• Cycling could help reduce £10bn annual diabetes bill say MPs1 year 2 weeks agoooh heck. I just checked in

    ooh heck.

    I just checked in and I seem to have created a debate.

    Yes of course we can get as complicated as we like about nutrition and it can be complicated.

    I was talking about weight loss though. Now the trouble with getting very detailed and complex about this is that it doesn't help people lose weight. Complexity encourages them to prevaricate and frankly to think it's too complex.

    If fat people ate a bit less and did a bit more exercise then they would lose weight. The best way to monitor this is simple calorie counting.

    The reason for that is that it not only keeps tabs on the numbers in a way that people can readily understand. (what hgets monitored get done). It also helps people to be honest with themselves. But most importantly in the process of calorie counting people learn where the hidden calories are. They start looking at the nutritional info on packets or looking up what the data is on other foods. ie its educational.

    Most calorie counting apps on smart phones also have a calculator for exercise. So you can get a net Kcal count.

    For 99.9% of people losing weight counting calories works.

    and yes you can make it complicated if you like but then people don't bother. It's not helpful at that basic stage of getting people to stop shoving excess calories in their gobs and do a bit more exercise.

    Thasall

  • First foray in to the world of mountain bikes1 year 2 weeks agomrmo wrote:mooleur

    mrmo wrote:
    mooleur wrote:
    Merlin have some super duper cheap ones! Big Grin http://www.merlincycles.com/sensa-mountain-bikes-58874/

    Thinking of moving to the dark side this winter, too, let us know how you get on! I'd be interested to know how power on the road bike translates to the MTB Smile

    As a mountain biker???... ok I have ridden it 7 times this year!, who happens to spend most of their time on the road these days. My observations, first power gets you into trouble very quickly! speed can be your friend but a lack of skill* can be a real issue. *mtb is a different skill set to road.

    Biggest difference though is how you ride, on road it tends to be fairly steady state riding constant power for mile after mile, off road is much more akin to sprint rest sprint rest intervals. Off road, I suspect, but don't know, you need to produce far more power but the average power is far lower.

    Where you ride will have an affect but the climbs tend to be shorter but steeper, because tracks are narrower you do tend to coast a bit more.

    One thing to learn is to let the bike go, some roadies tend to get a bit tense when the bike starts to drift on gravel and mud, off road it will happen.

    Oh and always look where you want to go, NEVER look at the trees or rocks because you will go where you look!

    Perfect advice, thank you!!! At least it'll benefit my high end interval stuff, then, as I'm more of a tester and could do with working on all that! Smile

  • Criterium-du-dauphine stage 61 year 2 weeks agoResult at the top of côte de

    Result at the top of côte de la Bétaz, cat. 4, km 89.5:

    1. Thomas Damuseau (Giant), 3 points

    2. Jan Bakelants (OPQS), 2

    3. Valerio Conti (Lampre), 1

  • Froome and the Inhaler1 year 2 weeks agoapologists everywhere....as

    apologists everywhere....as per usual ; )

  • Cycloc Loop1 year 2 weeks agoIt's a bucket, right?

    It's a bucket, right?

  • First foray in to the world of mountain bikes1 year 2 weeks agoAs for training/putting in

    As for training/putting in work on a mtb my biggest strava suffer score came from London to Brighton offroad in the winter mud. It is a country mile higher than anything I have done on road. Even on the flat sections the mud felt like cycling through treacle !

  • Joanna Rowsell talks body image: "being as skinny as possible isn’t necessarily healthy"1 year 2 weeks agomrmo wrote:Quote:Positive

    mrmo wrote:
    Quote:
    Positive encouragement is great, bullying isn't -

    And when does encouragement become bullying, very easy to encourage a bit too much, if that makes sense.

    Absolutely, it's very hard to tell sometimes - some people get offended by the use of the word "fat" - others are more open to such use of language.

    I think it's hard to define a balance to suit the sensitivies of all, especially with women. Attempting to retain a degree of sympathy (I know for some that might be hard) when touching on the subject... after all, for some, weight problems can stem from underlying health and mental health problems.

    Being accepting and liberal about it, without being derogatory, is possibly the best way to go...darrenelroy's previous comment there being a prime example of the latter. We can't keep everyone happy, and we certainly can't dance around a very important subject such as national health.

  • Police hunt rider in Team Sky kit who assaulted fellow cyclist in Lancashire1 year 2 weeks agoImagine if the seriousness of

    Imagine if the seriousness of open aggression against riders by motorists was taken as seriously as this seems to be....oh wait.

  • Sergio Henao back racing after tests - can he make Sky's Tour de France team?1 year 2 weeks agoThe point about the Sky team

    The point about the Sky team is that they are supposed to be the team you can trust, the whiter than white team. So all this releasing of information that they want you to know is to strengthen our belief in that and support them, buy their merchandise and watch them on telly....so it's a commercial thing. Why do you think they do it?

    I didn't think I was going to have to teach you to suck eggs on that one....anyway you seem to want to believe in the PR so fine. I don't think you are going to change our opinions and we are not going to change yours.

    My view point is that it's easy to suck up these messages and not question them: why does a successful bike team want to/need to show us this information? If this has happened to Henao why not Nairo Quitana? Or Uran Uran? Do you suspect them any more or less than Sky's Henao? If they are competing on a level playing field what does that mean if one of them is caught doping? Why has this ground breaking research only just been done now when it has such positive ramifications for Columbian athletes. Why has this not formed a more serious part of a more serious paper? It sounds as if they are trying to use the veil of authority to avert our gaze.

    Lots of questions, but no real answers. I just know that just because you can't see a crime happening doesn't mean it hasn't happened. And that you should he wary of anything processed by a PR team.

    I wonder why you want to believe it all so much.

  • Police hunt rider in Team Sky kit who assaulted fellow cyclist in Lancashire1 year 2 weeks agoDid the rider have a inhaler

    Did the rider have a inhaler too? got to complete the look....

  • Police hunt rider in Team Sky kit who assaulted fellow cyclist in Lancashire1 year 2 weeks agoScoob_84 wrote:full kit

    Scoob_84 wrote:
    full kit w@nker

    yeah maybe it's my age but I'm with Rule #17 on this.

    Rule #17 // Team kit is for members of the team.
    Wearing Pro team kit is also questionable if you’re not paid to wear it. If you must fly the colors of Pro teams, all garments should match perfectly, i.e no Mapei jersey with Kelme shorts and Telekom socks.

    Though I have to say I'd end at the first full stop.

    ie
    Rule #17 // Pro Team kit is for members of the team.

  • Police hunt rider in Team Sky kit who assaulted fellow cyclist in Lancashire1 year 2 weeks agoA cyclist in the UK wearing

    A cyclist in the UK wearing Sky kit, wow, that narrows it down a bit Nerd

  • Joanna Rowsell talks body image: "being as skinny as possible isn’t necessarily healthy"1 year 2 weeks agoQuote:Positive encouragement

    Quote:
    Positive encouragement is great, bullying isn't -

    And when does encouragement become bullying, very easy to encourage a bit too much, if that makes sense.

  • Froome and the Inhaler1 year 2 weeks agoHi everyone, i got a blister

    Hi everyone, i got a blister from going hiking in the wrong socks, just thought i would let everyone know, just for transparency Wink

  • Criterium-du-dauphine stage 61 year 2 weeks agoI son't think I have had

    I son't think I have had anyone in a breakaway for a couple of months now, if ever.

  • Police hunt rider in Team Sky kit who assaulted fellow cyclist in Lancashire1 year 2 weeks ago"It was not reported whether

    "It was not reported whether the Team Sky jersey in question is the current Rapha version, or its adidas predecessor."

    And of course without that vitally-important information there's not much that can be done to investigate further. Thinking

  • Rapha launches 220-mile (in a day) Manchester to London Challenge charity ride1 year 2 weeks agoHmmmm, good on Rapha for

    Hmmmm, good on Rapha for partnering up with a charity, but can they explain why the entry fee is £150....

    It looks like a normal charity sportive to me, so is it just Rapha ripping the arse out of it again or is there a specific reason for that price.

    The £150 entry fee includes:

    220 miles of hard British riding (free)

    Full support from fundraising tips and ideas to roadside mechanics on the day (normal on a charity sportive)

    Fully signed and mapped route (normal)

    Four feed stations (normal)

    Training rides in the north and south based out of our Cycle Clubs (they run club rides anyway)

    Limited edition North and South Caps (normal for a charity ride to get some branding)

    SO...is this where the cost comes in?

    Pre-ride party at the Cycle Club in Manchester*
    Access to the Lee Valley VeloPark on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

  • Cycling could help reduce £10bn annual diabetes bill say MPs1 year 2 weeks agoYeah, calorie in, calorie

    Yeah, calorie in, calorie out, is ignoring the second law of thermodynamics. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC506782/

    The make up of the food you eat, how it is digested and what processes are needed will make a huge difference. Not to mention, when you eat the food.

    My view with carbs is that it has been over-simplified. People assume it means we should avoid all carbs. Fact is, people eat too much carbs. But, our bodies rely on carbs, just not as many as we are all consuming. Christ, I just saw an add for a double layer pizza on the tv. Hidden carbs though probably a worse problem with things like modified starch, added sugar and the like in just about all processed foods.

    Some pretty good advice here
    http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20090323/7-rules-for-eating

  • Rapha launches 220-mile (in a day) Manchester to London Challenge charity ride1 year 2 weeks agoInteresting date choice, same

    Interesting date choice, same as the Deloitte Ride around Britain event, I would imagine the same demographic would be interested in both?

  • Criterium-du-dauphine stage 61 year 2 weeks agoSprinty one I

    Sprinty one I reckon

    Kelderman
    Froome
    Roelandts
    Arndt
    Demare
    Pozzato
    Alaphilipe
    Vorobyev
    Gougeard

    No-One in the break

  • Criterium-du-dauphine stage 61 year 2 weeks agoWhere's Tommy V?

    Where's Tommy V? Crying

  • Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 2 weeks agoDon't care what people wear,

    Don't care what people wear, would rather see an overweight person on a bike in lycra than sitting on the couch getting bigger. Good for them, good for society.

  • Froome and the Inhaler1 year 2 weeks agoBored of this now. As with

    Bored of this now.

    As with everything in life there are numerous viewpoints ranging from fully supportive and trusting to negative and looking for cheats.

    Unbelievable rumours of conspiracy do nobody any good.

    Anyway i gotta go. The aliens are coming to take over the world and Elvis is playing a farewell gig in Bournemouth.

  • Shimano Groupset but which Range?1 year 2 weeks agoI very much doubt it has a

    I very much doubt it has a 'series' groupset on it.

  • Cyclist’s naked toilet stop in field drives Yorkshire farmer potty1 year 2 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:That's

    OldRidgeback wrote:
    That's nothing, try using an old and not very long drop in a developing country where you can see the rat holes all around the entrance and when you look down, there's Mr Ratty twitching his shit covered whiskers.

    Oh, I appreciate fully that there are far, far, worse facilities to use, however I doubt in a developing country you got to witness the utterly absurd image of Mr Ratty crawling over a shining white iPhone (or even some whining shite's iPhone) amongst all the jobby. It's more the juxtaposition of all the items that people nowadays hold so very dear like phones cash, drugs etc in a huge pit of effluent.

    Initialised wrote:
    A mate of mine fell in them at Glastonbury one year!

    Go on, what had he dropped/lost?