Latest posts by TheExile

1 to 10 of 82


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 23:53


there is a working link on the above link. You need to use a mobile though for some reason. 


Mine is showing as cancelled 

Dukan diet and training

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 12:36

I did it for a short while. I found it difficult to eat enough to train efficiently. As such I lost a lot of weight, but I was constantly tired. I also found that it had some fairly unpleasant side effects. 

At at the time my main focus was weight loss - for that it is great. However at the time my training intensity was a lot lower than it is now.

i also don't like turkey, as such my shopping bills went through the roof buying enough chicken and steak to keep me from being constantly hungry. 

Sub 10:00...

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 22:48
BKins wrote (see)

40 seconds?! That's nuts.

I managed 30 minutes on the aero bars on rollers.. got me thinking about bike fit. It was comfortable and I think my position is okay. Still I'm wondering would it be worth getting a fit done. It def wouldn't be retul.. too expensive. Some places do a fitting for about £40 that might be worthwhile.. anyone know of a cheap/free online alternative where you could submit a recording?


I'm not sure where you are based but Triangle in Horsforth (near Leeds) does a free bike fitting service even if you did not purchase the bike from them. It is a fantastic shop and the owner Adam is really helpful. 

Shoe advice

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 19:38

The difference is surprising. I am going to try and put an insole at the front of the shoe and see if that makes a difference. If I end up doing much off road work I will invest in another pair and relegate these to the gym. 

Shoe advice

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 16:04

I normally run on the road/footpaths and my usual running shoes have a 4mm heel drop. I recently purchased some trail shoes, for a bit of off road and cross country running. The shoes feel great, but the heel drop is much bigger than I am used to. 

Is this likely to cause me any issues - other than feeling a bit different? Is is there any in steps available that will help reduce the heel drop in my trail shoes so that they feel more like the shoes I primarily use? 

Thanks in advance.


Halfords turbo deal spotted today

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 16:33

Follow Durhambiker's advice. 


I went in on Friday to pick up two continental gatorskin tyres having seen them at £20.99 online. In store they were £29.99 and they wouldn't match the price. 


Fortunately I was able to access the website on my phone and reserve them whilst stood their holding them And they honored the online price. 

Training schedule for a first ironman in 9 months?

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 21:20

Two ninety minute leg sessions a week? Jesus Christ that is some going. 

Cyclist Safety

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 21:08

Many people would be amazed how much work many companies do to educate their drivers as to regards the risks of cyclists, and vice versa. 


Here is is just one example of many......


in my job I come across things like this a lot and it is surprising just how many companies do things like this. 


it is a shame that on the news websites and on twitter this topic generally seems to attract the two retarded extremes - the drivers who think every cyclist has a death wish and rides like a twat, or the cyclist who thinks every lorry driver gets a kick out of running cyclists over. The reasoned middle ground (such as many opinions voiced on here) does not seem to get any air time. 


The idiot on BBC breakfast the other day who got interviewed claimed that it was fine for cyclists to jump red lights as they might be a bit scared and that is the only reason they ever do it (hahahahahahahahaha) is prime example of someone with the potential to do more harm than good. 


Pirate Race Team

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 17:24

She sounds mentally unstable. 

garmin 910xt

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 23:21

I was looking recently at a variety of Garmin products - Amazon and Handtec were consistently the two cheapest options. 

1 to 10 of 82

Discussions started by TheExile

Shoe advice

Heel drop  
Replies: 5    Views: 437
Last Post: 26/12/2013 at 22:17

Cycling accessories

Numpty question 
Replies: 33    Views: 913
Last Post: 29/07/2013 at 11:20
2 threads returned