TheEngineer


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Wheel upgrades

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 12:54

What are you using it for? And what do you want?

I assume it is a training bike? If it is then do you want to spend money on a nice-to-have or would you rather spend money on performance? Because a set of bling wheels for a training bike ain't it. 

Robust wheels. Light wheels. Cheap wheels. Pick two. Possibly substiture speed for weight in the same sentence but there are some wheels off the curve in that respect.

You say yourself "They are absolutely fine". Why do you think there's "better" then?

 

how many miles

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 14:50

The average man is thirty-five years old
He owns a car but he dreams of a better one
He's overweight but he's working on losing some
The average man of the street is mad on Streep

And he will fall in love at least two times in his life
And he will be unfaithful at least three times
He loves his wife but he sometimes dreams of a better one
go, go, the average man, go, go

What are you looking for, average man?
What are you looking for, average man?
What are you looking for, average man?
What are you looking for, average man?

The average man will spend three hours
Watching moving images on TV everyday
He spends twenty pounds a week on drinking and cigarettes
But every man says he will give up one day

And he is unhappy with his general appearance
And will spend over three thousand hours shaving in the mirror
He has a face but he sometimes dreams of a better one
go, go, the average man,go, go

What are you looking for, average man?
What are you looking for, average man?
What are you looking for, average man?
What are you looking for, average man?

The average man is living for tomorrow
He cared to face the limitations today
Works hard for three-two-six days of the year
For a two week holiday

I saw on TV 'bout this man from old Birmingham
Everyday he works seventeen hours
One day he'll come home and shoot both children
And the neighbors said he was an average man

What are you looking for, average man?
What are you looking for, average man?
What are you looking for, average man?
What are you looking for, average man?

Go, Go, the average man
What are you looking for, average man?
What are you looking for, average man?
What are you looking for, average man?
What are you looking for, average man?
What are you looking for, average man?
What are you looking for, average man?
Ain't nothin' average about me, man

Cycling

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 11:07
SideBurn wrote (see)

It was considered OTT at the time 

My thoughts are that Jaylo should already have a reasonable 'base'?

'Olympic' is only 25 miles, I am thinking 15 to 20 mile ride followed by a 'turbo' session? 40/20's 40 seconds hard and 20 seconds rest. Do about 10 of these.

 

Don't need anything "clever" for a first crack at the distance. Magazines talk about fancy sessions and structured sessions and "quality" work because they're sexy. Hard work isn't sexy but it works - go out and put in some miles!

Winter 2014/15 Bench

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 19:11

I'm glad my wanger isn't small enough to h@g]sh@g through the eye of a needle.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 15:39

Just popping in to wish you all a happy new year. May this one be your fastest, and if not, at least the most fun 

Tri-bride for Christmas

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 14:51

You need a buff chap bento overshoes with bum butter.

Shoes shoes

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 17:28

Listen to Seren. 

 

 

 

 

She has a lot of experience! 

Pirate spotting

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 18:46

http://i58.tinypic.com/2qa5zd3.png

 And another... 

Pirate spotting

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 18:44

http://i57.tinypic.com/rcm34k.jpg

Another from the NBC coverage... 

Climb the World

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 09:51

Cougie - Yeah you've got it wonky. The cumulative height determines where you are, and only indirectly the height of the country you're in. 1000m doesn't put you in the country with a 1000m highest peak.

 

I really didn't think this was too hard a concept... 

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