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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: February 12, 2021, 12:43:35 PM »
With this filthy weather and the covid restrictions, im considering this Zwift lark. 
   Anybody using Zwift and would you recommend it?
        What set up do you have? And what trainer would you recommend.
        Apart from the initial costs what are the costs of membership?


Bennydorano will be able to answer you better however in my own limited experience its a case of either Zwift or i don't get out until weekend. If the weekend weather is crap then you dont get out at all. So a god send i find. I've the Tacx Flux which compatability wise once was sorted with an Apple Tv everything was hunky dory. If like me are a glasses wearer it is so much better hooked up to a big TV. The tablet or phone is a bit of a strain. Zwift contains some set training programmes as well as lots of routes around London, Yorkshire, Watopia, New York, Innsbruck and the trainer will adapt to any hills in it to give you a real feel of gradients etc. One thing i do find is that as the bike is in a much more rigid position you can get sore behind and wrists much quicker than you would on the road. So to counteract this you can buy an expensive rocker plate or you can come up with a home solution like a pair of old trainers under the legs and some bubble wrap. Ahem.
Glad I'm not the only one finding the wrists get sore when zwifting.

I've been using it the past few months, followed a few plans and joined a few of the events, enjoyable and can be addictive. Equipment wise I've a Tacx flow (basic smart trainer), speed and cadence sensors. Casting my phone to the TV works well.

General discussion / Re: Premier League 20/21
« on: January 14, 2021, 08:08:54 AM »
I'd expect the Thurs-Sunday football to fire a spanner in the works for Utd, unfortunately.

General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: September 08, 2020, 03:09:26 PM »
Got a lend of a turbo trainer for some indoor use, any recommendations for good plans to build up leg speed/strength or do I invest in a zwift sub and follow the plans on there?

General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: September 08, 2020, 08:44:39 AM »
Any suggestion for a lap top for first year student - looking to get one as it looks as if learning/homework etc. is only going one way now!!

Just a basic one for the school work etc.

Types, prices and where are they best deals etc. all welcome.

Chromebook may be a good option for this, my eldest has one for the exact same reason.

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Centre of Excellence
« on: August 15, 2020, 06:25:47 AM »
Rather than start a new thread.

Has any of your clubs installed a rebound wall? Any recommendations for suppliers/installers?

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: July 21, 2020, 08:37:09 AM »
Is there many on here involved with club nurseries? How have ye handled the return to play with this group? Are parents allowed to hand around?
They actually have to stay
They complete the health questionnaire for the child so they must accompany them onto the pitch. We get them to hold the child's bottle and stat along the fence or sideline
It's up to them to keep 2m between themselves and other parents

We make them sit in their cars during training. They can put the window down if it's not raining.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: July 20, 2020, 01:33:40 PM »
Is there many on here involved with club nurseries? How have ye handled the return to play with this group? Are parents allowed to hand around?

General discussion / Re: D.I.Y
« on: July 15, 2020, 01:29:39 PM »
I've finally cracked and agreed to strip two rooms of wallpaper. It's been there 16 years +.
1. hire a machine...I've read it can take lumps out of wall
2. Spray water and some washing up liquid on to paper leave soak and start scraping.
3. Leave well enough not an option
Please help

use a steam machine

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 09, 2020, 08:40:32 AM »
I've a brother with flights booked from Finland into Dublin and then plans to travel home to Armagh, has anyone any idea what the story is with the 2 week isolation period can he do that at home or does he have to book somewhere in Dublin to do it? He'd be travelling with his partner and 2 young kids which is stressful enough at the best of times. Is there any update on the defined air bridge countries that was talked about so travellers from certain countries would be exempt for the isolation period?

General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: July 06, 2020, 05:02:16 PM »
See the local Primary school getting a delivery of Portacabins. I can recall getting a bit of ridicule for suggesting Portacabins as a potential route out of the social distancing conundrum. ???
Which school Benny - CBS?
If so numbers for the Bunscoil starting Sept are enough for 2 Rang 1 classes, could possibly be preplanning for future demand.

General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: June 18, 2020, 04:48:28 AM »
Any recommendations for a decent printer for the house?

General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: June 07, 2020, 08:24:15 AM »
Silly question but why do you need a license?

General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: June 06, 2020, 09:54:34 PM »
Got the bike hut one today it'll do rightly

General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: June 06, 2020, 12:03:40 AM »
I've a pair of Shimano spd 520 pedals on and the left one is making a clicking when pressing down. I've seen on YouTube I can strip the pedal and fill it with gear again.

Question - what type of grease should I be using?

General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: May 26, 2020, 09:21:42 AM »
I've a couple of weak internet spots in the house and I'm looking at using a WiFi extender to help boost the signal. Has anyone used these before? Any recommendations?

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