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Turd_Fergurson

Member since May 2007 • Last active Jan 2021

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    gotcha just blind i think

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    Can't even see it in the training plans section of the website

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    What's a gravity block look like? Never come across that before.

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    Only just saw this thread today, going to just wade in...

    Keeping some Vo2 work in your schedule keeps your top end switched on. You don't really need a super switched on top end unless you're in racing/going hard season but it's useful to keep you open, especially if you are doing ramp tests which largely calculate your final 1min power, which is when you'll be deep in that red Vo2 zone. So even if you're doing mainly SS or tempo training a Vo2 session (or just sort efforts tabata style) will help keep your range CV accessible.

    My 2p on tabata - it's good, but research shows you have to do it consistently over time for it to make a difference, surprise surprise. I sometime throw 20sec on/10sec off x6 into a hill effort or on the rollers after a commute if I want to get a quick bit of deepness into my day.

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    It's healing really well. It was a repercussion of the transplant, but I knew it was coming so I got my body as prepped as possible. Back on the turbo twice a day and into week 8 of my physio plan, so pretty ahead of schedule... just don't tell work!

    Come NY i'll be back on the road no problem and it'd be great to get a ride in.

    If only we'd known. Annoyingly the race was midday on a Thursday so not exactly the best time to get people out to support. It was good racing though. I came second in the TT by less than a second (gutted!) although I beat the same guy at the worlds by 16secs so meh. And I got out sprinted by someone else in the road race for second again... 2021 will be my year when I have two working legs.

    You should def come over for a visit to meet Jasp, he is the best work dog ever!

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    I know, i know! There does seem to be a real exodus at the moment. Still want to come visit your place and have a nose at what you've done with the land.

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    That ol' cheese muncher. I can't afford to go to NY just to get him to tattoo me anymore, he better come visit soon. Infact now he has a 9-5 we might even convince him. I think is Fran got an art show over here he'd come visit.

    Lets do it. I had to have a hip replacement 3 weeks ago - the ongoing saga of my medical advancements but give it another 9 weeks and i'd be up for a ride for sure...

    Also I kinda like Newport you know. The British Transplant Games were held there last year. I found a really good burger place after the race.

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    Mate, you're on the other side of the bridge! Where abouts? With @dancing james in Newent we should do an OS forumers FOD ride or something in the spring.

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    Late to the party here but as a life time Londoner we left town in 2013 for my partners work. We thought we'd only be gone a couple of years until she had the experience to come back and get the job she was after... long story short we are still here and love it.
    We live in the top of town in Stroud. We've both found jobs locally we really like, affordability is crazy - we own our own place now and the mortgage is 1/3 of what we ever paid in London renting. the countryside is lush, the riding is fantastic, I even joined a road club and the vibe is great and I've made some great friends. The local resources are fantastic. There's 2 markets on a Saturday, one for the tourists and another where you can do your weekly shop for less than a super market and buy local and organic if that's your thing.
    In terms of getting back to London it's 1.5 hrs on the train, easy. It's a century so not even a days ride. It's so well connected. I used to go down and play polo in Bristol after work for a while and it was easy. Wales is a stones throw away too, holidays/touring/long day rides sorted. other cities are available. I was convinced I wanted to go super rural straight away but Alice told me to chill. I'm glad she did. Stroud has a real community, and an open minded community at that. If you are after more twee cotswold vibe then there are the outer villages near the commons with pretty stone buildings and churches. There is an inevitable lack of multiculturalism, but that is both a reflection of the english countryside and the towns industrial past. What makes Stroud stand out from the rest of the cotswolds to me though is that there is some diversity in it's residents; culturally, economically and politically, which does give it a sense of depth that you don't get when visiting some of the surrounding picture box villages and towns.
    Both our work could take us more rural, and as we both work in conservation land management it sometimes feels inevitable, but the community we've found in the area is what has kept us from moving away.

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    What a ride. Stoked for him.

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