Latest posts by AndyB99

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Bkool trainer

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 14:55

I've got one....its really good to be honest....i've not yet been able to use the new version of the software cause i've been riding outdoors but heres my opinion.

as a Turbo.....its not cheap...but it is brilliant.....your weight keeps the wheel down which kind of forces you to stay seated....thats a good thing for effective training....the resistance is very good and when it goes up a steep bit....its very no problems there.

the previous software was good links up using ant+ so you can use cadence,HR devices etc (upto 8 i think)...and you had options of 3d using google earth that showed you the route (even land marks) you could have 2d using just ride profile or there are videos but you need to be online for them to work.

only downside i found was that if i created a route using mapmyride or google earth....although in the webpage it would show the elevation changes they never transfered to the gpx file i imported to bkool.....but rides imported from your garmin that you have done work just fine.

all in all its a really good turbo trainer and the software is good.....theres even an ipad version now but i'm not sure how that links up to the trainer....i'll have to try it out.

get one...they are good

Ironman Uk 2015 who's in?

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 12:24

chorley hotels are ok..its easy to get to the stadium and get the bus to the race start premier inn chorley south is road to the stadium and the race almost passes it by

Ironman Uk 2015 who's in?

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 18:42

they did a second release last year because they changed the course to accomodate more people.....not ding that this year but rumour has it there were 2500 places....either way i dont think there will be a second release this time

Numb feet when cycling

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 13:21

you think its not the shoes....but it probably're feet swell up a bit due to the blood flow increase...couple this with keeping em in the same position and they get numb.....also your arch may can get insoles to help with this.

bontrager shoes are the only ones i find with a slightly wider fit that stops this happening to me!!!

Ironman Uk 2015 who's in?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 10:14

Less than 400 spaces left now and expecting to sell out by month end!!!

Ironman Uk 2015 who's in?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:46

dont wait cant compare a full to a half and even if things fall apart on the day you have almost a year to get ready.

just get in

Ironman Uk 2015 who's in?

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 09:43

ahhh i've been waiting for this thread....i'm very happy to say....IM IN!!!!

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 09:34

well done all Pirates, i'm losing touch a bit as Woody was the only one i knew personally but i was at the top of babylon lane all day and gave you all a shout every time...i hope it helped.

i told you the course was tougher now didn't i?

suitably inspired and i'm entered for next year already....cant wait!!!

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:04

all gone suspiciously quiet in here...bricking it???

went to bala last weekend which has me excited for IMUK.(saw Dave spartan...nice to catch up...and mrs was talking to her on the run)...MrsB is racing so hoping she puts last years demons to bed.

having my shoulder op next week so imuk will get me in the mood for the brutal half.......

hows the training going people??

Ironman UK Bike Leg

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 20:10

hey no need to say sorry to me chap...just dont want you turning left on race day before you should 


yes for sure ...its the not stopping that helps a lot....even 10 second stops over 6-8 hours can add up.


good luck with it.

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