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by olake92
Thu Mar 31, 2016 20:18 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Tyre pressure advice for PR sportive
Replies: 17
Views: 1867

Re: Tyre pressure advice for PR sportive

An opinion: no different to what you would ride on a normal road. As mentioned, comfort is a bit of a red herring; cobbles aren't comfortable and there's nothing you can do to change that aside from ride as fast as possible and let the bike do what it wants by not really sitting on it a la cyclocros...
by olake92
Thu Mar 31, 2016 20:04 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Motorcyclist on the Piste
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Re: Motorcyclist on the Piste

That's a great one to do to your mates when you get tired though!

*Bit of a stupid thing to do in any other situation
by olake92
Thu Mar 31, 2016 20:00 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Power meter: 3s avg vs 10s avg
Replies: 17
Views: 9599

Re: Power meter: 3s avg vs 10s avg

10s for me; I find I chase the number too much if it's lower than that, paying less attention to my ride and just staring at my PM. If it's really short efforts I might go to 3s, but then I don't pay much attention to it due to the intensity. Have a play with both and see what you like.
by olake92
Thu Mar 31, 2016 19:38 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Revcovery shakes /protein drink
Replies: 39
Views: 2996

Re: Revcovery shakes /protein drink

You can chuck a spoonful of nutella in with some milk and whey protein isolate, blend in a food processor/blender and you have a delicious chocolate milkshake. Put a banana in for some extra goodness and a different taste if you fancy, maybe some oats if you don't mind the extra calories (mine hits ...
by olake92
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Error Syncing with Garmin Connect
Replies: 8
Views: 7133

Re: Error Syncing with Garmin Connect

You can try deleting your sync queue, remaking the course/workout etc, but reinstalling Express probably sorted all of that. Have you tried a factory reset on your Garmin?
by olake92
Wed Feb 24, 2016 20:38 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Parking on Ventoux
Replies: 26
Views: 4325

Re: Parking on Ventoux

No chance on the day; I remember traffic jams the day before with so many caravans/campers trying to find an ideal spot.
by olake92
Sat Feb 13, 2016 20:12 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Giant propel advance & sl????
Replies: 10
Views: 3135

Re: Giant propel advance & sl????

My Venge last year was 6.7kg ;) Nice. I've never had the pleasure of riding the Venge but I'd guess it would be similar to my Propel. A friend of mine is getting one soon but he's so much taller than me that a sneaky ride is out of the question! It does rather refute the idea of needing a 'climbing...
by olake92
Tue Feb 09, 2016 21:32 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Giant propel advance & sl????
Replies: 10
Views: 3135

Re: Giant propel advance & sl????

The SL is the top of the range, then the Advanced Pro, then the Advanced. The obvious differences have been mentioned - the ISP and componentry. The SL is a completely different lay up with a different grade of carbon/resin. Generally, it's lighter and stiffer. I weighed my medium/large Propel SL 1 ...
by olake92
Mon Feb 08, 2016 19:57 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: SWorks Road Shoe - Ankle Pain
Replies: 39
Views: 4832

Re: SWorks Road Shoe - Ankle Pain

I had exactly the same problem. No, they weren't the wrong size. I ended up with a similar solution to Boonen, though it might be worth sewing the edges where you cut it. It was pretty disappointing going from the previous iteration of the S Works (which worked perfectly) to the latest, as this wasn...
by olake92
Mon Feb 01, 2016 22:23 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Mechanical Doping update
Replies: 1347
Views: 70206

Re: Mechanical Doping update

It also reminds me of a time my friend agreed to swallow £1 for a bet of £1. Upon completion, he was told that he could keep the pound he swallowed as payment.
by olake92
Mon Feb 01, 2016 22:22 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Mechanical Doping update
Replies: 1347
Views: 70206

Re: Mechanical Doping update

Playing devil's advocate here (I have no feeling either way right now, I'm waiting for proper investigations to be concluded), I'm going to remind people of Sally Clark and the role that prosecutor's fallacy played in her wrongful imprisonment. Dogs do sometimes eat homework. Just as, however ridicu...
by olake92
Mon Feb 01, 2016 22:04 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: how not to lose weight
Replies: 52
Views: 4434

Re: how not to lose weight

I thought I'd chuck in a few pages from my bookmarks that give me some inspiration when tuna and rice with soy sauce gets a bit boring*. Ramen recipes - great as they can often be pre-cooked and kept in a jar/tupperware in the fridge for whenever you fancy If you're strapped for cash or ok with a re...
by olake92
Mon Feb 01, 2016 21:55 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: how not to lose weight
Replies: 52
Views: 4434

Re: how not to lose weight

Holy cow. You called for the king of eating insane amounts of calories and he has arrived. Bask in the warm glow of my content stomach. A favourite recipe of mine: 300ml whole milk 30g oats 30g nutella 30g protein powder a small banana (approx 70g) Blend it all up and you have a really tasty post ri...
by olake92
Mon Feb 01, 2016 21:22 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Mechanical Doping update
Replies: 1347
Views: 70206

Re: Mechanical Doping update

Bear in mind the UCI regs implied strict liability. However, if this is confirmed, it could result in a reduced sentence. Reputational damage has already been done though, regardless.
by olake92
Fri Jan 29, 2016 14:26 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: GCN 5 minute bike clean
Replies: 18
Views: 3367

Re: GCN 5 minute bike clean

spraying wd40 onto the brakes, what a plank! *caliper. It's not exactly the brake blocks, is it? It is a very pragmatic approach; I'd rather do a 5' clean every day or so than a 1hr clean each week. To help explain the WD40 as a 'lube', my own experience suggests (as he notes) that it only works if...
by olake92
Wed Jan 27, 2016 19:19 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Garmin Vector 2 - Calibration
Replies: 15
Views: 14211

Re: Garmin Vector 2 - Calibration

I don't think you should expect a perfect 0 every time you calibrate; the Garmin support page for performing a static torque test even has a picture where it is on 0.03 but correctly calibrated. I usually have it hover around 0, but I don't know if hovering around .22 indicates a problem. You could ...
by olake92
Sat Jan 02, 2016 19:53 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: what is a reason of 3:1 rule by UCI
Replies: 10
Views: 4156

Re: what is a reason of 3:1 rule by UCI

Gethinceri wrote:They look ridiculous.


This. A million times, this!
by olake92
Sat Jan 02, 2016 19:50 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Switching a 11-28 to a 11-32 (I'm too heavy still!!)
Replies: 14
Views: 3465

Re: Switching a 11-28 to a 11-32 (I'm too heavy still!!)

You'd need a medium cage rear derailleur.
by olake92
Thu Dec 10, 2015 15:25 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Dan Stevens
Replies: 149
Views: 13891

Re: Dan Stevens

Hastings also fails any IQ tests, and needs to get in the sea Hahaha, yes! In the team we were originally told by him that it was a contaminated supplement, though I was surprised he would say that seeing as he's a rep for a bodybuilding supplement company. Para 21 of the written decision makes sen...
by olake92
Sun Dec 06, 2015 22:02 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Tyre pressures in the winter time / wet the same or lower?
Replies: 14
Views: 1739

Re: Tyre pressures in the winter time / wet the same or lowe

Running 25mm, 115psi is too high.

The conti website recommends 95psi for the 25mm gp4000 S II. I find their recommendations are usually spot on.

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