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Re: The new improved fitness thread

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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby TriumphFan » 02 Apr 2020, 22:58

Class. I’m sure my dad has that one.....!


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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby kiwikrasher » 02 Apr 2020, 23:13

Kwacky wrote:The chain needs replacing at the very least. I've no idea if anything on it works.


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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby kingfixer » 05 Apr 2020, 18:17

Just done some exercise in the makeshift gym (garage) dying...slowly...dying....slowly...feck me that was hard
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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby D6Nutz » 25 Apr 2020, 12:55

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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby Perkles » 25 Apr 2020, 13:34

nice ho w did you feel ?
heres' a tip that you may already know from running but even so its probably more relevant to cycling
When you choose your route for the day always check the wind direction and go out into it and come back with it
Before cycling computers etc etc I would plan my month and train by my watch,I would ride into the wind for say 2, 1/2 hours then try and get back in 2 !
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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby D6Nutz » 25 Apr 2020, 13:52

Pretty good actually cheers. It's surprising the speed you can maintain when your not paying attention.

Good tip about the wind, probably doesn't make too much difference here as we live at the top of a hill and it's pretty much 400ft of incline whichever way you come in.

My only real issues where back ache after 20 or so miles and numb feet. I know the numb feet is down to footwear, I've tried two pairs of trainers so far.

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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby Perkles » 25 Apr 2020, 18:00

D6Nutz wrote:Pretty good actually cheers. It's surprising the speed you can maintain when your not paying attention.

Good tip about the wind, probably doesn't make too much difference here as we live at the top of a hill and it's pretty much 400ft of incline whichever way you come in.

My only real issues where back ache after 20 or so miles and numb feet. I know the numb feet is down to footwear, I've tried two pairs of trainers so far.

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You need much stiffer soles trainers are not good
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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby Perkles » 25 Apr 2020, 18:02

A tailwind home makes a massive difference hills or no hills
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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby D6Nutz » 25 Apr 2020, 18:04

Perkles wrote:A tailwind home makes a massive difference hills or no hills
Should have gone out tomorrow then... Ruby for tea tonight, that should make a decent tail wind

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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby D6Nutz » 25 Apr 2020, 18:05

Perkles wrote:
D6Nutz wrote:Pretty good actually cheers. It's surprising the speed you can maintain when your not paying attention.

Good tip about the wind, probably doesn't make too much difference here as we live at the top of a hill and it's pretty much 400ft of incline whichever way you come in.

My only real issues where back ache after 20 or so miles and numb feet. I know the numb feet is down to footwear, I've tried two pairs of trainers so far.

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You need much stiffer soles trainers are not good
Cool, I've started looking out for proper cycling shoes, second hand is a bit hard to come by but I need to keep the spending down a bit.

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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby D6Nutz » 26 Apr 2020, 10:15

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D6Nutz wrote:Pretty good actually cheers. It's surprising the speed you can maintain when your not paying attention.

Good tip about the wind, probably doesn't make too much difference here as we live at the top of a hill and it's pretty much 400ft of incline whichever way you come in.

My only real issues where back ache after 20 or so miles and numb feet. I know the numb feet is down to footwear, I've tried two pairs of trainers so far.

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You need much stiffer soles trainers are not good
Cool, I've started looking out for proper cycling shoes, second hand is a bit hard to come by but I need to keep the spending down a bit.

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So I joined one of the Facebook groups and asked for general advice. Job 1 is to get the bike setup properly, someone gave me a really useful link to a youtube video that explains the setup really well.

Second, I got some advice on shoes and it would be useful to see your thoughts Perkles. I've been recommended the following setup (or similar)

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Shimano-M520-S ... NkQAvD_BwE

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mob ... tgQAvD_BwE

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mob ... tent=mkwid

I'm going to try and buy used where I can to keep the costs down, but what do you think to this for a beginners setup ??
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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby C00kiemonster » 26 Apr 2020, 13:20

D6Nutz wrote:
So I joined one of the Facebook groups and asked for general advice. Job 1 is to get the bike setup properly, someone gave me a really useful link to a youtube video that explains the setup really well.

Second, I got some advice on shoes and it would be useful to see your thoughts Perkles. I've been recommended the following setup (or similar)

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Shimano-M520-S ... NkQAvD_BwE

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mob ... tgQAvD_BwE

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mob ... tent=mkwid

I'm going to try and buy used where I can to keep the costs down, but what do you think to this for a beginners setup ??


I've got those Shimano pedals and some cleats for my road bike. The shoes for the cleats i bought in Decathlon. I didn't believe cleats would make a difference, but they do! Just have a good long practice how to disengage and engage them - otherwise everytime you stop, you fall over :D
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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby Perkles » 26 Apr 2020, 14:20

You cant go wrong with spds for every day riding,the more expensive versions are just grams lighter
You dont necessarily need to spend that much on shoes, look online for last years models (y)
And these shoes usually come with a set of cleats
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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby Perkles » 26 Apr 2020, 14:25

Fish hill is a hell of a lot easier on a motorbike
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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby D6Nutz » 26 Apr 2020, 14:41

Cheers chaps... Shopping time

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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby D6Nutz » 26 Apr 2020, 20:16

Perkles wrote:Fish hill is a hell of a lot easier on a motorbike
Shit a brick... I've just seen that ride on Strava... How the fook can you ride that quick, over that distance, with those hills in the way??

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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby Perkles » 26 Apr 2020, 20:48

D6Nutz wrote:
Perkles wrote:Fish hill is a hell of a lot easier on a motorbike
Shit a brick... I've just seen that ride on Strava... How the fook can you ride that quick, over that distance, with those hills in the way??

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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby D6Nutz » 26 Apr 2020, 21:01

Perkles wrote:
D6Nutz wrote:
Perkles wrote:Fish hill is a hell of a lot easier on a motorbike
Shit a brick... I've just seen that ride on Strava... How the fook can you ride that quick, over that distance, with those hills in the way??

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Beginners luck :D


Yeah, except for Strava showing me the ride you did yesterday.......
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Re: The new improved fitness thread

Postby Cav » 26 Apr 2020, 21:13

What your name on Strava? I need to check this out!!
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