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jim1985

Member since Jan 2012 • Last active Sep 2016

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    yeh, but it costs about £60. no thanks

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    genius.

    i like the little set of notes hanging off the side.

    and i'm with @TheArchitect, the paincave pics are strangely interesting.
    mine is a work in progress, hence my inital post. the only interesting bit is the little plastic bike wallet thing i got free from somewhere dangling off my garmin mount with a caribiner clip. My phone goes in it for handy spotify access.

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    @sumo Fan in the face. BRUTAL

    Pisses me off when it's right in my face. Find it more effective if it's aimed at my body. CSB

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    How do people get their laptop or tablet near their bars when on the turbo? I used to have my stuff set up in the front of the telly but have recently moved and so need to use computers for visual stimulus.

    Am toying with doing a bit of a DC Rainmaker DIY job (below) as the Tacx tablet mounts look shite or overpriced
    dcrainmaker.com/2012/02/diy-h­ow-i-made-trainer-bike.html

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    Just achieving two things at once really - a bit of technique and cadence stuff first, whilst doing the fat burning stuff, and then the hard power development things.
    I bet you're going to tell me either they need to be kept separate and / or that i'm trying to achieve two contrasting goals.

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    I may be over complicating this but:

    I want to do some sessions where the first half is very easy and fasted, the second is hard interval stuff, which I want to be fuelled for.

    How would you advise fuelling for it? Eating something small as soon as I start the whole ride so it's digested for the hard second half? Or something very quick digesting like a gel as soon as the going gets tough?

    I know the obvious solution would be two desperate sessions but I just know I won't get on my turbo twice in one day coz,well, CBA really

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    Anyone using the live suffer score IQ App?

    I've downloaded it and added it as a field into a data screen, and first ride i tried with it, it just stayed at nil all ride, and in the next it didn;t seem to register as downloaded at all.

    What am i doing wrong? I use a 1000 and didn't have it bluetooth connected to my mobile, am i supposed to do that? And if so do i need to have data on?

    Please help a luddite.

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    It's always a little inevitable that CTL is going to drop a bit over autumn / winter anyway, surely? Not able to ride so much + maybe riding at less intensity?

    And you can't have that line going up forever or you're not really going to start increasing in spring when you want to be smashing it.

    But all of that may be wrong.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'll give it a go and get back to you.

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    I weigh myself at similar time in the day a couple of times a week using Tanita scales.

    They're varying in measures by up to 2kg every time. The difference is always a similar + or - 2kg on overall mass and muscle mass, with the remainder (fat mass) always more or less the same.

    This has been happening for around a month and i didnt use to get so much variation

    Are my scales f'd or is this normal?

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