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    Sticky: Many thanks for that, I'll check it out

    Many thanks for that, I'll check it out
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    Sticky: Your sig is good motivation for me, I have a 2011...

    Your sig is good motivation for me, I have a 2011 crosstrail as well. Nice to know those distances are possible
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    Sticky: I live in the UK where all the roads seem to be a...

    I live in the UK where all the roads seem to be a rat race!

    I own a triumph trophy 1200 motorcycle, but don't use it really at all since getting my specialised crosstrail. I don't own a car.

    I...
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    Sticky: Yeah it's pretty weighty! I have an XXL which is...

    Yeah it's pretty weighty! I have an XXL which is just like a small horse!
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    Sticky: I'm 6'6" and currently 231lbs, been on the bike...

    I'm 6'6" and currently 231lbs, been on the bike for 3 weeks and watching what I'm eating for a lot longer. I started at about 240, so I've lost 9lb's so far and feeling good on it.

    I seemed to...
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    Poole, Dorset here :)

    Poole, Dorset here :)
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    Sticky: cool, thanks for that. There are so many ads...

    cool, thanks for that. There are so many ads like that its a nightmare when you dont know much about it all.
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    Sticky: My trusty steed of 3 weeks :) 2011 Specialized...

    My trusty steed of 3 weeks :)

    2011 Specialized Crosstrail XXL
    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6107/6279634718_2fd92f128e.jpg
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    Sorry, I firstly didn't know that helmet related...

    Sorry, I firstly didn't know that helmet related stuff was confined to a thread. No problem on that at all.. But I had no idea that it would be such an emotive subject in the first place.

    Please...
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    It really is busy on the roads, and the mind set...

    It really is busy on the roads, and the mind set of a lot of drivers is highly dubious! Combined with it being technically illegal to use the pavement makes for a nervous time.
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    I'm not sure about stateside, but the traffic is...

    I'm not sure about stateside, but the traffic is incredibly here in th UK, even rural. It's crazy on the roads.

    Being a police trained motorcyclist I would always insist on helmet wearing as I'm...
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    The surgeons who carried out the work to release...

    The surgeons who carried out the work to release pressure on his brain said it could have made the difference between being aware of the rest life or not.

    Just so scary.
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    Please wear a lid!

    Please please wear your helmet, even for that tiny trip round to the shop.

    My cousin decided it was too hot to cycle home and didn't wear his. He was hit from behind by a car blinded by the low...
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    Sticky: Ok, done some research. Anything with the Cree...

    Ok, done some research. Anything with the Cree XM-L emitter is rated at 1000 lumens, at 100 lumens per watt. So running its 8.4v 6.4mha power pack it should reach that, but that output would be...
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    Sticky: I'm wondering about these too, they look powerful...

    I'm wondering about these too, they look powerful but I'm not sure if it's all hong kong advertising!
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    Thanks for the advice folks. I'm still early...

    Thanks for the advice folks. I'm still early days yet, so it'll be a while before I break any decent millage, I'm surprised though how fast my (large) body is adapting.

    Matt
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    Padded shorts

    Hi all,

    I've been cycling in anger now for 3 weeks. I've got through the hugely painful seat bones part and now all is fine. Actually, things are comfy.

    I'm getting to the stage now where I'm...
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    Did 11 miles today on my specialised crosstrail...

    Did 11 miles today on my specialised crosstrail (I'm only 3 weeks into my riding after a 23 year gap!), mixed terrain with some main road, country lane, bumpy old rail track path, field paths.. Lots...
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    I use mynetdiary to count cals. Has an iPhone app...

    I use mynetdiary to count cals. Has an iPhone app to. It's great
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    Defo 2 days rest, but DO stretch out before and...

    Defo 2 days rest, but DO stretch out before and afterwards, I wasn't doing this and the difference is enormous.

    You might also try doing 2 days on, one day off instead, it'll give you some...
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    Hiya, I've just signed up to this as well. ...

    Hiya,

    I've just signed up to this as well. Make sure your employer is claiming back the VAT on the kit, mine doesn't and that makes it almost a straight 1 year HP (I did this anyway as I didn't...
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    Newbie from the UK

    Hiya,

    Just thought I'd take a look in here!

    I'm from the UK, 37, a few lbs too many so thought I'd get on self propelled 2 wheels. I used to ride masses when I was young as I lived in the...
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