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by OnTheRopes
Mon Jul 29, 2019 22:17 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Hills/Weight/E-Bike?
Replies: 13
Views: 949

Re: Hills/Weight/E-Bike?

I'd like to be able to get up the hills, my rides are around 2 hrs and I avoid them, living in South Wales that's not easy. I've avoided going out with clubs due to the embarrassment of having to stop on the hills. Its not a quick fix, I would add to what slowmart said, try doing at least 4 rides a...
by OnTheRopes
Wed Jul 24, 2019 08:14 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1185

Re: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike

There are lots of choices out there now on road E bikes so don't rush in too fast. Orbea make some nice looking road e bikes and start from well within your budget https://www.orbea.com/gb-en/ebikes/road Giants Road E bikes are very nice https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/bikes-road-eplus-pro-electri...
by OnTheRopes
Fri Jul 12, 2019 15:28 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Indoor training advice without internet
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: Indoor training advice without internet

Well you can upload rides from a Garmin to an app like Strava and follow any progress on there either on a laptop when you get online or when you are back home.
by OnTheRopes
Fri Jul 12, 2019 08:24 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Indoor training advice without internet
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: Indoor training advice without internet

What about if you buy some power pedals to fit to Gym bikes? Use that and a heart rate monitor and monitor your session with a Garmin. That's all you need. If you don't have the pedals then just do as giropaul said and work to heart rate zones, for the lower zones heart rate is just as if not more e...
by OnTheRopes
Tue Jul 09, 2019 20:39 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 2.5k time trial bike
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: 2.5k time trial bike

What size frame? I have a very nice brand new never ridden Avanti Chrono Evo II with Di2 in Large

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by OnTheRopes
Sat Jul 06, 2019 19:21 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: What is SIS Rego made of?
Replies: 52
Views: 2844

Re: What is SIS Rego made of?

Little Thiefs had the worst coffee of all time and not all cake is £2 though it is now 2019 ya know ;)
by OnTheRopes
Mon Jul 01, 2019 20:23 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Buzzard strike
Replies: 14
Views: 1280

Re: Buzzard strike

I don't think Buzzard strikes are that rare, not in mid June to mid July anyway. I know a road about ten miles away where I would put the odds of being "buzzed" at about 50%. The first time it happened to me, it had completed its first strafing run with its talons within a foot of my head...
by OnTheRopes
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Strava log in
Replies: 20
Views: 2120

Re: Strava log in

Yep, fairly tedious you wouldn't think it would take much fixing ffs
by OnTheRopes
Sun Jun 30, 2019 17:40 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Buzzard strike
Replies: 14
Views: 1280

Re: Buzzard strike

thepainandsuffering wrote:Cable ties through your helmet is a thing. Saw a few people in Australia like this last spring. Looks very odd.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-30/ ... pg/7797574

Afriend who rode in Aus last year was telling me about this, it does look odd but needs must I guess
by OnTheRopes
Sun Jun 30, 2019 16:57 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Buzzard strike
Replies: 14
Views: 1280

Re: Buzzard strike

https://youtu.be/m5IN2bDBXaQ I was chased up the road by a capercaillie a few weeks ago . I got my phone-cam out when I first saw it but I think it must have objected to being filmed. Capercaillie He was quite persistent, at least it wasn't a bear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noCWtagaDJQ
by OnTheRopes
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: 2019 Nationals
Replies: 100
Views: 4760

Re: 2019 Nationals

ahh never mind lol
by OnTheRopes
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: 2019 Nationals
Replies: 100
Views: 4760

Re: 2019 Nationals

is this on TV anywhere?
by OnTheRopes
Sat Jun 29, 2019 17:52 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: How reliable are Garmin computers?
Replies: 66
Views: 3618

Re: How reliable are Garmin computers?

Yes the Garmin saves at the point of switching off due to a flat battery.
by OnTheRopes
Sat Jun 29, 2019 14:34 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Carlton Kirby
Replies: 790
Views: 58450

Re: Carlton Kirby

Nope, I can't be doing with Rob Hatch's stupid pronunciations, I note though he doesn't pronounce the Irish riders in an Irish accent etc. When you say "stupid pronunciations", you mean saying them as they're supposed to be pronounced? So, when you are in the UK do you pronounce Paris as ...
by OnTheRopes
Fri Jun 28, 2019 21:28 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Carlton Kirby
Replies: 790
Views: 58450

Re: Carlton Kirby

Nope, I can't be doing with Rob Hatch's stupid pronunciations, I note though he doesn't pronounce the Irish riders in an Irish accent etc. When you say "stupid pronunciations", you mean saying them as they're supposed to be pronounced? So, when you are in the UK do you pronounce Paris as ...
by OnTheRopes
Fri Jun 28, 2019 15:38 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Carlton Kirby
Replies: 790
Views: 58450

Re: Carlton Kirby

Nope, I can't be doing with Rob Hatch's stupid pronunciations, I note though he doesn't pronounce the Irish riders in an Irish accent etc.
by OnTheRopes
Fri Jun 28, 2019 15:28 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: What is SIS Rego made of?
Replies: 52
Views: 2844

Re: What is SIS Rego made of?

Well thanks for clarifying what cafe culture is in cycling haha hipsters yes I see your point now. I still go out with a fast training ride on saturdays and it always finishes at a cafe with tea/coffee and beans on toast or a flapjack, so perhaps some things don't change
by OnTheRopes
Fri Jun 28, 2019 13:03 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: What is SIS Rego made of?
Replies: 52
Views: 2844

Re: What is SIS Rego made of?

I'm 39 years old and only been cycling a year, so while I basically know bugger all compared to all you chaps, I'm also not steeped in the coffee and cake cycling culture that I want no part of. The coffee/cake culture is a bit sh1t, I agree. That seems to be a relatively recent phenomenon, it wasn...
by OnTheRopes
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Improving flexibility
Replies: 22
Views: 2294

Re: Improving flexibility

After a visit to the docs today about a niggly pain he was rather shocked at my flexibility, or rather lack of, as in I can't touch my toes, getting level with the ankle bones is a struggle. I know it's not an over night fix but has anyone got any guides or advice on improving general flexibility s...
by OnTheRopes
Wed Jun 26, 2019 20:06 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: What is SIS Rego made of?
Replies: 52
Views: 2844

Re: What is SIS Rego made of?

A milk shake made with skimmed milk is just as good. Or semi skimmed if you can’t face drinking the diary equivalent of tip ex. Poor advice. It is Why. Okay, having researched it I take that back. I drink plenty of fully skimmed milk so maybe I will ditch the rego, though it can be in a convenient ...

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