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dubkev

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Oct 2017

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  • in Bike Polo
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    Say hello to the Austral for me.

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    When I'm stopped dropping my kid off at school and she goes past. Fuck off.

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    You think that riding with effectively no hands on your bars is good cycling when there's other cyclists riding next to you in a narrow space? I don't. I'll get a picture some time to demonstrate.

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    Can't get the phone out of my running tracksuit pocket very easily, and I have it wrapped up in a plastic sandwich bag to stop it getting covered in sweat. Then have to unlock the screen to see how far I've gone or my pace, as the music player takes up the notification locked screen, if that makes sense.

    I'll have a look at that Polar one now, thanks.

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    There's a woman I see on the quietway in the mornings, along Willow Walk, who rides either fixed or single. Wears a woolly hat, no helmet. Chopped down riser bars not much winder than her hands will allow. She -BARELY- touches her handlebars with her fingertips as she's in full flow, or as soon as she's gotten started again after the crossing at Tower Bridge Road. It drives me up the fucking wall. It's the equivalent of driving with your knees. Her riding style isn't exactly smooth and I wish she'd just hold on to her bars as she's flying past other riders in close proximity. My nerves are frayed when I end up riding alongside her and I usually wait a minute or so until she's gone before I go back to my regular pace.

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    Thanks for the recommendations of the forerunner. I am now reading up on the different models, with a bit more focus - there was just too much information out there without having a starting point.

    Another runner in work was asking me how often I go out and what distance. At this point I'm usually doing at least 12km three nights a week, trying to ramp up to a regular 13km, and have done a couple of 15km runs. She said that if I was doing that much and using strava all the time, I should definitely try and get something decent, as I'd end up just wanting a better one if I got a basic one.

    There aren't any of the 220 on sale any more. Is the only main difference between the 230 and the 235 is that the 235 measures your heart rate from your wrist?

    £200 seems like a lot for a watch mind... still cheaper than a polo or track bike though!

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    OK I'm a bit overwhelmed with looking for a watch. The DC rainmaker site is far too advanced for a noob like me.

    All I really need one to do is connect with Strava afterwards so I can record my runs; and show me a live measure of my distance and pace so I'm not completely fucking myself up too early on if I'm running with lots of other people around me. I'm not too concerned about monitoring my heart rate.

    If anyone can recommend an entry level watch that does this, I'd appreciate it. kthxbai

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    Runners should have to pay road tax and insurance

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    Any watches that administer an electric shock if your pace drops below a certain speed?

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