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by lc1981
Wed Oct 01, 2014 16:35 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Best time of year to get a coach
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: Best time of year to get a coach

Thanks for all the advice. I think that pretty much confirms what I was thinking already, but there's some other points to consider that have usefully been flagged up. I think my general fitness level and endurance are pretty good and I doubt I could lose much more weight. I found myself finishing i...
by lc1981
Tue Sep 30, 2014 23:09 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Best time of year to get a coach
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Best time of year to get a coach

I've been thinking about paying for some coaching for a while now. I do quite a lot of training each week, have a power meter and try to maintain some sort of structure to my training, but I feel that I'm not getting the most out of the time that I put in, and would like to make a bit more progress ...
by lc1981
Sat May 17, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Failed to turn on GPS
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Failed to turn on GPS

Stupid-death wrote:
lc1981 wrote:
Stupid-death wrote:I stupidly didn't turn on GPS on my ride today, so I have speed, distance, HR etc, but failed to get my route.


How do you have speed, distance and HR if the GPS was off?



I have HRM and Speed and Cadence sensors


Oh, I presumed that you meant the device was off.
by lc1981
Fri May 16, 2014 16:37 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Best efforts come at the end of long/hard rides
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Best efforts come at the end of long/hard rides

Sounds like you should race, if you don't already!
by lc1981
Fri May 16, 2014 08:27 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Failed to turn on GPS
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Failed to turn on GPS

Stupid-death wrote:I stupidly didn't turn on GPS on my ride today, so I have speed, distance, HR etc, but failed to get my route.


How do you have speed, distance and HR if the GPS was off?
by lc1981
Mon May 12, 2014 17:51 pm
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: Wattage Targets
Replies: 265
Views: 11728

Re: Wattage Targets

Perhaps try to do a few chaingangs before you turn up to race on 1 June, to get some experience riding fast in a group?
by lc1981
Wed May 07, 2014 08:28 am
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: Wattage Targets
Replies: 265
Views: 11728

Re: Wattage Targets

Markwb79 wrote:Why are you only doing 1 x 20min when its pretty 'standard' to do 2 x 20mins?


Is there confusion between a 20-minute FTP test and 2x20-minute intervals here? I thought the OP was talking about the former.
by lc1981
Wed Apr 02, 2014 15:08 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Which Bike?
Replies: 6
Views: 1527

Re: Which Bike?

Why not look at Decathlon's range (specifically the Triban)? They are more of a known quantity and tend to get good reviews. Buying from a shop will also allow you to try them for size, unlike eBay.
by lc1981
Sat Mar 29, 2014 17:31 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new chain req or not
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: new chain req or not

I'd be wary of trying to fit a new link as if you'd don't get it spot on, it may well come apart in the same place again. There's a saying, "there's no such thing as a broken chain, just an incorrectly installed chain", and I've never felt confident replacing links.
by lc1981
Sat Mar 29, 2014 14:16 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Non-cycling cycling fans
Replies: 89
Views: 2232

Re: Non-cycling cycling fans

For me it was the other way around. I've been watching the TdF since I was like 12. I'm 31 now and only started cycling about 4 years ago. Obviously I rode my bike (duh, I'm Dutch), but that a 50km loop from home to home would be enjoyable, rather than the necessary A-to-B transport, just never occ...
by lc1981
Wed Mar 26, 2014 21:10 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 16741
Views: 1423406

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

I used to use Quidco, but I now find that TopCashback offers slightly higher rates, and if you withdraw the earnings as vouchers rather than cash, you get an extra percentage bonus.
by lc1981
Wed Mar 26, 2014 08:14 am
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Road bike ,flat bars, womens geometry and saddle?
Replies: 8
Views: 1952

Re: Road bike ,flat bars, womens geometry and saddle?

While not wanting to sound condescending (to you or her), have you explained that having drops doesn't mean that you have to ride in the drops all the time? The good thing about road handlebars, for me, is the variety of hand positions that they offer.
by lc1981
Tue Mar 25, 2014 21:19 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Road bike ,flat bars, womens geometry and saddle?
Replies: 8
Views: 1952

Re: Road bike ,flat bars, womens geometry and saddle?

Why flat bars, may I ask?
by lc1981
Thu Mar 20, 2014 08:39 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Hugh Porter replaced at BBC :-(
Replies: 47
Views: 3561

Re: Hugh Porter replaced at BBC :-(

Booner69 wrote:Here's the article I read...
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/c ... 19392.html


You do realise that that article is from March 2013?
by lc1981
Thu Mar 13, 2014 22:44 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 16741
Views: 1423406

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Vulpine are 2 years old today and giving away garments all day with each order. http://www.vulpine.cc/Blog/british-cycling-companies/happy-2nd-birthday-presents Unbelievable. You can't look at the website without signing in or giving your email address or whatever. I'm gobsmacked by how moronic tha...
by lc1981
Fri Mar 07, 2014 23:24 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 16741
Views: 1423406

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Never use stock Shimano pads. They destroy rims for breakfast!
by lc1981
Fri Mar 07, 2014 23:07 pm
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Btwin Stealth Fighter
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: Btwin Stealth Fighter

Would be more stealth if the front end was lower. :wink:
by lc1981
Sun Mar 02, 2014 22:12 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Cassette sprocket
Replies: 24
Views: 1201

Re: Cassette sprocket

Yes, that makes more sense.
by lc1981
Sun Mar 02, 2014 15:06 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Cassette sprocket
Replies: 24
Views: 1201

Re: Cassette sprocket

I still don't really get it. Why does a compact require a 28? Surely having a compact makes it less likely for someone to need a cassette with a 28 sprocket? Unless you would recommend a 32 or something for a standard chainset? Anyway, doesn't matter.
by lc1981
Fri Feb 28, 2014 17:40 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Cassette sprocket
Replies: 24
Views: 1201

Re: Cassette sprocket

Yes, but even the full sentence makes it sound like the need for a 28 stems from having a compact. Anyway, enough about grammar.

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