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by royce
Sat Feb 23, 2013 19:35 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: roadie clothing - learning the hard way!
Replies: 37
Views: 2750

Re: roadie clothing - learning the hard way!

Have you looking in "Sportsdirect"?
They have a range of MuddyFox cycling gear.
Jackets, shorts, leggings etc.
Ok so they are more know for MTB but when needs must!

Roy
by royce
Mon Feb 11, 2013 14:48 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: First Night(mare) Ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1327

Re: First Night(mare) Ride

The piece of glass was tiny and stuck deep in the tyre, but couldn't feel it from inside. Can only guess once the tyre was pumped up and my weight combined pushed it through enough to puncture the inner tube. I think my record for this was three punctures - went through the routine, but there was a...
by royce
Mon Feb 11, 2013 14:44 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: First Night(mare) Ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1327

Re: First Night(mare) Ride

If it's a slow puncture you can ride on it and then re-inflate when necessary (and keep repeating until home). I've done that twice before. Just mind your wheels - the rims could easily take a pasting and that could become rather expensive very quickly. nothing slow about these, once it started to ...
by royce
Mon Feb 11, 2013 14:43 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: First Night(mare) Ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1327

Re: First Night(mare) Ride

Just an idea When you're checking for flints or glass in the tyre why not use your bike light. In fact why not use your finger and run it around the outside and inside of the tyre. Even in daylight I usually find the offending item using touch rather than sight. And for future reference you should ...
by royce
Sat Feb 09, 2013 20:16 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: First Night(mare) Ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1327

Re: First Night(mare) Ride

I ride a lot at night and as a precaution carry a small maglight so I can inspect the linings of tyres in the event of a flat, and to see by in case I need to make any other repairs. Think I'll be doing the same from now on... The piece of glass was tiny and stuck deep in the tyre, but couldn't fee...
by royce
Sat Feb 09, 2013 20:14 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: First Night(mare) Ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1327

Re: First Night(mare) Ride

When you fixed the puncture did you check the same location on the tyre or did you just check the whole tyre? Not trying to teach you to suck eggs but that's what I do when fixing a puncture and it's usually enough of a clue to find the offending piece of glass/thorn/whatever. Certainly tried to ch...
by royce
Sat Feb 09, 2013 18:32 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Am I mad - 75 miles, 8 weeks to train
Replies: 68
Views: 3634

Re: Am I mad - 75 miles, 8 weeks to train

Lol if you're mad I must be stark raving!!
I've agreed to take part in a 175 mile 2 day ride.
Cardiff to Heathrow Airport...
3 weeks training so far 4 more to go :shock:
It's all in a good cause tho http://www.helpingharry.net

Good luck with your ride :)
by royce
Sat Feb 09, 2013 18:23 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: New Bike - 1st Road Bike - Allez or Scott Speedster
Replies: 11
Views: 3933

Re: New Bike - 1st Road Bike - Allez or Scott Speedster

I've recently got the Allez on the cyclescheme.
Love it it's a great bike :D
by royce
Sat Feb 09, 2013 18:21 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: First Night(mare) Ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1327

Re: First Night(mare) Ride

nope thankfully I was wearing walking shoes had overshoes, but dumped them with the bike
by royce
Sat Feb 09, 2013 18:00 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: First Night(mare) Ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1327

First Night(mare) Ride

Friday night I decided to go on my first night ride. Checked all my lights were working and got my waterproof jacket out, as there was a light rain falling. I'd planned on a 20 mile ride. 7 miles in and I got my first puncture :( So feeling smug I got out my spare inner tube and swapped it over (no ...
by royce
Sat Feb 09, 2013 17:37 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Numb Big Toe
Replies: 48
Views: 4793

Re: Numb Big Toe

I get pretty numb in all my toes with some pins and needles. Some of it I put down to the cold (over shoes have helped a bit) The rest I'm putting down to poor pedelling technique. The more I'm aware of how I pedal the better it's getting. I was tending to push my toes into the end of my shoes and t...
by royce
Mon Feb 04, 2013 02:40 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Which cycling app is best?
Replies: 27
Views: 2733

Re: Which cycling app is best?

If you just want to record route etc then I'm sure those already mentioned are great. However I use an app called walkmeter. I believe they also have a ridemeter, but the walkmeter version contains everything ridemeter has. You can preplan route details such as distance or time. Then the app will te...
by royce
Tue Jan 29, 2013 16:23 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: nutrition question
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Re: nutrition question

Thanks for the replys guys all much appr

I'll carry on as I am and keep putting the miles in.
Did another 25 today about half way round started to think a days rest inbetween would have been a smarter idea lol

Thanks again

Roy
by royce
Tue Jan 29, 2013 09:51 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: nutrition question
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Re: nutrition question

Thanks for the replys My overall fitness level is poor and I'm trying to lose quite a bit of weight at the same time. So I'm watching what I eat day to day. Quite possibly I'm not loading up (I'm guessing thats what you eat before riding). I generally eat a bowl of muesli an hour before riding, some...
by royce
Mon Jan 28, 2013 20:57 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: nutrition question
Replies: 14
Views: 636

nutrition question

Hi All I'm fairly new to cycling (3 weeks) I've slowly built up to a 25 mile ride. However when I first did a 20 mile ride I found my energy levels just switched off after 15 miles. I've been using gels since and haven't had any problems. However I've been looking at the options available and I've g...
by royce
Mon Jan 28, 2013 14:50 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: My first trip!
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: My first trip!

Hi and well done

I'm a few weeks ahead of you.
Got my first road bike 3 weeks ago (not ridden a bike for about 15 years) and managed my first 25 mile ride today.
It's a great feeling to slowly add the miles to your rides.
My trousers and shoes sound very much like yours lol.
Have fun
Roy
by royce
Fri Jan 18, 2013 17:27 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Pins & Needles
Replies: 16
Views: 1558

Re: Pins & Needles

SmoggySteve wrote:Sounds normal to me. If you get a tight chest and shooting pains up and down your left arm, its just cramp. Just means you need to push harder.

BTW, If anything did happen to you with any of the above symptoms, Can I have your bike???


Hmm sounds legit!

All yours if anything happens :lol:
by royce
Wed Jan 16, 2013 18:11 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Pins & Needles
Replies: 16
Views: 1558

Re: Pins & Needles

Hi All Thanks for the replies. I've got myself a pair of padded gloves (fingerless) which I'm wearing under my winter gloves. With these and concentrating on posture and trying not to put too much weight on my hands. This has helped a lot with the pins in my hands, still getting a bit, but much bett...
by royce
Tue Jan 08, 2013 13:18 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Pins & Needles
Replies: 16
Views: 1558

Re: Pins & Needles

As long as there's not a problem with basic bike fit, then this will improve as your core strength improves It's a new bike and was "fitted" in the shop. I have to go back for them to replace a damaged part. So I'll ask them to double check. Well the obvious answer is cycling shoes. They h...
by royce
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Pins & Needles
Replies: 16
Views: 1558

Re: Pins & Needles

Thanks for the replies I definatly found myself leaning (supporting myself) on the handlebars a lot, tried not to so much on the second half of the ride. As for shoes, don't think they were too tight, but possibly not great for riding. I'm wearing a pair of walking type shoes, what would be best for...

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