Cycling


#402

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Don’t know what’s in that article but on the subject

I was pretty sceptical last year when the shenanigans around Wiggins and the high use of ‘legal’ drugs and TE’s for allergies amongst the Pro Peleton broke. Seemed a bit odd that the proportion of riders on this stuff is way higher the the general population. Then;

Having had a shitty winter of sinus issues and cold after cold I finally went to the Dr in the spring. Symptoms described then diagnosed as chronic inflammation of the sinus caused by allergy. Not something I’d ever been particularly bothered by in the past. When I told her I cycled she immediately replied ‘there you go, outside on the roads in amongst all the potential allergens you could want to meet’. The basic conversation went, one begets the other. I was prescribed a steroid nasal spray and it cleared in a week.

With the Pro’s out there all the time it turns out it’s not so big a surprise after all that a high proportion have allergy issues.

Having said all that I’m sure some sale closer to the wind than others.


#403

Tony Martin not a happy man


#404

He has a point.


#405

Tom Fordyce on Froome


#406

Bitches be fightin’


#407

Meant to say there are very good Sufferfest training videos on Strava that you can access as your a premium member.

Ideal for roller work :+1:


#408

Doing this.

http://www.golazocycling.com/Tour_of_Cambridgeshire/Mellow_Velo_Ride_Tour_of_Cambridgeshire.php


#409

30 mins on the rollers yesterday

@defride I doubt I’m up to attempting a bottle yet- I had a few hairy moments just flicking from the time to heart rate screen on my garmin :stuck_out_tongue:

…but that’s good…scope for improvement means it’s not a waste of time.

@spacehopper cool, I’ll check that out. I think it’ll be a while before I’m comfortable doing the rollers in the living room heheh


#410

I can only manage an hour on them as I get so bored although they do give you a good workout.


#411

I got myself a Tacx Vortex and a couple of videos. Not the cheapest, but keeps me interested.


#412

Opinions on Eagle 12 speed geareset? Friend of friend who owns bike shop has offered one of these for wifey inside original budget -

https://www.racecouk.com/product/cube-access-ws-c62-sl-29-2018/


#413

#414

1x12, blimey!

I have a SRAM XX1 (1x11 speed) set-up on my full-suss. If the build quality of that is anything to go by, I’m sure the Eagle will be good stuff.


#415

Can’t comment on their mtb grousets but I really like SRAM road bike groupsets and have it on my three bikes. I’ve put thousands of miles into them without any problems including full winter riding.

I like the idea behind the no front mech it’s one less thing to go wrong tbh.


#416

She now has this bike being prepped in black and blue frame colour :slightly_smiling_face:


#417

Ah the old - think of your original budget and double it :joy:


#418

Well played, you’re going for the old ‘I’ll get you some pedals for your birthday luv’ wheeze. :+1:


#419

Under a grand :slightly_smiling_face:


#420

Nice looking bike :+1:


#421

Result - a lot of bike for the money :+1: