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by althebike
14 Feb 2019, 12:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cyclists killed riding LeJog
Replies: 16
Views: 2823

Re: Cyclists killed riding LeJog

my ride last year was shortly after an end to ender was killed by a logging lorry in Scotland. I became very wary when I got to logging areas, but luckily I suffered more from the long trails of dust behind a lorry, than I did from close passes. Twice, I moved into a lane designated for traffic turn...
by althebike
14 Feb 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: speed and rhythm
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: speed and rhythm

Thank you for your responses, it has given me food for thought. I think the bowland ride put me into survival mode which lasted all day. When I get some speed up, I think all the training has payed off, I am fitter and better than I think, and there is a psychological boost involved here too. My sta...
by althebike
13 Feb 2019, 11:55am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits
Replies: 29
Views: 628

Re: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits

I try to buy a carton or small bottle of milk to drink during the evening, then use the bottle during the night if need be. I got caught out once last year, I woke up about 5am and thought I would take the opportunity while everything was quite, the trouble was, everyone was already getting packed u...
by althebike
13 Feb 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: speed and rhythm
Replies: 9
Views: 271

speed and rhythm

I am very much a rhythm type rider, the first 100 yards of any ride seems to determine my speed for the rest of the ride.For example I started a ride last year that went straight into 1000ft of climbing in the forest of Bowland, I crawled up at about 8mph and was delighted every time I got up to 10m...
by althebike
11 Feb 2019, 11:20am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: heart rate
Replies: 17
Views: 1431

Re: heart rate

Paulatic yes BC advises discarding the first 10 minutes of data because your HR will be rising to threshold for some of this time and so give a bias to the final result.
by althebike
11 Feb 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?

brynpoeth I had not logged in and so could not select any choices
by althebike
10 Feb 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: heart rate
Replies: 17
Views: 1431

Re: heart rate

On the British cycling web site, very little attention is given to max heart rate ( if any at all) Training zones are worked out as % of threshold .Cycling as hard as you can for 30 mins and measuring your HR for the last 20 mins would give you a figure you can enter into their zones calculator. It ...
by althebike
10 Feb 2019, 12:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?

please ignore my earlier post
by althebike
10 Feb 2019, 12:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: LeJoG JoGLE, have you cycled it?

not sure how to reply to the poll but you can add a jogle to the list
by althebike
5 Feb 2019, 12:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Advice on Food and Snacks
Replies: 25
Views: 1896

Re: Advice on Food and Snacks

A sandwich or roll would be filling, provide carbohydrate protein and some fibre, a lot of shop brought ones are laden with salt also . I often go for stuff lighter on the tummy, milk, or yoghurt, and a sweet treat like chocolate or piece of cake. It depends what you like to eat.
by althebike
5 Feb 2019, 12:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cleat position
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Cleat position

I get an approx. position but then do a few micro adjustments depending on the actual feel on the road. I check my feet are fairly parallel and the greatest proportion of the cleat is running across the middle of the pedal. As indicated in earlier posts, if the band from the base of little toe to bi...
by althebike
1 Feb 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New chain - degrease or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 2317

Re: New chain - degrease or not?

I did jogle on a brand new chain last year. I assumed, without really looking in to it, that the wax would provide a longer protection and so I did not degrease or take any lube with me, It was a mistake, the drivechain got really noisy on day 3 , fixed by some proper lube.
by althebike
29 Jan 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maximum speed on a Road Bike
Replies: 26
Views: 2522

Re: Maximum speed on a Road Bike

I peppered 50mph a few times on jogle last year, down the cairngorms, near bridge of brown in Scotland and also descending towards Saltash nr Plymouth. Each time a gust of sidewind frightened me and I braked. I enjoy the speed to a point, then I feel vulnerable and start worrying about the results o...
by althebike
23 Jan 2019, 11:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Salisbury plain
Replies: 18
Views: 2430

Re: Salisbury plain

I passed through a military exercise the year before last. It was spectacular, the light was fading, lots of flares went up and I was buzzed a few times by helicopters, I guess they were making sure I was not part of the exercise. Certainly one of my highlights of the year.
by althebike
19 Jan 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)
Replies: 32
Views: 3587

Re: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)

I was cycling across Salisbury plain last year, during the night when a military exercise took off. Suddenly there were flares all over the place, bangs, and helicopter buzzing me. I guess some peeps thought I was part of the exercise.