IrOn Little Sister

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PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: Yesterday at 18:01

 Reading through this lot I'm feeling a bit better about the fact that yesterday's ride was over 50 miles, over 80% of it off-road on the MTB!! 


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 11:22
FerrousTom wrote (see)

Anyone done one? I quite fancy a stab, but my mtb skills leave a bit to be desired. How technical is the mtb section?

Go and get some Jedi* training!

*Jedi is Tony Doyle's forum name on Singletrack!!

Don Fink & Total immersion training

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:43

Could you take a longer route?? I take the short route to work, 15 miles, then a longer route home In the evening, say 20 to 30 miles, depending on what distance I'm looking to do!

Don Fink & Total immersion training

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 14:38

Hi PipRam!!

I can't comment on Total Immersion, but I know there are a few around here who have used there trainignand I'm sure they'll be able to advise you on that!

I live in Derbyshire as well, near Chesterfield!  I try to use my commute to work as part of my training, which means being up at stupid o'clock and leaving the house in the dark! Would this be an option for you! If you're pressed for time it's a great way of getting the miles in! You could maybe cycling to work & get a lift home then vice versa!!

Fortunately I can use the 5 pits trail for a large part of my bike commute which keeps me off the main road. I use my MTB lights when I have to cycle in the dark! They work a treat for what I need. Especially when there is a lack of street lighting!

New bike for Iornman. Ribble, Planet X etc?

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 13:04

Speaking of which, time for me to hit the turbo!! I know I'm sorry I was remiss in not being out at sparrowfart this moring in this glorious spring weather!! But since I raced my MTB yesterday and having an aching knee this morning, I think I'm allowed a gentler day! You know I really wish I had a little red bike with 50 mm wheels and 11 speed cassette to make it easier!!

Oh wait, Ironman isn't meant to be easy is it!!! Otherwise it would be called Football!!!  

Ladies advice pls - saddle cysts from biking

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 08:45

Consider changing your saddle to one the same as you've used previously without problems!!

PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 19:12

Blinking heck Scuba!! Take care of yourself!!

And now for some positive news, the eczema on my right eyelid has cleared up, so back to swimming for me! Well as close to swimming as I get! And for the record, who knew you could get eczema there anyway!!  


Pirates at the Puffer??

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:02
cougie wrote (see)
i saw the coverage of the year when it was sheet ice. Those guys are proper hard.

I think they have more years with sheet ice than without!! 

Pirates at the Puffer??

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 19:37

For years I've been watching the coverage of the Strathpuffer 24 hour race on the Adventure Show. It's on BBC 2 Scotland as I'm typing! If you can't watch it now you should be able to watch it on iPlayer!

Imagine racing mountainbikes for 24 hours in the north of Scotland in January! Just make sure you have decent lights! 

Now I've done a fair bit of 24 hour racing (sailing, mountainbiking & running/ shuffling) and I love it, but I'm not stupid enough to do it in the solo category. This is an event that is definitely on my 'to do' list. So, a daft notion has hit me, anyone fancy entering a Pirate team next year?   

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