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    Your prejudices are showing, don't you think? ...

    Your prejudices are showing, don't you think?

    whatever style of gym it is, there's nothing to prevent you using it appropriately and to advantage. Let's assume that 90% of those present are...
  2. Yes, well, money talks, doesn't it? One of the...

    Yes, well, money talks, doesn't it? One of the reasons I am glad the UK belongs to the EU is that there is still, in mainland Europe, a sense that Government should operate in the interests of...
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    There's really no point in using a time-crunched...

    There's really no point in using a time-crunched programme if you're not time-crunched. In fact, it makes no sense whatever, because even the author accepts that if you have sufficient time...
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    Yes, of course. I'm not a Luddite. My point is...

    Yes, of course. I'm not a Luddite. My point is that what is important in choosing a saddle is what works for the individual. Often, that will be a modern, CAD-designed product. Sometimes, it will be...
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    I've tried three or four different types of...

    I've tried three or four different types of specialized saddles. They were all the right size. The Toupe cut me to ribbons, the only saddle I have ever owned that gave me saddle sores. The others...
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    That's a hell of a performance after such a long...

    That's a hell of a performance after such a long layoff, Dalai. Many congratulations.
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    Could be lots of things. Is your saddle tilted...

    Could be lots of things. Is your saddle tilted nose-down? That could throw your weight forward. Is the bike the right size? Would you prefer a more upright riding position, in which case raising the...
  8. France is sensational. You could spend a year...

    France is sensational. You could spend a year riding around it and not be disappointed. But Europe is full of terrific touring destinations. I've mentioned northern Spain, but Andalucia is also...
  9. If you can afford to go anywhere, the...

    If you can afford to go anywhere, the possibilities are endless. One that is on my priority list is Girona to Bilbao, via Barcelona. You could easily make that a 1000km ride, going as far into the...
  10. Thread: Pub 51

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    Sticky: Do the touring, and make it big enough so it...

    Do the touring, and make it big enough so it qualifies as travel. When I took early retirement I was living on my own. Almost the first thing I did was buy a touring bike and take off for two months,...
  11. I might start by signing up with these guys....

    I might start by signing up with these guys.
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    There's a big difference between being lightly...

    There's a big difference between being lightly built and having low bone density. The former may involve less bone mass, but the bone that is there should be as dense as that in the more...
  13. Yes it really is. And I wouldn't call it a tour....

    Yes it really is. And I wouldn't call it a tour. I can see the appeal for roadies who want to do it in a reasonably quick time, no gear to carry, accommodation arranged, but it wouldn't be my choice....
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    That's interesting, thanks. As far as Kurt using...

    That's interesting, thanks. As far as Kurt using Steve as pacemaker is concerned, I'd say that could cut both ways. Might get psychologically difficult if he fell a thousand miles or so behind, for...
  15. I really want one of those. I don't exactly know...

    I really want one of those. I don't exactly know why I want it - not much sand where I live, and I've always been a confirmed roadie - I just want one. Looks like fun.
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    I don't have any laboratory numbers, but I can...

    I don't have any laboratory numbers, but I can offer some experience of what it's like to get into racing at your age - I was 57.

    I was, I thought, very fit. I didn't (and still don't) know my VO2...
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    The answer to your final question is that if you...

    The answer to your final question is that if you do not have any underlying heart or coronary artery disease (and only your cardiologist can help you with that) you can safely go as hard as you can...
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    You're right. The UMCA didn't decide to...

    You're right. The UMCA didn't decide to "recognise" the record until two months ago, as far as I can see. Abraham was a couple of years into his planning by then. It seems to me that the UMCA has...
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    Yes, I tend to agree. Plus, Godwin continued at...

    Yes, I tend to agree. Plus, Godwin continued at an only slightly less intense schedule for another six months or so, to become the fastest man to 100,000 miles*. The possibilities are endless.
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    It's absurd to ask how fast you should be going...

    It's absurd to ask how fast you should be going uphill, because it depends on the hill, your weight, how fit you are...

    if you want to use a HRM you should figure out your lactate threshold heart...
  21. How many times do you want us to tell you that...

    How many times do you want us to tell you that carbon frames don't fall apart? If you want a steel bike, fine, but don't justify your preference by the delusion that CF frames are somehow vulnerable...
  22. 1. Frame material doesn't matter much, a decent...

    1. Frame material doesn't matter much, a decent designer can make a comfortable bike out of steel, aluminium, carbon ... Even wood.

    2. Weight differences matter more to some people than others....
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    I guess it would be just doable, depending on the...

    I guess it would be just doable, depending on the nature of her job. 300 miles each weekend would leave just 60 per weekday. Hell of a commitment, though, I agree.
  24. Don't tilt the saddle foward so it is "nose...

    Don't tilt the saddle foward so it is "nose down". This usually makes the problem worse, by encouraging you to slide forward and sit on the narrow saddle nose. Bad idea, because your weight is then...
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    it is not just "part of riding the bike". It's...

    it is not just "part of riding the bike". It's potentially damaging - you're putting pressure on the nerves and blood vessels that supply the penis and if you keep doing it you risk erectile...
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