full sus as post felling afan is pretty rough going in places. For your training goal of toughening up for racing, it seems sensible to use the race bike
On day 3 instead of 4*penhydd, you could do penhydd, wall, penhydd, wall, or some other combination. Would be much more interesting.
Or wall, penhydd, wall, blue scar. And do the different routes at the top of y Wal.Posted 1 week ago | Go to post
A set of those Wera colour coded Allen keys as recommended on here. So good! Bought from Toolstation, automotive section.
Up there with the hosepipe I got a few years backPosted 1 week ago | Go to post
Reply to: What’s your winter strategy?
bit of cx racing, bit of commuting, bit of thinking about setting up the turbo, bit of spin class with local road club, bit of trying to eat healthily, bit of lifting weights to mix things up a bit.Posted 2 weeks ago | Go to post
And way too much booze and assorted excess around christmas.
Reply to: Bwlch – Rhigos Coffee stop
Cardiff Arms Cafe is the classic old school place in Treorchy.
But likely to be closed on Xmas day along with everything else in what is a very traditional village.Posted 1 month ago | Go to post
Hang on …. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07nkd84Posted 1 month ago | Go to post
Reply to: Cross 19/20
Planning to race as much of the Welsh league as possible and keep ahead of ferrals at round two for at least a lap or two.
Have been following the BC cyclo-cross training plan from their website
Also am building a cinelli zydeco for the purpose, then it’ll transform to a commuter next year.Posted 3 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Electric cars are ace!
Drove Swansea to Newcastle the other day in a Hyundai Kona. One charge strategy which involved a stop at a holiday inn express off the M1 near Notthingham. One hr to charge, 3 hrs to get food from a local pub from which i caught a case of the squits. Make of that what you will.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Scott Marathon Series – Bike Choice?
If i’m going well i might just about give the top 20% of finishers some trouble if i’m going well. Lots of climbing, great views, not overly technical anywhere apart from the odd little tiny bit if you’re lucky.
Fast rolling tyres would be my main concern. As said people do these rides on all sorts of bikes.
My bike is in the shop but they’ve lent me a big bouncy Trek Fuel EX8 which is a bit of a stealth weapon and will have to be suffered on the climbs. 70k for me.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Dyfi Enduro roll call
Well that was good. Personal highlights being:Posted 7 months ago | Go to post
– luffys monster helpings (having just experienced some of the comedy festival “street food” miniscule portions at ridiculous prices
– great riding all day long, especially the world cup dh faster than I would normally feel comfortable
– sunshine and good vibes
– seeing old pals
Reply to: PSA – Lidl battery chainsaw
Online, genius. Just ordered a chainsaw and half a dozen bottles of red.
My wife has only been away since yesterday afternoon and I’d already bought a mini circular saw from Screwfix, now this. As long as I make sufficient DIY progress in the house all will be well.Posted 7 months ago | Go to post
Less techy approach, how about core strength and yoga? Quite a low cost and low effort* way of gaining some speed.
*MaybePosted 8 months ago | Go to post
Hiya!Posted 8 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Moving to Leave-land. Will I die?
If it comes to it you can simple apply for passage over the newly constructed border wall on the Carter Bar (Hadrian’s v2.0). Indeed there will be plenty of smuggling opportunities in those remote reiving borderlands once a newly independent Scotland rejoins the EU, fun times. Watch out for yourself though as an Englishman’s head may again have some value.Posted 10 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Carbs – much of a muchness?
Just buy your 1 part maltodextrine online (cheapness)
Then buy your 0.5 part fructose from Tesco (much cheapness) – available in larger stores in the baking section.
Add a pinch of salt or posh electrolytes, some cordial and hey presto you’ve got decent energy drink at a fraction of the price.
Can be extended to home made energy gels as well, you have to involve a microwave and things can get sticky!Posted 10 months ago | Go to post