using your HRM can be good if you train regularly to identify when you may be coming down with a cold so to take it easier.
So I rode in today with cleats for the first time and although I was probably over cautious and clipped in and out loads, it was really good and I didn’t fall over once or come close to falling over/forgetting I was clipped in.
Does your hip get used to that motion of clipping in and out? It felt a bit crampy on my hip when I did it.
Also if anyone has anywhere that has good sales on, pls let me know. I need new thermal leggings, maybe a top and definitely a helmet.
Power meters are SO EXPENSIVE and only worth it if you’re thinking about racing imho.
I ride with a HRM (when I remember, forgot yesterday ) and it’s really great to see yourself improving with a decreasing heart rate over time. At the pinnacle of my fitness my heart rate was so much lower, it’s back up a bit now. One of the weirdest things when riding with one, imho, is discovering how hard it is to get your heart rate up when doing back-to-back long days of riding.
I am afraid I am not aware of this feeling - maybe your saddle is the wrong height?
look on http://www.bikebargains.co.uk/ - loads of Polaris stuff (though it’s not particularly stylish, okay for commuting though)
its just your ankle you twist isn’t it?
Maybe I’m over twisting and putting most of my leg into it?
i dunno but it feels a bit uncomfortable
I also find it really good for climbing - I am a shit climber and knowing I have a bit of “oomph” left and I’m not gonna die of a heart attack is dead good.
Having said that as my heart rate’s been a bit high recently I sometimes find that a bit disconcerting
Like I’M JUST GOING ALONG A FLAT WHY IS MY HEART RATE AT 94%???
is this super cheap then?
I’ll probably try a hrm. bit worried I’ll get obsessed by the numbers stuff tbh.
My GPS watch has a heart rate monitor, and I do find it useful for running, where I run at different intensities - less so for cycling.
you can use a little allen key to loosen the mechanism of the pedal if you’ve not done that already. may help
Yeah, looks it. I think there are accuracy issues when only using power on one side but not sure really.
This. With cycling i wear one but just to look at after rides and track performance over time (and for those sweet strava relative effort numbers). Running I actually look at it live and use it to manage my effort
Yeah I find hrm great on long climbs, when you can’t often tell how tired you are or how close to the limit on feel alone sometimes.
I thought I had them pretty loose but will try to loosen them a bit more.
oh also I think that only fits FSA cranksets
also review of the Dura Ace version is a bit pants @tricklenipple
oh phew, good looking out. that’ll stop me wasting money I don’t have on something I don’t need just because it’s a bargain.
“Price as reviewed: £649.99”
This is the most badly constructed sentence I’ve ever written, sorry
@meowington some rapha stuff on Wiggle for cheap, incl.:
I saw those but annoyingly I’m an M in Rapha I think.
I’ve gone for these. They’re probably fine?
I currently wear two pairs of leggings