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- 14 Feb 2019, 12:35pm
- Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
- Topic: Cyclists killed riding LeJog
- Replies: 16
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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...
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...
- 13 Feb 2019, 11:55am
- Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
- Topic: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits
- Replies: 29
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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...
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...
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 ...
- 5 Feb 2019, 12:53pm
- Forum: Touring & Expedition
- Topic: Advice on Food and Snacks
- Replies: 25
- Views: 1896
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.
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...
- 1 Feb 2019, 11:39am
- Forum: Does anyone know … ?
- Topic: New chain - degrease or not?
- Replies: 21
- Views: 2317
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.
- 29 Jan 2019, 11:24am
- Forum: Does anyone know … ?
- Topic: Maximum speed on a Road Bike
- Replies: 26
- Views: 2522
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...
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.
- 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
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.