Latest posts by pataallen

08/07/2010 at 14:42
this has to be a bite....!!! see conversation
28/06/2010 at 13:34
nah, Parkers out of stock too! see conversation
28/06/2010 at 12:02
does anybody know who's actually got the aero-bottle holders in stock? pretty much everywhere that i have tried is out of stock until mid-july. see conversation
07/06/2010 at 18:24
i've got a very smally pump from halfords, can get 140 with it. i wouldn't rely on cannisters to get you up to pressure! are you sure weight limit is set to 20kgs, doesn't seem much given that most bike boxes are best part of 10kg? see conversation
06/05/2010 at 10:07
geometry is more aggressive meaning legs are fresher for the run see conversation
04/05/2010 at 18:12
andiss wrote:
Thanks lads, so basically interval cycle/running sessions and possibly bike fit.
I managed to refrain from going 100% on the bike and i avoided taking too much fluid,
Still lower back and stomach was killing me and my speed. 25min for 5km is embarrassing. :roll:

Possible should also do more core strengthening or?

bike fit would be a waste of money - if you are already comfprtable on bike.

core stability work is useful, but not essential.

you need some decent interval sessions to get speed up see conversation
04/05/2010 at 17:16
none! but you'll look the dogs bollox! see conversation
04/05/2010 at 16:35
md6 wrote:
[quote="pataallen":m24pda6f]on a similar note, and apologies if this has been mentioned before, has anybody noticed how way-out the calorie conters are on the Garmins? I reckon out by approx 50%?

Why what kind of readings do you get? Mine seems pretty accurate for running anyway - i don't ever use it for cycling calculations as i always forget to set it to cycling.[/quote:m24pda6f]

a 2 hr bike ave 20mph i get around 2000kcal. for an 80 miler i got 6500 kcal!!

weight etc all set correctly see conversation
04/05/2010 at 09:58
yes most triathlons are now a complete rip-off.

i did the Army tri last week, £8 including as much tea and squash as you could drink! Ok the event was run in an army swimming pool, but the bike and run were on public roads so the costs (insurance etc) are the same as a civvy event.

So there was no goody bag - but who wants a carrier bag full of "free" shite that goes in the bin nor tee-shirt that falls to bits on the first wash, but an excellent, well run and superbly managed event. The army sprints are later this month, there are a little more expensive at £12, but this is including costs for an open water lake swim.

If the Army can do it for well under £20 why is the average civvy event around £50? To me this is outstanding VFM and the benchmark, and just proves what a total rip off events have become, with the remainder going on profit to the organiser.

For this reason I have only entered 2 events this year, one charity and a HIM . see conversation
30/04/2010 at 16:02
ok, i was suffering from a terrible pain in the Arrse during long rides, i messed about with saddles, expensive shorts etc with limited success, what i found made the biggest difference was fitting a shorter stem so that i could take more weight on arms / shoulders than saddle alone - that coupled with decent saddle and shorts did make a difference on 4hr plus rides...key point really i suppose is that it might not just be your saddle to blame. see conversation

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