Latest posts by Tattooedwelshman

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Time for a new bike

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 09:57
Thanks for your but one of the problems with my existing bike is that it's too small. Has Toby extra long seat post to get the saddle high enough and the handlebars are still too low.
Going to head to all the local bike shops today in the hope I have a few more choices but one the problems of living in West Wales is that I don't feel I have the best shops about - I should really travel further but then if there is a problem I have to travel again so I would prefer to buy local if I can

I was just hoping some others had similar problems and could advise me from experience.

Time for a new bike

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 23:09

Finally I am buying a new bike but as it is under the cycle to work scheme I am limited to £1000. This already limits my options but at 6 foot 4 I am struggling to find frames in my size to actually sit on them To try them for size and in fact have only found one locally that seems to fit and I was able to try. It was a 2015 Giant Defy 1. 

My question is does anyone know of alternatives for £1000 or under where they make a frame for someone tall with long legs ?

although I am sure a bike fit would be very useful if my only option is the Giant then it might be throwing away money that could be used for something else?

Thanks in advance for any help / advice.


Christmas Social south wales and west

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 21:19

was hoping to join you all but my wife has just received her December rota and informs me she is working which means I am on babysitting duties.

hope you have a good time.

Christmas Social south wales and west

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 10:20
I would be interested but could not say for definite until I get my shift pattern. I would vote for Cardiff as Newport is awful ! (I used to live there)

Fink Plan for half ironman

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:09

Thanks for your replies. Stanners I have messaged you. Duda thanks for the extra info and I have now ordered the book so it should be with me in a day or so.


Fink Plan for half ironman

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 23:29

Thanks Duda - I will order it instead of attempting to alter the one I have. 

Fink Plan for half ironman

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 22:16

I have the Don Fink book for the full distance and wondered if the plan for the half was much different - I assume for the build and peak phases the times are different for the half than the full but is there much different apart from this.

Is it worth getting the book for the half or is it as simple to adapt the plan for the full and if it is easy to adapt what changes would you make ?

I am entered for a half in 2015 (Bala Middle Distance in June) with the plan to step up to full in 2016.


Garmin Connect Group

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 20:49

Can I request to join as well as now I am back in training I need the extra motivation of trying to get off the bottom of the table ! First thing it will make me do is remember to log all my training  and secondly to train more !

PSOF Championship Sheild Update

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 23:15

Sorry for the delay but did not trust doing bank transfer from iPad but payment now done. 

PSOF Championship Sheild Update

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 19:40

I am also more than happy to donate £5 and also think both Lanza and Wales in 2016 for the PSOF champs - some people might want to do one but some might even want to race and / or support at both. enough time between them for some people to consider both ? 

P.S. I am back in training so watch out on Welsh roads for the foreseeable future ! 

P.P.S on iPad so don't want to mess up the list so if someone can add me it would be appreciated.

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