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SkinnyBoy

4,496 posts

138 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
okgo said:
Nice looking kit going on!

Hope to have a photo of my new tt bike soon, went ahead and bought a proper set of wheels for it while I was doing it.
Best upgrade on any bike IMHO.

To complete my Jedi bike training I just need to build some wheels for one of my projects. Its a Dark Art I reckon!

Oh and it's going to be 28 today. Plan is drop the mrs off at work, quick brekky at my sisters pick up some Co2 refills and be on the pushie galore for the rest of the day. I foresee some pro looking tanlines this year! Pics from some sunny outcrop to follow!

Comfortably Dumb

1,237 posts

65 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Torture spec Merida!



Borrowed a friends turbo to see how I got in with it. First session only lasted 25 minutes until I was a sweating mess. Downloaded a interval timer app and going to be giving HIIT a go.

The Walrus

1,745 posts

85 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
You may want to change your rear tyre as well unless you want to tear through the Ultremo's in no time

Comfortably Dumb

1,237 posts

65 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Plan's to buy a second wheel with turbo specific tyre. Only got the turbo for a few days test so haven't done so yet. smile

curlie467

4,108 posts

81 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Is the towel for the tears?
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zebedee

4,161 posts

158 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
curlie467 said:
Is the towel for the tears?
A good plan to have a towel, stops salty sweat dropping into your headset bolt and rusting it in place...

Comfortably Dumb

1,237 posts

65 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
curlie467 said:
Is the towel for the tears?
hehe Something like that.

Just finished my first HITT session. 6 x 5 min @ 85% max HR, 3 min rests. Not as bad as I was expecting. smile

okgo

22,353 posts

78 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Coz they're not hard enough, you want to be higher %age of max HR than that!

Rocksteadyeddie

7,189 posts

107 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
okgo said:
Coz they're not hard enough, you want to be higher %age of max HR than that!
True that. To get maximum benefit from the Turbo you have to push yourself to the point where you vommit/can't walk/are crying for your mama.

AyBee

5,946 posts

82 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Rocksteadyeddie said:
okgo said:
Coz they're not hard enough, you want to be higher %age of max HR than that!
True that. To get maximum benefit from the Turbo you have to push yourself to the point where you vommit/can't walk/are crying for your mama.
Preferably all 3 hehe

Comfortably Dumb

1,237 posts

65 months

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Rocksteadyeddie said:
True that. To get maximum benefit from the Turbo you have to push yourself to the point where you vommit/can't walk/are crying for your mama.
Fair enough, must guides HIIT guides I've read online suggested 85% so that's what I went for. Where would you guys aim for?

I'm planning on doing a few TTs next year and I'm struggling to pick up the pace for short rides.

Circa 15 mile rides I average just below 20mph at the moment.


SkinnyBoy

4,496 posts

138 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Last day of being a slacker today to took my latest steed to my local trails, Most of the trails were still closed due to winter damage so it was a minor visit and didn't get to open the taps on the bike. Still, weather was nice enough and it was pretty quiet which is always a bonus.


okgo

22,353 posts

78 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Comfortably Dumb said:
Fair enough, must guides HIIT guides I've read online suggested 85% so that's what I went for. Where would you guys aim for?

I'm planning on doing a few TTs next year and I'm struggling to pick up the pace for short rides.

Circa 15 mile rides I average just below 20mph at the moment.
When really pushing myself for a 5 minute effort I'm at 96/97% of max HR.

I've sustained 91% max HR for a single all out 1.5 hour ride, and managed to hold 93% for an hour the other day, so I would say 85% is not going to ever feel hard!

BadgerBenji

3,106 posts

98 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Comfortably Dumb said:
Rocksteadyeddie said:
True that. To get maximum benefit from the Turbo you have to push yourself to the point where you vommit/can't walk/are crying for your mama.
Fair enough, must guides HIIT guides I've read online suggested 85% so that's what I went for. Where would you guys aim for?
Everyone is different depends where your own personal thresholds are, you need to make it acheivable for yourself, so if you say try next time at 88%, and if that was ok then push onto 91%.

I know the vommit feeling, done that at the end of my last two cross races, I wasn't going to lose that place.

Comfortably Dumb

1,237 posts

65 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Sounds like a plan BB, 88% next time.

bacchus180

746 posts

164 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Cannondale CAAD10 as a winter trainer, swapped wheels over to Mavic Ksyrium Elite S's with Conti all seasons in 25mm, and switched the rear cassette to a ultegra 30,

That way this fat unfit bloke can get up his favourite hill!.



Matt_N

5,097 posts

82 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Just about to go for a ride so thought I'd take the obligatory kitchen work top picture to show off my new stem, Fizik Aliante saddle and black bottle cage to replace the silver one.


RJJ

350 posts

78 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
AyBee said:
On the theme of Canyon, my new addition (along with the commuter in the background):



Sorry, not the greatest photo (ip4) but it'll have to do for now.
Nice canyon Aybee, yeah very similar to the foil. Weighed mine on the scales & it's coming up with 7.5kg.

j4ckos mate

502 posts

50 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
this has done a few paper-rounds when i was younger

my mate (j4cko) brought it back to live earlier this year




The peugeot racer is nearly 30 years old, been on it today for the first time in ten years,

The mountain bike is an old diamond back, proably mid nineties

j4ckos mate

502 posts

50 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Heres is the mountain bike
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