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by theenglishman
21 Jun 2012, 5:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help me be less mediocre!!
Replies: 42
Views: 5118

Re: Help me be less mediocre!!

...Fish and chips in the park helped but I still felt weak and headachey... I drank two pints of water before leaving and two water bottles en route and was still feeling dehydrated..... So the amount of salt you had in the fish and chips had how much effect on your 'perceived' thirst? :wink: And I...
by theenglishman
21 Jun 2012, 10:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help me be less mediocre!!
Replies: 42
Views: 5118

Re: Help me be less mediocre!!

Do you have access to a gym bike? If yes, ride it for about an hour at 75% MHR. On 'random' if its got it. Rest for 5 minutes and then get back on and ride it FLAT OUT as fast as you can for 20 minutes. Follow this with 5 minutes of cool down very light riding. Then eat 1 g of protein per kg of bod...
by theenglishman
20 Jun 2012, 5:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Well today I learned...
Replies: 7
Views: 5716

Re: Well today I learned...

...not to push the chain pin all the way out - cos getting it started again is a bugger. That or a buy a better chain pin remover. Anyone else learned a bit of spannering know how today? Step 1 Go to your LBS, buy a quicklink and fit it Step 2 Stop sneering at other people who pay someone to do a b...
by theenglishman
20 Jun 2012, 2:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal Torque
Replies: 21
Views: 2871

Re: Pedal Torque

55Nm on an alloy crank? Hells teeth - you can't be far off stripping the thread? My motorbike wheel nuts were only 60Nm and that was 100bhp!
by theenglishman
20 Jun 2012, 1:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help me be less mediocre!!
Replies: 42
Views: 5118

Re: Help me be less mediocre!!

Try a different brand of lycra and report back?
by theenglishman
19 Jun 2012, 12:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Naughty tights? MAFIL alert?!
Replies: 31
Views: 6961

Re: Naughty tights? MAFIL alert?!

You're related to Max Wall, right?

And hairy ankles are really 'in' this year!
by theenglishman
18 Jun 2012, 11:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recovery drink/goodness shakes
Replies: 11
Views: 3524

Re: Recovery drink/goodness shakes

Michael R wrote:A glass of milk?

Why waste money on freak foods!



The BBC program 'Horizon' did an expose on exercise etc - and a pint of milk beat a whole load of (expensive) 'sport' drinks hands down. And I really like milk! Win Win
by theenglishman
18 Jun 2012, 11:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: softshell jackets?
Replies: 16
Views: 8865

Re: softshell jackets?

The best warm/cool jacket thing I ever had is the BMW phase change jacket - It's come top in tests for warmth. It's windproof ish but not waterproof - but if you're that cold then you'll be in your sleeping bag.

If you go to a BMW bike dealers you'll see them. I'm not sure the car dealers do them?
by theenglishman
18 Jun 2012, 2:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Concerning Marmite
Replies: 39
Views: 11398

Re: Concerning Marmite

merrymac wrote:I got a Marmite cycling shirt from Santa last Christmas...



Inspired birthday present idea!

But the 'Satan's earwax' comment hits the nail on the head.
by theenglishman
18 Jun 2012, 1:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Naughty tights? MAFIL alert?!
Replies: 31
Views: 6961

Re: Naughty tights? MAFIL alert?!

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by theenglishman
18 Jun 2012, 1:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do You Insure your Bike?
Replies: 79
Views: 21981

Re: Do You Insure your Bike?

Mine are on the house insurance as named items. House insurance, it seems, is way more than what it says these days. For instance, I'm using mine to cover the legal fees for a motorbike accident I had!
by theenglishman
18 Jun 2012, 10:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who is it.....?
Replies: 5
Views: 5161

Re: Who is it.....?

Perhaps you best mate/wife/sibling has an ongoing wicked sense of humour?
by theenglishman
18 Jun 2012, 10:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cooking on-the-road...
Replies: 16
Views: 3750

Re: Cooking on-the-road...

I hardy diet of hard boiled eggs will a. Get boring fairly fast b. Win you few friends on the road But if you're looking long term, why not take a load of pickled eggs? They'll last indefinitely. And you'll be able to supplement your pedal power, albeit at the expense of some additional contribution...
by theenglishman
17 Jun 2012, 10:08pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Trangia stoves
Replies: 199
Views: 19173

Re: Trangia stoves

As all of my travelling these days is just me I've moved to a Jetboil. It's just so much better in every way to a Trangia. I buy those ' Look what we found ' meals and with a portion of rice get a tasty dinner in 10 minutes - all in the same pot. The foil bag meal heats while the rice is cooking. An...
by theenglishman
17 Jun 2012, 8:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Well today I learned...
Replies: 7
Views: 5716

Well today I learned...

...not to push the chain pin all the way out - cos getting it started again is a bugger. That or a buy a better chain pin remover.

Anyone else learned a bit of spannering know how today?