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HELP Please! Bike Skills

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 20:24

when you said you were all over the place what did you mean....tired or the front of the bike was wandering left and right across the road....if the later when your out of the saddle and for instance pushing down on the left pedal it is the right side of your body the force is acting against so you need to be bracing that side...concentrate on keeping the wheel straight ahead and don't let the bike move too much under you a little is ok but too much is wasted energy....and practice practice practice!

Pirate DIY Half IM 2014 - A hat tirck production

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:52



Mrs SA
Mrs Digger
Soupy (my birfday on 13th too)
Medic Girl (my birthday on the 13th tooo)
Little Sister (depending on 2 things; me not getting into VLM and it not being the same weekend as HONC)
SuckitupButtercup (dependent on whether I get into the VLM)
Lee The Pea (Olympic)

Following a breadcrumb trail while cycling with 919xt

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 19:36

I've done it with both a 305 and now a 310xt......

works pretty good...more so on the road than mtbing.... and your not watching the trail...your cycling along occasionally looking for changes in the direction of the trail.... means you don't have to stop and dig a map out of your back pocket all the time.

Can be quite annoying on the mtb though where you might get 4 or more paths intersecting and only when you have gone 10-20 m's along do you realise you have taken the wrong one.....but even then it works pretty well and good for learning new routes you might not have tried otherwise.

Can I do it?

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 21:44

from my somewhat weissbier powered brain.....hey thurs is the new fri right...*hic*


KK is saying Ironman won't fix your life...!!!!

Whether people expect that I don't know...but I know it changed mine a good way....


one of them being 2 bottles of bier and...... 

Ironman Zurich 2014

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 20:15
TheEngineer wrote (see)
IronDonkey wrote (see)

I stood on The Beast a few years back when I had family living in the area.  Man that hill looked like it was a real punisher.  


The Beast was fine, it was the long drag uphill after you'd dropped off the other side that was the problem!



yup that did me in....had a little 5 min lie down in the shade just before the top....30 mins later I got up

My name is ???????? and i am gonna seriously get my sh!t in one sock

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 20:01

am not sure about putting your s**t in a sock to be sounds like it would be more at home in the dutch version of runners world....


However 30 up and downy miles on the bike tonight....10 mile run the plan!

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 14:45


Blue Peter, Britrisky Budjude, Captain Marshwiggle, Challenge Cheggars, Darkness, Flat Footed, GraemeK, Little Big, Horne Phill Turton2, Red_Dog_Chris, Scott Slater, Seren Nos, The Engineer, TJ1004, Toucs, Zakalwe-Outlaw.


Mathschick, Mrs D, SuckitupButtercup Trogs; Happychap; Happychaps Friend


BlackburnBlue, Budjude, Ironchris68, Mrs BP, SuckitupButtercup, Tattooedwelshman, The Engineer, Ironscribe, Calf

What is the obsession with Ironman?

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:41

its the new marathon......which is also a horribly painful thing to partake in.


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 21:15
JPGoodboy wrote (see)

Where do you stand on a Twix- Snickers debate ?

 two fingers or one......?


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 20:51

Well done on taking the plunge....see what I did there...... well better a cold now its what 3 weeks to go....don't worry probably just allergies....and if not time to get over it.

But utter best of luck......piece of advice....avoid getting out of breath....easier said than done I know.


And as I posted at the top, take time to look around and enjoy it...supporting is fun, great fun, but that realisation of what your doing (I like the first 10 mins on the bike....swim isn't a great place to contemplate things) is awesome and the support you will get as you know is worth more than any training!



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