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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 1 month 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 4 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 4 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Dyfi Enduro roll call
Well that was good. Personal highlights being:Posted 5 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 5 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 6 months ago | Go to post
Hiya!Posted 6 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 8 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 8 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: SaveThePlanetTrackWorld
Picking up on this one,
@cinnamon_girl – we haven’t found it very difficult, although it has involved a lot of “experimental cooking” to find out what sort of things we like cooking. Dhals are now a favourite.Posted 8 months ago | Go to post
We definitely weren’t big meat eaters in the first place.
some nice restaurents in pont canna. I like that ten foot tall place in town. Also have a look at tramshed for cultural things that might be on. Loads of other galleries too. And the bay is worth a fleeting visit if you have time the next day.Posted 8 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Daily Commute?
Exactly the same as Jimdubleyou – 13 miles each way.
Although yesterday I also had a go on the new e-Brompton that my work has recently purchased. £2k well spent! Aimed at getting non-cyclists doing more journeys by bike between our various sites which sit a few miles apart.Posted 8 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: SaveThePlanetTrackWorld
This year we’ll probably be having another unsuccessful round of IVF, thereby failing to breed and not having any money left for material consumption.
Other than that we car share or cycle to work, and have reduced meat consumption, usually buying local from farm shop.Posted 10 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: What’s your worst cooking mishap?
Couple of student ones:
Really stoned at a party. Microwave popcorn got 30mins instead of 30seconds. New microwave needed.
First time I made a beef chilli – managed to cook the bit of paper that sits under the mince in the packet. That didn’t go down well with my flatmates :0)Posted 11 months ago | Go to post
OP is it because it’s now autumn and you have a very short memory?Posted 1 year ago | Go to post
Reply to: Endurance riding v 24 hour racing.
Just to contradict some of the advice above, a lot of people will go out too hard and then go pop in the middle of the night. But starting reasonably steady and keeping that pace is a tricky one to master. As a very basic rule of thumb, your normal effort but one gear easier could be useful to you.
Biggest tip is just to keep going. Especially once the morning comes around. Mental fortitude as much as physical.
A pit crew who can help with clothing as well as fuel is important, i.e. knowing which layers you might need to change (this sways me towards bottles over camelbaks or vests). Also sometimes you when you come round for a lap you can tell them what you want to have the next time you come around.
As above some properly food every few laps is a good idea, but don’t stop for long. It’s way too easy to get off the bike and get comfy sitting down. Stay on the bike!Posted 1 year ago | Go to post
Yes I am the same, almost every word you wrote. Understand the guilt of being a grump.
Generally a positive person but when tired or stressed I take it out on others .Posted 1 year ago | Go to post
I believe the correct term is “turn on the front”Posted 1 year ago | Go to post