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ewanmac

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Feb 2017

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    I never tried racing in it but I played around stretching a swim cap over my road helmet a few years ago and it seemed to work pretty well. Swim caps cost a pittance so I'd try one before splashing out on a near identical velotoze version.

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    Yeah, that's what I was hoping. Fingers crossed.

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    I've got a couple of tickets to see Scotland Wales on Saturday. The only problem is that the seats are not together... They are in the same block, but different rows etc. It's not a massive problem, but my gf has never been to a game (of any sort) before and so is nervous about sitting on her own.

    It's a long time since I've been to the rugby (>10 years) so I can't really remember... How open are people to swapping seats? It would be nicer if we could sit together.

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    I thought Tao's previous team used him more as a GC/climbing prospect than a potential classics rider? Maybe they can set him loose in the Ardennes?

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    Like I said, I'm happy to test it but I'm not shaving my head.

    Swimcap?

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    Only just seen this but it's super lovely!

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    How's cycling on the ankle?

    Seems fine... I've not done any cycling this week as I've also had a cold but I did a couple of commutes with no trouble. If I can't run then I'll definitely swap in some cycling/swimming.

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    Ditto. Just canned today's 25k after an easy 5k warmup with the GF. The ankle has felt stiff for a couple of weeks but hasn't deteriorated so I kept going but I half rolled it running off trail across the top of the moors on Friday. A vigorous ceilidh last night probably didn't help either. Today it started twinging uncomfortably so figured it is better to rest.

    Hmmm... no running since Sunday but I tried a gentle 10k today. The ankle was definitely better than it was on Sunday, I still felt some light twinges but nothing too bad although it's noticably stiff now. I was hoping to do a 40k recce of the SDW course on Sunday while I'm in the area anyway but I'm unsure now. Should I:

    a) Go with the original plan and try a long run on the South Downs?
    b) Come home on Sunday and do a mid-lenght run on local paths with easy options to cut the run short if necessary?
    c) Play things double safe and have another full week off?

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    Has the stack and reach of the bars changed? Loos to be longer and lower in the current (grey background) config?

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