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Mateusz Sobanski

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  1. Hope you get well Kenny. Look after yourself
  2. It was a positive meeting even with some differences of opinions. Also thanks to David McCormac for organising the training talk. It's been so long ago. Just after last year AGM.
  3. I have a 520 and for what I need it for it's fine. Navigation is very basic. 520+ has a longer lasting battery. 820 offers turn by turn navigation I think a few members have the 820
  4. I'll be there. Route looking interesting. Some new sections 🙂
  5. Hi all, I have Castelli shorts (not bibs) for sale is size Large. All black, bought in late 2018 to train on a turbo in winter but find them too tight (Castelli sizing). I've used them maybe 3 times. As new condition. I'm looking for £50
  6. Hi all, Starting times are 8.30-9.30 for LONG route, and 8.30-10.00 for SHORT and MEDIUM. Anyone still looking for transport?
  7. I will cycle to Large with the two rings but will need to split and return home solo. I will see you all at 8am
  8. I've spent 2 days cycling in the area 12 years ago. Spectacular scenery, strong headwinds 😁 Do you always drive up and down Mark?
  9. You don't need to ride hills to be good at hills. If you're really struggling for a bigger cassette if your rear mech allows for it. Sign up for Training Peaks account. It's free. Link it to your Strava account. Training Peaks will from your rides calculate the an-aerobic HR threshold. It helps with further training. You can ride hills just below the anaerobic threshold HR for a good while if you're used to suffering. That's where the next part comes in. In your training start with 1 minute at an-aerobic threshold HR. Comfortable cadence, 85-95rpm. Recover but don't let your HR fall too much. About 2 minutes to start with should be plenty. Repeat 5 times, rest 6 minutes, repeat 3 times the whole block. With warm-up and cool down it's best part of an hour. Some cadence drills, 60-70 standing to build strength or 80 seated, first for a minute then extend. How long you do it for depends on the nature of the climbs you want to conquer. Shift down two or even three gears and you can do it wherever you ride. Gym strength training helps a lot. Squats, dead lifts, leg curls, glutes, CORE. I could give pointers regarding safe technique. Because we're all probably riding at different power it's difficult to stay together and train effectively outdoors. Thursday evening, Dark Ring ride, might be good for it. We have a loop in Hillington so very close.
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    Hi James, what's included in the 105 and Ultegra groupsets? How much would you like to get for both?
  11. My wife is impressed with your drawing skills Derek. Decent job 👍 The file could also be clipped in the JOINING THE CLUB part of the forum
  12. I got a polo shirt, size medium in grey. Its a good fit and quality polyester. I was disappointed that Pactimo doesn't offer it in cotton. I'll have to wear it over some vests or long sleeve base layer as I don't like the feeling of polyester against skin. I also got a zipped softshell with a good in black, size medium. From the first time I touched it and tried on I was in love with it. Softer than a jacket, slightly stiffer than a fleece. Warm, windproof, water resistant (for now). It's got two zipped hand pockets and zipped chest pocket on the right. Pockets are warm. I suffer from cold hands all the time and the insulated pockets are a blessing. The fabric is like a ducks back. It sheds water droplets easily. Today it was -2*C, windy day on the golf course and with a cotton Polo and Merino jumper underneath I was warm. The only minor negative would be the zipped which could be of a better quality (YKK). And maybe if the inside of a good was Velo Green... Edit: A drawstring at the bottom would be nice too. And I wouldn't mind not having the option to unzip the hood. 😁
  13. Hi all dark riders. Anyone brave enough to embrace the wind is welcome to meet me at 7pm at the Abbey for a few laps of Hillingdon estate. Lights, mudguards, helmet, spare tube, pump, tools, energy gel just in case. Did I forget anything?
  14. Aidan, in your absence tonight just copying. Hope you don't mind. Last Minute Dark Ring Fast Bunch Hillington Loop tonight  Leaving the Abbey for 1900 sharp LIGHTS ARE ESSENTIAL Segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/16225918 1915 Meeting Spot Google MapsPin: https://maps.google.com/?cid=4190942552704653003