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by lauriematt
2 May 2008, 11:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bank Holiday bike building!
Replies: 2
Views: 411

im not cycling AT ALL over the hols!!!

done 220miles over the last 11days!!!
running a 5mile race on sun so im taking a break & letting my legs freshen up!

...still working on my bike tho!...
by lauriematt
2 May 2008, 10:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: training - how much is enough???
Replies: 18
Views: 4230

........
and what about recovering after...is it simply a matter of a few days off the bike???
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by lauriematt
2 May 2008, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: worn chain???
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

replaced the chain today!

fits snug as a bug in a rug
only had to remove about3 or 4 links

my old one was seriously worn!!!
by lauriematt
1 May 2008, 9:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20st cyclist
Replies: 21
Views: 2886

give it some time...im talking only a matter of weeks...and your weight will start to gradually come down...and your fitness levels will rise! :D

persevere with cycling and youll be glad with the results
by lauriematt
1 May 2008, 6:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Jogle or Lejog
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

maybe the weather will get a little warmer as you head south?!?!

there really is a difference between the weather in scotland and down south
by lauriematt
1 May 2008, 1:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Scary scary................
Replies: 23
Views: 2125

i went to see the doc a few months back cos id feel really tired after getting off the bike! other things trigger my tiredness aswell...like if i sit down to read a book! as im only 19 i found this a little worrying!!!... went to docs...no probs really...bit of a funny heartbeat...nothin out of blue...
by lauriematt
1 May 2008, 1:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Segways
Replies: 21
Views: 3764

so...if you cant ride one on the road...and you cant ride it on the pavement ...where do you ride it???
by lauriematt
1 May 2008, 12:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ideal shopping bike - what's yours?
Replies: 18
Views: 2866

specialised sirrus!!!

great sturdy bike!
by lauriematt
1 May 2008, 12:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bike too big!!! : (
Replies: 5
Views: 793

pigman wrote: and you'll probably run the risk of not fathering any more kids as you get off the saddle.


:( :( :( haha
by lauriematt
1 May 2008, 12:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Scary scary................
Replies: 23
Views: 2125

rather than use a heart rate, i gauge effort/fitness levels by how i feel!

you can always tell if your going out too hard
by lauriematt
1 May 2008, 12:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reasonable commuting distance for a newbie
Replies: 33
Views: 6736

there are quite noticeable differences between a hybrid and a mountain...namely speed and effort! hybrids tend to be easier to ride and quicker!

i ride both! whenever i get bored of the hybrid i go on the mtb, which is harder but varies things around!
by lauriematt
30 Apr 2008, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bike too big!!! : (
Replies: 5
Views: 793

i think ill just bite the bullet & sell it!

nd buy a 2nd hand smaller frame
by lauriematt
30 Apr 2008, 9:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reasonable commuting distance for a newbie
Replies: 33
Views: 6736

A former neighbour who was a pretty fit cyclist got a job in Harrogate as cycling officer and commuted by bike for a while. Something like 22 miles each way. He had no car so it was that or nothing (apart from the expense of the train) and I think it's fair to say it got to him. He sometimes stayed...
by lauriematt
30 Apr 2008, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pashley Trike
Replies: 3
Views: 521

can you get away with rubbing/sanding it down...
or do you have to strip the paint fully??
by lauriematt
30 Apr 2008, 9:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: training - how much is enough???
Replies: 18
Views: 4230

In the month leading up my late winter LEJoG I did exactly 130kms training on the road and spent just over six hours total on the indoor trainer (10 sessions). I was absolutely fine and managed an average speed of 14 mph over the route (with 8ks of luggage). The longest preparation ride I did was 2...