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  • Watch out HarryB…….

     mr-marty-martin updated 12 years, 1 month ago 6 Members · 18 Posts
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  • Gunner

    Member
    30 November 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Watch out Harry, there’s a new kid in town and he’s called Grant……. 😉

    Out with Grant today for 2 hours Harry, and his training is certainly paying off, he’s managing to maintain a good pace and has certainly changed his mental attitude to the hills, he’s attacking them now, he certainly took me by surprise today.

    You’d better kiss that “tenner” goodbye 😆 😆 😆

  • K88MUD

    Member
    30 November 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Nice one grant……keep it up.

  • HarryB

    Member
    1 December 2008 at 7:44 am

    Ha ha ha. Good to know the incentive scheme is working and he’ll be getting good advice and encouragement from you Gunner. It really is nice to hear it’s going well Grant. I think he’s going to be a really good rider. Once the spring comes he’ll be really motoring and I’m looking forward to getting out with him.

    However, my money is safe.

    The indoor training is going really well. Most days I’m doing two sessions (one on the rowing machine and then on the turbo). Did 2hrs 30min on turbo on Saturday ave watts 238. Sunday did two hours 10 mins while I watched the footy. Legs are shredded.

    I’d rather be doing proper cycling but there’s no way I’m going out in this weather.

    Oh, and I’m down to my competition weight of 75kg (11st 10lbs) and will get even lighter in the spring.

    Listen up guys. The money is safe.

  • Gunner

    Member
    1 December 2008 at 6:49 pm

    “Listen up guys. The money is safe.”

    Famous last words………..

    😆 😆 😆

  • hugo15

    Member
    1 December 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Did 2hrs 30min on turbo on Saturday ave watts 238. Sunday did two hours 10 mins while I watched the footy.

    Hours hours plus on the turbo!! That’s some mental effort to get past the boredom.

  • HarryB

    Member
    2 December 2008 at 6:49 am

    Did 2hrs 30min on turbo on Saturday ave watts 238. Sunday did two hours 10 mins while I watched the footy.

    Hours hours plus on the turbo!! That’s some mental effort to get past the boredom.

    Hugo, I have a Tacx i_magic thing. Makes a big difference. Still boring though and much tougher on the arse then being out on the road.

    Most of my training at the moment is done on the rowing machine. Over 200,000 metres last month. Now that is fricking boring.

  • grant

    Member
    2 December 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Hugo

    to be honest i really quite like been on the turbo must be 👿

    really i do i enjoy it most when i have had a hard day at work . 😀 😀 😀

    really want one of those i-magic trainer set-ups .

    maybe next winter

    after i get my new bike 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • Gunner

    Member
    2 December 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Although I haven’t used mine so far this end of the year, I must agree that there is definetely something about the turbo, not so much in fitness terms, that’s fact, but in the mind over matter stakes.

    I certainly think that the way you approach turbo work can have a big impact on how you ride.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    2 December 2008 at 9:05 pm

    ive got one thing to say to you ‘turbo lot’…

    loose the stabalisers and get on some rollers 😉 😆

  • HarryB

    Member
    2 December 2008 at 9:11 pm

    ive got one thing to say to you ‘turbo lot’…

    loose the stabalisers and get on some rollers 😉 😆

    I’m afraid that rollers are next to useless as a training device. No resistance. The number of watts you are pushing out is negligible. Only way to use them is pushing big gears and that won’t really help with technique.

    IMHO of course

  • hugo15

    Member
    2 December 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Well you guys have shamed me into getting on the turbo. 45 minute session tonight. Quite enjoyed it in the end. Think the hardest think for me is getting off the sofa and going in the garage. It was flippin’ cold in the garage though 🙂 .

  • HarryB

    Member
    2 December 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Hugo

    to be honest i really quite like been on the turbo must be 👿

    really i do i enjoy it most when i have had a hard day at work . 😀 😀 😀

    really want one of those i-magic trainer set-ups .

    maybe next winter

    after i get my new bike 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    Grant, got mine off ebay. I bought a Tacx Flow and then got the Fortius upgrade kit. I couldn’t use it last year as I use Apple computers and it isn’t compatible. recently bought a £300 laptop just to use for the Tacx. Best money I’ve spent in ages.

    It’s amazing how much I’m using it. Twice today in fact. And a hard rowing session in between. Bit of a bugger this full-time athlete status

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  • HarryB

    Member
    2 December 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Well you guys have shamed me into getting on the turbo. 45 minute session tonight. Quite enjoyed it in the end. Think the hardest think for me is getting off the sofa and going in the garage. It was flippin’ cold in the garage though 🙂 .

    Too true. All those years of running annd I still shudder when I think of the winter nights going out and doing ten miles or so in horrible weather. The hardest step is the one out of the front door

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    2 December 2008 at 9:23 pm

    they do offer restiance like… 😕

    the realy expensive rollers dont offer much, but the come with resistance units anyways. and rollers are much much much more intresting…

  • HarryB

    Member
    2 December 2008 at 9:28 pm

    they do offer restiance like… 😕

    How?

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