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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    I was at the Glasgow transport museum last week, they have the 2 bikes Graeme Obree got the hour records on, they look like they have been put together by someone who can't weld.
    They were. He was definately one for form over function.
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    Anyways, there was a little quote that he went for the starfish training method on a home built training bike, cycle as hard as you can as fast as you can until you are a starfish next to the bike. I liked that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    not so much manshack & house taking up all my time but will get back to it later in year.
    You need to turn the manshack into a gym....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    You need to turn the manshack into a gym....
    already in hand, it will have a cross trainer / cycle in front of the projector screen so I can do the boring conf calls or watching movies standing & sweating.
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    You need to turn the manshack into a gym....

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    already in hand, it will have a cross trainer / cycle in front of the projector screen so I can do the boring conf calls or watching movies standing & sweating.
    One of these on a Turbo Trainer?

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    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    'sit and spin' is what I was told by somebody who does this pretty seriously. Apparently the ideal cadence (that's how fast you pedal) is 90rpm, though I find that tires me out too much. So yes use the gears and change down as soon as it starts to get hard. That's what I do.

    BTW this guy overtook me up a hill and said "raise your seat dude and you'll climb better". He was right. I've now got the seat about an inch and a half above where Halfords said it should be and I'm finding hills a lot easier.


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