Cycling 2011

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Cycling 2011

Post by Double Drop » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:34 pm

Hopefully by creating a thread about it I'll actually shame myself into going out and getting on the bike again. Plus the clocks go forward this weekend so I'll have no excuses.

I've lost a stone and a half already this year, so hopefully finally getting on the bike again will drop a few more pounds off!

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Re: Cycling 2011

Post by cozza » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:35 pm

I intend to do the same once the clocks go forward - I bought an old Raleigh racing bike last year for a tenner and have been tinkering in the garage over the winter - have now converted it to a single speed courier style bike with straight bars (I think the kids call them 'hipster bikes' or 'fixies') - looks well sweet .. bought bits and bobs off ebay dirt cheap - been a great project!!

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Re: Cycling 2011

Post by samson » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:08 pm

I'm planin to buy a bike tomorrow, where i live now is only about 1-2 miles from a fishing lake that i have membership on so hoping to use the bike most days to go down there so i get to go chill out and go fishing but get some exercise as well, well thats the plan anyway!!

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Re: Cycling 2011

Post by safe » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:16 pm

i have an awesome bike and never ride it. that and my webbed toes are the two things i'm most ashamed of in life.

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Re: Cycling 2011

Post by jp72 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:45 pm

I enjoy cycling and for the last fortnight have been doing ten miles every lunch time at work. What kind of bike have you got Safe by the way?

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Re: Cycling 2011

Post by safe » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:52 pm

it's a carrera vulcan mountain bike:

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_165499

with a different saddle, since the carrera saddles are a bit crap.

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Re: Cycling 2011

Post by Matt Clarke » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:57 pm

What's a cheaper bike that would be good for riding around a wood track or park pathway? i.e. not road.

If the summer comes, there's some nice places I've seen others riding bikes. Might be nicer than doing it in the gym.

(actually all I really want to do is get on the tight lycra in public)

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Re: Cycling 2011

Post by Double Drop » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:07 pm

Matt Clarke wrote:What's a cheaper bike that would be good for riding around a wood track or park pathway? i.e. not road.

If the summer comes, there's some nice places I've seen others riding bikes. Might be nicer than doing it in the gym.

(actually all I really want to do is get on the tight lycra in public)
The Carreras from Halfords are pretty good spec for the price.

If you're in doubt join the BikeRadar forums and check the stickies.

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Re: Cycling 2011

Post by meatpie48 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:41 pm

had to sell my cube race last year to make the mortgage payment. However, I am on the hunt for the 30speed 2011 edition

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Re: Cycling 2011

Post by pineappletribe » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:58 pm

cycling ftw! :D clocks have moved... as have the wheels on my bike this weekend... quality :D

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Re: Cycling 2011

Post by oz » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:41 pm

I go on exercise bike most nights do around 10 miles in half an hour, is this any good?

Do this then press ups and some weights, been doing this for around three years, in between five-a-side.

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Re: Cycling 2011

Post by Matt Clarke » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:58 pm

oz wrote:I go on exercise bike most nights do around 10 miles in half an hour, is this any good?
It's better than me, I can only manage to do it for 10 minutes on a difficulty level of "7" I've no idea what that means or what the actual distance I've managed before my ass goes numb.

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Re: Cycling 2011

Post by oz » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:04 pm

Ditto, no idea what is going on my LCD but must finish before it goes beep beep beep.

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Re: Cycling 2011

Post by jp72 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:07 pm

oz wrote:I go on exercise bike most nights do around 10 miles in half an hour, is this any good?
If you could do this on the road it would be pretty impressive! (The record for ten miles is about 18 mins 30!) :-D

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Re: Cycling 2011

Post by Matt Clarke » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:08 pm

I'd expect most gym equipment to be in metric, maybe it was 10km (6.2 miles)

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