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by ANTONISH
19 Feb 2020, 8:29am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vitamin D - how much?
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: Vitamin D - how much?

A major action of Vitamin D is enabling calcium absorption from the gut. So deficiency of the vitamin can interact with deficiency of calcium in the diet. Or with the presence of other substances that get in the way: the most notorious being phytates. And some flours contain a lot of those. https:/...
by ANTONISH
18 Feb 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vitamin D - how much?
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: Vitamin D - how much?

Thank you all for the advice - I'll try the 10 microgram dose.
Why the calcium with it al- yrpal ?
by ANTONISH
18 Feb 2020, 9:06am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vitamin D - how much?
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Vitamin D - how much?

I've been reading recently that the elderly (that probably includes me :( ) would benefit from vitamin D supplementation. I also read that intake should not exceed 10 micrograms. My weekly diet includes items like oily fish and chestnut mushrooms that have added vitamin D - in fact a few of these mu...
by ANTONISH
6 Feb 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Click from right knee
Replies: 27
Views: 722

Re: Click from right knee

I've had an intermittent pain in my left knee since 1992.
Sometimes it's a bit painful other times non existent.
I think we just get these occasional things - so long as it doesn't get progressively worse you may find it goes away over time.
by ANTONISH
6 Feb 2020, 3:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: GB Divide - End to End gravel
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: GB Divide - End to End gravel

Lachlan Morton (EF professional) rode the inaugural event.
There is a report on his ride in the Sept 2019 "Cyclist".
Good luck - it looks hard - I'd want to be at least fifty years younger.
by ANTONISH
4 Feb 2020, 9:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Views on GARMIN e Trex 32x
Replies: 65
Views: 1791

Re: Views on GARMIN e Trex 32x

"Ride with GPS" is an excellent resource but not free. Oh yes it is !!! (that's the 2nd thread where i've corrected that, just this week IIRC :) ) I stand corrected (perhaps) - actually when I first tried it one had to pay a subscription to get full use ( as I understand it) although ther...
by ANTONISH
2 Feb 2020, 9:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Views on GARMIN e Trex 32x
Replies: 65
Views: 1791

Re: Views on GARMIN e Trex 32x

There are a number of online mapping resources. Garmin,s "Basecamp" is a bit difficult to get used to but you can plot a route with it. I usually use it's facility of converting a route to a track. The Garmin 30 has a limited points capacity ( very knowledgeable persons can possibly get ov...
by ANTONISH
24 Jan 2020, 9:24am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Catalyst pedals, Flat pedals, Foot Position, Knee Pain
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Catalyst pedals, Flat pedals, Foot Position, Knee Pain

A few years back there was a German woman professional who changed to a mid foot pedal position.
She found it more effective - to my eye it looked horrible and the toe overlap may have been a problem.
If it works for you why not?
by ANTONISH
21 Jan 2020, 9:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bike carriers safe?
Replies: 35
Views: 1094

Re: Are bike carriers safe?

I use a San Remo rack on the roof (it fits the fork with the front wheel removed) and standard roof bars. +1. Absolutely superb bits of kit. They also made upright legs to fit front wheels in. The only drawbacks I have found is that some cars offer limited room between the two cross bars or the bar...
by ANTONISH
12 Jan 2020, 9:39am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Audax and sleep deprivation.
Replies: 25
Views: 943

Re: Audax and sleep deprivation.

I've always regretted not being able to do any of the longer Audax distances, but I knew I couldn't cope with the sleep deprivation. Me too, I've DNF's two 600's, both times ridden the distance but slept too long to be within time. I want the SR badge! I'm even tempted to do a 700, probably by ECEi...
by ANTONISH
11 Jan 2020, 9:19am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Audax and sleep deprivation.
Replies: 25
Views: 943

Re: Audax and sleep deprivation.

<SNIP>
Yes - I should have said hallucinations not mirages, but they are experienced by some audaxers on long distance (600+) events.
I don't think people who regularly undertake these events are necessarily mentally ill.
by ANTONISH
10 Jan 2020, 11:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10-sp 'road' & 'mtn' cassettes the same fit?
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: 10-sp 'road' & 'mtn' cassettes the same fit?

I have a 10s 105 triple setup with a mountain 10 cassette - 11 to 36 - on an Ultegra hub. I use a 9sp mountain rear changer which indexes fine. If you use a modern 10sp MTN rear mech it doesn't index with the 10sp road shifter. Other than that I think the MTN cassette will be ok but I think it won't...
by ANTONISH
10 Jan 2020, 11:04am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Audax and sleep deprivation.
Replies: 25
Views: 943

Re: Audax and sleep deprivation.

Sorry I don't know how to give a link. The report was on MSN yahoo news. The group was male, average age 22yrs, increase in tau? 17% I don't think there was a long term effect. I can't see anyone organising a long term trial- ( do you want to try long term sleep deprivation to see if you develop Alt...
by ANTONISH
10 Jan 2020, 8:47am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Power Meters: Do I need/want one?
Replies: 26
Views: 1091

Re: Power Meters: Do I need/want one?

Power meters have become indispensable to me. I use them mostly to see with actual real time numbers, whether I’m working in an efficient way, especially on a longer ride. I’ve not suffered a bonk since I’ve been using power meters on my rides, because I’ve got actual power at cadence figures to wo...
by ANTONISH
9 Jan 2020, 5:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Audax and sleep deprivation.
Replies: 25
Views: 943

Audax and sleep deprivation.

I've read about a recent Swedish report about an increase in an Altzheimer bio marker (tau)? in a group of men deprived of a night's sleep. It occurs to me that during longer Audax rides ( 400k + ) I would miss a night's sleep. I remember a desultory conversation in a "greasy thumb" during...