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TTM

Member since Apr 2010 • Last active May 2015
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  • in Cycle Touring
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    my Storck in touring mode

    My little one and I are off on a three day light touring trip, tackling the epic cols of Norfolk. This'll be the most riding she's done back to back, so a little nervous, but really looking forward to it.

    Lots of malt loaf, jelly babies and hot ribena in the thermos should keep her legs turning.

  • in Cycle Touring
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Sold. Cheers

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    That's a shame, as I was aiming to get these for warmer days. So, PT base for warm days is best?

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    Oh, also, opinions on the Merino mesh? How fragile is it?

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    I know this has been asked before, but to save searching x hundred pages...

    Mix and match base layers in a bundle deal. Can you do this online? I have a 30% code, so thought I'd grab a pack of 3, but don't want 3 of the same kind.

    If only possible in store, can I still use the code?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Thanks Miro, a good plan. Now to find 2 spare hours in the evenings :-)

    This is an example of a Sunday club run (most recent) with a solo return.

    tpks.ws/WYgx

    It all just felt a bit harder than it used to. Only two more weeks of mad work hours and then normality will hopefully resume and I'll start on your plan.

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    Cheers Amey,

    I have read it and am familiar with the idea of SS training. If I'm honest, I worry I don't have the energy for a couple of SS sessions a week. I think it would finish me off. I did 75 mins at tempo last week and that felt hard.

    It may be that until work/life balance settles down I shouldn't be thinking about training. It's just that I feel like I'm losing all of the benefits of winter and don't want to have to start all over again.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    This is a bit more of a training question than strictly a power one, so if it should be elsewhere let me know.

    After some time off work over winter when I was able to put in some miles, my endurance was good. However, work over the last 8-10 weeks has been all consuming with 65/70 hour weeks the norm. Work is also stressful, so sleep has been poor too.

    Obviously, training time has been hit and I'm lucky if I've got the time or energy for a Sunday club run. I'm just about keeping fit with the daily commute, but longer rides are noticeably harder in terms of endurance and it's this I want to focus on getting back as quicky as possible.

    My question is: What's the best riding, in terms of best bang for buck, to get me back to strong endurance again? Lots of 1-2hr tempo sessions? Longer 3-4hr zone 2 rides?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Don't rely on it. I was told I could claim, but when I told them how much they said the max was £90 for the day.

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