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Re: Cycling
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2010, 08:02:02 AM »
I bought a mountain bike in Halfords for 150 and I just wear a tracksuit bottoms and a jersey with ordinary runners, you don't have to spend big at all IMHO

I started back cycling about 4 years ago, bought the 150 job from Halfords also. Didnt know would I continue to cycle so didnt spend very much. Last year I upgraded to a 300 bike from Halfords, huge difference. If you continue to like it I would consider upgrading at some point, also if you are just on the road make sure you dont get those big mountain bike tyres, there shit for the road. I'll keep an eye out for you, if you hear someone shouting your only a Laois bollix, that will be me!
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #46 on: April 07, 2010, 09:13:15 AM »
Pints, you mentioned an mp3 player, and no one has mentioned it since. That seems a bit daft, how do you hear traffic coming from behind you? ???

Use your eyes as well as your ears.
Dont wave in and out onto the middle of the road.
Motorists normally dont try to knock cyclists down, so you shouldnt have to worry.
Dont play the ipod at full blast - you should be able to hear both traffic and music.
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2010, 09:44:05 AM »
I bought a mountain bike in Halfords for 150 and I just wear a tracksuit bottoms and a jersey with ordinary runners, you don't have to spend big at all IMHO

I started back cycling about 4 years ago, bought the 150 job from Halfords also. Didnt know would I continue to cycle so didnt spend very much. Last year I upgraded to a 300 bike from Halfords, huge difference. If you continue to like it I would consider upgrading at some point, also if you are just on the road make sure you dont get those big mountain bike tyres, there shit for the road. I'll keep an eye out for you, if you hear someone shouting your only a Laois bollix, that will be me!

Just started back cycling a few months ago , got myself a Kelly's bike must say i'm delighted with it can't believe how light it is , the tyres on it are bigger than a racing bike but smaller than a mountain bike. i'm doing about 15 miles most evenings and find it a great stress realease hoping to build up the mileage and do the gaelforce challenge this year 
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #48 on: April 07, 2010, 08:10:22 PM »
Pints, you mentioned an mp3 player, and no one has mentioned it since. That seems a bit daft, how do you hear traffic coming from behind you? ???
sure if I was in the car with the radio on I couldnt hear the traffic behind me either
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #49 on: April 07, 2010, 08:20:42 PM »
just after doing 30 mile spin tonight with the headphones on, cycling for a couple hours with no one to chat to or no music would do my head in
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2010, 08:25:40 PM »
just after doing 30 mile spin tonight with the headphones on, cycling for a couple hours with no one to chat to or no music would do my head in

You should get a iPod or mp3 player to go with them headphones, it's far better when there is music coming through them
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2010, 08:32:21 PM »
feck i knew something was wrong, i must be the only one on here who does not own a ipod or iphone
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2010, 08:36:07 PM »
feck i knew something was wrong, i must be the only one on here who does not own a ipod or iphone
I dont own either of them, never liked them ipods - simple mp3 player is far handier. Though I'm thinking of getting another one because I dont think mine has very good sound. the last one I had was some job but it stopped charging after about 5 years. may it RIP.
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2010, 10:57:36 AM »
Have a 70 mile charity ride this Sunday, Birmingham to Oxford. If there is no one around to update the spreads comp you will know why.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2010, 11:37:51 PM »
Hope it doesn't rain!
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2010, 12:06:32 AM »
Have a 70 mile charity ride this Sunday, Birmingham to Oxford. If there is no one around to update the spreads comp you will know why.

What has been your longest training run maddog?
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #56 on: June 22, 2010, 12:21:28 AM »
Anyone doing the Belfast to Dublin maracycle thing at the weekend?


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Re: Cycling
« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2010, 08:16:18 AM »
Have a 70 mile charity ride this Sunday, Birmingham to Oxford. If there is no one around to update the spreads comp you will know why.

What has been your longest training run maddog?

52 so far Orior. Im hoping that the fact that its in a group as opposed to slogging alone will see me home the last few miles. Looks like its going to be a scorcher as well.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #58 on: June 28, 2010, 09:17:36 PM »
If anyone here did do the maracycle, then they are keeping very quiet.

http://www.cooperationireland.org/files/CyclistTimes.pdf

The race went right past my parents house on the Portidown to Newry towpath  :o
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #59 on: June 28, 2010, 09:18:38 PM »
If anyone here did do the maracycle, then they are keeping very quiet.

http://www.cooperationireland.org/files/CyclistTimes.pdf

The race went right past my parents house on the Portidown to Newry towpath  :o

By the way, in the words of master Bart Simpson esquire, I didnt do it.
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