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Sainsburys_Ed

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active May 2022

I joined the forum when on my way to Sainsburys in April 2008 as there was a ride going to Southend...
Then I got a job at Sainsburys for the lols..
I still don’t take life much more seriously.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Week 2 and appetite has shrunk massively again, which makes things easier, seem to have gone out of keto over the weekend though, think I must have miss guessed the contents of what I thought was an ok curry on Friday and dinner at the in-laws was a chicken and ham pie which probably explains it..

    Weight 79.5 > 77.9 > 76.4
    Waist 85cm > 84cm > 80cm
    Body fat 22.7 > 22.9 > 22.2

  • in Current Projects
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    Front wheel has arrived, light bicycle 88mm front with dt Swiss 240 hub and cx ray spikes, and now on the bike (although I couldn’t bring myself to race with it set up like this) also have a new garmin mount/light holder and a light, super impressed how bright it is, perhaps not the most aero place but feels tidy from a rider perspective.

    Rear wheel is still in production but will be light bicycles new disc, again with a dt Swiss 240 hub, hopefully here in early June!

  • in Rides & Races
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    First tt for me since 2018 last night on h10/2, was hoping for sub 25 minutes after not a lot of cycling training for the last few years, and beat expectations with 24:30. The quality of the field was impressive for a club event with three pro/semi pro riders there and a host of local talent. A very well run event and highly recommended to anyone looking for an intro into tting not far from London, especially with the email entry system meaning it’s now possible to pre book and turn up at the start time rather than historically having to get there at 6 to ensure a ride for a 7:45 start!

  • in Rides & Races
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    Love the Ron brown, done it twice, it was the nationals more recently although with a slightly changed course (the start/finish and hq were moved) in 2017, and Kieron Davies won in 3:23. There were at least two forum members riding that day, with @umop3pisdn riding an impressive if perhaps a little frustrating 4:00:08!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    First tt of the year, speculatively tried on my skin suit and I can (just) get in it! That’ll make up for my pitiful watts!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Let me know… pick up Maidenhead… or could post but obviously going to skew the value of the wheels!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I’ve got a set of take of wheels he can have for buttons including discs…

    Vision team 35s, with some continental 25 tyres and tubes and 160’rotors…no cassette as I wanna keep that £120…

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    The front wheel of my small group buy turned up yesterday, finish seems excellent, box was pretty beaten up in transit it but the wheel was well protected, came in a 853.5g (vs 886g for the same wheel with a dt Swiss 350 hub so pretty close to the 30g weight saving expected) which I think is fine for an 88mm deep wheel, so far mounted tubeless tape and valve, the tyres I had in the parts bin are in worse condition than I thought so having a think about tyres before I go any further!

    The rear wheels are due to complete production on Wednesday, then it’s a race against time for them to be here before the 12th June for my first proper tri of the season..

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The simpler salter analogue ones are pretty good, if you don’t want any app nonsense or guesstimates of body fat etc…

    1 week back on the keto train (although my test strips seem not to work - they do say discard after 90 days) and progress is there, feeling like a struggle still but then having a bbq on Saturday and not even having an alcohol free beer will do that!

    Weight 79.5 > 77.9
    Waist 85cm > 84cm
    Body fat 22.7 > 22.9 (?!)

    Pleased with that, less than 6kg to go to my old race weight, looking good for being race weight before London marathon training starts…

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