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by Gearoidmuar
24 Aug 2018, 7:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring without cooking equipment?
Replies: 53
Views: 1603

Re: Touring without cooking equipment?

I used to take a small stove for coffee. Jetboil was easily the best for this purpose, though I had smaller as well. In fact I started collecting stoves and must have about 12. Anyway I started drinking just water during the day. I've not camped but I've been through some pretty desolate country in ...
by Gearoidmuar
21 Aug 2018, 1:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Syncope and biking
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Syncope and biking

If you feel faint after rising suddenly, having been cycling it is most likely to be due to loss of salt due to sweating, even though you may not have noticed that you were. Simple test. Dissolve a stock cube with about a gram of salt in it, in water and drink when cool. You'll feel a lot better ver...
by Gearoidmuar
17 Aug 2018, 6:53am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Achilles Tendinitis
Replies: 47
Views: 1651

Re: Stop stretching.

If you're stretching, STOP. I had a year-long problem in area of upper tendon about 30y ago. Was active runner/cyclist at the time. I became lame. Everyone had me stretching. I'd limp after 400yd walking. EVENTUALLY I went to an expert masseur who'd worked with Pro footballers in England. I'll fix y...
by Gearoidmuar
5 Aug 2018, 7:59am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Touring
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Brittany Touring

I've cycled in Brittany at least 12 times, as I live in Cork and there's the ferry to Roscoff. Brittany isn't all beautiful but that's an advantage. There are boring bits and lots of highlights. The coast can be quite hilly. Some of back roads are well worth exploring. There's a magic about an unkno...
by Gearoidmuar
5 Aug 2018, 7:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know how can I repair this tyre?
Replies: 25
Views: 1285

Re: Does anyone know how can I repair this tyre?

I've used tyre boots a few times. I glue them on with puncture solution on the inside of the tyre and the boot, leaving both to dry. They don't work if the boot is on the crest of the tyre as they'll bulge a bit and then burst. This defect is too big for a boot alone, BUT there is a trick you can do...
by Gearoidmuar
29 Jul 2018, 8:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rolling Resistance measured on road
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Rolling Resistance measured on road

There is a method which is not scientific but takes everything into account in one. Average time over a known course. I cycle relatively easy when I cycle alone. More or less the same average effort. This shows by the fact that my average mph on a particular course will be fairly standard on a parti...
by Gearoidmuar
19 Jul 2018, 8:09am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Drying your padded shorts
Replies: 40
Views: 2413

Re: Drying your padded shorts

I used rolled up towel and in the morning if shorts slightly damp I put them on and go to breakfast. They're dry in about 20 mins.
by Gearoidmuar
19 Feb 2018, 9:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What are we actually capable of?
Replies: 30
Views: 2223

Re: What are we actually capable of?

"It's the same for all of us." You'll hear that said. It's rubbish of course. People have very different abilities and on top of that, very different levels of training. Occasionally you see something remarkable. In the Irish Under 17 championships this young girl ran away from the field i...
by Gearoidmuar
28 Dec 2017, 8:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 4879

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2018

Sorry about typos. Don't know where Yorkshire Moors came from though I've been there once. Berryhill was a typo for Bettyhill. I touchtype.
Anyway, everyone got the idea!
by Gearoidmuar
28 Dec 2017, 11:47am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 4879

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2018

I've done this tour with Chris four times, the most of anyone, I think. The fact that I have is a testament to its organisation, its challenges, to the nice folks who participate and to the tour itself. It's not easy, but if you're fit enough when you start, it's not awfully difficult either. Pacing...
by Gearoidmuar
16 Dec 2017, 4:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc
Replies: 418
Views: 52175

Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

I like porridge too but it doesn't seem to like me!
by Gearoidmuar
15 Dec 2017, 1:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc
Replies: 418
Views: 52175

Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

Diolch??

Antithesis of function. If you try to perfect something you can screw it up or hesitate so much you don't actually do it.
by Gearoidmuar
7 Dec 2017, 8:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc
Replies: 418
Views: 52175

Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

Perfection is the anithesis of Function!
by Gearoidmuar
29 Nov 2017, 9:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc
Replies: 418
Views: 52175

Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

I had eggs, more eggs, rashers of bacon, more rashers, cheese, cold meat, more cheese, more cold meat, tin of fish, dinner without starch, cheese for dessert! He ate a mixture of food, a pretty healthy diet, actually. I normally eat about 50g of carbs a day. The carbs are in green veg, nuts, yogurt,...
by Gearoidmuar
28 Nov 2017, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc
Replies: 418
Views: 52175

Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

There hasn't been a post in this, which I started for three and a half years. How've I fared with my "fad" diet. Well I eventually bottomed out at 13:00, a net loss of about 40lb. Since I've hovered around that and at the moment I'm 2lb under. In other words my weight is static for 3.5y at...