• Which Heart Rate Calc?1 day 9 hours agoCXR94Di2 wrote:Shep73

    CXR94Di2 wrote:
    Shep73 wrote:
    CXR94Di2 wrote:
    I can't or think I could push myself yet to do a lactate threshold test yet. 65%-75% seems a little low in effort for zone 2 to me. I will try a little experiment to see how I get on. I just want to build a base this summer then start power work this autumn.

    65-75 is very close to the LTHR zone 2 for me so it's not far off, but again this is based on knowing your max HR. I would not recommend doing the LTHR test yet, you could do more damage. What was your fitness like before hand. If you do want to do it and have a Garmin uni, I can help you set up a training session on Garmin connect do so you don't need to push any buttons or worry about your warming up ttime.

    I was pretty fit, I think?
    I could do 100 miler solo at 17mph and hang onto the club rides for 70 miles or so

    Yeah that's very respectable.

  • Which Heart Rate Calc?1 day 9 hours agoShep73 wrote:CXR94Di2 wrote:I

    Shep73 wrote:
    CXR94Di2 wrote:
    I can't or think I could push myself yet to do a lactate threshold test yet. 65%-75% seems a little low in effort for zone 2 to me. I will try a little experiment to see how I get on. I just want to build a base this summer then start power work this autumn.

    65-75 is very close to the LTHR zone 2 for me so it's not far off, but again this is based on knowing your max HR. I would not recommend doing the LTHR test yet, you could do more damage. What was your fitness like before hand. If you do want to do it and have a Garmin uni, I can help you set up a training session on Garmin connect do so you don't need to push any buttons or worry about your warming up ttime.

    I was pretty fit, I think?
    I could do 100 miler solo at 17mph and hang onto the club rides for 70 miles or so

  • Which Heart Rate Calc?1 day 9 hours agoCXR94Di2 wrote:I can't or

    CXR94Di2 wrote:
    I can't or think I could push myself yet to do a lactate threshold test yet. 65%-75% seems a little low in effort for zone 2 to me. I will try a little experiment to see how I get on. I just want to build a base this summer then start power work this autumn.

    65-75 is very close to the LTHR zone 2 for me so it's not far off, but again this is based on knowing your max HR. I would not recommend doing the LTHR test yet, you could do more damage. What was your fitness like before hand. If you do want to do it and have a Garmin unit, I can help you set up a training session on Garmin connect do so you don't need to push any buttons or worry about your warming up ttime.

  • Giro Del Trentino - Stage 41 day 9 hours agolivestrongnick wrote:Enrique

    livestrongnick wrote:
    Enrique the top purist 592 points

    Multiple accounts?

    I went from 5th to shared 11th place on that last stage. Annoying Smile

  • Taking the train (with your bike)1 day 9 hours agoMainline trains, you usually

    Mainline trains, you usually have to pre book your allocated space(generally in section of carriage with no passengers). They don't have a lot of spaces, 2 spaces only is common.

    On local trains, it is first come first, if there is space for you on the train. I never leave anything of value unless I can see my bike or its in a separate carriage away from other passengers.

  • Taking the train (with your bike)1 day 10 hours agoWhich train line are you

    Which train line are you taking?

    I have taken my bike on a number of train journeys with me, including commuter routes around London (sit close to your bike and keep it in sight - no point locking it on these routes), on the sleeper from Scotland to the South (no need to lock it as it is in a secure area), on day trains from the south east to Cornwall and Scotland (the bikes are in a safe compartment, still worth taking your valuables and luggage off the bike - you can lock them up but I tend not to bother) and on Eurostar trips to France (you hand the bike in beforehand, take off valuables and luggage before handing your bike over to the baggage handlers).

    My general experience is that train companies are accomodating to cyclists.

  • Birzman Velocity Apogee mini pump1 day 10 hours agoHandpumps... By the time you

    Handpumps... By the time you finished pumping hell has frozen over and you can ice skate home; but when your C02 fails, you'll be glad you had a hand pump.

  • Police release CCTV image of cyclist who left London woman scarred for life1 day 10 hours agoMungecrundle wrote:If this

    Mungecrundle wrote:
    If this was a car driver who had hit a cyclist from behind in a cycle lane causing similar injuries who then left the scene (feeling threatened or not) and failed to report to the police, I suspect that there wouldn't be so many people WHO DID NOT WITNESS THE INCIDENT posting on this board ready to defend the driver's actions.

    You really are no better than the car forum guys who blame the cyclist for any incident involving car v cycle. I urge you to reject the notion that we are part of some sort of highway food chain with pedestrians being the plankton and cyclists 1 step up!

    If it was a car driver who hit a cyclist from behind in a cycle lane then that would be a pretty clear version of events. Easy to visualise and to apportion blame.

    In this case you have an explanation which isn't anywhere near as clear cut. A pedestrian who clearly knows what the cyclist is doing but doesn't see them do it. If they did they would or should have avoided them. Doesn't that make you question the story or want to know more? Doesn't the presence of a crossing with lights at the junction make you want to ask more questions?

  • Value of exercise in fighting obesity a "myth" claim experts1 day 10 hours agobikebot wrote:It's worth

    bikebot wrote:
    It's worth reading the editorial, the headline is obviously a simplification of the argument.

    He seems to be making a very specific point, that at the level of society as a whole rather than the individual, we're fatter than we were 30 years ago. Our activity level hasn't changed that much in that timeframe, but our diet has.

    He's laying the overwhelming blame on diet, and specifically the growths of sugars, and he's doing so because the food industry has been using our lack of activity as a defense for the medical data.

    For an individual, exercise will make a difference to health and your weight. A bad diet will do more harm than the exercise will do good.

    I've have also seen quite a bit of medical debunking recently of our gym culture. Someone that leads a relatively sedate life, but works outs at the gym everyday probably gets very little health benefit for their effort.

    Cycling however, is still good for you.

    Nailed it.

  • 'Anti-social’? Cambridge cyclists responsible for just seven out of 4,400 anti-social incidents1 day 10 hours agoPCC has a very finely ground

    PCC has a very finely ground axe it seems.

    I presume by his focus on almost non existent anti-social cycling that drunkenness by people on weekend binges and whenever football matches are on never occurs and everyone are perfectly well behaves.

    What about all the anti-social speeding etc & parking

  • Which Heart Rate Calc?1 day 10 hours agoI can't or think I could push

    I can't or think I could push myself yet to do a lactate threshold test yet. 65%-75% seems a little low in effort for zone 2 to me. I will try a little experiment to see how I get on. I just want to build a base this summer then start power work this autumn.

  • Taking the train (with your bike)1 day 10 hours agoIf the bike space is in a

    If the bike space is in a passenger carriage just make sure you sit nearby so you can keep an eye on it. If you can't sit nearby take your valuables with you; if there's a convenient way of securing your bike, do so.

    If the bike is in the guards van, just take your valuables with you.

    I've taken my bike on loads of trains and never had a problem. I don't worry about it, but I do like to keep it in view.

  • Jersey for someone with large breasts1 day 10 hours agoHas she tried any of the

    Has she tried any of the menswear? My wife is tall and finds that most of the women's tops do not fit her shape, and so buys the occasional men's top. I'm not sure that it will help in this situation, but worth eliminating (partly because it can easily be done in a shop or with your clothing).

    My other question is what does she wear during other forms of exercise? Beyond the chamois she could probably use the same clothing depending on the length of bike ride and other requirements. Many of the technical fibres are used in other sportswear and outward bound clothing. I'm presuming she's not in to time trialling and racing at this point in time.

  • Which Heart Rate Calc?1 day 10 hours agoWhat formula does each

    What formula does each calculator use to give you your zones. Your zone 2 is 65-75% of your max HR, so if you know your max or have an idea what it could be then just go from that.

    Personally I use the LTHR zones which is more reliable than 220-age, which is way off for most people.

  • Police release CCTV image of cyclist who left London woman scarred for life1 day 11 hours agoMungecrundle wrote:If this

    Mungecrundle wrote:
    If this was a car driver who had hit a cyclist from behind in a cycle lane causing similar injuries who then left the scene (feeling threatened or not) and failed to report to the police, I suspect that there wouldn't be so many people WHO DID NOT WITNESS THE INCIDENT posting on this board ready to defend the driver's actions.

    You really are no better than the car forum guys who blame the cyclist for any incident involving car v cycle. I urge you to reject the notion that we are part of some sort of highway food chain with pedestrians being the plankton and cyclists 1 step up!

    I don't think anyone has defended him cycling off. But the representation of the event is very one-sided. Her story doesn't quite add up - it's unclear where he came from and what he was doing to hit her - I can't quite picture the event, not without her stepping into the road without looking, or the cyclist flying through a red light. Though I suppose that is what you get when you don't stick around to put your opinion across.

    I think you'll find, to a man and woman, that no one here thinks this is OK.

  • Reading's Palmer Park velodrome reopens for racing after safety check1 day 11 hours agoI heard that the track

    I heard that the track limited number of people on it, and didn't tell anyone.
    So those that travelled miles wasted time.
    Would be nice to know what the changes were.

  • Excessive cassette weight?1 day 11 hours agoThanks for the helpful

    Thanks for the helpful comments. To be clear, not 'obsessing' about 50g, just very surprised on the weight of cassettes that do not cost a fortune.
    Especially after all the research to choose a wheelset upgrade where many reviews comment on differences of a few 100g!
    Now to try the wheels

  • Penis paintings prompt pothole patch-up - starting in Ramsbottom1 day 11 hours agoMaybe they can make a few

    Maybe they can make a few management redundancies in the council and then the HR people who will no longer be needed which will release some cash to fill potholes. Big Grin

  • Tour of Turkey1 day 11 hours agoThe Angry Raisin wrote:Can

    The Angry Raisin wrote:
    Can anyone tell me if the riders from Torku Şekerspor will be added to the Fantasy Cycling roster of those taking the startlist in the Tour of Turkey?

    Im afraid they wont be, just WT and Pro teams as its a bonus race

  • Die-in protests — changing public opinion or scaring people away from cycling?1 day 11 hours agoKiwiMike wrote: The Dutch

    KiwiMike wrote:

    The Dutch ones in the 70's (the ones Ive seen piccys of anyway) were *picnics*. They stopped traffic for HOURS. There were children. It wasn't a hurried 5 minute plop down after work then on your way. These must have seriously screwed traffic. I wager the 'effect' of a die-in on London roads is not noticeable from normal congestion or an HGV/bus breakdown. Maybe that's why politicians aren't really listening.

    And no, causation of the current works is not correlation with the recent horizontal hi-viz phenomena.

    Flame away...

    I suspect that it's limited to just a few minutes otherwise the Police will wade in and start clearing people away to let the traffic flow...

    anyway, you can always take a blanket to lie down on if you're worried about the road being wet and dirty...

  • Video round-up: Cyclist almost killed by a lorry, a llama-interrupted race, and a floating bike1 day 11 hours agolevermonkey wrote:Russian

    levermonkey wrote:
    Russian Video.
    Look carefully (You might need to freeze frame!), it is not a slip-road but a lane expanding to two lanes to give back the lane lost at the junction. It is an out-and-out reckless and heedless undertake by the lorry driver.

    The lead-rider would not be expecting the undertake and his hand-signal appears to be a group riding signal that he is moving to the right. There should be no vehicle coming up his inside and so whether he needs to perform a 'lifesaver' is debatable.

    Suspicion and conjecture.
    Lorry driver not paying attention, sees cyclists too late, can't move out because of vehicles on his outside (or he can't be sure) and goes for a gap that isn't there.

    Or.

    Lorry driver thought it was his junction, went onto the slip, realised it was the wrong junction, panicked and swerved back onto the main carriageway without looking.
    Illegal in Russia and everywhere else but you will see motorists doing this at every junction, on every major road all the time in every country in the world.

    Well that's my two theories.

    ...both of which sound plausible. Either way, the cyclists should have all done a lifesaver.

  • Police release CCTV image of cyclist who left London woman scarred for life1 day 11 hours ago@embattle in London its often

    @embattle

    in London its often the cyclists in high-viz with flashing lights I see jumping red lights, cycling through pedestrian crossings whilst pedestrians are starting to cross, but then shouting abuse at any motorist or pedestrian who dare come near them!

    Yesterday I followed at a distance a women on a hybrid wearing all bright yellow who jumped 5 red lights in a row, and then had a screaming match with a taxi next to Kings Cross station when she nearly got knocked over after jumping, guess what...a red light.

    Perhaps donning all the "safety gear" makes you either incredibly thick or just self righteous?

  • How far do you commute to work (by bike)?1 day 11 hours agoedvelo wrote:No, it's nice

    edvelo wrote:
    No, it's nice enough, but the surface is poor in places and the traffic is the main problem, it's 'undulating' between Exeter and Crediton and quite narrow, so little room for HGV's to overtake.

    Have you tried the route via Redhills / Whitestone between Exeter and Crediton?

  • Cero AR24 wheelset1 day 12 hours agoThe CycleDivision website

    The CycleDivision website seems to show the internal width as 13.7mm, not 17mm as stated in the review. So presumably not as wide as some wheels now on the market. Still look to be a great price though, so think I'll be getting a pair of AR24's to retire a pair of Mavic Ksyrium Equipes that have been on winter duties for the past few years - their rims are pretty much finished!

    I also run Zonda's - nice wheels. Stiff, slightly heavier than the AR24's but I do find the Zondas a little harsh if I'm honest, hence why looking for a wheels with a wider rim so I can benefit from running 25 or 28mm tyres at lower pressures for comfort...

  • Frameless glasses recommendations1 day 12 hours agoHave a look on eBay for Bolle

    Have a look on eBay for Bolle Safety Glasses. They come in clear and two different tints. At about £8 a pair you can have all three for half of your budget. They certainly work for me and I'm a contact lens wearer. Look OK also and they are Bolle.