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stimpo-and-kat

Member Since 20 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 06:18 PM
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In Topic: Cycling

Yesterday, 06:48 AM

Bjarne Riis founded Team Saxo, then sold it to Oleg Tinkoff who is a Russian oligarch. Riis remained as sports director. Tinkoff's money then paid for the signatures and contracts of two superstar riders ... Peter Sagan and Alberto Contador ... for this season.

The team has started badly this year, Riis has just been sacked. Team spirit is low, as evidenced in its performances this week in the Tour of Catalunya , Gent Wegelgem and E3 Herelbeke.

So now, the big three who were expected to mount a titanic rivalry in the Tour de France ... Contador, Nibali and Froome ... are all doing really badly in their races.


At least one will find some form. If not Nairo Quintana will be waiting to pounce. Could this be the year that Geraint Thomas finds his feet in a grand tour? TdF will be won and lost on the slopes of Alpe d'huez

In Topic: Cycling - From couch to 390km

24 March 2015 - 08:22 AM

Long distance is all about comfort. Get your bike fitted properly and get a saddle that you can sit in all day without any numbness. Gel padding shorts are a wise investment whatever the cost.

Don't try to push the speed, speed will come with comfort and fitness. Start the distance small and work up. To do around 80 miles a day in terms of fitness for three consecutive days you should be looking to be able to complete that distance on one day and not be tired after wards.

In Topic: 5K run on a treadmill

16 February 2015 - 11:03 AM

Yep. That's why when I go out cycling I try to stay off the roads and keep to the tracks and paths. I am lucky as there are plenty round here, I can can go for a 20 odd mile ride and only have to do about 4 miles of it on the open road.


Country lanes are mainly clear. We did 70 miles yesterday and barely came across cars once off the main roads

In Topic: 5K run on a treadmill

14 February 2015 - 06:33 PM

45 miles ridden today and heading to Cheshire Farm ice cream farm tomorrow. Give or take 75 mile round trip

In Topic: 5K run on a treadmill

13 February 2015 - 08:15 AM

+2lb this week (-8lb in 2015).


Time to get my act together.


I've piled about half a stone on in the last fortnight. Need to cut out the treats and put in some serious miles to burn it off before I go on holiday at end of the month.

Wife has been pretty unreasonable and said I can't take my bike on holiday but compromised at garmin