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For Sale - Pinnacle hybrid bike
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Hi all,I have for sale my Pinnacle Meanstreak 1.0 hybrid bike, medium size (5'6" - 5'10"). It is in good condition, as can be seen from the pictures, and is currently fitted with Kenda Kwick Roller…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Bick Oct 3, 2014.

Touring with 28 spoke wheels
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Hi all,Just looking for an opinion. I am hoping to go touring again soon an I am considering using some 28 spoke wheels. The reason being that they have much better hubs, they freewheel noticeably…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darren Cash Jul 29, 2014.

Japanese Bike Parking

Just saw this on BBC Click, looks pretty smart to me.Short version;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOokxGbyufMLonger version (in にほんご);…Continue

Started Nov 16, 2013

Four cyclists killed and three fighting for life in hospital inside eight days on London's roads
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Just saw this and thought it might be of interest to some:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John K Nov 28, 2013.

 

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Week 5 - Racing to race day

I’m still undecided about whether or not I will compete in triathlons this year, I’m still training for it just in case I do decide to give it a go. I completed my 2km swim last week in the usual sort of time, it’s difficult to improve the pace when the pool is busy as you often have to overtake people (or get overtaken). Consequently, getting a clear 80 lengths can be a challenge and is reflected in the time taken. You don’t usually suffer from this problem when swimming outdoors and is just…See More
Mar 10
ian robathan commented on Lucas's blog post Training Week 4 - 19 Days until Spring / 5 Weeks until Race Day
"Love the Virb, got the go pro and think I made a mistake ! "
Mar 4
Lucas replied to Andrew George's discussion Helmet cameras
"For a cheap option, this is worth a look. It's £40 on Ebay, you may even find it for less elsewhere. It does 1080p at 30 frames per second. Here's a…"
Mar 3
Lucas replied to Andrew George's discussion Helmet cameras
"Sorry, I should said written Tony Hawk's Action Camera. He was a professional skateboarder. As in this guy; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hawk "
Mar 3
Lucas replied to Andrew George's discussion Helmet cameras
"Yeah, I know what you mean. I have a Tony Hawks Action Cam and, whilst they say that it records video, the results look more like a badly put together jigsaw puzzle. I tried to make it work a few times but to no avail and eventually gave up. "
Mar 3
Lucas replied to Andrew George's discussion Helmet cameras
"I've painted go-faster stripes on the camera now so that should make a big difference. On a more serious note, I have nothing against the Go-Pro. They are just as good if you don't want a screen to see what's being recorded, gps,…"
Mar 3
Lucas replied to Andrew George's discussion Helmet cameras
"I've had a little go with the camera, I'm impressed with it and I think that it is worth the price if you don't mind spending £140 on a camera. Here's a clip from my blog that shows what it's like when riding at night.…"
Mar 2
Lucas posted a blog post

Training Week 4 - 19 Days until Spring / 5 Weeks until Race Day

As expected, this week has been a bit lighter with respect to training. I went to Wales for a Spa break, which by its very nature isn’t intended to be filled with strenuous exercise. There have been a couple of rough days too, those were not in the plan. I have missed a target, but whilst there is progress I’ll not complain too much. I’ve got a new camera which I intend to use primarily on the bike, it has some pretty cool features. We’ll get to thase in a bit. Bobbing AboutAlthough there was a…See More
Mar 1
ian robathan commented on Lucas's blog post Training Week 3 – Rolling back to 2013
"I looked at that one but decided on the vector more for ease of use, seen some interesting data esp on climbs"
Feb 23
Lucas commented on Lucas's blog post Training Week 3 – Rolling back to 2013
"Hi Ian, I use a Powertap from Cycleops. The principle is the same though, the cadence is detected from the natural torque spikes caused by the application of force to the pedals. I used to have a speed and cadence to this bike but I removed it once…"
Feb 22
ian robathan commented on Lucas's blog post Training Week 3 – Rolling back to 2013
"if you have cadence stars for the PM do you use a garmin vector then ?"
Feb 22
Lucas replied to Andrew George's discussion Helmet cameras
"Thanks for the heads up! Ordered, delivered, just need some less we weather to try it out. I'll post something up when I have so that you can all see what you think. Cheers, Lucas "
Feb 22
Lucas posted a blog post

Training Week 3 – Rolling back to 2013

Training week 3 complete, it’s been productive again. Still undecided about competing in Triathlons this year, I’ve been training for them just in case I decide to do some. In any case, the training only helps to build general fitness which certainly isn’t a bad thing for racing on the bike. Lying DownI had a target of swimming 8 km this month, this week I surpassed it. In 6 sessions I’ve covered 10 km in the pool, slowly increasing my speed with the intention of perhaps becoming quick enough…See More
Feb 22
Lucas replied to Philip Eddington's discussion Mad March Hare
"If he is already fit he will be able to do it with pacing. It would be useful for him to get a bike soonest though, I suppose he wouldn't be overly excited to find his teething problems 25km into a 114km ride. As for the bike, I have a Triban…"
Feb 22
ian robathan commented on Lucas's blog post Training Week 2 - The legs work!
"they are if you don't get the rubbish premium Garmin one !! (got the previous version) FTP is only a marker, I use trainer road indoors and outside the garmin vector.  It is because I am lazy to swap it between bikes !! However what…"
Feb 20
Lucas commented on Lucas's blog post Training Week 2 - The legs work!
"That's a good resting HR. I use the HR monitor for all of my running and cycling. I think that the combination of the HRM, power meter and cadence sensor works really well. Some people believe that it's all about measuring the power since…"
Feb 20

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Week 5 - Racing to race day

I’m still undecided about whether or not I will compete in triathlons this year, I’m still training for it just in case I do decide to give it a go. I completed my 2km swim last week in the usual sort of time, it’s difficult to improve the pace when the pool is busy as you often have to overtake people (or get overtaken). Consequently, getting a clear 80 lengths can be a challenge and is reflected in the time taken. You don’t usually suffer from this problem when swimming outdoors and is…

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Posted on March 10, 2015 at 0:00

Training Week 4 - 19 Days until Spring / 5 Weeks until Race Day

As expected, this week has been a bit lighter with respect to training. I went to Wales for a Spa break, which by its very nature isn’t intended to be filled with strenuous exercise. There have been a couple of rough days too, those were not in the plan. I have missed a target, but whilst there is progress I’ll not complain too much. I’ve got a new camera which I intend to use primarily on the bike, it has some pretty cool features. We’ll get to thase in a bit.

 

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Posted on March 1, 2015 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Training Week 3 – Rolling back to 2013

Training week 3 complete, it’s been productive again. Still undecided about competing in Triathlons this year, I’ve been training for them just in case I decide to do some. In any case, the training only helps to build general fitness which certainly isn’t a bad thing for racing on the bike.

 

Lying Down

I had a target of swimming 8 km this month, this week I surpassed it. In 6 sessions I’ve covered 10 km in the pool, slowly increasing my speed with the…

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Posted on February 22, 2015 at 20:49 — 3 Comments

Training Week 2 - The legs work!

Second week of training, there is progress.

 

Thanks to improvements in the weather I have been able to stay dry when out on the bike, I wouldn’t have missed out on the training if it was raining but it is nice to at least be dry. I have been doing a mixture of rides, incorporating some hills (although nothing major since we don’t have massive climbs in Birmingham) and a 10 mile TT training effort. The highlight of the week for me though was a training session at the…

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Posted on February 15, 2015 at 22:36 — 3 Comments

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