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by Rigged
Mon Feb 11, 2013 00:14 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Goals Set - Weight Loss - Sportive
Replies: 21
Views: 1124

Re: Goals Set - Weight Loss - Sportive

It's not unusual for weight to go up a little when you first start more intensive exercise. This is often caused by muscles retaining more water than they usually do. If you Google "muscle water retention" you'll find far more information than I can offer (though you'll have to filter the ...
by Rigged
Sun Feb 10, 2013 22:01 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Bradford through to league cup final
Replies: 17
Views: 571

Re: Bradford through to league cup final

Great for Bradford but each year I become less and less interested in this competition, I think its time it got scrapped to allow more space in the schedule for a winter break Even as an Arsenal fan I have to disagree with this. Bradford beating the odds to get to the final is what the competition ...
by Rigged
Wed Feb 06, 2013 23:13 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Introducing tech to my training
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Introducing tech to my training

Very interesting that, thanks! There's also the Cycleops Magneto Pro for me to consider. Supposedly quieter than the Jet Fluid Pro and the Fluid 2, and without the risk of fluid leaks it's a good option at £240 (same as the Jet Fluid Pro) but comes with the downside of needing resistance set before ...
by Rigged
Wed Feb 06, 2013 22:23 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Introducing tech to my training
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Introducing tech to my training

Having done a bit of reading on the KK Road Machine it seems like that is the best long-term option but at £100 more than the Fluid 2 and £70 more than Jet Fluid Pro it isn't the cheapest option, particularly given the excellent lifetime warranty that comes with the Cycleops trainers.
by Rigged
Wed Feb 06, 2013 19:30 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Introducing tech to my training
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Introducing tech to my training

Interesting, thanks! The idea behind the Powercal was to have a more measurable way to monitor my improvement where speed and distance can vary so much based on conditions. Of course, the Powercal's accuracy can be questionable too so I'm open to the idea of skipping that entirely (and it saves me m...
by Rigged
Wed Feb 06, 2013 17:37 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Introducing tech to my training
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Introducing tech to my training

Up until now I've just been riding on the roads with my iPhone running a GPS app to get basic distance, time average & speed data, but having had a winter ravaged by bad weather and long spells off the bike I think I might take the plunge and buy a turbo trainer. Whilst doing this I figure I may...
by Rigged
Tue Feb 05, 2013 21:15 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Wind Speed - Whats safe?
Replies: 22
Views: 54961

Re: Wind Speed - Whats safe?

As others say, headwinds can be soul destroying, tailwinds can make you feel like Bradley WIggins, but a crosswind can be outright dangerous. Upwards of 15mph I think twice about whether I go out, although I have once ridden in 30mph winds that had me genuinely worried. I won't be doing that again i...
by Rigged
Tue Jan 29, 2013 19:23 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: nutrition question
Replies: 14
Views: 893

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, som...
by Rigged
Fri Jan 11, 2013 02:32 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: How many push ups??
Replies: 45
Views: 1620

Re: How many push ups??

Just tried and got to 35 without a pause, which isn't great. 18 months ago I could clear 50 relatively comfortably but I've cycled exclusively without any gym time since then so I guess I should start to think about returning to some upper body work. Thanks, this thread was just the kick I needed!
by Rigged
Sun Oct 14, 2012 16:23 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: My 3 year old has cancer, and what I'm going to do about it
Replies: 246
Views: 10182

Re: My 3 year old has cancer, and what I'm going to do about

Fantastic news, congratulations on the ride and the amount you've raised.

I wish your son the best for the future, and I'll continue to check in on this thread from time to time for any updates you may wish to share :)
by Rigged
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Cleaning the bike?
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Cleaning the bike?

Don't forget a few cotton buds to clean the inside of screw heads, especially the bolt that holds your front brake onto the forks.
by Rigged
Sat Aug 18, 2012 14:05 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: cyclists are much more badly behaved
Replies: 56
Views: 2499

Re: cyclists are much more badly behaved

This doesn't surprise me. In Bristol I see dozens of cyclists break the law for every vehicle driver I see break the law. Of course I can't check that all the vehicles are road-worthy, taxed, insured, MOT'd etc. so there's more scope for rule breaking of drivers to go unnoticed. It would also be far...
by Rigged
Wed Aug 15, 2012 05:57 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Reccomend me an App for logging rides
Replies: 30
Views: 1047

Re: Reccomend me an App for logging rides

I'm a new rider as well. I like runtastic's cycle program. Free to use and $5.99 to get some more advanced features. I orderd Wahoo fitness' Blue SC for the iPhone 4s. I'm looking forward to it. Runtastic's site is also a bit of a social network. You can track your stat's online as well as share th...
by Rigged
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Sideburns
Replies: 24
Views: 1129

Re: Sideburns

I had similar comments from someone who I've worked with for years and who also knew I was into cycling! 'Got sideburns like Wiggins I see' I heard during a lunch break just after Bradley had won the TdF. 'Er, had em for fooking years you muppet' as I waved my ten-year old ID badge photo at him :x ...
by Rigged
Mon Aug 13, 2012 08:37 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Wiggo, you T0sser (and I never thought I'd say that)!
Replies: 193
Views: 6646

Re: Wiggo, you T0sser (and I never thought I'd say that)!

I want the freedom of choice rather than some leftie do gooder telling me what's good for me. Presumably like the leftie do-gooder Thatcher who introduced the compulsory seat belts in 1983, and the tory government who introduced compulsory motorcycle helmets in 1973, then. Bloody lefties. I knew so...
by Rigged
Mon Aug 13, 2012 08:03 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Strava Privacy
Replies: 9
Views: 3590

Re: Strava Privacy

Frankly I wouldn't be that bothered about losing the ability to record a segment that close to my house, I'd rather thieves not know where I lived. Also do not set just one privacy area otherwise it's pretty easy to triangulate where you are if you had a few rides starting from your house and going...
by Rigged
Mon Aug 13, 2012 05:47 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Strava Privacy
Replies: 9
Views: 3590

Re: Strava Privacy

its dead easy - http://i.imgur.com/uCE2t.jpg set this, and its all automatic - you can also choose the radius I know there's the automatic feature but as far as I can see the feature has recently changed to a 500m radius or nothing. "Enter a location below to have it hidden on your activity ma...
by Rigged
Sun Aug 12, 2012 04:59 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Strava Privacy
Replies: 9
Views: 3590

Re: Strava Privacy

adm1 wrote:Can't you just edit the segment to finish 200m from your house and start it a bit earlier?


That's frustratingly simple...slightly annoyed I didn't think of it! Think it may become a pain in the butt after a while but it's worth a try.
by Rigged
Sun Aug 12, 2012 00:39 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Strava Privacy
Replies: 9
Views: 3590

Strava Privacy

I began using Strava a little while ago as a really handy way to track my performance improvements over time but I was always conscious that I was making public a map that shows where I live and am likely to have a nice bike for the taking. I added the exclusion zone thing around my address for 100m...
by Rigged
Sat Jul 07, 2012 03:53 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Depressed
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Re: Depressed

Ask your doctor about Vitamin D supplements. Obviously I'm not a medical professional so I'm not going to sit here and preach what I think is right and wrong because I'm not sufficiently informed to do so but there's growing evidence to indicate Vitamin D deficiency is linked with a lot of joint pro...

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