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jim1985

Member since Jan 2012 • Last active Sep 2017

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    Following on from the above, i may be able to get a relatively cheap Kickr Snap. The reviews are not all that great - i.e., difference in power reading from the turbo and a PM, weird calibrations etc - anyone got anyone got any first-hand feedback?

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    I've had a Kurt Kinetic Rock n'Roll for about 2 years now and always loved it. I've noticed recently that its started feeling really 'hard' to ride, an that i'm finding it harder and harder to train on, the sort of feeling that the brakes are on.

    Could it maybe be the flywheel is FUBAR? I've never done any maintenance etc on it.

    It could of course just be me being a wuss.

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    P.S. I've not shit myself as a result. So far. Will report back if so. :-)

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    I bonked big time today, despite eating a lot. However, some of the stuff i had was a few months out of date (I'm not precious...)

    Does out of date stuff lose potency? Does maltodextrin etc 'denature' or anything? It was a gel and some drink powder.

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    I meant more when it drops mid-ride as opposed to being low to start. If my HR is low before i've even got going i know i'm definitely a bit overdone.

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    On long rides recently (i.e., 6 hours+), i've noticed my heart rate always drops after about 4-5 hours. Is that a sign of FUBAR?

    I've been eating a lot on the rides, and drinking a fair bit. No matter how much i've been feulling, I always always always lose power pretty bad in the last hour (so, not long after the drop in HR), even when going out at a not too stupid pace.

    Ideas, thoughts, comments?

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    My hips are not happy and i need some advice / ideas...

    Have found in the last week that anything over 2 hours outdoors and my hips are becoming ridiculously tight, to the point that standing in the pedals is super-painful and i just can't put proper power through the pedals whether sitting or standing.

    Have checked and double checked saddle height and fore/aft and nothing's changed.

    Have always done a lot of stretching and foam roller and have started doing even more stuff focussed around hips, quads and gluten since this started happening. It doesn't seem to be helping.

    Only thing that's changed in my riding recently is a bit more high intensity on the turbo, and i did my longest ride in a very long time (185 very hilly kms) on sunday.
    I feel well recovered from the big ride in myself and my energy levels etc. So not sure if the hip thing is a symptom of that, but have done plenty of long-ish rides in recent months.

    Any ideas at all? It's ruining my outdoor riding

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    I've had a half-assed attempt at a few of the sufferfest yoga videos and can never keep up as they don't explain the moves! The woman's voice annoys me too, lol.

    Not tried the warm down ones though - will have a look

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    Anyone here do yoga / pilates? Am looking to boost core strength and flexibility.

    I used to do leg strength work partly as a means of building my core as a byproduct but am nearly always getting DOMS from it (despite having done it through winter) and its fucking my training so am probably going to bin it.

    Anyway - yoga / pilates - worth it? My balance is pretty poor so it should help that too.

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