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by Simon E
Wed Aug 21, 2019 19:29 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Weight loss stopped diet/exercise
Replies: 22
Views: 1407

Re: Weight loss stopped diet/exercise

Out of interest, why do you want to lose more? Those numbers sound like you’re a pretty healthy weight now. ...so I don't look like Humpty Dumpty wearing lycra.. Just going on the smart scales whilst I'm in the normal range I'm at the top end so I would like to get to around 57kg or just under 9 st...
by Simon E
Mon Aug 19, 2019 08:09 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Getting cycling whilst having you family
Replies: 33
Views: 1540

Re: Getting cycling whilst having you family

philthy3 wrote:Sorry but I think the response is pants.

Blimey, I didn't realise someone would get so offended. There are many people who have neglected their health and regretted it. No need to take it so personally.
by Simon E
Sun Aug 18, 2019 14:27 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Getting cycling whilst having you family
Replies: 33
Views: 1540

Re: Getting cycling whilst having you family

That's the bit.... sacrifices of time. I just need some sort of riding to keep my head level. I was commuting to my last job but changed job and lost the bike commute which was keeping me fit....I'm thinking the early morning rides are the way to go even if it's twice a week Agree that early mornin...
by Simon E
Sat Aug 17, 2019 17:28 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Training acronyms and abbreviations explained
Replies: 21
Views: 51857

Re: Training acronyms and abbreviations explained

KISS: one of the most useful acronyms in training, and ignored by nearly everyone.

The 6 Ps: Proper Preparation Prevents Pi55 Poor Performance
by Simon E
Sat Aug 17, 2019 08:11 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 25 or 28cc tyre?
Replies: 18
Views: 1786

Re: 25 or 28cc tyre?

If your frame will take them, choose the 28 mm tyre every time. Gatorskins have the reputation of being tough, but slippy in the wet. Depends on what you want / how much you want to spend. Agree on all 3 points. Schwalbe Durano and Michelin Endurance/Krylion get my vote. I've gone from 25mm to 28mm...
by Simon E
Thu Aug 15, 2019 13:46 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Diet- protein, carb and fat %
Replies: 22
Views: 1405

Re: Diet- protein, carb and fat %

Thank you for the replies. My primary aim is to remain bug free over winter to maximise my gains and as I’m 52 I’m taking a cautious approach to remaining healthy with the increased stresses I’ll be placing on my body. This is why I have provisionally set my weight loss goal for winter at half a po...
by Simon E
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Diet- protein, carb and fat %
Replies: 22
Views: 1405

Re: Diet- protein, carb and fat %

Avoid or reduce processed junk food, sugary and fatty foods. Eat more raw veg and fruit. You don't need a specific 'diet' or for training just 7 hours/week. You may benefit from tweaking calorie intake depending on how much exercise you do. Fuel your training adequately but consume less on the days ...
by Simon E
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Time trial helmets with visor
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Time trial helmets with visor

If you already have a helmet that fits well and works then I'd second the suggestion to look at different sunglasses first. Bolle safety glasses are dirt cheap and there are lots of different styles and choice of tints. I find that on warm days with the visor my head gets hot in the Javelin so I som...
by Simon E
Thu Aug 01, 2019 15:43 pm
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: First official TT - mildly disappointing
Replies: 31
Views: 3405

Re: First official TT - mildly disappointing

Train more Guess that'd be the cheapest option! Cheapest by far. If you already have a TT frame, 50mm wheels, skinsuit and aero hat you've covered the main areas for improvement using your wallet, short of wind tunnel/velodrome testing. I'd expect to be a bit quicker than 24:56 off 250 watts. It ca...
by Simon E
Sat Jul 27, 2019 18:25 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: David Millar
Replies: 182
Views: 8735

Re: David Millar

Wow, I'm genuinely surprised at how many here seem to defend doping and cheating. I am struggling to figure out how you have reached that conclusion. Are you viewing posts that I can't see? I don't get that vibe, in fact over the years it's usually only a few diehard fans of certain riders who insi...
by Simon E
Sat Jul 27, 2019 09:45 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: David Millar
Replies: 182
Views: 8735

Re: David Millar

I guess I'm in a minority who finds cheating abhorrent, if you can't win fairly then don't compete. This bullshit about "well they all do it so will I", sorry doesn't cut it. I guess my moral standards are higher than others... So why follow pro cycling? It's full of unrepentant cheats an...
by Simon E
Fri Jul 26, 2019 20:18 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: David Millar
Replies: 182
Views: 8735

Re: David Millar

Millar is excellent on tv, Armstrong podcast is very good apart from that JB character who is boring as. However, this has to be tempered by fact they are ex-drug cheats, something which gets to me. I guess you have a problem with most of the riders in the entire history of pro cycling then, includ...
by Simon E
Sun Jul 21, 2019 15:46 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: TDF 2019, Stage 15: Limoux > Foix Prat d'Albis 21/07/2019 - 185 km *Spoilers*
Replies: 371
Views: 8114

Re: TDF 2019, Stage 15: Limoux > Foix Prat d'Albis 21/07/2019 - 185 km *Spoilers*

What are inoes doing ffs G is the reining champ support him for the bloody win stop playing around, G must be farked off Froome and brad wouldn't stand for it Would like to agree but we don't know what is said behind closed doors. Today's situation in the last couple of km might not look ideal but ...
by Simon E
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Two day ride in Wales
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Two day ride in Wales

Is the Mach to Builth section going over Dylife? A long climb but you get possibly the best view in the country from the top. A choice at Staylittle: rollercoaster past Llyn Clywedog reservoir or turn R and follow the Severn. Those routes converge at Llanidloes (my home town), which has a couple of ...
by Simon E
Sun Jun 23, 2019 13:27 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Increasing Threshold Power, total mileage vs speedwork..
Replies: 27
Views: 3224

Re: Increasing Threshold Power, total mileage vs speedwork..

First and foremost you really need to fix your sleep. It's absolutely crucial, not only to recovery but also to day-to-day functioning, both on the bike and the rest of your life. Some argue that split sessions are not as good as one long ride but provided you're fresh then use them as 2 interval se...
by Simon E
Sat Jun 22, 2019 18:16 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Will training on drops improve TT position power (and visa versa)
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: Will training on drops improve TT position power (and visa versa)

One outcome I'd like is to be faster in TTs, but I'd also like to be able to keep the power down on long solo rides on the road bike, whilst staying aero. Then train in the drops as much as you can. As long as you do some longer TTs on the aerobars that will probably be enough training in that spec...
by Simon E
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: 2019 Transfers - Rumours and Confirmations
Replies: 712
Views: 49194

Re: 2019 Transfers - Rumours and Confirmations

I hope someone explains to him that what Ineos will pay him is what he's worth. So wherever he ends up they should be paying him close to that. Being paid big money (and having every need/whim catered for) is not the only factor for a smart rider. Gilbert went to big-dollar BMC and it didn't work, ...
by Simon E
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Viictor Campenaerts on schedule to break Sir Brads hour record.
Replies: 45
Views: 2913

Re: Viictor Campenaerts on schedule to break Sir Brads hour record.

Nicely made point Okgo but the internet experts have spoken. He needed 550w and an engine to beat the record because wiggins won the tour Nobody's said that. I think it's called sarcasm. Has rider+bike aerodynamics really moved on that much since mid-2015 (when Wiggins took the record)? He was aimi...
by Simon E
Tue Mar 26, 2019 22:48 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: GCN - what's the deal?
Replies: 137
Views: 16340

Re: GCN - what's the deal?

Agreed, the Poolmeister has been a bit absent of late :( Its almost like she's quit the gig. Oh, hang on ... Oh bugger, just seen her tweets, deffo gone. That's a big loss in my eyes, she was coming on a treat :( NOOOO!!! Cleverest presenter on the channel, a great pro cyclist/athlete, and a real s...
by Simon E
Sun Mar 24, 2019 18:37 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Gary Verity resigns
Replies: 27
Views: 1943

Re: Gary Verity resigns

The Tour de Yorkshire is bigger than its instigator and prime mover. I suspect, in the grand scheme of things, it's a minor misdemeanour. There will be enough momentum and interest in maintaining and even developing the sport in the Yorkshire cycling fraternity by now that the lack of one (big) pers...

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