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    I'm in 235 today, going to be 225 by the end of...

    I'm in 235 today, going to be 225 by the end of the month.
    Is someone tracking this in a table somehow?
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    ok so at least it wasn't just me, everyone found...

    ok so at least it wasn't just me, everyone found the shirts too small. So we had a bit of a switch around, with the "small" guys wearing "large", the "medium" guys wearing "XL" and the XL guys...
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    Thanks - saved me from making a mistake.

    Thanks - saved me from making a mistake.
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    It starts on Saturday - it's 160 mile ride and a...

    It starts on Saturday - it's 160 mile ride and a 7 mile walk up a mountain in 24 hours - probably not the time to be cutting carbs :)
  5. On one of my first rides my mountain bike picked...

    On one of my first rides my mountain bike picked up a puncture, I took the rear wheel off and something went flying past my ear. Anyway after struggling a bit I manged to fix it and get the wheel...
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    how to 'stretch' a cycling top?

    I've been sent a cycling top for an upcoming charity ride. It's a bit snug though - I can wear it, it's just a bit tight.
    Any recommendations on how to stretch it?

    I've heard wash it in cold...
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    That's a good idea - they do something similar...

    That's a good idea - they do something similar with big bookcases to stop kids pulling them on themselves.

    My bike lives outside and even with a tarp on it is wrecked - the cables don't run...
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    The plan is for a hearty breakfast, high carb...

    The plan is for a hearty breakfast, high carb lunch and snack around 3pm, then:
    6pm set off - snacking on energy gels, bananas, dried fruit, electrolyte drink etc.
    1-2am - arrive at campsite eat...
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    Good recovery food while camping?

    I'm going to be cycling 85 miles, camping for a few hours, getting up early, climbing a mountain and then cycling 85 back.

    So I'm looking for recommendations that would be good to eat on a...
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    Agreed, I used the backs for cruising and when I...

    Agreed, I used the backs for cruising and when I needed to be near the brakes, I used the sides when climbing and I used the fronts to get out of the wind - often swapping around different positions...
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    This was my reading of this thread too. - I don't...

    This was my reading of this thread too. - I don't know why I posted this, it doesn't add anything :)
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    How about some butterfly bars if you don't like...

    How about some butterfly bars if you don't like drops. I had some on my last bike, my current tourer has drop bars, and I'm pretty sure I'll be going back to them on the next bike - I miss them....
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    You can certainly get pedals with more grip - my...

    You can certainly get pedals with more grip - my mountain bike has metal ones with teeth that are very grippy but also very painful if you bash one into your shins.

    Clips are the other obvious...
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    Sticky: You must be about 7ft tall, it doesn't look like...

    You must be about 7ft tall, it doesn't look like you're carrying 337lbs. Good job on the weight loss!
  15. 3 weeks to go before long ride - what training should I focus on?

    In 3 weeks I'm cycling 160 miles (and doing a 5 hour walk) in 24 hours. On Sunday I did 85 in about 8 hours and felt ok but I really need to try and bring this down to nearer 7 hours.

    So with 3...
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    I find this a bit interesting because I would...

    I find this a bit interesting because I would sometimes go without breakfast, skip lunch if I was busy and then eat normally at dinner time. It wasn't a planned regime, I was just a busy chap with...
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    Intermittent Fasting - anyone tried this?

    There was a documentary on this some time ago, it's picked up the name the 5:2 diet where you fast for 2 days and eat normally for 5.

    There are allegedly health benefits to fasting, and the...
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    I think you'll be fine, you seem like a sensible...

    I think you'll be fine, you seem like a sensible chap, if you've run half marathons you know about training, nutrition, recovery etc. You know to listen to your body.

    I think trying to do it at...
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    Good work sir!

    Good work sir!
  21. What are you doing to train yourself to get...

    What are you doing to train yourself to get faster?
    I'm currently training for a half marathon and I'm convinced that sprint intervals have made a difference to my stamina and speed. I'm never...
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    Eating an apple while wearing headphones. Once...

    Eating an apple while wearing headphones.

    Once you get past the deafening noise it actually sounds like someone walking in fresh snow - I like it.
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    My aim is general fitness. Everything I've read...

    My aim is general fitness. Everything I've read recently said for fitness and weight loss you're better off doing weights than lots of steady state cardio. I'm doing the running because I'm...
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    Strength Training - Gym routines?

    I always struggle with what to do in the gym, so I often just end up doing a few things half heartedly on the machines - chest press, shoulder press etc.

    I'm looking for exercises to include in...
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    Not in our burgers - we've got horse meat in ours...

    Not in our burgers - we've got horse meat in ours http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21262517
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