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by Missybiker
Mon Apr 25, 2016 20:43 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Womens cycling leggings
Replies: 8
Views: 26394

Re: Womens cycling leggings

Good luck with your commute - all very exciting and 28 miles round trip will be a great workout! My first pair of padded pants were Muddy fox - dirt cheap from Sports Direct - made of cheap sponge, but do you know what. They were (and still are) super, really comfy. I bought another pair a few weeks...
by Missybiker
Mon Apr 25, 2016 20:22 pm
Forum: Health, Fitness & Training
Topic: Training for monster miles events
Replies: 1
Views: 7096

Re: Training for monster miles events

Hi, Well done on committing to such a ride. How far are you able to ride now? quick and short, longish (25 miles plus), or long 35 miles plus? If you can do 20 miles, you have a good starting point, and can easily increase the mileage over a couple of weeks. The issue, I suspect will be the hills. C...
by Missybiker
Tue Apr 05, 2016 18:01 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Garmin or Strava, who is more accurate?
Replies: 16
Views: 5227

Re: Garmin or Strava, who is more accurate?

Thanks to all for your responses - I suspect you are all right - I need a hrm. Ive been looking at a fitbit that includes hrm - I cant be bothered with strapping something across my chest before I go out for a ride, so thought something that I just put on my wrist might be worth considering. unsure ...
by Missybiker
Mon Apr 04, 2016 20:27 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Garmin or Strava, who is more accurate?
Replies: 16
Views: 5227

Garmin or Strava, who is more accurate?

Hi I have a super little Garmin gadget (500), does exactly what I currently need. In particular I like it when it tells me the number of calories that I have used (helps with the coffee and cake stops). Then when I upload it, it links to Strava - great I thought, but whenever I look at strava it red...
by Missybiker
Mon Apr 04, 2016 20:23 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Main holiday before London to Cambridge ride
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Main holiday before London to Cambridge ride

Hi itboffin

Good advice - it must be my northern working class upbringing, always feel guilty - guilty about being a pig, and guilty about letting anyone down! I will take your advice oh wise one.... 8)
by Missybiker
Thu Mar 31, 2016 20:01 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Main holiday before London to Cambridge ride
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Main holiday before London to Cambridge ride

Oh! I hadn't thought about that, sounds like my normal rides around the block will do me more good than some longer rides. Thanks for that! Am going to try and Do some decent walks whilst I am away
by Missybiker
Thu Mar 31, 2016 19:08 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Main holiday before London to Cambridge ride
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Main holiday before London to Cambridge ride

I am a social rider who simply grins and says hello to everyone I see whenever I'm on my bike. I read all the cycling mags and like to pretend I'm doing hi intensity training because I occasionally get puffed out. Ive never understood the need for rest day because it's just a joy to be out and about...
by Missybiker
Sun Oct 04, 2015 17:52 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Advice - First commuter bike for 15km each way (9 miles)
Replies: 3
Views: 2230

Re: Advice - First commuter bike for 15km each way (9 miles)

I can't comment on all of the bikes but my first bike was a Giant LX (thinks it's the equivalent of the escape) it was a hybrid and I loved it (although it was heavy). I did a real mix of canal tow paths and road. As I became more experienced I started to join in on group rides and do longer rides. ...
by Missybiker
Mon Aug 24, 2015 18:22 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Cycling through treacle, is this le bonk?
Replies: 6
Views: 1296

Re: Cycling through treacle, is this le bonk?

Yes thanks keef66. Feeling considerably better. I am going to have a ride tomorrow, I certainly couldn't have faced a ride yesterday and although I no longer feel hungover, I couldn't commute today because I needed to visit a client. Thanks for everyone's comments. Going to Mark this down to experie...
by Missybiker
Sun Aug 23, 2015 18:14 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Cycling through treacle, is this le bonk?
Replies: 6
Views: 1296

Re: Cycling through treacle, is this le bonk?

Hi guys, Thanks for the comments. Breakfast was brown toast with peanut butter and a large bowl of fruit and fibre (added a few strawberries), But perhaps you are right and I needed more carbs. I certainly didn't feel hungry and my ride to the meeting point was at a reasonable pace. (Definitely not ...
by Missybiker
Sun Aug 23, 2015 16:22 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: new saddle needed for bony bum
Replies: 7
Views: 24300

Re: new saddle needed for bony bum

Thanks Mrushton! Will look into cyclefit
by Missybiker
Sun Aug 23, 2015 16:08 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Cycling through treacle, is this le bonk?
Replies: 6
Views: 1296

Cycling through treacle, is this le bonk?

I've only been cycling for a year but am totally addicted, I commute 15 miles to work 2-4 times a week and get a couple of weekend rides in with local leisure clubs/breeze. Although I would class myself as a leisure rider I have improved my fitness no end and have done a number of 40-45 mile rides w...
by Missybiker
Mon Aug 10, 2015 21:24 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: new saddle needed for bony bum
Replies: 7
Views: 24300

Re: new saddle needed for bony bum

Thanks for that dandylionclock! If I could afford the pay cut I would love to work in a bike shop! It would be good to speak to a woman. I look forward to sitting on the seat measurer. Ta
by Missybiker
Sun Aug 09, 2015 18:25 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: new saddle needed for bony bum
Replies: 7
Views: 24300

new saddle needed for bony bum

I have just bought a Specialised Ariel ladies hybrid which comes with the usual slim style saddle. My current bike has a more recreational style saddle (broad at the back and well padded). Having rode home from the shop on my new bike (3 miles) and then done 12 today, I can confidently say that the ...
by Missybiker
Sat Aug 08, 2015 19:15 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: I've tried writing about my cycling experiences
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: I've tried writing about my cycling experiences

Hi Daniel, Had a look at your writing and pics. Enjoyed what I read, although it was very short. I am unused to 'medium' so wasn't sure how much you had written or if there was anything missing. The story suddenly finished as if half way through. Loved the pics, you take super photos. I've done load...
by Missybiker
Tue Aug 04, 2015 22:21 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Size 14-16 in M&S, obese in bikes clothes
Replies: 13
Views: 31456

Re: Size 14-16 in M&S, obese in bikes clothes

Hi Puckertoe! Just read your post. I am a 42 bust and the dare2b range in a size 16 really are a relaxed fit. Everything skims the fat magically and I really would recommend their range. I also have a lot of ladies Crane (large) gear (crane is Aldi's range) and is actually very good quality (fab val...
by Missybiker
Sun Aug 02, 2015 15:51 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: What bicycle to get for commuting and leisure (in Aberdeen)?
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: What bicycle to get for commuting and leisure (in Aberde

I've been using a Giant LX (ladies) and it has been a good work horse doing much the same as you - some road, canal and bridle paths. I have a rackbag and handlebar bag, but the time came that I started to want something slightly lighter. I have just been in to my LBS and saw a Specialized Ariel Spo...
by Missybiker
Sun Jul 12, 2015 14:28 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Which basic entry hybrid bike should I buy for my brother?
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Re: Which basic entry hybrid bike should I buy for my brothe

Thanks for the advice chaps! Will take a look at the Boardman and Marissa.

Many thanks!
by Missybiker
Sat Jul 11, 2015 22:11 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Size 14-16 in M&S, obese in bikes clothes
Replies: 13
Views: 31456

Re: Size 14-16 in M&S, obese in bikes clothes

Thanks Awavey for the tip on dhb and procycling. I will take a look. You may well be right about the post ride hunger. I crave fruit and fibre breakfast cereal after every ride which could be why the weight isn't falling.... I wore my new top from Dare2b (revel) in teal, today and it really does loo...
by Missybiker
Thu Jul 02, 2015 20:10 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Size 14-16 in M&S, obese in bikes clothes
Replies: 13
Views: 31456

Re: Size 14-16 in M&S, obese in bikes clothes

Thanks for your comments! Encouraging to know that there are a few companies that make clothes for the average woman ( and man!). I had heard of fat lad ( and lass) at the back, and love the idea behind the brand. The prices are top end for me though. Hadn't heard of the Corinne Dennis brand so will...

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