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  • Witton Park's Avatar
    Today, 08:38 PM
    I bought a pair of Walsh leisure shoes in Selfridges London around 2006. They were made in Italy and about 100. I think the Italian factory paid to...
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    Today, 08:31 PM
    mr brightside replied to a thread mr b's comeback in Training
    Tried a Carr bridge drive session tonight, but my head wasn't in it at all, and I couldn't get the oxymeter working that I'd borrowed. I've...
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  • Marco's Avatar
    Today, 06:54 PM
    Marco replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    You could cut all the studs off, that should knock the weight down by about 50 grams :D
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  • Graham Breeze's Avatar
    Today, 06:34 PM
    Well yes but everything is context I once weighed all my bike bits: tube, tool,...and concluded life is too short to worry about changing all my...
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  • millipede's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 PM
    It's brilliant.
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  • noel's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 PM
    noel replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    Certainly I'd wear lighter fell shoes for 50 grams difference. Although shoes make more of a difference because you lift your feet every step -...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    Today, 03:37 PM
    Travs replied to a thread Today's Training in Training
    I also did hill reps today, although unfortunately was a treadmill session. 3 x 5 minute reps 2 x 6 minute reps 1 x 7 minute rep All with 5...
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  • anthonykay's Avatar
    Today, 03:25 PM
    anthonykay replied to a thread Today's Training in Training
    No excuses today. Six hill reps in the Outwoods. I generally consider 2:40 to be quite a fast time for these reps, but today I did the last two in...
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  • Mike T's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 PM
    5.5 miles, 2,037 feet, 2 hours 28 minutes: Wansfell Pike, including along the ridge to the true top and back, and once down the race route to the...
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  • Marco's Avatar
    Today, 02:01 PM
    Marco replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    Yes it does sound a trifling amount, but in your extensive fell racing experience you've probably encountered cases of people not carrying all their...
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  • Marco's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 PM
    Marco replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    Yes, you'd think so wouldn't you. The idea is to be highly visible, although around here it doesn't seem to be as effective as you'd expect it to...
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  • noel's Avatar
    Today, 12:09 PM
    noel replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    I wasn't aware of Heathcote previously. I'll have to saunter past next time I'm up in Ilkley. Grade 2 listed gardens! That would be a badge of honour...
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  • Martyn P's Avatar
    Today, 10:33 AM
    I like Turnbull's books too, very readable. One particular passage from Lakeland Mountain Challenges (the Bob Graham bit, p.153) always sticks in my...
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  • PeteS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    Well done, Mr B. I wish I had your mental fortitude! I'm sure there are many of us (myself included) who have numerous scars obtained from the last...
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  • Graham Breeze's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    Ah yes thanks. 50 grams. I must cut my toe nails tonight.:)
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    I've only ever done an ankle when I was switched off and coasting.
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    Have they got a tap room and do they tolerate swan-neckers? I peeled off at the old 'Il Trovatore' nightclub which, horror of horrors, is now a...
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    I knew I could rely on you, Graham. It's a very striking building and very rectilinear in style. As I zipped past I noticed how well it sat in the...
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:07 PM
    mr brightside replied to a thread Today's Training in Training
    Watch those junk miles.
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    mr brightside replied to a thread mr b's comeback in Training
    Hmmm...on the red piss thing, if Noel got stung by a Red Fire Ant on the day of his big beetroot race he wouldn't know whether or not he was dying....
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    mr brightside replied to a thread mr b's comeback in Training
    Nitrites, not nitrates...flack knows what the difference is. As I understand it, you take your dose about 2hrs before your run. I tried it for a...
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  • Llani Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    Llani Boy replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    With all that bright colour going on Marco I would imagine that passers by would think that the Circus is coming to town as you cycle by! ;)
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  • Marco's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    Marco replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    I read an article last year from someone at Bianchi that painting the frame added 50g in weight; and as carbon fibre isn't going to rust, that's why...
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  • Graham Breeze's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:55 PM
    I do find it a bit odd that so many frames are in black these days but maybe as long as one's chums know your bike cost 10K that's OK.
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  • Marco's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:12 PM
    Marco replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    It's hard to work out how much my fancy bike cost in 2022 terms, as I started building it in 1981. I know the cost of the frame and wheels, and they...
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  • Marco's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    Marco replied to a thread mr b's comeback in Training
    I did try beetroot about 15 years ago, under mildly scientific conditions: I set my bike on the turbo trainer, with an accurate speedometer on the...
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  • Graham Breeze's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:55 PM
    Heathcote Neoclassical style villa, designed by architect Edwin Lutyens, completed in 1908. Grade I listed building, English Heritage called...
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  • Graham Breeze's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    Ilkley is not Tadcaster so it's on a small industrial estate next to the sewage plant (so by the river). Really!
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:58 PM
    mr brightside replied to a thread mr b's comeback in Training
    It's a shame CL no longer frequents these backwaters. We could discuss whether or not it's still doping if your own body is producing the EPO.
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  • mr brightside's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:55 PM
    Just rolled in from a steady 33m to the fleece in Addingham and back, pint to mary jane and some chips to eat there. I made a detour on the way out...
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