GD how was Rome? Built on 7 hills so one would you you got some reps in
After several months it's the return of #gymfails: 1) bloke in neat chinos and ironed white shirt walks on treadie at 4.5kph for 90 minutes. Mind numbing enough, but he spent the 90min watching an action movie in which Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who was dubbed into Arabic, killed literally everyone he met.
2) Women in jeans and court shoes gets on treadie, fires it up quite fast, starts whatsapping, realises she is going to be hurled backwards into a concrete wall at any moment, so gives up and leaves the gym after less than 1 minute of exercise.
Cheers SJ/GD/Lorenzo. Too busy to buy a steed this week and it looks like it's back to #gymfail land soon . But definitely thinking long term about 2 wheels. Supplementary question: how does the panel feel about disc vs. more conventional brakes? Got discs on the tank (MTB) and they do feel good.
Nice stuff Joolska on a hard course, and impressive miles.
Nice hols Lorenzo! Very enterprising place to go. How easy is it to get around?
SJ please post a pic of what a 2000 cal breakfast looks like. spent a lot of time in various parts of south Asia where the food is so good that there's a real danger of ending up the size of an elephant.
Great job news GD - congrats. Rome is fab, groaning with history, Roman ruins, ancient churches, the sheer scale of St Peter's etc etc. I think you can still get onto the roof of St Peter's to take in the view over the city. Need to be careful around the main rail station. Lots of top Italian nosh. Giolitti's for the best ice cream ever (nr the Pantheon which is also worth seeing). Enjoy.
Question for SJ and other bike types - on my travels last week I got to see a couple of comparable machines - Planet X pro carbon with ultegra, and Giant Defy 0 in alloy with 105. Both impressive - what should I go for, if I were to go for it? Also seen similar Synapse but not so impressed. Views welcome.