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by TonyJams
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: First time using clipless pedals
Replies: 25
Views: 4300

Re: First time using clipless pedals

Ideally you need to train your brain to know how to get out of the pedals in 'panic mode' rather than regular thinking/riding. Best way we ever found to do this was to ride around your local park on the grass practicing track stands every few yards. The idea is to get that "Help Im Falling"...
by TonyJams
Sat Jul 15, 2017 09:55 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Which Hybrid For Mainly Road
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Which Hybrid For Mainly Road

You've got so much choice around that price at the moment, Id also look at the Kona Big Rove if you find one in a sale < £550 or a Cannondale Contro 4 if you fancy something a bit more crazy around £600 I wouldn't bother with suspension either, just get something with a good pair of tyres already on...
by TonyJams
Fri Jul 14, 2017 15:10 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Wheelset upgrade from Zonda's
Replies: 21
Views: 3322

Re: Wheelset upgrade from Zonda's

By all means upgrade the wheels but the real improvement will come if you can lose a few kilos. The fact you can keep up with them on the flat means you've got the power, its the power to weight that comes into play on the climbs.
Drop 6kg and you'll be amazed what happens. Cheaper too!
by TonyJams
Mon Jul 10, 2017 21:17 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: 3 Peaks Cyclocross Race 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 7395

Re: 3 Peaks Cyclocross Race 2017

I haven't done it but do you think 34x11 will be high enough for the road sections?
by TonyJams
Mon Jul 10, 2017 17:49 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: CX tyres for South Downs way
Replies: 15
Views: 4887

Re: CX tyres for South Downs way

I#m looking at doing the same. Not sure about a few things: tyre choice, travel options and carrying of kit. Get the train, both ends are on mainline train lines. Watch out for cycle/time restrictions though Travel as light as you possibly can. Definitely keep the weight off the bike and on your ba...
by TonyJams
Mon Jul 10, 2017 17:49 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: CX tyres for South Downs way
Replies: 15
Views: 4887

Re: CX tyres for South Downs way

I#m looking at doing the same. Not sure about a few things: tyre choice, travel options and carrying of kit. Get the train, both ends are on mainline train lines. Watch out for cycle/time restrictions though Travel as light as you possibly can. Definitely keep the weight off the bike and on your ba...
by TonyJams
Mon Jul 10, 2017 17:28 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Cyclo cross training for London/Essex riders
Replies: 0
Views: 2014

Cyclo cross training for London/Essex riders

Just seen HackneyGT are doing their annual CX training sessions. https://hackneygt.com/blogs/news/hackney-gt-cyclo-cross-training-for-2017 I don't think it will be BC coached sessions down there but rather a good opportunity to learn from some of the best local age group riders. MTB or CX bike ok Ha...
by TonyJams
Thu Jul 06, 2017 09:45 am
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Sourcing latex tubes/ other recomendations
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

Re: Sourcing latex tubes/ other recomendations

There's a couple of places doing Challenge Superlite latex tubes for CX.
Check the red ones on this page - some are 28s and some are 39s. Its just not immediately clear at first.
by TonyJams
Wed Jun 28, 2017 23:13 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: CX in Essex - clubs and venues?
Replies: 9
Views: 3952

Re: CX in Essex - clubs and venues?

London League provisional calendar is out
http://bikesy.co.uk/features/racing/lon ... announced/
I would thing there will be an essex league as well but the London races are excellent with a huge number of races to get points at
by TonyJams
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: pro riders
Replies: 66
Views: 3315

Re: pro riders

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by TonyJams
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: pro riders
Replies: 66
Views: 3315

Re: pro riders

What many long time observers of the sport find hard to fathom is how riders can drop significant weight but increase their power outputs. The watts per kilo measurements are leaving many sports scientists scratching their heads. Do you actually cycle? Even on an amateur level this happens more or ...
by TonyJams
Tue Jun 27, 2017 22:13 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: French National RR Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: French National RR Championship

FdJ school sports day!
by TonyJams
Tue Jun 27, 2017 22:12 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: pro riders
Replies: 66
Views: 3315

Re: pro riders

If took these runners and cyclists back 100 years into the past. Pre McDonalds and Coke. They wouldn't look gaunt compared to the population. You have to remember in some photos, Chris Froome had been burning several thousand calories a day, every day, for the past 3 weeks. It wouldn't surprised me...
by TonyJams
Mon Jun 26, 2017 22:24 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Feel for cornering grip
Replies: 2
Views: 4130

Re: Feel for cornering grip

When they go there won't be much warning. Falling off sideways on dirt will probably be a lot gentler than you think it will be. No drain covers and no hard tarmac so you'll probably be alright. Its hitting trees that generally does the damage. If you've got a mental block follow riders with similar...
by TonyJams
Mon Jun 26, 2017 22:12 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: CX tyres for South Downs way
Replies: 15
Views: 4887

Re: CX tyres for South Downs way

I#m looking at doing the same. Not sure about a few things: tyre choice, travel options and carrying of kit. Get the train, both ends are on mainline train lines. Watch out for cycle/time restrictions though Travel as light as you possibly can. Definitely keep the weight off the bike and on your ba...
by TonyJams
Fri Jun 23, 2017 18:36 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Cars with bike racks
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Cars with bike racks

Everyone knows that the only people who have cars fitted with bike racks are mountain bikers. They hate road cyclists because we are fitter and more handsome than they are. This is why they are trying to kill you. Obvs. I know you're joking but there's an element of truth in that I'm a member of va...
by TonyJams
Thu Jun 22, 2017 23:29 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Bodyweight Squats
Replies: 31
Views: 3266

Re: Bodyweight Squats

Thanks. That seems to make sense although doesn't the fact that i cycle at (what feels like) a fairly good intensity on the flat that I should have decent power? Is power a slightly different concept on a gradient? The closest thing i have to a hill near me is 2km long at 1.4% average gradient. Oth...
by TonyJams
Thu Jun 22, 2017 23:26 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: New "larger' Rider
Replies: 19
Views: 2746

Re: New "larger' Rider

Whatever bike you're looking at make sure its got a nice low gear for the climbs. If you're over racing weight you'll really benefit from them as you find your legs and the climbs will still be fun without having to get off and walk.
by TonyJams
Thu Jun 22, 2017 23:24 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17027
Views: 1535763

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Also, if you're looking to get camera'd up there's Shimano cameras for half price (and Cateye Inous for £75). Cheaper than the generic SilverLabel ones you see all over the place. not a great price for the shimano camera, the CM-1000 (which I run) has been available at £85 delivered in the past, an...
by TonyJams
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Bodyweight Squats
Replies: 31
Views: 3266

Re: Bodyweight Squats

The few hills you have got near you - find one of them and do seated hill repeats. Don't get out of the saddle, don't drop down to the granny ring if you have one. Just keep going up and down that hill 5 or 10 times in a session until you feel like your quads are going to explode. Then keep going be...

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