Scuba Trooper

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Posted: 25/03/2015 at 07:25

Thanks all for useful suggestion and banter


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 08:24

Raf - My brother in law has promised to weld up some stabilisers before we go to Austria in the mean time I'm sticking to the turbo. At some point i will have to get back on a "big boys bike" and ride on the road again.


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 08:08

Sorry to bring this thread back up to the top but after my "off" a couple of weeks ago the man at the bike shop suggested my tyres looked a bit "shiney" and may need to be replaced. Do tyres get a bit shiney even if they aren't down to the wear indicators?

Assuming I need new tyres I'll take the advice here and from others that GP4000s (II) are the way forward. 2 questions remain, 23vs25 and latex vs butyl innertubes. Are these technical questions for those at the pointiest end of the field or should I be considering these options. I'm aiming for a 6hrs IM bike leg, nearly 40yo male 12st if any of that matters?

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Posted: 24/03/2015 at 07:09

As I'm stuck in the rather flat north Essex Herts boarders what my best approach for hill training? I have a few hills I can train on but none of them are very long, the steeper they are the shorter they get. The best I have is about 300ft over 2.25miles do I need to just do repeats on a long hill like that or a shorter steeper one or both?

Not a big issue quite yet as confined to the turbo until the wires come out of my thumb on Monday even then may be in a cast until I go away for Easter Hols. May not hit the road again til mid April.

Good to see everyone make good use of the spring like weather.

Nice bike WW was it hard to find one in Yellow and Black?

The 2012 Pirate Water Bottle Thread

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 12:55

Kit Fairy - Is there still a pair left? If so could I have them please?

The All New 2015 Pirate Mentoring Thread

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 11:20

Flyaway - I've PM'ed you wondered if you might be able to help me this year.

Next year I will be ready to help someone else.

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Posted: 12/03/2015 at 19:56

30mins zone 1 on the turbo, can't say having a cast on adds to the experience. Glad I have aero-bars on and have been using them a lot, means its easy to rest arm on the pad and hand more or least in the right position.

Looking forward to the strangle looks once I'm out running with my cast on.

Thanks again everyone.

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Posted: 12/03/2015 at 16:27

Thank you all for your kind words.

Flyaway - I should have remembered it was you who had a similar injury. Thanks for the advice, I'm now making it through the day without pain killers so time to get on the turbo. Will be a fair while till I can grip well enough to get outside on the bike and definitely not with the cast on. I take it you ran without the sling? I will avoid the pool for the time being but this may cause some issues on family beach/pool/diving holiday over Easter so need to find out when the k-wires can come out.

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Posted: 11/03/2015 at 14:50

I was going to post, in respond to Robbie, my intention to go for a sub 11hrs in Austria having managed sub 12hrs 2 years ago in Henley.

Things have changed over the weekend as I managed to come off my bike. The backend slipped out on a fast corner leaving me with a wide selector of road rash a deeply cut eyebrow and a helmet that will have to be replaced. The biggest problem is however a fracture to the base of the first metacarpal (broken thumb) which has been fixed with K-wires (pins with bits that stick out of the skin) and a cast.

Anyone else had a similar injury or got any advice training with a wrist/hand cast? I’m planning to get on the turbo tomorrow and run once they put on a light weight cast.

I’ve found some cast protectors online that claim you can swim in them, anyone tried them?

Hope everyone else enjoyed the spring weather over the weekend and got some decent mileage in.

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Posted: 08/02/2015 at 21:10

Little Sister - Don't try to catch up to quickly and hurt yourself, glad your better thought.

POdds/Shuffle what makes the 50m better than a 25m, not had a chance to get to the Olympic pool yet but club are planning a trip soon.

So glad it wasn't frosty this weekend, managed 50miles (3hrs) on the road first time outdoors in 2 weeks.

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