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12/10/2011 at 21:32
Thanks Cat - I'm having another bike fit next month when my saddle comes into stock so I thought I'd get them fitted at the same time.  But its at the Specialized concept store and didn't see a range of clip on bars there. They suggested I buy some elsewhere and take them with me.
IronCat5    pirate
12/10/2011 at 21:39
Great! I've heard good things about Profile T1 or T2 (depending on whether you want ski or S-bend). YMMV!
12/10/2011 at 21:46

ski??  S bend??? 

I have actually been looking at the T2's on Wiggle that have great reviews.

Ahhhh - I see now, the T2's(s) are flatter than the T1s(ski)  I assume the ski would be easier to use as a beginner.

Doner Kebab    pirate
12/10/2011 at 21:49
Cat. What's your max hr then? 205 or something . I wish I was that fit
12/10/2011 at 21:49

FWIW Soup, I have the T2+ as my LBS had recommended them and find the bars really comfortable.  I have the waterbottle too and find it okay.. It's a good idea to get the bars sooner than later so you can get used to them. Otherwise they can end up as a handy airer

Edited: 12/10/2011 at 21:57
M...eldy    pirate
12/10/2011 at 21:52
Doner Kebab wrote (see)
Cat. What's your max hr then? 205 or something . I wish I was that fit



or that young  
Doner Kebab    pirate
12/10/2011 at 21:55
M...eldy wrote (see)
Doner Kebab wrote (see)
Cat. What's your max hr then? 205 or something . I wish I was that fit



or that young  

cheeky bagger    im 39    a very young 39 or so i tell myself, but in reality i talk to kids and wonder wtf they are on about.
12/10/2011 at 21:56

Thanks Ninja.  

I already have a handy airer in my turbo trainer.

Doner Kebab    pirate
12/10/2011 at 22:06

or this

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/606362/Gallery/bars.jpg

IronCat5    pirate
12/10/2011 at 22:09

I have the MHR of a 16yo!

It was 204 when I did my 5k PB. It was a cold day and the garmin showed a steady rise towards the end, so I find it believable. It alsmost correlates with an old Tesco HRM that showed 221 on a 5k.

Soupy - I have ski bends. They hold the helmet easier in T1.

12/10/2011 at 22:10
Thanks Schmunks and M.eldy for the Winterswim link, think I might sign up to see how the swimming goes.

Anyone come across White oak tri along the way as they are my local club?
12/10/2011 at 22:33
I'm another one with a sillily high MRH - have regularly seen 206-9 when hill training.
Doner Kebab    pirate
12/10/2011 at 22:35

Cat   how old are you mate if you dont mind?  and have you always been active?

 what i want to know is = am i really pushing myself or just too many years sat on my arse

IronCat5    pirate
12/10/2011 at 22:48

33, and I sat on my arse until NYE 2009; an excercise-phobic. My HR has always been high.

12/10/2011 at 22:52
Is your resting HR high too then, Cat?
IronCat5    pirate
12/10/2011 at 23:07

Sitting here it would appear so: 60 - 70. Proper resting is <45.

I did get up to get my HRM though . What's your Frodo?

12/10/2011 at 23:13

Wow! I leave my computer for a few hours and come back to 4 pages! Wonderful to have everyone join us.

ST - Yes, I'm thrilled to find out I'm now 907th. What an idiot! And a cheet! And a xxxxx

Anyway, it seems there is going to be quite a number all doing about the same.

It's bit late for me know, but tomorrow I'll post the first week of the "just finish" and "intermediate" too. I guess some will start a few weeks early.

Thanks Schmunkee for those tips. Will give it a go tomorrow and see if I can manage it - but you are so much more technical and details minded then me.

Oh boy, this is going to fun!

13/10/2011 at 08:14
Cat5 in the Hat wrote (see)

Sitting here it would appear so: 60 - 70. Proper resting is <45.

I did get up to get my HRM though . What's your Frodo?


If I do it properly (as in the morning, without moving from bed) it is around 37-8. During the day, if sat on the sofa kind of thing, it hovers around the high 40's.

I had a proper HRM malfunction this morning, though - it tried to tell me my HR was between 50-70 during my ride in to work! And that included a rather shameful "race" with a gentleman of a certain age on a folding bike

IronCat5    pirate
13/10/2011 at 08:23

Morning all!

Frodo - I bet his HR was unusually high.....do you use %age of HR for training, or something like Karvonen?

13/10/2011 at 08:47
But did you beat him Frodo?
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