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  1. *bump* So, I'm still not comfortable on my TT and have a fairly basic question. If the saddle position of a TT is "up and forward" in comparison to a roadie, and I wanted to get my TT into more of a roadie position with regards to saddle and crank position, I think it makes sense to go "down and back". This would keep the hips open? Does this make sense or am I completely off the mark? I ended up putting the saddle up on the TT bike, but my quads have steadily been getting more and more fatigued. I haven't ridden the TT in a few
  2. Amsterdam city was not levelled in the war, although it is pretty level!
  3. In Amsterdam they have a saying - If a bike fell out of the sky and fell onto a car, it would probably still be the car's fault
  4. "Visualization" of Rotterdam bike course released. Where's the line between technical and dangerous? Or are we spoilt in Australia? I'm going to assume 2018 will be better.
  5. There is evidence that a high score in highly trained athletes is not necessarily that bad - The calcium deposits in the arteries are denser and less likely to break off... Read this the other day...
  6. Totes! Had an awesome race and did way better than expected. Just didn't know anyone to come and have breakfast or beers with. Might meet you all in time! :-)
  7. Mishca

    Calf Cramps

    What they ^^^ all said. Salt and electrolytes are rarely the reason for cramping - it's normally neuro-muscular. Are you pointing your toes when you swim or do you relax you feet and ankles and let them flop? Try and relax your ankles next time in the water and see if that helps (???)
  8. Are you sure? Can you point me to where that info is? I thought it was just first in the National Championships and first 3 in the series? Or are you referring to Kona? Or how it should be?
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    I've been making cordial jelly. Stinks when making it. Thankfully not so.much when.set and eating it. I'm doing one a day and will continue until the container is empty. I'll report back then with my n=1 anecdotal evidence...
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    Right, so I've decided to try this and will have a jelly made with one teaspoon of gelatin every day. How long should I wait to see a difference? BTW, I tried glucosamine tablets for about 2 months and found zero difference - still had a crunchy, grindy knee...
  11. I'm gonna give it a go! If I get it, cool, if I don't, a great excuse to travel and do/see something different.
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    But it does take more effort. Bored@ clearly mentioned effort. Sometimes training is a place for people to zone out and to not have to think about it. Not everyone wants to "reach their full potential"...
  13. I've done 3 sessions on the new fit. I know it's not a lot but I'm having the same issues each time. Today I decided to ride a little easier and concentrate on the lower part of the pedal stroke and really trying not to use my quads. The quads felt fine on the bike, but I then went for a run and they were really fatigued. My HR wasn't very high, but I just couldn't get the pace I normally do. Can you guys extend your leg fully and lock your knee on the bike? I can, but only just and my heel is right down... Edit to add: What are the negatives to rocking hips? (Queue the jokes, hit me
  14. You guys were helpful before when I was looking at new wheels for my new P2, so I'm hoping you might be able to give me some more bike advice. I've had a bike fit on my new steed and I trust the guy who has done it. When I was on the machine, he did some analysis of my pedal stroke. I'm very strong at the top of the stroke (which he says is driven by my glutes & quads) but weak at the bottom (driven by hamstring & calf). With the new fit, I feel the saddle is quite low compared to what I'm used to and I feel squashed up, but this could just be s
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