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Discussion in 'Fitness and Weight Loss' started by B R C, Jul 18, 2017.
Personally I would stay way from carbon you have to be careful with the bushes
I sifted through the dull bits
2 questions - but does she love it? And what colour?!
Then an open question to the bike gods, I’m trying to do a lot more biking now that I don’t have a marathon to train for, I’m a bit poorly until my iron levels increase and I find it easier pushing through on the bike rather than run and plus I’m actually really loving Bertha (the bike) since I’m gaining more confidence....anyways is there anything in particular to build strength and speed? I know running i’d do intervals and hill sprints but not sure If the same goes for the bike? I feel like I’m improving each time and that’s just going out for fun plus I like beating my dad
Lol dull bits honestly?!
My wife insisted her new commuter had to be bright orange or flourescent yellow, but i insisted it had to have good quality gears etc combing the two wasnt easy but we got there in the end.
To answer your training question yes many cyclists use interval training, youtube is your friend here search for GCN (global cycling network) they have how to videos on litterally everything cycling related, most of the presenters are ex pro but they are down to earth and explain all sorts, from fitness, training to how to ride the bike i.e climbing mountains and descending at speed as well as bike repairs and servicing. They have saved me money and got me out of a pickle on a saturday evening by showing me how to adjust gears etc.
I have just started using a HRM so watching their videos on how to train with one.
After a disaster yesterday I have been watching GCN for mechanics advice today. My inner chainring buckled ang my son had to come and rescue me. Looks like I lost a bolt and that caused the ring to bend. It’s all apart now but the biggest problem is finding a replacement, all the usual online shops are out of stock.
Who do you call usual places
If you are looking at GCN I really enjoyed the recent video of the North Coast 500, the route around the Scottish coast, I’m not fit enough for that but the scenery looks brilliant.
Wiggle, chain reaction, Evans. Need a 11 speed sram 34 tooth. Didn’t have time to phone the locals today will give them a try tomorrow.
Depends what you are after, Hill repeats are very good for strength building, find a hill and ride up and down it. Boring though, I just try and vary my rides, long and steady, short blasts, fairly hilly or nice flat railway lines. Coast to coast next weekend, Whitehaven to Sunderland. The nice relaxed 3 day affair.
Great video, its on my to do list...
I hadn't really thought about Dolan - kind of assumed they were a bit too cheap and almost Carrera standard. Having read a bit they actually the L'etape's look a really good deal @ £950 for Shimano 105/ Rim Brakes and Carbon frame.
I know a few that ride them and i think they make some really nice bikes. They get some good write ups.
Got a Cannondale Supersix 105 in the end. Special offer. Right I can stop talking about bikes now!
Aye and get on and ride it. are you in the TFF Strava cycling club?
No my phone and strava dont like each other
You will have to buy a bike computer then. Lots more research to do
A good club.
Spent yesterday as support crew for Mrs Bg who was walking for McMillan between Weymouth and Corfe Castle via Lulworth cove and the “stairway of doom” She had a tough but enjoyable day walking what looked like near vertical cliffs and raised some good money.
I rode to meet her for lunch, it was very wet in the morning glad I had a decent rain jersey with me, windy and sunny afternoon. Went to Studland for tea which got me a few more miles.
C2C completed again.