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About alexholbrook

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  1. alexholbrook

    Men's bike shorts

    I've got a couple of pairs of DHB Aeron Speed bib knicks. I find that they're good for a couple of hours of riding. Roughly $100 so that's alright in my eyes.
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    Best time to wake up is 6:27

    Is it odd that I don't sleep well at all when the moon is near full completion? Struggle to get 6 hours of sleep a night when it's like that?
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    taren in kona

    I've never liked him. He tends to be so self absorbed and thinks that he's an expert everything but the worst is on nutrition and strength based training. Like seriously pal, leave it up to those who are accredited. The whole promotion of training tools erks me as well. But then again, people who promote products on instagram even though they aren't payed by those companies also irritates me. If you're payed and given the product for free then be my guest. But when you're an age group that plugs/tags a bike company, running shoes, nutrition etc. it just kinda just comes across as being desperate.
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    Cycling Jerseys - show me what you've got

    Some of the FENN stuff looks good. I'll definitely look into it.
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    Cycling Jerseys - show me what you've got

    Hi all, I'm in need of some new cycling jerseys for summer. I've got a few Jaggad jerseys that I got in sales that I've absolutely loved, but I thought I'd update the wardrobe. I've been looking around, but $150-$190 for a jersey is a bit excessive. Has anyone got any decent go to jerseys that won't kill the bank account like some brands do.
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    PBK Shipping

    Does anyone know if PBK has improved their shipping since the problems that were occurring a few years ago. Thanks Alex
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    Chain lube

    I'm using squirt for both MTB and road. I find that squirt doesn't last as long in dusty conditions on the MTB.
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    Lower Back Tightness

    Hi all, On the Monday that's just been I've suffered from some lower back tightness. I woke up on Monday morning literally having to get dad to help me out of bed. I hadn't really done much other than swim all week prior due to water polo finals coming up, so there's not a chance that it happened while riding a bike. It feel like there's pinching in the thoracic region of the back, meaning that it pinches when I try to reach my toes or pick up anything of the ground. I can still swim and run, although I road the MTB yesterday morning and had to pull up after about 50 minutes. My question is, would I be best to see a physio or as someone suggested from work, maybe a chiropractor would be best. I've tried some massage from the masseur that I see every fortnight and there was no alleviation in tightness. Also, my strength work is quite solid at the moment. 3-4 gym sessions a week, except for the week before this happened. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Alexander
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    Any benefit from strength work/lifting

    FB, my year 7 pdhpe classes know when it's time to shutup and stop adding fuel to the fire better than you do.
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    BMC Job

    Tie both of these together and you wonder why the store has a relatively high turnover of staff (well at least the reviews state that).
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    Running iPods

    I knew it was always going to happen as some people just can't help themselves. In regards to ipods, Ivr been using an iPod shuffle for a the past few years. I love it but I know that they're discontinued so getting a replacement when I kill this one will be difficult. There is however a device called Bemighty. Give it a Google and the website should come up. Basically it's connected to your Spotify account and you download the playlists at home and can then listen to them without your phone needing to be in range. It also has an AUX port for normal headphones but also has Bluetooth capabilities. You do however have to have Spotify premium, so it does add up over time. However, Spotify is all I use these days so it'll most likely be my next purchase. Hope this helps with your initial question though.
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    Cycling kits. What's yours and why

    I've been in Dhb stuff for a little while now. The bibs are good but definitely not the nicest bibs I've worn. Currently have a few Jaggad jerseys which I absolutely love. The designs of the current stuff on sale doesn't really tickle my fancy but I'm hoping that they bring out some new designs soon.
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    Running iPods

    FB, As the Customer said, people aren't trying to attack you. You have a different opinion to others, and others will agree with you. Running with music is something that I enjoy. I run on trails in Wagga which most people don't use other than the people houses that back onto it, so I very rarely have to worry about being in someones way. Music makes me happy and it's an interest of mine. I can't play an instrument, but I'm always in awe of those that can play music instruments and play music . I don't take selfies while riding, in fact, I hardly use instagram anymore and you probably use it more than I do. I find it actually quite annoying when people take their phones out and take a selfie while riding given that it's against the law for drivers to do this. Hey, we agreed on something. Isn't that great.
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    Running iPods

    Ditto Goughy. The time I spend exercising is time I spend in my own little world. It let's me destress, refreshes me and gets me going for the day ahead. Listening to the iPod while running is generally listening to new music that I discover on the net, or listening to a podcast. It's a good way to kill two birds with one stone.
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    Taking a break

    I'm kinda open minded about breaks. I take them when I need them, although I still keep swimming. Even if it is just to jump in for 1km to just roll the arms over plus Water Polo has taken over things a little bit, but I still love it. Although, I'm looking forward to 2018. Landed myself a dream job here at home in a bloody good school, so I'm keen to see how to balance this teaching and training thing 😂