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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: 52851

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: 52851

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...
by Gearoidmuar
16 Nov 2017, 7:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Most memorable ride?
Replies: 23
Views: 2333

Re: Most memorable ride?

A marvellous tour I did with my missus in Galicia maybe15 years ago or more. From La Coruna around the coast into Santiago, back to the coast and down to Vigo. In spite of its being Galicia, we had stunning weather, no wind, fabulous scenery, great food and wine and just a perfect tour. I still thin...
by Gearoidmuar
1 Nov 2017, 1:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why am I knackered?
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Why am I knackered?

I've found it depends on the tyre. These tyres are stiff when deflated. They behave differently to very flexible sidewalled tyres in that respect. As an example, I rode a tour in Germany with the front tyre on a 26" Schwalbe Big Apple at 25 psi. Felt perfectly normal. Wouldn't on a thin-walled ...
by Gearoidmuar
1 Nov 2017, 8:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why am I knackered?
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Re: Why am I knackered?

I got one puncture on Lejog this time. Schwalbe Kojak. It was a big thorn that was hard to dig out.

Pumped tyres to 60psi, went out yesterday and I was flying.
by Gearoidmuar
30 Oct 2017, 7:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why am I knackered?
Replies: 10
Views: 1323

Why am I knackered?

I recently rode my fourth CTC Lejog with the incomparable Chris Ellison and following that went for three and a half weeks to our apartment in Andalucia where I did a load of cycling with my Spanish cycling friends. Lejog I did on my Thorn Raven Tour and in Spain was on a really light 29er, Carbon. ...
by Gearoidmuar
5 Oct 2017, 1:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottlecage Bolt Blues No More.
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Re: Bottlecage Bolt Blues No More.

Brucey, I have ball-ended ones. Believe me this is way faster!
by Gearoidmuar
5 Oct 2017, 7:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottlecage Bolt Blues No More.
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Bottlecage Bolt Blues No More.

I formed a cunning plan. Always hated putting new bottlecages on. Bolts in awkward positions for allen keys. But... After the initial loosening, and until the final tightening... if you have a screwdriver kit with separate bits.. Twirling the correct bit between your thumb and finger will readily fi...
by Gearoidmuar
1 Oct 2017, 9:27am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Max Heart Rate, "Fat Burning Zone", etc.
Replies: 26
Views: 2227

Re: Max Heart Rate, "Fat Burning Zone", etc.

Best advice on training in zones is by Dr.Phil Maffetone. Can be found on-line. He introduced the pulse-monitor for training. His recommendation for training pulse for most training is pretty low. But it REALLY works if you do a lot of it and is way less tiring. I'm 67 and my theoretical max pulse i...
by Gearoidmuar
25 Sep 2017, 6:41am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Torn meniscus and what happened next. Lejog
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Torn meniscus and what happened next. Lejog

I'd bet there are a lot more too!
by Gearoidmuar
24 Sep 2017, 10:32am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Torn meniscus and what happened next. Lejog
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Torn meniscus and what happened next. Lejog

Mid-June. Crossing kitchen floor, sudden stab of severe pain in left knee. Had been very bike-fit for months. Could hardly walk. Ok next day but flared up from cycling, walking big distance. Diagnosis: MRI. Spontaneous horizontal tear medial meniscus. Aged 67, male. Other changes. Problem: Due to d...
by Gearoidmuar
25 Aug 2017, 10:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring france
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

Re: Touring france

The one tour I would recommend people to not do is "The Loire Valley." This sounds lovely and is as boring as hell. The Breton coast, off season is hard in that it's hilly but it's well worth seeing. I've seen it all from Mont Saint Michel (hopeless) to Benodet. Mont Saint Michel is very ...
by Gearoidmuar
10 Aug 2017, 8:38am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring france
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

Re: Touring france

I've been cycling in France at least 30 times. I've done Brittany to death, have done Paris-Nice, Strasbourg-Nice, Bordeaux-Nice, Nice-Nice, Bordeaux-Pau-Ainsa-Tremp-Andorra-Toulouse and ones I can't even remember. The one tour I would recommend people to not do is "The Loire Valley." This...
by Gearoidmuar
29 Jul 2017, 5:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you use 1.5" tubes in 1.25" tyre?
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Can you use 1.5" tubes in 1.25" tyre?

The biggest tube what will fit has one advantage. You will need to pump it only occasionally.
by Gearoidmuar
21 Jul 2017, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inherited Rohloff Very loud
Replies: 37
Views: 2158

Re: Inherited Rohloff Very loud

If the chainwheel with an even number of teeth has been used with a sprocket with an even number and the sprocket has been changed in position so the matching teeth no longer match, this can be very noisy. I've experience of this. If both have an even number of teeth, shift the chain on one of them ...