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    If you're on a MTB riding trails you're not going...

    If you're on a MTB riding trails you're not going to be as fast as a roadie.

    What do you want to do? Enjoy yourself and get fitter in the process, or beat yourself up because some stranger on...
  2. I know Yorkshire very well. Plenty of hills in...

    I know Yorkshire very well. Plenty of hills in the Dales and on the North York Moors, sure, but the notion that this makes it hillier than the Alps or Pyrenees or the Massif Central is bonkers.

    I...
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    Bump. He's still going, having resorted to a...

    Bump. He's still going, having resorted to a recumbent and pedalling with a cast. Somewhat behind schedule but could still make it past Godwin's total in the calendar year if nothing else goes wrong....
  4. No offence. But if you struggled with the driving...

    No offence. But if you struggled with the driving in the UK I'd strongly recommend that you don't include Rome in your itinerary.
  5. It isn't a weird rule. Most countries (including...

    It isn't a weird rule. Most countries (including Canada) have limits on how long a tourist can remain without a visa, and 90 days is quite common.

    You can spend up to 90 days in the Schengen area...
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    If you want to get fitter, you're right to think...

    If you want to get fitter, you're right to think you need to add intensity to build on the big base you've established through your endurance riding. And training systematically with HIIT is...
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    I can't wait. Driverless cars will be massively...

    I can't wait. Driverless cars will be massively safer than the human-controlled versions.

    Interestingly, a number of the remaining problems are more philosophical than technical. For example, how...
  8. Great choice.

    Great choice.
  9. Thread: Seats

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    I hadn't read the Sheldon article. It dors say...

    I hadn't read the Sheldon article. It dors say that one sits "on" a seat, but as far as I can see doesn't make the distinction between "in" and "on". Personally I find that distinction helpful...
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    They are saddles, not seats. This isn't just...

    They are saddles, not seats. This isn't just pedantry. You sit IN a seat, but you sit ON a saddle.

    The distinction is important for your comfort. Like dagray has said, you need a saddle that is...
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    It's Geraint Thomas, not Gerrant. But Welsh names...

    It's Geraint Thomas, not Gerrant. But Welsh names aren't exactly mainstream, I suppose...

    Stannard is and has always been a massive diesel with zero acceleration. Sagan would toast him every time...
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    This. Unless you're Eddy Merckx, you don't win...

    This. Unless you're Eddy Merckx, you don't win all that many. And it's easier to be a prodigy than to sustain one's performance ober many years in the teeth of severe competition.

    Sagan is clearly...
  13. Porte looking very good. I can't quite see him as...

    Porte looking very good. I can't quite see him as a GT winner, though, he's never shown consistent form over a three-week race. Froome needs to recover big-time to put himself in contention for the...
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    That all makes perfect sense, Stephen, but the...

    That all makes perfect sense, Stephen, but the guy is an ordinary working man with limited resources. There's probably a limit to how much time he can go without earnings, despite the support he gets...
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    If that is your history, rather than just a...

    If that is your history, rather than just a family history, you should know better than to be asking for advice on an internet forum and consult a professional.
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    He didn't exactly crash - someone riding a moped...

    He didn't exactly crash - someone riding a moped hit him. Cyclist attempting to break long-distance record is hit by moped | Travel | The Guardian

    He's well ahead of schedule. I shouldn't be at...
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    No. Maximum heartrates vary widely between...

    No. Maximum heartrates vary widely between individuals but tend to be higher when you're young. Going over 200 bpm as a 25 year-old isn't unusual.

    160 for a recovery ride seems quite high. Nothing...
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    Very interesting post. I'm pretty much an...

    Very interesting post. I'm pretty much an ignoramus where physiology is concerned, but in my experience there are all sorts of facets to this - the muscular, the neuromuscular, the subconcious...
  19. Yes of course you could. At first you are going...

    Yes of course you could. At first you are going to struggle against kids who are more experienced than you, but that will pass as you learn; and plenty of people start racing as adults and do very...
  20. Yes, I know about Merckx's doping record. And...

    Yes, I know about Merckx's doping record. And Anquetil's, and Coppi's, and and.

    I agree there's an element of hypocrisy involved in the ostracisation of Armstrong. But he brought a lot of it on...
  21. My advice would be to start as soon as you can....

    My advice would be to start as soon as you can. In my club there are kids as young as ten racing regularly - at 16 they are moving into junior racing, some of which is highly competitive. Join a club...
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    In the UK it is mainly the latter, and if nobody...

    In the UK it is mainly the latter, and if nobody has an injury beyond road rash the reports are often superficial in the extreme. Commissaires are encouraged to report riders for dangerous behaviour,...
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    It's better to be cautious than to crash, of...

    It's better to be cautious than to crash, of course. And the trouble with being a nervous descender who's trying to keep up is that one enters the corner fastish, gets uncomfortable and then hits the...
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    Do they do that for the elderly? Over here they...

    Do they do that for the elderly? Over here they just check the local care homes.
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    One of the more absurd posts I've seen here - and...

    One of the more absurd posts I've seen here - and there's plenty of competition.

    Tell me, is it "PC" to suggest that it is unacceptable to physically assault a subordinate in the workplace? This...
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