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Post by JimmyMcGrory on Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:20 am

The good news is the numbness I was getting in my hands wasn't noticeable, the bad news is that my knees are fucked and my arse feels doesn't feel right

Even worse, my wife made me cut the grass when I got home. If it wasn't for red wine I'd be disconsolate

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by crownliquor on Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:42 am

Shandy.

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by crownliquor on Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:47 am

Shit, forgot, loads of cyclists suffer from hand numbness, normally caused by incorrect seat height/reach settings, experiment til you find the correct position. If it helps, I sometimes experience numb hands, so it's just one of those things.

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by JimmyMcGrory on Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:29 am

Its been a constant problem till today, now my whole bodies fucked

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by crownliquor on Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:37 pm

Unless you look like this after every cycle ride, you haven't tried enough James.


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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by niall o,dhubghaill on Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:15 pm

fuck me, he looks like the star of a bukkake movie, eeeeuuuuw!

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by JimmyMcGrory on Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:47 am

One of my legs are as thick as him!! Cycled 25 miles today but my arse is properly fucked now

Does that make me a Hun cyclist

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by crownliquor on Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:39 pm

Cycling's addictive isn' it James? You'll be after a road bike next and purchasing ProCycling to read in your underpants.


I meant to say, 33 miles on a hybrid is a fucking good effort. If you're cycling that sort of distance you should be taking some food with you. Cheap cereals bars (the crappy and sugar filled the better) eaten at hourly intervals will stop you hitting the wall, and more importantly stop you eating everything in sight when you get home.

After a long ride you'll crave crsips or cake (the CP has banned me from eating cake in case I put weight on, I'm even banned from looking at pictures of cake ) , both are bad. I finish my rides so after showering (which you want to do as soon as you've finished, wearing sweaty pants will give you saddle sores, cleanliness is key) it's mealtime, this stops you eating crap and cures your hunger.

Next week, tips on chain rotation.

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by supermo on Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:28 am

Jimmy, think on.

You're being lectured on taking a shower by a DOB.

Careful, man.

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by JimmyMcGrory on Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:40 am

Thanks for the tips crown, on the 33 miles run I had a Solero about 26 miles

Sunday run I didn't even have a bottle of juice as the kids had scoffed all the ribena. Thank fuck it wasn't warm

Its alright Mo, my cleanliness is beyond reproach

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by crownliquor on Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:09 pm

JimmyMcGrory wrote:Thanks for the tips crown, on the 33 miles run I had a Solero about 26 miles

Sunday run I didn't even have a bottle of juice as the kids had scoffed all the ribena. Thank fuck it wasn't warm

Its alright Mo, my cleanliness is beyond reproach

Water is more important than food (no matter what sevvy says ) while cycling.

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Post by crownliquor on Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:58 am

Any update on the cycling James?

This week's tip is purchase some clipless pedals and shoes. They greatest innovation in cycling is clipless pedals. I ride Shimano SPD-SLs with yellow cleats, as they have 5 degrees of float and are kind to your knees. You feel at one with the bike when using clipless, get your wallet out James.

Pedals:

http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop/Road+Parts/Transmission/Pedals+-+Road/Shimano+105+5700+SPD+SL+Pedals_1675.htm

Shoes:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Northwave_Jet_Road_Cycling_Shoes/5360039469/

Buy a size up from your normal shoe size as your feet swell while exercising.

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by supermo on Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:47 pm

crownliquor wrote:Any update on the cycling James?


Buy a size up from your normal shoe size as your feet swell while exercising.

Does that work on your knob too? Sev wanted to know Very Happy

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by JimmyMcGrory on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:31 pm

I'm on my holidays mate, took the bike but haven't cycled much

Will my feet clip into those pedals, I'm a bit unsure about that. Also the shoes are sold out in my size

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by niall o,dhubghaill on Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:50 am

supermo wrote:
crownliquor wrote:Any update on the cycling James?


Buy a size up from your normal shoe size as your feet swell while exercising.

Does that work on your knob too? Sev wanted to know Very Happy



i imagine the swelling is commensurate with the amount of erm "excercise" you put it through.

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by crownliquor on Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:35 pm

JimmyMcGrory wrote:I'm on my holidays mate, took the bike but haven't cycled much

Will my feet clip into those pedals, I'm a bit unsure about that. Also the shoes are sold out in my size

You screw cleats (red things in pic below) to the bottom of your shoes and they clip into the pedals:

http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/features/ironmandisasters/imdisasterscleatonshoepair.jpg

Any shoes that have the three triangle mounting points will work with SPD pedals. A lot of shoes accommodate all cleat fixing arrangements, check before buying, or give me a shout if you're not sure.

If you're on holiday, surely you should be visiting The Falkirk Wheel, and popping for a pint with uncle immo?

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by JimmyMcGrory on Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:48 pm

Fuck no, though I am going to Perth on Saturday

Just been out on a cycle from Seil to Luing, it was only 14 miles but none of it was flat. I didn't believe my odometer but seems it was telling the truth

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by crownliquor on Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:53 pm

You could cycle from Seil to Falkirk, convivial afternoon in the pub with uncle immo then cycle back with no fear of drink driving. Are you man or mouse James?

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by supermo on Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:16 pm

ffs Jimmy, this is like watching internet grooming as it happens.....resist him, man Mad

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by JimmyMcGrory on Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:24 am

He'll have me dressed in one of those poncy lycra bib and brace things next Mo

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by JimmyMcGrory on Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:03 am

Right, now its stupid question time crown

Cleats, obviously I need to buy them as well and will need a bit of movement? What degree? What brand/type etc

Does your toes clip into the pedal or is it the sole of the foot and how easy is it to get your feet out in a hurry?

There will be no more

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Post by crownliquor on Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:04 pm

If you buy Shimano SPD-SLs pedals (the ones I linked to earlier) the cleats will come with them. Theyíre normally the yellow cleats which provide 5 degrees of float. Red ones provide no float, but if set up correctly will be fine.

Setting up cleats:
Sit so your feet can dangle freely, a worktop or desk with nothing under it. Note whether your feet point in, out or are straight. Look at both feet as they may not be symmetrical so the left cleat needs fitting different to the right. If both feet are straight, align the cleats parallel with the shoes. If your right foot points outward, fit the cleat so that when your foot is pointing in its natural direction (outwards) you twist the cleat inwards so itís pointing forwards and set up the left cleat in relation to how your left foot points.

To be honest, if your feet are pretty straight and you have yellow cleats just align them forward pointing with the shoes, youíll be fine, itís s bit more important with red ones.

You can buy replacement cleats and they are a fucking rip-off:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Shimano_SPD_SL_Cleats/5360008129/

I favour swapping some porn DVDs with filthy Wayne for my cleats.

Your toes play no part with cleats, the cleat fitted to the sole of your shoe engages the pedal. To disengage the cleat you turn your ankle outwards a small amount.
You will fall off in the most embarrassing of situations, mostly traffic lights in town, but only because youíve forgotten to unclip.
You can adjust the tension of the pedals, so unclipping is easier, by turning an allen key half a turn, instructions come with the pedals.

That sounds complicated doesnít it? Sorry, itís just my lack of eloquence, itís really straight forward.
Cleats improve your cycling (you can pull up as well as push on the pedals so increasing your power) and your enjoyment.

Ignore moís grooming jibes, heís just jealous because heís too old for me to groom, senile old fool.

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by supermo on Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:59 pm

I'm off fishing this weekend. A real man's pastime with no lycra.

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by JimmyMcGrory on Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:18 am

Thanks for that crown, it sounds simple enough now. Its my birthday soon so might treat myself as Mrs M is ignoring my plea for an Ipad

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Re: I Cycled 33 Miles Today

Post by JimmyMcGrory on Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:14 pm

Meant to ask, what's the best treatment for a cracked perimeum?

Is there a cream to prevent/repair, I was in considerable pain last week

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