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How good has technology been for sport. 

Just discovered how good apple watches are, then there is zwift, then yesterday I was looking at coach video's in slow mo taken on a phone re form. where the athlete can see what the coach previously couldn't explain.  then you have websites like DC rainmaker where you can read reviews to 10 decimal points, they are so detailed.

Really is the promised age. Gee's it good when I look back on old school stop watches and see where its gone.

 

 

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If it gets people exercising and keeps them engaged then it’s a good thing. 

 

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1 hour ago, Cottoneyes said:

Breathe FB, and remember you don't need to respond

I know that you probably mean well. 

 

But why target him? 

 

More than one person here is a techno phobe of sorts. 

 

But yes, when I read the title I immediately thought that it was a troll thread started to stir up one person and one person only. 

 

Cheers 

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34 minutes ago, Go Easy said:

What's 'technology'...???  :huh:

It's the difference between the steel bike you had prior to the purple Apollo before you upgraded with the cube. Then throw the trek into the mix and your almost not a technophobe. 

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1 hour ago, FFF1077 said:

I know that you probably mean well. 

 

But why target him? 

 

More than one person here is a techno phobe of sorts. 

 

But yes, when I read the title I immediately thought that it was a troll thread started to stir up one person and one person only. 

 

Cheers 

Dont think I've done a  troll post on here ever, certainly have taken the piss though and called a spade a spade which can make people uncomfortable with alternate views. 

Genuine post on how good the world has got techno wise. Not even sure who FB is but guessing fitness buddy ??   Happy to read a link on whatever im allegedly channelling.

The worlds just got way cool, that I can paddle with dolphins, track where I paddled and have footage of the dolphins, combined with hitting daily exercise minimum targets and not even having to think about how much to do, its just done for you.  

Then I watched some coaching yesterday, with slow mo apple filming from a phone, just insane re correcting technique. 

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And with all the technology the long standing British men’s marathon record was only broken yesterday.

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3 minutes ago, CootaGC said:

And with all the technology the long standing British men’s marathon record was only broken yesterday.

think as a whole people are softer which results in less drive.  think herb elliot would have won the next six olympics or something with his 1960 time.

 

Id hate to think how good an elliot, clarke or thomas would have been with todays technology.

 

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1 hour ago, Go Easy said:

What's 'technology'...???  :huh:

That's putting a battery into something.... and suddenly your rear light starts working.

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10 hours ago, willie said:

It's the difference between the steel bike you had prior to the purple Apollo before you upgraded with the cube. Then throw the trek into the mix and your almost not a technophobe. 

You know way too much about me...  😆.   You are also correct!

8 hours ago, IronmanFoz said:

That's putting a battery into something.... and suddenly your rear light starts working.

Yeah ok, I guess it's good for something...  Although, I haven't trained in the dark for years!

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11 hours ago, FFF1077 said:

More than one person here is a techno phobe of sorts...

I am not...   Well.. maybe..  :shy:.

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51 minutes ago, Go Easy said:

..  Although, I haven't trained in the dark for years!

Wasn't there something to do with a cow?? :wink1:

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12 hours ago, willie said:

It's the difference between the steel bike you had prior to the purple Apollo before you upgraded with the cube. Then throw the trek into the mix and your almost not a technophobe. 

My 1st bike I ever bought was a purple Apollo Vitesse (back in the 90s) - $389. Sensational bike for the price. Add a pair of white clip-on tri bars and I was the ducks guts.

 Image result for apollo vitesse

Thanks for the memory.

FM

 

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Example of technology that has helped

lights: dynamo, battery, big battery rechargeable, USB rechargeable

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26 minutes ago, AA7 said:

this has potential on the MTB for long stages, takes the question of did i just loose some air when riding tubeless on rocky ground.

maybe a bit fragile in that application with how it sits.

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2 hours ago, Flanman said:

My 1st bike I ever bought was a purple Apollo Vitesse (back in the 90s) - $389. Sensational bike for the price. Add a pair of white clip-on tri bars and I was the ducks guts.

 Image result for apollo vitesse

Thanks for the memory.

FM

 

Shifters on the down tube, leather toe straps, plastic spoke guard inside the cluster....

Is that 6 or 7 gears, Flannie?

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16 hours ago, roxii said:

If it gets people exercising and keeps them engaged then it’s a good thing. 

 

Agree.

Though when people feel like they can't do a session or into the sport without it, it's not so good.

Remember running to an old girlfirend's place back in the early '90s. Arrived in shorts, sox, shoes and sweat.

Her flatmate was putting on compression knicks, running-specific shirt, brand-name cap, heartrate monitor, watch, ear phones and music, stretching for 30 minutes....all to run 5km around the local streets. Didn't ever race. Wasn't a regular runner.

Felt like saying "Dude, it's only running. Just get out the door."

 

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3 hours ago, Flanman said:

My 1st bike I ever bought was a purple Apollo Vitesse (back in the 90s) - $389. Sensational bike for the price. Add a pair of white clip-on tri bars and I was the ducks guts.

 Image result for apollo vitesse

Thanks for the memory.

FM

 

Fishers Ghost Cycles?

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1 hour ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

OK for tubeless, but will add extra time if having to change a tube or singles due to having to take the valve core out.

Thats why I use solid tyres. Takes extra time if I flat on pneumatics.

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