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06-07-16, 12:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,972
Posted By jen_turnbull

Anything above 10-20 miles is going to start to...

Anything above 10-20 miles is going to start to feel uncomfortable without a chamois.

No amount of experience or a different saddle is going to eradicate that. Your backside is sweating and...
06-07-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,806
Posted By jen_turnbull

$250 for a fitting is ridiculous. :eek: I'd...

$250 for a fitting is ridiculous. :eek:

I'd suggest you find another LBS. It should be free from wherever you bought the bike from. You don't pay extra for fitting a pair of shoes or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By jen_turnbull

Try Santini or Adidas. I personally prefer...

Try Santini or Adidas.

I personally prefer bib shorts and leg warmers, rather than tights.
05-30-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,733
Posted By jen_turnbull

Yesterday morning, I wanted to be away by 5am, so...

Yesterday morning, I wanted to be away by 5am, so set my alarm for 4:20am.

That was more than enough time for a bowl of cereal, bathroom time and getting ready.

The breakfast element was all of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,487
Posted By jen_turnbull

For racing, yes. Whilst training, I prefer a...

For racing, yes. Whilst training, I prefer a heavier bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By jen_turnbull

It doesn't matter if it "isn't really necessary",...

It doesn't matter if it "isn't really necessary", why take the risk and face disqualification?


Source: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/britain/documents/about/competition_rules.pdf

2.9 Race...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By jen_turnbull

As K.Katso said, it's not practicable whilst...

As K.Katso said, it's not practicable whilst wearing a skinsuit or trisuit.

Also, for competing in duathlons and triathlons your number needs to face different directions at different times. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By jen_turnbull

Thank you K.Katso, these look like more premium...

Thank you K.Katso, these look like more premium products, especially the SpeedPocket. :thumb:

The reviews all seem positive as well, so will investigate further, but look like they will do the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By jen_turnbull

We sometimes get self sticking numbers, but for...

We sometimes get self sticking numbers, but for the non-sticking, I prefer not to have a load of holes in my expensive jerseys/trisuits.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By jen_turnbull

Race Number Belt

This weekend, I had yet another race number belt fail (that's about the third in the last couple of years).

They always seem to be of poor quality, even when buying a more expensive one. After...
03-20-16, 08:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 29,665
Posted By jen_turnbull

This. It may start working once sweat has...

This.

It may start working once sweat has built up, but to guarantee it to work from the moment you start wearing it, just run your finger under the tap and glide across the sensor area of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,786
Posted By jen_turnbull

It's "tactical cycle racing" versus "cycle...

It's "tactical cycle racing" versus "cycle racing".

When passing a struggling competitor, you've got 15 seconds (or whatever the rules say) in their drafting zone to overtake. Once past, the onus...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-16, 05:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By jen_turnbull

Some bibs have a small pocket in the lower back...

Some bibs have a small pocket in the lower back area, but it's definitely not there for the purpose you're requesting.



:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,786
Posted By jen_turnbull

Excellent. I still like drafting races, but...

Excellent.

I still like drafting races, but this reminds my why I prefer competing in non-drafting races and triathlons.

As athletes, we should have to do all of our own work, instead of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,786
Posted By jen_turnbull

There are plenty of surveys online that will give...

There are plenty of surveys online that will give you the scientific answer.

You'll also need to adjust your riding style in to a more aerodynamic position. The skinsuit will help in this regard,...
Forum: Triathlon
03-05-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By jen_turnbull

Without the option of a proper trisuit, I'd go...

Without the option of a proper trisuit, I'd go for (b).

9 miles on the bike without a chamois shouldn't be a problem.

The only thing against (c) might be you may possibly get a few strange...
03-04-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,125
Posted By jen_turnbull

Define "recreational". Although we are...

Define "recreational".

Although we are "amateur" cyclists who have a full time job, many of the members at my club eat, sleep, train and compete around that in our spare time in local, regional...
03-03-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,278
Posted By jen_turnbull

In the UK, British Cycling says it is best...

In the UK, British Cycling says it is best practice that all riders wear a helmet. That applies to Club/Group Ride/Training Sessions wherever they may take place – on the public highway, facility,...
03-03-16, 03:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,278
Posted By jen_turnbull

Our club found the biggest problem in this area...

Our club found the biggest problem in this area was as it grew to many members, the irregular members may only turn up to a few odd meets per year. Everyone obviously knows the regulars by sight and...
03-02-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,278
Posted By jen_turnbull

Our club issues membership ID lanyards (like...

Our club issues membership ID lanyards (like these - Order Your Custom Staff Lanyard Set, ID Card Sets Online (http://www.quickbadge.co.uk/products/118/110/staff_lanyard_set/)). When we pay our...
03-01-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,199
Posted By jen_turnbull

I think you're trying to work out your Functional...

I think you're trying to work out your Functional Threshold Power?

If so, then you'd be better doing this on a turbo trainer.

That way, you don't have any variables such as wind, gradients,...
02-29-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By jen_turnbull

That's definitely the best way to progress. As...

That's definitely the best way to progress. As often as possible, but with adequate rest/recovery days.
02-28-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,719
Posted By jen_turnbull

I don't think you can ever go too far wrong with...

I don't think you can ever go too far wrong with Santini bibs.


The design, quality and value for money has always been very good in my opinion. I'd assume the mens versions are just as good.
02-28-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,314
Posted By jen_turnbull

If I'm walking with the bike, then by the handle...

If I'm walking with the bike, then by the handle bars. If I'm running with the bike, like in triathlon transition, then by the seat.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,574
Posted By jen_turnbull

That's ridiculous, who needs a seat bag that big?

That's ridiculous, who needs a seat bag that big?
02-26-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,612
Posted By jen_turnbull

Many clubs/teams are sponsored by local bike...

Many clubs/teams are sponsored by local bike shops and associated businesses that they are affiliated with. That's how it works with our club. In the main, it's the club that is being sponsored,...
02-26-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By jen_turnbull

If you're in a reasonably hilly area, then you...

If you're in a reasonably hilly area, then you can try some hill repeats outdoors in the same way you would on the bike.


Run up and down a hill repeatedly until your body becomes accustomed. ...
02-26-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By jen_turnbull

The OP said that they don't have any money at the...

The OP said that they don't have any money at the moment, so what use is a book? They also don't want to spend hours looking at websites, so again what use is a book going to be?

A lot of people...
02-26-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By jen_turnbull

Just ask somebody else who is working out what...

Just ask somebody else who is working out what they'd suggest you try. Most of us are friendly, you know.
02-26-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By jen_turnbull

It becomes easier as your body gets used to it.

It becomes easier as your body gets used to it.
02-25-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By jen_turnbull

You can manually add activities via the Garmin...

You can manually add activities via the Garmin Connect website.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,952
Posted By jen_turnbull

Wow. Riding on a 4 lane highway? :eek: In...

Wow. Riding on a 4 lane highway? :eek:

In the UK, cyclists are banned from motorways. Double lane dual carriageways and even single A roads are generally either a) avoided by cyclists, b) have...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,233
Posted By jen_turnbull

Sorry, I know many riders will disagree and that...

Sorry, I know many riders will disagree and that is their prerogative, but this is a ridiculous statement on so many levels. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,391
Posted By jen_turnbull

But if the group doesn't speak up to make their...

But if the group doesn't speak up to make their complaints clear, then nothing will change. That is as much the fault of the members as it is of the club.

It's a catch 22. The group must...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-16, 03:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,391
Posted By jen_turnbull

A cycling club is a cycling club is a cycling...

A cycling club is a cycling club is a cycling club.

But there are many types. You've got your social/non-competitive friendly get together - which I believe are the prevalent form of cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-16, 01:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,391
Posted By jen_turnbull

I know what you mean, there are lots of egos in...

I know what you mean, there are lots of egos in cycling clubs. Once you get to know everyone, things change but it's having the confidence to go up to people in the first place and introducing...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,215
Posted By jen_turnbull

This. Only ever on an indoor bike or trainer.

This. Only ever on an indoor bike or trainer.
Forum: Triathlon
02-20-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,193
Posted By jen_turnbull

It depends how long the ride is, but a long long...

It depends how long the ride is, but a long long ride without chamois is not going to be very comfortable.

Have you looked at cycling speed suits? These are more designed for the job you require,...
02-20-16, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By jen_turnbull

Take plenty of rest and recover properly. This...

Take plenty of rest and recover properly. This may involve more recovery than just a standard "recovery week".

Did you take a reasonable rest at the end of the season?
02-20-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,125
Posted By jen_turnbull

I definitely try to eat as healthily as possible....

I definitely try to eat as healthily as possible.

For breakfast, I'll eat lots of fresh fruit, porridge, and muesli. Items which will slowly release energy through the day.

For lunch,...
Forum: Triathlon
02-20-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,062
Posted By jen_turnbull

Wetsuit and swimming cap also help.

Wetsuit and swimming cap also help.
Forum: Triathlon
02-20-16, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,418
Posted By jen_turnbull

If this is your first tri, then don't go spending...

If this is your first tri, then don't go spending a fortune on any equipment until you see whether you like it or not first.

After you've done 2 or 3, then buy the best equipment you can afford.
02-20-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,714
Posted By jen_turnbull

Be sure to take the pump off the valve in as...

Be sure to take the pump off the valve in as straight a line as possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,830
Posted By jen_turnbull

With a HRM, you will at least start to see what...

With a HRM, you will at least start to see what you're feeling with some data.

At the moment, you're not really sure what's happening other than what (you think) your body is telling you.
02-17-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By jen_turnbull

I have the pleasure of washing both my own kit...

I have the pleasure of washing both my own kit and that of my boyfriend. :love:

Sorry, but it sounds like your kit isn't getting cleaned properly and quickly enough - but whatever you do, don't...
02-11-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,860
Posted By jen_turnbull

I've always found Santini to be of very good...

I've always found Santini to be of very good quality.


They're not covered in logos/advertising as well, which always helps if you just want a plain look.


Jen
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